Arden Gary MYHR


Arden Gary

Arden Gary Myhr passed away February 1, 2015 at the Red Deer Hospital at the age of 68. Born on March 6, 1946 in Preeceville, Saskatchewan to Arthur and Gladys (Meberg) Myhr. After high school graduation in 1964, Gary went on to the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon for 2 years receiving his Diploma in Agriculture. In April 1966, Gary had an amazing opportunity to travel to Denmark to work on a farm for 8 months. He returned to work on the Myhr Family farm with his dad, brother and Uncles Emil and Hank. On November 6, 1971 Gary married Patricia Leason. They were blessed with 3 children; Fredrick Arthur in 1972, Lisa Jane in 1973, Marlon Gary in 1976. It was not until 1987 that Gary was able to build his own farm on the hill north of the Myhr homestead. This was finally “home” to Gary. He loved spending time in his shop making things with iron and fixing anything that was a challenge. All of his cattle were his friends, talking and scratching each and every one of them was the start to his day. He acquired his class 1 license and hauled logs at Hudson Bay for a total of 16 winters. He also worked at Preeceville Implements for 9 years. Helping his neighbours and anyone that needed help was a very important part of his life. No payment was ever required. Gary served on numerous committees over the years; Rural Telephone Co., Farmers Union, the local Co-op, Saskatchewan Wheat Pool for over 30 years, Nelson Lake Bible Camp and St. John’s Lutheran Church. In 2002, the farm was sold and off to new adventures in Alberta. Since trucking was still his passion, Gary hauled wood chips for Bulk Systems for 2 years. In 2004, he started working for Red Deer Directional Boring and remained in this line of work until August, 2014. Predeceased by his infant son Fredrick Arthur in 1972; parents, Arthur in 1993 and Gladys in 2000; grandparents Olaf Myhr in 1970, Berntlne (Elleraas) Myhr in 1966, Bjarne Meberg in 1986 and Geoline (Sando) Meberg in 1977; father-in-law Fred Leason in 1994; brother-in-law Richard Birkett in 2007; and many aunts and uncles who were his very dear friends. Survived by his wife and soulmate Patti; daughter Lisa (Desmond) Serhan, Jake and Jena; son Marlon (Andrea), Wyatt, Seth and Maximus; brother Brian (Deb), nephew Nathan and daughter Haley, nieces Tara and Pamela; sister Marion Birkett, nephew Drew (Amanda) Birkett and Josie, nieces Allison Birkett and Whitney (Josh) Striha; mother-in-law Helen Leason; brother-in-law Harold (Bev) Leason, nephew Brent (Krista) Leason, Carter and Ella; nieces Kim Rauch and Ryder, Heather (Eric) Hennie, Austin and Bryson; Laura (Zachery) Kennedy, Karlee and Aubree; aunt Clara (Myhr) Cole; uncle Kenneth Myhr; aunt Doris (Meberg) Rostad. When it will be God’s wish, Gary and Patti will return home together to the Preeceville Cemetery.

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