Gary Alvin Hartman


It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our beloved Gary Hartman on August 14th, 2020 at the age of 75, with family by his side.

Gary will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 53 years, Carol, son Ryan (Elene) of St. Albert, daughter Randene (Ryan) Rishaug of Sherwood Park, 7 grandchildren: Noah, Caelum, Avery, Khai, Carter, Ella, Maxton, sister Dorothy (Bob) Marshall of Edmonton, brother Bryan of Houston, Texas, and many nieces, nephews and beloved friends.

Gary was predeceased by his parents Alvin and Helen, and sister Shirley Walker.

Born August 5th, 1945 in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Gary spent most of his youth in Cold Lake, Alberta, discovering his love of fishing and hunting.

Gary was very accomplished professionally. He earned a diploma in Civil Engineer Technology at NAIT in 1965. He became a Specification Writer and remained a member of CSC for 50 years. He was a Project Manager, ending his career on the building of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Communication, Grant McEwan downtown Edmonton campus. He also served for 15 years on the Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC ), and was a mentor to many in his field.

Gary and Carol enjoyed traveling, often with family, to Hawaii, Switzerland, Disneyland, Disneyworld, the Caribbean, Newfoundland, New Orleans, Mexico, Italy, Greece, New York and Iceland to name a few. They spent 10 years as Snowbirds, wintering in Yuma, Arizona, enjoying quality time with each other and many of their dear friends.

Interment will take place in Cold Lake South in the summer of 2021.

In lieu of flowers, we encourage you to please visit the organ and tissue donor registry site and sign your donor card!

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6 Condolences

Terry and Lynne Smith

We just found out about the passing of Gary and are so sad. We loved spending great fellowship times with Gary and Carol and sharing the hosting of many wonderful dinners and fellowship nights together in the very early starts of our careers. May our Lord and Saviour continue to comfort you as you journey ahead as a family, Love hugs and prayers Terry and Lynne Smith

Mike Cain

Carol and Family,
I am deeply saddened to hear of Gary’s passing. My sincerest condolences to you all. Gary was a well respected, very knowledgeable colleague and I enjoyed the years we worked together at Capital Health. We tried to stay in touch with each other since his departure in 2000, continuing our countless lunches and lunch hour walks. While the lunch hour walks ended after a few years as our respective workplaces grew too far apart, we kept up the lunches. However, once you folks started going to Yuma for the winter, the lunches evolved to an annual event. We would always have fun arguing about whose turn it was to pay! Gary picked up the tab for the last one in 2019, so I get the next one! Take care.

Bonnie Magnan

Dear Carol and family,
I am so sorry to hear your sad news and am keeping you and Gary in my thoughts and prayers. Sending big hugs to all of you!

Ike Moolla

Very sorry to hear of Gary’s passing, He was great to be with and great to work with. He will be missed for his knowledge and work.

Don Jenion

I am so sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. Carol, I know he will be missed.

Charlie Klaver, P. Eng.

My deepest condolences to Gary’s family for their loss. Gary was a great inspiration, very knowledgeable and just a lot of fun to work with.