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Obituary - Clifford Traxler

Clifford Traxler

1944 - 2019

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel - Traxler(2019)

It is with heavy hearts that Barbara announces the passing of her beloved husband, Clifford Merle Traxler at St. Joseph’s Home Carmel Hospice, Medicine Hat on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at the age of 74 years. Cliff was born in Medicine Hat and raised in the Etzikom district where he attended the Etzikom School.  Cliff married Barbara Rose Ellen Heitrich on July 12, 1969. He worked at Cole Farm Equipment for a number of years before farming in the Etzikom area until 1995, when at this time he continued to farm in the Orion area. Cliff enjoyed family functions and usually contemplated what prank he would pull next on the unsuspecting victim. He enjoyed travelling to auction sales and rodeos as well as spending numerous hours either on horseback or working with one of the many horses that had been on the farm. Cliff was a member of the Manyberries Community Assoc. and the Etzikom Roping Club. His memory will be treasured in the hearts of his wife, Barbara; children, Shane Traxler, Vickie Elhart (Arthur Burgess); grandchildren, Dylan Seefried, Ryder and Grace Becker; Arthur’s children, Tristen, Teyarah (Chris), Tessa, Teagan; great-grandchildren, Carson, Kinsley, Arya and Heidi. Cliff will also be remembered by his sister, Elaine (Doug)  Mueller; brother, Grant (Marie) Traxler and a special nephew, Rick Heitrich and his daughter, Robin Heitrich; niece, Kathy LaChapelle as well as numerous other nieces and nephews. Cliff was predeceased by his parents, Claude and Faith Traxler; nieces, Karen and Laurie; sisters, Grace Tucker, Claudia Halverson and Ruth Webster. The family will celebrate Clifford’s life with a private family gathering at a later date. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to St. Joseph’s Home - Carmel Hospice, 156 - 3 Street N.E., Medicine Hat, AB. T1A 5M1. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at Honoured to serve the family is


  1. Wayne and Marlene Bodin:
    Oct 03, 2019 at 11:04 AM

    Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your families. We will surely miss him as a dear friend and neighbor. May God give you strength throughout this difficult time

  2. Glen Herbst:
    Oct 03, 2019 at 11:23 AM

    Barb, Vicki and Shane, so sorry to hear about Cliff's passing. Please know that you are in my thoughts. Deepest sympathy to you all.

  3. Larry & Ida Ehnes:
    Oct 03, 2019 at 01:24 PM

    So sorry to hear about Cliff. Thinking of you with deepest sympathy. God bless you and your family and may you find comfort in remembering the good times you had.

    Larry & Ida Ehnes

  4. Dan & Ellen Mastel:
    Oct 03, 2019 at 01:27 PM

    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family Barb. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Chris, Terri-Lynn Jaxson & Jaylin Arnal:
    Oct 03, 2019 at 10:50 PM

    deepest sympathy to Barb Shane Vicki and families. We have so many memories of Cliff and the “ Apple Place” .Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    With our deepest and heartfelt condolences

  6. Vern and Joyce Lanz:
    Oct 03, 2019 at 10:56 PM

    We are so sorry to hear of Cliff's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  7. Tom Eckstrand:
    Oct 03, 2019 at 11:09 PM

    My condolences, Barb, on Cliff's passing. I have a lot of good memories of you both, from the times I spent in the Etzikom area when I was a kid.


  8. Marijane Rose:
    Oct 04, 2019 at 03:48 PM

    So sad to hear of Uncle Cliff's passing. Have many happy memories of his laughter and teasing at family get togethers. Hugs to all!

  9. Robert Jacques:
    Oct 05, 2019 at 06:54 PM

    Shane and Family, our deepest condolences, we sincerely hope all the good times you had with Cliff, help you through this very difficult time.
    Bob and Sheila Jacques

  10. Phil and Maxine Gogolinski:
    Oct 05, 2019 at 10:17 PM

    Sincere condolences to you and your family, Barb.

  11. Frank and Lori Lemna:
    Oct 06, 2019 at 08:53 PM

    So very sorry to hear of Cliff's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family.
    Frank and Lori (Heitrich) Lemna

  12. Katherine King:
    Oct 21, 2019 at 02:54 PM

    Barbara and family,
    I was so sorry to hear of Cliff’s death. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May you remember and find comfort in all the happy memories you built together.
    Katherine Stromsmoe King

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