1942 ~ HARRY “TAD” MINOR ~ 2020

Posted: September 18th, 2020

Harry McCall “Tad” Minor of Medicine Hat passed away on Friday, September 11th, 2020 at the age of 78 years. Harry leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Fay; children, Thane Minor of Medicine Hat, Tammy (Guy) Shapka of Alix, AB, and Tim Minor of Sylvan Lake, AB; grandchildren, Tanner, Teagan, Kate, and Callum; brother, Joe Minor; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Tad was predeceased by his parents, Perry and Kay Minor; brothers, Tony Minor and Tim Minor; and one nephew, Aldon Minor. Tad attended school in Brooks then went to Nebraska to finish high school and play football. At age 16, Tad qualified for the Olympics in trapshooting but was unable to attend because of school. He received his auctioneer training in Iowa, married Fay in 1962 and moved to Winnipeg to start his career at the stockyards. Tad, Fay and their three children came back to Medicine Hat in 1967. He established his reputation as an honest cattle buyer and had several clients for three generations. His wit and one liners were well known. Medicine Hat Golf Course was his summer home where he had many good friends. He was an avid card player and loved the horse races. He had a chair in almost every auction market in Southern Alberta and Saskatchewan and knew most of the ranchers in this area. For many years, Tad enjoyed watching his son in-law Guy Shapka compete as a professional saddle bronc rider. Tad was especially proud of all four of his grandchildren. With his generous emotional and financial support they were able to play many high-level sports as well as attend Nursing and Law School. Tad will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved him. We know he is up there somewhere playing cards and entertaining everyone with his sense of humour. A private family graveside service will be held in October. Memorial gifts in Tad’s memory may be made to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre, c/o Medicine Hat & District Health Foundation, 666 5 St SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 4H6 or to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, c/o Foothills Medical Centre, 1331 29 St NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4N2. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Harry Minor. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

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4 Condolences for “1942 ~ HARRY “TAD” MINOR ~ 2020”

  1. Jean Richardson says:

    Tammy and families-I am sending you my prayers and condolences. I am so sorry for the passing of your Father. Hang on to and cherish all your memories,

  2. Freda Bertelsen says:

    Faye and family: Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beloved Tad. He was always quick witted and had an answer for everything. Fly with the Angels Tad (Cupcake) thats what we called him. Freda and Harold Bertelsen.

  3. Penny Felesky Porcina says:

    Thinking Of All Tads Family at this difficult time. Sorry for the loss of a great guy. My family and i knew Tad for many years. He was always fun and quick witted! My condolences to Family and his many Friends.

  4. Jody (Lukasiewich) Dumanowski says:

    Tammy and Family, my condolences to you all. It is so heartbreaking to lose not only the patriarch of your family but a great, big personality. May you find solace in all the little moments that made life with your dad so memorable. Wishing you peace as time goes on.

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