December 15th, 2017

November 28, 2017

By Obituaries on November 28, 2017.

1926 ~ MYRTLE SCHMIDT ~ 2017

Myrtle E. Schmidt of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late John Schmidt, passed away on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 at the age of 91 years. The Funeral Service was held yesterday at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL. Memorial gifts in Myrtle’s memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Myrtle Schmidt. 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.


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.


1942 ~ SHIRLEY ISAAC ~ 2017

Shirley Louise Isaac, beloved wife of Calvin Isaac of Medicine Hat, passed away on Friday, November 24th, 2017 at the age of 75 years. Shirley also leaves to cherish her memory three daughters, Louella Tschetter, Lorie (Laurie) Abenstein and Donna (Stan) Jarrett; ten grandchildren; four great grandchildren; two brothers, Larry (Joanne) Demas and Hank (Mary Lou) Demas; three sisters, Judy Demas, Emily Demas and Maggie Morrow; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Shirley was predeceased by her parents, Wilford and Adonie Demas. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at HILLCREST EVANGELICAL MISSIONARY CHURCH, Fireside Room, 3785 – 13th Avenue SE, on Thursday from 12:00 to 12:55 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at HILLCREST EVANGELICAL MISSIONARY CHURCH, on Thursday, November 30th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor George Fry officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Shirley's memory may be made to the Carmel Hospice, St. Joseph's Home, 156 – 3rd Street NE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5M1. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Shirley Isaac. 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.


ALFRED D. STOCK

Alfred D Stock [br] October 23, 1928 – Nov 22, 2017 Alfred David Stock, 89, of Hazlet Saskatchewan passed away suddenly on November 22nd, 2017 at his winter home in Medicine Hat, Alberta. He hoped to leave this earth with his boots on, living life as he loved. He was in his workshop making walking sticks that afternoon when God called him home.
Alfred was born on October 23rd, 1928 at the Cabri Union Hospital the son and 4th child of Rudolph and Violet Stock. Alfred attended Happy Valley country school and then completed a welding course in Vancouver, BC. He spent a few winters logging and cutting Christmas tree near Radium BC. He and Vella Doreen Rasmussen were married at Tompkins Saskatchewan, on November 7th, 1950. They farmed, ranched and raised 5 children west of Hazlet.
He was a faithful and honest friend, a fixer and family man. A long-standing member of the park board, councilor for the municipality of Pittville, a founding member of the Tompkins auction mart, he was Legion member. He was a life long learner and avid reader. In his 80's he joined the Medicine Hat work-carving club. Among many virtues Alfred exemplified truth, kindness, loyalty and love.
He married Norma Martha Garlough on January 11th, 2003. They enjoyed trail rides, dancing, cards and loved visiting with family and friends. Alfreds life was enriched with a new community, new family and many adventures.
Alfred is fondly remembered by his children; Carol Stock; Dianne Hansen (Bob) children Curtis, Lisa Starkey (Scott) children Cassie, Riley; Ralph (Norma) daughter Vicki, Larry (Tracey) children Taylor, Jordan; Kevin (Tracy) children Colten (Kayla), Sidney, Hunter.
Step-children: Greg Roth (Jayne) children Jordan, Greyson; Stewart Roth (Donna) children Joshua, Daniel; Dean Roth; Sonja Lonson (Brock) children Matthew, Katie.
His sister Kathleen Elkink and sister in-law Marie Rasmussen, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Alfred was predeceased by his wife Vella in 1995 at the age of 62, his parents Violet and Rudolph Stock,. Sister Sylvia Atwood (Logan), brother Sam Stock (Beatrice), Sister in-law Ramona Beierle (Allan), Brother in-laws Egbert Elkink and Marvin Rasmussen.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday Dec 9th, 2:00 pm at the Hazlet Community Hall.


ALVIN 'SHORTY' HERINGER

1936 ~ 2017
Mr. Alvin ‘Shorty’ Heringer, beloved husband of Mrs. Patricia ‘Pat’ Heringer, passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Saturday, November 25, 2017, at the age of 80 years. (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


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


JOYCE PETERSON

JOYCE PETERSON DEC. 25 1929- NOV. 23, 2017 BORN at Dog Pound. Died at Calgary. SURVIVED BY 5 SONS : DON (HAZEL), LARRY (LISE), MARK (MARY), CURTIS (NANAMA), KEVIN (SHARON), SEVERAL GRAND CHILDREN, GREAT GRAND CHILDREN, AND 3 SISTERS : NORMA, SHIRLEY, DORTHY. SERVICE LUHERAN CHURCH MAIN STREET AIRDRIE DEC. 1 AT 1 PM.


LERNER

This cowboy has ridden off into the sunset – we are heart broken to announce the passing of Alexander “Alex” Lerner on Sunday, November 26, 2017, at the age of 95 years, beloved husband of the late Katherine Lerner. Those who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. Family and friends will gather for prayers in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated in Holy Family Parish (1451 Strachan Road SE) on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 11:00 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 The Kidney Foundation of Canada, 6007 1A St SW, Calgary, AB T2H 0G5. 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


MAGDALENE "MAGGIE" HASPER (nee LANZ)

We are saddened to announce the sudden passing of our mother, grandmother and great grandmother Maggie Hasper at the age of 87 years. Maggie was born January 1, 1930, in Fox Valley, Saskatchewan and passed away peacefully in Medicine Hat at her home in Valleyview Age Care Center on November 24, 2017. She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Floyd (Phyllis) Aberle and Darlene Aberle; two grandchildren, Dennis (Alison) and Karen (Anthony) and two great grandchildren, Nicole and Jacob, all of Calgary. She is also survived by ten brothers and sisters and many extended family members. Maggie was predeceased by her husband, Ralph Aberle in September of 1967; her brother, Leo, in April of 2001; her son, Barry, in February of 2005; and her second husband, Mel Hasper in June of 2007. Maggie was the eldest of twelve children born to Erasmus and Katherine Lanz. She was raised in the Schuler area and attended Livona School. Maggie married Ralph on November 24, 1947, in St. Patrick’s Church in Medicine Hat. Maggie and Ralph farmed in the Schuler area for three years and then moved to Medicine Hat where they raised their three children. Maggie was a kind, hardworking woman, whose family and the church meant the world to her. She worked for many years as a waitress in various cafes and restaurants in Medicine Hat; the Club Café, the City Café and the Pink Lantern, to name a few. Maggie will be remembered for her quick and courteous service to all her regular guests. After marrying Mel, on February 20, 1971, Maggie grew to love camping and they spent many great weekends and vacations camping in their fifth wheel trailer as well as spending quality time with family and friends, especially Lloyd and Rosetta Brosnikoff, who were both family and friends. Maggie’s family would like to thank the staff at Valleyview for the excellent care given while she was a resident there. A special thank you to Marlene Bosch and to Lloyd and Rosetta for the love and friendship they have shown Maggie over the years. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church (238 2nd Ave N.E.) on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. with Fr. Tomy Manjaly celebrant. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. 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


ROSE MAYNES

1933 ~ 2017
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Rose Maynes, announces her passing at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Sunday, November 26, 2017, at the age of 84 years. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced when finalized. (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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