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Carl Peter Tews
January 20, 1958 ~ September 19, 2023 (age 65) 65 Years Old
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Carl was born in Edson on January 20, 1958. He grew up on the family farm in the Wolf Creek area, where his love of farming began.
Carl attended the University of Alberta in Edmonton graduating with a degree in Education in 1979. It was here that he met Wendy, the love of his life.
Carl and Wendy were married September 1, 1979, and Carl started his first teaching position at Jubilee Junior High in Edson on September 4. The honeymoon would have to wait!
After teaching at Jubilee, Carl moved to Parkland Composite High School and remained there until his retirement in 2020. During a career that spanned more than 40 years, Carl became known for his expertise in, and love for, teaching Social Studies. Carl held the role of guidance counsellor for a number of years and considered these years to be among the most rewarding of his career. In addition to teaching, he coached volleyball and loved to perform in school musicals.
Carl inspired his students. While they might not remember what he taught them, they would always remember how much he cared about them and treated them with respect. Carl was so proud to see the students walk across the stage at graduation. He was a coveted guest speaker at many high school graduation ceremonies.
Teaching was Carl’s calling, but farming was his passion. Over the years, Carl and Wendy first worked with his Dad, Walter, and later built their own herd and farming operation.
Carl was committed to his community and served it in many capacities: as a director of the Yellowhead Gas Coop for 38 years, as treasurer for the Yellowhead Grow Project, as a volunteer at the Alberta Winter Games in 1986 and the volunteer coordinator for Edson’s 100th year celebration, and more recently, as a Patient and Family Advisor with the Area 4 Quality Council (AHS). A man of strong and steadfast faith, Carl was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church and also supported the work of other churches when called upon.
It was not all work for Carl though. Over the years he enjoyed playing recreational hockey, snowmobiling, attending country music jamborees, singing with Edson’s Harmony Singers, and indulging his love of anything Star Trek. He and Wendy were fortunate to travel to places like Hawaii, Aruba, and Mexico, but Carl also enjoyed camping. This started with tenting in the early years and later on, with the comforts of a fifth wheel trailer. Sometimes the trailer only went as far as the hayfield – and that was just fine with Carl.
Carl will be remembered as a husband, a teacher, a mentor, a counsellor, a farmer, a brother, an uncle, and most of all a very, very dear friend.
“I have been and always shall be your friend.” Spock
Carl’s family would like to express sincerest gratitude to the many healthcare professionals who were part of his journey. Their kindness and compassion will never be forgotten.
In lieu of floral tributes donations may be directed to Myeloma Alberta Support Society at www.multiplemyeloma.ca.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Bethel Pentecostal Family Worship Centre in Edson, Alberta, Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 2:00 pm with Pastor Doug Heine officiating.