Obituary of Beverly Tharsis Fisher
Beverly Tharsis Fisher
1940 - 2023
Dad was born in Duck Lake, Saskatchewan to Albert and Odile Fisher. He and his 6 brothers and 2 sisters were raised on the ranch with cattle and horses North of Duck Lake. With a family passion of Chuckwagon racing it didn’t take long for Dad to find his place within the outfit, running the circuit from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba with Grandpa Fisher or brother Rupert at the reins in the wagon with dad and his brothers outriding as a team. Dad won numerous outriding awards with several different outfits throughout his years of chuckwagon racing.
As Dad was aspiring as a young man, he moved to BC to work in the logging industry in the early 60’s, later he moved to Alberta to take on new challenges in the booming Alberta oilfield where he worked as a foreman with Parkland Construction and Fudd Construction out of Central Alberta. They then moved back to Saskatchewan to be closer to the Fisher Clan for a few years where the first of four children were born, Jodie in Rosthern in 1967. After new opportunities arose they moved to Central Alberta, settling in Didsbury, son Kelly was born in 1968, Jacqui followed in 1973 and third daughter Kori in 1975, his family was now complete. In 1979, dad started his first corral cleaning business, Bev Fisher Trucking.
Looking to expand and take on new challenges the family moved east of Stettler in 1981, continuing on with his corral cleaning business “Double Ringer Trucking” and establishing his own farm with cattle and horses. As Dad watched us grow he always supported all of us kids with our various activities including many sports, breaking horses, 4-H and High School Rodeo.
In the late 1990’s he returned to Saskatchewan to the Duck Lake/Prince Albert area, where he kept busy working in the logging industry and tinkering with just about anything until he retired.
In the fall of 2018, he moved back out to Central Alberta to be closer to all of us and his beloved grandchildren. Dad enjoyed all of the grandkids watching them grow, listening to their stories, watching their sports and activities and participating in family gatherings with all. One thing that never changed is that Dad loved a good game of horseshoes! So much so, he thought he was a competitive champion against whomever he played, it was always “game on” when it came to horseshoes. He was always so proud of his multiple “double ringers” in any game.
Dad was dearly loved and will be missed by us all.
Bev is survived by his children: Jodie (Jeff) Bailey of Sunnyside, WA, Kelly (Jill) Fisher of Spruce Grove, AB, Jacqui (Troy) Rider of Lacombe, AB and Kori (Rodney) Fraser of Stettler, AB; grandchildren: Traci (Miles) Ashton, Tate Bailey, Kyle (Tiffany) Fisher, Kennidy (Luca) Barbieri, Beaudon (Kate) Rider, Jackson (Morgan) Rider, Dayton Rider, Bryce Fisher, Kelsey (Steven) Nelson, Hailey (Lucas) Fisher; great grandchildren: Zayden Fisher, Rylee Nelson and Emmett Ashton; brothers and sisters: Fern (Howard) Dugan, Lloyd (Heather) Fisher, Florence Collin, Richard (Sharon) Fisher and Gary (Lorna) Fisher; sisters-in-law: Cathy Fisher, Emilie Fisher and Karen Fisher; as well as numerous nieces, nephews other relatives and many dear friends.
Bev is predeceased by parents Odile and Albert Fisher; brothers: Rupert Fisher, Warren Fisher and Wesley Fisher and sister Vivian Kerr.
Thursday, June 22, 2023 at 1:00 P.M.
Christ-King Catholic Church, Stettler, Alberta
Memorial Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium
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