Posted: November 16th, 2017


ARNOLD CHESTER ODEGARD, of Picture Butte, AB, beloved husband of 54 years to Elaine Odegard, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the age of 74 years.

He is the loving father of Grant Odegard (Colleen Hankinson) of Lethbridge and Carolyn (Russ) Wlad of Red Deer. He will always be remembered by his granddaughters: Carley, Robyn and Regan Wlad. Arnold is also survived by his brother-in-law Alan Egland, nieces, nephews and many lifelong friends.

Arnold was predeceased by his parents, Chester and Clara Odegard and half-sister Margaret Mehlen.

Arnold was born and raised on the farm, North of Picture Butte. Farming and ranching was his life and he would have it no other way. Dad loved the country life, being outdoors and close to nature. He always looked forward to a visit from his granddaughters.

Dad would do anything for anyone. His honesty, integrity, kindness, work ethic and common sense earned him the respect from all who knew him. Arnold was an avid gun collector and expert marksman. Dad battled with cancer for the last 18 months of his life. A very special thank you to the Palliative Care team at St. Michael’s Health Centre for their kindness.

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects at a Visitation at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Sunday, November 19, 2017 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

A Family Inurnment Service will be held at the BOWVILLE CEMETERY on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 11:00 A.M., with a Celebration of Arnold’s Life to follow at the MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 – 15 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Trevor Potter officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Arnold’s memory to the Lethbridge Humane Society, 2920 – 16 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB, T1H 5E9.

To send a condolence, please visit www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com

One Condolence for “ODEGARD, Arnold”

  1. Chris & Jack Wilson says:

    Our heart goes out to Elaine and her family. Arnold was a true gentleman and a great friend to many people in the community. So sorry to hear abou his passing.

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