Posted: November 21st, 2012

April 5, 1930 – November 17, 2012 Mathias Leo Weisensel was born on April 5, 1930 in Cudworth, Saskatchewan to Thomas and Gertrude Weisensel.

He passed away peacefully at the Claresholm General Hospital, at the age of 82, on Saturday, November 17, 2012. Mathias leaves behind to mourn, his children, Ray Weisensel, Glen (Jean) Weisensel and Randy (Cathy) Weisensel; and his grandchildren, Nicole (Damon Larkin) Weisensel, and Ryan Weisensel. Also left to mourn are his step-children, Sharon (Dale Stewart- Deceased) Stewart, and Wayne (Lydia) Vadnais; his step-grandchildren, Heather (Tony) Penner and Sherry (Mike) Anderson, as well as, Daryl Vadnais, and Cindy Vadnais; his brothers, Harold (Matilda) Weisensel, Ralph Weisensel, and Leo (Joan) Weisensel; his step-brother Ron (Rosa) Weisensel, his sisters-in-law, Ann Weisensel and Marion Weisensel; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mathias was predeceased by his wife Nellie Weisensel (nee Vadnais); his parents, Thomas and Gertrude Weisensel; as well as his brothers, Edward Weisensel, Herbert Weisensel and Francis (Irene) Weisensel. Mathias worked as a Steam Engineer for thirty-four years. He enjoyed positions at the Claresholm Care Centre, as well as Empress Foods in Lethbridge. He willingly retired in 1993, and resided in Lethbridge until 2007, at which time he moved to Claresholm, where he spent five years at Parkside Manor. Mathias was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother, and friend. In his younger years, Mathias enjoyed his time playing with the Jolly Roger Hotel fast ball team. Following his time as a fast ball player, he went onto gain much respect as an umpire.  In his spare time he enjoyed Bartending at the Jolly Roger Hotel as well as the Bell Hotel, and spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoyed going back to Manitoba where he spent many years fishing with his brothers. The family wishes to recognize the loving care he received from the staff at the Claresholm General Hospital, and Claresholm Community Health Centre – Home Care Services. A celebration of Matt’s life will be held at LEYDEN’S CHAPEL OF REMEMBRANCE (4079 1st Street West) on Friday, November 23, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. Reception and Luncheon to follow at Christ the King Catholic Church Hall (344 – 50th Ave West). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Claresholm Health Foundation. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.leydens.com. Arrangements entrusted to LEYDEN’S FUNERAL HOME, Claresholm. Tel: 403-625-3212.

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