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Obituary - Terry Bartman

Terry Bartman

1957 - 2023

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel - Bartman(2023)

It is with heavy hearts that we, the family of Terry (Terrance) Lloyd Bartman, announce his passing on Monday, March 6, 2023, at the age of 65 years. He leaves to honour his memory, his beloved wife, Erika; two children, Rachel (Lorne) Vossler and their children, Hallie and Vaughn; Brett (Dara) Bartman and their children, Ruby, Daisy and their dog, Wilson. Terry is also survived by his extensive family in Medicine Hat and Ontario, as well as Erika’s extended family. He was pre-deceased by his parents, Lloyd and Anne Bartman and Erika’s parents, Ted and Trudy Butcher. Terry was born and raised in Medicine Hat and graduated from Medicine Hat High School in 1975. He was the proud owner of Terry Bartman Construction (TBC) for 29 years. Terry coached minor hockey, scouted for 30 years with the Spokane Chiefs, was the SEAC President and the World U-17 Hockey Challenge Chair in 2019. He also volunteered for the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede for several years. Terry grew up playing baseball and hockey and was the captain of the Medicine Hat Cubs. He loved golfing, the highlight of the season being his annual golf trip with his life-long friends. He also enjoyed swimming, boating and fishing. Terry treasured spending time with Erika and his family at their cabin in Elkwater. They also traveled numerous times to Europe and Hawaii during their 46 years together. Terry and Erika made many wonderful memories on their 6 week motorhome trip through the United States and Canada in 2013. Terry was very involved in his children’s lives and always supported them in their endeavours. He also so adored his four grandchildren and was often affectionately known as “Grandpa Bartsy”. Terry was a devoted son and looked forward to spending time with his entire extended family, especially his brothers, Darryl, Jamie and Troy. He valued his relationships with his nieces and nephews and loved being a part of their lives. Terry was such a caring, loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a loyal friend and trusted mentor to many. Terry will be greatly missed and remembered for his passion and dedication to his family, friends and craft.

We love you so very much!!!

A Celebration of Terry’s life will be held at the Cypress Centre, 2055 - 21 Ave. S.E., Medicine Hat on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. Private interment will take place prior to the service. Those wishing to make memorial tributes in Terry’s name may make them to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre (c/o Alberta Cancer Foundation, 710-10123 - 99 St. N.W., Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 3H1) and to St. Joseph’s Home - Carmel Hospice, 156 - 3 Street N.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5M1.


  1. Gaye (Stu) Stewart:
    Mar 07, 2023 at 09:23 PM

    My deepest condolences to all the Bartman Family. I know how much he will be missed. RIP Terry

  2. Gary Debler & Family:
    Mar 08, 2023 at 08:28 AM

    It is with a heavy heart that I send my prayers to Erika, and the entire family, on the passing of Terry. He will always be remembered as a respected and loved person wherever he went. R.I.P.

  3. Glenda Leitch:
    Mar 08, 2023 at 10:14 AM

    Condolences to the family, Terry will be missed by so many, talented, kind man!

  4. Duncan Laidlaw:
    Mar 08, 2023 at 10:46 AM

    Condolences to the entire Bartman family. RIP Terry.

  5. Wade Lawson:
    Mar 08, 2023 at 10:50 AM

    Please accept my condolences to Erika and all the Bartman family. I have nothing but fond memories of the times I spent with Terry. Rest in peace my friend.

  6. Owen & Cynthia Cleland:
    Mar 08, 2023 at 11:37 AM

    I knew Terry and his brothers through sports and they were all great guys and gentlemen, our condolences to the entire Bartman family

  7. Neil Nicoll:
    Mar 08, 2023 at 11:48 AM

    My thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to you with heartfelt sorrow. He was a Great person and a Great friend.

  8. Heather Koch:
    Mar 08, 2023 at 12:15 PM

    Erika and family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Terry. Hold on tight to all the beautiful memories you have. Sending you much love and prayers.

  9. Debra Wickham:
    Mar 08, 2023 at 12:20 PM

    My condolences to the Bartman family. I have many fond memories of Terry over the years and our shared love of hockey. Nothing but respect - he will be missed.

  10. Brent Dennison:
    Mar 08, 2023 at 12:38 PM

    I'm so sorry to learn of Terry's passing. I enjoyed getting to know Terry over the years both through business and personally. He was truly one of the best and will be missed by all of us who had the privilege to know him. Please accept my sincere sympathies.

