In Memory of



Obituary for Bruce Stengler

1935 ~ Bruce Stengler ~ 2022
Bruce Stengler of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of Mavis Stengler, passed away on Sunday, August 21st, 2022 at the age of 87 years. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Mavis; one son, David, and his wife, Reta of Medicine Hat; daughters, Denise and her husband, Oscar Medina, and Dianne Andjelic and her husband, Michael, all of Calgary; four grandchildren, Sheena and Shyla from Medicine Hat, and Sebastian and Bryanne from Calgary; one great-granddaughter, Emma; one sister, Julie Beitel and her husband, Marv of Medicine Hat; as well as his extended family. Bruce was predeceased by his parents. He was born in Mankota, SK and took his schooling there. He moved to Moose Jaw, SK and worked at the Moose Jaw Union Hospital as a nursing orderly. He then moved to Vancouver, BC in 1957 and worked at the Vancouver General Hospital. He married Mavis Sunde in 1957 and moved to Medicine Hat. He then worked at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital as a nursing orderly, then the last 12 years in the maintenance department as a carpenter. He retired in 1990. In the 1970’s and 80’s, Bruce was very much involved in women’s hockey, taking players to several tournaments in Western Canada. Following retirement, he became interested in bronze art and has made several sculptures. In recent years, he belonged to the Strathcona Art Club and has enjoyed water colour painting. Bruce enjoyed camping and fishing with his family and spending a lot of the summers at their cabin in Saskatchewan. As an expression of sympathy, those wishing to remember Bruce may do so with a donation to Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, PO Box 460 STN K, Toronto, ON M4P 9Z9. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5, on Sunday, August 28th, 2022 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel on Sunday, August 28th at 7:00 pm. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, 238 - 2nd Avenue NE Medicine Hat, AB T1A 5Z9, on Monday, August 29th, 2022, at 11:00 am with Fr. Roque Pereira, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Bruce Stengler.