December 15th, 2017

November 27, 2017

By Obituaries on November 27, 2017.

1931 ~ CHES ROSSLER ~ 2017

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved father, Chester "Ches" Rossler on Friday, November 24th, 2017 at the age of 86 years. His memory will be cherished in the hearts of his four children, Greg Rossler, Wayne Rossler (Carrie Berthelette), Scott Rossler and Nancy (Jim) Burgess. He is survived by his sister, Laurie Rossler; brothers, Norman (Louise), Gordon (Grace), Bob (Joan) and Sam; his children's mother, Rosemary (Gene) Sailer; his sisters-in-law, Linda Rossler and Mary Brettle; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ches was predeceased by his parents, Fred and Emelia Rossler; his brothers, Manley, George and Harold; his sister-in-law, Gail Rossler; his brother-in-law, Tom Owens; and Tom's wife, Mary Thuroo. Ches was born on August 25th, 1931 in Castor, Alberta. He was raised on the family farm in the Spondin District. Ches married Rosemary Owens in 1959. They moved to Vancouver, BC and that is where their first 3 children were born. Ches was employed at A & C Knight Ltd. in Vancouver. In 1966 a new plant was opening in Medicine Hat so Ches moved his family back to Alberta and it was there in Medicine Hat that they made their home. In 1968 their 4th child, Greg was born completing their family. After Knight Schmidt Industries shutdown Ches went to work at Sears Canada in Floor Coverings. It was from there that he retired in 1996. Ches enjoyed his retirement spending time with his children, golfing, playing pool, watching curling and going for coffee with his buddies at the Dairy Queen. Ches will always be remembered as being a kind and thoughtful man who could fix or build just about anything and he loved to reminisce about the past. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. A private interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Ches's memory may be made to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation, 340A Maple Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 7L5. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Chester Rossler. 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.


1935 ~ DORIS EICHORN ~ 2017

The family of Doris Ann Eichorn is heartbroken to announce her passing on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at the age of 82 years. She is survived by her son, Tim (Joann); grandchildren, Rhonda, Jennifer, and David; great grandchildren, Rayne, Mya, Hayden & Tryeed; siblings, Jim Moore, Robert (Eileen) Moore, and Jean Hofer; as well as numerous nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert; Minnie & Jack Stadel, Frieda & Jake Eichorn, and Lou Hofer. Doris worked at the CIBC all her life, until her retirement. She cared for her loving husband who suffered from Alzheimers and Dementia for ten years, until his passing at home. Doris's struggle with Alzheimers began shortly after Bob's passing. Doris lived for her family. With her amazing smile, that will never be forgotten, she took great joy in her son, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, and took every opportunity to have them with her. We will be having a celebration of Doris's life at a later date. Memorial gifts in Doris'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 Doris Eichorn. 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.


ARNOLD PRINS

1930 ~ 2017
The family of Arnold Prins sadly announces his sudden passing on Thursday, November 23, 2017. Beloved husband of Toni Prins, Arnold went to meet his Lord and Saviour at the age of 87 years. Being the 4th of eight children, Arnold was born in Maasdijk, Holland to Huibert and Maria Prins. At seventeen, Arnold ventured to Canada with his family on the ship “Kota Inten” on May 7th, 1948. He quickly made Canada his home. While here, he and his family finally settled down in Redcliff, Alberta, where he started his greenhouse business. After twenty years Arnold retired to Medicine Hat. Well loved, he will be deeply missed by his Family, Friends and Community. Left to cherish his memory are his loving children: Barry (Ingrid), Arie (Jill), Debby (Albert) Den Otter; Grandchildren: Colton, Curtis (Taylor), Taryn, Evan, Eric, Liv and Owen. Arnold also leaves behind his siblings, Casey, Martin (Netty), Maria (Len) VanderKwaak, Rene Thompson, and Jenny (Casey) Stigter. He was predeceased by his brothers Huibert, and Janus. The Family invites you to a Memorial Service which will be held at the Christian Reformed Church, 300 Primrose Drive SE, Medicine Hat on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor George Koopmans officiating. Private interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at http://www.cooksouthland.com) Memorial tributes in Arnold’s name may be made directly to World Renew, c/o Christian Reformed Church, 300 Primrose Drive SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1B 3S9. Honoured to serve the family is
Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455


