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By Obituaries on October 18, 2017.

1926 ~ GISELLA “SALLY” REHBEIN ~ 2017

Gisella “Sally” Gertrude Rehbein (nee Glass) of Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan, passed away on Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at the age of 91 years. Sally leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Connie; her son, Garry; six grandchildren, Jeffrey (Sherri), Bree (Trevor), Kristine (Ian), Jesse, Kody, and Jayde; four great-grandchildren, Brooklynn, Theodore, Aubree, and Charlotte; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Ludwig and Karoline Glass; her husband, Otto; her daughter, Donna; her great-grandson, Quintin; eight brothers; and two sisters. Sally was born and raised on a farm near Fox Valley, Saskatchewan. She lived in Medicine Hat the majority of her life and worked at K-Mart until her retirement. Sally was devoted to her family and loved spoiling them with her cooking. She enjoyed knitting and was an avid card player. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Saturday, October 21st, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Jim Bredeson officiating. Interment will take place at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Sally’s memory may be made to the Lutheran Hour Ministries (www.lhm.org), 660 Mason Ridge Center, St. Louis, Missouri, 63141. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Sally Rehbein. 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.


1927 ~ FRED YANKE ~ 2017

Fred John Yanke, beloved husband of Dorothy Yanke of Medicine Hat, passed away on Monday, October 16th, 2017 at the age of 90 years. Fred also leaves to cherish his memory his children, Phyllis Day Chief, Harvey (Yvonne) Yanke, Leroy (Cheryl) Yanke, Marilyn (Glen) Emmelkamp, Valerie Yanke, and Sherry (Kevin) Rissling; nineteen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; three sisters, Olga Stickel, Marion Kalicum, and Alma Mansel; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Fred was predeceased by his parents, John and Justina Yanke; two brothers, Albert and Chris; and four sisters, Adella, Pauline, Violet, and Bertha. Fred was born on July 3rd, 1927 in Irvine where he was raised and educated. He married Dorothy Schmidt on December 28th, 1951 and they set up their homestead in the Orion area where Fred was a farmer. He was also a bus driver for 25 years receiving the Gold Watch Long Service Award from the County of 40 Mile. In 1976, they retired and moved to Medicine Hat where Dorothy continues to reside. Fred will be greatly missed and 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 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Friday from 12:00 to 12:55 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL on Friday, October 20th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. A Private Interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Fred’s memory may be made to the Medicine Hat & District Health Foundation, Palliative Care Unit, 666 – 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6, 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 Fred Yanke. 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 years. A Celebration of Gayle’s Life will be held at the FOX VALLEY COMMUNITY HALL on Saturday, October 21st, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. Please join us in sharing memories, stories and refreshments. Memorial gifts in Gayle’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. 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.


1943 ~ PATRICIA CONNELL ~ 2017

Patricia May Connell (nee Patterson) of Medicine Hat, passed away on Sunday, October 15th, 2017 at the age of 74 years. Patricia leaves to cherish her memory her son, Chris Connell of Drumheller; her daughter, Alana (Scott) Lanz of Etzikom; grandchildren, Hannah Connell, William Connell, Tyler Eresman, Sarah Eresman, Brandt Lanz and Eden Lanz; one sister, Jean (Robert) Berndt; one brother, Wally Patterson; as well as cousins, Kathy Morvick, Marvin Morvick and Sharon Stredwick. Patricia was predeceased by an infant daughter, Rachel Erin Connell; her parents, Robert and Katie Patterson; two uncles, Ruben (Evelyn) Stredwick and Vic Stredwick; and her cousin, Ralph Stredwick. Patricia was born on June 27th, 1943 in Eastend, Saskatchewan. She worked for various companies including Cypress View Foundation, Medicine Hat Golf Club, Casino and office manager at Pad Car Mechanical. Patricia was very active with her church; having served on the board, in the choir and bookkeeping. She loved photography and travelling, especially to Fairmont. Patricia will be missed dearly by all those who knew and loved her. The Funeral Service will be held at WESTMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 101 – 6th Street SE, on Thursday, October 19th, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. with Reverend Chelsea Masterman and Reverend Jan Stevenson co-officiating. A private interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Patricia's memory may be made to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre, c/o Medicine Hat and District Health Foundation, 666 – 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6 or the the Carmel Hospice at St. Joseph's Home, 156 – 3rd Street NE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5M1. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Patricia Connell. 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.


