Alick McArthur

Obituary of Alick Edward McArthur

Alick Edward McArthur

(February 25, 1945 - February 13, 2024)


Alick Edward McArthur of Kelsey, Alberta, passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at the age of 78 years.


Alick was born February 25, 1945, into the loving home of his parents Edward and Mary McArthur who lived on the family farm near Bawlf.  He attended Bawlf School from grade one to twelve and after graduation worked full-time on the farm. 

On July 27th, 1968, Alick married Loveigh Williams and they resided on the family farm. Alick and Loveigh worked hard, raised a family and had a successful livestock and grain farm. Throughout his life, he balanced raising a family and managing the family farm. When Alick wasn’t working in the fields, he was working for the elevators moving grain from its annexes. In 1969, Alick and Loveigh opened their home to help his sister, Jean, raise her son Tim. Alick was blessed with two children, Donald and Judy, born on September 6, 1972 and December 18, 1975.

When he wasn’t farming Alick enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping. He always enjoyed playing cards; especially Whist. After retirement, Alick became intimately involved with the Bawlf Senior’s Club and became quite apt at floor curling, and even made it to the Provincial finals! Other hobbies included repairing starters and alternators, appliances, and even zippers! But his biggest joy was spending hours meticulously weeding his garden; Alick likely hilled enough potatoes to feed the entire community of Camrose!  

In January, Alick visited the doctor because he was having pain in his shoulder and becoming weak.  And within two weeks it was determined he had cancer throughout his body and a large tumor on his liver. Within the next week, he was admitted to the hospital and quickly succumbed to his illness. At the end, he was constantly surrounded by family and friends and was always so grateful for their love and affection. Just recently before he passed, he was honored by receiving the century farm award, celebrating 122-years on the family homestead.
He will be lovingly remembered by his son Donald (Cheryl) and grandchildren Ian and Sonja; daughter Judy (Roy); his partner Barbara; his sister Jean (Ed); nephew Tim (Melissa); and brother-in law Neal (Yung).  He will also be missed by numerous family and friends, especially from his Bawlf senior’s group. He was predeceased by his wife Loveigh; his parents Ed and Mary; and his sisters Tiny and Mildred. 

Alick will be sadly missed with loving memory by all who knew him.

A Funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 22, 2024 from the Bawlf Lutheran Church officiated by Rev. Calvin Skriver. 

If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Alick's memory may be made to Alberta Cancer Foundation.


Funeral Service

11:00 am
Thursday, February 22, 2024
Bawlf Lutheran Church
Hanson St
Bawlf, Alberta, Canada
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