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October 11, 2017

By Obituaries on October 11, 2017.

1928 ~ EDITH SCHOLZ ~ 2017

Edith Lydia Scholz of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Ernst Scholz, passed away on Thursday, October 5th, 2017 at the age of 89 years. Edith leaves to cherish her memory four children, Sieg (Daphne) Scholz of Swan Hills, Emmy (Shane) Reesor of Walsh, Harold (Sherie) Scholz of Medicine Hat, and Bert (Loretta) Scholz of Brooks; eight grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Meta Hepner of Ohio and Martha Fitkau of Germany; and special niece, Edith (Larry) Wood of Ontario. Edith was predeceased by her husband, Ernst; and her parents, Albert and Minna Nassut. A Private Graveside Service will be held at SAAMIS PRAIRIE VIEW CEMETERY with Pastor Shane Hein officiating. Memorial gifts in Edith’s memory may be made to the Parkinson Association of Alberta, #101, 928 Allowance Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 3G7, or 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 Edith Scholz. 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.


1942 ~ GAYLE BURKART ~ 2017

Gayle Kenneth Burkart passed away from lung cancer at the age of 75. He was born and raised in Fox Valley, Saskatchewan. Gayle took the majority of his schooling in Fox Valley completing grade 11 in Calgary and going on to study auto mechanics at SAIT. He then worked for a time at his brother's service station in Calgary. Gayle was a natural at auto mechanics and began working at an early age in his father's garage in Fox Valley. In his youth, he was an excellent baseball player earning the nickname "lefty" as he was a left-handed pitcher. He later played in the old timer’s league. Gayle truly loved bird hunting and always had a bird dog as friend and companion. He was the manager of the sodium sulphate plant for 30 years. In 2001 his brother, Gordon, made a deathbed request for Gayle to take over the management and care of his (and Janet's) herd of cattle. Gayle knew nothing about cattle at the time, however, he agreed to take on the responsibility. With the help of friend, Blair, and many Hutterite friends, Gayle learned to be a cattleman and discovered he loved it. On September 16th, a group of friends gathered to celebrate his 75th birthday. It was bittersweet being that it was the last time being with him before his passing. Gayle leaves to cherish his memory his son, Cory Burkart; his daughter, Misty Burkart; three grandchildren, Destiny, Noah, and Journey Burkart; one brother, Harvey Burkart; one sister, Marlene Epneris; one sister-in-law, Janet Burkart; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Gayle was predeceased by his parents, Alvin and Lydia Burkart; three brothers, Cliff Burkart, Maurice Burkart, and Gordon Burkart; and one sister, Mildred Russel. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Wednesday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Celebration of Gayle’s Life will be held at the FOX VALLEY COMMUNITY HALL on Saturday, October 21st, 2017. Memorial gifts in Gayle’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 Gayle Burkart. 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.


BOYLAN

James “Jim” Boylan passed away in Nanaimo, B.C. on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at the age of 74 years, beloved husband of Jennifer Boylan of Medicine Hat. He will be forever cherished by his two children, Susan “Suzanne” (Dimitri) Zanikos and John (Joey) Boylan; Jennifer's children, Robin Stock, Andrea (Jeff) Coswan, Jeff Paulson (Nicole Keeler); seven grandchildren, Markella Zanikos, Nena and Svea Boylan, Kallen and Kaleigh Stock, Kate and Lauren Coswan; one sister, Daryl (Rex) Krepps and her children, Robert (Rejeanne) Krepps, Sean Krepps (Megan Conway) and their children Carson and Zoe Krepps; as well as several cousins and Jennifer’s family in England. He was predeceased by his parents, Ena and John “Jack” Boylan, his son-in-law, Cory Stock and his infant granddaughter, Keaira Stock. A Celebration of Life will be held in the Esplanade Main Theatre (401 1st Street SE) on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Private family interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Jim Boylan, 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


