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Herbert "Herb" Wallis

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WALLIS: Herbert "Herb" Russell age 83 of the Prairie View Lodge in Swift Current, SK and formally of Admiral, SK passed away on July 11, 2020, 11 days short of his 65th wedding anniversary, at the Gull Lake Special Care Centre, Gull Lake, SK with his family by his side. The memorial and celebration of life service will be held at a later date. The interment will take place at the Admiral Cemetery. Herb was very proud of his large family, He attended many sporting events, dance recitals, rodeos, graduations, baptisms, weddings, etc. He was a caring husband and father, grandfather, great grandfather, a great neighbor and loyal friend. Herb is survived by his loving wife Joy (nee Lloyd); five children Barry (Brenda), Bonnie, Dan (Gail), Dixie (Gary) Kendall, and Doug (Karen); 14 grandchildren Bobbi Joy (Kelly) Fuller, Stacey (Benita), Brandon (Hilary), Dustin (Jamie), Ryan (Kirsten), Lee (Kim), Darcy (Sholeh), Crystal Wallis, Derek, Ricky, Cody (Kendra) Kendall, Cassidy, Jay (Virginia) and Sarah Wallis; 18 great grandchildren Kortlyn and Mathew Fuller, Austin, Constance, Kinae, Madden, Benson, Blakely, Tyler, Kyren, Zane, Dalton, Dylan, Haylan, Lloyden Wallis, Halyn, Shane and Ashton Kendall; sisters and brothers-in-law Lois and Stuart Bangle, Rose Mary and Bill Boutin and Brian Winters; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by his parents Eddy and Dorothy Wallis; his parents-in-law Pete and Emily Lloyd; his only sister Eileen Winters; and great granddaughter Brinnly Wallis. Herb was born on March 4, 1937 at Mrs. Bradley's Nursing Home in Cadillac, SK. He attended school in Admiral until grade eight, then quit school to help his Dad and granddad farm. He later obtained his GED. He was united in marriage to Joy Ellen Lloyd on July 22, 1955, and a year later they started their family of five. Herb was a "Jack Of All Trades". He repaired and welded most of his own farm equipment. When all else failed nothing a little haywire, duct tape or binder twine couldn't fix! Having sons to operate more than one outfit, he could be kept busy running between them fixing one thing or another. Throughout his work life he was a telephone linesman, caretaker, crop adjuster and worked briefly for the Department of Highways as well. More recently you could find him filling and repairing the bird and squirrel feeders at Prairie View Lodge. Being an active member of the community was very important to him. Herb served on the Co-op Board of Directors and with the Sask. Wheat Pool for a number of years. He was a municipal councilor for 11 years and Reeve of Wise Creek for six years, enjoying many meetings and conventions along the way. He joined the Masonic Lodge in 1969 and also was a member of the Elks. Herb and Joy enjoyed travelling, making many trips from Manitoba to British Columbia, to visit family and friends, as well as a few to Montana and Arizona. Dad was also a curler, hunter and avid fisherman. We spent many Mothers Days fishing with him as kids, our Mom was afraid someone would surely drown. For many years Dad attended various trail rides and wagon trains. Every summer for a number of years, the whole family, from babies to great grandparents would load up horses, trailers and tents to camp and ride in the West Block of Cypress Hills. Annually Dad and his friends would attend the "Milk River Wagon Train" in and around Malta and Zortman, Montana. Numerous family members also accompanied him on the "NWMP Boundary Commission Wagon Train" across southern Saskatchewan and Alberta. Dad was indeed the "King Of His Castle". He was a favorite dance partner to the girls and a mentor to the boys. He will be missed for his teasing sense of humor and warm heart. Donations in Herb's memory may be made to a charity of your choice. Warren's Funeral Home were entrusted with the arrangements. For further information call 306-773-8831 or 1-800-267-6606 or visit our website at www.warrensfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy on the family tribute wall.

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