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In Loving Memory Of

Clarence (Kelly) Joseph Velve


Clarence Velve passed away peacefully at the QEII Hospital on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at the age of 97 years.

Clarence was born on May 13, 1920, to Ole and Lillie Velve, the second child of seven children.

He grew up in the Valhalla Centre District and took his schooling there. He was in the last class to be confirmed in the Norwegian language at the Valhalla Lutheran Church. He was very proud of his Norwegian heritage. On December 7, 1941 (Pearl Harbor Day) he married Marie Hanson and together they farmed in the Valhalla area until 1973, when they moved to Grande Prairie. Clarence and Marie raised two, very loved daughters, Shirley and Clarice. His wife, Marie, passed away in 2004. He later married Mona Clergue.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife Mona and her family; his daughters: Shirley (Niels) Skaksen and Clarice (Murray) Nelson; grandchildren: Lana (Mike) deBoon, Darrel (Natalie) Gunderson, Daren (Corey) Nelson, and James (Brandie) Skaksen; great-grandchildren: Brayden and Skyler deBoon, Brady and Ty Gunderson, Allie, Jordan, Jake and Amelie Nelson, Ray and Mya Skaksen; brother Talbert Velve; sisters: Lorene Benkie, Ilene (Fred) Schenk, and sister in-law, Marj Velve.

Clarence was predeceased by his first wife Marie; parents Ole and Lillie Velve; sister Evelyn Hanson; brothers: Lawrence and Kenneth Velve; son in-law Garry Gunderson; grandchildren Marilyn and Lester Gunderson; as well as many extended family members.

A Memorial Service for Clarence will be held on Monday, January 8, 2018, at 11:00am, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Grande Prairie, Alberta (9929 105 Ave.), with Pastor Dave Friesen officiating. Internment of ashes will take place at the Valhalla Centre Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, if so desired, donations in Clarence’s memory, may be made to Grande Prairie Home Care, 10121 97 Ave. Grande Prairie, AB. T8V 0N5.

In Loving Memory of

Clarence (Kelly) Joseph Velve


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Memorial Service
Monday, January 8, 2018
11:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church
9929 105 Ave.
Grande Prairie, Alberta
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