Wilmar Wikjord

Wil Wikjord

March 11th, 1942 - September 24th, 2020
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Wilmar “Wil” Wikjord Passed away on September 24 after a long battle with Alzheimers. Predeceased by his wife Corinne she will help guide him out of the confusion and anxiety of his final years. He will be lovingly remembered by His daughter Brenda (Kevin) Laupland and son Brett (Skye) Wikjord, grandchildren Elise Trevor Ayla and Trinity, brother Alfred (Marg) Wikjord, and sisters Joyce (Larry) Hupe, and Joan (Robert) Hooper.
Wil grew up in Northern Manitoba in a town called Cranberry Portage. His life was full of outdoors activities including hunting and fishing. He was a fishing guide in his early life and continued to fish right up until the end. He loved the northern Manitoba lakes. As a teacher and administrator for forty years in Medicine Hat he touched thousands of lives. His journey through the health care system these past years provided a glimpse into just how many students he taught as many past student recognized him and shared their special stories. He made many friends at the Connaught Golf Club,Senior’s Slowpitch, and the Medicine Hat RC club. He was a devoted member of All Saints’ Church and enjoyed being a part of the Stampede Board. He loved to travel visiting numerous places across the world. His bad jokes and teasing will be missed by all who knew him.
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If wished donations may be made in his name to the Alzheimers Society of Canada
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Terry Cooper

Posted at 02:06pm
Although Wil was unable to join us the last few years due to his disease Wil will long be remembered for his humour, hitting an extra ball when the first one was offline and mostly his famous comment “have you got lock jaw” whenever we wouldn’t give him a short putt. I always enjoyed his fishing stories and he had the photos to approve his fishing prowess. The attached photos were taken in 2014 when Wil was an active member of our group. I know Will will be looking down on us kindly as we “take those three footers” we never gave him. He was remarkable family man, enjoyed his grandchildren and will be missed by all of those who knew him.
Terry Cooper

Doreen Dotzler

Posted at 05:29pm
Dear Brenda and Brett and families,
We mourn with you the passing of your father Wil. His love of family, of life and learning, his joyous celebration in the beauty of creation, his deep appreciation of fellowship, his principled responses even in the midst of competitive endeavors -which he loved- have given us all richer and fuller life experiences. We have been deeply grateful for having known your father as a neighbor, friend, and colleague.
We remember fondly delightful outdoor skating parties on freezing cold days, ski trips to Montana, amazing school outdoor education experiences for Grade 6 students in Elkwater, many other wonderful school activities, as well as curling competitions, and other special times of fellowship with you both, with your father, and your mother, whose compassion, joys and gifts matched his. Our prayers, as we trust our mourning will turn to gladness. . . .
Doreen and Rodger Dotzler

Beverley & Ed Klippenstein

Posted at 04:04pm
Dear Brenda, Kevin & Family, Brett, Skye & Family,
We're very sorry to learn of Wil's passing. We have many great memories of the fun times that we shared with both your parents. Sincerely, Ed & Bev Klippenstein

joanne hamel

Posted at 11:22am
Dear Corinne and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Wil was our principal at École River Height's school when I worked there as a Grade One French Immersion teacher. He was a caring man and did his best during a challenging, transitional time at our school. His jokes were definitely "Bad Dad" jokes, the best kind!
Sincere condolences,
Joanne Hamel

David Forbes

Posted at 10:24am
We had fun working together on the Green Committee at the Stampede. My condolences to your family.

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