March 27, 1938 – May 13, 2021
It is with deep sadness that the family of Uldis Delveris announce his peaceful passing on May 13, 2021, at home with his family at his side.
Uldis is much loved and remembered dearly by his wife Ann, his daughters Carol (Jude), Diane (Bill) and Brenda (Sandy), grandchildren Ewan, Jake, Abby and Ethan, sister Arija, niece Ilze (Bryon), and nephew Maris (Annette). Also his extended family Cathy (Jim), Doug (Jolene), and grandchildren Nathan, Brett, Lauren and Jocelyn. He was predeceased by his first wife Irene of 38 years, brother in-laws John and Janis (John) and niece Sandra.
Uldis was known for his kind, generous, warm and loyal nature and was blessed to have many lifelong friends. He was also a very proud, devoted and loving grandfather who happily spent countless hours at hockey arenas, soccer fields, gymnastic competitions and dance events.
Uldis was born in Daugavpils, Latvia on March 27, 1938 but was forced to flee with family as a child during the Second World War. He lived in Germany before immigrating to Canada in 1949. He was a natural athlete and was very active hiking, biking and golfing with family and friends, and enjoyed travelling extensively. Uldis was a keen student graduating from the University of Alberta with a degree in Electrical Engineering and worked for AGT (now Telus) for most of his career until retirement.
The family would like to express their appreciation for all the love, friendship and support that was graciously provided throughout his lifetime and especially during this difficult time. We would also like to acknowledge the Palliative Care Team, Pod F, as well as the other health care workers that provided care and kindness to Uldis during his illness.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca) or the Aplastic Anemia and Myelodysplasia Association of Canada (www.aamac.ca).
Cremation has already taken place
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at Hainstock’s Funeral Home in Edmonton. If you wish to view the livestream of the service, please click on the link below:
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May 31, 2021
Dear Ann, I'm a bit behind, just learning of Uldis' passing today. I'm so sorry for your loss. There are people we are just naturally drawn to and both, you and Uldis, are/were those kind of people for me. Uldis was a dear soul, gentle and kind. I'm sure you will miss him a great deal. My thoughts are with you.
May 29, 2021
Carol, Dianne, Brenda & Ann,
I am so sorry to hear of your Dad, husband’s passing. I will always hold our memories of camping, grey cups, New Years celebrations close to my heart. Uldis was a gentle soul, always kind and patient. He will be forever remembered and sadly missed. My condolences to all of you, from the bottom of my heart.
Bill & Wynne Edwards
May 27, 2021
To Ann and to Uldis' and Ann's families.
We have had the privilege of knowing Uldis over many years - back to before he and Irene were married. Bill had a long career at Telus (AGT) and his relationship with Uldis started in the early sixties when Bill was a summer student and Uldis was an engineer in Training. We continued to be part of the same group of AGT friends for many years. Irene and I hit it off right away with both of us being working nurses. When both Uldis and Ann were left without spouses after many happy years with Irene and Gary, it finally dawned on Bill and I that Uldis and Ann could be a good match. Bill introduced the idea to Uldis and I spoke to Ann. We left on an extended holiday and came back to Edmonton to learn that our only matchmaking attempt was a huge success. In the end they had only 13 years together but what a full and happy life they shared. After "attending" the service today we are reminded of how precious life is and we wish we had spent more time with them over those years. Although he wasn't' a young man, Uldis was full of energy and interested in all that life had to offer him and he left us too soon. We are holding all of you in our hearts today.
Bill and Wynne Edwards
May 27, 2021
Carol, Diane and Brenda,
What a wonderful service for your father. We have not seen each other for many years but we did see you often when you lived on 36 Ave as children. You used to come to our house to jump on the trampoline and your mom was a friend. Our children were Carolyn, Brian and Gordon. My thoughts are with you at this time.
May 26, 2021
So very sorry for your loss. Uldi was a gentle, compassionate soul and am honoured to have know him and all the family.
Unfortunately, Uldi had several shortcomings; namely his love of the Oilers and the Eskimos.
He did love his Edmonton teams!!!!!
All our love
Marilyn & Gary (proud Calgarians)
May 26, 2021
Brenda, Carol, Dianne, Ann; we hope you find comfort in these memories and in one another during these difficult times.
One of my fondest memories of your dad, was when my kids were younger and he and Ann stopped in to visit at Marilyn and Gary’s place with their “house on wheels”. My kids were so enthusiastic to get the chance to go inside an actual RV and check it all out. They had millions of questions and felt so lucky to explore inside. Uldis was hence forth always referred to as the grandpa with the house on wheels.
My kids were saddened to hear of his death and expressed empathy over his daughters now sharing their pain of loosing a father.
Love to you all
Cindy (Layla and Matias)
May 25, 2021
Dear Ann ,
I am so sorry to hear of Uldis’ passing. I enjoyed your company on our bike rides together and socializing at ski club events.. I recall Uldis’ help on one ride in St. Albert. At the farthest point from our starting spot, my entire pedal came off my bike and I was faced with a long walk back. Ever helpful, Uldis secured a tool from a local town worker and got my pedal back on for me. I was forever grateful. Treasure the many memories of his kindnesses and he will always be with you.
Sincerely, Lois Swane
May 20, 2021
My sincere condolences to Ann and all the family. I remember that Uldis was a quiet, gentle man with a twinkle in his eye. He always showed an interest and concern for the others in the cycling group when we stopped for coffee. I am sad for your loss but feel fortunate that I had the opportunity to meet him.
Norma Kabaroff RMSSC
Michael & Catherine Froyd
May 19, 2021
Deepest Condolences to you Ann ❤️
May 18, 2021
Dear Ann and family, Ron and I are saddened to hear of Uldis’s passing. We have fond memories of our golfing exploits, dinners together and deciding who had bragging rights. Our condolences to you and both families, we know Uldis was well loved.
Ron and Louise Esch
May 15, 2021
My condolences to you Ann
Shirley Powell, Rocky Mountain Seniors Ski Club