1924 – 2021
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Simon Timothy Voeller. Simon passed away on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital at the age of 96 years. He will be deeply missed by his sons, Larry (Cindy) and Ray (Anna); grandchildren, Aimee (Troy), Michael, Brett (Kennedy), Lisa (Walter), Bradley (Alaina), Chelsey (Ben), Derek and Jesse (Kaila) as well as three great-grandchildren, Sierra, Monroe and Nash. Along with his beloved wife, Mary, Simon was predeceased by his parents, Helen and Michael; brothers, Casper and Tony; sister, Anne Sauer as well as numerous other relatives. Simon was born on July 16, 1924, on the family farm in Maleb, AB., where he was raised and attended the Glen Echo School. He married his true love, Mary on June 19, 1951, and together they farmed and raised their two sons. In 1975, they purchased a home in Medicine Hat but continued to farm until the mid 1980’s. Even after dad retired from farming, he could still be counted on to bring out parts or help out in the field. His love for the land never left him. Dad was an extremely talented musician and played the banjo and violin. He played at numerous places and events throughout his lifetime with family members and friends. Many family and school reunions were entertained by his music. Dad “Loved to Play » and we are sure he is already “Fiddling Around in Heaven.” He also enjoyed traveling throughout his life in his truck and camper and later in his motorhome with Mom. They ventured to many places, most of which always had a lake to put his boat and fishing gear to good use. He loved to fish and camp with friends and he always had some kind of fishing story to share with the family. Dad also loved company. Many nights were spent around the kitchen table playing cards or in the basement having a jam session or just simply having a visit… he loved to socialize! Dad adored his family and loved being able to watch his grandchildren grow up. They all loved him and his sense of humour especially when he would tease their grandma Mary, then look at them with that mischievous twinkle in his eye and that smirk on his face. We are all better people from having Dad in our lives and we will all miss him terribly, but do find some comfort knowing he has been reunited with Mom. A big thank you to Meadowlands for all of their care they provided to Dad. Due to COVID – 19 restrictions, the Funeral Celebration will be by invitation only. A Celebration of Simon’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, on Thursday, April 29, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. with Deacon Terry Olson officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Those wishing to virtually join the family and experience the chapel celebration as well as the graveside service are invited to watch via live-stream and may do so by visiting this website and selecting the View Broadcast button on the homepage at service time. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Simon’s name may be made directly to HALO, 12 – 49 Viscount Avenue S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5G4.
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Simon Voeller 1924 2021..
Décès pour la Ville: Medicine-Hat, Province: Alberta