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By Obituaries on January 1, 2017.

HOWARD ALEXANDER MILLEN

1921 – 2016

It’s with deep sorrow that we announce Howard’s “Howie”, Dad’s passing following a major stroke at Christmas after such a lovely time…Heaven is his home, where he longed to re-unite with Marion, families and friends. Way to go Dad! Even this was done fast! We’ll see you later. The Millen family and extended families will announce a memorial service at a later date. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Gideons International in Canada 177- 1415 28 St. SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8P9. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Howard Millen, 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

 


ABRAM “ABE” UNGER

July 20, 1926 – December 30, 2016

The lord called home his child Abram “Abe” Unger on Friday, December 30, 2016 at the age of 90 years. He was         predeceased by his first wife Eileen in 1988, and is survived by his wife of 20 years, Anna. He also leaves to cherish his memory six children, Dianne Bechard (Ken Commodore), Ron (Grace) Unger, Dave (Sheilah) Unger, Shawn Unger, Wayne Unger and Brian Unger. Anna’s children, Rita Schalkwyk, Len (margaret) Schalkwyk, John Schalkwyk and Catherine Schalkwyk; five grandchildren and eleven step grandchildren, six great grandchildren and twelve step great grandchildren; six sisters, Mary, Anne, Martha, Esther, Elisabeth and Dora, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his first wife, Abe was predeceased by Anna’s son Cornelis, three brothers Bill, Pete and Jake and two sisters Tina and Lena. Abe was born and raised in Plum Coulee, Manitoba with 11 siblings. He later moved to Winnipeg where he joined the army. The war ended just as he finished his basic training. Abe then went to school to become a bricklayer. He met and married Eileen – starting their family shortly after. In 1962, he relocated his family to Thompson, Manitoba to work in the nickel mine there. While working in the mine, he also did bricklaying part time and even drove taxi part time for a short while. In 1976, at the age of 50, he quit his mining job and  relocated to Medicine Hat to start his bricklaying business with two of his sons, Unger Masonry. Many homes in Medicine Hat reflect his awesome quality of brickwork, stonework and glass blockwork. Abe and Anna married in 1996, and enjoyed their retirement years with having travelled all across Canada and much of the United States. They spent a number of winters ‘down south’, and also enjoyed three cruises. Abe was also a dedicated Christian and used his talent in carpentry with his church after his retirement. Abe also enjoyed coffee with his buddies in the food court as well as with two of his sons on a weekly basis. He loved food and was especially fond of ice cream. The family would like to express our sincere thanks to Anna who has cared for Abe, and has been a loving and faithful companion. The family also wishes to express gratitude to the nurses and doctors at both the hospital, and Sunnyview Nursing Home. The funeral service will be held in the Christian Reformed Church (300 Primrose Dr.) on Tuesday January 3, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor George Koopmans officiating. A private family interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. As an e-mail  expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject  heading: Abe Unger, or you may visit http://www.pattisonfuneralhome.com and leave a message of condolence.

“In Christ alone our hope is found”

Funeral Arrangements are by the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 540 South Railway St. SE, Medicine Hat T1A 4C2

 


WAYNE OLENICK

1938 – 2016

Wayne Philip Olenick, beloved life partner of Carol Farr, passed away at the  Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Friday, December 30, 2016, at the age of 78 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.  (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

 


