Henry Eugene Woodruff

February 09, 1939 - July 01, 2022


Obituary For Henry Eugene Woodruff

Henry Eugene Woodruff, resident of Grande Prairie, AB, formerly of DeBolt, AB, passed away on Friday, July 1, 2022, at Grande Prairie, AB, at the age of 83 years.

Henry was born on February 9, 1939, at Lamont, AB. He was raised on the family farm as the youngest of five siblings. He attended Grimsby school in rural Lamont, and then continued to work hard at attaining his Heavy-Duty Mechanic’s license at R Angus Caterpillar in Edmonton, AB. Henry enjoyed being a Heavy- Duty Mechanic, it took him to places like Fort McMurray, BC, and Ontario on various pipelines. He also worked at various shops over the years, including many years at Union Tractor in Grande Prairie, AB.

Henry was a quiet, observant person who did not get overwhelmed with the details of any given situation. He was understanding to the trials that anyone could be going through at any given time. He was compassionate and understanding.

Henry really enjoyed working closely with the animals on the farm. Some of them were known to be more like pets. Henry would spend hours every day mending fences and walking out into every kind of weather, checking his livestock and pastures.

He will be sadly missed by his wife of 57 years Thurine Woodruff, and his sons Jason and Jimmy Woodruff. Henry was blessed with seven special children in his life that all looked up to him as Grandpa. They will miss him dearly.

Henry was predeceased by his parents Hyram and Martha Woodruff; brother Neil Woodruff; as well as sisters Eleanor Glasman, and Betty Woodruff.

Henry’s Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2022, at 1:00pm, at the Grande Prairie Alliance Church (15502 102 St). Interment to follow at the Grande Prairie Cemetery (84th Ave and 112th St). A luncheon will follow after the interment at Oliver’s Funeral Home in Grande Prairie (10005 107 Ave).

Memorial Donations may be made to the Grande Prairie Alliance Church Mission’s Fund (15502 102 St, T8X 0J6), or to Rising Above Treatment Center in Grande Prairie, AB (11007 106 St, T8V 2Z3).

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  • 05/31/2023

    Dear Thurine - I have a neighbor here in White Rock who is moving soon to Grand Prairie and that made me think of you folks. I looked up Henry and saddened to learn of his passing last year. I trust you are doing OK and so glad to hear you have seven(!) lovely grandchildren. Sid passed back in 2011! God bless you & your family,! June Gates @ 💗

  • 09/08/2022

    Dear Thurine & family, so sorry to hear of Henry's passing. My deepest sympathy to you all. Lots of love, Levola

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