DON MACK, 1938 - 2017

James Donald “Don” Mack of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of Margaret Hudak, passed away on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 at the age of 79 years.  Don also leaves to cherish his memory two daughters, Heather (Andrew) Peacock and Jacqueline (Pearson) Farnsworth; four grandchildren, Erin, Sydney and Jamie Peacock, and Zach Farnsworth; one brother, Raymond (Francis) Mack; five sisters, Hannah Fichter, Evelyn McClement, Rosalia (Vernon) McClement, Marion Mack and Angeline Choma; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  Don was predeceased by his first wife, Josephine “Jo” in 2000; his parents, Vincent and Katherine Mack; and one brother, Ralph Mack.  Don was born in Estevan, Saskatchewan on April 18th, 1938.  He married Josephine Gedak in 1963 and worked in the oil and gas industry in Saskatchewan until 1974 when he moved to Medicine Hat.  Don raised his family in Medicine Hat and made many lifelong friends here.  In 2002, he married Margaret Hudak (her family Pam, Sandy and Greg). Upon retirement, he joined an antique car club where he made a lot of special friends.  Don always enjoyed visiting and talking with people and made friends everywhere he went.  A special thank you to the caring staff at Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre, Palliative Care, and Home Care.  Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be said at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.  The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at HOLY FAMILY PARISH, 1451 Strachan Road SE, on Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Albert Sayson, Celebrant.  A Private Interment will take place at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery.  Memorial gifts in Don’s memory may be made to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre, c/o Medicine Hat & District Health Foundation, 666 – 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6.  Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Don Mack.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, Medicine Hat, Alberta.  Should you wish any additional information, please telephone 1-800-317-2647.

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