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November 16, 2017

By Obituaries on November 16, 2017.

1944 ~ NANCY WEBSTER ~ 2017

Nancy Ruth Webster, beloved wife of Bobby Webster of Medicine Hat, passed away on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 at the age of 73 years. Nancy also leaves to cherish her memory three children, Robbie Webster, Rick (Sherry) Webster and Rachaelle (Terry) Fode and their families. Nancy was predeceased by her daughter, Robin Braconnier. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Monday, November 20th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Nancy's memory may be made to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Nancy Webster. 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.


1946 ~ NOEL ASSAILLY ~ 2017

Noel was born December 25, 1946 in Ste Rose du Lac, Manitoba and passed away on November 12, 2017 in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Noel was predeceased by his parents, Octave and Jeanne (nee Gadal); his infant sister, Elaine; brother and sister, Ronald and Olive; his life partner, Betty Chambers; and soul mate, Brenda Davison. He is survived by his siblings, Germaine Beals (Keith), Virginia Novak (Ernest), Lucien (Christine), Madeleine Corbel (Fernand), Rita Edler (Randy Katelnikoff), Jo-Anne VanHumbeck (Kirk Gilmore) and Robert (Orise); his chosen families, Ann Opp and boys; and Brenda’s children and grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews, too many to name. Our family has lost a great brother, uncle, best friend and an all-round fabulous guy. Noel had the biggest most generous heart you could ever imagine. He always enjoyed family gatherings. Noel was always smiling and made everyone feel special. We love you so much. You are in our hearts forever. His final resting place will be in Laurier, Manitoba. A Private Family Time of Remembrance will take place. Memorial gifts in Noel's memory may be made to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, 340A Maple Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 7L5 or to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Noel Assailly. 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.


1970 ~ DARREN FAULKNER ~ 2017

Darren Charles Faulkner, beloved husband of Rose Faulkner of Redcliff, passed away on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 at the age of 47 years. Darren also leaves to cherish his memory his daughter, Jordan Faulkner; his stepson, Aidan Singh; his father, Allan Faulkner; one brother, Murray (Barb) Faulkner; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as many puppies and kitties. Darren was predeceased by his mother, Kay Faulkner; and one niece, Allison Faulkner. The Funeral Service will be held at THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS, Cultural Hall, 1865 Division Avenue N, on Saturday, November 18th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. with Bishop Dale Anderson conducting. Memorial gifts in Darren's memory may be made to the SPCA, 55 Southwest Drive SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Darren Faulkner. 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.


BROWN

Ruth Brown passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2017, at the age of 86 years, beloved wife of Arthur “Art” Brown of Medicine Hat. In 1952, Ruth and Art were married and entered the Christian ministry, serving churches in Torrington, Alberta, Lipton, Saskatchewan, Hanna, Alberta and Medicine Hat. Ruth’s natural gifts in music, teaching and hospitality along with her heart to serve the needs of others and especially young people helped the churches they served to flourish. Since 1984, Ruth and Art have enjoyed the home they designed and built in Medicine Hat. It has been the gathering place of their entire family of fourteen over many years. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Arthur, a sister-in-law Laureen Meier along with many nieces and nephews and their children. Son Lawson is married to Peggy whose children Adlai (Kimberly) Brown are parents of great-grandchildren, Jackson and Eleana. Daughter Mandy (Philip) Winfield are parents of great-grandchildren Hadley and Bennett, all from Calgary. Son Garth is married to Sandra and they live near Medicine Hat. She was predeceased by her parents David and Mary Meier, her brother, Walter Meier and three sisters, Elsie Meier, Frieda Graff and Martha Meier. God bless the memory of her, and grant her sweet rest. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the church on Friday from 12:30 p.m – 1:25 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Hillcrest Evangelical Missionary Church (3785 13th Ave SE) on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Mark Bolender officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Ruth Brown, 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


DURDLE

It is with deep and heavy sadness that we announce the passing of Nelson Samuel Durdle, on October 31, 2017 after a brief and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s. Nelson was a lover of sports! He was a lifelong participant in many of them: baseball, hockey, curling, bowling and golf. If you visited him at home, he always had a game on TV! Nelson was also a proud son of Cape Breton. His pride of Nova Scotia was evident everywhere, in his home, on his clothing, in conversation and in his dreams. Though he spent most of his life away, he always yearned for home. Nelson was born on January 13, 1936 in New Waterford, Nova Scotia. He was the oldest of ten children to Everett and Patricia (nee Samuel) Durdle. As a young man, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and a Fire Fighter was born. During one of his postings, he met and fell in love with Audrey (nee Righton) Durdle. While posted to Gimili, Manitoba, they welcomed four children: Deborah, Donna, Darren and Deanna, which they lovingly called their four D’s. Nelson spent most of his career on the prairies. After 26 years with the Canadian Armed Forces, he retired as a Sergeant in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. Not long afterwards, he and Audrey moved to Medicine Hat, Alberta where they thoroughly enjoyed their retirement. Loved ones that cleared the path for Nelson are: his beloved wife, Audrey Barbara Anne Durdle, his parents Everett and Patricia Durdle, brother Wally Durdle, and sister Joyce Crane. Loved ones that will miss Nelson until they meet again are: daughters Deborah Bayley, Donna Mainville, Deanna Durdle Lowe, son Darren Durdle, sons-in-law JP Mainville and Randy Austin, daughter-in-law Charlene Durdle, grandchildren Kalysta and Sean Mainville, Amber and Christopher Lowe, Tyler and Cody Durdle, great grandchildren Jackson Durdle and Athena Lowe as well as his siblings Brenda Pastuck, Judy Green, Billy Durdle, Donnie Durdle, Freddie Durdle, Everett Durdle and Jean Hoffman. Nelson was a man that was well loved and will be terribly missed. His memory will be cherished forever. Family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff in 2N of the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital for the exceptional care, compassion and attention they bestowed on dad over the last 8 months.
“Yes, they’ll all come to see me
In the shade of that old oak tree
As they lay me ‘neath the green,
green grass of home”
The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Robert Findley officiating. 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: 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


JOAN ELIZABETH FREEMAN

July 8, 1937 – November 11, 2017
It is with great sadness that family, friends and care givers of Joan Freeman announce her passing at the age of 80 years. Joan will be lovingly remembered by her friends and family. She loved going for drives and listening to country music, baking, painting and relaxing on the deck with her favorite blanket. Those who knew her would acknowledge that there were many things Joan was not able to do. She couldn’t talk or do many of the things that other people take for granted daily. Her friends and care givers looked past that to share in the excitement of the many things that she could do. Joan could smile, laugh and she exuded happiness and love without condition. She could express her love with a look, a smile and with a squeeze. Joan could even express her love by showing who she felt comfortable enough to fall asleep near because she trusted she would be cared for. She taught those around her to be happy because she took joy in the simple things and gave us the gift of beauty. Her life wasn’t easy and it wasn’t glamourous. There were a lot of hard times for her, but she taught everyone how to see past the difficulties. Everyone should celebrate the life she led and the lessons she shared inspiring everyone to be better. Joan’s presence was a gift to her friends and care givers and she will be deeply missed. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Friday, November 17, 2017, between 9:00 a.m. and 9:50 a.m. A Celebration of Joan’s life will follow at 10:00 a.m. with Major Murray Jaster officiating and interment will follow in Hillside Cemetery. (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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