  11. Bob McDougall:
    Mar 08, 2023 at 12:46 PM

    My deepest condolences Erica to you and your family on the passing of Terry. He was a kind, caring individual that we all could strive to be like. Although I can not be there for the funeral, my thoughts and memories will be with you all on that day.

  12. Rick Simpson:
    Mar 08, 2023 at 01:28 PM

    My condolences to the Bartman family.

  13. David Leflar:
    Mar 08, 2023 at 01:28 PM

    Very saddened to hear of Terry's passing. A MHHS classmate, a fellow French immersion parent, and above all else, the most loyal and devoted family man I have ever known. My deepest condolences to you Erika, Rachel and Brett, your husband and father was truly the best.

  14. Gary Gardiner:
    Mar 08, 2023 at 04:35 PM

    My condolences to Erika, his family and all his brothers. Terry was one of the good ones. He’s the only guy I know that could get away with playing Neil Sedaka over and over again on the Cubs bus trips.
    RIP Captain.

  15. Greg Rossler:
    Mar 08, 2023 at 05:09 PM

    I had the pleasure of working for Terry for 15 years. An amazing man true family man. He influenced my life in an incredibly positive way. I believe that Terry did this on a daily basis just the man . Most likely didn’t realize he did this. To Erika, Rachel,Brett , Brothers Darrel, Jamie and Troy my condolences.

  16. Dixie Larocque:
    Mar 08, 2023 at 05:26 PM

    My sincerest condolences to all of the Bartman family members. I am so sorry to read of Terry's passing.

  17. Donna Schreiber:
    Mar 08, 2023 at 08:36 PM

    Our hearts go out to Erika, Rachel, Brett, the Bartman brothers and their families. So very sorry to hear of Terry's passing. RIP Terry.

    Lynn and Donna Schreiber

  18. Dean Osgood:
    Mar 08, 2023 at 11:33 PM

    To Erika and the Bartman family, my deepest condolences. So sorry to hear of Terry's passing, so very sad. I have great memories of times spent with Terry. Terry was one of nicest and most likeable guys I've ever known. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

  19. Kevin Delmas:
    Mar 09, 2023 at 03:35 AM

    My sincere condolences to Erika & children, Pudge/Troy & families. Terry personified all that is good. Wonderful husband/dad/brother/friend & Team Leader. Never forgotten.

  20. Dorothy Barton:
    Mar 09, 2023 at 11:41 AM

    To all the Bartman family, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time, what a wonderful person and great memories we all have, known the family for years, RIP Terry, we love you xoxo

  21. Marion & Dennis Radke:
    Mar 09, 2023 at 02:06 PM

    To Erika and family
    We were so sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. He was a great man and will be missed by all who knew him. Please accept our sincere condolences.

  22. Harold & Kathryn Exner:
    Mar 09, 2023 at 02:19 PM

    Sometimes it is hard to
    find the words to convey the sadness of losing such an amazing person. Terry was a man of integrity, kindness and sincerity. Time shared with him always left you feeling like your day just became blessed. His passion and love for you, Erika, and the family was truly inspiring.
    Terry was an anchor for his brothers and extended family. Whenever they spoke of him, it was with admiration and trust.
    Sending our sincerest condolences to each of you.
    Harold & Kathryn

    Mar 09, 2023 at 02:57 PM

    Erika, Rachel and Brett.
    So sorry to hear of your loss.
    Barts was a person I respected right from our early minor hockey days and through the years after.
    Keep the wonderful memories alive.
    Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
    Gary, Brennan, Ashley and Brittney McDougall

  24. Chris & Donna Smeaton:
    Mar 09, 2023 at 02:58 PM

    Sending our sincerest condolences to Erika and family. As a young 15 year old playing for the Cubs, Terry was certainly a captain amongst captains. He was a great leader then and I know continued to be a leader in many ways throughout his life. RIP Terry

  25. John Hart:
    Mar 09, 2023 at 03:13 PM

    I have great memories of Terry through sports and as a customer with his construction company. Terry always showed great integrity in all that he did. We need more people like him. Deepest condolences at this difficult time.

  26. Larry / Sharon Samcoe:
    Mar 09, 2023 at 03:13 PM

    We are sorry to learn of Terry's passing. It is much too soon. Our association dates back to his early days of building his business. Over the years Terry was a hard worker who was always honest and fair in his dealings. He was a remarkable person.

  27. Scott McCrady:
    Mar 09, 2023 at 03:28 PM

    First Class.. there isn’t anyone I know who didn’t like Terry. He was one of the kindest, most genuine people whose path I was lucky to cross many years ago. Our paths crossed again at a rink in recent years and it was like being back to where we had last left off. Kind and always with a smile. My thoughts are with you Erika and your family during this difficult time. He will be missed.

