April 26th, 2017

Obituaries

January 15, 2016

1924 ~ ROSET ~ 2016
1926 ~ HARMON ~ 2016
1950 ~ CRAWFORD ~ 2016
1960 ~ SUTHERLAND-GILMAR ~ 2016
BALLANTYNE
CHRISTOPHER JACOB GERBRANDT CD
GREENSTEIN
JOHN WILFRED WATSON
ODOWICHUK, ELAIN MARIE
ROSSETTO
STEINKEY
Katherine Steinkey of Medicine Hat, passed away peacefully with her family by her side, on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at the age of 97 years, beloved wife of the late Joseph “Joe” Steinkey. She also leaves to cherish her memory four children, Evelyn (Lauchie) MacLellan of Winnipeg, Ron (Lavina) Steinkey of Medicine Hat, Bob (Nancy) Steinkey of Medicine Hat and Josephine (Scott) Esau of Okotoks; eight grandchildren Kyle (Trish) Steinkey, Scott Steinkey, Julie (David) Munroe, Marie (Mark) Langton, Janine Steinkey (fiancé Chris Legare), Bailey Durant, Vanessa Esau and Jocelyn (Brady) Hoetmer; three great grandchildren Ashley, William and Andrew; two brothers, Roy Ries and Adam (Lorraine) Ries all of Medicine Hat; two sisters, Lena Shcmaltz of Medicine Hat, Rose Schneider of Fox Valley and her sister-in-law Lillian Ries of Moose Jaw as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Elizabeth and Joseph Ries, her husband Joe on December 18, 2010, one son, Gary in infancy, four brothers and three sisters. Katherine Steinkey was born December 19, 1918. She was the 2nd oldest in a large farm family of 12 siblings. Being the oldest daughter she took on the role of helper and caregiver to her younger siblings giving up the dream of becoming a teacher. She stayed on the Ries family farm until she married at the age of 22 and started a new life with her husband and life-time partner Joe Steinkey. Katherine was a strong hard working farm girl raising four children and taking care of the household, the garden and helping with all those farm chores that never ended. She cared for both of her parents in their time of need. Mom and dad farmed in the Fox Valley area until their semi-retirement in 1974, when they moved to Medicine Hat and continued to farm for a few more years. They both enjoyed a very active social life dancing the night away on weekends at the Moose or Legion, or playing cards with friends until the wee hours of the morning. They looked forward to and enjoyed the summer camping trips with family and friends. They could often be found sitting in the backyard having an ice tea in the shade after working in the garden and the yard or preparing some old fashioned baking for the family. For a time Mom volunteered her time and skills with the Legion where she prepared and served many wonderful meals. Mom and dad moved into the Wellington in 2009, after dad’s health started to deteriorate. They enjoyed their time together there until dad’s passing in 2010. Mom then moved into the Teeoda where she lived until her last few days at St. Josephs hospice. After 70 years of marriage and a fulfilling life she looked forward to rejoining Joe and the rest of her family and friends that had gone before her. Those who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Sunday evening from 6:00 -8:00 p.m. and at the church on Monday from 9:30 - 10:25 a.m. Family and friends will gather for prayers in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church (238 2nd Ave N.E.) on Monday , January 18, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Francis Tran celebrant. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Carmel Hospice (St. Joseph’s Home) c/o 156 3rd Street NE, Medicine Hat, T1A 5M1. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Katherine Steinkey or you may visit www.pattisonfuneralhome.com and leave a message of condolence.
VIOLA GILL
Viola Catherine Gill, (nee Brady) beloved wife, mother and friend, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, at the age of 92 years. Viola is survived by her sons, Marvin (Elaine) and Lynden and was predeceased by her husband, Herbert, her parents, Elizabeth and Carl Brady and her sister, Adelaide Dahlke. Viola was born in Cabri, Saskatchewan on June 5, 1923, but grew up on the family farm near Lemsford. She met her husband, Herbert at a social that was held at the Brady farm and they were married on November 8, 1945. Herb and Vi lived in Leader for 12 years until 1957 when they moved to Medicine Hat where they long distance farmed until 1991. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 - 13 Street S.W. on Monday, January 18, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. with a Graveside Service following at Hillside Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. The Memorial Service will be held at Christ the King Assembly, 1101 Queen Street S.E., Medicine Hat on Monday at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Mark Borrows officiating. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at www.cook southland.com) If friends so desire, memorial donations in Vi’s name may be made directly to World Vision, 1 World Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, L5T 2Y4. Honoured to serve the family is


