Garry Ronald CLEMENT

Garry Ronald CLEMENT

CLEMENT

Garry Ronald Clement was born to Winston and Freda Clement in Stettler, Alberta on December 19th, 1940 and passed away February 16th, 2014 in Stettler, Alberta at the age of 73 years. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 45 years, Barb Clement and 3 daughters: Camille Clement (Brent Owchar), Sheila (Chuck) Scheerschmidt, and Tanya Clement. Garry’s other treasures included grandchildren: Trevor Dahl, Ally Scheerschmidt, Levi Owchar, Kenzie Scheerschmidt, step-grandchildren Ashia and Amber Owchar. Also left to mourn are his mother-in-law Elaine McKay, brother Allan (Betty Jane) Clement, sister Sharon (Eric) Blouin, sister-in-law Darlene (Mike) Bedel, brother-in-law D’Arcy (Lisa) McKay and uncle Ron (Marina) Lloyd. He was predeceased by his mother Freda (Lloyd) Clement, father Winston Clement, brother Roger Clement, sister-in-law Arlene Clement and step granddaughter Krystal Owchar. Garry attended school in Donalda, Alberta till Grade 11 and then transferred to Lindsey Thurber High School in Red Deer, Alberta for his remaining 2 years. He was chosen to travel to England as a Queen Scout and did so very proudly. He then returned to work in the CIBC Bank in Donalda for 2 years before joining his Dad in the Hardware Business in 1962. It was 1968 when he met Barbara; they were united in marriage and began their family; raising three beautiful daughters: Camille, Sheila and Tanya. Barbara and he took over operation of Clement Hardware as a husband-wife team in 1981. They operated the business until 1994 in Donalda and then moved the Home Hardware Franchise to Bashaw, Alberta. Garry and family lived in Donalda for the majority of years before him and Barb moved to Bashaw in 2004 and then to Stettler in October 2013. Garry retired from the Hardware Business in 2005 after 43 years of service. Outside of work, Garry was involved in many outside curricular activities including being Mayor of Donalda for 10 years, various positions including President, Secretary and Treasurer for the Curling Club, Lions Club, Ag. Society, Bashaw Chamber of Commerce and Alberta Future’s Committee. He also served as the curling club’s draw master and icemaker for numerous years and of course participating in the sport himself at every chance. He travelled and competed in many bonspiels throughout Alberta. Garry later went on to enjoy the sport of golfing. He was a member of the Bashaw Golf and Country Club for many years eventually serving as a Director on that committee as well. Although Garry’s number one passion was his family, he could also be seen catching the odd Edmonton Oilers’ and Eskimo games when the opportunity presented. Garry will be commonly remembered for his good nature and compassion for everyone alike. If he could help anyone, he would always give it his best. A celebration of Garry’s life was held on Sunday, February 23rd, 2014 in the Heartland Chapel of Stettler Funeral Home, Stettler, Alberta. Donations in memory of Garry may be made to Donalda Cemetery Club, Stettler Health Services Foundation- Palliative Care, S.T.A.R.S or to a charity of choice c/o Stettler Funeral Home and Crematorium, Box 1780, Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0, 403-742-3422, who were entrusted with the care and arrangements. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.stettlerfuneralhome.com


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