Wesley Gordon HORVEY


It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Wesley Gordon Horvey of Rolly View, AB on April 15, 2019.

Wes was born to Gordon and Joan Horvey on November 17, 1952 at Cabri, SK. Wes was raised on the family farm at Cabri, along with his brothers, Russel, Gary, Bert, Lyndon, and sister Katherine.  The family had a mixed farm where Wes’ father Gordon raised purebred Galloway cattle.  Grain farming, showing cattle, fishing, and spending time with siblings and cousins on the farm were a big part of Wes’ childhood.  After high school, Wes attended the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, graduating in 1974 with a degree in Agriculture, specializing in Animal Science.  Upon graduation, Wes was hired as a feed sales representative for Federated Cooperatives, Ltd. at Edmonton, AB, where he worked his entire career, retiring after 41 years.  Wes lived in the city for many years, but continued to enjoy the outdoors by going on fishing, motorcycle, and ski trips with his friends and brothers.  He moved to Rolly View in 1991 when he fulfilled his life-long dream of buying his own farm, and in the family tradition, started raising his own herd of Galloway cattle. Wes married Audra in 1993 and had two sons, Dustin and Wyatt.  Wes enjoyed his life on the farm, and also valued spending time with friends and family.  When he wasn’t working on his farm, he enjoyed fishing trips, camping with friends, attending the boys’ sporting or 4-H events, and welcomed friends and family to hang out around a campfire.

Wes is survived by wife Audra, sons Dustin and Wyatt, siblings Russel (Cheryl), Gary (Debbie), Bert, Katherine (Kevin) Marshall and Lyndon, Mother-in-law Rena Moulton, Brother-in-law Greg (Renee) Moulton, as well as many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.  Wes is predeceased by his parents Gordon and Joan Horvey, father-in-law Dale Moulton, brother-in-law Garry Moulton, and nephew Blake Moulton.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, April 25, 1 P.M. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Rolly View.

Donations in Wes’ memory are gratefully accepted to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Rolly View, or the Alberta Cancer Foundation/Cross Cancer Institute.

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St. Paul's Lutheran Church

30- 49402 Range Road 234,
Rolly View, AB, T4X 0Y1, Canada

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Jody Tondell

Wes was a co-worker, mentor and friend of mine at Federated Co-op. I was selfishly sad to see him retire and even sadder to hear of his passing. Only last month i called Wes to ask for some advice about a feed related issue I was dealing with. I received a practical and sound answer based on many years of experience. There was a reason we called them “Wesisms”. Very sorry for the loss of your Husband and Father and a
Good Friend.

Sarah and Dale Godson

Our sincere sympathy to Audra, Dustin, Wyatt and all of the Horvey family. We’ll cherish the memories of Wes singing and playing guitar at the campfire. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.

wayne and joanne halwa and family

we are all so very sorry to hear of Wes’s passing. Our deepest sympathies to Audra boys family and friends

Bev and Don Rennie

It brings such sadness to lose Wes; a cousin that brings so many memories. It is said that when you are young your cousins are your best friends and in our case that is so true. The best time of our lives was going to the farm to hang out with all of those boys. I always admired his quiet yet determined manner, his gentle way of including the twins without saying a word and not being influenced by anyone.

One of my favourite memories is when all those boys got into trouble for doing something and all those boys stood there to get their spanking by Auntie Joan except Wes, she had to chase Wes around the farm yard trying to catch him and the whole time he had that great grin on his face as he was running away from her…I just can’t remember if she ever caught him. Rest In Peace Wesley, and may your positive energy live on through all you loved.

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