Carl “Allan” Winther, beloved husband of Darlene, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on April 9, 2019 at the age of 84.
He was born on Feb. 14, 1935 in Trochu, Ab.
Allan married Darlene Stennes from Sturgis, Sk. on July 14, 1956 and they were happily married for almost 63 years.
He lived and farmed on the same quarter section west of Huxley, Ab. all of his life.
Allan was the first president of the Huxley 4-H Beef Club in 1953 and remained involved as a big supporter with his children and grandchildren.
He was a charter member of the Huxley Fish and Game Club and an Elks member for 57 years and a Past Exalted Ruler.
Allan loved his sports and he enjoyed following the World Professional Chuckwagon Association.
Allan is survived by his loving wife Darlene and their eight children; Laureen (Dan) Frere, Lorne (JoAnn Block), Earl (Lois Pennock), Gary (Fran Gorr), Elaine (Ian) Crawford, Teresa (Randy) Kish, Myrna (Garnet) Smith and Bill (Treina Yoos).
He is survived by 22 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by two sisters, Mildred Hoppins and Eva Jensen, brother-in-law Glenn (Mona) Stennes and sister-in-law Myrna Boyd, numerous nieces and nephews, many cousins in Canada and Denmark and a host of friends.
He was predeceased by his parents, Martin and Elsie (Peterson) Winther, father and mother-in-law Earl and Edna (Boen) Stennes, brother Bob and his wife Phyllis, brothers-in-law Norman Hoppins and Eddie Jensen.
A Memorial Tea will be held Thurs. April 18, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the Trochu Community Centre.
In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation at www.childrenshospital.ab.ca.