1926 ~ Laurence Waldbauer ~2019

Posted: February 28th, 2019

Laurence Harold Waldbauer of Medicine Hat passed away on Sunday, February 24th, 2019 at the age of 93 years. Laurence was born on the farm southeast of Walsh on the Saskatchewan side on January 20th, 1926. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife of 71 and a half years, Joyce “Vivian”; one daughter, Alice Hamilton; one son, Gordon (Janet); two daughters-in-law, Linnette Waldbauer and Karen Waldbauer; 5 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Laurence was predeceased by two sons, Leslie Waldbauer and Brian Waldbauer; son-in-law, Lloyd Hamilton; grandson, Jay Hamilton; his parents Ferdinand and Christina (Flemmer) Waldbauer, his two sisters, Louise Schacher and Allie Meier.

Laurence was one of the founding members of the Southeastern Beef Breeders Association until it was dissolved and proudly raised pure breed Hereford cattle until 1970. Being a farmer, he was a jack of all trades – built the family home, corrals, sheds and even a boat! Dad could work on any engine and get it running. When the family got a chance to leave the yard, they headed for Elkwater to waterski and to fish. Mum & Dad left the farm and moved to Walsh in 1980. In 1994 they moved to Medicine Hat. There, Dad spent a lot of time at auction sales and cattle sales. Mum & Dad enjoyed going to the musical jamborees in Kimberley, BC and Craven, SK. You could always find Mum & Dad at the Dairy Queen having coffee with their friends.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so on Thursday at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL on Friday, March 1st, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Laurence Waldbauer. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, “The Chapel in the Park” #1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5 (403)528-2599 www.saamis.com inquiry@saamis.com Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.

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  1. Dixie Larocque (Kusler) says:

    My sincerest condolences to the family of Laurence. I have fond memories of hearing stories when my dad and Laurence were growing up. Thinking of you all.

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