Cole, Arthur Glen

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Arthur Glen Cole
1928 – 2023

Arthur Glen Cole was born the eldest of four children to Glen and Hilda Cole in 1928 at the very first Coronation Hospital.

From an early age he helped on the farm, catching the end of the horse and plow days and the start of using tractors. At 19, he rented his first two acres of land.

He attended SAIT University to be trained in industrial farm equipment and agricultural practices. By the time he married his late wife Myrtle Cole (Risto) in 1958, Art had a few more acres, a growing feedlot, and most of a house built.

Together they raised four children, who in turn gave them 16 grandchildren and 23 and counting great-grandchildren.

Art had a strong faith in the Lord and a dedicated church life, though he shared he felt closest to God in nature.

After 50 years of farming, Art spent the latter part of his life volunteering, travelling and providing a home for foreign students.

Art was a firm believer in living in the moment. No matter what stage of life he was in, he was content and worked hard to make the most out of every situation. Known for his quick wit and humour, Art was always making people laugh.

He will be missed by his surviving family; sisters Gwen (Albert) Scheffelmaier and Evelyn Leskiw; sister-in-law Diana (Watson) Cole and sons Kurt (Lynn) Cole, Carson Cole, Dwight (Bonnie) Cole; son-in-law Bob Webber, and all his grand and great-grandchildren.

He is predeceased by his parents, Glen and Hilda Cole; wife Myrtle Cole; brother Lenard Cole; sister-in-law Islen (Grover) Cole; brother-in-law Russ Leskiw, and daughter Faye Webber.
A graveside service was held on Mon. Oct. 2, 2023 at 11 a.m. at the Brownfield Cemetery followed by a funeral service at 1:30 p.m. at the Brownfield Church.

Memorial donations may be made to the Gull Lake Camp or to the Paintearth Lodge in memory of Art. Condolences for the family may be left by visiting
Parkview Funeral Chapels were entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. For further information please call 403-882-3141.

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