February 13, 1944 ~ April 2, 2023
Llewellyn Lowell Wildeman was born February 13, 1944, at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He was the oldest of three boys, born to Albert and Olive Wildeman. Llewellyn spent the formative years of his life on the family farm in Esk Saskatchewan, and attended school in a one room school house from grades 1-8 before attending high school in Lanigan.
In 1961 Llewellyn met Johanna Hamilton the love of his life, and future wife of 56 years. In 1967 they were married in Quesnel, BC. Just three days into their honeymoon Llew was drafted to fight forest fires. While fighting fire Llew badly burned his feet, and was released after two weeks, at which point they returned to the family farm where he split time between working in the trades and farming. After twenty two years on the farm the family moved to Saskatoon, where Llew would spend the remaining years of his life.
Always a hard worker, Llew took a job with the department of highways while attending high school classes. After high school, Llew found work in Saskatoon at the University of Saskatchewan printing press, the first in a number of interesting jobs. Llew put great importance on hard work, and a job well done. Throughout his career he would contribute to many important projects, from fighting fires in British Columbia, to the years he spent working on the Gardener Dam project. He was known as a reliable man, who would go above and beyond to get the job done. Over the course of his career Llew accumulated a wealth of knowledge which he happily contributed to his family and community. Stoic in nature, Llew touched many lives through his simple, no nonsense approach to life. Llew was a devoted husband and caring father. He will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by his friends and loved ones
Llewellyn had many personal interests. He practiced stained glass for many years, and his work went as far as Japan. He was an accomplished outdoorsman, who had a love for nature. Llew shot thousands of photos, capturing the beauty of life and nature on the Prairies. Llew’s other great interest was airplanes, and he had a great knowledge of aircraft and aviation history. He often told stories of the many opportunities he had over the years to have flights in a variety of small aircraft. Airshows were a great family tradition, and many weekends were spent on top of the motorhome taking in the shows.
Llewellyn is survived by his wife of 56 years Johanna Wildeman (Saskatoon), children Cameron Wildeman (Saskatoon), Michelle Wildeman (Saskatoon), and grandchildren Brooke MacBain (Saskatoon), Drew MacBain (Olivia Varga) Saskatoon, Reid MacBain (Sydney Fengstad) Saskatoon, Rhett MacBain (Saskatoon), and brothers Charles (Virginia) Wildeman (Esk), Maurice (Amy ) Wildeman (Esk). He was predeceased by his parents, Albert & Olive Wildeman.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 6th, from 2-4 pm at Cherished Memories Funeral Services, 591 Centennial Dr. N, Martensville, SK.
Cherished Memories Funeral Services is honoured to be entrusted with Llewellyn’s care.