Arnold Feragen

Arnold Feragen

Arnold Feragen

1918 – 2015

After a valiant and long fought battle against old age, the family of Arnold Feragen announce the passing of “Grandpa” at the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at the age of 96 years. Arnold was born in Hay Lakes, Alberta on December 18, 1918 to his parents Ole and Sofia (neé Bakken) Feragen. Arnold will be lovingly remembered and missed by his son Ken (Sharon); 5 grandchildren: Trevor (Julie), Clinton (Lisa Rose), Shenoa (Travis Gislason), Clayton, and Whitney; and by 6 great-grandchildren: Owen, Karlee and Kendra, Hayden and Mia, and Damon. Arnold started his married life working the family farm in Hay Lakes until illness curtailed that endeavour. After a long recuperation Arnold moved his family to Red Deer where he worked for a short while. They moved east of Ponoka (where Gladys was born and raised). He worked for various farmers as a farm labourer. In 1959 he worked at the Ponoka Mental Hospital on the hospital farm for about two years. He later worked briefly for the town of Ponoka. Around 1963 Arnold started to work for Albert Stickel as apprentice plumber. He later obtained his plumbing ticket and worked for Stickel Plumbing until his retirement in 1983. Arnold spent many hours of his retirement at the Leisure Lanes Bowling Alley. He bowled in the golden age bowling league until a broken hip stopped him. Arnold’s greatest joy was his grandchildren whether he was watching them playing hockey or figure skating or just having them around. Later he was just as proud and entertained by his great grandchildren who also played hockey, lacrosse or danced. Unfortunately he never got to get to know his last great-grandson very well but he loved him as much as the others and got to hold him and be with him at Christmas. Arnold was predeceased by his wife Gladys on July 31, 2009. He was the last and longest lived of the eleven Feragen siblings. He was predeceased by his parents, two sisters and eight brothers. Since Arnold loved animals, whether it was the teams of horses he used to farm with, or dogs that he owned over the years or the two kitty’s he had as best friends for many years until his passing, any memorial donations can be made to the S.P.C.A. or donors choice in lieu of flowers. The family would like to thank F.C.S.S. for the years of care they provided that allowed Arnold to remain in his home for as long as he was able. Also we are thankful for the excellent care dad received at the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre. Thank you also to Dr. Bunting for putting up with Arnold’s “Norwegian stubbornness and humor” over the years. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, May 8, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at the Ponoka First Baptist Church with the Interment Service following later that day at the Zion Church Cemetery. To express condolences to Emile’s family, please visit www.womboldfuneralhomes.com.

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