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Official Obituary of

Leonard Harty

January 15, 1937 ~ February 22, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Leonard Harty Obituary

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Leonard Andrew Harty, who was the beloved husband of the late Marjorie Harty announce his passing on Thursday, February 22, 2024, at the age of 87 years.  To cherish his memory are his children:  Linda (Roland) Finke (their children:  Craig (Amanda) Finke, Melissa (Lee) Waechter, Jesse (Yuna) Finke); Randy Harty (Ree Lajimodiere) (their children:  Natasha Harty (Mike McDonald), Megan Harty-Chase, Colton Harty, Skylar and Saxton Lajimodiere); Darcy Harty (Doreen Gunderson) (his children:  Kayla (Evan) Janz and Kyle Harty); Terri (Stan) Maier (their children: Tyler (Katie) Maier and Amanda (Shawn) Fisher); his special partner Dorothy May and his best friends Shirley and Martin Voeller; seventeen great grandchildren, his brothers, Lloyd (Martha) Harty and Greg (Diane) Harty; his sister Ruby (Mel) Stenhouse and their families as well as brothers and sisters-in-law, many nieces, nephews and family on the Young side.  Len was predeceased by Marjorie his loving wife of 58 years; his parents Andrew and Barbara Harty, sisters Alice Flaig and Pearl Matz, brother Ken Harty, mother and father-in-law Irene and Frank Young.
Dad was born on January 15, 1937, the oldest of six siblings who were always grateful for everything he did for them.
His first job was at the Assiniboia Hotel as a bellhop and was considered family by the owners,  the Cantalini's.  Len started a new career with the City of Medicine Hat Police Department in 1959.  Over the years, dad earned the respect of many officers and the citizens of Medicine Hat as he was known to give many a break.
Len was not one to sit around as he had side jobs that kept him very busy including Len’s Water Hauling, playing banjo with the Harty Band.  He also served on many boards including the Park Meadows Condo Board for many years.
Some of his many hobbies included purchasing and trading off vehicles, curling, golfing, and baseball.
Dad and mom spent many years traveling to Arizona and California in their motor home.  Dad loved riding his Harley and Honda Goldwing, which was quite a passion for him. For many years he led the parade with his Police motorcycle.  
Hockey was a sport Len also loved!  He really enjoyed watching his grandsons and great-granddaughter/son participate.  Going to Tiger games, dances and playing cards with family and friends were also a joy!
When mom became ill, dad became her faithful care-giver, which allowed mom to stay in their condo.  Dad was grief stricken when mom passed away but found a best friend and partner with Dorothy for nine years. She supported him till his last days.
Diabetes took a toll on our dad but he managed the best he could. Len was quite proud that he never had to spend time in the hospital in his life until he had a brain bleed and was kept in the hospital for eleven weeks.
Len was diagnosed with vascular dementia with Alzheimer's. Once he was healthy enough, he was placed in Good Samaritans for a year until his passing.  Dad became the favorite of the care-givers. 
Dad, we thank you for your 30 years of service serving your community.  You are truly our hero!!!

Those who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME one hour prior to the funeral service. 

The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATION OF LIFE CENTRE on Friday, March 22, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. Life Celebrant, David Townsend officiating. 

The service will be live streamed.  Those who wish to attend virtually, please click on the video link below.  

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March 22, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Pattison Funeral Home
540 South Railway Street SE
Medicine Hat, AB T1A 2V6

Celebration of Life
March 22, 2024

11:00 AM
540 South Railway Street SE
Medicine Hat, AB T1A 2V6

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