***Service Details Updated***
On March 14, 2022 after a short courageous battle with cancer and COPD complications, Arvid Elmer Laycock passed away with his family by his side at the age of 83 years.
Arvid was born September 7, 1938 in North Battleford, SK to Elmer and Elma, he was their second child. They grew up on the family century farm 12 miles south of Battleford in the Eagle Hills Area. He spent his youth riding horses with his sister Julia and tending to cattle. While learning about the life of a farmer from his father and several uncles, Arvid was taught all the tricks of the trade and acquired the skill of fixing something with nothing but what was lying around the farm.
After school Arvid moved to Edmonton to work, there he met and married Margaret Jacobson from Vegreville. Their first son, Anthony was born in Edmonton in 1958 and another son, Timothy was born in 1960. After they returned to North Battleford Arvid began to work for the CO-OP in the meat department for ten years Arvid and Margaret work at Wadena, Melfort, Unity, La Ronge and Biggar. In 1969 they returned to Battleford and he managed the CO-OP meat department. In the late 60’s Arvid purchased 80 acres of Land from his uncle Jay Laycock, and in 1969 he bought his father’s 1 ½ quarters when they retired (SE 3-42-16).
In 1981 Tony purchased the family’s four generation homestead and Arvid retired in Battleford. He then took on the role of delivery guy for Roadex and delivered campers from the USA to numerous locations across Canada, enjoying the sights.
He joined the Minus One Club in Saskatoon and was lucky enough to share a dance with Jane Unger who became his life partner. Arvid enjoyed many years of dancing and playing cards with their condo friends in Saskatoon, and many special occasions with Jane’s family.
Arvid was very lovingly cared for by Jane until his last days of life spent at Glengarda Hospice in Saskatoon where he received the ultimate care.
Arvid will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by, Jane; Arvid’s sister, Julia Inness and her children: Ella Mary and family and Arvid Kuhnle; his son, Tony and wife, Donna; Tony’s sons: Curtis (Sarah, Shane, Jaycee) and Brett (Susan, Daniel, Rowan, Arya) and Tim (Corinne) and Tim’s children: Jordan, Michelle & Danielle.
The family would like to thank Glengarda Hospice in Saskatoon for their thoughtfulness and compassion during this difficult time.
A Graveside Service will take place Saturday, May 14, 2022 at the Town of Battleford Cemetery in the Laycock Section at 2 pm.
Condolences for the family can be left at www.eternalmemoriesfuneral.ca Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Trevor Watts of Eternal Memories Funeral Service & Crematorium.
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