Posted: January 3rd, 2017

1947 – 2016

It is with deep sorrow that the family of Maurice ‘Butch’ Anthony Ganzer, beloved husband of Janet Lynne Ganzer, announce his passing in Medicine Hat, AB., on Thursday, December 29, 2016, at the age of 69 years. Butch was raised in Medicine Hat and attended McCoy High School until he went to Weyburn, SK to try his luck at making in the NHL for the Red Wings. He married the love of his life, Janet Bray at St. Patrick’s Church, on December 5, 1970. Butch proudly served in the RCMP for 3 years and 22 years in the Calgary police force. He was a loving husband and father, a caring citizen, a man for the world with a strong belief in justice for all. He was a protector. Butch loved baseball – playing and watching. He coached his sons in Little League and won the championship in 95′. His competitive spirit took hold even when he played ping pong. Butch studied people and could enjoy just watching their everyday activities while sipping a Tim’s with his buddy. He enjoyed barbecuing hamburgers, steaks and ribs for his family and impromptu guests. His greatest love was his family of whom he was very proud and loved beyond all telling. Butch will be forever missed in the hearts of his loving wife, Janet; his mother, Betty; his children, Maurae (Greg) Woitas, Genny (Ken) Doyle, Kora Kuehn, Ty (Raegan) Ganzer, John (Paloma) Ganzer, Luke (Olivia) Ganzer; grandchildren, Jesslyn & Makenna Woitas, Cody & Amber Doyle, Maya & Solomon Kuehn, Ari Ganzer; sister, Marlene (Ed) Lavoy as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins from both extended families. Butch was predeceased by his daughter, Nerissa and his father Tony. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, 238 – 2 Avenue NE, Medicine Hat, AB., on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, beginning at 10:45 a.m. with Reverend Father Tomy Manjaly celebrant. Interment to take place in the family plot at Queens Park Cemetery, Calgary, AB., on Friday, January 6, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Butch’s name, may be made to the Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter (Phoenix Safe House) P.O. Box 2500, Medicine Hat, AB., T1A 8G8 or to the Champion Centre, 435 N Railway Street SE, Medicine Hat, AB. T1A 2Z3. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at www.cooksouthland.com) Honoured to serve the family is

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

7 Condolences for “BUTCH GANZER”

  1. Lenora and Dale stein says:

    To Janet, we are so sorry to hear about Butch’s passing! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your faith, family and friends help get you through this difficult time!

  2. Freda Bertelsen says:

    Janet and family: We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear husband and father. May god be with you during this hard time. Butch fly with the Angels and keep a watchful eye on your loving family. Janet every time you look into the night sky and see a twinkling star, you will know he is with you always. All our love Freda and Harold Bertelsen

  3. Linda Mather (Kobley) says:

    So sorry Janet for your loss my prayers and sympathies are with you and your family.

  4. Randy and Carol Bray says:

    Janet, Betty and family,

    We are so sorry to read on the internet of the passing of Butch. We want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Hope all your precious memories over the years will help sustain help you in the future.

    Randy and Carol Bray.
    Cranbrook B.C.

  5. Ron and Susan says:

    Janet and family: Sorry to hear of Butch’s passing. Our thoughts and
    prayers are with you
    Ron and Susan

  6. Debbie Nichols (Dunn) says:

    Janet I am so sorry to hear of Butche’s passing,my thoughts and prayers are with you all.I wish I had gotten to Medicine Hat to see you all,please Take Care

  7. Pierre Rousseau says:

    Sincere condoleances to the family of this ex “T” Troop mate during RCMP training in Regina Sask in 1967.

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