Albert Vernon Wells (Aug. 29, 1938 – Sept. 7, 2017)

Albert Wells, a long time resident of Wanham, passed away on Sept. 7, 2017 in Spirit River at the age of 79 years. Albert was born in Wanham on Aug. 29, 1938 to Delbert and Thelma Wells. At the age of six, Albert was blessed to have another mother come into his life, Francis Wells.

At the age of 19, Albert joined the army and was there for three years. On April 9, 1965, Albert married Shirley Johnson and were blessed with three sons. After working a number of jobs, Albert returned home to Wanham to become the local UFA agent for 32 years. Albert then retired and became a permanent fixture at Cosy Cove at Sturgeon Lake where he had a lake lot for 30 plus years.

Albert is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Shirley, mother Francis, children Rick (Debbie) Wells, Wayne (Lory) Wells, Darren (Robyn) Wells, brother Dale Wells, sister Betty Wells and 6 grandchildren. He was predeceased by fa- ther Delbert Wells, Mother Thelma Dafoe, stepfather Leo Dafoe and grandson Brady Wells.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the COCO Hall in Wanham on Sept. 15, 2017 at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Central Peace Palliative Care Committee.