November 23rd, 2017

November 2, 2017


By Obituaries on November 2, 2017.

1925 ~ HECTOR SCHNEIDER ~ 2017

Hector Herman Schneider, beloved husband of Violina "Vi" Schneider of Medicine Hat, passed away on Monday, October 30th, 2017 at the age of 92 years. Hector also leaves to cherish his memory one son, Doug Schneider (Nasim Karimi); one daughter, Gerri Schneider; one son-in-law, Brian Langevin; three grandchildren, Josh Schneider, Jesse Schneider and D-Jay Schneider; one sister, Irene Eaton; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Hector was predeceased by one son, Robert Dale Schneider, in infancy; one daughter, Marilyn Langevin; his parents, Herman and Louise Schneider; and three brothers, Milbert (Naomi) Schneider, Bill (Edna) Schneider and Kenny (Mary) Schneider. Hector was born on July 25th, 1925 in Surprise, Saskatchewan and was raised in the Schuler district. He married Violina Eagle on June 30th, 1949 in Medicine Hat. Hector and Vi bought land in Maple Creek and created a successful pure-bred cattle herd for the next 25 years. In October of 1976 they sold the ranch and moved to Wetaskawin where Hector became a Hereford consultant. In 1983 they moved to Medicine Hat and worked the pure-bred cattle sales promoting the Hereford breed. Hector was a member of the Senior Slow Pitch, the Moose Lodge and the Connaught Golf Club where he enjoyed many games of golf with friends. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Saturday, November 4th, 2017 from 12:00 noon until 12:55 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, on Saturday, November 4th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment will follow at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Hector's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (Breast Cancer Research), 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2P5. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Hector Schneider. 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.


1934 ~ RON DOWLING ~2017

Ronald "Ron" Stanley Dowling of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of the late Marie Dowling, passed away on Monday, October 30th, 2017 at the age of 83 years. Ron leaves to cherish his memory one son, Jeff (Renee) Dowling; one daughter, Terry (Allan) Schritt; three grandchildren, Derek Dowling (Jessica Van Soest), Bryan Dowling and Angela (Kevin) Guinn; one great grandchild, Brooklyn Dowling; one sister, Joyce (Raymond) Quast; one niece, Candace; and best friends, Ray (Gertie) Nesting and Glen Loewen. Ron was predeceased by his wife, Marie Dowling; his dear friend and companion, Charlotte Hartley; his parents, Stanley and Grace Dowling; and one nephew, Ross Quast. Ron loved his family, his friends, his big brick house and his antique vehicles. He proudly served the City of Medicine Hat Fire Department as Deputy Fire Chief for Inspections until his retirement in 1994. He participated in car shows and parades with his antique cars and rode with the MHVVC Club on the Web ladder truck often. He enjoyed camping with his van at Rattlesnake and flying to Arizona for little winter holidays in recent years. He attended his grandchildren's events and sporting activities and enjoyed helping out at Jeff and Renee’s acreage. Coffee at A&W was his morning routine. His home was his passion and he kept it just the way he wanted it. Sadly, he succumbed to a functional decline in health. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, on Thursday from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. and on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:25 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, on Friday, November 3rd, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Ron's memory may be made to A.J.‘s Loan Cupboard, P.O. Box 45006, MacKenzie Drug Post Office, Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 0B1 or to the charity of one's choice. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Ronald Dowling. 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 ~ RUSSEL BALABERDA ~ 2017

Russel Daniel Balaberda, beloved husband and best friend of Donna Balaberda (nee Schafer) of Medicine Hat, passed away on Saturday, October 28th, 2017 and left this earth to be with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Russel made a personal commitment to accept Jesus Christ as his Saviour. He battled cancer for the last five years which in the end took his arm and his heart. He fought a hard battle to the end and now has gone home to be with his heavenly Father. Russel was born in Saskatchewan and was raised on a farm near Fenwood. He worked 33 years in the Boilermakers Union as a Welder and then worked 10 years for the City of Medicine Hat at his retirement job which he loved. Russel was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Mary; as well as his brother, Raymond. He is very thankful to God for giving him his wife, Donna, who was the love of his life, best friend and most of all his earth angel who took care of him in his time of need. Russel also leaves to mourn his memory his two daughters, Suzanne Jones (Paul Deminick) and Joanne (Ray) Gow; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Gerald (Linda); two sisters, Rita (Henry) and Beverly (Keith); and one sister-in-law, Julie. Good-bye to a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. We will always love and miss you until we meet again. A special thank you to Dr. Duke, Dr. Lategan and all the other doctors and nurses who took care of him during his illness. The Memorial Service will be held at THE CHURCH OF CHRIST, 655 Stewart Drive NW, on Saturday, November 4th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Jamie Lobert officiating. A Private Interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Russel's memory may be made to the Medicine Hat & District Food Bank Association, 532 South Railway Street SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2V6. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Russel Balaberda. 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.


