June 23rd, 2017

March 16, 2017


By Obituaries on March 16, 2017.

1921 ~ ARTHUR DEERING ~ 2017

Arthur Deering of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of the late Lydia Deering, passed away on Thursday, March 9th, 2017 at the age of 95 years. Arthur leaves to cherish his memory his sons, Larry (Joan) Deering and Glenn (Louise) Deering; his grandchildren, Denise Deering, Dan Deering, Derek (Carleen) Deering, Sandon Deering, Mark (Kari Lynn) Deering, Coreen (Terry) Litton, and Paul Deering (Lauren Last); four great grandchildren, Natalia, Rhys, Robyn and Savannah; as well as his daughter-in-law, Edie Gorzo. Arthur was predeceased by his wife, Lydia “Lily”; his parents, John and Otillia Deering; his son, Raymond Deering; and his brothers and sisters, Roy, Walter, Robert, Fred, Richard, Alice Klaudt, and Katy Bohnet. Arthur was born and raised on the farm south of Irvine with his five brothers and two sisters. He married Lydia on November 6th, 1943 in Medicine Hat and they had three sons. Arthur owned his own farm of mixed farming and ranching. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. A Graveside Service will be held in late summer 2017. Memorial gifts in Arthur’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 Arthur Deering. 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.


1950 ~ ALLAN "AL" WILLIAM SIMALUK ~ 2017

Allan “Al” William Simaluk of Redcliff, passed away on Sunday, March 12th, 2017 at the age of 67 years. Al leaves to cherish his memory his brothers, Vernon (Joan) Simaluk and Ken (Marlene) Simaluk; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Al was predeceased by his parents, William and Anne Simaluk; as well as his sisters, Lucille Goodman and Loretta Simaluk. A private graveside service will be held in the summer of 2017. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Allan Simaluk. 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.


1956 ~ BRENDA LEA PRESTON ~ 2017

Brenda Lea Preston of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Lucien Trembley, passed away on Friday, March 10th, 2017 at the age of 60 years. The Funeral Service was held yesterday at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Brenda Preston. 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.


CODY MERLE McCUAIG

1991 – 2017
It is with broken hearts that family announce the sudden and tragic passing of Cody McCuaig on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at the age of 25 years. Along with his loving parents, Mac and Cindy McCuaig, Cody leaves to cherish his memory one sister, Nevada (John) Sweeney and their children, Liam, Carter and Sienna. He will be lovingly remembered by his grandparents, Jim and Shirley Northrop; step-grandmother, Geraldine Scott as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and his beloved “furbabies”, Jaxx, Abby, Molly, Cooper and Frisco. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Ken and Merle McCuaig; uncle, Ronald McCuaig and great-grandparents, Alvin and Gwen Savage. Cody was born in Medicine Hat on June 27, 1991. He was raised in Dunmore and received his schooling in Irvine and Eagle Butte. Since 2010, Cody has worked with Bromley Mechanical as a Journeyman Pipefitter. He enjoyed snowboarding and hiking, but more than anything just loved spending time with family and friends. A Celebration of Cody’s life will be held in the Ortona Room at the Royal Canadian Legion, 702 – 2 Street S.E., Medicine Hat on Thursday, March 16, 2017. A short program where anyone present may share their stories will start at 11:00 a.m. with the come and go celebration continuing until 2:00 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to dress casual. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at http://www.cooksouthland.com) If friends so desire, memorial donations in memory of Cody may be made to the Medicine Hat SPCA, 55 Southwest Drive S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8. Honoured to serve the family is
Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455


EDITH SPARKS

1922 ~ 2017
Mrs. Edith Irene Sparks passed away at the AgeCare Valleyview in Medicine Hat on Sunday, March 12, 2017, at the age of 94 years. Edith leaves to cherish her memory her two daughters, Maureen Moss and Karen (Barry) Charlton; grandchildren, Brenda (Mark) Smith, David Moss (Linda Cheong) and Branden Charlton (Elizabeth Nutting); great- grandchildren, Latasha (Ryan) Hazelet, Miranda (Justin) Pham, Carter, Mackenzie and Jordan; nieces and nephews as well as a special friend, Beverly Boylan. The family would like to thank the staff of AgeCare Valleyview for the tremendous loving care they provided to their mother. Edith was predeceased by her husband, Harold “Sparkie” Sparks; sister, Helen (Gordon) Anderson; son-in-law, Dennis Moss as well as several brothers and sisters-in-law. A Graveside Service will be held at Hillside Cemetery, Medicine Hat on Friday, March 17, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. with a reception to follow at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel at 10:45 a.m. (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


FRIEDA GILES

1925 ~ 2017
Frieda Irene Giles of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of Mr. Alexander William Giles, passed away March 13, 2017, at the age of 91 years. Frieda was born on May 1, 1925 to Adam and Matilda Helm on the Family farm S.E. of Prelate, SK. She was the 2nd youngest in a family of 15 brothers and sisters, having survived them all. She was devoted to her God Jehovah throughout her entire life. Frieda’s memory will be cherished without the proceedings of a formal funeral service. (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


JOHN MEZEI

This past Saturday, family and friends gathered at St. Michael’s Church in Bow Island to honour the life of a remarkable man, John Mezei. His love of the land will never fade as he looks down from the heavens above.

He is among the angels now,
he left us much too soon,
He glides across a golden field,
above the harvest moon.

His Life Lived…
His Life Cherished…
His Life Honoured.
Courtesy of
Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455


KARI JAASUND

Many family and friends gathered together at the River Valley Community Church this past Saturday to celebrate Kari’s life. She will always be remembered and her life forever treasured.

