Potter, Max Rowland

Max Rowland Potter 1931 - 2020
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Max Rowland Potter
1931 – 2020

Max Rowland Potter, 89, of Gadsby, Alta. passed away on June 19, 2020 at Stettler Health Centre.

Max was born in Stettler and was the youngest son of Bert and Maisie Potter on Feb. 21, 1931.

Max loved the land that he farmed which was only a mile from where he was born and raised.

He led a simple and humble life with his dairy and beef cattle, harvest grain and hay crops and silage crews as some of the highlights.

Most of all, he loved his children who all worked beside him from the time they were young.

That love grew as he welcomed each new grandchild and great-grandchild into the family.

His great sense of humour and quick wit was magnetic and earned the respect of his family, friends and neighbours.

Max actively farmed until the past couple of years when his health began to fail.

In addition to farming, he really enjoyed his time serving as councillor for the County of Stettler.

Max is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lorraine Potter; children: Doug (Lynne), Gord (Laurel), Lorisa (Clay), Shellene (Gary) and daughter-in-law Cathie.

He is also survived by his grandchildren: Dustin Potter, Lauren (Clint) Saruga, Michael (Robyn) Potter, Candace (Greg) Boxma, Landon (Justine) Potter, Danielle (Austin) Tomaski, Shayna, Tori and Tyson Brower, Carter and Logan Veno and Blake Claffey; along with nine great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and many friends.

There will be a private family service at Gadsby Heritage Place, followed by interment into the beautiful Omega Circle Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made in Max’s memory to the Omega Gadsby Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.stettlerfuneralhome.com.

Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements, 403-742-3422.

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