Mr. Earl Williams a long time resident of the Erskine area passed away on October 16, 2015 at the age of 96 years. Earl was born on the farm at Hilda, AB on April 1, 1919 to William and Rose Williams. Earl attended school in Hilda. After graduating he went on to graduate from the Olds Agricultural College. It was there that he met Marion Anderson and they were wed on Dec 25, 1945. To this union six children were born. They lived in many areas of east central Alberta until buying a farm near Erskine in 1958. In 1966/67 Earl moved the McKay house from Stettler (site of the Centennial Swimming Pool) to the farm. Earl had varied interests – including carpentry, welding, book-making and weaving. He loved to design and build things. He was involved in the building of the Stettler High School, contracted to take down telephone lines around Alberta, contracted to haul the mail from Lacombe (later Red Deer) to Consort and moved numerous Alberta Wheat Pool annexes to the farm. While a very shy individual, he cared deeply about those who were suffering and would quietly lend a hand to those who needed it, taking care that no one knew. Earl is survived by his six children: Sandra MacMillan of Erskine, Sharon Bryan of Creston, Betty (Bill) Ogden of Creston, Clifford (Annie) of Grande Prairie, Ross (Christine) of Spruce Grove and David (Shirley) of Barrhead; 17 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; his brother Sydney (Iris) of Nova Scotia; and other family and friends. He was predeceased by his wife Marion; his parents Bill and Rose Williams; and a sister Evelyn Holden. Funeral services were held Monday, October 19, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at the Erskine Evangelical Free Church with Rev. Ross Helgeton officiating; with interment at the Erskine Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.stettlerfuneralhome.com; as an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to The Alberta Lung Association or the Huntington’s Association, c/o
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