DURDLE

Nelson Samuel Durdle of Medicine Hat passed away on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, at the age of 81 years, beloved husband of the late Audrey Durdle. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Nelson Durdle, 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


FRANK MILLER

Many family and friends gathered at Victory Lutheran Church this past Monday to honour the life of this remarkable man. Although you will be dearly missed, your memory will not be forgotten.

Honour Frank’s 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


Roxy McLeod

It is with heavy hearts and sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Georgina Roxanne McLeod “Roxy” at the young age of 60 at home in Medicine Hat on Monday, October 30, 2017. She is survived by her husband Bruce McLeod with whom she shared 41 happy years of marriage, sons Scott and Jamie, daughter in-law Tanya, and grandchildren Nicholas, Taylor, Nolan and Justin. We are going to greatly miss her smile, sweet dance moves and kind, gentle, generous spirit. If friends so desire, memorial donations in Roxy's name may be made directly to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation online at http://www.heartand stroke.ca/get-involved/donate. A celebration of life will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4, Phone 403-527-6455.


NOLIN

Robert “Bob” William Nolin passed away on Sunday, October 29, 2017, at the age of 69 years, beloved husband of Judy Nolin of Medicine Hat. He also leaves to cherish his memory his four children, Julie Nolin (her children, Nicholas and Benjamin), Jill (Richard) Shewchuk (their children, Jordyn and Preston), Allison Millions (Ryan Rollinson), Brett Millions; one sister Carol (Dennis) Granger as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Helen and Pat Nolin. Bob was a passionate outdoorsman. His true joy was fly fishing and hunting. He was very proficient at creating his own flies. He enjoyed many adventures camping and hiking. Bob looked forward to annual winter holidays in Maui with Judy. He highly valued time spent with his friends and family, and enjoyed sharing his hobbies with his grandchildren. Those close to him experienced his generosity and kind spirit. Bob was forever curious and continued to seek knowledge, he never stopped learning. He will be fondly missed by all who knew him. Interment will take place on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. in the Hillside Cemetery. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet inside the main gate to the cemetery at 12:45 p.m. Following the interment service, everyone is invited to a celebration of Bob’s life which will be held in the Ortona Room at the Royal Canadian Legion (702 – 2 St. SE) on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Bob Nolin , 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


REYNEN

Joyce Ileen Reynen of Redcliff passed away on Friday, October 27, 2017, at the age of 92 years, beloved wife of the late John Reynen. She leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Russell (Mary) Reynen and Edward (Donna Johnson) Reynen; five grandchildren, Sean, Jason, Vanessa, Vonna and Ed Jr; two great grandchildren, Amara and Maddison. She was predeceased by her parents, Ernest and Alice Hanson; her husband John on October 15, 1983; one son, Michael, in 1985; her daughter, Joy, in 2015; one brother and three sisters. Joyce was born in Tilley, Alberta, December 19, 1924, where she was raised and attended school. When she left school she worked at the Dominion Glass Factory and lived with her sister Lela in Redcliff. She loved to travel initially with her husband, taking their travel trailer to the Yukon, Alaska and Yellowstone. After his passing, she continued to travel with her friends going on cruises and visiting New Zealand, Australia, England and many places in Canada and the U.S.A. She was always active in her community and at the Seniors Center in Redcliff. She participated in many events – playing cards, Whist and Crib tournaments, bowling and darts. She was involved in square dancing and enjoyed listening to country and western music. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Thursday, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and on Friday from 12:30 p.m. – 1:25 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 1:30 p.m with Rev. Jan Stevenson officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to Redi Enterprises, 860 Allowance Ave SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 7S6. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Joyce Reynen, 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


SCHAFER

Adam Anthony Schafer passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at the age of 87 years, beloved husband of Kathryn Schafer of Medicine Hat. He also leaves to cherish his memory their daughter, Valerie (Lionel) Folk and two grandchildren, D’Jhonna and Brent. Family and friends will gather for prayers in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated in the Holy Family Parish (1451 Strachan Road SE), on Monday, November 6, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Fr. Albert Sayson celebrant. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Holy Family Parish building fund,1451 Strachan Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1B 4V3. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Adam Schafer, 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


WEISGERBER

William “Bill” Weisgerber passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at the age of 89 years, beloved husband of Theresa Weisgerber of Medicine Hat. Those who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Friday evening, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Saturday, from 9:30 -10:25 a.m. Family and friends will gather for prayers in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated in the Holy Family Parish (1451 Strachan Road SE), on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Albert Sayson celebrant. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: William Weisgerber, 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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