Michael Richard HadwinAugust 14, 1936 ~ January 21, 2017 (age 80)
Michael Richard Hadwin passed away at the Consort Long Term Care Centre on January 21, 2017 at the age of 80.
Michael was born in the Consort Hospital to Henry and Anne Hadwin August 14, 1936. He was the third oldest of the family of five that included John, Frank, Margaret and Doug. Home for the family was a homestead in the bottom of the coulee southeast of Consort so while the children were growing up the family moved several times around the Monitor district in order for the children to attend school. Michael stopped going to school in Grade 9 so he could help out on the family farm. While grown up Michael enjoyed playing ball and curling, he won numerous bonspiels over the years.
Michael and John took over the farm, bought the farm next to them and moved there where they enjoyed the luxuries of power, phone and running water. Doug eventually joined them and they formed Hadwin Bros.
Michael met Laura Anderson when she was helping look after Granny Hadwin. Their relationship grew from there. Michael married Laura Brooks in December 13 1985. From this marriage he gained a daughter, a daughter who would later make him a Papa to three grandbabies. Michael and Laura welcomed a beautiful baby girl Sarah on Sept 14, 1988. Laura passed away on May 25, 1997 after a long battle with cancer.
Michael met Debbie Anderson and they were married in 2001. He gained a step daughter Taren and step son Curan. They formed Hadwin Ranching Ltd and would move to where Michael’s ranch is now today, 9km south of Consort. Debbie passed away on December 28, 2005. In June 2008 Michael became a Grandpa to a beautiful baby girl Chanelle. He helped Sarah to raise Chanelle. He loved doing anything with Chanelle, they could often be found cuddled up on the couch reading or out with their horses.
Michael and his daughter Sarah have been operating Hadwin Ranching Ltd together for the last few years. This is where they loved to work cattle together and ride their horses. He made sure that he taught Sarah everything that he knew.
Michael was a proud supporter of 4-H, even after Sarah was through 4-H he could be found helping out the local beef club with whatever they needed. He loved children and when Sarah was babysitting from the home they shared together, he was often found rocking the babies or reading books with the kids. He loved going to watch his nieces, nephews and grandchildren in whatever they were involved in.
Due to failing health Michael moved to the Long Term Care Centre in Consort in December of 2016. He appreciated all the help the staff gave him during his stay.
Michael was predeceased by his parents, wife Laura, sister Margaret, wife Debbie, brother-in-law Greg, brother John and sister-in-law Betty. He is survived by his daughter Sarah, granddaughter Chanelle, step daughter Kelly (Glenn), grandchildren Daryl, Amy (Ryan), Cassidy; brothers Doug (Joan) and Frank; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, great grandchildren and many dear friends and neighbors.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 27, 2017 at the Knox United Church, Consort, Alberta at 1:00 P.M.
Memorial tributes may be made in Michael's memory to the Consort Hospital Auxiliary, Box 233, Consort, AB, T0C 1B0 or to the Village of Consort (Consort Swimming Pool Donation) Box 490, Consort, AB, T0C 1B0.
Heather Caseley, Funeral Director of Coronation Funeral Home, Box 358, Coronation, Alberta T0C 1C0 was entrusted with funeral arrangements.