October 18th, 2017

September 27, 2017


By Obituaries on September 27, 2017.

1937 ~ DOROTHY HAMMEL ~ 2017

It is with great sadness and heartbreak that the family of Dorothy Joan Hammel, announce her passing on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 at the age of 80 years. The Funeral Service was held yesterday at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL. Memorial gifts in Dorothy's memory may be made to the SPCA. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Dorothy Hammel. 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.


BLAIR W. ARSENAULT

June 18th, 1940 ~ September 24th, 2017
It is with great sorrow that the family of Blair Arsenault announce his sudden passing on Sunday, September 24th, 2017 at the age of 77 years. Blair leaves to cherish his memory, the love of his life, his wife of 53 years, Dorothy; three daughters, Karla (Tim) Rissling, Tannis (Dave) Arsenault and Karen (Darren) Goodchild; six grandsons, Arlo (Samantha) Sailer, Carter Schnell, Bailey Arsenault, Christian (Veronika) Goodchild, Jaden Rissling and Arlen Rissling; five brothers, Joe, Wayne, Armand, Normand and Brian; one sister, Shirley; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Blair was predeceased by his parents, Ralph and Doris Arsenault; his granddaughter, Janae; and one brother, Leonard. Blair was born in St. John, New Brunswick and raised in Moncton. He moved to Thompson, Manitoba in 1962 where he worked for INCO for many years. In 1978, Blair, Dorothy and the family moved to Alberta where they still reside. Blair was a lover of country music. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandsons. He spent many hours watching their hockey games, going fishing, camping and playing pranks on them. Blair had a salty sense of humor and was making people laugh right up until the end. He had great friends and was blessed to be loved by so many. He will truly be missed. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Friday, September 29th, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Bob Church officiating. Please dress casual. Memorial gifts in Blair's memory may be made to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Blair Arsenault. 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.


DAVID ROY HOOSE

June 1, 1948 – September 21, 2017
Nanaimo, British Columbia
David Roy Hoose died on Thursday, September 21, 2017.
David was born and grew up in misbehaving infamy as part of the Hoose family in Redcliff, Alberta.
As a young man, he fell in love with Mary. She was wearing yellow. They married and lived in Medicine Hat where he had a long career. He and Mary moved to Vancouver Island in retirement.
David was a passionate dabbler, handyman and kind, creative soul. He was as willing to tackle a plumbing problem as a Bonzai arrangement; repair a garbage disposal as try his hand at an oil painting.
He was particular about ketchup, white bread, and potato chips. He was less particular about the tools that found refuge in his garage. His most rusted, least used tools won favoured and it seems permanent placement at the top of some particular pile or other. A prized spot, second only to the bottom of the same pile.
David found comfort and escape in being busy. He kept a long to-do list populated by the women of his life: his wife, Mary; his sister-in-law, Merle and his life-long friend, Patricia. He only half-jokingly referred to them collectively as ‘they who must be obeyed’.
David leaves a legacy in faith as a once active member of St. Barnabas Anglican Church in Medicine Hat and later, in the inception of the Light of Christ Anglican Church in Nanaimo. He embraced his community through his faith where he made his closest friends and nurtured a second family.
He is survived — and dearly missed — by his wife, Mary; his daughter, Auralyn; his Son, Steven (Jennifer); his grandchildren, Nayla, Patience, and Brooklynn; his brothers Don and Dale; his many nieces and nephews; and a host of others that called him friend.
A memorial will be held on Wednesday, November 1, 2:00pm at St. Barnabas Anglican Church in Medicine Hat – 635 4th Street SE.
Though he passed by the sea, his heart was in the prairies.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to the Light of Christ Church in Nanaimo, BC (http://www.lightofchristnanaimo.org) or the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital Palliative Care Unit (identify the unit when donating to the Nanaimo Hospital Foundation: https:// http://www.nanaimohospitalfoundation.com).


HILDA ANTON

1929 ~ 2017
Mrs. Hilda Marie Anton, beloved wife of Ron “Irish” Anton, passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Friday, September 22, 2017, at the age of 88 years. Besides Ron, Hilda’s memory will be cherished in the hearts of her children, Brenda (Joe) Kovacs, Randy (Tracy) Anton and Linda Klug; grandchildren, Brandy Leitch and Josh Kovacs. She was predeceased by her son, James Anton. Hilda enjoyed gardening her flowers and doing crafts. A Celebration of Hilda’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta on Friday, September 29, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. with Life Celebrant Gerry Getz 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


JEAN VANDENBERG

1923 ~ 2017
Mrs. Adriana (Jean) Vandenberg, beloved wife of the late Pieter Vandenberg, passed away peacefully at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Monday, September 25, 2017, at the age of 94 years. Further announcements will follow upon completion of the arrangements. (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


LAWRENCE

Carol Ann Lawrence of Medicine Hat passed away on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at the age of 70 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Carol Lawrence, 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


RIEGEL

Mrs. Lydia “Lil” Bertha Riegel peacefully went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at the age of 96 years, beloved wife of the late Art Riegel. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughters, Bev Schultz, Cheryl (Richard) Schatz and Gloria (Brian) Stevenson; seven grandchildren, Shannon (Jeremy), Ryan (Cheryl), Misty (Dwayne), Shane (Kyrie-Lynn), April (Graham), Krista (Braden) and Jonathan (Jill); fifteen great grandchildren; two brothers-in-law, Ed (Esther) Riegel and Mel (Bertha) Riegel; one sister-in-law, Thelma Riegel as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur “Art” Riegel; one son in law, Doug Schultz; her parents, Adolf and Bertha Heinrich; one son in infancy; one brother, Edward and her two sisters, Emma Riegel and Edna Hnateshen. Lil was born on May 9, 1921, in Penvaloke, Lithuania. At the tender age of 7, she immigrated to Canada with her parents and siblings. They settled in Wapella, Saskatchewan. From an early age, Lil enjoyed acting (drama) and teaching children. She also held interesting jobs such as working with her father in his blacksmith shop and grading eggs in a factory in Winnipeg. She loved the outdoors and going to camp. In the spring of 1936, Lil met the love of her life, Art. They were married on June 29, 1943, and celebrated 72 years of marriage before Art’s passing. Lil was a mentor, an encourager, and shared her faith every chance she got. She was a valiant prayer warrior and had lists of people that she prayed for every day. Lil was an outstanding gardener and loved her flowers. Just this spring, she grew over 200 geraniums which she gave to her family, friends, and also planted at Chinook Village. Lil has left her family with the rich heritage of faith, kindness, and prayer. May we continue to carry the torch that she has passed on to us. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday evening from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Thursday from 10:00 – 10:55 a.m. The funeral service will be held in the Hillcrest Evangelical Missionary Church (3785 – 13 Ave SE) on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Mark Bolender and Pastor Lance Duncalfe officiating. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to Echo Lake Bible Camp, Box 2174, Fort Qu’Appelle, SK S0G 1S0 or to Whispering Pines Camp, PO Box 23110, Medicine Hat Mall PO, Medicine Hat, AB T1B 4C2. To e-mail and expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Lydia Riegel, 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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