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January 3, 2017


By Obituaries on January 3, 2017.

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


It is with so much sadness that we share the loss, in the early morning hours of Tuesday, December 6, 2016 of our mom, wife, nanny and great grandma, Florence Ruth Boettcher. Florence lived for 84 years, and she was the best. Born January 12, 1932 in Medicine Hat, Florence grew up in Horsham, Saskatchewan, attending the Green Corn School. On April 23, 1952, she married Bill Boettcher and they started their life together on the farm in Schuler, AB, later moving into Medicine Hat where she resided with her family ever since. Florence was predeceased by her parents, John and Hilda Fischer; and two sisters, Theola Fischer and Violet Maier. Florence is survived by her husband, William “Bill” Boettcher of Medicine Hat; two daughters, Sandi (Mark) Kowalko of Calgary and Connie Boettcher (Robert Pountney) of Lacombe, Alberta; ten grandchildren, Cory Copeland, Colette (Brad) Ross, Crystal (Brandon) Gaudio, Caleb (Triana) Kowalko, Lukas Kowalko, Hannah Kowalko, Danyel Inglangasuk Kowalko, Simeon Kowalko, Jackie Whitford and Matthew Christiansen; five great grandchildren, Anthony, Kalan, Keenan, Lachlan and Isla; one brother, Elmer (Lilly) Mueller; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as Bill's family…Florence celebrated all the people in her life. In every visit, she quickly enjoyed hearing about her visitor’s life and would enter into their experience, leaving them knowing they were precious and valuable. Florence leaves a beautiful legacy of deep faith in Jesus Christ, continuous prayer, and an attitude of overcoming; she was a fighter for every moment of life. Her unconditional love for all her family and friends made it hard for her to leave us. Mom brought laughter to our home daily, always finding something to smile about. The last 3 years of her life were lived in Sunnyside Care Centre, which became home for her. With sincere thankfulness, we appreciate the love and care that was given daily by the staff. Mom was always grateful for you going the extra mile. To Dr. Ahmad, a huge thank you from our heart to yours for all you did for mom; we appreciate your care so much. Also, to the Dialysis Team and the amazing staff of 5 West in the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, we extend a special thank you. You were always kind and compassionate to mom even though the journey was difficult. Thank you also to Dr. Monty, Dr. Osborne, Dr. Jonker and Dr. Marsay for all you did for mom. We will have a service to celebrate Florence’s life on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. in the WUERFEL AUDITORIUM in the Sunnyside Care Centre, 1720 Bell Street SW. Memorial gifts in Florence's memory may be made to the Renal Dialysis Unit, c/o Medicine Hat and District Health Foundation, 666 – 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6 or to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Medicine Hat & District Branch, 102, 73 – 7th Street SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 1J2. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Florence Boettcher. 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.


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


KERNER

Victoria Doreen Kerner (nee Lyxzen) passed away in the Bow Island Hospital on December 22, 2016. Doreen was born and raised in the Scapa area of Alberta. She attended Normal School from 1938 till 1941 and became a teacher. She taught in a number of one room schools until 1949, when she moved to Bow Island. There she had a teaching career in Home Ec that lasted until her retirement in 1981. She met her husband John in Bow Island and they were married in Hanna on July 7, 1951. She traveled on the rigs with John until 1955 when they bought a farm east of Bow Island. Their son Brian was born in October of 1953.
Doreen was very active in a large number of organizations (She has five honorary lifetime memberships in some of the groups she was involved in). Doreen taught Brownies, Sunday school for children and adults, and was involved in art club, weavers, pottery, UCW, WI, sang in the church choir, played bells with the United Church Bell Choir, and served as an Elder. She did every other craft she could get her hands on. She loved music and while she was at the Pleasant view Manor she would go out and play the organ for anyone that wanted to come out and listen. One of her great joys was making wedding cakes which she did for family and friends for 25 years. She also loved gardening and until she got a little more frail had a huge garden that she would can and freeze. Even after that every year until 2015 she planted hundreds of flowers. She had planted trees from the time she moved onto the farm including a large number of fruit trees. These trees produced fruit every year and she canned for years, but in later years loved to have people come and help themselves when she was no longer able to do the canning.
After she retired Doreen did a lot of traveling mostly with a childhood friend from Hanna. She continued to travel for a few more trips after her friends passing
Doreen loved keeping in touch with family and friends and even in her final days could remember multiple generations and ask about them by name when talking to someone
John passed away in 1971, just after their 20th wedding anniversary, but Doreen remained on the farm until she moved to the Pleasant View Manor in 2015 at the age of 95. Her health got worse over the next year with a number of hospital stays which necessitated her moving into the Pleasant View Lodge in October of 2016
Unfortunately Ill health put her back into the Bow island Hospital in December where she remained until her passing
She is survived by her son Brian, his wife Diana, and their two sons Wade and Ryan. She was predeceased by her father A. E. (Fred) Lyxzen, her mother Hildur (Hilda) Lyxzen, an older sister Helen Eileen age two weeks, and her husband John Kerner.
A celebration of Doreen’s life will be held at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to St. Andrew’s United Church, 135 2nd Ave, Bow Island T0K 0G0. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Doreen Kerner, 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


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.


