May 14, 1933 – March 20, 2020
With saddened hearts, the family of Herb Perry of Ponoka, Alberta announce his passing on Friday, March 20, 2020, at the age of 86 years old.
He leaves to mourn his three daughters: Marlene (Mike) Leroux, Linda Perry, Donna (Art) Paradis and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, sister Yvonne Perry, sister in laws Marlene Perry, Agnes (Clair) Lundstrom, Ellen MacMannes, brother in law Ken (Lucille) Straarup, numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife Anna Perry, brothers Ralph and Ken and brother in law Tommy Straarup.
In his early years, Dad had been in western AB and in B.C. logging.
He had been yearning to drive truck and through the years hauled logs, then bought his own gravel truck and for years he loaded his shack in the truck box, his home away from home, and off he’d go, wherever the work took him. Mom and us girls would take care of the animals, birds and gardens while he was away.
In that time, Mom & Dad bought a few acres and lived there until they invested in farmland. Dad then decided to stay at home and farm full time, as being on the road most the time took it’s toll. He then sold the gravel truck and became a full time farmer until retirement in 1990. He burst with pride when he could take those grandkids on his tractor and talk extensively of many life stories, as the kids listened on. His love of fishing took him to many lakes, any opportunity with whoever was willing thrilled him.
Over the years he had some major medical setbacks but never ever slowing him down.
For years they rented the land out and were able to travel, spending many winters in Yuma, AZ.
At this time, Wombold Funeral Home will hold Dad in care, until which time we can hold a Celebration of Life.
Memorial tributes in memory of Herb Perry may be sent to Northcott Care Center, 4209-48 Ave Ponoka, AB T4J 1P4
Or Call Tosha at 403-783-4764 to deliver
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