Posted: May 9th, 2013

After a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer, Elmer J. Bachmeier passed away on Monday, May 6, 2013, at the age of 69 years, beloved husband of Ann Bachmeier of Medicine Hat. He also leaves to cherish his memory two daughters, Roxanne (Vance) Hauck and Tracey Bachmeier (Jason Christmann) all of Medicine Hat; three grandchildren, Brianne (Tyson) Anderson, Matthew Hauck (Avari Davidson) and Chance Christmann; two grandpuppies Yager and Gibson; one brother, Leroy “Richard” (Pat) Bachmeier of Medicine Hat; two sisters, Eileen (Henry) Stoesz and Della (Ralph) Kurtz all of Medicine Hat; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Henry and Mary Bachmeier. Elmer was born July 30, 1943 and grew up in the Prelate, Saskatchewan area before moving to Medicine Hat as a teenager. He worked many jobs before settling into a career of “driving” for a living. Elmer logged many a mile as a Truck Driver hauling mobile homes around the country for many years with mom by his side on many trips. He then took his driving knowledge and experience and was employed by the City of Medicine Hat Transit Department as a Bus Driver for 30 years while making many a friend along the way with each mile driven. Due to illness Elmer retired. Dad’s pride and joy was watching his 1963 Ford Galaxy 500 XL come to life right before his eyes. He finally had a classic car of his very own which was a lifelong dream of his. Dad, mom and their car “MY BLU” could be seen driving all around town on those nice summer days and evenings. He loved his car. Elmer had a love of “Older Country Music” listening to George Jones, Merle Haggard and Conway Twitty to name a few, right up to his passing. Dad enjoyed his grandchildren, they always put a smile on his face. If he could help them with something or keep them out of trouble he did. He was always there for them and they all knew that. Papa Bus Driver, we will Pray for you, we will Miss you a Bunch and we will Love You for Free!! Those who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday evening from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. and at the church on Thursday from 9:30 – 10:25 a.m. Family and friends will gather for prayers in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated in Holy Family Parish (1451 Strachan Road SE) on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Matthew Emmelkamp celebrant. A private interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Carmel Hospice (St. Joseph’s Home) c/o 156 – 3 St. NE, Medicine Hat, T1A 5M1. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: subject heading: Elmer Bachmeieror you may visit www. 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. dawn says:

    Our most deepest condolences for your loss. May you find comfort in relying on the ever inviting arms of the Almighty God, who so lovingly tells us to throw all our burdens on Him and he will sustain us (psalms55:22).
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Deborah says:

    Dearest Tracey,
    My heart goes out to you and your family in the loss of your father. I only got to meet him a time or two but he seemed like such a gentle spirit. I wish for you all at this time and in the coming days, peace and strength with each other and all the memories. Talk about the “remember whens” helps so much xo

    Deborah De Groot

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