Loren Wayne Nelson

May 1, 2020


Loren Wayne Nelson

May 5, 1948 - May 1, 2020

Loren Wayne Nelson, age 71, passed away at his home on May 1, 2020 with his only son, Jason, by his side.

Loren was born in Central Butte but moved to Drayton Valley in 1969 where he settled and called this his home.

Loren is survived by his son, Jason (Tammy); grandchildren, Trysten (Renee) and Tayven; great grandchildren, Blakely and Paisley; his brother Dennis (Jean) Nelson; sister Annabelle (Derek) Colwell; sister-in law Pat Nelson; several nephews and nieces Rhonda Wasylowich (Don), Darren (Brandi) Nelson, Corey (Lori) Colwell, Kelly (Kerri) Colwell, Tonya (Gerry) Dodds, Michael Nelson, and his very dear friend, Clare Edwards, and her children, Ashtin (Bonnie), Breanne (Travis) Styner and Lyndin (Annie).  Loren was predeceased by his parents, Arthur (1997) and Frances (1983), and older brother, Lloyd (1993).

Loren started his career in oil/gas with Amoco but found his niche and love working as pipeline consultant for his last 25 years, there wasn’t much he didn’t see or do in the industry.   He was a workaholic in every sense of the word.

Loren loved life.  He will be remembered by all as a warm, soft-hearted person who could not say “no” to anyone.  He loved to be around people, especially his son, Jason. 

Loren was always there to share his vast array of knowledge to help his relatives and friends with any projects they needed.  He was a teacher of all things.

Loren was self-made and self-reliant.  From his skills with every kind of tool that could fashion wood or metal, brick or cement, he engaged with the world as a man who could be its master.

Loren relished all the good things in life including fishing, hockey, hunting, dirt biking, photography, dining out, food, cooking, music but especially his friends and family.  The number of people that knew and loved Loren was legion and he cherished and valued everyone in his life.

Loren was loyal.  His faithfulness to the people in his life could be seen in his devotion to his family and friends and even strangers as you could always count on him to be there.  He never let another man down. He fulfilled every obligation he ever undertook. His word was his bond, and everyone knew it. I never heard him utter a lie, nor intentionally deceive.

Loren was never stingy.  The generosity he expressed with his money and his time matched his generosity of his spirit. 

Loren loved a good joke.  His humor was never mean spirited, nor designed to hurt or humiliate.  He relished in teasing and found humour in everything.  His “one liners” and his wit was just a small indication of the intelligence he had.

He not only was a father and grandpa but he was “Uncle Loren” to everyone.

Farewell, Loren!  You did good!  You did real good!  No man could ever make one more PROUD!

Cremation will take place and a service will be held at a later date.

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