Posted: March 15th, 2013

1950 ~ 2013 Mr. Donald Wayne Holmstrom, beloved husband of Karen Irene  Holmstrom (nee Hoffart), passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Monday, March 11, 2013, at the age of  62 years.

Left to cherish Don’s memory is his wife, Karen;  mother, Louise from Foam Lake, SK., sons, Lance (Lora) of Edmonton, Bryan (Amanda) from Doha Qatar;  his seven wonderful grandchildren, Mikhala, Sean, Elizabeth, Isabelle, Ariana, Natasha, Nadia;  brothers, Robert of Churchbridge, SK., Ken (Lyla) of Tisdale, SK., as well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, great-great nieces and nephews.  Don was predeceased by his father, John Melvin Holmstrom and his sister-in-law, Thea.  Vigil Prayers will be recited at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Friday, March 15, 2013, at 7:00 P.M.  The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Parish, 1451 Strachan Road S.E., Medicine Hat on Saturday, March 16, 2013, at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Father Philip Le Celebrant.  Interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery.  (Condolences may be expressed by visiting If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made in Donald’s name directly to the Canadian Cancer Society for Lung Cancer Research, 102 Crestwood Square One, 1865 Dunmore Road S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta  T1A 1Z8.  Honoured to serve the family is Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta  T1A 4V4  Phone 403-527-6455.

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  1. LARRY STEIER says:

    so sorry to hear the bad news Karen. my have a wonderful family and friends that will help you throw.god bless,take care

  2. mhairi mcainsh says:

    Sosorry to hear of your loss. Thinking about you all at this sad time. Mhairi xx

  3. Sharon and Stan Dien says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you at this very sad time May the memories you share help ease the pain you know feel

  4. Carla Reed says:

    Hi Karen and family,
    So sorry I can’t be there at this sad time but my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    Take care

  5. Lyle and Jackie Jans says:

    Dear Karen and Family, Lyle and I would like to extend our condolences and prayers to you. We really enjoyed meeting Don this past summer.Prayers are with you.

  6. Vicki Todd says:

    We are all so sorry to hear of your loss. The girls send their love. xx

  7. Nancy says:

    The services this weekend heartfelt and joyous. It was wonderful to be present and feel the love of family. Love you all.

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