CLAUDE BISHOPPosted: April 9th, 2015
1922 ~ 2015
Claude Dalton Bishop passed away in Medicine Hat on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at the age of 93 years. Claude was born in Medicine Hat on March 8, 1922 and grew up on the family farm south of Etzikom. Even as a young man, his ambition was to go into business, which he did beginning in Etzikom with Bishop Lumber and Hardware and later in Bow Island where he owned and operated Bishop Motors and Bow Island Soil Services. Claude was a well-respected businessman in the Etzikom and Bow Island areas for many years. He is survived by his son, Patrick (Jacqueline) and their sons, Stephen and Ian; daughter, Valerie (Desmond) and their children, Erin, Mason, Jillian and Allison as well as his second wife, Theresa and her sons, Dana (Brenda) Couillard, Hal (Penny) Couillard and Craig (Kim) Couillard. Claude was predeceased by his first wife, Mildred; his sister, Rita Sargent; his brother, Robert Bishop; his sister, Madge Hadlington as well as Theresa’s son, Stuart Couillard. The Funeral Service will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Sidney Nelson officiating. Private family interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery with a time of fellowship thereafter in the Cook Southland Reception Facility. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting www.cooksouthland.com) If friends so desire, donations in memory of Claude may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Honoured to serve the family is
Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455
Claude was a very well respected man and I know my parents and Connie as well were very fond of him. He was always so kind and such a pleasant, gentle man. My sincere condolences to all of you.
We have so many fond memories of spending time with the Bishop family growing up. Mr. Bishop was always a very kind and generous man…a great businessman, and a treasured friend.
Pat and Val, please know we are thinking of you and your families as you lay your dad to rest, and send our love and condolences to you all.
Terry I am so sorry for your loss… lots of love from Christine at Shoppers.
We offer our condolences to All Claude’s Family.