December 15th, 2017

November 29, 2017

By Obituaries on November 29, 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. The Funeral Service will be held today at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, 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. 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.


1953 ~ TERRY BALLMAN ~ 2017

Terrance Eugene “Terry” Ballman of Medicine Hat, passed away on Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 at the age of 64 years. Terry leaves to cherish his memory his daughter, Tera Lynn Ballman of Edmonton; one brother, Michael (Sandy) Ballman of Lethbridge; one sister, Marilyn (Lorne) Skihar of Regina; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Terry was predeceased by his parents, Maurice and Norma Ballman. Terry was a very kind-hearted man who was willing to help anyone in need. He loved animals and the outdoors, and especially loved getting out and sharing time with friends. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Friday, December 1st, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. A Celebration of Life will follow at the SAAMIS CREEKSIDE CENTRE. Memorial gifts in Terry’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 Terry Ballman. 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.


KAPPEL, Hugo

December 30, 1936 – November 25, 2017
Hugo Kappel of Calgary, passed away at the Rockyview Hospital in Calgary on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at the age of 80 years.
He was the loving father of Richard (Anna) Kappel of Medicine Hat, Victor Kappel of Calgary, Roland Kappel (Pam Hodgkinson) of Medicine Hat. Hugo will also be dearly missed by his three grandchildren Braden (Meagan) Kappel, Christopher and Daniel Kappel.
He will also be lovingly remembered by Lily (Willy) Kappler, Ella Fuhrman and Erika Baedke. Hugo was predeceased by his beloved wife Lore Kappel and his parents Frederick and Helena Kappel.
A Memorial Service will be held at Mountain View Funeral Home, (1605 – 100 Street SE, Calgary) on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. To express condolences, please visit: http://www.mountainviewmemorial.ca.


LAMMIGJE HAZELAAR

Mrs. Lammigje ‘Lammie’ Hazelaar passed away at the St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice in Medicine Hat on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at the age of 90 years. Further announcements will follow upon completion of the arrangements. (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


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. He leaves to cherish his memory two children Diane (Wayne) Gutfriend and Linda (Elden) Roth; seven grandchildren Jennifer (Michael) McBride, Stephanie (Ryan) Armstrong, Melissa (Cory) Montean, Matthew Gutfriend, Katelin Roth, and Christopher Williamson, Patrick Williamson and their father Jim Williamson; five great grandchildren, Bayleigh and Abigail McBride, Declan and Annaka Armstrong, MacKenzie Montean; one brother, Dick (Tillie) Lerner and Margaret Shaw all of Medicine Hat as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Katherine on April 4, 2006, one daughter Sandy Williamson on November 12, 2004 as well as many brothers and sisters. Alex was born on July 5, 1922 in Fox Valley, Saskatchewan, the 7th of 11 children. He spent some time training horses in Ontario before buying his farm at Tilley, Alberta. On April 23, 1955, he married Katherine Gukert, they had three daughters and in 1969, they moved to Medicine Hat. He was employed with the Alberta Department of Highways, then for the City of Medicine Hat – Municipal Works. In retirement he enjoyed camping, travelling with friends and family. Alex talked to everyone he met, and loved being with his family. Thanks to everyone who assisted Dad in his later years. . 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 onThursday 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


MARY WATERHOUSE

September 29, 1923 – November 25, 2017
Mary passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter and son-in-law Joan and Harold Cornell of Medicine Hat on Saturday, November 25, 2017. She will be joyfully welcomed on the other side by her husband Al, sisters Pauline and Ange, brother Alfred and her parents, Florence and George Hrooshkin. Left to honour and cherish her life is her sister Mabel Wudrick of Saskatoon and three daughters, Florence Sept of Innisfail, Joan (Harold) Cornell and Debbie (Alistair) Duncan of Vernon, B.C; nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She often said “I would rather wear out than rust out” and she lived that motto with her forty seven year nursing career, her annual trips to Las Vegas with her daughters starting at age 65 until 92 years old and by living independently in Cereal until September of 2017. A more detailed obituary will follow in the Oyen Echo. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Her family wish to thank Amanda and everyone at Home Care who helped us through this difficult yet rewarding time. 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: Mary Waterhouse , 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


