Obituary for Sheldon "Buddy" Gartner
Sheldon “Buddy” Gartner was born in Macklin, Saskatchewan on April 18, 1972. He was the third of four children born to Joseph and Shirley Gartner.
Family was the most important thing to Buddy. His boys and hockey were his passion. Whether it was playing, watching or managing he did it all. His infectious smile, quick wit (although sometimes offside) is what his family and friends will miss and cherish the most. His absence will be felt forever.
Buddy passed way unexpectedly in Provost, Alberta on November 13, 2017 at the age of 45 years. He was a wonderful husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend.
Buddy leaves behind his devoted wife of 22 years, Karen; his boys, Tyler and Brayden; father, Joseph (Vera); sisters, Janice (Ross) McDonald and their children, Jarrett and Dani; Jenine (Alvin) Weinkauf and their children, Cody and Kelli; Shelly (Vance) Close and their children, Chance and Hailey; parents in-laws, Alex and Hilaria Weinkauf; brothers and sisters in law, Nadine; Leann (Clinton) Erker and their children Evan and Andrew; Anita (Dean) Kabaroff and their children Charlie and Kendal; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins other relatives and friends.
Buddy was predeceased by his mother, Shirley (nee Wagner) Gartner; grandparents, Matt and Annie Wagner and John and Angelica Gartner.