BUTCH GANZER

1947 – 2016

It is with deep sorrow that the family of Maurice ‘Butch’ Anthony Ganzer,  beloved husband of Janet Lynne Ganzer, announce his passing in Medicine Hat, AB., on Thursday, December 29, 2016, at the age of 69 years. Butch was raised in Medicine Hat and attended McCoy High School until he went to Weyburn, SK to try his luck at making in the NHL for the Red Wings. He married the love of his life, Janet Bray at St. Patrick’s Church, on December 5, 1970. Butch proudly served in the RCMP for 3 years and 22 years in the Calgary police force. He was a loving husband and father, a caring citizen, a man for the world with a strong belief in justice for all. He was a protector. Butch loved baseball – playing and watching. He coached his sons in Little League and won the championship in 95′. His competitive spirit took hold even when he played ping pong. Butch studied people and could enjoy just watching their  everyday activities while sipping a Tim’s with his buddy. He enjoyed barbecuing hamburgers, steaks and ribs for his  family and impromptu guests. His greatest love was his family of whom he was very proud and loved beyond all telling. Butch will be forever missed in the hearts of his loving wife, Janet; his mother, Betty; his children, Maurae (Greg) Woitas, Genny (Ken) Doyle, Kora Kuehn, Ty (Raegan) Ganzer, John (Paloma) Ganzer, Luke (Olivia) Ganzer; grandchildren, Jesslyn & Makenna Woitas, Cody & Amber Doyle, Maya & Solomon Kuehn, Ari Ganzer; sister,  Marlene (Ed) Lavoy as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins from both extended families. Butch was  predeceased by his daughter, Nerissa and his father Tony. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, 238 – 2 Avenue NE, Medicine Hat, AB., on Wednesday,   January 4, 2017, beginning at 10:45 a.m. with Reverend Father Tomy Manjaly  celebrant. Interment to take place in the family plot at Queens Park Cemetery, Calgary, AB., on Friday, January 6, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Butch’s name, may be made to the Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter (Phoenix Safe House) P.O. Box 2500, Medicine Hat, AB., T1A 8G8 or to the Champion Centre, 435 N Railway Street SE, Medicine Hat, AB. T1A 2Z3. (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


1954 ~ BEIERBACH ~ 2016

With heavy hearts, the family of Wayne Beierbach announce his sudden passing on Friday, December 30th, 2016 at the age of 62 years. Memorial gifts in Wayne’s memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Wayne Beierbach.   Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed by  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.

 


NORAH ARLENE IVERS (GIBBS)

June 16, 1928 ~ December 30, 2016

  Our dear Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, and friend passed away peacefully in the early morning of December 30, 2016 at 88 years of age after a brief          illness. Norah was widowed by two          husbands. She was loved dearly and was surrounded by her children and the caring people at Riverview Care Centre in        Medicine Hat. Norah will be affectionately remembered by her unique way of          connecting with people through her sense of humour. In the spring, her ashes will be laid to rest in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan with her twin brother, Norman Arthur, who passed away at the age of 15 in 1943. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject         heading Norah Ivers. 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.


1925 ~ SCHNEIDER ~ 2016

Edna Elsie Schneider of Medicine Hat,       beloved wife of the late Arthur Schneider, passed away on Monday, December 26th, 2016 at the age of 91 years. Edna leaves to cherish her memory one son, Gordon (Dianne) Schneider of Medicine Hat; four grandchildren, Jason Schneider (Carol) of Seven Persons, Graham Schneider of Calgary and his daughter Sadie, Christopher Schneider (Karri) of Edmonton, and Leanne (Chad) Lapierre of Calgary and their daughter Ashlynn; one sister-in-law, Clara Anhorn; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Edna was predeceased by her husband, Arthur Schneider; her son, Glenn (Linda) Schneider; her parents, Oscar and   Johanna Anhorn; her granddaughter, Jeanine-Lynn; her brother, Herbert  Anhorn; and her sister, Esther (Hilbert) Flaig. At Edna’s request, a Private Graveside Service was held at Hillside Cemetery, Gershaw Drive and 10th   Avenue SW, on Friday, December 30th, 2016 with Gary W. Goran officiating.       Memorial gifts in Edna’s memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice.      Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject       heading Edna Schneider. Funeral    arrangements were 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.


1927 ~ DUCHSCHERER ~ 2016

Rose Duchscherer of Medicine Hat,  beloved wife of the late Henry  Duchscherer, passed away on Saturday, December 31st, 2016 at the age of 89 years. Rose leaves to cherish her memory five children and their families. Condolences may be sent to  condolences@saamis.com subject  heading Rose Duchscherer. Funeral   arrangements will be announced when completed by

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.


 


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