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 her five children: Marlene (Joe) Kurtz, Ron (Marlene) Duchscherer, Ivan (Annalisa) Duchscherer, Carol (Gary) Kavanaugh, and Joann Scory (Tim Eichorn); eleven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; one brother, Jack (Verna) Bischoff; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Rose was predeceased by her husband, Henry Duchscherer; her parents, George and Felicia Bischoff; seven siblings and their spouses; as well as Henry's siblings and their spouses. Rose was born in Leader, Saskatchewan on October 25th, 1927 and attended Nicefield School. She married Henry in Prelate, Saskatchewan on November 20th, 1946 and they farmed until retirement in 1976. Rose and Henry moved to Medicine Hat in August of 1990. She was a CWL member at St. Frances Church in Prelate, St. Mary's Catholic Church and then Holy Family Parish in Medicine Hat. Rose loved spending time with her family and friends and loved to sing. She took great pride in watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and helping them grow. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Wednesday from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. and at HOLY FAMILY PARISH, 1451 Strachan Road SE, on Thursday from 10:00 to 10:55 a.m. Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be said at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL on Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at HOLY FAMILY PARISH on Thursday, January 5th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Philip Le, Celebrant. A Private Interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Rose's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 2P5. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Rose Duchscherer. 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.


ROY WEISS


February 6, 1930 – December 28, 2016


It is with deep sadness that the family of Roy Weiss announce his passing at South Country Village on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 after a battle with cancer. Roy will be lovingly missed by Gloria, his best friend and wife of 54 years. Also mourning his passing are his children: Brenda (Joel) DeFord, Kent (Karen) Weiss, Elroy Weiss, and Roxanne (Trent) Doerksen; his grandchildren: Josiah, Nicole, Sarah, Derek, David, Rachel, Mary, Abigail, Anne, and Ava; his great-grandson, Benjamin; and two sisters, Mabel Riemer and Rose Fried. He was predeceased by a brother, Allan in childhood; his parents, John and Minnie Weiss; his wife, Ella (Zeitner) Weiss – mother of Brenda, Kent and Elroy; his brother, Harold Weiss; and his sister, Pearl Faszer.
Roy was born in Hilda, attended elementary school in Hilda and Olds, and high school at Prairie High School in Three Hills where he developed an interest in missions. He then attended Bible School at CTI in Edmonton. Next to his love for Jesus was his love for his family and people in general. Roy was gracious, kind and frugal, but generous. He worked at South Country Village from 1967 in management and later was on the Board of Directors until the present. Roy went on seven mission trips with Campus Crusade showing the “Jesus Film” in Brazil, Cameroon, Africa and Mexico. Roy and Gloria also volunteered at the Banso Baptist Hospital in Cameroon for almost a year. He was a charter member of Temple Baptist Church where he served in many capacities. Gideons International in Canada was another area of service as well as weekly visits to the Medicine Hat Remand Center from its opening until 2016. Roy also enjoyed time spent working at Prairie Gleaners.
Thanks to South Country Village for their excellent loving care for Roy during his final days.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at TEMPLE BAPTIST CHURCH, 606 – 7 Street SW, on Friday, January 6, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. with Reverend Bob Findley officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts in Roy’s memory may be made to Gideons International in Canada, 501 Imperial Road North, Guelph, Ontario, N1H 6T9, or to the Prairie Gleaners Society, Box 656, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 7G6, or to South Country Village, 1720 Bell Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5G1. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Roy Weiss. 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.


To our family and friends, please join us in celebrating the life of our Mom. Violet Josephine McLeod, born March 12th, 1928, left peacefully for her final journey on December 31st, 2016. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Saturday, January 7th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Patrick Schoenberger officiating. A reception will follow at the Saamis Creekside Centre. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Violet McLeod. 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.


ZIEFFLE, Sandra (nee Fakas)

September 23, 1932
– Medicine Hat, Alberta
December 26, 2016
– Calgary, Alberta
Sandra Zieffle, beloved of Gordon Zieffle of Calgary, AB, passed away on Monday, December 26, 2016 at the age of 84 years.
Sandra was born on September 23, 1932 in Medicine Hat and attended primary school as well as high school there. She was the youngest of a large family; seven sisters and two brothers.
Sandra worked in a dairy bar-coffee shop and the Redcliffe Glass Factory. After marrying Gordon in 1953, Sandra spent most of her time looking after her home and raising a family. Sandra enjoyed gardening and visits from family and friends. She will be remembered for her deep love and generosity to her family and grandchildren.
Sandra is survived by her husband, Gordon Zieffle; Daughter and son-in-law, Gloria and Bob Sauve of Charlottetown, PEI; Son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Lawny Zieffle of Calgary; Grandchildren, Mike Holmes of Calgary, Matthew Zieffle of Kelowna, BC; Tyler Zieffle of Kelowna, BC ; Jake Zieffle of Calgary; Jenna Zieffle of Calgary; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Sandra was predeceased by nine siblings; and her son, Steve Zieffle.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, January 6, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
If friends so desire, a memorial tribute may be made in Sandra’s honour to the charity of your choice.
In living memory of Sandra Zieffle, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.



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