Obituary of David Wold
David Marvin Wold
(October 28, 1940 - October 8, 2018)
David Wold passed away at the Louise Jensen Centre in Camrose on Monday, October 8 (Thanksgiving Day) at the age of 77 years. David was born at St. Mary`s Hospital in Camrose on October 28, 1940, to parents Walter and Agnes (Saltvold) Wold. David was raised on farms at Donalda, Ohaton and Meeting Creek. David was baptized November 17, 1940 in his grandparents’ home. He was confirmed in his Christian faith at Messiah Lutheran Church. David received his early education at Horicon, a one room school near Ohaton. He later attended Sifton School and Camrose Lutheran College. After high school, he graduated from the Canadian Lutheran Bible Institute in 1962 and also attended Prairie Bible Institute in Three Hills.
David was a natural caregiver. He began his 32 year career as an orderly at the Ponoka Mental Hospital. He then worked at Deerhome in Red Deer before becoming a nursing orderly at the University Hospital in Edmonton. During his tenure at the University Hospital, he took a leave from 1974-1976 to work in a hospital in Pakistan, operated by the World Mission Prayer League.
After his retirement in the mid-nineties, David returned to his home in Camrose where he continued his life of helping others. Among his acts of service were driving seniors to medical appointments and playing piano for chapel services in various seniors’ residences.
During these last few years when David needed more living assistance, he continued his love of playing the piano, and played for the enjoyment of his fellow residents at the Bashaw Lodge, Rosealta, and at “Lilac” in the Louise Jensen Centre. David had an avid interest in family and community, and until recently could remember birthdates, anniversaries, and details of important events, covering several generations. Losing our family historian is like losing a library.
David was predeceased by his parents, Walter and Agnes, brother Kenneth, sister-in-law Sylvia, and nephew Barry. Left to cherish his memory are his brother Ralph (Rita) and his nieces, nephews and their families.
In Ken’s family: (Brenda) Wold; Bradley (Courtney), Mackenzie and Sierra; Darcy (Emily), Isabel; Jamie (Katrina), Owen; Stefanie (Brian Schultz); Karen (Bob) Mingo; Ashley (Dale) Martin, Chase and Ryder; Jeffrey (Melissa), Mia and Myla; Wendy (Brian) Reinke, Justin and Shaconna; Leann (Calvin) Lehman, Larissa and Riley. In Ralph’s family: Kristian (Karen) Wold, Arik; Mark (Charlene) Wold; Anna (Stewart) Morgan-Wold, Isaac.
David also leaves to mourn many cousins and their families. He was a beloved uncle, devoted to family, and he was a generous and thoughtful friend.
A Funeral Service was held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, October 19, 2018 from Messiah Lutheran Church with Rev. David Eriksson officiating. Inurnment has taken place in the Ferry Point Cemetery.
If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions are gratefully accepted to CLBI.