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Obituary - Brian Waldbauer

Brian Waldbauer

1952 - 2018

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel - Waldbauer(2018)

It is with profound sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of Brian Lynn Waldbauer, beloved husband of Karen, on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at the age of 66 years. Along with Karen, Brian’s memory will be forever cherished in the hearts of his family; daughter, Teresa (Ray) Gaetz and their children, Zachary, Tanner and Kiandra; son, Dwayne (Cheryl) Waldbauer and their children, Harley, Holly, Dawson and Mackenzie; parents, Lawrence and Vivian Waldbauer; sister, Alice Hamilton; brother, Gordon (Jan) Waldbauer and sister-in-law, Linnette Waldbauer. Brian also leaves behind Karen’s family; sisters-in-law, Betty Anne (Irwin) Neil and Janice Smithson; brother-in-law, Cliff (Lesley) Bollinger and mother-in-law, Olga Weiss as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Brian was predeceased by his brother, Leslie Waldbauer; father-in-law, Edwin Bollinger; brother-law, Lloyd Hamilton and nephews, Jay Hamilton and Chuck Hauck. Brian’s life revolved around his family. His love for Karen, his children and grandchildren were expressed daily and were his pride and joy. His love of life on the farm, his horses and cattle were his heart. His time riding horses with his kids and grandchildren were his proudest moments. He was wise, proud and always welcoming to family and friends. He touched many hearts with his passion and kindness. His laughter was contagious and he always was full of stories and loved to make others smile. His spirit was unprecedented and he was always there to lend a hand and help out others. Our cherished cowboy rides away......riding his precious colt, Kit he trained and loved. We find peace knowing he’s living the rancher’s dream in heaven with heaven’s horses. Ride Like the Wind Cowboy..........We love you! He is forever in our hearts and memories and will be sadly missed by all whom had the pleasure of knowing him. Until we meet again............. In honouring Brian’s wishes, no formal funeral service will be held. ln lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Brian’s name may be made directly to Halo, 12 - 49 Viscount Avenue S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5G4.


  1. Robert & Kathy Ziegenhagel:
    Jun 13, 2018 at 11:52 PM

    Waldbauer Family

    So very sorry for you loss. Thinking of you with our deepest sympathy. Robert & Kathy Ziegenhagel

  2. Gordon J McCormick:
    Jun 14, 2018 at 01:29 AM

    Just to let you know I'm thinking of you guys,so so sorry,
    (retired) Ditchrider Gord

  3. Lorne Frisch:
    Jun 14, 2018 at 08:55 AM

    Many good memories of Brian while attending Irvine School . Peace be with you .

  4. Ronda Noble:
    Jun 14, 2018 at 09:06 AM

    Sorry for your loss Karen and family.

  5. Mable Johnson:
    Jun 14, 2018 at 11:01 AM

    So sorry to hear of your loss Karen.Our thoughts go out too the Waldbauer family. RIP Bian.

  6. Sherry & Gideon Mandel and Family:
    Jun 14, 2018 at 11:25 AM

    So very sad to hear of your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you Karen and Family. Many wonderful memories of Brian's great sense of humor and just an all round caring man. He will always be in our hearts.
    Lots of Hugs,
    Sherry, Gideon & Family

  7. Bruce and Carla Robertson:
    Jun 14, 2018 at 11:34 AM

    Dear Karen and family.
    Our sincere sympathies in the sudden loss of Brian. He was a good honest man who will be fondly remembered.
    Bruce and Carla

  8. Janelle Adams:
    Jun 14, 2018 at 12:19 PM

    I am so deeply sorry for your loss. May he always stay dry and happy in his heavenly rides.

  9. Terry & Jacquie Doran:
    Jun 14, 2018 at 03:00 PM

    Dear Karen & Family,
    Our sympathy to you all with the loss of your precious Brian. May your many good memories be a comfort to you. Take care.

  10. Laverne & Margie Bremer:
    Jun 14, 2018 at 03:57 PM

    Our sincere condolences to you and your family..

  11. Kevin and Carma Lane:
    Jun 14, 2018 at 06:56 PM

    Karen, Teresa, and Dwayne, and families,
    So sorry for the loss of your husband, dad, and grandpa! Praying that the many memories that you have with him, will carry you through this difficult time.

