Wes Epp died on October 29th, 2017 at home at the age of 72.
Wes was born on June 19th, 1945 in Saskatoon. He was the oldest of five brothers and sisters.
Wes Married Norma (nee Funk) on August 26th, 1966. In 1967 they moved to Winnipeg where they lived very briefly until moving to Abbotsford, B.C. Both of their children were born in Abbotsford. During that time Wes worked as a truck driver, hauling mobile homes and later in the cedar industry. In 1980 they decided to move back to Saskatoon, where Wes had a thriving rototiling business. In 1980 Norma was transferred with DuPont to Calgary. Wes continued his rototiling business and even at the age of 72 still had many loyal customers. His ultimate passion was studying scripture, his tattered Bible is proof of many hours spent immersed in God’s Word .
Wes didn’t like to see anything go to waste, so over the years he found and fixed upwards of 400 bikes and donated them to charity. He also salvaged many lawn mowers destined to be discarded. He saw the value in things that other people found worthless.
Wes and Norma lived in a community of diverse cultural backgrounds and Wes served his Lord by serving many of the neighbours.
Wes is survived by his wife Norma, his son Steven, daughter Cindy (Brad) Summach, their three children Jeffrey (Emily), Jeremy and Dakota. Brothers Walter (Juanita) and Vernon, sisters Marie (Hank) Dueck and Ann (Harold) Retzlaff.
He was predeceased by his parents Peter and Elizabeth Epp.
Rest in peace, we will miss you. ~ I’m Free Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free, I’m following the path God laid for me. â€¨I took his hand when I heard his call, I turned my back and left it all.â€¨I could not stay another day, To laugh, to love, to work, to play. â€¨Tasks left undone must stay that way, I’ve found that peace at the end of the day. â€¨If my parting has left a void, Then fill it with remembered joy. â€¨A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, Ah, yes, these things too I will miss. â€¨Be not burdened with times of sorrow, I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. â€¨My Life’s been full, I savoured much, Good friends, good times, a loved one’ touch. â€¨Perhaps my time seemed all too brief, Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.â€¨Lift up your heart and share with me, God wanted me now, He set me free. Janice M. Fair-Salters
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