Obituary of Cecil Rempel
Cecil Ronald Rempel of Sedgewick, Alberta passed away on January 5, 2023 at the age of 88 years. He was born to Ben and Meta in Rosthern, Saskatchewan.
Cecil went to work for the CPR in 1949 on the telegraph crew. In 1952, he became a telegrapher in Rutland, Saskatchewan and arrived in Hardisty in 1953. He was a man of many hats – mechanic, body man, mayor, fire chief, projectionist, businessman and owner of Rempel Chev Olds and also built two houses. He was able to do much fishing on weekends and travelled across Canada, golfing on the way.
In 1995, Cecil retired and in 1998 he moved to British Columbia and returned to Sedgewick, Alberta in 2005. Cecil went into the Killam Long Term Care on May 28, 2018 and later moved to the Hardisty Long Term Care until his passing on January 5, 2023.
Cecil is survived by his loving wife Jeanette, sons Kim (Cheryl), Greg (Karmen), grandchildren Evan (Mo), Jesse (Courtney), Alex (Emily), Racquel, one great-grandson Odin and one sister June. He was predeceased by his parents, one brother Bruce and four sisters Doreen, Evelyn, Shirley and Susan.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at the Hardisty Elks Hall. Memorial donations in memory of Cecil may be made to the Hardisty Auxiliary or a charity of the donor’s choice.