GASTON "GUS" FORGET

July 14, 1938 ~ October 4, 2017
Surrounded by his wife and four daughters, Gaston ‘Gus’ Forget of Medicine Hat left this world on Monday, October 4th, 2017, at the age of 79. He was the sixth of eight children born to, Guillaume and Rachel (Rousseau) Forget of Ponteix, Saskatchewan. Gus will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by his wife, Paulette and four children, Maria (Barry) Thompson, Simone (Paul Attrell) Forget, Andrea (Edward) Finlay, Michelle (Traynor Donovan) Forget; daughter-in-law, Eva Garcia. His puppy, Rocky, who was always at his side, is still watching the door waiting for Gus to come home. He touched the hearts of his eight grandchildren, Mitchel, Matthew, Joshua, Alex, Rachael, Ashely, T.J. and Tyson and will be fondly remembered by his siblings, Laurette Martin, Simone (Edward) Desautels, John (Elaine) Forget, Yolande (Leo) Thibault; brother-in-law, Peter Harvey; sister-in-law, Rita Forget, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends who will miss his kind and gentle disposition. Gus was predeceased by his parents, Guillaume and Rachel Forget; son, Mark; sister, Cecile Harvey; brothers, Willie and Rene; brother-in-law, John Martin and sister-in-law, Alice Forget. Vigil Prayers will be recited at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, 238 – 2 Avenue N.E., Medicine Hat on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at 1:00 p.m., with Reverend Father Tomy Manjaly celebrant. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial donations in Gaston’s name may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, #124, 430 – 6 Avenue S.E., Medicine Hat, AB. T1A 2S8 or to the SPCA, 55 Southwest Drive S.W., Medicine Hat, AB. T1A 8E8 or to St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, 238 – 2 Avenue NE, Medicine Hat, AB. T1A 6A1. (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


IAN HEDLEY WILLS

August 19, 1945 to September 7, 2017
From the Mud, Through the Blood
to the Green Fields beyond.
Ian sadly left us suddenly on Thursday Sept 7, 2017 at the age of 72, while relaxing at Flathead Lake in Montana.
He is survived by Carolyn his partner then wife of 36 years. He adopted Carolyn's family as his own and leaves to remember him his in-laws – Elizabeth and Bill Yuill, Sandra Hill, Laurie and Brian Schlachter and nephews Graham and Nathan (the other one) Schlachter, all of Medicine Hat. He is also remembered by many from his other family, the 3rd Royal Tank Regiment and numerous friends made here in Medicine Hat.
He was predeceased by his parents Hedley and Pauline Wills of Devon, England, and his much loved mother-in-law Elizabeth (Betty) Hill and father-in-law, who he never had a chance to meet, Joseph (Joe) Hill of Medicine Hat.
Ian was born in Newton Abbott, Devon, England. On completing school, Ian worked for a year at the Co-op before joining The British Armed Forces' 3rd Royal Tank Regiment. During his 20 years of service with 3RTR, he had many postings in various countries, including BATUS. Upon leaving the forces he worked at Darlington Memorial Hospital in Darlington, England for 10 years before coming to Canada with Carolyn. Here in Medicine Hat he worked for The Monarch Corporation for 20 years before retiring at age 70.
As a young man Ian played rugby and cricket, sports he continued to follow. He also spent some time in the boxing ring. Here in Canada he quickly became a fan of hockey, the WHL in particular, attending practically every Tiger's home game since 1995. He was also a follower of the Everett Silvertips and was thankful the two teams only met here once every 2 years, barring playoffs, as they were tense games!
Ian will be remembered for his quick wit and very British sense of humour. He will also be remembered for his love of animals of all kinds, reunited with him again will be his furry friends Corrie, Tavey and Ailsa. Donations can be made in Ian's memory to either the SPCA or the Alberta Pound and Rescue Centre.
A gathering in remembrance of Ian will be held on Thursday Oct 12, 2017 at the Kinplex Social Room between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. As per Ian's wishes he would have wanted this to be a happy and casual occasion.


LEBLANC

Eileen Joyce LeBlanc of Medicine Hat passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at the age of 71years. She leaves to cherish her memory her only daughter, Angela (Derek) Boschee of Medicine Hat and her only grandson, Dayton; two sisters; Dorothy (Martin) Maschmeyer of Medicine Hat, Loretta (Allan) Stanley of Victoria, B.C. and one brother; Melvin (Shirley) Heine of Medicine Hat; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Olga and Emanuel Heine. Eileen was born in Maple Creek on October 20, 1945. As a very small child she moved with her family to Medicine Hat where she was raised and attended school. Eileen was employed as a legal secretary for many years in Medicine Hat. Her grandson Dayton was special to her and had a way of lighting up her life. Eileen was a kind and gentle woman. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff on 5 west at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital and in the I.C.U. at Foothills Hospital. The funeral service will be held in St. Paul Lutheran Church (515 Sprague Way SE) on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Ken Edel officiating. A private family interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. 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: Eileen LeBlanc, 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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