1945 ~ DEANNA INKSTER ~ 2017

Deanna Inkster of Medicine Hat, passed away on Sunday, October 15th, 2017 at the age of 72 years. Deanna is survived by her three sisters, Shirley McDonald, Donna Kennedy, and Sheila (Ernie) Sentes all of Medicine Hat, and their families. Memorial gifts in Deanna’s memory may be made to the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital (5E), c/o Medicine Hat & District Health Foundation, 666 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Deanna Inkster. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed by
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.


ANDERST

Ben Anderst went peacefully to meet his Saviour on October 17, 2017 with his family at his side. Ben was born in Linacre, Saskatchewan on March 4, 1928, to Rosie and Dan Anderst. Ben worked with his father drilling water wells and spent his spare time working on his Harley. When he left home, he decided to pursue mechanics and farming. In 1952, he met his wife, Jean Wessner and they were married on July 2, 1954. They started their life and family together in Medicine Hat, they made their home and raised their family in Morse, Saskatchewan, and finally returned to Medicine Hat for their retirement years. He is survived by his beloved wife, Jean Anderst of Medicine Hat as well as his children, Coleen (Vic) Klassen of Airdrie, and Grant (Melanie) Anderst of Medicine Hat. He will always be remembered and cherished for his kind and gentle spirit and wonderful sense of humour. The memorial service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Lance Duncalfe officiating. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Gideons International in Canada 177- 1415 28 St. SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8P9. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Ben Anderst, 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


ANHORN

Margaret Mary Anhorn (McIvor), beloved wife of the late Theodore John “Ted” Anhorn, passed away peacefully at the age of 87 years, in Camrose, Alberta. Formerly of Medicine Hat, Margaret leaves to cherish her memory her son William (Joan) Anhorn, her daughter Arlene (Lee) Scheibner, son Ted (Barb) Anhorn and her son James (Karen) Anhorn. Family and friends will gather for prayers in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church (238 2 Ave N.E.) on Friday, October 20, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Tomy Manjaly celebrant. A private family interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, Alberta and Northwest Territories #201, 770 6th Street SW Medicine Hat, AB T1A 4J6. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Margaret Anhorn, 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


BECKER

Howard Ernest Becker of Medicine Hat, passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017, at the age of 85 years, beloved husband of the late Verna Becker. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Howard Becker, 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


BILL WUTZKE

1934 – 2017
William Wutzke, beloved husband of Louise Wutzke, passed away in Bow Island on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the age of 82 years.
Further information including service details will follow once arrangements have been finalized.


DWANE OMILUSIK

1954 ~ 2017
Edward Dwane Omilusik passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Sunday, October 8, 2017, at the age of 63 years. Dwane will be remembered by a brother, Rick Hanson; three sisters, Brenda Hanson, Bonnie Hanson and Angela Hanson as well as his beloved extended family with CORE. He was predeceased by his mother, Rosella Schneider and father, Edward Omilusik. A Celebration of Dwane’s Life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., on Thursday, October 19, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. with Major Murray Jaster officiating. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting 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


GORDON ORMISTON

1932 ~ 2017
Mr. Gordon Frederick Ormiston passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Sunday, October 15, 2017, at the age of 85 years. Gordon is survived by his wife, Blanche as well as her children; sisters, Grace Tedesco and Margaret DeValter as well as several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his favorite country cousin, Connie Sheardown and her family. Gordon was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Ella Ormiston and a twin brother, George Ormiston. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so starting one hour prior to the celebration of Gordon’s life which will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Friday, October 20, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. A time of fellowship will follow immediately after in the Cook Southland Reception Facility. Interment will take place at 3:30 p.m. in the Consul Cemetery, Consul, Saskatchewan. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at http://www.cooksouth land.com) If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Palliative Care Society. Please make cheques payable to the Medicine Hat & District Health Foundation, 666 – 5 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6. Honoured to serve the family is
Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455


GUS FORGET

Family and friends gathered in St. Patrick’s Church last week to honour the life of this remarkable man. Although you will be dearly missed, your memory will not be forgotten.

