PREGITZER LawrencePosted: March 9th, 2013
1936 – 2013
With saddened hearts, the family of Jerry Lawrence Pregitzer announce that
he passed away peacefully with family by his side on Monday, March 4, 2013
at the age of 76 years.
A private burial service was held at Friedens Cemetery near Hanna, Alberta,
to honour Lawrence’s request.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the Taber
Curling Club, 4712 – 50 Street, Taber on Saturday, April 27, 2013 between
1:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website
Lawrence is survived by four daughters Brenda Pregitzer of Calgary and her
children Jonathon Maxwell, Jeffery Maxwell, Lindsay (with daughter Isabella)
Maxwell; Colleen Goldie of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and her children Cam
(Laura) Goldie, Chad (Sheri with son Kyson, daughter Hadley), Corin Goldie
(with daughter Joclynn, sons Kadince and Liam); Heather (Darcy) Miller of
Taber and their children Cody, Dylan, Josh, Ben, Amy; Nancy (Cam) Dyck of
Swift Current, Saskatchewan and their children Jasmine, Kelsey, Danelle,
Hannah. He is also survived by his sister LaVonne Harrison of Hanna and her
children Les (Connie) Harrison and family, Ryan (Barb) Harrison; his brother
Raymond (Dianne) Pregitzer of Iowa and their children Shauna (Jered) Dieter
and family, Damion (Katherine) Pregitzer and also by his aunt Terry Faechner
He was predeceased by his father Henry G. Pregitzer, his mother Freda
Haller and his brother-in-law Leonard Harrison.
Lawrence was born in Hanna on March 28, 1936. After overcoming adversity,
he spent more than thirty five years dedicated to helping people, lending a
hand and his home to whomever was in need, resulting in lifetime friendships
with those who will miss him dearly.
During the sixties and early seventies, Lawrence had a love of curling.
After moving to Taber, he became very involved with the Taber Curling Club.
Some might say he was an expert ice maker. Lawrence participated in many
curling bonspiels, most notably defeated by Ron Northcott in the game,
coming down to the last rock, to qualify for the Brier in 1966. Rare in a
curler’s career, is there an opportunity to throw an Eight Ender. In 1974,
Lawrence, as skip, proudly achieved an Eight Ender at the Lethbridge Curling
After leaving the family farm in the Hand Hills area near Hanna, Lawrence
worked in a variety of occupations starting with the coal mine industry. In
1965, he graduated from SAIT in Calgary with a Motor Mechanics Certificate.
He worked at Jimmy’s Auto Service in Hanna and also Perdue Motors in Taber.
He eventually started his own company, Ann Monica Tank Services and hauled
water in the oil patch. He later worked for Trico/Triwell Oilfield
Construction, moving equipment.
Lawrence always had a passion and masterful skill in wood working. As a
young man, he started with Fretsaw wood carvings then expanded into cabinet
making and small projects. His true talent lay in refinishing antiques.
Lawrence’s attention to detail was evident in each of his finished pieces
which reflected his amazing talent of carpentry and wood finishing.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Lawrence’s name may be made
directly to the Taber & District Health Foundation (Active Care Unit), 4326
– 50 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1N9.
The family would like to sincerely thank the staff of the Taber Hospital
for the compassionate and loving care they offered to their Dad.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403)