December 15th, 2017

December 7, 2017

By Obituaries on December 7, 2017.

1926 ~ PAT STREGGER ~ 2017

Bernice “Pat” Stregger, beloved wife of Art Stregger of Medicine Hat, passed away on Thursday, November 30th, 2017 at the age of 91 years. Besides her husband, Art, Pat leaves to cherish her memory her children, Debbie Linfoot-McLeod (Ron McLeod), Joan (Jim) Lysyk, Brenda (Marlin) Kristianson, Ellie (Barry) Williams, and Bill Stregger; their grandchildren and great grandchildren; three sisters; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff at Good Samaritans for all they have done in looking after Pat. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at HOLY FAMILY PARISH, 1451 Strachan Road SE, on Saturday, December 9th, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. with Father Philip Le, celebrant. Interment will take place at a later date. Memorial gifts in Pat’s memory may be made to the Good Samaritan Society, 550 Spruce Way SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1B 4P1. Condolences may be sent to http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Pat Stregger. 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

Just over a week ago, interment within the peaceful surroundings of Hillside Cemetery was followed by a celebratory time of remembrance at the Christian Reformed Church, both honouring the life of Arnold Prins. His many kindnesses now rewarded through the gift of eternal life in Christ.

“His new life’s journey,
Has only just begun,
Watching over from above,
With Christ Jesus, as one.”

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


ARTHUR ZIEGENHAGEL

1927 – 2017
Art Ziegenhagel, passed away peacefully at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Monday, December 5, 2017 at the age of 90 years. His beloved wife Adeline, passed away on September 14, 2017. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Mark Bolender officiating. A private family interment will take place prior to the funeral service. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Southern Alberta 340 A Maple Ave SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 7L5. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Art Ziegenhagel, 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


FERGUSON

It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Jeff Ferguson – but it is with great privilege that we celebrate his life. Jeff leaves to cherish his memory his loving parents Bob and Eileen Ferguson, his sisters Shannon Bissanti and Janice Hepfner, whom he lovingly called Trixie and Bubbles, brothers-in-law Matt Bissanti and Jayme Hepfner, nieces Kali, Amelie and Bella Bissanti from Austin, Texas and Jada and Jake Hepfner from Calgary. He also leaves his long time friend Brenda Bartuccio and many other close friends. Jeff was born on January 7th, 1966 in High River, Alberta. He had several family moves with his dad’s work with Imperial Oil to Grand Prairie, Edmonton, Vancouver, St. Albert and finally settling in Medicine Hat in 1978, when his dad opened up an Esso service station. His life was filled with many great accomplishments. In his teenage years, he became a certified glider and also had his private pilot’s license. After graduating from McCoy High School in 1984, Jeff was accepted into the Regular Officer Training Plan (ROTP) for the Canadian Air Force. His training took him to various places including Comox, Cold Lake, Portage la Prairie and Brandon. After a career change, Jeff was accepted to the Emergency Medical Training program in Vermillion, AB where he became a certified EMT and firefighter. Most of Jeff's EMT career was in Fort McMurray and northern Alberta. Jeff had a great passion for the Spanish language and culture and he travelled extensively in South America and went to school in Guatemala. In February of 2013 he moved to Nicaragua, the place he considered to be his true home. He hoped to live the rest of his days there. His injury took his freedom away and it was required for him to return to Medicine Hat in July, 2014 for medical reasons. Jeff was always creating an adventure in whatever he did, whether that was repelling off mountains, guiding white water rafting tours, skiing black diamonds, flying airplanes, riding horses, fighting fires, back-country camping or travelling around the world. Whatever he did, it was big and bold . Jeff will be greatly missed and remembered for his quick wit, his dry sense of humour and his passion for all things extreme. He was a free spirit, an extreme enthusiast, a true intellect and a loyal friend to many. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Friday, December 8, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend officiating. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, those who wish to remember Jeff with a donation may direct it to the Canadian Mental Health Association 204 – 1865 Dunmore Rd. SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z8. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Jeff Ferguson, 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


FLORENCE ADA TURFITT

April 17, 1935 ~ December 4, 2017

Mrs. Florence Ada Turfitt, beloved wife of the late Jack William Turfitt, passed away peacefully at River Ridge Senior’s Village on Monday, December 4, 2017, at the age of 82 years. Florence’s memory will be cherished by her daughters, Tracy Raber (Barry Odowichuk) of Langley, BC., and Bev Carson (Trent O’Reilly) of Medicine Hat; son, Lee Turfitt; grandchildren, Nicholas (Christina) Raber and Rachel and Jett Odowichuk of Langley, BC; Chelsea Carson (Matt) of Calgary, Tiana Carson (Tanner) of Edmonton and Brady Carson of Calgary. She will also be lovingly remembered by her sisters, Iris Wardley and Marge Storer of England and brother, Phillip (Loraine) of England as well as numerous nieces and nephews in England and the U.S.A. Along with her husband, Florence was predeceased by her parents, Edith and Ted Beer; mother and father-in-law, Phyllis and Bill Turfitt; brothers-in-law, Ray Wardley, John Storer and Ron Turfitt and sister-in-law, Sheila Turfitt. Florence was born and raised in Sheffield, England and married Jack on April 2, 1960. On December 4, 1974, Jack, Florence and their three children immigrated to Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, the same day 43 years later on which she passed. Florence lost her hearing at age 40 which made it difficult to work anymore. She was an amazing cook, making roast beef and Yorkshire pudding for Sunday dinners and huge feasts at Christmas. Florence loved animals, gardening, trips to the casino and camping with Jack. She was incredibly generous in every way. She cared greatly for her grandchildren and took care of them often. Florence always had a positive outlook on life. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2012 when Jack passed away and moved into Masterpiece in 2013 where angels took care of her until her passing. A loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend; Florence’s memory will live on the hearts of all who knew her. Relatives and friends are invited to a Come & Go Celebration to be held at 2197 Horne Blvd N.E., Medicine Hat on Saturday, December 9, 2017 starting at 3:00 p.m. A private family interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial donations in Florence’s name may be made directly to the Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta, #201, 770 – 6 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4J6. (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


