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August 4, 2017


By Obituaries on August 4, 2017.

1926 ~ JULIA MASTEL ~ 2017

Juliana "Julia" Mastel of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late George Mastel, passed away on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 at the age of 91 years. She leaves to cherish her memory five children and their families. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Monday from 6:00 until to 9:00 p.m. and at HOLY FAMILY PARISH, 1451 Strachan Road SE, on Tuesday from 9:30 until 10:25 a.m. Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL on Monday, August 7th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at HOLY FAMILY PARISH on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. with Father Philip Le, Celebrant. A private interment will take place in the Roman Catholic Section at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Julia's memory may be made to Holy Family Parish or Holy Family Parish C.W.L., 1451 Strachan Road SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1B 4V3. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Julia Mastel. 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.


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, Simeon 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 (Lily) Mueller; 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.


1933 ~ AGNES BISCHKE ~ 2017

Agnes Jean Bischke of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Reuben Bischke, passed away on Friday, July 28th, 2017 at the age of 84 years. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL on Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Larry Enslen officiating. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Agnes Bischke. 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 ~ WILLIAM “BILLY” JUSSILA ~ 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of William Rodney David “Billy” Jussila announce his sudden passing on Friday, July 28th, 2017 at the age of 67 years. Billy is survived by his brother, Robert “Bob” (Merlyn) Jussila; his nieces, Aileen (Ken) Pilon, Kathy Warren, and Treena Heshka; his nephew, Robert (Martina) Jussila; and six great nieces and nephews. Billy was predeceased by his parents, Ansgarius and Martha Jussila; and his sister, Elsie Jussila. Billy was born in Medicine Hat on April 3rd, 1950. His childhood was spent between the family farm in Manyberries and Medicine Hat. During his adult life, he worked and travelled in both Canada and the US. Billy served in the US Air Force before he moved back to Canada to care for his mother. He enjoyed travel, music, cooking, motorcycles, and visiting with friends. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Friday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and at Little Knoll Cemetery on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. A Graveside Service will be held at LITTLE KNOLL CEMETERY (take Black & White Trail/Range Road 60 turning left on Township Road 62, then turn right on Range Road 55, cemetery is on the right) on Saturday, August 5th, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. Memorial gifts in Billy’s memory may be made 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 Billy Jussila. 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.


AL (Moose) O’CONNOR

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Al on June 19, 2017 at Prince George BC
Survived by his daughter Tammie and grandsons Lyle and Sean. Sister Gloria (Doug) Picken;
Brothers Melvin, Stan (Sandra) O’Connor and sister-in-law Francis O’Connor
BC family Barb (Jerry) and Frank (Debbie) as well as numerous nephews and nieces
Predeceased by his partner Helen, parents Walter and Mary; Brothers Ed and Bobby.


AMELIA "AMY" DATTENBERGER

September 26, 1926 – July 27, 2017
Our beloved mother Amy, passed away at age 90 in the Peter Lougheed Centre in Calgary from recent complications of a blockage.
Amy was born in Three Hills, Alberta to Joseph & Mary Kubinec. She grew up with four sisters (Barbara, Mary, Helen, & Josephine) and two brothers (Joseph & Edward). Two additional siblings, Mary & Alexander died at young ages. Numerous nieces and nephews followed.
Amy and husband Ernest were married on September 21, 1961 and had two children, Simone Cotton (Murray), grandson Brendan, and Sheldon Dattenberger (Chantal Guay) and grand-children Shelby & Spencer.
Amy spent her adult life living in Calgary and working at legal firms before moving to Irvine, Alberta to own and operate the Irvine Hotel. She worked countless hours with seemingly boundless energy and still made time to bring kids to activities.
Upon Ernie's death in 2001, Amy retired & moved to Medicine Hat and eventually moved into Teoda Lodge where she enjoyed many years. She moved to Calgary in November 2016 to be closer to Simone.
The family gratefully wishes to acknowledge the wonderful care she received at Teoda in Medicine Hat, at the Calgary Holy Cross Manor, and finally at the Peter Lougheed Centre.
The funeral service will be held Friday August 4, at 5:00pm at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, 541 Silvergrove Drive NW, Calgary. The family invites friends and family to join them at Simone & Murray's house following the service. Donations can be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association or the charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to Heritage Funeral Home (hffs.ca).


DAL BROI

Mariano “Mike” Angelo Dal Broi passed away peacefully with family by his side on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at the age of 81 years, beloved husband of Bernice Dal Broi of Medicine Hat. He also leaves to cherish his memory his son, Jack (Kristina) and their children, Victoria, Jason, Madison; his daughter, Angela (Dwayne) Ries; and his son Dennis (Charlene) and their children, Aaron and James. He was predeceased by his parents, Giacomo and Giovanna Dal Broi. Mike was born in Possagno, Treviso, Italy on May 13, 1936 and immigrated to Canada in 1956. He initially worked at the Redcliff brick factory, then for Dominion Glass as a machinist for 25 years and later as a baker at Safeway for 8 years. Mike and Bernice were married in 1964 and in 1969, they moved from Redcliff to Medicine Hat. He enjoyed playing the accordion, clarinet and piano. He took pride in his backyard apple trees and helped graft them to the trees of others. Mike enjoyed family gatherings, his friendships, being in the company of others, and had much love for his 5 grandchildren. Those who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Thursday, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. or at the church on Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 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, August 4, 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 Riverview Care Center, 603 Prospect Drive SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 4C2. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Mike Dal Broi, 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


DIETERLE

It is with sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of ADELA MABEL DIETERLE, at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge, on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the age of 84 years after a brief illness.
Adela is survived by her brother-in-law Paul Michaud of High River, AB, sisters-in-law Joyce Neigam of Medicine Hat, AB, Gladys Dieterle of Medicine Hat, AB and Edna Dieterle of Burstall, SK as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Adela was predeceased by her husband James Dieterle, sisters Ruth (Tony) Puhl, Evelyn (Alan) Cowie, Alice (Charlie) Halstead, Sylvia Michaud and her parents Carl and Marie Lindwall, who immigrated to Canada from Bornholm, Denmark.
Adela was born on March 1, 1933 in Medicine Hat, Alberta, and was the youngest of five daughters. She lived on the family farm in Burdett, AB, until moving as a young teenage girl to Lethbridge, where she worked at the Galt Hospital with her sister Ruth Puhl.
Adela then moved to Redcliff, AB, where she met and married her husband, James Dieterle. There, she also started her career at the Redcliff Glass Factory, where she eventually retired as a supervisor in 1999.
Adela's many hobbies included cross-stitching, crocheting, ceramics and a variety of volunteer roles with the church and the Redcliff Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Adela always made herself available to anyone in need of help or assistance and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her, especially her loyal coffee groups.
A Memorial Service will be held at the GORDON MEMORIAL UNITED CHURCH, 401 – 2 Street S.E. SS 2, Redcliff, AB, on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with a luncheon to follow at the REDCLIFF LEGION, 302 Broadway Avenue West, Redcliff, AB.
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


KATHLEEN ROSE ENGEL

Kathleen Rose Engel was born on September 12, 1961 in Medicine Hat, Alberta and passed away in Calgary on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at the age of 55 years. The Memorial Service was held yesterday at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL. Expressions of sympathy can be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com, subject- heading Kathleen Engel. 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.



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