Ira Wayne Hafso

February 8, 1957 - April 18, 2021
April 26, 2021 6 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

It is with great sadness that the family of Ira Wayne Hafso announce his  passing on April 18, 2021 

A famous writer once said “We make a living by what we get, we make  a life by what we give!” If that is true, then Ira made a great life.  Although Ira never had much for himself, he was always the first to give  and help others. 

Ira Wayne Hafso was born on February 8, 1957 in Vancouver, British  Columbia. He was the second of four children born to Kenneth and  Winnifred Hafso. They lived in Vancouver for many years and then  moved to run a fish hatchery on a farm in Tofield, Alberta. 

Ira worked many jobs throughout his lifetime but perhaps the greatest  to him was serving in his community. He was well known among the  Edmonton homeless population and will be remembered for driving  around the inner city in his yellow ambulance. Ira would graciously  hand out food, clothing and other essentials. It’s safe to say that Ira  lived his life for others more than himself. 

Although Ira never married or had children he was a beloved Brother,  Uncle, Community Volunteer and Friend. 

Preceded in death by his parents Kenneth and Winnifred Hafso. He is  survived by his sisters; Debra (Max), Marlene and Darlene (Keith) and  many nieces and nephews.  

In addition to serving the homeless community, Ira was also an active  member of the Victory Church. In his free time, he enjoyed repairing  and rebuilding computers. 

Forever loved and never forgotten. Rest in Peace.

  1. You were always so proud to introduce me to people when we were together. You also made sure to announce that you babysat me when I was a baby and had to change my stinky poopy diapers.
    I have so many fond memories of you Uncle Rocky, mostly from the farm.
    Thanks for teaching me (and allowing me) to cut the grass with the ride on mower. Although I’m pretty sure I saved you a ton of work! So… you’re welcome! Haha
    Thank you for waking up late some mornings so that I can beat you to the kitchen to use the leftover potatoes to make hash browns.
    Although we didn’t see eye to eye over the past year, I want you to know that I loved you no matter what. I didn’t get to say goodbye to you and for that I will forever hold some guilt.
    I’m still not saying goodbye though, I’m saying bye for now! Hugs to Nana & Papa. Rest In Peace Uncle, I love you.

  2. Truly one of the nicest people I have met. Ira was always able to make time for me,no matter what I needed help with. I will always remember his smile.
    Rest in peace my friend. Your work here is done and I count myself blessed to have known you.

  3. Last night we took you home Ira, you are now with mom and dad, you had to hop the fence but that wasn’t the first time you did 😂
    Rest In Peace big brother until we see you again ❤️

  4. Took you home last night, it was quite the adventure, I even made you hop a fence, LOL it was something you were use to doing as a kid, say hi to mom and dad, until we meet again Rest In Peace
    Love you

  5. It is with a heavy heart that I have learned of the passing of my long time friend, Ira Hafso. Ira was such a generous and special man. He was an active member of the Edmonton Centre Victory Church and did all he could for others. I am blessed to have know him and I celebrate his life. God Bless You, Ira! I send my sincere condolences to his family and all who knew Ira.

  6. Ira was a true friend of mine. We met through the Edmonton Center Victory Church. We shared a love of computers together. He was the hardware guru and I was the software geek. Ira was a wonderful kind soul and I shall miss his friendship. He has gone to a better place and I hope to meet him there again someday. Rest in Peace, my friend!

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