Posted: January 18th, 2018

1929 ~ 2018

Alistair MacArthur, beloved husband of Eleanor, passed away on Monday, January 15th, 2018 at the age of 88 years. Alistair leaves to cherish his memory his children, Jim (Patricia) and Allyson; one grandchild, Brooks; sister, Jean “Peggy” (Bill) Taylor; sister-in-law, Marcy (Len) Forbes; four nephews, and one niece. Alistair was predeceased by his parents, James and Mabel; one brother, Hugh; and in-laws, Richard and Cora Hansen. Alistair was born on April 10th, 1929 in Medicine Hat and started school in Walsh in 1936 and completed high school in Irvine. He then went on to Olds School of Agriculture returning home to ranch. On November 8th, 1958, Alistair married Eleanor Hansen and they lived on the MacDonald place north of Walsh. He was involved with the Walsh Cattle Marketing Association and, along with his partners, built Hat Livestock Auction in 1969 in Medicine Hat and sold the business in 1977. He served as Vice-Chairman of the Alberta Cattle Commission in the late seventies and early eighties. Eleanor and Alistair continued to live at the MacDonald place until selling it to the Hargraves in February 1989. They then purchased a ranch northeast of Sceptre, Saskatchewan and enjoyed their time there making many new friends in the community. Eleanor and Alistair sold their Sceptre ranch and retired to Medicine Hat. Alistair will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by his family and friends. A Private Interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. The Funeral Service will be held at ST. JOHN’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 504 – 2nd Street SE, on Friday, January 19th, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. with Reverend Jeff Lackie officiating. Memorial gifts in Alistair’s memory may be made to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, 340D Maple Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 7L5, or to the charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Alistair MacArthur. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

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  1. Allan Sept says:

    So sorry to hear of Alistair’s passing, We won’t be able to attend the service as Shirley has an appointment in Calgary that day.
    Please accept our condolences.

  2. Dale & Chandra Weiss says:

    Jim & Pat,
    So sorry to hear about Alistair. May your many good memories of him help you & your family out at this time.

  3. Carol Anhorn says:

    Sorry to hear of Alistair’s passing. I have many fond memories of your friendship, Eleanor , and the MacArthur family.
    Please accept my condolences.

  4. Daryl Craypo says:

    Ally iam so so sorry to her about your Dad..I meet him and your Mom serveral times and what a great man and most important Father and Husband to your beatiful mom Eleanor…my father just passed away a few years ago and i kinda know the pain and loss that your going through…He was a great man and will be very much missed…give your mom a hug and tell her that my thoughts and prayers are with her and her beatiful family, pls,and all the family, tell her god be with you all…Brooks is ther for you and so is god…my prayers are with you and your family…God bless,love you all…Daryl…When ya up to it pls Ally pls give me a call…love ya always…What a GREAT MAN,HE WILL BE SO MISSED…iam just so shocked. Wish i could be there to give you a hug.

  5. Kathy Mosher says:

    Dear Allyson…my sympathy to you and families on the loss of your dad. May you find strength and comfort in family and friends. Prayers for all.

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