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1949 - 2023
Logan Clair Porter, beloved husband of Jane Porter (née Keeler), passed away unexpectedly in Barnwell on Saturday, May 13, 2023 at the age of 73 years.
Relatives and friends were invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, May 19, 2023 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. and at the church prior to the funeral service on Saturday, May 20, 2023 between 10:00 A.M. and 10:40 A.M.
The Funeral Service was held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taber Stake Centre, 4709 - 50 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. Burial followed at the Barnwell Cemetery.
Logan is survived by his loving wife of forty eight years, Jane; his children Clinton (Vicki) Porter of Dallas, Texas, Angela (Wade) Goertzen of Barnwell, Preston (Kristin) Porter of St. George, Utah, Benson (Christy) Porter of Barnwell, Candice (Brandon) Gibb of Barnwell and Nelson (Caitlyn) Porter of Barnwell, along with twenty six grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings Craig (Nancy) Porter, Shanon (Ross) Anderson, Afton (Dale) George and Ashlee (Larry) Jefferson; brother-in-law Barry Humphrey; father-in-law Joseph Keeler.
He was predeceased by his beloved son Donald Joseph Porter; parents Donald Lloyd Porter and Joyce Harris Palmer; sister Charmaine Humphrey and mother-in-law Katherine Keeler (née Allen).
Logan was born in Taber on August 13, 1949. He was raised on the family farm in Fincastle where he learned to value hard work. After high school, he served a mission in Anaheim, California for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which he always said was a pivotal time in his life. Logan obtained his private pilot’s license and also attended Ricks College and Brigham Young University. Following university, he moved back to Canada and went into the irrigation and sprinkler business with his brother Craig and later his brother-in-law Ron. He met his wife Jane in Medicine Hat, where they spent the early years of their marriage and which they often looked back on with fondness. In 1980 he moved with his young family to Barnwell where they have lived ever since. Logan bought his first piece of farm land in the late 80’s in the Taber area and returned to his love of farming. His greatest joy in his later years, besides his family, was his ranch in the Cypress Hills. Logan left a legacy of hard work, perseverance, love for his family and his faith. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him, especially his wife, children and grandchildren.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Logan’s name may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 100, 119 - 14 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1Z6 www.heartandstroke.com.