Posted: September 14th, 2012

Arthur “Jim” Stabler passed away on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at the age of 65 years, beloved husband of Alvina of Redcliff. He also leaves to cherish his memory three children, Jim Stabler (Carla Wagenaar), Collin (Donna-Lee) Stabler and Rhonda (Terry) Blacquier; eight grandchildren Dylan, Brett, Rylan, Tyson, Cory, Kodi, Brittany and Colby; one special great granddaughter Brooklyn; as well as his chosen brother and good friend, Ralph Seefried. He was predeceased by his parents, Elsie and Arthur Stabler and a sister in infancy. Jim met and married the love of his life Alvina, on November 23rd 1968. He then worked for many years as a small engine mechanic, and just recently retired this past year. Drums and music were a passion for Jim, playing with a variety of bands throughout his life; where he met, and made many friends and memories. Jim loved to camp with his kids and his grandchildren, out at the lake or even in the kitchen forts some nights. He spent much of his time supporting his children and grandchildren in various sports, while munching on a bag of cheezies. Jim cherished his pets Gizmo and Jake. He was excited to continue his retirement journey and finally sit back and relax. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the S.P.C.A. – 55 Southwest Drive SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8E8 or to the Salvation Army 164 Stratton Way SE. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: subject heading: Jim Stabler, or you may visit and leave a message of condolence. Funeral Arrangements are by the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 540 South Railway St. SE, Medicine Hat T1A 4C2

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  1. Merle L Davies says:

    Sorry to hear of Jim’s passing at such a yount age. Memories will help you get throught this difficult time

  2. Brenda Chiba says:

    Dear Alvina:
    Cal and I were so saddened to read of Jim’s passing. I remember seeing him at REDI and always thinking he seemed like such a nice guy and that the two of you were so good together.
    From the paper I see that your family has grown considerably. They will no doubt provide you much comfort in the months ahead.
    I’m sure I’ll be thinking of you from time to time wondering how you are doing.
    Take good care of yourself and each other.

    Brenda and Cal Hauserman

  3. Debbie Gill Bakker says:

    Alvina and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you all. May the strength of family and friends help get you through this horrible time day by day. Jim touched so many lives and when I hear his name, I see his grinning face across the alley,and him waving when he is sitting outside!! He will always be fondly remembered and cherished in my heart. Hugs and love to you all.

  4. Duane Stabler says:

    Dear Jim Stabler family,
    Certainly, you don’t know me but Jim and I were third cousins. I knew of him but didn’t have any further details.

    I wish to express my deepest sympathy to all of you. I’m sure your husband and father was a good guy and will be deeply missed. I’d certainly have liked to meet him although I’ve only been in Medicine Hat a few times and was unaware of how to make contact.

    If you wish to contact me, please do so using as the email address. I live in Minnesota in the USA.

    My deepest sympathy to all who knew Jim.

    Duane Stabler

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