In Memory Of


Wayne Richard Terpsma

Jan 4, 1947 - Oct 18, 2021


Saturday, October 23, 2021
2:00 pm
Celebration of Life for Wayne will take place at the Alhambra Ball Diamonds on Saturday October 23 from 2 -4 PM. Please bring lawn chairs.


Wayne Richard Terpsma

January 4, 1947 – October 18, 2021

We are sad to announce the passing of Wayne Terpsma after a courageous battle with cancer.

Wayne was born on January 4, 1947, in Barrhead, AB. He spent his first school years in Neerlandia before moving with his family to Armstrong, BC and then back to Leslieville and Rocky Mountain House. Wayne was a keen pupil and despite missing many days of school to stay home and work on the family farm, he was an honors student.

At the age of 15, Wayne left school for good and headed for the bush to skid logs with horses in a lumber camp. From there, he chased the drilling rigs, married Sharyn Dickson in 1969, and then bought a couple of trucks and went into business for himself. After a few years on the road, Wayne decided that it was time to fully commit to farming and never looked back.

Wayne worked hard on the farm but also found time to coach hockey and fastball, and watch his kids and grandkids participate in ringette, rodeos, gymkhanas, 4-H achievement days, gymnastics, and dance recitals, always proud of them. Wayne was a strong supporter of the community, serving on Alhambra and Leslieville hall boards and Rocky Agricultural Society, and also was a longtime blood donor.

Wayne enjoyed playing guitar and singing; nothing made him happier than picking a tune with one of his grandkids.

Wayne is survived by Sharyn, his wife of 52 years, and children and grandchildren Jim (Stacey, daughters Elyse and Lacey), Brady (sons Ryan and Carson, daughters Taryn and Avery), Don (Angie, sons Patrick and TJ, daughter Marisa), and Chantel (Robert, son Drew and daughters Jade, Emma, and Madison). He is also survived by his sister Joan Swart, brothers Art (Karen), Jim (Lucy) and Roy (Sheryl) as well as his in laws the Dickson Family and numerous nieces and nephews.

Wayne was predeceased by his parents George and Annie, Brother Doug, infant brother, brother in laws Bob Swart and David Dickson and grandson Joel.

Celebration of Life for Wayne will take place at the Alhambra Ball Diamonds on Saturday October 23 from 2 -4 PM. Please bring lawn chairs.

Rocky and Sylvan Lake Funeral Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements, 403 845 2626


Clarence and Cathy Rolfsen:

Dear Sharyn and family. Sorry we missed Wayne's memorial and even more sorry to hear of his passing. I loved it when he came with the band to sing in the Ridges house at Antique Days. You will all miss him very much but it seems he left a ton of special memories. Glad you have a wonderful family to support you Sharyn. Look after yourself.

Rachel Cymbaluk:

Sharyn and family,
So very sorry for your loss...
Sending sincere sympathy to you all. I really appreciated that Wayne was always so helpful, kind and thoughtful. Will really miss his visiting and wisdom.

The Lemays:

So sorry for your loss. Sending our love and keeping you in our thoughts.

Gordon Von Hollen:

Sharyn and family, sorry to hear of your loss. Losing a loved one is always difficult.
May your memories of good times will always be at the forefront!

Margie Shaw:

Sharyn and family
Don and I are so very sorry for loss! Our thoughts are I with you all

Joyce Zirk:

My condolences to you Sharyn and all your families, on the passing of Wayne.

Kerrilee & Thomas:

Our Sympathy. Sharyn and Family.

Lawrence and Lucille Terpsma:

Our sincere sympathy to you Sharyn and family with the loss of a loving husband and father. May you cherish the memories you made together . You are in our thoughts and we send hugs to you all!

Russel & Debbie Fisher:

Sincere condolences to you Sharyn & family. Treasure your precious memories. Didn't see much of your family over the past years but always loved when the family would sing for us at family reunions, etc. In our thoughts and prayers. Love & blessings!

Bryce & Jessica Loucks:

Sending our deepest condolences and love to you all, and so very sorry for your loss.

Lauree Holloway:

My sincerest condolences to you and family at this sad time. When we (late husband Tom Holloway & I) lived NW of Leslieville, in all those years we heard nothing but the Best about Wayne. He leaves many a good memory for all who's paths he's crossed!
God Bless you All
Lauree Holloway

Chris and Brenda Sande:

Sharyn and family. We are so very sorry to hear of Wayne's passing,and wishing you the strength to get through this difficult time.He will be greatly missed.

Angel Terpsma:

Love and hugs to all. He was a wonderful man and uncle

Ken & Gail Laitila:

Sharyn and Family, sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Dale & Terrie Speight:

So very sorry for your loss. Please accept our most sincere sympathy. Cherish your precious memories. He will be missed by all who knew him. Hugs for you and your family Sharyn.

Dana Dickson:

Sincere condolences to you all in the passing of Wayne. May you always reflect fondly on the memories you hold dear.
God bless
Dana & Derek and girls

Dave and Marcy Klein and family:

Our sincere condolences to your family at this difficult time.

Brian & Joanne Gordon:

Sending our deepest condolences to Sharyn and family. We are so very for your loss. Wayne was a very special person and will be sadly missed

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