HUEHN

HUEHN 1945 – 2009 It is with saddened hearts the family of Mr. Gary Milton Huehn of Red Deer, Alberta, announces his sudden passing on Tuesday, October 13th, 2009 at the Red Deer Regional Hospital at the age of 64 years. Gary was born, the youngest of six children, on May 13th, 1945 in Kitchener/ Waterloo. He came west in late 1969. He met Pat Winters in 1975. Together, they raised Pat’s daughter, Janet, and lived in Red Deer and Sylvan Lake, finally settling on the family property east of Red Deer. He worked for Hayhoe Roofing for a number of years and for the last 20 years, Gary worked for VanAlta Management. Gary loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman, quad and sled rider. His favourite pastime was to go into the bush west of Caroline and spend his days cutting wood for the fire pit for their cabin at Clear Springs. Around the campground, he was known as Mr. Woodchuck. His time spent with family and friends, playing cards especially pinochle, horseshoes and bowling were highlights of his life. However, when he got talking, it was his way or the highway; there was no debate! Cooking turkey over the open fire at camp was his specialty. His quirky sense of humor and zest for life will be sorely missed by all. Gary will be lovingly remembered by the love of his life, Patricia and their daughters, Janet (Kelly) Jensen of Red Deer, Alberta, and Shannon (Andy) Spence of Burnaby, British Columbia, along with four cherished grandchildren, Katelyn, Tanner, Gabrielle, and Cameron. He is also survived by his two brothers, Donnie (Jenny) Huehn of Lions Head, Ontario, and Keith (Barb) Huehn of Innisfail, Alberta; three sisters, Evelyn (Ted) LeMasurier of Red Deer, Alberta, Rose (Dave) Witmer of Kitchener, Ontario, and Violet Rank of Waterloo, Ontario; two sister-in-laws, Diana Anderson (Craig DeGraff) and Linda (Adam and Jennifer) Bayley of Red Deer, Alberta, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, and great – nieces and great – nephews. Gary was predeceased by his parents, Hilda and Lester Huehn. A memorial service for Gary will be held at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820 – 45th Street, Red Deer, Alberta on Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Donations in Gary’s memory may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, #101, 5208 – 53rd Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 5K2. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.eventidefuneralchapels.com Service & Cremation Providers: EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPELS 4820 – 45th Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222.


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