  12. Doris Wutzke:
    Jun 14, 2018 at 08:26 PM

    Our condolences to all the family in your loss. Praying for you... Robert & Doris Wutzke & family

  13. Ron & Leslie Sauter:
    Jun 14, 2018 at 08:44 PM

    So sad to see a friend go. Our deepest condolences.

  14. Perry and Jytte Olechowski:
    Jun 14, 2018 at 09:46 PM

    It's with sadness and tears of sorrow that we say goodbye to our dear friend. Ride on Brian. We will miss you. Karen, our hearts and prayers are with you and your family. ♡

  15. Rose Girard Harbison:
    Jun 14, 2018 at 11:51 PM

    So sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers go out to all the families.

  16. Marj Moncrieff:
    Jun 15, 2018 at 12:07 AM

    So sorry for your loss, Karen. My thoughts are with you.

  17. Reuben and Lorene Ehret:
    Jun 15, 2018 at 02:09 PM

    Take comfort in your memories at this time of sadness. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers

  18. Delores And Jack DenHollander:
    Jun 15, 2018 at 03:22 PM

    May the Lord bless you and your family Karen, please accept our sincere condolences.

  19. Gilbert Lunseth & Kathi Zeller:
    Jun 15, 2018 at 07:55 PM

    Box 139 Karen & family;
    Sorry to hear of Brian's passing. He was a lot of fun to be around with, always had a lot of interesting stories to tell..

  20. Pat & Nadine McKnight:
    Jun 16, 2018 at 01:39 AM

    Karen and Family, our sincere condolences to you all.

  21. Brendan / Wendy Harty:
    Jun 16, 2018 at 02:35 AM

    Our sincere condolences to Karen and family Waldbauer on Brians passing. Our thoughts and prayers with you all at this sad time. Brendan and Wendy Harty .

  22. David and Nolly Coutts:
    Jun 16, 2018 at 11:07 AM

    We were so sorry to hear about our neighbour Brian's passing. Our heartfelt condolences to Karen and family.
    Just a week ago Friday we spoke about not having waved much to each other across our alley!
    May our Lord give you Peace!

  23. Brian and Pam Moen:
    Jun 16, 2018 at 12:42 PM

    Karen and Family,
    So sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. Such a friendly guy with a good sense of humour.
    May fond memories help to heal your broken hearts.
    Our sympathy, Brian and Pam

  24. Bob & June Thomson:
    Jun 16, 2018 at 06:31 PM

    It is hard to loose a loved one, we hope all your wonderful memories help you through this time. Our deepest sympathies. Bob & June Thomson

  25. Walter & Gladys Rempel & family:
    Jun 17, 2018 at 04:42 PM

    Karen, Teresa, Dwayne & families
    So sorry to hear of Brians passing. May wonderful memories bring you comfort at this time. Thinking of you all with our deepest sympathy...

  26. Calvin Lunseth:
    Jun 18, 2018 at 02:00 AM

    Karen, Dwayne Teresa and family.
    Sorry to hear of Brian's passing. Working with Brian for the oil company many years ago was a lot of fun. He was a great guy and will be sadly missed.

  27. Daryle & Edith Fox:
    Jun 18, 2018 at 07:00 PM

    So sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. We are praying that God will comfort and strengthen your family during this difficult time

  28. Kevin &a Sonja Davis:
    Jun 18, 2018 at 10:13 PM

    Our heartfelt and deepest condolences!

  29. Perry and Sharon Reich:
    Jun 21, 2018 at 03:02 PM

    Karen and family
    So sad to learn of your loss.
    Please know our prayers and thoughts are with you.

  30. Ingrid and Frits Dekker:
    Jul 15, 2018 at 12:02 AM

    Karen and family,

    I just wanted to send you our condolences on the loss of Brian. It has been about a month since Brian has passed on and, I am sure at times you wish you could stop the world and get off, but life forces you to go on. It is never easy and, yes, time lessens the pain but it does not disappear. Small triggers continually remind us of that our loved one is no longer with us and the tears begin all over again. The loss of my dad, Otto Gross, is still very fresh in my mind and the triggers come often and out of the blue and the silent tears fall again. May your tears bring healing as you walk through this valley.
    Ingrid and Frits Dekker

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