A private family time of remembrance will be held
In memory of
Laverne Allen Retelbach
September 30, 1942 - April 28, 2019 - Age 76


After a swift battle with cancer, Laverne Retelbach slipped away peacefully on April 28, 2019. Laverne was predeceased by his parents Albert and Augusta Retelbach. He leaves to cherish his memory his daughters, Carol-Lyn Retelbach, Laurel (Steve Van Dam) and Jodi (Bruce MacKay); his grandchildren Aidan, Megan, Josh (Van Dam); Norah and Noelle (MacKay); the mother of his children Dorothy Bender; his sister Sheila (Ken) Chisholm and their family. Laverne was blessed to have spent his last years with his loving and supportive companion Verba Hallahan. A proud and dedicated Hilda farmer, Laverne carried farming and the land in his blood until the end. He played slowpitch with the Hilda Bears and his Redcliff CB Radio Club call sign was “Alberta Bobcat”. After moving to Medicine Hat, many of his days were spent catching up on current news with his friends and neighbors at Levinson’s Music and the Meadowlark Village Club House. Country music and dancing was a true and deep passion which brought him great joy. Laverne was well known for his kind, charismatic personality and quick smile. He always had a witty comment at the ready. At his request, a private family time of remembrance will be held. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: [email protected] subject heading: Laverne Retelbach and leave a message of condolence.

Message from Harvey, Hazel, Lee, Twyla & Dawn Reuer May 01, 2019

We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Harvey, Hazel, Lee, Twyla & Dawn Reuer
Message from Wilbert & Linda Langille May 02, 2019

Sorry for your loss . He was a great guy many memories from redclff radio club days.

Wilbert & Linda Langille
Message from Kathe May 03, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear that your dad passed away; cherish the special memories of him forever!

Message from Jim and Helen Van Dam May 03, 2019

We were saddened to learn of Laverne's sudden passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all his family and friends.

Jim and Helen Van Dam