November 24th, 2017

March 9, 2017


By Obituaries on March 9, 2017.

1926 ~ EVA BREWER ~ 2017

Eva Brewer of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Don Brewer, passed away on Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 at the age of 90 years. Eva leaves to cherish her memory her children, Rainer Brewer and Sharon Hager (Karl), both of Medicine Hat and their families. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Saturday, March 11th, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. Memorial gifts in Eva's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Eva Brewer. 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.


Barvir, Marty Lynn (nee Snedden)

June 18th, 1963 – March 4th, 2017
Loved deeply and truly treasured, Marty will be honoured by her family and friends as a loving daughter, caring sister, devoted wife, amazing mother, and supportive friend. A life cut short at age 53, Marty’s passing leaves a profound void. Cherishing her memory are husband Stuart (Stu), children Drew and Jillian; parents John and Carol Snedden; sisters Shann Snedden (Alan Mayer), Megan Fischer, and Lisa Mackey (Jim); nieces Kady Fischer, Erica Mayer, Sarah Mackey, and Erin Mackey. Marty was born and raised in Medicine Hat, Alberta. She enjoyed numerous activities growing up, including figure skating, skiing, 4-H horse club, swimming and serving as a lifeguard, hiking, and playing trumpet in the Medicine Hat High Jazz Band and the Medicine Hat Police Band. Marty graduated from the University of Alberta in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics. She then spent a year travelling in Japan and attending Japanese Language School. Following her return, Marty went on to acquire a Bachelor of Commerce in 1989 from the University of Alberta, followed by a Chartered Accountant designation in 1991. She met her husband Stu after returning to the University of Alberta in 1989, and they married in 1991. During this time, she worked as a Supervisor at Coopers and Lybrand Chartered Accountants. In 1993, she went on to become the Controller at Upper Lakes Group Inc. for the Heritage Pointe Golf Club, Development and Water Utility. In 1994, Marty and Stu welcomed their son Drew. Shortly thereafter, Marty, Stu and Drew moved into the Heritage Pointe community where they have lived ever since. In 1996, their daughter Jillian was born. Choosing a different career path, Marty retired as a Chartered Accountant in 1997 in order to focus all of her efforts on being the extraordinary mother that she was. A dedicated and full-time volunteer, Marty was actively involved in her children’s lives. She was an integral part of the Good Shepherd School Hot Lunch Fundraising Program, the John Paul II Collegiate Magazine Fundraising Program, and was Treasurer for the Holy Trinity Academy Band. In addition, Marty assumed numerous roles with the Okotoks Minor Hockey Association, including Fundraising Coordinator, Treasurer, Jersey Mom, DVD and scrapbook producer, and dedicated chauffeur. Throughout her life, Marty was an avid gardener and passionate steward of the outdoors. Growing up in and around Waterton Lakes National Park, she spent many summers hiking and backpacking with her friends and family. In recent years, she acquired her Outdoor Council of Canada Field Leader Certification in map reading, backcountry first aid, and joined the Calgary Weekend Hikers. This past year, Marty was engaged as a Trail Steward for the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area.
“You will forever live in our hearts.”
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area would be greatly appreciated. http://www.crossconservation.org/donate (20-194001 160 Street West, Foothills, AB T1S 4K9) Condolences may be left for the family at http://www.snodgrassfuneralhomes.com Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Homes – Okotoks


HELMUT SCHROEDER

1922 – 2017
Helmut Cornelius Schroeder of Bow Island (foremerly of Saskatoon), beloved husband of the late Nettie Schroeder, was welcomed into the loving arms of Jesus on Monday, March 6, 2017 at the age of 94 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the Evangelical Free Church, 214 – 4 Avenue West, Bow Island on Monday, March 13, 2017 between 10:00 A.M. and 10:45 A.M.
The Burial Service will be held at the Bow Island Cemetery on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 11:00 A.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Evangelical Free Church, 214 – 4 Avenue West, Bow Island on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. To view the complete obituary and to send condolences, please visit our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.


