Bartley Emile Gravelle


On April 30, 2020, Bartley Emile Gravelle passed away at the age of 54 years old in Wildwood, Alberta.
Bartley was born on August 24, 1965 in Estevan and raised in Macoun, Saskatchewan where his parents farmed until he was 12 years old. The family moved and bought a farm in Spiritwood, Saskatchewan. Bart was the true definition of a cowboy. He loved the rodeo and he enjoyed team-roping, calf-roping, riding and bucking bulls. He raised bucking bulls for 23 years and his greatest joy was the springtime when it was calving season and new colts were born.
Bart’s passion was horseback riding and checking cattle in pasture land. Bart won numerous buckles for the team-roping and calf-roping events that he participated in. In his mid-20 Bart who was always looking for more adventure decided to ride bulls. Bart conquered many obstacles in his short life time as at the age of 37, he became a paraplegia due to a farm accident. Bart continued to instill into his young boys, the value of hard work despite life’s challenges. He was adored by his grandchildren and he prided himself in teaching them about hard work, animals and ranching. Bart was a very family oriented and you did not have to be related by blood to be accepted as a family member.
Bartley is survived by his loving family: his wife, Edna of 24 years, their sons: Cantrell (Kassandra), Tyrell, Mitchell (Joslin), Darnell (Misty), Chris (Shauna), Reg (Jasmina) and Steven (Melynn). His grandchildren: Chandler, Ezra, Henry, Branson, McKenna, Emmett, Alexis, Christian, Emily, Ethan, Desta, Adley and Axtyn. His siblings: Cyril, Angela (Gord), Charlena (Brent), Chere (Mark) and Mike; Bart’s mother-in-law, Gloria Edwards; brother-in-law, Celestine (Fran), sisters-in-law, Hannah (Gary) & Doris (Joe). Numerous aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, cousins, extended family and many friends.
Bart is predeceased by his loving Mother and Father, Jeannette & Bernard Gravelle, his brother, Joseph and his sister, Regina; father in-law George Edwards and his brother-in law, Gerald Edwards and sister in-law Barbara Gravelle.

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Charlena, Brent, Family and Friends

Edna, Cantrell, Darnell, Chris, Reg and Steven.
I am just seeing this now as thru the very sad and heartbreaking loss of Tyrell. Butch you were and always will be thought of and remembered as the toughest, most adventurous, loudest and toughest talk with the softest heart, the most admired Brother, Brother in Law, Uncle and Great Uncle. We Pray you are at Rest with all of your family and friends and now with your Son Tyrell.