Graham Dyer Widlake
It is with great sadness that the Widlake family announces the passing of Graham Widlake, in the morning of December 31st 2020 at the age of 44 years. Graham will be lovingly remembered by parents Gerald and Shirley, and 4 brothers: Jonathan, Shane, Justin and Cameron.
He had hundreds of friends. Special people in his life included his niece Savaya.
Graham was born in Calgary, on July 15, 1976. He lived in St Albert since 1981. Following high school at Bellerose High (St Albert), he earned Journeyman Status as a welder through N.A.I.T. He worked for the Boilermaker’s Union, as well as on his own, principally in energy related positions.
Graham’s passions included body building, enjoying the outdoors, camping, swimming and boating, cooking, and generally having a lot of fun!
He had a sensitive heart and would generously help others when possible. He also followed Biblical History through many television documentaries.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude for all healthcare workers & Doctors at St Albert Sturgeon Hospital ICU who cared for Graham.
A virtual service will be held in the future. A celebration of his life will be held in the summer.
Condolences may be shared through Trinity Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be directed to a charity of your choosing, or to the Sturgeon Hospital.
“The Journey Home”:
There’s a path that leads to a turn in the road, and we each must travel there,
Where the father waits to take us home to the shelter of his care…
Where happiness and peace and joy replace the tears and pain,
And our loved ones rest in the arms of God to sweetly live again.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this tragic time. Reach out to those that love you – we are all here for you.
I was so very sorry to read of Graham’s passing in the Gazette. Many years ago my son Tom used to play with Justin and Cameron. I always loved having your boys around. Big hugs to your entire family at this most difficult time.
Shirley, Gerald and Family. My sincere condolences for your loss of Graham. While I didn’t know him directed I did know him through all those night shifts worked with Shirley on Medicine at the Sturgeon Hospital. It seems he grew into a fine man. Take care.
I am saddened by the tragic loss of Graham W. He was passionate about everything he did, I think, and imagine that he was, anyway. I played hockey with him on several different hockey teams and went to school with his brother, Shane. They thought I was weird, but, I don’t care, cos that is life and I’m not a success story. I just wanted to give my regards to his parents, and to the brothers, as well. His parents were always very kind to me and I just feel badly for them. I am not sure how else to express this feeling of grief since…. aw. I have PTSD, so, I just get angry when people I knew or know die, because I just don’t know how to deal with grief, emotionally, that is.
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