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October 19, 2017

By Obituaries on October 19, 2017.

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.


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. The Funeral Service will be held today at WESTMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 101 – 6th Street SE, 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 or the Carmel Hospice at St. Joseph's Home. 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 Grace Inkster of Medicine Hat, beloved daughter of the late Andy and Harriet Inkster, passed away on Sunday, October 15th, 2017 at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, 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; her nieces, Grace (Curt) Backlund, Michelle (Joslin Webster) Kennedy; nephews, James Inkster, David Sentes, and Richard (Corrie) Inkster, and their families. Besides her parents, Deanna was predeceased by her sisters, Joyce Cameron and Arlene Belcourt; and her brothers, Lawrence, Jim, George, and Graham; and her niece, Sharyl. Deanna was born in Battleford, Sk. and raised in Prince Albert, she lived in Medicine Hat since 1978. Deanna was a client of REDI, a longtime volunteer at the Heart and Stroke, and most recently a resident at Cypress View Lodge. Deanna loved playing bingo at the Lodge or on her IPAD, dominoes, casino slots, Elder’s lunches and potlucks at the Miyawasin, but mostly she loved being with people and her pet buddies. She liked country music and Metis celebrations. We would like to thank the nurses, doctors, therapists and staff at 5E who looked after Deanna during her stay. The Funeral Service will be held at VICTORY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2793 Southview Drive SE, on Saturday, October 21st, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Jim Bredeson officiating. 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 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.


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; granddaughter, Vanessa (Jason) Smith and their family; two sisters, Esther Krause of Calgary and Martha Schmidt of Medicine Hat as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Irvine and one sister, Leona Wadosky. Ben 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


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. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Clare Rattai and Pastor Mike Leist co-officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery . As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Whispering Pines Camp, PO Box 23110, Medicine Hat Mall PO, Medicine Hat, AB T1B 4C7. 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, passed away in Bow Island with his beloved wife Louise by his side on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the age of 82 years.
The Funeral Service will be held at St. Andrew's United Church, 139 – 2 Avenue West, Bow Island on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Bow Island Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Bill’s name may be made directly to HALO Rescue, #12 – 49 Viscount Avenue S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5G4 (www.halorescue.ca).


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


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) Dickie 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
Martin Edward Drescher passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at St. Josephs Home-Carmel Hospice, Medicine Hat on Sunday October 15, 2017, at the age of 83 years. Martin was born on July 5, 1934, in Prelate, SK., where he grew up on the family farm. Martin married Margaret Leech on June 1, 1957, in Medicine Hat, where they raised their family of eight children. He was a loving, caring and considerate husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He loved to camp and fish while surrounded by friends and family. During his favorite time of year (Christmas) he was the biggest kid around the tree and presents. Martin will be remembered for his yearly garden and Sunday afternoon lawn dart games. He loved to watch baseball especially the Blue Jays. Martin cherished time with his family and watching his grandchildren grow and play. He loved to joke and will be remembered for his smile and laughter. Martin was predeceased by the love of his life, Margaret Drescher (nee Leech) of 59 years; he is lovingly survived by his eight children, Mike (Sheila) Drescher, Deb (Rod) Lippert, Sherry Nevins, Brenda (Andrew) Tokamp, Dennis (Laurie) Drescher, Greg (Terry) Drescher, Bonnie (Gabe) Graham and Jason Drescher; along with 19 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; siblings, Cora Rieder, Rose Ulland, Henry (Hazel) Drescher as well as many nieces and nephews. Martin was predeceased by his parents, Gregor and Maria Drescher (nee Schmierer); brothers, Joe, Markus, Peter, Paul, Tony; sisters, Margaret, Ann, Christina and Regina. The Funeral Service will be celebrated at Cook Southland 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. If friends so desire, memorial donations can be made in Martin’s name to St. Joseph’s-Carmel Hospice, 156 – 3 Street N.E. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 5M1. (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


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