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Obituary - Peter Deringer

Peter Deringer

1926 - 2018

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel - Deringer(2018)

Mr. Peter Anthony Deringer, beloved husband of Mrs. Margaret Rose Deringer, passed away peacefully with family by his side at South Country Village, Medicine Hat on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at the age of 92 years. Peter was born May 3, 1926, in Prelate, SK, a son to Balzar and Christina Deringer. In his younger years he enjoyed being a hockey referee and spent 20 years as a barber in Bow Island. Peter traded his scissors for tools and worked for CFB Suffield as a carpenter for 13 years. He was a skilled carpenter and worked very hard throughout his life. Peter enjoyed gardening, woodworking and restoring old cars... he was very good with his hands! He also enjoyed the company of his buddies going for morning coffee at McDonald’s. It was in his nature to be kind to others and would lend a hand to help others including strangers he just met. Peter had a great sense of humour whether it was laughing with others or at himself... he truly did see the lighter side of life. Peter will be deeply missed by his wife, Margaret; children, Garry, Brenda, Tim (Michelle) and Mark (Trisha); grandchildren, Damon (Melanie) Brandon, Shaylene (Pete) and Chanteal; great-grandchildren, Madison, Mercayde, Dayja and Preston; sisters, Helen Carnelli and Violet Brilz; numerous nieces and nephews as well as sister-in-law, Lorraine Bowes; brother-in-law, Balzer (Dorothy) Heilman. He was predeceased by his parents, Balzar and Christina; brothers, Wendall (Isabell) and Pius (Mert); sisters, Eva (Mike) and Rose (Alex) and brothers-in-law, Ron Carnelli and Tom Brilz. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so beginning one hour prior to Vigil Prayers which will be recited at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 - 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, on Sunday, November 11, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Parish, 1451 Strachan Road S.E., Medicine Hat, on Monday, November 12, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Father Iqbal Khurshid celebrant. Interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial donations in Peter’s name may be made directly to South Country Village, 1720 Bell Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5G1.


  1. Donna.hirsch:
    Nov 09, 2018 at 10:22 AM

    To: The Deringer Family,

    So sorry to hear of your loss

    Donna Hirsch

  2. Dave and Karen Smith:
    Nov 09, 2018 at 03:36 PM

    Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you.

  3. Roy & Doreen Bassingthwaighte:
    Nov 10, 2018 at 02:18 PM

    To the Deringer Family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  4. Linda Martin:
    Nov 11, 2018 at 11:32 AM

    Dear Mark and Trisha, Just want to let you know I am sorry for your loss,my thoughts are with you and your family.

  5. Alex & Irene Onody:
    Nov 11, 2018 at 12:25 PM

    Margaret & family:
    So very sorry to read of Pete’s passing, sincere condolences to you and your family. He indeed was a happy-go type of fellow and we will always remember him as that person as he served the community as our only barber. Regret we cannot be there to lend our support, but we will be with you in spirit! Thinking of you with prayers,
    Alex & Irene

  6. Jim & Betty Schlenker & Family:
    Nov 11, 2018 at 03:26 PM

    Our Deepest condolences in your loss. He will be greatly missed.

  7. Dianna Garrecht:
    Nov 11, 2018 at 10:17 PM

    I was saddened to hear of the loss of your dear husband, dad and grandpa. It is so difficult to say goodbye to someone who is such an important part of our lives. Remember your loved one with laughter, tears and much love. My sincere condolences.
    Dianna Garrecht

  8. Leo and Marlene Nadeau:
    Nov 11, 2018 at 11:00 PM

    Our deepest sympathy to you Marge and your family.We have been thinking and keeping you in our prayers that God will give you strength to face each new tomorrow. GOd Bless You.

  9. Randy and Diana Heilman:
    Nov 12, 2018 at 11:07 PM

    Very so to hear about the passing of Uncle Frosty. He was always kind and loving to us. I remember 35 years ago he built a roll top bread box for Diana. She loved that he had made it for her. Later when we had boys they used it for a garage for their hot wheels.
    We will think of all of you as you take this journey into life without your husband and father.

  10. Lynda & Don McCrimmon:
    Nov 13, 2018 at 01:23 PM

    Sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Frosty. Our deepest sympathy to Auntie Margaret and family.

  11. Dalene Gravelle:
    Nov 29, 2018 at 12:57 AM

    Dear Marg, Gary, Brenda, Tim and Mark;
    So sorry to read that you have lost a dear family member. Very difficult saying good bye to a loved one.

    My condolences

    Dalene Gravelle

  12. Jerry Gravelle:
    Nov 30, 2018 at 07:59 PM

    To the Deringer family,

    My sincere condolences for your loss. Peter was in every way such a nice man. I remember in the early days crawling up to the booster board for those first hair cuts. Later years I would also see him at the skating rink. He hardly missed game. Shouting encouragement to all the kids aspiring to be hockey stars. Peter was fabulous, first star of the game!!

    Jerry Gravelle

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