November 25th, 2017

August 11, 2017


By Obituaries on August 11, 2017.

1927 ~ AFINA LUCA ~ 2017

Afina Luca of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Ion Luca, passed away on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 at the age of 90 years. Afina leaves to cherish her memory three sons, Radu (Ana) Luca, Viorel (Milena) Luca and Emil (Lore) Luca; two daughters, Flora (John) Petrehele and Ana Luca; nine grandchildren, Sorin Luca, Adriana (Sergio) Cruces, Nadina (Ryan) Westland, Vio Jr. Luca, Jessica Luca, Gabriel Petrehele, Victor Petrehele, Halley Munsch and Thomas Melton; and seven great grandchildren. Afina was predeceased by her husband, Ion Luca; one daughter, Maria Melton; her parents, Nicolae and Maria; and five brothers. Afina was born in Poieni de Sus, Romania on April 11th, 1927. She immigrated to Canada in 1988 to join her children. Afina was a wonderful mother and was so happy to have her children together. Family always came first to Afina. She made many good friends at First Assembly Church and loved to serve the Lord all her life. Afina was well loved by the staff at Sunnyside and Haven Care Centre; she received outstanding support and care from them. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Friday, August 11th, 2017 from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. and at FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD, 395 – 9th Street SE, on Saturday, August 12th, 2017 from 12:00 until 12:55 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD, on Saturday, August 12th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Matthew Redstone officiating. Interment will take place at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Afina's memory may be made to the South Country Village, Sunnyside Care Centre, 1720 Bell Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5G1. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Afina Luca. 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.


1935 ~ ALICE TRIEBER ~ 2017

Alice Trieber of Medicine Hat, passed away on Thursday, August 10th, 2017 at the age of 81 years. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Alice Trieber. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed by
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 ~ NATALIE MACLEAN ~ 2017

Natalie Helena MacLean of Redcliff, Alberta, age 66 years, passed away peacefully at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Monday, August 7th, 2017 with her family close by her side. In accordance with Natalie’s wishes, there shall be no funeral service. A Wake will be held at SAAMIS CREEKSIDE CENTRE, #11 Dunmore Road SE, on Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. This date was selected so all family members could attend. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Natalie’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Natalie MacLean. 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.


COLE

Kurt Cole of Medicine Hat, passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at the age of 52 years. The funeral service will be held in Holy Family Parish (1451 Strachan Road SE) on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will take place in the Riverside Cemetery at Eastend, Saskatchewan at a later date. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Kurt Cole, 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


COLLEAUX

Mary Violet Harvey-Colleaux of Medicine Hat, passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at the age of 101 years, beloved wife of the late Fernand Colleaux. She leaves to cherish her memory six children, Dorothy Jean (Barney) Borsheim of Saskatoon, Arthur (Marie) Harvey of Willowbend Saskatchewan, Fred (Doreen) Harvey of Red Deer, Martin Harvey of Toronto, Lewis Harvey of Vancouver and Derrick Colleaux of Medicine Hat; twenty one grandchildren, thirty one great grandchildren, one brother-in-law Alfred Harvey of Prince Albert as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband Reginald Harvey in 1956, her second husband Fernand in 2012 and by one son Harold in 2016. The funeral service will be held in the St. Barnabas Anglican Church (635 4th Street SE) on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Canon R. Ivor Ottrey officiating. Interment will take place in the Ravenscrag Cemetery at a later date. 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. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Mary Colleaux, 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


DRAGLAND

Vernon Hoey Dragland of Medicine Hat, passed away on Monday, August 7, 2017 at the age of 94 years, beloved husband of the late Edie Dragland. He leaves to cherish his memory one son, Lyle Dragland and one sister, Ethel Chenewski. He was predeceased by his parents, Esther and Oscar Dragland; his wife Edie on September 27, 1980; two sons, Glen and Neil; one brother Orville and one sister Lois Hopkins. Vernon was born on May 10, 1923 in Medicine Hat and was raised in the Maleb/Conquerville area. He farmed, ranched and raised three sons in that area. His passions were horses, the rodeo and going on trail rides whenever he could. He enjoyed having coffee with is friends and was a huge supporter of the Ford Motor Company. Those who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Saturday from 12 noon to 12:55 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Norm Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Vernon Dragland, 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


