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June 30, 2017


By Obituaries on June 30, 2017.

1923 ~ OLINDA YANKE ~ 2017

Mrs. Olinda Yanke (nee Lutz) of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Carl Yanke, passed away on Saturday, June 24th, 2017 at the age of 93 years. A Graveside Service was held yesterday at HILLSIDE CEMETERY. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Olinda Yanke. Funeral arrangements 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 ~ HAZEL SIMMONS ~2017

Hazel Beatrice Simmons, beloved wife of Frank Simmons of Medicine Hat, passed away on Sunday, June 25th, 2017 at the age of 90 years. Hazel also leaves to cherish her memory her children, Diana Simmons (Alfred Egan Home), Darlene (Arnie) Macauley, Debbie (Randy) Zaiser and Rodney (Wanda) Simmons; six grandchildren, Jenna (Jamie) Simmons, Sydney Simmons, Jan (Angela) Macauley, Dawn (Crystal) Macauley, Cody Zaiser and Brady (Kate) Zaiser; six great grandchildren, Jessika Macauley, Edwin Macauley, Autumn Macauley, Serena Macauley, Quinn Macauley and Willow Macauley; one brother, Roger (Violet) Beach; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Hazel was predeceased by her parents, August and Mary Beach; and three brothers, Earl Beach, Alvin Beach and Bill Beach. Mom was born in Medicine Hat and raised in Wisdom where she attended Lloyds School from grade one to nine. Mom had four brothers and told many stories of their adventures such as collecting garter snakes and riding bareback to school. She also loved caring for her baby brother, Roger while her mother was busy doing chores. She finished high school at Alexandra and at 18 became the manager of the food counter at Woolworths. Mom loved to go to dances, but mom and dad met while skating, where she caught his eye and they married September 1st, 1947. Diane was born on May 21st, 1949 and because of her handicap mom became an avid supporter for the mentally handicapped. Mom was a charter member of the Medicine Hat and District Association for the Mentally Handicapped and a director at the provincial level. She was also a member of the school board when George P. Vanier School was built. After Darlene, Debbie and Rod were born mom worked part-time in the Woolworths toy department during the Christmas season and later as a stenographer for the school board. Mom then attended the Medicine Hat College and the University of Lethbridge obtaining her Bachelor of Education while Rod was only nine years old. She then taught at River Heights School where she loved teaching grade seven and coaching the girls softball team. She especially enjoyed the kids from the country. Later, she taught at Connaught and Herald Schools but her career was interrupted after only seven years due to a heart condition. Mom had many hobbies including knitting (which she won many awards for), sewing, gardening, travelling and fishing from canoes dad built with her help. We took many camping trips, the most memorable being summers in Elkwater in our large green tent. Mom always said being surrounded by nature was her church. Mom's pride and joy were her six grandchildren and great grandchildren. She always loved to have family around and cook large family feasts. Everyone especially loved her fried chicken and meatballs with mushroom gravy on homemade noodles. A Private Graveside Service will take place in July at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Hazel's memory may be made to the Alfred Egan Home, 939 – 1st Street East, Bow Island, Alberta, T0K 0G0 or to the SPCA, 55 Southwest Drive SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Hazel Simmons. 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.


1939 ~ MIRIAM HAAS ~ 2017

Miriam Patricia Haas passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 at Riverview Care Centre in Medicine Hat. She is survived by her sister, Brenda Short (Gary) of Medicine Hat; her brother, Morley Haas (Carol) of Qualicum Beach, BC; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and her special family at Riverview Care Centre. The family would like to extend a very special thank you to the staff at Riverview Care Centre for all the love and care they provided Miriam over her eight-year stay with them. A Memorial Service will be held at Hillside Cemetery in Medicine Hat with details forthcoming. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Miriam’s memory may be made to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada or to the Canadian Mental Health Association. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Miriam Haas. 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.


BECKER, Eileen Elizabeth

(nee Stoneley)
May 25, 1934 – June 24, 2017
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Eileen, a wonderful wife, mom, grandma and "nana", at the age of 83 years. She was born in Empress, Alberta where she married Peter and with whom she just celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary. They moved to Medicine Hat in 1956, where she raised three children who remain happily married and who gave her six amazing grandchildren. She was also blessed with one great grandchild who had a chance to get to know her "Nana". In December 2014 she and Pete moved to Calgary to the Chartwell Colonel Belcher where they continued to live independently and receive lots of visits from family. She will be lovingly missed by her husband Pete; her children: Corinne (Ross), Don (Eileen), Kelly (Roxanne); her grandchildren Krista (Erick), Stacy, Jennifer (Chris), Matthew, Stephanie and Nicole; her great granddaughter Kate. Her family brought her great joy and we will never forget her contagious laugh and underlying strength. A private family service will be held at Mountain View Funeral Home, 1605-100 Street SE, Calgary, AB T1X 0L4 Tel: 403-272-5555. To express condolences, please visit: http://www.mountainviewmemorial.ca


