The APTA has added this completed careers section on our site to honour Albertan shooters who have passed. This page will serve as a an annual compilation where the fallen shooters will be remembered, and links to services, and obituaries can be found.
During the final Sunday of our Provincial tournament, we hold an annual "Flash-Target" ceremony to recognize the many fine people that we have enjoyed our past time with. After a moment of silence, one or more members are chosen to join the firing line to shoot for their fallen friend. If you know of any Alberta shooters that have passed, please let our secretary know, so they may be added here, and to this memorial event.
Alberta trapshooting obituaries
Joe Zaleski passed on Sept 10, 2016. Joe was an avid supporter around the Edmonton Gun Club for many years, until he was physically unable to. He was 89.
Paul Lirette passed on November 14th, 2016 at the age of 88. Paul was a life member of the Fish & Game Association, the ATA and Hinton Trap Club.
Bev Dick passed away April 10th, 2017. Bev was well known across the trapshooting community in Alberta for many years spending many hours at the Medicine Hat Club. Bev
was an ATA Life Member and made several appearances in the Alberta record book.
Richard Deane Manning of Calgary, AB, passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at the age of 84 years. Richard was a longtime friend of the trapshooting community, registering his first targets in 1969. He was a life member of the APTA, and made several appearances in the Alberta record book.
Vernon William Hauck of Camrose, formerly of Edmonton, passed away on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at the age of 70 years. Vern and his son Michael spent many days at the trap clubs in Alberta and across the US, and are mentioned in the APTA Record Book.
2016 Provincial Flash Target Ceremony, Edmonton
Alberta Obituary Links
Alberta Provincial Trapshooting Association
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