MARGERY BARBARA (WEBB) BARTON

November 1, 1923 ~ December 5, 2017

Mom was born in Vancouver, B.C., the third child of Albert and Dorothy Webb. The family moved back to Medicine Hat shortly after Mom was born. Medicine Hat was her home for 94 years. She married Cyril Stanley (Dude) Barton on March 29, 1941 and they celebrated their 41st Wedding Anniversary before Dad passed away in 1982. Together they raised three children. Margery leaves to cherish her memory: children, Olwen Chudleigh, Trudy (Wilfred Wayne) Schafer and Alan (Brenda) Barton; grandchildren, Sandra (Lawrence) Fremstad, Tom (Tammy) Chudleigh, Bart (Carmen) Chudleigh, Curtis (Henrietta) Schafer, Tracey Schafer, Travis (Candice) Barton and Abbe Barton; great-grandchildren, Lauren and Kirsten Fremstad, Jackson and Claire Chudleigh, Justus and Samuel Schafer and Shelby (Kentrel) Joyner. Mom was predeceased by her husband, Dude; son-in-law, Earl Chudleigh; sister, Pat (Bob) Pearson; brother, Bill (Alice) Webb. Margery resided at the River Ridge Seniors Village for the past four and a half years. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff for the care that Mom received, especially these past two weeks. The Funeral Service will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 515 Sprague Way S.E., Medicine Hat on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Ken Edel officiating. Mom’s father, Albert Webb, fought in WWI and the Webb/Barton family have a great respect and love for what the Salvation Army did for men who fought in the trenches during WWI. In loving memory of Margery, donations may be made to the Salvation Army at 164 Stratton Way S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1B 3R3, or through their Christmas Kettles at various locations throughout Medicine Hat. (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


MARY TOWNSEND (nee Weiszbeck)

Mary Townsend passed away quietly peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the age of 97 years. She will be remembered with love by her sons, Ray (Lori), Bob (Christine), her daughter Mary Anne (Jim) Hayward and seven grandchildren: David (Nova-Lee), Jan, Cathy (Loren), Gina (Kelly), Leana (Faron), Ken (Carmen), and Brian (Breanne). She will also be sadly missed by her fifteen great grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren. Mary is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Eleanor Townsend and Maureen Weiszbeck, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by her husband of 48 years, Stan, in 1988, her parents, Adam and Bridget Weiszbeck, and her brothers Philip, Joe, John, Willie and Jerome. Her sister, Jennie, passed away one week after Mary on November 16. Mary was born on November 19, 1919 near Fox Valley, Saskatchewan. She met Stan in Medicine Hat and they married in 1940. When the children were all in school, she went to work as a bookkeeper, retiring from Western Co-op Fertilizer in 1983, as an accounting clerk. In 1969, Stan and Mary bought a cabin in Elkwater where generations of their family spent many happy times. In her retirement, Mary volunteered, learned to play golf, played cards, travelled, and enjoyed her garden. She also taught yoga at the Family Y until she was 80 years old. The family would like to thank the staff of Chinook Village and later River Ridge Retirement Village for the care and compassion she received on her stay at these facilities. A private family interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. This will be followed by a celebration of Mary’s life at Westminster United Church (101 6th Street SE) on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Jan Stevenson and Rev. Chelsea Masterman co-officiating. Those who wish to remember Mary with a donation may direct it to the charity of your choice. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Mary Townsend, 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 MARIE WIDMER

It’s been just over one week now since family gathered privately within the peaceful surroundings of Hillside Cemetery to remember the life of this much loved lady.
“Rose Marie and Ken… together again.”


“Granted eternal rest,
After a full life’s wait,
Rejoicing in God’s garden,
Re-united with her soul-mate.”

Her Life Lived…
Her Life Cherished…
Her Life Honoured.
Courtesy of

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


RUTH FIALA

1929 ~ 2017
It is with heavy hearts that the family announces that Lillian Ruth Fiala beloved wife of Ed C. Fiala, passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2017, in Medicine Hat, at the age of 88 years. Ruth leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Ed; children, Cathi Fiala (Joe Henson) of Florence, AZ., Timothy Fiala (Julie Ruttle) of Osoyoos, B.C., Michael (Ju Dan) Fiala of Carmel, CA. and grandson, Dante Fiala. Ruth was predeceased by her parents, Jay and Marjorie Allen and brother, Bert Allen. Ruth’s life will be Celebrated at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, on Friday, December 8, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant Gerry Getz officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be directed to the Salvation Army Church, 164 Stratton Way S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1B 3R3. (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


SCHWAB

Fay Schwab passed away on Wednesday December 6, 2017, at the age of 79 years, beloved wife of Mel Schwab of Medicine Hat. She also leaves to cherish her memory three children, Vicki (Malcolm) Glass, Jon (Teresa) Schwab and Wanita (Randy) Desrochers. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the University of Alberta Stollery Children’s Hospital, 8440 112 Street N.W., Edmonton, AB T6G 2B7 or to the Medicine Hat and District Food Bank, 532 South Railway Street SE, Medicine Hat, T1A 2V6. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Fay Schwab, 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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