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September 29, 2017

By Obituaries on September 29, 2017.

1920 ~ CLEORA HALL ~ 2017

Cleora Grace Hall of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Robert Hall, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 19th, 2017 at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital at the age of 96 years. Cleora was born on December 29th, 1920 to Leslie and Pearl Haynes. She received her early education in the Rainier district schools and completed high school at St. Theresa’s Academy in Medicine Hat. She married Robert Hall on December 23rd, 1939 and together they made their home in Medicine Hat. Cleora was also predeceased by her parents; her brother, Lowell; and two precious grandsons, Bradley and Jeffrey Hubka. Cleora is survived by her three daughters: Gayle (Albert) Hubka and their son, Graham (Bernadette) Hubka, all of Nanaimo, BC; Evelyn (Peter) Wilde and their children, Michelle (Rod Almond) Hayden of Red Deer, Nancy (Jason Slaby) Carlson of Sherwood Park, Michael (Marcia) Kleckner, Nina (Dallas) Duncan, Tom (Christy Gust) Wilde, and Kerry Wilde, all of Medicine Hat; and Leslie Ann (Bob) Pocsik and their children, Marnie Pocsik, Charles (Leslie) Pocsik, and Jason (Melanie) Pocsik, all of Medicine Hat. Cleora is also survived by twenty-three great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Mom had a passion for design and creating whether it was planting beautiful gardens, knitting intricate patterned sweaters and Hardanger or sewing party dresses. Her daughters would like to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. M. Wong who took such good care of Mom’s medical issues and to the Good Samaritans for their kind care in these last few years. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Saturday, September 30th, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. A Private Interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Cleora’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 2P5. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Cleora Hall. 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.


ADRIANA (JEAN) VANDENBERG

January 8, 1923 ~ September 25, 2017
Mrs. Adriana (Jean) Vandenberg, beloved wife of the late Pieter Vandenberg, passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Monday, September 25, 2017, at the age of 94 years. Jean leaves to mourn her passing: four daughters, Trudy (Eric) Papsdorf of Edmonton, AB., Nellie (Don) Starke of Nanaimo, BC., Betty (Lloyd) Bischke of Medicine Hat and Linda (Rick) Boksteyn of Medicine Hat; grandchildren, Michael (Trudy) Bischke, Colleen Starke (Liam Malone) Kristie (Phil) McMechan, Heather (Trevor) Stefaniw, Kara (Nathan) Doell, Derik Boksteyn, Ben Boksteyn (Janae Bitz) and three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister-in-law, Corrie van den Berg as well as several nieces and nephews. Jean was predeceased by her husband, Pieter; parents, Martinus and Pieternella van Beveren as well as all of her siblings, two brothers, John van Beveren and Pieter van Beveren; three sisters, Elizabeth Willard, Lena DeGraaf and Pieternella Moerland. Jean was born on January 8, 1923, in Stavenisse, The Netherlands. In 1948, she married Pieter Vandenberg and together they immigrated to Canada in 1952. They moved to Monarch for a short period of time before making their home in Medicine Hat. Jean was very proud of her four daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a very loving mother who demonstrated hard work, integrity, courage and strong family values. She was very grateful for the simple things in life and her smile and warm heart left a lasting impression with all who knew her. Jean was a very determined lady, overcoming many obstacles to her health over a number of years. After the passing of her husband, she moved into the Courtyards at Meadowlands Condominiums and continued to live there up until the end of June of this year. Special thanks to Dr. Swiegers, Dr. Brent Rinaldi and Home Care Staff, for the care which allowed her to live in her own home. We also wish to thank Dr. Best and staff on 5W and 6W, who cared for her in hospital. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so starting one hour prior to Jean’s service which will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Friday, September 29, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Mike Landry officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery with a time of fellowship and refreshments thereafter in the Cook Southland Reception Facility. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at http://www.cooksouthland.com) If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 6007 – 1A Street S.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2H 0G5. Honoured to serve the family is
Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455


ELEANOR DORKEN

1943 ~ 2017
It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the sudden passing of Eleanor Jean Dorken, beloved wife of Gregory R. Dorken, at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Sunday, September 24, 2017, at the age of 73 years. She was born and raised in Bishop’s Falls, NL., and attended St. Michael’s Academy. Eleanor married the love of her life, Gregory on November 21, 1964, in Bishop’s Falls. She retired from the Scotia Bank in 1999, with more than 20 years of dedicated service. Eleanor enjoyed bowling, puzzles, camping and shopping with her best friend, Cheryl. She was involved with the CORE Association and enjoyed travelling… especially cruises with Gregory. She will be forever remembered in the hearts of her loving husband, Gregory; daughters, Leslie Zimmerman of Edmonton, AB., and Terri Lynn Keinick of Brooks, AB., and her cat, Mica. Eleanor was predeceased by her parents, Ann and Thomas O’Keefe and their daughter, Kimberley Dorken in 2014. Eleanor’s life will be silently remembered by her family and friends. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Eleanor’s name may be made directly to the SPCA, 55 Southwest Drive S.W., Medicine Hat, 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


LILLIAN HASSARD

1923 ~ 2017
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Lillian Hassard, beloved wife of the late Harvey Hassard, announce her peaceful passing at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Thursday, September 21, 2017, at the age of 94 years. Lillian is survived by her loving family: daughter, Dale (Pat) Page, daughter, Linnea Hassard (Dave Beatch), and son, Bryce (Thelma) Hassard; grandchildren, Colin (Tash) Page, Kelly (Jorg) Page, Jordy Walburger, Stacy (Cody) MacLean, Brett Hassard and Clay Hassard as well as great-grandchildren, Ty and Koby, Mia and Niesha, Jaylin and Maddy. A Memorial Celebration of Lillian's life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Saturday, September 30, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. with Life Celebrant Gerry Getz officiating. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at http://www.cooksouthland.com) Memorial donations in Lillian's name may be made directly to the charity of one's choice. 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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