Honour Gus’ memory,
In all that you do,
Give selflessly of yourself,
Put family first too!

His Life Lived…
His Life Cherished…
His Life Honoured.

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


KAYLE McGROGAN

March 15, 1988 ~ October 14, 2017

It is with utter sadness that we say goodbye to our sweet girl, Kayle Leigh McGrogan. She was loved so much by her amazing common-law man, Sean O'Beirn; her mother and father, Sherry and Andy McGrogan and her brother, Ryan. Our little beauty's body finally gave out after years of struggle and pain related to type 1 diabetes and the complications of that terrible disease. Kayle was an incredible human being who cared deeply about all around her, had a tremendous sense of humour and a love for animals especially her dogs, Etney and Halo. She has an amazing extended family and a great number of beautiful friends that she cared deeply about and who cared about and for her. She also was a person who held justice in high regard and had a deep respect for the men and woman of the Medicine Hat Police Service who along with the paramedics did a very special job of attending her residence on Saturday and finding her passed and already in heaven praying for all of us. We are having a small remembrance and prayer session for family and close friends at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. A Celebration of Kayle’s life will be held at Hillcrest Evangelical Church, 3785 – 13 Avenue S.E., Medicine Hat on Thursday, October 19, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Steve Paul officiating. A Private Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery with a time of fellowship thereafter at Hillcrest Church where we, as a family, look forward to meeting with everyone there to share fond memories and fellowship. Please honour Kayle by wearing what you love… she was all about bling! (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at http://www.cooksouthland.com). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rocky Mountain Animal Rescue through their website, http://www.rockymountainanimalrescue.com-now. Honoured to serve the family is
Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455


LUCILLE ENSLEN

1940 ~ 2017
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Lucille Diane Enslen, beloved wife of the late Bob Enslen, announce her passing at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Monday, October 16, 2017, at the age of 77 years. Lucille was born on August 14, 1940 in Brooklyn, Nova Scotia, a daughter to Ernest and Hilda Weagle. She grew up in Nova Scotia and completed her schooling there. After working a couple of years, she met and married the love of her life, Bob Enslen in 1960. A year later they moved to Alberta before making their way back east to Ontario in 1963. In 1974, they decided to move to Medicine Hat and have called it home ever since. Lucille was a wonderful lady who loved quilting, traveling, sewing and crafting. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Left to cherish her memory are her children:Stephen (Debbie), Jon (Bev), Wally and Caroline (Steve); grandchildren, Marina, Alicia, Dustin, Andrew, Kelsey, Stephanie, Amanda, Ashleigh and Jenna; great-grandchildren, Shawn, Summer, Liam, Lily and Neveah; a sister, Janice (David) Dickle and families as well as good friends, Cheryll Norwood and Ron and Joyce MacDonald. She was predeceased by her husband, Bob and parents, Ernest and Hilda Weagle. The Funeral Service will be held at the Salvation Army Corps, 164 Stratton Way S.E., Medicine Hat on Friday, October 20, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. with Captains Ron and Joyce MacDonald officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at http://www.cooksouthland.com) Memorial donations in Lucille’s name may be made directly to the Salvation Army, 164 Stratton Way S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1B 3R3 or 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


MARTIN DRESCHER

1934 ~ 2017
Mr. Martin Edward Drescher, beloved husband of the late Margaret Drescher, passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice, on Sunday, October 15, 2017, at the age of 83 years. The Funeral Service will be celebrated at Cook Soutland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., on Friday, October 20, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant Gerry Getz officiating. Private family Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery with an Afternoon Tea afterwards in the Cook Southland Reception Facility. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website 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


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