November 25th, 2017

July 14, 2017


By Obituaries on July 14, 2017.

1928 ~ WILLIAM “BILL” BOETTCHER ~ 2017

It is with broken hearts that the family of William “Bill” Boettcher announce his passing on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at the Sunnyside Care Centre. Bill was born on March 16, 1928 in Schuler, Alberta. He married his beloved Florence on April 23, 1952. Their early years together were spent farming and starting their family in Schuler before moving to Medicine Hat in 1963. It is here that Bill operated a Texaco service station for 10 years. In 1976, Bill began his employment at Medicine Hat College where he remained employed until his retirement in 1993. Bill was predeceased by his wife, Florence; his parents, Nathaniel and Martha; three brothers, Fred (Helen), John (Elsie), and Adolph in infancy; two sisters, Amelia (Emil) Christman and Ruth (Fred) Flaig; and two brothers-in-law, Elmer Hagg and Bill Fischer. Bill is survived by two daughters, Sandi (Mark) Kowalko of Calgary and Connie (Robert Pountney) Boettcher of Lacombe; ten grandchildren, Corey Copeland, Colette (Brad) Ross, Crystal (Brandon) Gaudio, Caleb (Triana) Kowalko, Lukas Kowalko, Hannah Kowalko, Danyel Kowalko, Simon Kowalko, Jackie Whitford, and Matthew Christiansen; five great-grandchildren, Anthony, Kalan, Keenan, Lachlan, and Isla; two sisters, Emma Hagg and Mary Fischer; one brother-in-law, Elmer (Lilly) Muller; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Bill’s Life will be held at WUERFEL AUDITORIUM, Sunnyside Care Centre, 1720 Bell Street SW, on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. Memorial gifts in Bill’s memory may be made to The Gideons International, Suite 177, 1415 – 28 Street SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8P9. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Bill 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.


1950 ~ LORRAINE THERESIA

STEINKE ~ 2017
Lorraine passed away on July 7, 2017 with family at her side in Medicine Hat, Alberta. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at HOLY FAMILY PARISH, 1451 Strachan Rd SE, on Friday, July 14, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Father Philip Le, Celebrant. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Lorraine Steinke. 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.


GRACE PREVOST

Last Friday, family and friends gathered at St. Barnabas Church to honour the life of this wonderful lady. A life well lived now granted eternal rest.

Her journey has just begun,
a new world for her to see…
No matter how far the distance,
In our hearts she will always be.

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


HENRY DROZDZ

Wednesday of last week, family and friends gathered at St. Patrick’s Church to honour the life of this well respected man. Although you will be dearly missed, your memory will not be forgotten.

Love for his family,
Always a true friend,
Memories of the heart,
Never need end!

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


OBRITSCH

Joseph “Joe” Jack Obritsch passed away on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at the age of 90 years, beloved husband of of Joan Obritsch of Medicine Hat. He also leaves to cherish his memory seven children, Roger (Betty), Phyllis (Lance) Dirk, Albert, Brent, Janice (Scott) Wells, Miles (Tammy), Mark (Stacey) as well as many grandchildren and great grandchildren; one sister, Betty Webb. He was predeceased by his parents Philomena and Nicholas Obritsch and four brothers and five sisters. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Friday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 10:00 – 10:55 a.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated in Holy Family Parish (1451 Strachan Road SE) on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Philip Le celebrant. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made 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: Joe Obritsch, 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


RUB

Bertha Rub of Medicine Hat, passed away on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at the age of 97 years, beloved wife of the late Edwin Rub. She leaves to cherish her memory daughter Janet and brother Ben Weiss and many nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, 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. A special thank you to all the doctors, nurses and supporting staff on the Palliative Care unit at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital for your kindness, thoughtfulness, care and compassion. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Bertha Rub, 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


1921 ~ DENIS JENKINS ~ 2017

Denis Fredrick Jenkins, loving husband of the late Elsie Jenkins (nee Luyten), passed away quietly on Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 at the age of 95 years. Denis was born in Manchester, England on October 10th, 1921. He was predeceased by his parents; and his brother, Alan of Manchester. He leaves to cherish his memory his nephew, Dave Luyten (Valerie) and children Susanne, Christi, Erin and Jennifer; his niece, Gwen Evjen and children Andrew and Dawnette; his nieces, Carol Herter and Elaine Romeike of Medicine Hat; as well as other nieces and nephews. Denis is also remembered by his sister-in-law, Linda Jenkins and her sons, Adam and Paul, all residing in England. Denis earned his degree from Manchester University in chemical engineering and then served in the Royal Navy during WWII in the Mediterranean Sea and later working in the Middle East as a chemist. He immigrated to Medicine Hat in 1953 to work at the Northwest Nitro Fertilizer Plant until his retirement. Denis married Elsie Luyten in 1957 and was an active member of St. John’s Presbyterian Church. He loved to read and would be the first in line waiting for the library doors to open in the morning. Denis spent many happy days at their cabin in Elkwater Lake and traveled extensively throughout his life. He was an avid supporter of his nieces endeavours, especially their musical accomplishments, even planning holidays around various world festivals. We will miss your vibrant approach to life, Uncle Denis, and that wonderful twinkle in your eye. We are blessed to have known you. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Friday, July 14th, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. with Reverend Dr. Nancy Cocks officiating. A Private Interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Denis Jenkins. 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.


SZONDI

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Glen Kenneth Szondi of a heart attack, on Sunday, July 9, 2017, at the age of 62 years, beloved husband of Fay Szondi and loving father to Cameron Szondi. He also leaves to cherish his memory, his brother, Barry Szondi and family, his sister, Dagney Szondi, brother-in-law, Ray Knodel and family. He was predeceased by his parents, Margaret and Gustov Szondi. Fay says …He was the anchor in my life, he did everything for me. His love encompassed me completely when I suffered through my joint surgeries. Glen was active with the Alberta Fish and Game Society and loved personal hunting activities; “always trying to get that trophy sheep”. Hunting season couldn’t come fast enough so he could use his new truck, interstate trailer and Razor. Golfing was a very special pastime for Glen, he was also passionate about watching and commentating on the Tigers’ games. To top it all off, he enjoyed doing whatever he could in his church; especially ushering in people with a huge smile on his face. Glen and Fay enjoyed many trips to Maui, most recently, this past spring for Fay’s milestone birthday. Glen shared Fay’s love for a long-time family pet, as well as her tears when they recently had to say goodbye. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Sunday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Monday, from 1:00 to 1:55 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the Temple Baptist Church (606 7th Street SW) on Monday, July 17, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Robert Findley officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers or food, please consider donations to the S.P.C.A. – 55 Southwest Drive SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8E8. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Glen Szondi, 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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