January 14, 2016

1924 ~ ROSET ~ 2016
1950 ~ CRAWFORD ~ 2016
BALLANTYNE
JOHN WILFRED WATSON
MARIA "MARY" POMREINKE
REILLY, ELAINE MARJORIE
ROSSETTO


January 13, 2016

1931 ~ MacNEIL ~ 2016
BALLANTYNE
MARIA "MARY" POMREINKE
MILES
WIGLE
ZACHER


January 12, 2016

1931 ~ MacNEIL ~ 2016
BALLANTYNE
MARIA "MARY" POMREINKE
MILES
WIGLE
ZACHER


January 11, 2016

1920 ~ FAUSER ~ 2016
1954 ~ LEHMAN ~ 2015
BOB NIEMAN
GEORGE KUSLER
RABB
ROY BUSCHOLL
STEINKEY
WIGLE
ZACHER


January 10, 2016

1920 ~ FAUSER ~ 2016
ELHART
LYN JANS
Mr. Lyndall Jans, beloved husband of Martha, passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Sunday, January, 3, 2016, at the age of 76 years. Along with his loving wife, Martha, Lyn also leaves to cherish his memory two sisters, Francis Crane and Viola (Jim) Rieger and one brother, Wallace (Pamela) Jans as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Lyn was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Donald. The Memorial Service in honour of Lyn’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 - 13 Street S.W., on Friday, January 8, 2016, at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Mike Leist officiating. If friends so desire, memorial donations in Lyn’s name may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, #124, 430 - 6 Avenue S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2S8. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at www.cooksouthland.com) Honoured to serve the family is
MATILDA "TILLIE"
MICHELLE ANNE DORMAN
ROBERT ALLAN NIEMAN
SCHORR
SIMONE BRASSARD
WIGLE


January 8, 2016

1920 ~ FAUSER ~ 2016
1924 ~ HICKLING ~ 2016
1926 ~ PALMER ~ 2015
1941 ~ McIVOR ~ 2016
1954 ~ LEHMAN ~ 2015
CORY STOCK
ELHART
LYN JANS
MICHELLE ANNE DORMAN
SIMONE BRASSARD
WIGLE


January 7, 2016

1920 ~ FAUSER ~ 2016
1924 ~ HICKLING ~ 2016
1926 ~ PALMER ~ 2015
1941 ~ McIVOR ~ 2016
1954 ~ LEHMAN ~ 2015
CORY STOCK
ELHART
LYN JANS
MICHELLE ANNE DORMAN
SIMONE BRASSARD
WIGLE


January 6, 2016

1926 ~ PALMER ~ 2015
1941 ~ McIVOR ~ 2016
1946 ~ GOURLAY ~ 2016
1961 ~ AKERSTROM ~ 2016
BOB NIEMAN
ELHART
HELEN SCHELLENBERG
LYN JANS
MICHELLE ANNE DORMAN
SIMONE BRASSARD
TSCHRITTER
WIGLE
WILLIAM PAGE


January 4, 2016

1920 ~ FAUSER ~ 2016
1925 ~ THOMPSON ~ 2015
1926 ~ PALMER ~ 2015
1931 ~ KNOBLICH ~ 2015
1947 ~ SAWCHUK ~ 2016
HARRISON, Jean Winifred 1944 - 2015
STAPLETON