It is with great sadness that the family of Chub Bedson announces his sudden passing on August 3, 2017, at the age of 50 years.
Chub will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by his children; Jesse James (19), Janelle Rose (15), Jeremy William (13) and their mother Brandi.
Chub will always be remembered by his siblings; Margaret Deem, Harry (Sherri) Bedson, Bill (Roylene) Bedson, Ralph (Brenda) Bedson, Virginia (Tracie) Guidolin and Louise (Lyle) Guidolin.
He will be forever remembered by many nieces, nephews; Michael (Lynsey), Nicki (Kevin), Joshua (Rylee), Kacey (Aaren), Erin, Trent, Kelton, Calahan, Charlene (Travis), Rianna (Tom), Dallas (Sami); and seven great nieces and nephews.
He will also be missed dearly by many extended family and friends.
Chub was predeceased by his parents, Jim and Susan Bedson and brother-in-law, Carl Deem.
Chub was born in Castor, Ab. on Sept. 23, 1966. He was the youngest of seven siblings.
Chub attended Brownfield School from grade one to nine and Coronation High School from grades 10 – 12, graduating in 1984.
After high school, Chub did many jobs; he was employed at Rindal Oilfield Services, Petro Canada, farm hand for Cliff and Willa Suntjens, Ray Suntjens and then Marilyn Murphy, all in the Coronation, Brownfield or Spondin area. He also worked the service rigs and worked for a lumber company in Cochrane for several years.
Chub had his own bale hauling business, was a member of the Coronation volunteer fire department and curling was his favourite sport.
In 2003, he moved north to Fox Creek, Ab. and worked for Del-Mac Oilfield Services, Mostowich Lumber and Oilly Mitts Oilfield Services.
Chub moved to the Hanna area in the spring of 2016 and was employed as a farmer’s hired hand for Walter and Adeline Suntjens.
Chub’s handle-bar mustache and long mullet hair was his trademark.
He was an outdoorsman; hunting was an ultimate favourite of his to do.
He was a natural born dancer, loved to listen to music, whistling and singing. Chub was a true cattleman, a great hired hand and was a very dedicated, hard worker.
Chub cherished the last month with his children, branding, fishing, playing cards and farming. Chub’s face always lit up when he spoke of his kids.
He will always be remembered for his great sense of humour and infectious laugh and will be greatly missed by all his children, family and friends.
Thank you for all the memories Chub. You were truly a one of a kind.
A celebration of Chub’s life was held on Thurs. Aug. 10, 2017 at the Coronation Community Centre, Coronation, Ab. at 1 p.m. The interment took place at the Fairfield Cemetery.
Memorial tributes may be made to the Trust Fund for Chub’s children, Jesse, Janelle and Jeremy Bedson, at Coronation ATB Financial or to the charity of your choice.
Heather Caseley has been entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements; Coronation Funeral Home P.O. Box 358 Coronation, Alberta TOC 1CO; 403.578.2928.
Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting our website at www.coronationfuneralhome.ca.
Card of Thanks
On behalf of Chub Bedson’s children, they would like to extend a big Thank You to all those that attended their dad’s Celebration of Life, a Special Thank You to Heather Caseley and the Coronation Funeral Home, the Coronation Lunch Committee, the Hanna EMS and Fire Department and Walter and Adeline Suntjens.
Thank You to everyone for your kindness, expressions of sympathy and support during this difficult time.
Jesse, Janelle & Jeremy Bedson