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Garry Ronald Clement

Born: Thu., Dec. 19, 1940
Died: Sun., Feb. 16, 2014


Celebration of Life

2:00 PM Sun., Feb. 23, 2014
Location: Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium


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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.  In 1966, Winston and Garry became partners and operated as Clement Hardware.   It was also at this time that Ashdown Hardware sold to Acklands Ltd. and they started the Sunset Group.  Then in 1972 Acklands closed the Sunset Chain and Clement Hardware then used Walter Woods Co. as its main supplier.  In 1976, Link Hardware was founded so they joined that chain until 1981 when Link amalgamated with Home Hardware.  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.  

Celebration of Garry’s Life
Sunday, February 23, 2014
2:00 P.M.
Heartland Chapel
Stettler Funeral Home
Stettler, Alberta


Memorial donations in memory of Garry gratefully accepted to Donalda Cemetery Club, Stettler Health Services Foundation - Palliative Care, S.T.A.R.S., or a charity of your choice.

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sam scheerschmidt-storek
   Posted Wed February 19, 2014
My heart goes out to you all at this time. Garry was a kind man and he will be missed dearly. If you need anything at all, I am there. Thinking of you.

Vivian Lowther
   Posted Wed February 19, 2014
Barb and family, my deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Bob and Bev Tyrlik
   Posted Wed February 19, 2014
Barb and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Walter & Joyce Klein
   Posted Wed February 19, 2014
Barb & family: We are so sorry for your loss.

Dean Lovell
   Posted Wed February 19, 2014
Barb and Family, I am very saddened to hear of Garry's passing, he was an inspiration in my life, and I was very blessed to have known him.

Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

My thoughts and prayers are with you

Alan Proctor
   Posted Sat February 22, 2014
Barb and Family,
Thinking of you at this difficult time.

Wade & Carol Montgomery
   Posted Sun February 23, 2014
Barb and family,
We are so sorry to hear of Garry's passing and that we were unable to be there today. We always enjoyed visiting with Garry. May your precious memories and God's love give you Peace and Comfort during this difficult time,
Wade & Carol Montgomery

Ron and Eilene Damberger
   Posted Mon February 24, 2014
Hi Barb and families: Our sincere blessings to all of you. I thought a lot of Garry as a friend, ball coach, business man, golfer, curler. Always a smile on his face and something pleasant to say. I really enjoyed our short visists at the hospital, was nice to see you all. Hugs to all, Ron and Eilene Damberger

Gerry and Marlene VanDeSype
   Posted Tue February 25, 2014
Dear Barb and Family,
So sorry for your loss. We will remember all the good times we had with Garry! Our deepest Sympathy to you and your family.
Love and hugs,
Gerry and Marlene

Sharon Meyer
   Posted Wed February 26, 2014
Dear Barb,
So sorry to hear of your loss! My thoughts are with you as you carry on with your life's journey! He was a great guy and will be missed!
Hugs, Sharon

matthew kneeland
   Posted Thu February 27, 2014
I felt a great sadness when i read this morning that Garry had passed, but i also felt glad that i had the privlidge to know him over the years from the hardware to curling . I feel your loss and hope happier days finds you Barb, Cami, Sheila and Tanya. All my thoughts and love Matt and family.

Cousins Linda & Lorelei, Uncle Ron & Aunty Marina - Nanaimo, BC
   Posted Thu February 27, 2014
From your Uncle Ron and family - our thoughts and prayers are with the Clement family at this time. As your cousin, Garry , - my memories of you are fond - always such a nice gentle man with a warming smile and fantastic laugh. When you smiled I remembered your mother so clearly - my Aunt - even though it was so many years ago. You were certainly one of the nicest people I knew. One of my favorite cousins. My only regret is that we were not able to spend more time together - have more visits with you and Barb. I'm so sorry you had to go but happy you are at peace.
Our love to the Clement Family.

Annette
   Posted Fri February 28, 2014
Barbara, My heart was with you and Family at the time of Gary's Illness as I know first hand what Gary, you and Family were going through. I'm so very Saddened to hear of his passing, We all know they are free of pain and suffering now, however for the ones that are left behind, that does not make it any easier. Hugs, and I wish you gentle greivence, if there is such a thing. Annette

Doreen Olsen
   Posted Thu March 06, 2014
Dear Barb and family,
Just received the Bashaw Star and was very shocked to read of your loss.
My sympathy and thoughts are with you. I know your girls and their families will be wonderful supports, as mine are, and that is what will help you through "everything". I hope we will continue to see you at the golf course, it helps to keep the familiar and the good times close.
I have some interesting things I would like to share with you, so hopefully I will see you in the summer.
Take care.
Doreen

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