January 21st, 2018

December 8, 2017

By Obituaries on December 8, 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) Kristiansen, 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.


1933 ~ BETTY HAGEMEISTER ~ 2017

Mary "Betty" Alice Hagemeister of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Everett "Frank" Hagemeister, passed away surrounded by family and the caring staff at Riverview Care Centre, on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 at the age of 84 years. Betty leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Lorena (Chuck) Wadman; her son, Ernie (Deb) Hagemeister; five grandchildren, Caleb (Alliesha) Hagemeiser, Kelsey-Ann (Marcelo) Ramirez, Jason Johnson, Jarrett (Jessica) Johnson and Tyler Johnson; two great grandchildren, Greyson and Fynnley; two step- grandchildren, Nathan Wadman and Alyssa Wadman; one brother, Bill (Sally) Forde; one brother-in-law, Gene Hagemeister; two sisters-in-law, Lorna Forde and Nellie (Alex) Dergousoff; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Betty was predeceased by her husband, Frank Hagemeister; her parents, Robert and Irene Forde; and her twin brother, Bob Forde.
Betty was born on September 26th, 1933 in Kinistino, Saskatchewan where she was raised and educated. She moved with her family to Medicine Hat in 1948. Betty worked at the Hospital and City Hall in Medicine Hat and at Silverwood briefly in Edmonton. Betty met and married Frank on November 3rd, 1960 in Medicine Hat where they made their home after a brief time spent in Rocky Mountain House. She enjoyed crafts and volunteering at the Post for the last 20 years. Betty's life revolved around her family and her church, and her memory will be cherished by all those whose lives she touched.
“I shall pass this way but once; any good that I can do or any kindness I can show to any human being; let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.” – Etienne de Grellet
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Sunday from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. and on Monday from 10:00 until 10:55 a.m. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, on Monday, December 11th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Mark Borrows and Pastor Ken Roset co-officiating. A Private Interment will take place at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Betty's memory may be made to the River Valley Community Church, Oasis Outreach, 1101 Queen Street SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 1B3. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Betty Hagemeister. 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.


ARTHUR ZIEGENHAGEL

1927 – 2017
Art Ziegenhagel, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 4, 2017 at the age of 90 years. His beloved wife Adeline, passed away on September 14, 2017. Art will be missed and his memory cherished by his three children; Larry (Bernie) Ziegenhagel and their children, Nathan and Kirsten (Shaun) Lal; Patty (Ryan) Renke and their children, Dayton (Whitney), Tanner (Jenny), and Danica; and Mark Ziegenhagel; three sisters, Alice Boschee, Edna Vossler and Ruth (Harold) Cain as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Emelia and Jacob Ziegenhagel. Art was born on June 16, 1927 in the Robinson district of Alberta where he was raised. On January 19, 1957, he married Adeline Nesguzke in Medicine Hat. Farming was Art’s life, even in retirement, he enjoyed talking farming, crops and the weather. He also enjoyed interacting with his children and grandchildren always showing interest in whatever they were involved in. The Ziegenhagel family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at Riverview Care Centre for the care and attention shown to Art over the last year. 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


DAVID HOLE

We are sad to announce the passing of our brother, David, on November 30, 2017 in London, Ontario at the age of 53. David grew up in Medicine Hat and has resided in Ontario for most of his adult life. Loved by his family, Nancy, son Daniel and daughter, Kelly and brother-in-law, Brad. Dear brother of Debbie Vass (Wesley Dennis), Bill Hole (Sherry), Bob Hole (Cindy Stewart), Cheryl Pagan (Ben Reicker), Joanne Ingram (Dave), Tami Dewhurst (Keith), Mike Hole (Pam), Gary Hole (Rashelle Andrusiek), and Terry Ginter (Cheryl). David will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. David was predeceased by his parents, Evelyn and Leonard Hole.
There will be a private family celebration of David’s life.
Memorial donations in David’s name may be made to the charity of your choice.


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


In Loving Memory of Eva (Gisela) Fodor

September 24, 1928 to December 05, 2017
Predeceased by her husband Les (Laszlo) Fodor (2011). Eva is survived by her children, John (Sharon) Taupert and three children – Diane, Conrad and Brad; Monica Hazzard (Ivan Smaltz) and three children – Mark, Dennis and Angela; Ed Taupert (Colleen Podesta) and six children, Mike, Kerri, Justin, Bethany, Jenae and Tanys; Joe (Lara) Fodor and four children, Danielle, Elizabeth, Heather and Camryn. The extended family stretches far and wide. Oma was loved by sixteen grandchildren, twenty three great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.
Eva will be greatly missed by all who loved her.
In keeping with Eva’s wishes, no funeral service will be held. 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: Eva Fodor, 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


LAMMY HAZELAAR

It’s been one week since Lammy’s family and friends came together at the Christian Reformed Church to celebrate her life and honour her memory. Her strong faith in God has been rewarded with the gift of eternal life.

“With God as her guide,
She lived a spiritual life,
Now granted eternal peace,
Free from earth’s strife.”

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


LENA KONRATH

1925 – 2017
On Tuesday, December 5, 2017, God called Magdalena Konrath to her heavenly home at the age of 92 years.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Evangelical Free Church, 5431 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. To view the complete obituary or to send condolences, please visit our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Lena’s name may be made directly to the Alberta Diabetes Foundation, 1-020 Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Research Innovation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E1.


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 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


OLGA STAHL

Family and friends gathered at River Valley Church to honour the life of this wonderful and most giving lady. Although she will be dearly missed, her memory will not be forgotten.

Honour Olga’s memory,
It’s not easy to say good-bye…
Send your thoughts to her in Heaven
Carried on the wings of a butterfly

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


ROSE MAYNES

A week ago today, a wonderful celebration of Rose’s life was held in Cook’s chapel. A special song, “The Rose” and a video tribute captured the beautiful memories of this much loved lady, touching all in attendance.

Miss me a little, but please don’t cry,
Fer I’m riding God’s trails,
High up in the sky!

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


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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