Obituary of Clifford Edward Felt
Clifford Edward Felt
(October 13, 1939 - August 28, 2020)
Clifford Edward Felt passed away peacefully at St. Mary’s Hospital in Camrose on Friday August 28th, 2020 at the age of 80 years.
Cliff was born October 13th, 1939 and was the youngest of ten children raised on the family farm just outside of Bashaw. At the age of nine, his family enrolled him in the St. Joseph’s Convent in Red Deer to attend school. He continued his education there until tenth grade.
He moved to Camrose in 1959 where he obtained his first job as an electrician with Wilson and Cassidy Electric. He continued his education apprenticing and studying eventually to become a Master Electrician. Cliff had the desire to built an electrical business known as Reyn-Felt Electric which eventually had offices in Camrose, Stettler, Edson, and Hinton.
Cliff met Gail Oberg in 1960 and after a short courtship, the two were engaged and married in 1962. Cliff and Gail raised a family of six children Anita (Jim), Murry (Carolyn), Patrick (Suzanne), Charlene (Chris), Sandy, and Michelle.He was a proud grandpa to twelve grandchildren Adam, Matthew (Cassie), Hayley, Kristen, Kennedy, Joshua, Justin, Amy, Geordan, Jack, Julia and Nicolas.
Those of you who knew Cliff’s story knew he celebrated two birthdays. The day he was born and the day he had his lung transplant. He was going on seventeen years post-op of his transplant and was very proud of that. He was a fighter to the end. He will be remembered for his love of fishing, woodworking, an enormous laugh, and smile and of course Molson Canadian beer.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife Gail; children Anita (Jim) Kupka of Camrose, Murry (Carolyn) Felt of Calgary, Charlene (Chris) Andrew of Red Deer, Sandra Weatherall of Edmonton, Patrick (Suzanne) Felt of Rocky Mountain House, and Michelle Chahor of Calgary; twelve grandchildren; brothers James (Edna) Felt of Lacombe, and Gordon (Alice) Felt of Calgary; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Clifford was predeceased by his four sisters and three brothers.
A private family service was held. The funeral mass will be live-streamed at 11:00 am, Thursday, September 3, 2020 on the St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church website https://stfxcamrose.caedm.ca/ (scroll half way down the home page). Also, a recording of the funeral mass will be made available on the St. Francis Xavier Church website https://stfxcamrose.caedm.ca/ (on the home page under the menu option "recorded masses").
If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Clifford's memory may be made to the University of Alberta Transplant Program or to the Palliative Care Unit - St. Mary's Hospital.