April 20th, 2018

October 25, 2017

By Obituaries on October 25, 2017.

BECKER

It is with heavy hearts the family of Howard Ernest Becker announces his passing on October 16, 2017. Howard was predeceased by his wife, Verna Marjorie (Kurpjuweit) Becker; parents, Philip and Emma (Jeske) Becker; infant sister, Elsie; older brother, Gilbert Becker and sister-in-law, Anne (Hermann) Becker. He leaves to grieve his passing his children, Stanley Wayne Becker (Marie) of Irvine, Sheila Mae Thurber; his grandchildren, Lacey Nicole Doyle (Peter) and Shay Philip; great grandchildren, Isis Eve Doyle and Corbin James Doyle, as well as dear friend, Melissa Jacober (and fur baby Belle) all of Medicine Hat. Dad was born May 18, 1932 in Medicine Hat. He was raised on the family farm and received his education in the Schuler area. Dad and mom were married October 19, 1956 and purchased our family farm south of Medicine Hat just off the Black and White Trail. It was there that they managed the farm and ranch for the next 30 plus years, raising 2 adopted children, Stan (1962) and Sheila (1964). Dad also took great pride in being an independent school bus driver for 23 years, sharing the driving with mom when responsibilities during calving, seeding or harvest demanded his time. Dad was a soft-spoken Christian man whose entire life was dedicated to the church and his family. His faith in God and unconditional love for his family were undeniable. As a proud farmer/rancher, with endless work to be done, church service and prayers were never missed, neighbours were always offered help, volunteering was a priority and friends were always acknowledged. After moving into Medicine Hat, while continuing to farm, mom and dad enjoyed many extended vacations, which included driving the motorhome to Arizona, cruising to Mexico and simplyadventuring countless destinations across Canada and the US. Dad simply loved the open road and if there was map he would drive. His flawless driving record and skills were undisputed making every passenger in his company feel safe. When he retired from his farm duties and they moved into Chinook Village, Dad continued to volunteer in many capacities and looked forward to his daily pool matches with friends. Over the past four years, dad’s health deteriorated, and he could no longer be in his own home. Without complaint, dad moved into continuing care where he remained until the time of his passing. 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


FLOYD BRUSKY

1923 ~ 2017
Floyd Lawn Brusky, beloved husband of Amy, passed away at the Southwest Integrated Health Care Facility in Maple Creek on Monday, October 23, 2017, at the age of 94 years. Along with Amy, Floyd is survived by his daughter, Audrey (Tarry) Herter; son, Bruce; grandson, Kelly (Anita) Herter; great-granddaughters, Talyssa and Kierra Herter and sister-in-law, Elva Bertsch. He is also survived by nieces, Beverly (Roger) Butterwick, Carol (Lou) Gagnon, Stan (Erika) Bertsch, Louise (Ivan) Schlaht, Murray (Cindy) Bertsch, Earl (Kathy) Western and Doug Western. Floyd was predeceased by his grandson, Ryan Herter; parents, Peter and Martha; sister, Lida Jean; brothers, Adolf (Mary) and Lawrence (Elsie); nephew, Laverne (Edna) Brusky; brothers-in-law, Elmer Bertsch and Donald (Joyce) Western and their daughter, Karen Western; uncle Frank (Katie) Brusky and five cousins. Floyd was born on April 18, 1923 to Peter and Martha Brusky and was the last remaining member of the immediate families of the two brothers, Peter and Frank Brusky who homesteaded here in 1910. A Celebration of Floyd’s Life will be held at the Maple Creek Legion, 218 Maple Street on Monday, October 30, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Floyd’s name may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 124, 430 – 6 Avenue S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 3K9 or to the charity of one’s choice. (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


HARGRAVE

It’s with heavy hearts that the family announces the tragic loss of James Hargrave on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at the age of 34 years, beloved husband of Elizabeth and father to Hudson, Alec, Savannah and Isabelle. He also leaves to cherish his memory, his brother-in-law, Luke (Robyn) Lelond and their children, Kade, Rhett, and Brooks; his father and mother-in-law, Edward (Beth) Lelond; aunts and uncles, Bob (Samantha) Howe and his children, Sarah (Sam) and Christopher; Norm (Jane) Virgo and their children, Jackson, Sam, Harry and Allana; Mark (Karen) Virgo and their children, Emmilene and Ashlyn; Robyn Whittford and her children, Rhyce and Kimberly; Kerry (Terry) McCoy; his grandmother, Anita Virgo; also Lloyd (Paulette) Heller and their children, Mathew (Lou) and Stephanie (Dave) Green and son, Sloan; as well as BJ Haubrich. He was predeceased by his parents, Harry and Anthea Hargrave; his sister, Alicia in 2007; his aunt, Narin Howe and his uncle, Colby Hargrave. The funeral service will be held in Holy Family Parish (1451 Strachan Road SE) on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Chelsea Masterman officiating. Anyone wishing to share their memories or stories about James that can be passed on to his family and children as they grow are asked to email: hargraveranch6@gmail.com. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society 200, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2P5. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: James Hargrave, 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


MAYER

Lionel Larry Mayer passed away on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at the age of 81 years, beloved husband of Shirley Mayer (nee Sulz) of Medicine Hat. He leaves to cherish his memory three children, Dean (Pam) Mayer, Tim Mayer, Julie (Marc) Piche; six grandchildren, Steven Mayer, Angela (Chris) Clarke, Kyle Mayer, Shelby (Jesse) Denman, Josianne (Brad) van Middelkoop and Stephan Piche; and one great grandchild, Oliver. He was predeceased by his parents, Dorothy and Emil Mayer. A private graveside service will be held in the Hillside Cemetery with Rev. Robert Findley officiating. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society 200, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2P5. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Lionel Mayer, 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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