ELNATAN (NED) SCHNEIDER

Ned Schneider of Leader, Saskatchewan was born September 7, 1921 in Zhitomer, Ukraine to Julius and Lydia Schneider. He passed away peacefully with family at his side on August 1st, 2017 at the Leader Hospital in Leader, Saskatchewan.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his five children: Vern (Joanne) Schneider, Sharon (Stan) Dieno, Clif (Patty) Schneider, Dean (Shelley) Schneider, and Kent (Lana) Schneider. 13 grandchildren: Lori (Rod) Watts, Vicki (Dwayne) Edel, Lisa (Andrew) Nelson, Mark (Larissa) Dieno, Sue Anne (Glenn) Knights, Christopher (Nicole Brown) Schneider, Crystal (Clay) Tiringer, Shari (Steve) Spearman, Amber (Patrick Toner) Schneider, Jesse (Charity) Schneider, Tiffany Schneider, Tim (Andrea) Schneider and Tia (Kirby) Penner. 22 Great grandchilder: Payton and Erica Watts; Jorja and Faith Edel; Owen and Coleman Nelson; Alex Dieno; Holden and Brooklyn Knights, Colby and Cali Tiringer, Wesley and Brianne Spearman, Jaxon, Ava, Christian, Jace and Abygail Schneider; Wyatt, Raynah and Brynn Schneider and Everly Penner, He also leaves two sisters- Erma Keller and Adenia Saskmann, sister-in-laws Anna Schneider, Margie (Bruno) Pedro, brother-in-law Bill Miller, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Ned was predeceased by his parents, his wife Irene Schneider, his brother Emelius Schneider, brother-in-laws Mildren Keller and Reinhold Sackmann, sister-in-law Mable Miller and infant great grandson Nicholas Edel.
Over the years Ned had his hand in numerous business ventures in which he displayed a strong work ethic but his heart was with farming and ranching. He loved fishing, gardening and berry picking and putting the fruit of his labour to good use making homemade soups and jams. Ned was an avid sports fan and loved nothing more than following his children and grandchildren to any sporting event. Everyone will remember him for his love of music and a couple of his favorite old tunes were “Old Shep” and “Home Sweet home”.
In keeping Ned’s Community spirit and love of sports, donations in his memory can be made to the new Leader Curling Club Building Fund c/o the Town of Leader or to the Western Senior Citizens Home Ladies Auxiliary, Leader, Sk. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Binkley’s Funeral Service. Condolences may be offered to the family at http://www.binkleysfuneralservice.com.


ROB CHAMPAGNE


1975 ~ 2017

It is with heavy hearts that Scarlet announces that her beloved husband, Robert Eugene Champagne, passed away on Tuesday, August 8 2017, in Medicine Hat, at the age of 42 years. Along with Scarlet, Rob leaves to cherish his memory his parents, Don and Yolande; sister, Pam (David) Malone and their children, Jodie and Cody; brother, Robert Leo Champagne and his children, Justin and Jordan; Scarlet’s family; mother, Margaret (Jake) Giesbrecht; father, Rod Wolfer; brother, Bret (Sheena) Wolfer and their children, Bella, Elijah and Hailey as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Rob loved music, golfing, hanging out with friends and walking his furbabies, Karma and Kahlua. He was a renowned world traveller and handy-man. Rob excelled in everything he put his hand to; which included achieving a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. He will be deeply missed! A Celebration of Rob’s life will take place at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Sunday, August 13, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial donations in Rob’s name may be made directly to the Riverview Golf Club, 700 Redcliff Way S.E., Redcliff, AB, T0J 2P0 or to the SPCA, 55 Southwest Drive S.W., Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 8E8. (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



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