Harry Minor

Tad Minor

July 7th, 1942 - September 11th, 2020
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Harry McCall “Tad” Minor of Medicine Hat passed away on Friday, September 11th, 2020 at the age of 78 years. Harry leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Fay; children, Thane Minor of Medicine Hat, Tammy (Guy) Shapka of Alix, AB, and Tim Minor of Sylvan Lake, AB; grandchildren, Tanner, Teagan, Kate, and Callum; brother, Joe Minor; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Tad was predeceased by his parents, Perry and Kay Minor; brothers, Tony Minor and Tim Minor; and one nephew, Aldon Minor. Tad attended school in Brooks then went to Nebraska to finish high school and play football. At age 16, Tad qualified for the Olympics in trapshooting but was unable to attend because of school. He received his auctioneer training in Iowa, married Fay in 1962 and moved to Winnipeg to start his career at the stockyards. Tad, Fay and their three children came back to Medicine Hat in 1967. He established his reputation as an honest cattle buyer and had several clients for three generations. His wit and one liners were well known. Medicine Hat Golf Course was his summer home where he had many good friends. He was an avid card player and loved the horse races. He had a chair in almost every auction market in Southern Alberta and Saskatchewan and knew most of the ranchers in this area. For many years, Tad enjoyed watching his son in-law Guy Shapka compete as a professional saddle bronc rider. Tad was especially proud of all four of his grandchildren. With his generous emotional and financial support they were able to play many high-level sports as well as attend Nursing and Law School. Tad will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved him. We know he is up there somewhere playing cards and entertaining everyone with his sense of humour. A private family graveside service will be held in October. Memorial gifts in Tad’s memory may be made to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre, c/o Medicine Hat & District Health Foundation, 666 5 St SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 4H6 or to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, c/o Foothills Medical Centre, 1331 29 St NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4N2. Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Harry Minor.
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    Hillside Cemetery
    Gershaw Dr SW & 10 Ave SW
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    Mark Felesky
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    Hillside Cemetery
    Gershaw Drive SW & 10 Avenue SW
    Medicine Hat, Alberta
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Bill Yeast

Posted at 11:51am
Our condolences to Faye and family. You are in our prayers. Bill, Travis and Ty Yeast

Thelma Dirk

Posted at 01:14pm
Our deepest condolences to Faye and the family On the loss of Tad.George remembers him from the Empress Auction Market many years ago and many Auction Sales after that.Sincerely George and Thelma Dirk

Calvin Siegle

Posted at 09:50am
Fay and Family
We are sad to hear of Tad's passing. I got to know Tad in the mid 80's and he bought cattle for us since then. We enjoyed his visits when he stopped in or when I had the chance to go on a road trip with him. We will miss him. Our condolences at this difficult time.
Calvin & Susan Siegle

Arlette Spencer

Posted at 10:18pm
To Fay and Family,

My sympathies on your loss.

Arlette Spencer,
Your neighbour down the green space

Pauline Allsop (ne Bond)

Posted at 09:36pm
Sending along condolences to the Minor family......from the "Bond" family.......myself Pauline Bond....and my brother Victor Bond went to school with the Minor boys......I especially remember Joe being in my classes. You are in our hearts and on our minds at the sorrowful time.......

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