Obituary – Harold Frank Hedin

Harold Frank Hedin of Slave Lake, Alberta, passed away on October 01, 2017 at 4:31 pm at the age of 84 years. Harold was a strong man, a husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He is survived by his wife Hilda (Auger), his four children Leon (Gloria), Lana (Bernie) Gutowski, Ken, and Beverly (Dean) Finney all of the Slave Lake area, his eighteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Harold was smart and quick witted often brightening the day with teasing and laughter.  His parents Fredrick and Eva (Hamelin) Hedin were one of the founding families in the area. Harold was one of seven children born in Canyon Creek. His is predeceased by his brothers Raymond of Calgary, AB, and Fred of Merritt, B.C. He is survived by his brother Robert of Victoria, BC, and sisters Rose from Calgary, and Eleanor and May of Edmonton. Harold & Hilda made Canyon Creek and then Slave Lake their home. He spent his youth serving his community as a fire fighter, laborer, fisherman, mill worker and serving Parks Canada until his retirement. Some of his more notable accomplishments and legacies include paving the way for many well known and loved scenic Slave Lake locations such as the Devonshire Beach road, the pathway to Marten Mountain Fire Tower and the hiking trails at Northshore and to Lily Creek. A private family memorial was held on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Parkinson’s Association of Alberta. We will always carry your memory in our hearts.

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