Wilfred Sigvald Larson
May 31, 1951-November 2, 2007
Wilfred was born in Nipawin, Saskatchewan, the second child of Harry and Marian Larson.
In Wilf’s early days he was surrounded by a large extended family, many of whom farmed in the same area.
He attended the country school of Reno Hill with his mother being his first teacher.
Wilf always excelled at school, even when in later years he attended Carrot River High School. He was a very popular classmate being voted Student Body President, and also excelled in sports, especially track and field.
At 15 years of age Wilf developed Hodgekins disease and received extensive radiation treatments, which contributed to his recent health problems.
Wilf spent many hours helping on the family farm, as his father’s right hand man. Being one of the eldest of seven children, he was also a great help to his mother.
After high school, Wilf worked at many occupations. From carpenter to hard rock miner, to the plywood plants of Nelson and Golden.
Wilf always loved any form of wheels from driving toy trucks in the sand boxes to Studebakers, Harleys, beaters and sport cars. It’s not surprising that over the years many times Wilf was employed as a trucker.
While working in Nelson, he met and married Nena. Daniel Ray was born March, 1977. Over the past 30 years, Wilf and Danny were always much more than father and son, they were a team, always looking out for each other.
Wilf was predeceased by his mother Marion (1977) and brother Mark (1986).
Wilf is survived by his son Dan of Golden, BC; Father, Harry Larson (Carrot River, Sask); Sisters, Dolores Larson (Bruce), Juanita Cobb (Corey) of Manitou, Manitoba; Brother, Don Larson (Diane); Sister, Barb Boschman (Al) of Nipiwan, Saskatchewan, and youngest brother, Kelly Larson (Michelle) of Coquitlam, BC.
Also many nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins across western Canada.
The many good friends of Golden turned this stubble jumping flat lander into a true mountain man.
Also many fond memories from Wilf’s friends at Kanyon Ridge Traffic Control, and Bert Miller Trucking.