Kari would have been proud,
of her family the most…
As they said their goodbyes
and gave a farewell toast.

Her Life Lived…
Her Life Cherished…
Her Life Honoured.
Courtesy of
Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455


LEI

Fok Tong Lei passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017, at the age of 91 years, beloved husband of Vai Van Lei of Medicine Hat. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society 200, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2P5. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Fok Tong Lei, 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


MARY DUDLEY

Family and friends united at St. Barnabas Anglican Church this past Friday to honour the life of this dear lady. Although she will be missed, her life remains a beautiful memory.

Gone in faith
With God above…
At peace in Heaven,
Looking down from above.

Her Life Lived…
Her Life Cherished…
Her Life Honoured.
Courtesy of
Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455


SALES, Margaret “Marg” Anne

February 15, 1930 – Truax, SK
March 9, 2017 – Calgary, AB
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our wife, mom, grandma, and great-grandma, Marg Sales. She passed away peacefully with her husband by her side on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the age of 87 years.
Her memory is kept alive in her husband of sixty-two years, Howard Sales; her children, Janet (Greg) Runnalls, Jeff (Esther) Sales, Di (Hal) Cozart, Greg (Sandy) Sales, and Trish (Greg) Brown; fourteen grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and her brother Ben (Joyce) Kirkpatrick. She was predeceased by her parents, Emma and Charles Kirkpatrick, grandson Josh Brown, and several siblings.
A Celebration of Marg’s Life will be held at the McKenzie Towne Church (7 McKenzie Towne Gate S.E. Calgary, AB) on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Samaritan’s Purse – Canada, 20 Hopewell Way N.E., Calgary, AB T3J 5H5 Telephone 1 (800) 663-6500 http://www.samaritanspurse.ca. Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Margaret Sales, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.


SHIRLEY FODE

1939 ~ 2017
It is with broken hearts that we, the family of Shirley Marie Fode, beloved wife of 59 years to Frank Fode, announce her passing at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Monday, March 13, 2017, at the age of 77 years. Along with Frank, Shirley leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Lynn and Neil (Pam); five grandchildren, Jeff (Kristy), Amber (Scott), Tyler, Courtney (Andrew) and Shayann (Jordan) as well as three great-grandchildren, Marley, Jack and Kinsley. She was predeceased by her parents, Walter and Margaret Young and her brother, Larry. Shirley was born in Medicine Hat on October 3, 1939 and attended Elm Street School where she met Frank in Grade 8. After grade 9, she went to Garbetts Business College where she graduated with honours when she was 15 years old. Shirley married the love of her life, Frank, when she was 17 and they raised their boys in Medicine Hat. During retirement, she enjoyed family trips, camping, spending time with her grandkids and developing her love of crafts. She enjoyed both Brazilian embroidery and quilting and has made many beautiful projects. She met with her quilting friends once a week where many friendships were made. A celebration of Shirley’s life will take place at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Friday, March 17, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant Gerry Getz officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery with a time of fellowship thereafter in the Cook Southland Reception Facility. (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


WIDMER

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Freida Widmer, beloved wife of the late Alfred Widmer, announce her passing in Medicine Hat on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at the age of 92 years. She leaves to cherish her memory her two sons, Howard (Darlene) Widmer and Lynn Widmer; four grandchildren and their families, Deanna & Raymond Ries and their son Brett (Tiffany)and their children, Lilly and Cooper; Colleen & Derek Herter and their sons, Kyle and Mitchell; Kerry & Kim Widmer; and Nicolle Ryan (Lorne Ponath) and her children, Deryan, Laya and Brooke; one sister, Gladys Gervais; one sister-in-law, Faye Friesz as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Rudolph and Bertha Friesz; her husband, Alfred; her two brothers, Harry Friesz and Walter (Irene) Friesz; and one sister, Alice (Albert) Schwabe and a brother-in-law Jo Gervais. Freida was born and raised on the family farm near Golden Prairie, Saskatchewan. She attended Bitter Lake School, and married the love of her life Alfred Widmer on November 27, 1941. They grew their farm and raised their family, making Golden Prairie their home. Freida and Alfred were very active within their community, attending church socials, and enjoying a favorite pastime: dancing. Freida loved to dance and she and Alfred attended many local area functions. Getting together with friends and family, playing cards and just enjoying being with loved ones were very special times in Freida’s life. In 1968, Freida and Alfred left the farm to their oldest son, and relocated to Medicine Hat, where they settled into their new home. Although the two of them continued to be involved on the farm, Freida would not allow herself to be idle, and took on kitchen duties at the eHaven of Rest Nursing Home. She enjoyed cooking and stayed on until 1973. Freida continued to pursue various interests in the following years, never straying too far from her passions. Following Alfred’s passing in 1979, Freida enjoyed travelling with friends, bowling, playing cards. She was always sure to be on the garage sale hunt every Saturday morning with friends. Her passions included, cooking, baking, crocheting and tending to her flowers and garden. Freida always remained close with family and these are the memories that her family cherish most. She will be fondly remembered for her loving heart, quick wit, infectious smile and delicious meals from her kitchen. Since 2009, Freida resided in Chinook Village and more recently Meadowlands. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Thursday only, from 10:00 to 10:55 a.m. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Chelsea Masterman officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the A.J.’s Loan Cupboard (Alan Joys Memorial Fund Society) Box 45006, McKenzie Postal Outlet, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 7H3. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to:pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Freida Widmer, 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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