Roy Ray Heringer, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on June 28, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Hospice at the age of 91 years. Roy is survived by his wife and best friend of 67 years, Doris; his four children, Leslie Nemeth of Elkwater, Judy Schaffer (Glen) of Medicine Hat, Wanda Clark (Thomas) of the Wisdom Area and Robert (Karen) of Medicine Hat; nine grandchildren, Christine Dennis (Phillip), Richard Nemeth, Tracey Schaffer (Chris Granger), Tammy Vanderloh (Keith), Melissa MacKenzie (Robert), Jay Clark (January), Kasey Ulbelhardt (Georges), Lydia Mascalo (Grant) and Matthew Heringer; nine great grandchildren, Shelby Mastel (Matt), Cody and Tanner Vanderloh, Hayes and Sawyer McKenzie, Chet and Chloe Clark, Maddison and Gunner Ubelhardt, Rocco Mascalo and one great great grandson, Theo Mastel; as well as one brother, Vern (Lena) and two sisters, Viola Berers and Diane Schneider (Frank). Roy was predeceased by his daughter, Donna Heringer Faros; his parents, William and Lydia; brothers, Earl, Calvin, Art and Ivan; sisters, Vera, Violet and Frances and son-in-law Roger Nemeth. Roy was born on the farm in the Horsham, Saskatchewan area close to Hilda where the family lived until he was 16 when they moved to Medicine Hat. After a year on the farm and a variety of other jobs, Roy started work with the Federal Deptartment of Highways; surveying the Trans Canada from Medicine Hat to Banff Park as well as highway 41 south from Elkwater to the U.S. border. On November 11, 1950, Roy married the love of his life, Doris Burke. In 1955, they moved to Redcliff and Roy started work as a surveyor with the City of Medicine Hat. He retired as Public Works Superintendent at age 57 years. Roy was an avid outdoorsman, he loved hunting and fishing. He looked forward to going out with his brothers and nephew Clifford but took extra joy in taking his girls fishing and son Robert hunting and fishing. Later in life, his sons-in-law and grandsons shared many wonderful days with grandpa hunting and fishing. Roy also enjoyed working in his yard, his building projects and could fix almost anything. Dancing, both square dancing and country dancing, being a member and on the executive of the Elks, travelling and golfing rounded out his favourite activities. Roy was a gentle and kind man who took great pride in his family and strongly believed in the old saying “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” he lived his life to that example.
There will be a celebration of Roy’s life on Friday, July 6th at the Medicine Hat Legion, main floor at 2:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Carmel Hospice, 156 – 3 St NE, Medicine Hat, T1A 5M1. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: [email protected] subject heading: Roy Heringer.