JIMMY RIEGER


January 15, 1940 ~ November 23, 2017

The family of the late Jimmy (Jim) Rieger are sad to announce the passing of their husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend on Thursday, November 23, 2017, at the age of 77 years.
Jim was a hardworking man with a very strong work ethic. He treasured his family above all else. He always made sure that his family had a good summer vacation. Sometimes it was just a camping trip, other times it was longer trips to Yellowstone, The Black Hills, Victoria and other points.
Jim began his working years at a very young age, he was employed at Dominion Glass for 33 years. While at the glass plant, Jim obtained his millwright ticket which proved to be a blessing when the plant shut down in 1989. He immediately obtained employment with Quinn Construction and worked on various plant shut downs throughout the province. He got tired of working away from home and sought employment at CFB Suffield doing ventilation maintenance; he remained there for ten years.
Jim is survived by his wife, Vi; his children, Lori Cox of Woodstock, Ont., Jamie Rieger of Medicine Hat, Melody (Jim) McCoy of Rush Lake, Sask., Trevor Rieger of Redcliff and Tracey Robinson of Medicine Hat; eight grandchildren, Liz Cox and David Cox both of Ontario, Krystal and Russell McCoy of Saskatchewan, Jessica, Katelyn and Isabelle Robinson of Medicine Hat and Carmen Garbutt of Medicine Hat as well as seven great-grandchildren. He had a very special friend, Philip Boser who was always there not only for Jim, but also for his family; he was another uncle to the kids. He is survived by a sister, Ruby Fischer; brother, Randy (Linda) Rieger; sisters-in-law, Shirley Rieger, Frances Crane and Martha Jans; brother-in-law, Wallace (Pam) Jans; numerous nieces and nephews and granddog, Sam.
Jim was predeceased by his parents, Ruben Rieger and Edna Rieger-Lanz (nee Scharff) Rieger; brother, Ken Rieger; mother and father-in-law, Herb and Mary Jans; grandson, Richard McCoy; brothers-in-law, Albert Fischer, Lyn Jans, Don Jans and Bob Crane and nephew, Kelly Crane.
At Jim’s request, no formal funeral service will be held. A private family gathering of remembrance was held.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Redcliff Museum and Historical Society, Redcliff Youth Centre, Redcliff Lions or the Redcliff Legion.
(Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at http://www.cooksouthland.com)

“ Dad, we will call you when we get home.”

Honoured to serve the family is Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455


LERNER

Alexander “Alex” Lerner of Medicine Hat, passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017, at the age of 95 years, beloved husband of the late Katherine Lerner. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Alex Lerner, 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


We are saddened to announce the sudden passing of our mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Maggie Hasper at the age of 87 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the charity of your choice. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Maggie Hasper, 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 Dale Peterson of Brooks, died peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017 in the Brooks Health Centre, after fighting valiantly with stage 4 lung cancer. He is survived by his former wife Peggy, his daughters, Sharon Boehme (Kim), Judy Redelback (Ron) and Donna O’Bear (Kelly). In addition, grandchildren, Russell Boehme, Brittany Langdon (Steven), Lindsey Boehme (Jude Sharpe), Brooklyn Boehme, Landon Redelback, Shea Redelback, Hayden Redelback, Haylie Redelback, Cameron O’Bear and Courtney O’Bear as well as great grandchildren Zakk and Ryder Langdon. Floyd’s sister Beth Christensen, ninety-nine yr. old cousin Althea Jones and numerous other cousins and family members. Floyd was pre-deceased by his wife Merna Nilsson, son Kenneth Dale (b. 1960), who survived three days, and a second son who was stillborn in 1964, his parents, Seth and Clara Peterson and siblings Woodrow, LaVaun and Louise. Floyd was born Feb. 29, 1932 in Stirling, Alberta and moved to the farm near Brooks with his family at the age of seven years. He lived and worked there till he retired to Medicine Hat in 1988. Floyd enjoyed gardening, biking, swimming and travel in his retirement years. He enjoyed watching FOX news, strolling through Costco and enjoying the samples offered there and visiting with all the employees. He could start up and carry a conversation with anyone he met. Floyd often expressed appreciation for friends who reached out to help him. Richard van Orman, his neighbors Bert and Joanne, Andy and Bob were valued friends in particular. Floyd loved his family and hated that he had to leave us all. Rest in Peace, you tough old Swede. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Dec. 1 at 1:00 pm, viewing at 11:00 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1864 Division Avenue, Medicine Hat, Alberta. Interment will follow at the Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Family luncheon to follow.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to:
SMITH FUNERAL HOME LTD. AND CREMATORIUM
BROOKS, ALBERTA
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