Wald – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Richard Theodore Wald on February 25, 2018. Richard (Boomer) was born in Berwyn, Alberta on January 16, 1963. He is predeceased by his young son Richard Allen, and his parents Ted and Joan Wald. He is survived by his loving wife JoAnn, his children Taylor and Jamie (Nick), sisters Rosalie (Danny) Wald and Donna (Duncan) Drader, nieces and nephews, and many extended family members that loved him like a son, brother and uncle. Boomer spent his early school years in the Brownvale and Grimshaw areas. He worked for various oilfield construction companies up north and later attended NAIT taking a pre-technology course. He was an avid hockey player, playing for the Grimshaw Huskies and later, rec teams in Brooks. Boomer moved to Brooks in 1986 to work for his Mom and Dad at the Shell Bulk Plant, which he later took over. In 1999, he again worked in the Oilfield construction industry in Alberta and Saskatchewan. After he became ill and underwent treatment, he began working for the City of Brooks as an equipment operator. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, reading, but most of all, being at home with his family. Boomer had a quiet, calm, way about him that put everyone at ease and he will be greatly missed by all. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 10 at 2:00 PM from Trinity Lutheran Church with lunch to follow in the Trinity Fellowship Hall. Rev. John Theiss officiating. Interment at Brooks Cemetery. The family would like to send out a big thank you to the amazing staff at the Brooks Health Centre. In memory of Boomer, if friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29th Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N2.
Cremation is entrusted to Smith Funeral Home Ltd. and Crematorium, Brooks.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to:
SMITH FUNERAL HOME LTD. AND CREMATORIUM
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