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October 3, 2017

By Obituaries on October 3, 2017.

1935 ~ ISIDORE “IZZY” BONOGOFSKY ~ 2017

Isidore “Izzy” Paul Bonogofsky, beloved husband of Shirley Bonogofsky of Medicine Hat, passed away on Thursday, September 28th, 2017 at the age of 82 years. Izzy also leaves to cherish his memory his children, Jason (Darcy) Bonogofsky, Tracy (Ron) Perry, Natalie Doll, all of Medicine Hat, and Karen (Larry) Egan of Kelowna; nine grandchildren, Christopher Egan, Micheal Egan (Lucy Pete), John Egan, Colton Egan, Corey Perry (Ashlee Fehr), Kristin Perry (Brandon Hopper), Lance Doll (Megan Pierson), Brody Bonogofsky, and Hannah Bonogofsky; two brothers, Peter Bonogofsky, and Greg Bonogofsky; three sisters, Frances Wagner, Sally Wagner, and Elizabeth Sannes; two brothers-in-law, Mike Guckert and Tony Heck; two sisters-in-law, Marg Bonogofsky and Anne Bonogofsky; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Izzy was predeceased by his parents, Isidore and Dorothy Bonogofsky; four brothers, Tony, Joe, Ole, and Zack Bonogofsky; five sisters, Agnes Heck, Mary Guckert, Barbara Bonogofsky, Christina Bonogofsky, and Anne Hagel; four brothers-in-law, Rem Wagner, Pete Hagel, Don Sannes, and Frank Wagner; and one sister-in-law, Betty Bonogofsky. Izzy was a generous and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He and Shirley recently celebrated their 59th anniversary on September 2nd, 2017. Family was everything to him. He always looked forward to family suppers on Sunday. He had strong opinions, but he would help out anyone, especially his family. He would feed his blue jays every day and banged on the windows to chase the cow birds away. Grandpa loved to watch sports, even to the point of offering the referee his glasses at his grandson’s hockey game. He was so good with numbers that he could add up any totals without a calculator. He always carried a pocket of change and whenever he was shopping, he stopped to give his granddaughter a toonie. Izzy met a lot of people through his employment with Pioneer Coop at Stewart Valley. He ran his own business with Bonogofsky’s Triple S Grocery Store. He also worked at Goodyear, OK Economy, ALCB, and, when semi-retired, at Medicine Hat Linen. Izzy will be lovingly remembered by his family and friends. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Thursday from 6:00 to 6:55 p.m. and at ST. PATRICK’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 238 – 2nd Avenue NE, on Friday from 12:00 to 12:55 p.m. Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL on Thursday, October 5th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. PATRICK’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH on Friday, October 6th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Father Philip Le, Celebrant. Interment will take place in the Roman Catholic Section at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Izzy’s memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #102, 73 – 7th Street SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 1J2, or to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, 340A Maple Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 7L5. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Izzy Bonogofsky. 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.


ARIA HIRSCH

It was one week ago today that a private celebration was held to honour the short yet impactful life of Aria Hirsch….

"Heaven has another angel”
"You’re one of heaven’s angel’s now,
A perfect little star,
And when you shine the world can see,
How beautiful you are."

Her Life Lived…
Her Life Cherished…
Her Life Honoured.
Courtesy of
Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455


CHICHENKO

Carl James Chichenko, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 28, 2017, at the age of 89 years, with his beloved wife Phyllis Chichenko of Medicine Hat at his side. He also leaves to cherish his memory five children, Margaret (Viljem) Dremelj and Gloria (Barry) Treiber all of Medicine Hat, Adam Frisch of Calgary, Sandy (Paul) Keenan of Medicine Hat and Darlene Dorchak of Calgary; twelve grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren; one sister Ann “Helen” Scherck; two nephews George (Loretta) Chichenko and Terry Scherck. He was predeceased by his parents, Grace and Jimosa Chichenko; one daughter Karen Beck in November of 2007; one brother Howard; and one sister Kay. Dad was born in a little known corner southwest of Piapot, Saskatchewan. As a young man, he worked on a sheep ranch near Maple Creek. During those years, he would travel into Medicine Hat to visit his sister and brother-in-law to go to a “Saturday Night Dance”. Dad’s sister introduced him to Mom and he invited Mom to the dance. It was a great dance! It wasn’t long after, Dad moved to BC where he found work in a lumber mill and then brought Mom to BC. On December 19, 1964, Dad married Mom, the love of his life. Dad left the lumber mill to work for the Maple Ridge Water Department. Dad was very proud to work for the Municipality and stayed there until he retired. Dad had many talents and hobbies that he shared with Mom including camping, fishing, canning fish!! doing Word Search puzzles and growing hundreds of geraniums in his greenhouse which he would sell very reasonably to many of his friends and neighbours! As well, Dad – along with Mom – loved to restore, refinish and re-upholster furniture. They operated their home based business in Maple Ridge for 45 years. After moving back to Medicine Hat in 2009, Dad loved to work in his vegetable and flower gardens and tend to his yard. At the age of 88, Dad stilled turned his garden in the spring and summer with a shovel and then have one of his sons-in-law rototill it. Dad was a kind and loving man who gave his all to his dear wife and family. As a family, we will miss his wisdom, home remedies and sense of humor. There is no doubt Dad’s presence will be missed – but the world is definitely a better place because he was here. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday from 1:00 – 1:55 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Glen Dueck officiating. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre (Medicine Hat Regional Hospital) c/o 666 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 4H6. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Carl Chichenko, 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


