Posted: July 11th, 2016

1922 ~ 2016

Alfred Lyndon Best “Lyndy” beloved husband of 71 years to Zoe, passed away peacefully on July 5, 2016. He leaves to cherish his memory his son, Lyndon “Skip” (Valerie), daughter, Debra; brother John; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Lyndy was predeceased by his parents, Lyndon & Margaret Best; his sisters, Eileen (Hugh) McEwen and Kathleen (John) Barnes and his brother Gerald (Marilyn) Best. Lyndy served as a navigator in the R.C.A.F in WWII. He began and ended his 44 year career with the T Eaton Company in Winnipeg having served in many managerial capacities in Moose Jaw, Regina, and North Battleford. Lyndy enjoyed golfing, curling and singing in Barbershop Quartets. His community commitments included memberships in Rotary, Kiwanis, Moose Jaw Military Institute, Moose Jaw Family Services and the Regina Emergency Measures Organization. The latter two included Board participation. After retirement Lyndy and Zoe became “snowbirds” during which they found their passion for square-dancing. They made their home in Medicine Hat in 2004 where Lyndy continued his life of generosity, kindness and friendship to everyone. He was a gentleman blessed with endless Irish wit and will sorely be missed at family gatherings that he loved so very much. His family wishes to extend heartfelt appreciation to the staff of Home Care and to all the Hospital and Health Care staff on the 6th floor of the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital for their compassionate care. At Lyndy’s request, cremation has taken place and no formal service will be held. A private celebration of life for immediate family will be held in British Columbia. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Medicine Hat Canadian Mental Health Association, 204, 1865 Dunmore Road S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 1Z8. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at Honoured to serve the family is

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455

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