1946 ~ GAETZ ~ 2014

Posted: September 29th, 2014

Robert Gaetz, beloved husband of Penny Gaetz of Medicine Hat, passed away on Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at the age of 68 years. Robert leaves to cherish his memory his son, Kyle Gaetz; five brothers, Joe (Ruth), Raymond (Gladys), Pius (Francis), Leo (Johanne), and James (Rachel); three sisters, Kay Bowes, Sister Bernadette \”Theresa\” Gaetz, and Shirley (Howard) Sharpe; two brothers-in-law, Frank Besplug and Peter (Naomi) Simpson; two sisters-in-law, Nancy (Bob) Webster and Wendy Hughes; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Robert was predeceased by his parents, Christian and Mary; one brother, Martin (Rose); one sister, Rosemarie Besplug; one brother-in-law, Basil Bowes; one sister-in-law, Audrey Heidenger; and Penny\’s parents, Pete and Audrey Simpson. Robert was born and raised in Medicine Hat. He worked for Alberta Wheat Pool before becoming employed with the City of Medicine Hat working at the Power Plant for 27 years until his retirement. He also farmed southwest of Medicine Hat for the past 21 years. Robert married Penny Simpson on April 12th, 1971 at St. Patrick\’s Roman Catholic Church. His love of farming was surpassed only by the love for his family. He was very sociable and loved visiting with old and new friends alike. Robert will be deeply missed by all his family and friends. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Monday from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be said at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL on Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. PATRICK\’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 238 – 2nd Avenue NE, on Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with Father Tomy Manjaly, celebrant. Interment will follow in the Roman Catholic Section at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Robert\’s memory may be made to AJ\’s Loan Cupboard, Box 45006, Mackenzie Drugs Postal Outlet, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 0B1; Palliative Care Unit or the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre, both c/o Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, 666 – 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Robert Gaetz. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, \”The Chapel in the Park\”, locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone (403)528-2599

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  1. Barry Sulz says:

    Penny and family, my heart goes out to you, I will miss Bob and his very lengthy talks of farming mailboxes.

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