By Obituaries on October 30, 2013.
.1916 ~ BUNKOSKY ~ 2013
Violet Bunkosky of Bow Island, beloved wife of the late Edward Bunkosky, passed away on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 at the age of 97 years. Violet leaves to cherish her memory her children, Marvin (Liz) Collinge, Tom (Wilma) Collinge, Alfred (Elle) Collinge, Brian (Bridgette) Collinge, Barry Collinge, and Sharon (Perry) Reich; twenty grandchildren; twenty-five great- grandchildren; one great-great- grandchild; and two step-sons, Robin (Pat) Bunkosky and Ronnie Bunkosky. Violet was predeceased by her first husband, Kelly Collinge in December 1964; her second husband, Edward Bunkosky in December 1993; her parents, Delbert and Adeline Moore; two granddaughters, Teresa and Debra; five brothers; three sisters; two half-brothers; and son-in-law, David Middleton. Violet was born on January 27th, 1916 in Maple Creek and attended Kinkorth School in the country. She married Kelly Collinge on October 3rd, 1936 in Maple Creek and raised their family on the farm until Kelly passed away. Violet then moved to Maple Creek where she remarried in 1968 to Edward Bunkosky. In 1969 Violet and Edward moved to Redcliff where Violet was a Lifetime Member of the Redcliff Angler’s Club, a 43-year member of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary Branch #6, and a 25+ year member of the Moose Lodge. She enjoyed her yard and fishing at Golden Sheaf Park, her home away from home. Violet loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchild and will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by them all. The Funeral Service will be held in SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Blaine Schaufele officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Violet’s memory may be made to Long Term Care, Bow Island Health Centre, 938 Centre Street, Bow Island, Alberta, T0K 0G0, or to the Pleasant View Lodge, 1039 – 1st Street East, Bow Island, Alberta, T0K 0G0. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to email@example.com subject heading Violet Bunkosky. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone (403)528-2599
.1922 ~ WETSCH ~ 2013
RoseMarie Wetsch, beloved wife of Kasper Wetsch of Medicine Hat, passed away on October 22nd, 2013. The Funeral Mass was celebrated yesterday at Holy Family Parish. Memorial gifts in RoseMarie’s memory may be made to Holy Family Parish Building Fund. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to firstname.lastname@example.org subject heading RoseMarie Wetsch. Funeral arrangements entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone (403)528-2599
.1928 ~ CASH ~ 2013
Leah Cash, beloved wife of Mr. Harold Cash of Medicine Hat, passed away on October 20th, 2013. The Funeral Service was held yesterday at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel. Memorial gifts in Leah’s memory may be made to Gideon International or to the Global Outreach Mission. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to email@example.com subject heading Leah Cash. Funeral arrangements entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone (403)528-2599
Ida Christiaens of Medicine Hat passed away on Friday, October 25, 2013, at the age of 100 years, beloved wife of the late Rene Christiaens. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Janet Croghan; two grandchildren, Shona Walls and Kevin Gray; four great grandchildren, Amanda, Katie, Hunter and Breton; one great great granddaughter, Autum; her brother, Edward (Gladys) Miller and two sisters, Elsie Beres and Anna (Clarence) Stickel. She was predeceased by her parents, Maria and Henry Miller; her husband, Rene on December 19, 1988; her son-in-law, Tom Croghan in June, 2013, four brothers, Henry, Bill, Emanuel and Emil and one sister, Emma Heckenleibel. A private graveside service will be held. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: firstname.lastname@example.org subject heading: Ida Christiaens, or you may visit http://www.pattisonfuneralhome.com and leave a message of condolence. Funeral Arrangements are by the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 540 South Railway St. SE, Medicine Hat T1A 4C2
“Beloved Wife, Mother, and Grandmother”
Joanne Morrison, beloved wife of Ray Morrison, passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on October 25, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer, with her daughter Michelle at her bedside. The former Joanne Dawn Brackenbury was born in Saskatoon SK July 30, 1943 and received her elementary and high school education in Cut Knife SK. While in Cut Knife she was active in her church (St. Paul’s Anglican) with Sunday school (student and teacher), the church youth choir, Junior Auxiliary and Girls’ Auxiliary. She enjoyed participating in figure skating, waterskiing and most sports as well as “hanging out” with friends and family at Atton’s Lake near her home. Joanne attended Saskatoon Business College, then worked briefly for the Saskatchewan Department of Social Services in Saskatoon, then for one year at the University of Saskatchewan Alumni News Office. Following her