(Alfred) Reuben Wicks

(Alfred) Reuben Wicks, born in Tonypandy, Wales on July 28, 1912, passed into the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 17, 2005, in Edmonton, Alberta.

He is survived by one sister Jean, and one brother Eric, both of Victoria, B.C.

He leaves behind his beloved wife of 57 years, Bernice; five children: Bill (Faye), David (Judy), Starene (Larry) Stewart, Madeline Potts, and Dawn (Greg) Supina, as well as 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

His family immigrated to Canada when he was 12, settling in the Francois Lake area of B.C. Living in several places in B.C. before the war, he joined and served the Royal Canadian Navy as a first class cook at the onset of WW II. Following the war he attended Bible College and married in New Brunswick. His first two pastoral ministries were in New Brunswick and then, after moving to B.C., he served in Barriere at Bethany Baptist Church from 1959 — 70. Later he was chef and acted as a personal counselor to many students at Northwest Baptist Theological College in Vancouver. He retired to Birch Island, B.C., where he lived from 1974 — 86. He moved to Kamloops for several years and then to Alberta to be near most of his family in 1992. He received exceptional TLC from the Allen Grey Continuing Care Center his last three years for which the family is truly grateful.

In lieu of flower, donations may be made to Gideons International, of which he was a member after his retirement from pastoral ministry.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, May 20, 2005 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church (Fredricksheim), Leduc, Alberta.

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