Posted: February 13th, 2013


It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that Adam Mathias Loran passed away peacefully with family by his side at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at the age of 89 years.  Adam’s memory will live on in the hearts of his family; wife, Margaret;  children, Bill (Carol-Leah) Loran, Elinor (Fred) Regner, Richard (Sharon) Loran, Bev (Ray) Francis, Leonard (Lori) Loran, Terry (Terrance) Sawchuk, Pat Loran (Gord) and Kathy (Les) Meyer.  He also leaves to cherish his memory, 23 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and 4 great great-grandchildren;  Sandy the dog and Billy the cat, including numerous friends and loved ones.  Adam was born in Krupp, SK., and joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1943 until 1945 serving as a mechanic.  Adam married the love of his life, Margaret Lanz on October 9, 1944.  They farmed in southern Saskatchewan until 1975 when they moved their family to the NWT where he worked as a journeyman heavy duty mechanic at the Cominco Mines.  Adam was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion for 35 years.  He retired to Lethbridge in 1985 and then to Dunmore in 2006 where he lived his life everyday to the fullest.  His passions were his family, woodworking, fishing, cards and most of all his guitar.  The celebration of Adam’s life will take place for family and friends at the Redcliff Legion, 302 Broadway Avenue East, Redcliff, Alberta on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 1:00 P.M.  Private family Interment will take place in the Field of Honor, Redcliff Cemetery.  (Condolences may be expressed by visiting  Memorial donations in Adam’s name may be made directly to the Salvation Army Church, 164 Stratton Way SE, Medicine Hat, AB.  T1B 3R3 or to the SPCA, 55 Southwest Drive S.W., Medicine Hat, AB.  T1A 8E8. Honoured to serve the family is Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4  Phone 403-527-6455.

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  1. Barry and Gwen says:

    Bill and Carol-Leah
    Sorry to hear of your dad’s passing Bill. You’ll have many memories to help you through the sad times.

  2. Gerri Holmes says:

    One of my blessings when I moved to Eston was meeting Adam and Margaret Loran(the lady who reminded me so much of my own grandmother Genevieve Meier(Lanz). To my surprise to find out they were related. Over the years Kathy even babysat for me. I have often thought about you and wondered where you ended up. My heartfelt sympathy to you in the loss of a man I have fond memories of. Thoughts and prayers. Gerri Holmes

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