In Loving Memory Of

Travis Wayne Willmott


June 25, 1967 - September 13, 2012

 

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved Travis Wayne Willmott, resident of Grande Prairie AB. Travis passed away suddenly at home on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at age 45. Travis was born June 25, 1967 in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. He grew up in Sherbrooke, NS where he was the seventh of nine siblings. His brothers and sisters hold fond memories of growing up together and making sure Travis knew he was loved and protected. As a 12 year old Travis had the lead role in a CBC production titled Yesterday’s People. A movie filmed in Sherbrooke which he still talked about fondly years later. Travis attended St Mary’s Rural High School in Sherbrooke. His education was ongoing throughout his life, having attained several certificates and tickets. Travis had a variety of jobs throughout Nova Scotia and Alberta during his life including, pulpwood cutter, emergency responder, animal control officer, sea urchin diver, security officer, roughneck, motorhand, safety advisor, and most recently as a heavy equipment operator for Tervita. All who had the pleasure of working with Travis would have a story to tell, and hold fond memories of their times together. To anyone that knew Travis it was obvious that the job he loved the most was being a Dad to Candace Marie and Tyler Jurgen. His face would light up whenever he spoke about them or was around them. Travis thought the world of his children and had no problem letting the world know how amazing they were. He was proud to be a Willmott, he loved his family unconditionally and was loved by his family, including Aunts and Uncles, unconditionally. Travis’ interests were as varied as his jobs. He was an avid hockey player and a huge fan of Wayne Gretzky. He never did forgive the Oiler’s for trading 99. Travis was a certified scuba diver, held a motorcycle licence, loved hunting and being outdoors. He spent time as an umpire and player on the ball diamond where the Wilmott siblings were known to field an impressive team. His siblings remember fondly games of horseshoes with bragging rights involved. Travis loved music and was known to break out into song and have those around him stop to listen. Travis also had a mischievous side that loved playing practical jokes on people; it was only a matter of time before he got you. He was good sport and would even enjoy a good prank at his expense. With the one exception being his Saskatchewan Rough Riders. They were off limits. Travis had a beautiful spirit and enjoyed life. He was quick with his words and could build you up or knock you down a peg or two, depending on what was required. Travis had a contagious smile and a twinkle in his eye we will all miss. Now that Travis has been called home he will now be at rest with his father Henry John Willmott, his mother Dorothy Anne MacIntosh Wilmott-Fleet and stepfather Murray Ansel Fleet. Aunts and Uncles that made the journey before him will also be there to welcome him home. Travis will also be reunited with his confidant and partner in many pranks Ziggy Seewald. Join Travis’ children Candace Marie and Tyler Jurgen, his fianc

 

I want to offer my deepest and heartfelt condolences to Travis' immediate and extended families. I have many happy memories of Travis as a kid growing up in Sherbrooke with him. I'll always remember that devious laugh. Life is just not fair sometimes.

posted by Patrick McGinn, Halifax, NS : Sep 19, 2012

 

My brother, I still can't believe that you are gone. I will miss that evil little grin you always gave just before you would steal one of my lighters. I love you and will miss you even more. R.I.P. Your baby sister, Tracey xoxo

posted by Tracey Wilmott, Grande Prairie : Sep 19, 2012

 

I am so sad to hear of the loss of Travis Willmott. In reading his obituary I am at once very impressed by my cousin and very saddened to have never met him. My condolences to his dear family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Angie Wilmott (a.k.a. Les' daughter)

posted by Angie Wilmott, Lewisporte, NL : Sep 20, 2012

 

Thinking of the Willmott Family and remembering Travis as a little boy running around Sherbrooke Village. Thoughts and prayers! Janet (Cameron) Stoddard

posted by Janet Cameron-Stoddard, Canada : Sep 20, 2012

 

So sorry to hear the passing away of your brother,father,uncle and friend.Travis is a cousin I never met.You are all in my thoughs and prayers. God Bless Virtue Simms

posted by Virtue Simms, Deer Lake NL : Sep 20, 2012

 

I was so saddened to learn of Travis' passing , so sudden , so young ! My deepest heartfelt condolences are being sent to all of you , his family and friends .. May Jesus lift you up into his loving arms and carry you through this difficult time . Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers , Sharron , xoxo

posted by Sharron MacIntosh Torres, New Jersey , USA : Sep 20, 2012

 

He will be missed by all who new him, I went to school with Travis from grade 7-- Take Care and be strong!

posted by Perry Kaiser, New Glasgow NS : Sep 19, 2012


 

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