Harold Frank Hedin of Slave Lake, Alberta, passed away on October 01, 2017 at 4:31 pm at the age of 84 years. Harold was a strong man, a husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He is survived by his wife Hilda (Auger), his four children Leon (Gloria), Lana (Bernie) Gutowski, Ken, and Beverly (Dean) Finney all of the Slave Lake area, his eighteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Harold was smart and quick witted often brightening the day with teasing and laughter. His parents Fredrick and Eva (Hamelin) Hedin were one of the founding families in the area. Harold was one of seven children born in Canyon Creek. His is predeceased by his brothers Raymond of Calgary, AB, and Fred of Merritt, B.C. He is survived by his brother Robert of Victoria, BC, and sisters Rose from Calgary, and Eleanor and May of Edmonton. Harold & Hilda made Canyon Creek and then Slave Lake their home. He spent his youth serving his community as a fire fighter, laborer, fisherman, mill worker and serving Parks Canada until his retirement. Some of his more notable accomplishments and legacies include paving the way for many well known and loved scenic Slave Lake locations such as the Devonshire Beach road, the pathway to Marten Mountain Fire Tower and the hiking trails at Northshore and to Lily Creek. A private family memorial was held on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Parkinson’s Association of Alberta. We will always carry your memory in our hearts.
On the other side of the saddle, the trail follows a dry river course. Sand-filled wash-outs and smoothened granite rocks bear witness of the amounts of water that must have plunged down here during the rainy season for millions of years shaping this impressive landscape. The vast savannah at the bottom offers some grass for feeding oryxes and springboks, zebras and ostriches. With lots of luck, cheetahs or even a leopard may be spotted. We will follow a tributary of the Tsauchab river with camel thorn trees scattered on its banks. This is where wild animals enjoy the shade for cooling down in the heat of the midday sun. After approx. 2 hours, we reach the bottom of the next mountain.
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This school was originally called Lower Camp Creek School until Upper Camp Creek School took the name Mountain View, since when the distinguishing appelation is unnecessary.