April 29th, 2017

December 30, 2016


By Obituaries on December 30, 2016.

1953 ~ HAHN ~ 2016

My heart is sinking like the setting sun, as my cowboy rides away. It is with heavy hearts that we announce that James Otto Hahn passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Friday, December 23rd, 2016 at the age of 63 years young. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 39 years Mary-Ellen; daughter, Desirée and son-in-law, Jesse Bender; mother-in-law, Dorinda Hawes; in laws, nieces and nephews; Gail and Bob, Jonathan (Cait), Jacqueline (Ryan), Jennifer West; Earl, Nathan (Tara), Stacey (Ken) Hawes; Dorindy and Marvin, Tatiana (Vincent), Sara (Mat) Reyes-Hawes; Colin and Chrissy, Royce, Bailey Hawes; Michael and Cherie, Cayden, Madyson Hawes; and numerous grand nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his only son, Shelby David James; father, Otto Hahn; father-in-law, David Hawes; sister-in-law, Bonnie Hawes; and brother, Rockie Hahn. Jim was born on the first day of spring March 20th, 1953 and met his future wife in Calgary in 1977; they married a year later in 1978. Along with their baby daughter they moved to Medicine Hat in 1981. In 1984 he bought his first carpet cleaning business and branched out into janitorial cleaning. An accident forced him to dissolve the carpet cleaning part until 1994 when he bought Kleenasaire Cleaning Services and Janitorial. Jim worked right up until the end, “almost”; he enjoyed his work and would meet new people every day. Jim really loved spending time with his loved ones, going to the movies, fishing, rebuilding trucks with his son-in-law, he loved working in his yard, family vacations, road trips, and camping. We would like to send out a special thank you to the Doctors, nurses, health care aids, volunteers and everyone else who took care of Jim at the Palliative Care ward on the 6th floor of the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital. The care and compassion that you showed for Jim and his family was awesome. Words cannot express how grateful we are. A private time of remembrance will be held in July 2017. Memorial gifts in Jim's memory may be made to the Medicine Hat & District Food Bank Association, 532 South Railway Street SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2V6 or to the Medicine Hat Women's Shelter Society, P.O. Box 2500, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8G8 or to the Palliative Care Unit, c/o Medicine Hat & District Health Foundation, 666 – 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading James Hahn. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to
SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, "The Chapel in the Park" #1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5 (403)528-2599 http://www.saamis.com inquiry@saamis.com Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.


KATHLEEN HALL

1923 – 2016
Kathleen Agnes Hall, beloved wife of the late Gordon Hall, passed away peacefully in Medicine Hat on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at the age of 93 years. Mom was born on December 5, 1923 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, the youngest child of Lawrence and Geraldine Walshe. She was predeceased by her husband Gordon in 2015; her two sons, Greg and Christopher; her sisters, Geraldine Walshe, Mary McGrath, Terry Miller and her brother, Richard Walshe. Mom was devoted to her family and was surrounded by them at the time of her passing. Kathleen is survived by her son, Anthony (Julie) Hall and their children, Ariel and Greg; her daughters, Therese (Stewart) Bullin and their children, Chris and Mike (Natalie); Maura (Gary) Baurdon and children, Amanda, Genevieve, Jacqueline (Mike) Weiss, Harrison (Leah) and Sabrina; Andrea Hall and her children, Nate Darcy and Winston Darcy and Katie Hall; Kathy Hall (Don Benka) and her children, Chelsea and Marc; Genny (Gord) Williams and their son, Kyle (Chelsea) Williams and their children, Scarlett and Chloe.
Mom and dad raised their children in Victoria, B.C. In later years, when the children were “grown” she went back to school and in 1979, received her Bachelor of Social Work degree at the University of Victoria, fulfilling her life long dream. Mom loved to travel and made trips to Ireland, Mexico, Greece, Rome and her favorite of all, Hawaii. The family would like to thank Meadowlands for the kindness Kathleen received from the staff during the last years of her life.
Family and friends will gather for visitation and prayers in McCall’s Funeral Chapel (4665 Falaise Drive, Victoria BC) in Royal Oak on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Andrews Cathedral (740 View St, Victoria, BC) on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 12:00 noon. Interment will follow in the Royal Oak Burial Park. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Kathleen Wall, 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


