RUMOHRPosted: November 14th, 2012
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Gerald Gerry Henry Rumohr of Medicine Hat announce his passing on Sunday, November 11, 2012, at the age of 88 years. Beloved husband of the late Marguerite Rumohr, he leaves to cherish his memory his children, Larry (Gwen) Rumohr and Brenda Lea (Ken) MacPhail; four grand children, Kalee, Carlyn, Shelby and Mitchell; two brothers, Kenneth (Agnes) Rumohr and Gordon (Grace) Rumohr; three sisters-in-law, Joyce, Barb and Hazel as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Mildred and William Rumohr; his wife, Marguerite on January 8, 2006; four brothers, George (Betty), Earl, Jim and Harold; one sister, Mary (Slim) Hazelwood; one granddaughter, Lauren MacPhail and his special friend, Alfreida Mantz.
Gerry was born in Sedalia, Alberta on March 31, 1924. He was the third eldest of eight children and grew up on the family farm where he learned the value of hard work. He graduated from New Brigden High School in 1943 and immediately enlisted in the Air Force. After his discharge and over the course of his lifetime, Gerry had several jobs. He was a beautician, a farm hand, a grocer, a clothier, and a taxidermist. He also worked seismic, sold RVs and worked for AGT.
Gerry met the love of his life, Marguerite Rumohr at a dance in Oyen and they were married on December 30, 1947. Larry arrived on the scene in 1948 in Trochu, Alberta. Brenda Lea came along 12 years later and was born in Calgary, Alberta.
Gerry was an extremely talented man and enjoyed many activities which included his love of fishing, hunting, camping, gardening, farming, welding, woodworking, silversmithing, lapidary, cooking, canning, raising rabbits, butchering, making sausage, telling jokes, leather tooling, seeking treasures at garage sales and reading western novels.
Gerry lived life to the fullest and was always active. His generosity included the annual planting of 1000 hills of potatoes that he donated to the Salvation Army annually. He was a man that would always share what he had with others. His circle of friends was large and that was due in part to his motto If you want to have a friend, you have to be a friend.
Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday evening, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:25 a.m. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend. Interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Carmel Hospice (St. Josephs Home) c/o 156 3rd Street NE, Medicine Hat, T1A 5M1. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: firstname.lastname@example.org subject heading: Gerald Rumohr, or you may visit www. gonebutnotforgotten.ca 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