JOHN MEZEI


October 8, 1927 ~ March 6, 2017

It is with profound sadness that the family of John Mezei, beloved husband of the late Joan Mezei (nee Simon), announce his passing in Medicine Hat on Monday, March 6, 2017, at the age of 89 years. John leaves to cherish his memory: 5 children, Debbie (Darwin) Evans, Leonard (Loreen) Mezei, Gregory (Heather) Mezei, Bruce (Jackie) Mezei and Carlene (Blake) Gutfriend; 11 grandchildren and 12 1/2 great-grandchildren. John is also survived by one sister, Margaret (Jim) Gulyas as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. He is also survived by a very special friend, Irene Mertin. Along with Joan, he was predeceased by his parents, Andrew Sr. (Elizabeth) Mezei; one brother, Andrew Jr. (Del) Mezei as well as Joan’s parents, Louis Sr. (Emilia) Simon. John was born in Turlung, Romania on October 8, 1927. He immigrated to Canada at the age of 11 in 1938. John was raised in the Empress and Estuary areas. This is also where he worked a short while with C.P. Rail. In his early years, he apprenticed as an upholsterer in Medicine Hat and was a co-owner of Central Upholstery for approximately 6 years. In 1959, he took up farming South of Bow Island and farmed there until he was 85 years old. He continued to reside on the farm until the time of his passing. When times were tough, he took on a variety of jobs including driving school bus and work with the Taber Sugar Factory to name a few. John’s upholstery skills came in handy whether doing side jobs or teaching the trade. He taught courses through the continuing education program at the Medicine Hat College. John mastered the art of sign language which was a must as his business partner with the upholstery shop was deaf. He won numerous awards growing malt barley for the Canadian Wheat Board, winning trips across Canada. John belonged to the Lions Club, Elks Club and the Knights of Columbus. He was a Director with UGG, an active member of St. Michael’s Parish and was also an active square dancer. John enjoyed fishing, but more than anything he really just loved being a farmer! Those wishing to pay their respects may do so starting one hour prior to Vigil Prayers which will be recited at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Friday, March 10, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will also be offered at the Church starting one hour prior to the Funeral Mass which will be celebrated at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 1 Street East, Bow Island on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. with Father Marino Infante celebrant. Private interment will follow later in the day at Hillside Cemetery in Medicine Hat. (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


KARI-ANN JAASUND

1964 ~ 2017
It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the sudden passing of Kari-Ann Justine Jaasund on Monday, March 6, 2017, at the age of 52 years. A memorial celebration honouring Kari’s life will be held at River Valley Community Church, 1101 Queen Street S.E., Medicine Hat on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. with Pastor Mark Borrows officiating. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of Canada, 3100 – 246 Stewart Green S.W., Calgary, Alberta, T3H 3C8. (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


MARY DUDLEY

1952 ~ 2017
It is with profound sadness that the family of Mary Anna Janice Dudley, beloved wife and mother, announce her passing at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary, Alberta, on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at the age of 64 years. Mary is survived by her husband, Warren Dudley; daughters, Maureen Dudley and Erin May (Cameron Hamelin); four grandchildren and many extended family. The Funeral Service will be celebrated on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 635 – 4 Street SE, Medicine Hat, AB., with Canon Rev. Gene Packwood 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


MERLE NELSON

1930 ~ 2017
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Merle Nelson, beloved husband of Ella Nelson, announce his passing in Medicine Hat on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at the age of 86 years. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at St. Andrew’s United Church, 135 – 2nd Ave. West Bow Island, Alberta on Monday, March 13, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 1:55 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. with interment to follow in the Burdett Cemetery. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting 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


RITA YOLANDA (CASTELANI) TODD

April 28th,1924 – March 6th, 2017
Rita Todd, aged 92, died peacefully on Monday, March 6th, 2017 at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital. Rita is survived by her sister, Irene Romeril; daughter, Loretta Jasper (Ned); son, Larry (Irene) Todd; son, Mickey (Sharon) Todd; daughter, Michelle (Charles) Hirsch; grandsons, Robbie Todd, Jordan (Tarla) Todd, Nathan (Billy) Todd and Jeff (Patti) Hirsch; granddaughters, Lori (Gerry) Barnes, April Nishiyama, Jennifer (Vay) Tu, and their families; and numerous nieces and nephews. Rita was predeceased by her husband, Earl J. Todd; parents, Rudolf & Kathrine Castelani; brothers, Ruben (Muriel) Castelani and Wally (Bea) Castelani; sister, Marjorie (Ed) Gertzen; brother-in-law, Alf Romeril; nephew, Bob Romeril; granddaughter, Lani Jasper; grandson, Stacey Hirsch. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Saturday, March 11th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with The Reverend Canon D. Gene Packwood officiating. Interment will take place in the spring for both Rita and Earl at Hillside Cemetery. We ask that in lieu of flowers you make a donation to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Center in Medicine Hat, c/o Medicine Hat and District Health Foundation, 666 – 5 Street SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 4H6. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Rita Todd. 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.



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