1939 ~ BARRY UDELL ~ 2018

Posted: March 19th, 2018

Barry Laverne Udell of Medicine Hat, passed away in his sleep after a 2-year battle with cancer early Saturday morning, March 17, 2018, at the age of 78 years. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 45 years, Marlene (nee Peters); son, “Kristian” Tyler (Charlotte), special grandchildren Reid & Zoey; his sister, Val Piot; brothers, Doug (Lorraine), Bill, Wes (Marg); Marlene’s family, Cheryl (Gary) Pigula, Debbie (Don) Meier, Connie (Ken) Fandrick; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Barry is predeceased by his parents, William & Florence, brother-in-law, Herb, sister-in-law, Elaine; as well as by Marlene’s parents, Frank & Rose Peters. Barry was born in Vancouver and spent his younger life in Brandon, Manitoba. He was a hockey player, drafted by the NY Rangers. Barry spent 5 years in the Canadian Navy where he became a Master Electrician. He met his wife Marlene in Calgary playing fastball and they were married in Medicine Hat. For a number of years, Barry & Marlene were self-employed with Barry’s Electric and later they became Class 1 truck drivers where they long hauled until they sold the business. Later Barry did some oil hauling for Al & Brenda Gabel, his good friends. Once he retired he spent many years going South through the winter months. His last adventure brought them back from Yuma on February 15. Barry will be missed by all those who knew and loved him. At Barry’s request there will be no formal funeral service. Memorial gifts in Barry’s name may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Barry Udell. Arrangements are entrusted to

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