Obituary of Lealand “Lea” Bartlett WOOLEY
August 9, 1939 – Calgary, Alberta
April 30, 2021– Calgary, Alberta
Lea Wooley, beloved husband of Dianna Lynne Wooley (nee Foulds), of Calgary, AB, passed away on Friday, April 30, 2021 at the age of 81 years.
Lea “Red” was born in Calgary, AB, at the Calgary General Hospital on August 9, 1939. He and his parents lived in Calgary, then moved to Medicine Hat while his father served in the army during WW II. After the war, the family moved to a farm close to Larkspur. Lea attended a one-room schoolhouse that was close to their farm. In 1957, the farm was sold and the family moved into Westlock. Lea learned how to drive a truck from his father. Before moving back to Calgary, he drove for a variety of companies in and around Westlock.
While in Calgary, in May of 1967, he met Dianna. Following their engagement, Lea began driving for Consolidated Concrete (later know as Inland Concrete). Lea and Dianna were married in Calgary on May 4, 1968. Sadly, Lea passed away four days short of their 53rd wedding anniversary.
Lea (known as “Big Red” to his fellow drivers) retired from Inland Concrete on August 30th, 1999.
Lea enjoyed hunting, camping, and going to Tim Horton's with his sons for coffee.
Besides his loving wife, Lea is survived by his son David Wooley, his two grandchildren, Spencer Harris and Alexandrea Wooley-Rochon, great-grandchild Elijah Wooley-Rochon and sisters, Jo-Anne MacDonald and Pat Foulds. He is also survived by a niece Erin, a nephew Ben; and many cousins.
Lea was predeceased by his son, Jason Wooley (2008), by his mother, Gladys Wooley (1992) and by his father, John Henry Wooley (1985). Lea was also predeceased by two sisters, Claudia (age 6, 1942) and Barbara (infant, 1938).
A Private Funeral Service will be held, on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Queen’s Park Cemetery.
In living memory of Lealand Wooley, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Eastside, 5388 Memorial Drive NE, Calgary, AB T2A 3V9, Telephone: 403-248-8585.