ASPLUND – Garnet Reed Asplund, beloved husband of Louann Asplund of Brooks, passed away at his home on October 18th, 2000 at the age of 69 years.
Born in Taber on December 29th, 1930 he was raised in Barnwell and married Louann Bennett of Taber on November 15th, 1952. They resided in Taber for a few years before his job with Chevron Standard moved them to Princess for 8 years. Garnet was then transferred to Brooks until 1970 when they moved to central Alberta for 2 years before another transfer returned them to Brooks where they have resided since. Garnett retired in 1991 after 39 years with Chevron. He will be remembered for his love of his family, his integrity, kindness and for his talent and love of gardening. Garnett was predeceased by a daughter Karen Gee and granddaughter Halley Gee of Leduc; parents Reed and Elva Asplund and a sister Lois DeFreeze.
He is survived and will be sadly missed by his loving family, beloved wife Louann; children, Blake and his wife Heather of Calgary, Lee of Brooks, Laura Crapo and her husband DeLon of Coaldale, Loy Asplund and her special friend Barry Jasman of Brooks and Kyle and his wife Angie of Brooks; 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, October 24th from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Brooks. Bishop Gary Garner officiated. Honorary pallbearers were all of Garnet’s many friends and family. Active pallbearers were Woody Crapo, James Asplund, Kris Gee, Mickey Asplund, Malcolm Bachand, Scott Wissler and Barry Jasman. Interment followed at Brooks Cemetery.
In memory of Garnet, if friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Room 124, 430 — 6th Avenue S.E., Medicine Hat T1A 2S8. Arrangements in care of Smith Funeral Home. Telephone 362-4636.
Brooks Bulletin October 25, 2000 Roll 62 Image 849