marriage to Ray in 1963, the couple moved to Medicine Hat where Ray was employed as a teacher by Medicine Hat School District No. 76. Joanne made the decision to become a full-time homemaker for Ray and their two daughters. Joanne was active in Jaycettes, the local ladies morning curling club and the All Saints’ Anglican Church Women, choir member and was church treasurer for the past few years. She was also a volunteer canvasser for several health charities. Joanne enjoyed many types of handicrafts and arts. She worked as a poll clerk and supervisor during municipal, provincial and federal elections, did data entry for the compilation of provincial voters lists and compiled information for the federal census. She also enjoyed part-time jobs at Folklore and the Southview and Lodge gift shops. When her younger daughter began kindergarten, Joanne took up the game of golf which became a true passion. She became a very active member of Connaught Golf Club and served terms as ladies club president, member of the club executive and the pro shop committee. She was a past winner of the ladies club championship and winner of the ladies championship flight at Connaught’s annual Southeastern Golf Tournament and other area tournaments. Although she enjoyed playing competitively she was always happy just to be playing. She also involved her daughters and grandchildren in junior golf leagues. Her Connaught family was very important to her and she appreciated very much the kindness and thoughtfulness of her golf buddies during her illness. As a true “sports grandma” Joanne loved to chauffeur her grandchildren to their ringette, soccer, baseball, football, hockey and golf events and could always be heard cheering them on. She enjoyed travelling to warmer places, especially Las Vegas (where she celebrated her 70th birthday in July 2013) and a trip to Cuba in 2012 with husband, daughters, their spouses and her grandchildren. Joanne is survived by Ray, her husband of fifty years; two daughters, Kim (Michael) Hallas of Medicine Hat and their children Taylor of Cochrane AB and Shaun, Landon and Mitchell of Medicine Hat; and Michelle Morrison (Pierre Plamondon) of Edmonton and her stepsons Josh (Tamara) Plamondon and their children Kai and Talia of Edmonton and Travis (Bekah) Plamondon of Edmonton; one sister Gail Schwab of Calgary; Ray’s siblings Ross (Shirley) Morrison of Medicine Hat and Rhelda (Jim) Winterhalt of Unity SK and several nieces, nephews, cousins and their children. She was predeceased by her parents Harold and Margaret Brackenbury; Ray’s parents Harry and Lou Morrison and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be held at All Saints’ Anglican Church, 606 – 12th Street SW, Wednesday, October 30 at 2:00 PM with the Rev. David J. Carter officiating. Interment of ashes at St. Margaret’s Church, Eagle Butte at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or http://www.gonebutnotforgotten.ca or to email@example.com subject heading Joanne Morrison. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone (403)528-2599
1950 ~ 2013
Linda Bosch, beloved wife of Richard Bosch, passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Friday, October 25, 2013, at the age of 63 years. Along with Richard, Linda leaves to cherish her memory one sister, Sandra (Leonard) Hicks; brother-in-law, Philip (Darlene) Bosch; sister-in-law, Emily Klug; mother-in-law, Ann Bosch as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her first husband, Jim Pickett; her parents, Pete and Wilma Ruckaber; father-in-law, Joe Bosch and brother-in-law, Tony Klug. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. A Celebration of Linda’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. with the Very Reverend Father Long Vu officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting http://www.cooksouthland.com) If friends so desire, memorial tributes in memory of Linda may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 102 Crestwood Square One, 1865 Dunmore Road S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 1Z8. Honoured to serve the family is COOK SOUTHLAND Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4V4. Telephone: 403-527-6455.
Elfrieda Reimer passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2013, at the age of 71 years, beloved wife of Peter Reimer of Medicine Hat. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the church on Saturday, from 12:00 noon – 12:55 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the Crestwood Mennonite Brethren Church (2348 Dunmore Road SE) on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor John Willems officiating. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to Camp Evergreen, Box 492 Sundre, AB T0M 1X0. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: firstname.lastname@example.org subject heading: Elfrieda Reimer, or you may visit http://www.pattisonfuneralhome.com and leave a message of condolence. Funeral Arrangements are by the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 540 South Railway St. SE, Medicine Hat T1A 4C2
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