  28. Robin and Connie Knibbs:
    Mar 09, 2023 at 04:58 PM

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Erika, Rachel, Brett and the Bartman family in this very difficult time. We got to know the Bartman family through many years of hockey. RIP Terry

  29. Pat and Alice Kuhn and family:
    Mar 09, 2023 at 05:26 PM

    Terry was a great man and raised a first class family. Our condolences to the Bartman family

  30. Curt Broadhead:
    Mar 09, 2023 at 06:14 PM

    Sending our thoughts and prayers to the Bartman Family. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
    Curt Broadhead

  31. Barry I:
    Mar 09, 2023 at 06:18 PM

    Terry was a great husband, father and grandfather. He always had time for his family and many friends. Erika, God bless you and your family ❤️ Terry will be sorely missed. Love always.

  32. Carol Mcleod (Reid) & Barry Steier:
    Mar 09, 2023 at 07:30 PM

    Our Sympathy is with you and your family, I know there are no words that can help at this time.
    Just knowing that your memories of Terry will ease your loss somehow. I hope knowing you have many friends and family that are praying for you and your family. Sending our warmest thoughts.

  33. Ron Reimer:
    Mar 09, 2023 at 07:58 PM

    Erika, Brett and Rachel, my sincere condolences. I was involved with Terry through many hockey functions, including several years with the midget Tigers. Such a great person, always willing to help, and provide guidance to his players. He was a great mentor to myself, and so easy to communicate with. He will be missed by many. Rest in peace Terry, you are one of the good guys.

  34. Monique Boivin-Pringle:
    Mar 09, 2023 at 10:41 PM

    A few years ago I was very fortunate to teach two great kids, Rachel and Brett.
    I am so sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing.
    He left a great legacy.
    My most sincere condolences to you and your mom.
    Be gentle with yourselves.

  35. Darcy Rapuano:
    Mar 09, 2023 at 11:14 PM

    To the Bartman family,
    We send our deepest sympathy. As a young children we all played together up on Dunmore Road. Our thoughts are with you all through this difficult time.
    Jim, Judy, Bob, Darrell and Darcy Rapuano

  36. Gordon & Vivian Repp:
    Mar 10, 2023 at 01:25 AM

    Vivian and I were much saddened to hear of Terry’s passing.
    Because of the wonderful Bartman family, we have always cherished every friendship moment we’ve shared around Terry and Erika.
    To Erika, Rachel & Brett and all the Bartman Families please accept our sincerest Condolences and may our Thoughts and Prayers be with you at this time !!

    Gordie and Vivian Repp

  37. Kevin Delmas:
    Mar 10, 2023 at 04:15 AM

    Very sad to hear the passing of such a great person. Terry, as a young man, was a natural leader, great teammate and friend to all who crossed his path. Generations later, countless people of all ages, of all walks of life were blessed to have met and known Terry. Gone to soon, forever remembered.
    Sincere condolences to Erika & family , Bartman brothers & families, as well as entire community.

  38. Diane Lemire:
    Mar 10, 2023 at 05:32 AM

    Eva, my sincere condolences to you and to all your family.
    Sending prayers and strength.

  39. Norm & Shelly Garbutt:
    Mar 10, 2023 at 09:10 AM

    Our Deepest Condolences to all the Bartman Family. RIP Terry.

  40. Judy Reid:
    Mar 10, 2023 at 10:27 AM

    Dear Ericka & Family,
    Blair and I send our heartfelt sympathy to you at this very sad time. We will always think of Terry as a true friend and know how much he will be missed. Take care,
    Love Blair & Judy

  41. Doug and Sandie Dalton:
    Mar 10, 2023 at 10:28 AM

    Erika, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, may your memories be strong. I always appreciated Terry’s sense of humour and outlooks on life.
    Take care.

  42. Weir, Jean:
    Mar 10, 2023 at 11:58 AM

    To Erika, Rachel, Brett, Jamie, Troy, Darryl and families.
    Words can't really express how truly sorry I am to hear about the loss of your beloved Terry. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I pray that you find peace through Jesus. He is a great comfort in our trials.

  43. Sherwin & Linda Lehman:
    Mar 10, 2023 at 12:12 PM

    Erika, Darryl, Jamie, Troy and families,
    Our sincerest condolences on Terry’s passing. We got to know him through our Uncle Herold and he was a wonderful man. RIP Terry.

