Posted: September 17th, 2013

Gary John Michael Thiessen of Medicine Hat beloved husband of Linda passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with a lengthy illness on September 12, 2013 at the age of 60 years.

Gary was born in Drumheller on February 21, 1953 to John and Margaret Thiessen. Gary attended St. Anthony’sSchool. Gary worked in underground construction from the age of 18 until the time of his illness. Gary was very interested in sports, but his overall passion was for the “Oilers”. He even created a room in his home filled with “Oiler” Memorabilia. He leaves to mourn, his loving wife Linda, sons, Mike (Denise), Riley and Sheldon, his sister, Marg, Pat (Merv), Carol (Ian), 12 grandchildren, step children, Robin, Chris , Vicki, his in-laws, Bill and Ruth Adams, Alan and Debbie McRae, Jim Adams and Brenda Schulmeister, and numerous nieces and nephews. Gary was predeceased by his son, Ryan, grandson Braeden in infancey, parents and brother in-law Al Woolsey. Funeral Services for Gary Thiessen will be held at Courtney Winters Funeral Home(199- 2nd Street West, Drumheller) on Friday September 20, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. with Father Fernando as celebrant. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in memory of Gary to the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital “Palliative Care”, 666, 5th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6 A very special thank you to Jeff and Pauline Rose for their love and support through out our difficult journey. Also thank you to Dr. Elgersma, Dr. Weigel and all the hospital and support staff that gave such compassionate care.

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