Eugene Kelly Edelmann was born March 29, 1962, and was tragically taken from us on November 15 2010. He was the father of Bobi and Katie Edelmann; son of Erich and Frances Edelmann; brother of Penny (Ernie) Arrenegado and Donald (Connie) Edelmann; an uncle to Leia and Lacy Steele-Arrrenegado, Krista Gomke and Chance Edelmann and a special friend of Donna Chmilar and the devoted friend of Kerry, Greg, Terri-Lynne, and Jared Torgerson. He was predeceased by his brother, Kevin Edelmann (1964) in Infancy; his niece Leia Steele-Arrenegado (1998); his dad, Erich Edelmann (2008) and two of his best 4 legged friends Spike and Molly. Eugene was born and educated in Medicine Hat. In his early years Eugene was an avid hockey player and was invited to try out for the Regina Pats, however, an injury took him out of the game. He continued to play as often as he could and was always an avid hockey fan. He started his career in the oil patch at the age of 18, working for various drilling companies. He spent the last 15 years as a rig manager for Champion Drilling where he made a lot of good friends. He moved to Strathmore with his family in 1995. This is where he became the Ringette Dad - whether it was a practice or a game, if he was home, he was at the rink watching his girls skate and play. His cheering often included yelling “shoot”, “skate” and finishing with “that’s my girl”. Eugene loved to be active and enjoyed any activity that took him outdoors. Some of his main interests included skiing, biking, golfing and riding his Harley. He especially loved taking his girls camping anywhere, but his favorite spot was in B.C, where he planned on retiring. Eugene will be forever missed by his daughters, his family and his many friends. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel on Sunday, November 21, 2010 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 p.m. A Celebration of Eugene’s Life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 - 13th Street S.W., on Monday, November 22, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Eugene’s name may be made directly to the S.P.C.A., 55 Southwest Drive S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 8E8 or to Kids Sport Canada, 180 - 3820 Cessna Drive, Richmond, B.C., V7B 0A2.
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