1941 - 2021
Abram Wall, beloved husband of the late Dianne Wall, passed away in Taber on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at the age of 79 years.
As a result of the restrictions regarding COVID-19 and the government recommendations, a private funeral service was held at Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber on Thursday, April 1, 2021 with Shelly Bassett officiating. Burial followed at the Taber Memorial Garden.
Abe is survived by his daughter Rhonda Wall and son-in-law John Raca of Taber; his grandchildren Naomi (Shawn) Kempe, Joel (Kim) Wall and his great grandchildren Ivy, Michael, Nolan and Peyton. He is also survived by his siblings Mary, Ike (Louise), Betty (Dave), Aggie, Henry (Donna), Mary, Helen, Martha, Jake (Bonnie), Margaret (Clarence) and their families. He will also be remembered by Dianne’s siblings and their families.
He was predeceased by his wife Dianne and their son Mike; his parents John, Katherine and step mother Tina; his siblings Eva (John), Ernie and numerous other family members.
Abe was born in Swan Plain, Saskatchewan on December 13, 1941. Along with his parents and their large family, they moved to Taber when he was young. He left school early so that he could help to support his family. Abe worked hard to be able to buy the farm in Grassy Lake after marrying Dianne Odland, where they raised their children Rhonda and Mike. They were very proud of their farm. Abe’s greatest adventures were his winters in Whitecourt, working in the sawmills where he made lifelong friends.
After retirement, their enjoyment of golf and curling kept him and Dianne very busy year round. When they weren’t able to participate anymore, their love of the Toronto Blue Jays flourished.
In 2001, after Dianne became very sick, Abe became a dedicated caregiver, putting her needs before his own, except for the coffee shop ‘gossip sessions’. In 2015 he was diagnosed with dementia and could not continue to take care of Dianne. When it became difficult for him to live independently, he left his home to reside at Linden View where he won the hearts of the staff with his humour and contagious smile.
Abe‘s family would like to thank Dr. Armstrong for his care over the years. Special thanks also to the staff at Linden View who not only cared for Abe but also his entire family.