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In Loving Memory Of

Hank McDermott


Hank McDermott passed away peacefully with his loving wife by his side, on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, at the age of 69 years, after a long battle with cancer.

Hank was born on December 20, 1946 in High Prairie, AB. He was raised on the family farm near Banana Belt, went to college in Grouard to be a Forester, drove truck and owned his own trucking company in the 80’s. He then moved into working as a welder and mechanic at Prairie Truck and Trailer in 1993 and worked there until 2008 when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer and the battle began.

Hank started the “Night Ryder Band” in 1968 and played around the Peace Country for many, many different functions, weddings, fundraisers and rodeos, where he loved to talk about the sea of cowboy hats dancing to his music. Hank also was part of a special group of quading friends that he was with most weekends for many years. He also had a special love and patience for his grandchildren whom he enjoyed to tease and spend time with.

He is survived by his loving wife Marge and his children: Mark McDermott, Kelly (Paula) McDermott, Vonda McDermott and Barry McDermott; step-children: Tiara (Darryl) Huber and Rae-Lyn Rasmussen (Jason Payne); grandchildren: Cody Mineault, Dylan McDermott (Morgan Gaucher), Shelby McDermott (Dallas Fowler) and Alison McDermott (George Bradshaw); step-grandchildren: Lance Huber (Ashlee Cowie), Angie Huber (Darcy Gavine), Joshua Huber, Joel Huber, Colton Sandboe (Sydney Williams), Danyka Sandboe, Cassie Payne, Colby Payne, Keydon Payne, Jaden Payne and Jaylynn Payne; special great grandchild:  Chet Dylan MacKenzie Fowler; step great-grandchildren: Fisher Gavine, Gibson Gavine and Finley Gavine; family: David and Barb McDermott, Ardith and Pete McCann, Debbie Spreen and Gene Goertzen, Connie and Ron Senkoe, Harold Henderson, Joan amd Ed Ragan, Donna and Jack Minsky; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Hank was predeceased by his parents George and Gladys McDermott and sister Barbara.

A Celebration of Hank’s life will be held Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 11:00am at Grande Prairie Alliance Church (15502 102 St.).

In Hank’s memory, his family would ask that all your gracious gifts and/or lieu of flowers be made to assist patients of the Cancer Clinic with expenses they are faced with when undergoing treatment.  

Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation Re: Cancer Clinic Social Work (10409 98 St. Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 2E8).

In Loving Memory of

Hank McDermott


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Funeral Service Details

Celebration of Life
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
11:00 AM
Grande Prairie Alliance Church
15502 102 St
Grande Prairie, Alberta
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