1922 ~ WHITNEY ~ 2015

Posted: February 13th, 2015

Arthur Benjamin Hoops Whitney of Medicine Hat, died peacefully on Saturday, February 7th, 2015 at the grand age of 92 years. “ZIP” Whitney, son of Earl and Florence Whitney, rode away into a heavenly sunset on February 7th at St. Joseph’s Home for Aged in Medicine Hat after a very short battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; son, Arthur; and daughter-in-law, Nora, also of Medicine Hat; and seven step- grandchildren. Zip lived and worked the ranch in Cypress Hills, Saskatchewan, until the mid 60’s,then eventually retiring from the Cypress County as a Pest Control Officer in 1987. He loved to watch stampedes and boxing tournaments, especially social visits with a glass of homemade wine that loosened his tongue to reveal fascinating stories of his life and times. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. A Private Family Time of Remembrance will be held. Memorial gifts in Zip’s memory may be made to Operation Rainbow Canada, Suite 400 – 601 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5Z 4C2. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.comsubject heading Zip Whitney. Funeral arrangements 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

2 Condolences for “1922 ~ WHITNEY ~ 2015”

  1. Jim Whitney says:

    A truly gentle man I am proud to be related to. A man of compassion and understanding and a person willing to help anyone who needed it. Rest in Peace Zip and ride the range of heaven. You will be missed.

    Jim and Carol

  2. Sherri Peterson says:

    Uncle Zip was the best story teller. I could sit for hours listening to him. We spent many summers at their ranch. I loved it there. A few years ago I was so thankful to be able to bring my daughter to meet him and Margaret but I had to take a pass on his wine. He was a real cowboy legend to us and always will be. He had a gift of finding good in everything. I know In my heart he is happy to be with his mom and dad and mine. Zip and dad always had a little too much fun when they were together. I love you and will miss your phone calls and letters. Your knowledge of days gone by was priceless. Thank you for being you and standing true to what you believed in.

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