KEN LOOSE

1937 ~ 2016
After spending a wonderful Christmas with his family, Kenneth Gordon Loose passed away suddenly after suffering a pulmonary embolism. Ken’s greatest joy was Jesus, but his greatest treasure in life was his family. He is survived by the love of his life, Gwen Loose, and their two daughters, Juanita Loose (fiancé, Hank Aasman) and Lorna (Darin) Hirning; six grandchildren, Stephanie (Graeme) McFarlane, Jacinda (Justin) Klaiber, Dillon Fauser, Jason Hirning, Logan Fauser and Janessa Hirning; two great-grandchildren, Kira Klaiber and Maraya McFarlane; three brothers, Archie (Orlene) Loose, Marvin (Bev) Lose and Jake (Karen) Loose; a sister, Marion (Donald) Sauder; mother-in-law, Elma Heffley and sisters-in-law, Margie, Ev and Jean as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family. Ken was predeceased by his parents, Jacob and Mary Loose and brothers, Glen (Donna) Loose, Larry Loose, Ralph Loose and Carl Loose. Ken brightened up the day of anyone who was blessed to meet him. His sense of humour permeated everything he did. He had a zest for life and looked for any opportunity to use his extraordinary humour to bring a smile to those around him. Ken had an inquisitive mind concerning God’s amazing creation. He had a thirst for knowledge and was always excited to share what he discovered with his family and friends. Ken was blessed with a wonderful singing voice which he praised his Lord with daily here on earth, and now he is glorifying God in heaven with the angels. His family invites you to join with them in celebrating Ken’s life at Hillcrest Evangelical Missionary Church, 3785 – 13 Street S.E., Medicine Hat on Friday, December 30, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Steve Pahl officiating. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at http://www.cooksouthland.com) Honoured to serve the family is
Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455


POOLE

Catherine “Cathy” Margaret Poole of Bow Island, passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2016, at the age of 84 years, beloved wife of the late William “Bill” Poole. She leaves to cherish her memory four children, Noel Doherty, George (Debbie) Poole, Stewart (Cheryl) Poole and Linda (Calvin) Dyck; her son-in-law Larry Doherty, ten grandchildren, Stephanie (Robert) children Ava & Oliver, Michael (Leanne) children Brady & Connor, Jamin (Becky) and son Lucas, Colin (Ina), Nicole (Corey), Alicia (Kyle) and Kyla and their mother Laurie, Jordana (Brent), Caden (Kelsey) and Taryn; two step grandchildren, Tyler (Ashley) and Jessica (Kurtis) and their children Carter and Mason; two brothers, George (Jewel) Comstock, Bob (Rosemary) Comstock and her sister- in-law, Juanita Wilkins as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Lester and Margaret Comstock; her husband Bill on November 10, 2014 and a brother-in-law Stan Wilkins.
Catherine Comstock was born June 28, 1932 in Drumheller, Alberta and spent her growing up years with two brothers, George and Bob on her parents farm south east of Rosebud, Alberta. Following high school, she went to Olds College and took one year of home economics and two years at SAIT taking clothing and design. After graduation, she worked for several months in Calgary at Singers.
Following, she married Bill Poole on March 12, 1955 residing on the original Poole family homestead until 1992 then retired to Bow Island until her passing.
Our mom has been involved in many community activities. She enjoyed taking an active part as organist in both Burdett and Bow Island United Churches for the past 45 years. She spent many years being part of the U.C.W. and various other roles within the church.
Mom enjoyed reading, baking, sewing, playing cards, playing in the bell choir and singing in the choir, travelling with our dad extensively to far places such as Alaska, China, Panama and the East and West Coast to name a few.
Our mom was happiest when surrounded by family that she loved with all her heart. Dad and mom spent many hours supporting the grandchildren in all of their activities. The opportunity to spend time with her great grandchildren gave her immense joy. Mom was truly a quiet, gentle soul. She will always be the heart and soul of our family.
Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Sunday afternoon from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. and at the church on Monday from 10:00 – 10:55 a.m. The funeral service will be held in the St. Andrew’s United Church, Bow Island on Monday, January 2, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Lisa Waites officiating. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT & NU, 100 – 119 14 St NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 . To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Cathy Poole, 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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