October 18th, 2017

October 4, 2017


By Obituaries on October 4, 2017.

1959 ~ ROGER “ROCKY” RATH ~ 2017

Roger “Rocky” Rath of Medicine Hat, passed away on Sunday, October 1st, 2017 at the age of 58 years. Rocky leaves to cherish his memory, his mother, Inez; one brother, Gene; one sister, Carrie; his aunts, Winny Rath, Irene (Balzar) Lanz, and Jane Grubel; his brother-in-law, Dean Nitz; two nieces, Darnyll (Lance) Nitz-Jacober and their son, Ethan, and Shareen (Justin) Nitz; his godmother, Tillier Meier; as well as numerous cousins and dear friends in Medicine Hat and Fort St. John. Rocky was predeceased by his father, Jim; one sister, Charlene; one brother-in-law, Farley; his grandparents; and his uncle, Dixon Rath. Rocky was born in Medicine Hat on July 24th, 1959 and grew up on a farm in Irvine. He attended Irvine School and Crescent Heights High School starting his autobody career in Grade 10 and continuing in Fort St. John. In 1994, Rocky started in oil and gas in Fort St. John as a pipe fitter and welding. In his younger years, he enjoyed playing cards, water skiing, curling, and playing softball. Rocky also enjoyed watching sports including wrestling, hockey, baseball, football and curling. He truly enjoyed watching “All in the Family” and being involved with the pit crew at stock car racing. Camping, fishing, and hunting were also some of his favorite pastimes. He built a dune buggy, “Odessey”, with his cousin, but his pride and joy was his yellow and black Chevy. Rocky had a simple, easy-going life and loved family holidays and spending time with friends. He and Gene took many short holidays through the years and his final week-long adventure was to BC in August. Rocky will be lovingly remembered by his family and friends. The Graveside Service will be held at SAAMIS PRAIRIE VIEW CEMETERY, 5160 Gershaw Drive SW, on Friday, October 6th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Mark Bolender officiating. Memorial gifts in Rocky’s memory may be made to St. Joseph’s Home, Carmel Hospice, 156 – 3rd Street NW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5M1. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Roger Rath. 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.


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


MICHAEL JENSEN

1982 ~ 2017
Mr. Michael Charles Jensen passed away in Medicine Hat on Monday, October 2, 2017, at the age of 35 years. The Funeral Service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1864 Division Avenue N.E., Medicine Hat on Friday, October 6, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. with Bishop Michael McClung conducting. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at the church between 11:00 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. (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


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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