OLGA STAHL

1918 ~ 2017
It is with deep sadness that the family of Olga Stahl, wife of the late Henry Stahl, announces her peacefully passing in Medicine Hat on Monday, November 27, 2017 at the age of 99 years. Olga will be lovingly remembered by her three daughters, Dianne (Lorence) Wittke, Cynthia (Dean) Carnelli, Roselyn (Dennis) Ritz; her adored grandchildren, Justin (Jessica), Matthew, Lyndsey and great grand-children, Denver, Arley, and Sienna. She is also survived by her brothers, sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews and special friends. Olga was a kind, caring and gracious individual, which was always expressed by the love for her family, friends, and her Lord and Savior. She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew her. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Thursday, November 30, 2017, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Celebration of Olga’s life will be held at River Valley Community Church on Friday, December 1, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Mark Borrows and Pastor Ken Roset officiating. A private interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery prior to the funeral service. Memorial gifts in Olga’s honor may be made to Gideon’s International In Canada, #177, 1415 – 28 Street S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 8P9. (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


SCHNUTH

William “Bill” Kay Schnuth of Medicine Hat, passed away on November 26, 2017 at the age of 84 years, beloved husband of the late Arlene Schnuth. He leaves to cherish his memory two children, Tara (Jeff) McArthur and Blair (Cheryl) Schnuth; two grandchildren, Kaleigh (Tamara) and Kole; brother Howard “Bud” (Muriel) Schnuth and a sister-in-law Elva Dutton as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Lena and Howard Schnuth; his wife Arlene on March 14, 2012; daughter Jody on August 26, 1984 and son David on April 25, 2007; brother Raymond (Marion) and sisters June (Keith) Culham and Jean in infancy. A private family time of remembrance will be held. A special thank you to Dr. B. Hirsch and the caring staff at South Country Village as well as the doctors and caregivers during his stays at the Medicine Hat Hospital. Those who wish to remember Bill with a donation may direct it to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Canada, 1130F 44th Ave SE Calgary AB T2G 4W6 or to Diabetes Education Centre, 666 5th St. SE Medicine Hat AB T1A 4H6, or to Medicine Hat SPCA 55 Southwest Drive SW Medicine Hat AB T1A 8E8. To e-mail an expression of sympathy please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Bill Schnuth 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


WESSNER

Viola S. Wessner loved and cherished by all who knew her, passed away in the early hours of November 26, 2017 at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital after a lengthy illness. Viola was born March 8, 1927 in Main Centre, Saskatchewan to Frank and Anna Cornelson. On July 6, 1947, she married Harvey Wessner, and together they made a home in Regina Saskatchewan, where they raised a family, shared a life in the church and with the Gideon Association. They travelled together, experienced life on the farm in their later years, and loved their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mom was predeceased by her first husband, Harvey Wessner and an infant son, to whom she recently gave the name Michael Wessner. Viola leaves behind George Borger (companion and husband in later years), children Mervina (Joe) Repetski, Ronald (Betty) Wessner, Marcel (Gloria) Wessner, and Jeanette (Norm) Amundson, ten grandchildren, and twenty three great grandchildren, one sister, four brothers and their families. Her family is grateful for the years of community she experienced at Chinook Village, and for the end of life care she received in 2 North of the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital. Knowing her spirit soars to sights unknown, Viola’s body was laid to rest in a private service at Hillside Cemetery with her daughter, Pastor Jeanette Amundson officiating,. “For we do not grieve as those who have no hope, since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and even so God will bring with him those who have died.” (1 Thess. 4.13,14). Those who wish to remember Viola with a donation may direct it to Gideons International in Canada c/o 177- 1415 28 St. SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8P9. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to:pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Viola Wessner, 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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