November 23rd, 2017

August 31, 2017


By Obituaries on August 31, 2017.

AILLEEN JOYCE SATHER

March 26, 1942 ~ August 29, 2017

Ailleen Joyce Sather, beloved wife of Wayne Sather, passed away suddenly in Medicine Hat on August 29, 2017, at the age of 75 years. She is cherished and missed by all, including her two daughters, Melinda (Lee) Himbeault and Colette (Garth) Stark; four grandchildren, Nathan and Alyssa Himbeault, Jonathon and Hannah Stark and her sister, Lillian Bundus. Ailleen was the youngest of two girls born to Fred and Suzie Leib on March 26, 1942. She grew up on the family farm near Gibbs, Sask. where she helped with the farm chores and finished high school in Earl Grey, Sask. She completed her secretarial schooling in Regina and met Wayne in 1962. They were married on May 30, 1964 and grew their family to include two daughters. They moved to Assiniboia, Sask. in 1971 and lived there until retirement in 1987. Ailleen loved being a stay-at-home Mom and took pride in her daily routines of household chores, gardening and yardwork. She had a green thumb and the largest garden in the community. She was very active in the church community, volunteering for many groups and loved participating in social activities wherever she lived. Ailleen and Wayne lived in many communities after retirement and made many great friends along the way. She loved her card nights and jigsaw puzzles in her most recent home in Medicine Hat. Her biggest joy was watching her grandchildren play sports and she loved baking and cooking for them as they embarked on their own adventures. Ailleen was a cancer survivor and realized the importance of living every day as if it were her last. “Nana” will be forever remembered and missed by all those who knew her. The celebration of Ailleen’s life will take place at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 758 – 8 Street S.E., Medicine Hat on Friday, September 1, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Shane Hein officiating. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, #200 – 325 Manning Road N.E., Calgary, Alberta, T2E 2P5. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting 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


1946 ~ 2017
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Dale Critchlow, beloved husband of Betty Critchlow, announce his passing at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, at the age of 71 years. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Friday, September 1, 2017, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. A Celebration of Dale’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel on Saturday, September 2, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. with Major Murray Jaster officiating. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting http://www.cook southland.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


HAWORTH, Charlotte Mae

(nee Clapper)
August 11, 1930 – August 26, 2017
Charlotte fought her illness with undeniable strength, courage and determination. Her unconditional love, loyalty, and devotion for her family will be deeply missed by her daughter, Penny Lummis, her son-in-law Jim, and her remaining sisters, Roberta Burr and Elsie Soucek. Mom, may you finally rest in peace with Dad. You are with each other once again, and will remain soul mates forever.


LENA SLOFSTRA

1938 ~ 2017

Ipelina (Lena), Slofstra nee Hazelaar of Medicine Hat, passed away at the Peter Lougheed Centre in Calgary on Friday, August 25, 2017, at the age of 79 years. Lena was born on March 14, 1938, in Sleen, Holland. Having met the love of her life, Hank Slofstra, Lena immigrated to Canada in 1962 and settled in Medicine Hat, Alberta. They were married in 1964 and together they were blessed with two children, Teresa and Peter.
An avid gardener, Lena was well known in the neighbourhood for having one of the nicest yards on Riverside. As much as she loved gardening, she also loved to cook and create something new and delicious and was famous for her croquettes, cream puffs and almond cookies to name just a few.
In her younger days, Lena would be seen walking house to house on Riverside, collecting for all charities whether it be for cancer, heart and stroke, diabetes, and the lung society and was recognized as volunteer of the year for her many years of contribution.
Her kids and grandsons were her biggest pride and joy and Oma did everything possible to ensure they were showered with her gifts of love and attention, not to mention her incredible cooking and baking treats.
Her greatest attribute was her generosity, whether of her love, time and dedication to not only her family and friends but also to anyone she met.
Lena leaves to cherish her memory: daughter, Teresa (Todd) Schile of Medicine Hat and son, Peter H. Slofstra of Calgary; her grandchildren, Jaren (fiancée, Skylar Valkenburg) Schile, Drayden Schile, Rylan Schile and Justin Slofstra (fiancée, Shelby Brill). She is also survived by one brother, Harm (Hennie) Hazelaar of Brampton, Ontario and Mary (Niek) van Brenk of Holland, her sister in law Janny Slofstra and brother in law Bill Aasman of Medicine Hat as well as her many friends and family members.
Lena was predeceased by her husband Hendrik Slofstra in 2014, her parents, Gezinus and Tijssina (nee van der Laan), brothers Roel and Henk Hazelaar of Holland as well as numerous in-laws, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Thursday, August 31, 2017, between 12:00 Noon and 12:45 p.m. with interment following at Hillside Cemetery. The Funeral Service will be held at the Christian Reformed Church, 300 Primrose Drive S.E., Medicine Hat on Thursday, August 31, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor George Koopmans officiating. (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


MEGAN SARAH SREEDHAR

Daughter of Dave & Tracy Sreedhar. Sister of Rylan (Kalynn) Sreedhar passed away 21 Aug 2017 on Vancouver Island. A celebration of her life will be held September 2, 2017 at 11am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Crescent Heights. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Medicine Hat Women's Shelter


SCHMIERER

Margaret Elizabeth Schmierer of Medicine Hat, passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at the age of 84 years, beloved wife of the late Alvin Schmierer. She leaves to cherish her memory one son David, seven grandchildren, Cameron, Nathanial (Shayla), Justin, A.J., Brittany (Sean), Bree-Anna and Glen (Alexi); eight great grandchildren, one brother Alfred Heschl and one sister Anna (Norman) Schlultz as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Maria and Francis Heschl, her husband Alvin, one daughter Brenda Shunamon-Winter, one brother Ben Heschl and a sister, Emma Jangula. Family and friend 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, September 2, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Dennis Betker officiating. 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: Margaret Schmierer, 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


VIOLET FAIRLESS

1934 ~ 2017
Violet Florence Fairless passed away Monday, August 28, 2017, at the age of 83 years. Violet was surrounded by her loving family. The celebration of her life will be announced at a later date. Memorial gifts in Violet’s memory may be made directly to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 29th Street NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 4N2. (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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