Arthur “Art” Russell WOOD

“Until the 12th of Never”

It is with great sadness that the family of Arthur Wood announce his passing at the age of 86.

Arthur was born in England and as a young boy he joined the Merchant Navy and by the time he was 17 he had travelled around the world. After the Merchant Navy Arthur went into the coal mines working alongside his father.

Dad met Mom at the age of 17 and they were married in 1956. Dad joined the KOYLI (Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry) shortly after. He was stationed in Germany and Malaya. He was also in Borneo and upon returning to England he was sent to Northern Ireland. By this time they had 4 sons and 1 daughter.

In 1971 Arthur, Betty and the 5 children immigrated to Alberta Canada.

Mom and Dad were well travelled and visited many places around the world.

Over the years they moved from Alberta to British Columbia. Upon Dad’s retirement they returned to Alberta and settled in Spruce Grove.

Dad, you will be forever loved and missed but your memories will be with us always.

As per Arthur’s wishes there will be no service. There will be a private family memorial at a later time.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the following charities:

The Heart and Stroke Foundation

Diabetes Society 

Westview Health Center 

13 Comments

  1. Gary Wood

    You will be greatly missed dad, you gave me your looks and taught me your values. You will be forever in my memories. Love You Dad.

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    • Mary Bullivant

      Remembering the good times , we will miss you Arthur.
      Rest In Peace.
      Love Mary and boys

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      • Kim Campbell

        Very sorry for your loss Bill and Kim Campbell

    • Jackie keys

      Sleep well Uncle Arthur, always loved and never forgotten. Xxxxxxxxxx ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥

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  2. Louise wood

    ARTHUR, you will be missed. A hard shell on the outside, but a beautiful heart within.
    Rest in Peace
    I was blessed to have known you
    Louise

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  3. Peter Wood

    You were the best father a son could have! You are greatly and sorely missed. You will forever be in my thoughts and in my heart dad. I love you.

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  4. Nikita Wood

    Going to miss you wawa. Watching golf and getting to spend time with you during my breaks at school we’re fun! Love you

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  5. Malcolm Wood

    Though my heart and mind are full of grief and sorrow I know that this will change once we meet again, so until then I’ll just say see you again dad. Love Malc

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  6. Margaret

    So sorry I’ll miss my happy birthday song love u always xxxx

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  7. Malc.Haigh

    Sorry for the sad news, There will be a reason to look up into the night sky for another shining star. Condolences from the Haigh family. RIP. Xxxx

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  8. Annmaree Slater

    Arthur. So privileged to have meet you and know Betty and yourself. May you rest in rest.
    Never forgotten. Thank you both for your insightful conversations and those yummy maple pecan tarts.
    Bless you always.

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  9. Paul Bullivant

    I have many happy memories over the years of you and your family visiting the UK or making me welcome when I visited you all either to Canada or in Barnsley – I also remember small ornaments at nans from the east on a small display unit which I always thought were from Malaysia. You also ignited one of my life’s passions of HiFi and recorded music because of your music systems- it’s something I still follow.
    It’s a colder world without you Uncle Arthur.
    I know you will be sorely missed.
    Love Paul xxx

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  10. Angela Mullen

    I’m so sorry for your loss.
    My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this very difficult time.

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