1929 ~ RAWLEIGH ~ 2013

Posted: May 14th, 2013

Mr. William “Bill” Jesse Rawleigh, beloved husband of Mrs. Madeline Rawleigh of Medicine Hat, passed away on Friday, May 10th, 2013 at the age of 83 years. Bill also leaves to cherish his memory four children, Joan (Garry) Russell, Wayne (Wendy), Gordon (Leah-Ann) all of Medicine Hat, and Dale “Tex” of Fox Valley, SK; seven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law, Allan Sibbald, and one sister-in-law, Ellen Rawleigh, both of Calgary. Bill was predeceased by his parents, Jesse and Lela Rawleigh; two brothers, Ralph and David (Elsie) Rawleigh; and two sisters, Margaret Sibbald and Stella Rawleigh. Bill was born in Calgary on September 3rd, 1929 and was raised and educated in Bow City. He worked as a cat skinner before meeting his future wife, Madeline Hanson, in Tilley. Bill and Madeline were married in Brooks on September 13th, 1951. Bill then worked as a grain buyer for 37 years in Tilley, Drumheller, Fort MacLeod and Hussar before retiring to Medicine Hat. He was an avid hockey and baseball player and coach for many years and will be deeply missed by his family and friends. A Private Funeral Service will be held in SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, with Reverend Dr. Shane P. Andrus officiating. A Private Interment will take place at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Bill’s memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #102, 73 – 7th Street SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 1J2, or to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, #124, 430 – 6th Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2S8. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or www.gonebutnotforgotten.ca or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Bill Rawleigh. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone (403)528-2599

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  1. Naydene Rudd says:

    Gordon & Leah-Ann,

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear father and father-in-law. Please know that I am thinking of you both at this sad time in your lives.

    Your friend, Naydene Rudd

  2. Merle Derzaph says:

    Gordon and Leah-Ann, We express our deepest sympathy to both of you in the loss of your dearest father and father-in-law. May his memories live in your hearts forever and let God give you the courage and strength to carry on.
    Friends Jim and Merle Derzaph

  3. Dawn says:

    Our most heartfelt condolences for your loss. May the Almighty God strengthen you through this difficult time (Psalms55:22).
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Cecelia Sharp says:

    Our heartfelt sympathy to all the family on Bill’s passing. He will be sadly missed. God Bless. Cecelia Sharp and family.

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