WALLACE, John Harry

Peacefully, on August 26,2022, Harry Wallace took his last breath and joined the angels in heaven in giving praise to our Lord.

Harry lived a full and adventurous life. He was forever young at heart, greeting life with joy. There was always a song on his lips and in his heart and he freely shared his beautiful voice anywhere including the Jumbotron at Rexall Place.

Sports were his life. He was a gifted athlete winning championships for boxing, diving, Old Timer hockey and a Jitterbug dance contest with Edna, the love of his life. He played hockey until he was 72. He coached his children and grandkid’s sports teams. He worked for Northlands so he could watch all the Oiler games for free! He had a special relationship with Kevin Lowe and Ryan Smith (his favourite). He even watched his kids so his wife could watch the games.

Harry was popular his whole life due to his easy and friendly demeanor. He accepted people as they were, without judgement. He was endearing. He spoke to anyone he encountered and very rarely called anyone by their “real” names, making pet names for them instead. It was his way of making people feel that they were special. He had a knack for that. You would walk away from an encounter with him feeling blessed, loved and better for the experience.

His family was everything to him. He loved being of service wherever he could lend a hand. His grandkids and great grandkids were his greatest accomplishment; and every single one of them felt the very special love he had for each of them. He shared his wisdom and encouragement freely with them; but his greatest love was for his beautiful wife; Edna, his number one fan and supporter. Together they created a truly remarkable legacy.

Harry was predeceased by his loving wife, Edna and his eldest daughter, Colleen. He will be cherished by his children, Pamela and Lindsay; his grandkids Jodi, Trisha, Benjamin, Lucas, Diane, Leanne, Quinn and Wyat; and great grandkids Jaydan, Tyson, Jamie, Vitaliy, Oliver and Jack.

A Celebration of Life will be held on September 10, 2022 at 11 am at Heartland Alliance Church 53105, Hwy 21, Sherwood Park, AB.

In lieu of flowers please make donations in Harry’s honor to Make A Wish Foundation www.makeawish.ca

Serenity Funeral Service – North Chapel
780 477 7500

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Susan Babych-Manchak

Dear Pam and Lyndsay and family. I was so sad to hear about your Dad – Mr. Wallace as I called him out of respect even when he would ask me to call him Harry – I just couldn’t. Those years he coached us in baseball were memorable . Then Dave and I liked to visit your mom and dad at the house; one of the kindest couples I have ever met – truly. I couldn’t make his funeral because I had to work unfortunately but Dave was there. He tried to talked to you both but you were surrounded by so many people. I just wanted to let you know that we both loved your Dad and will always cherish the memories we have of your whole family

Hannah Sliger

Harry was the most wise, loving, witty and generous man. He welcomed all to his family, even if you werent his blood, he never treated you as such, but instead with the most loving, admiration, possible. Gramps is such a special man, always doing crosswords with me, cracking up constant jokes, and always dropping words of wisdom when he found was appropriate. He always called me his little one (even though he was shorter than me), but i truly believe this is because he always saw the little girl in me- the one he met over a decade ago, and around him, i always did feel like that giddy little girl, trying to make my grandpa happy and proud of me, and he always made me know that he was. He made a huge impact on everyone around him and i am so beyond blessed for the memories i have with him. Love you forever Gramps.

Joyce & Barry Stewart

Lindsay, Pam, and families we are so sorry for your loss.
Your dad was one of a kind and there will never be another Harry Wallace.
Lots of good memories of him coming over with your mom and you guys as I was growing up. I can picture him carrying on as usual with his family up there. He certainly will be missed by all that knew him. Big hugs to you all

Rosanne Yurkowski

One of my favourite pictures is Uncle Harry walking my mum, Wally, down the aisle at her wedding. He was so handsome, her hero, she loved him and Edna beyond measure; they were her strength when Tony passed. A couple of months back he phoned, “Rose, is that you? “ a short chat then, “Ok honey, you take care.” Now a bittersweet cherished memory. The world is better because he lives on in his children and his grands and his greats.. I am so happy he lived.

Darrell Hutton and Belinda

Well one of my favorite men has gone. Harry holds a special place in my heart. When I first moved to Alberta he was always there if I needed a hand or some advice. I loved him dearly and he will be dearly missed. A true gentleman. Our thoughts are with you all at this time

Tyler Orcutt

I remember going over to Wyatts place for fantasy basketball and hanging out with his Grandpa in the basement while we did our drafts! He was always so involved and wanted to know what was going on. He would walk by and say something witty just to get us all laughing! Thats the kind of guy he was to me! Your family was truly blessed to have this man around and I know how much he meant to Wyatt and the rest of the family! Sorry for your loss but happy for the memories you have of this wonderful man!

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