COLE, Tory Paul

February 2, 1979 ~ June 22, 2017
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tory Paul Cole at home, surrounded by family, at the age of 38.
Tory will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Holly; their two children Wyatt and Noella; his mom Karen Markell Schile and step-father Leo Schile; his dad Wayne Cole and step-mother Shelly Cole; two sisters Carly Cole and Micki Cole; grandparents Russ and Joan Markell; grandmother Gwen Cole and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Tory was predeceased by his grandfather Walter Cole.
Tory was a kind, big-hearted teddy bear – always willing to give you a big hug and tell you “I love you”. He loved and cherished his family and many, many friends. He always had a smile on his face and his laughter can now be heard in the voices of his children. We will miss him terribly.
A Celebration of Life was held on Friday, June 28, 2017.
May he now rest in peace.
Serenity Funeral Service, Leduc
(780) 980-3688
Condolences: http://www.serenity.ca


KARPIUK

On Saturday, June 24, 2017 John Ralph Michael Karpiuk of Medicine Hat passed away with his family at his side after a battle with cancer. He leaves his loving wife of 48 years, Bev, two sons Corey (Candace) Karpiuk and her children Skylar and Kellie (Dustin) (their children Orianna and Sam); and Colin (Jen) Karpiuk; his beloved grandchildren Andrew and Morgan Karpiuk and his faithful companion, Toby. He also leaves to cherish his memory his step-father Cecil Bye (a very special Dad), sisters, Linda (Andy) Martin, Myrna (Jan) Cameron, Gloria (Ken) McKinnon and brother Darrell (Della) Bye and their families and special friends Floyd (Phyllis) and Cindy who were also treasured members of his extended family. He was predeceased by his mother Helen Bye (nee Dietz), his father, Paul Karpiuk, uncle, Ralph Dietz, and his mother and father in law, William “Ham” and Evelyn Palmer. John was born on October 1, 1948 in Lethbridge and spent his early years in Raymond and in the Milk River area. As a boy, he loved playing baseball and basketball. Over the years, John lent his talents to Knight Schmidt, Wittke Iron Works and any home projects Bev and the boys needed help with. While Corey and Colin were growing up, John helped coach baseball for many years and spent countless hours driving to tournaments and guitar competitions. Both boys speak fondly of many camping trips growing up, with their friends in tow. Once the grandkids came along, they both had early lessons with playing crib and received their first pair of cowboy boots from Grampa within days of being born. Grampa was in the stands or audience for numerous baseball, hockey, dance recitals/ competitions and soccer matches as the number one fan, paying loonies & toonies for goals and beaming with pride. After retirement, summers were spent camping, gardening, bird watching, watching golf and baseball and fishing with Andrew and Morgan, with an annual trip to Cypress Hills, Saskatchewan the highlight of August. Winters were for watching hockey and curling, with checking the Lotto 6-49 for winning numbers an all-season commitment. John and Bev also enjoyed travelling and have fond memories of Las Vegas, New York and Alaskan cruises. Many thanks to our family and friends for all of the support since last fall. A private family memorial will be held. Those who wish to remember John with a donation, may direct it 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: John Karpiuk, 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


LYN ZORN

December 23, 1945 ~ June 26, 2017
It is with true sadness that family announce the passing of Lyn Zorn which occurred on Monday, June 26, 2017, at the age of 71 years. Along with her beloved dog, Olive, Lyn leaves to cherish her memory two daughters, Loraine (Geoff) of Langdon, Candice (John) of Medicine Hat; two grandchildren, Cheyanne and Kadence as well as a brother-in-law, Ron Beres, all of Medicine Hat. She was predeceased by her parents, Margorie and Fred Allen and her twin sister, Lee Beres. Lyn will be forever missed by her family and close friends. Thank you for the memories and we will forever love you. A come and go celebration of Lyn’s life will be held at the Whiskey Creek Diner, 937 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat (Please use the main entrance on the North side of the building) on Friday, June 30, 2017, between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Those attending are invited to dress casual for this time of fellowship and sharing of memories. Family will gather privately for an interment to take place at a later date on the family farm. (Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.cooksouthland.com) If friends so desire, memorial gifts in Lyn’s memory may be made to Bear Valley Rescue by visiting their website at bearvalleyab.org. Honoured to serve the family is
Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455


WALKER

Kenneth “Ken” Harper Walker of Medicine Hat, passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at the age of 74 years. A graveside service will be held at Hillside Cemetery on Monday, July 3, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. David Pollard officiating. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet inside the main gate at Hillside Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association PO Box 26331 STN BRM B, Toronto, ON M7Y 4R1. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Ken Walker, 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


ZUKOWSKI

Waleria “Veronica” Zukowski of Medicine Hat, passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2017, at the age of 83 years, beloved wife of the late Antoni “Tony” Zukowski. Those who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Thursday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Friday from 9:30 – 10:25 a.m. Family and friends will gather for prayers in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church (238 2nd Ave N.E.) on Friday, July 7, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Tomy Manjaly celebrant. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT & NU, 124, 430 6th Ave SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 2S8 or to the The Kidney Foundation of Canada, 6007 1A St SW, Calgary, AB T2H 0G5. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Veronica Zukowski, 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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