It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved father, Chester “Ches” Rossler on Fri., Nov. 24, 2017 at the age of 86 years.
His memory will be cherished in the hearts of his four children, Greg Rossler, Wayne Rossler (Carrie Berthelette), Scott Rossler and Nancy (Jim) Burgess.
He is survived by his sister, Laurie Rossler; brothers, Norman (Louise), Gordon (Grace), Bob (Joan) and Sam; his children’s mother, Rosemary (Gene) Sailer; his sisters-in-law, Linda Rossler and Mary Brettle; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Ches was predeceased by his parents, Fred and Emelia Rossler; his brothers, Manley, George and Harold; his sister-in-law Gail Rossler; his brother-in-law, Tom Owens; and Tom’s wife, Mary Thuroo.
Ches was born on Aug. 25, 1931 in Castor, Ab. He was raised on the family farm in the Spondin District.
Ches married Rosemary Owens in 1959. They moved to Vancouver, B.C. and that is where their first three children were born. Ches was employed and A&C Knight Ltd. in Vancouver.
In 1966 a new plant was opening in Medicine Hat so Ches moved his family back to Alberta and it was there in Medicine Hat that they made their home.
In 1968 their fourth child, Greg was born completing their family.
After Knight Schmidt Industries shut down, Ches went to work at Sears Canada in Floor Coverings. It was from there that he retired in 1996.
Ches enjoyed his retirement spending time with this children, golfing, playing pool, watching curling and going for coffee with his buddies at the Dairy Queen.
Ches will always be remembered as being a kind and thoughtful man who could fix or build just about anything and he loved to reminisce about the past.
The funeral service was held at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel, 1 Dunmore Rd, SE, on Wed. Nov. 29, 2017 at 1 p.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating.
A private interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Ches’s memory may be made to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation, 340A Maple Ave, SE, Medicine Hat, Ab, T1A 7L5.
Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to firstname.lastname@example.org subject heading Chester Rossler.
Funeral arrangements are in entrusted to Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel, Crematorium & Reception Centre, 1 Dunmore Rd, SE. Medicine Hat, Ab.