Oscar Joseph LaPierre

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    Oscar Joseph LaPierre passed away peacefully at home in Medicine Hat, Alberta on 3 July 2005 in his seventy-fourth year.

    Oscar was born in Pembroke, Ontario and served seventeen years in the Royal Canadian Engineers in the Canadian Army, including being stationed in Korea for fourteen months. After his military service, Oscar served as the Public Works Director for the City of Nepean, ON for some ten years. He then moved to Alberta and was the Superintendent of Public Works at the Municipal District of Rockyview for five years. More recently, he was involved in manufacturing at Memory Lane Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor for ten years and was one of the founding and operating partners of Photo Encounters, in High River for more than twelve years.

    Funeral Service was held in Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, High River, Alberta, on 6 July 2005. Interment was in the Family Plot at High River Cemetery. Those wishing to remember Oscar may do so with a gift to the Medicine Hat Palliative Care Society or to the Medicine Hat Cancer Centre, both c/o 666 - 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6. [zpp, zsd]