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
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