  44. Kelly Lonson:
    Mar 10, 2023 at 02:01 PM

    Bill and I, Brett and Jill and our families extend our Heartfelt Sympathy to Ericka and Families. Terry was a very pleasant, good hearted man. Brett loved him as a coach in hockey. Life is like a Dance. RIP Terry

  45. Donna Syverson:
    Mar 10, 2023 at 06:10 PM

    My Deepest Condolences to The Bartman Family.

  46. Darren McKenna:
    Mar 10, 2023 at 07:35 PM

    Condolences to the Bartman family's. Growing up and playing hockey and baseball with the Bartman's is a memory I will always have. Terry, like all the Bartman boys was a gifted athlete and a very kind person. He will be greatly missed.

  47. Alan Schlaht:
    Mar 10, 2023 at 10:47 PM

    I knew Terry from high school days and hockey. I am truly sorry to hear of his passing, my condolences to all his immediate family and to all who were close to him.

  48. Dan & Paulette:
    Mar 11, 2023 at 09:56 AM

    Erika and Family, our sincere condolences to each of you as you grieve the loss of your husband, Dad / Grandpa. Our prayers are with you. Sincerely Dan and Paulette

  49. Carol and John Seaman:
    Mar 11, 2023 at 11:08 AM

    My dear Erika, we are sad to hear of Terry's passing. It has been many years but we will remember Terry's big smile and heart. Take care.

  50. Donna (Anheliger) Vossler:
    Mar 11, 2023 at 01:26 PM

    Sending condolences to the Bartman Family* Have many memories growing up with Terry & the Bartman family. Lived in the same neighborhood, went to school from Grade 1 - 12, going to Cubs hockey games, & lots more. May he rest in Peace. He will always be remembered.

  51. Ina Leahy:
    Mar 11, 2023 at 03:53 PM

    Condolences to the entire Bartman family.

  52. Lovell McDonnell:
    Mar 11, 2023 at 04:43 PM

    My sincerest condolences to Erika, Rachel, Brett and all of Terry's family. Terry was a most respected and liked person in our community. Always willing to help and support. You can be most proud of him. This will be a very sad time for all of you.
    Take care of yourselves.

  53. Mike & Lana Nikiel:
    Mar 11, 2023 at 06:54 PM

    Dear Erika, Rachel, Brett & the Bartman families. We are so sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. May all the memories you’ve created over the years be a source of comfort during this most difficult time. Our sincerest condolences & our thoughts are with you.

  54. Gord and Marlene Johnson:
    Mar 11, 2023 at 07:01 PM

    Our deepest condolences to the entire Bartman family. A true gentleman and well respected family man. His legacy will live on. May your memories of Terry give you and your families strength and great comfort in the days ahead.

  55. Pam & Ron Bonora:
    Mar 12, 2023 at 02:28 PM

    Sending our thoughts & prayers to Erika and family. Terry was a big part of my life, first as a mentor as a coach, then later as a hockey scout. Our deepest condolences to you all.

  56. David & Karen Taylor:
    Mar 12, 2023 at 03:31 PM

    Terry will be dearly missed by us and everyone he touched as he was a special person not to be forgotten.
    Sending you much❤️

  57. Frank Hilgendorf:
    Mar 13, 2023 at 01:06 PM

    Our deepest condolences to you Erika as well as to the rest of your family. Terry will be greatly missed.
    Frank and Lorraine Hilgendorf

  58. Gary Patzer:
    Mar 14, 2023 at 03:22 PM

    My sincerest condolences and thoughts go out to Erika and family, Darrel and family, Troy and family, Jamie and family. Terry was a wonderful man, thinking of you all.

  59. Verna and Delvin Moch:
    Mar 17, 2023 at 10:21 AM

    Dear Erika and family….
    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family in the loss of your precious Terry.
    Hope that the many great memories you have of this great man will help to ease the sorrow you feel.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Verna and Delvin Moch

  60. Doug and Laurel Lamarche:
    Mar 18, 2023 at 11:58 AM

    Our very deepest sympathy to Erika, Rachel, Brett and families. You have been in our thoughts and prayers.

  61. Dale & Cindy McKim:
    Mar 21, 2023 at 02:06 PM

    Our deepest condolences to the Bartman family. Terry was truly one of a kind and may he rest in peace.

  62. Darren and Christine Smith:
    Mar 24, 2023 at 09:10 PM

    Although we only met Terry once, his kind and generous spirit will be our memory that will last our lifetime. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all his family at this time.

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