ELIZABETH "BETTY" DILLMAN

August 10, 1926 – October 1, 2017
Elizabeth “Betty” Dillman, age 91, passed away peacefully on October 1, 2017 at the Sunnyview Care Centre in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Betty is survived and will always be loved and remembered by her husband of 70 years, Ralph and by her children, Rose Marie (Allan) Jones, James (Sandra), Philip (Karen), and Thomas; grandchildren, Sherry (Blair), Laura (Matt), Martha (Denis), Aaron (Lindsey), Cori Lynn and great grandchildren, Ashley, Kyle, Chris, Liam, Carmen, Nina, Sydney, Bailee, Riane, and Taylor. Betty was the last surviving member of the Philip and Flora Tumbach family. Over the years, she was predeceased by both parents; brothers, Peter and John and sisters, Monica and Katherine. Betty was a person who was immensely devoted to caring for and helping everyone, especially family. Before poor health took its toll, outside of taking care of family, Betty enjoyed the simple things like cooking, crocheting, and gardening. Betty’s meals were always delicious, and her afghan quilts and proceeds from the garden were always welcome. Special thanks needs to be given to the staff at Sunnyside Care Centre and Sunnyview Care Centre for the compassion shown and the impeccable care given. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the church on Thursday, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:25 a.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church (238 2nd Ave N.E.) on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. John Maes celebrant. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Sunnyside Care Centre or Sunnyview Care Centre (1720 Bell Street SW) or Alzheimer Society of Canada, 20 Eglinton Ave W #1600,Toronto, ON M4R 1K8 or 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: Betty Dillman, 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


HILDA ANTON

This past Friday, family and friends gathered at Cook’s Chapel to honour the life of this wonderful lady. Although she will be dearly missed, her memory will not be forgotten.

Giving to all,
Never asking to receive,
A legacy of love,
Is what she will leave.

Her Life Lived…
Her Life Cherished…
Her Life Honoured.
Courtesy of
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. She leaves to cherish her memory two children, Donald Taylor of Calgary and Carey West (Edward Merton) of Medicine Hat; six grandchildren, Rosalie Wilson, Brandi-Lynn Lozano, Damon Elgie, Dylan Taylor, Emilee West, Carlee West; two great grandchildren Cataleya Lozano and Maliek Lozano; one sister Leona Malcolm; one niece Tammy Reich (Bob) and one nephew Jeff Malcolm. She was predeceased by her husband Adrian Lawrence, April 9, 2017; her parents Doris and Homer Manthey. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Friday, October 6, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to A.J.’s Loan Cupboard (Alan Joys Memorial Fund Society) Box 45006, McKenzie Postal Outlet, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 7H3. 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


SHIRLEY ANN MARSHALL

1954 ~ 2017
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Shirley Ann Marshall announce her peacefull passing at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Sunday, October 1, 2017, at the age of 63 years. Along with Dave, her loving husband of almost 20 years, Shirley leaves to cherish her memory: son, David (Annette) Moss and their children, Riley and Mackenzie; daughter, Melanie Bartlett (Justin) and her children, Kayla, Tanner, Aimee and Amber; son, Glen (Michelle) Moss and their son, Darcy; step-son, Stuart (Andy) Marshall and their children, Callum, Kyra and Ava. Shirley will be forever loved by her sister, Judy (Gary) Pardy and their son, Gary Jr.; brother, Rick Wiseman and his children, Kandra and Justin. She is also survived by two nieces, Louis (Neal) Lowe and Victoria (Shawn) Lowe as well as her four furry friends, Sammy Lou, Penny Lou, Baby Cat and Orange Cat. A Come and Go Celebration of Shirley’s life will be held in the Canteen at the Royal Canadian Legion, 702 – 2 Street S.E., Medicine Hat on Thursday, October 5, 2017, between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to dress casual for this time of fellowship and sharing of memories. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at http://www.cooksouthland.com) In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Shirley may be made directly to the Salvation Army, 164 Stratton Way S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1B 3R3. 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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