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December 22, 2017

By Obituaries on December 22, 2017.

1922 ~ MANNY HOUFF ~ 2017

Emanuel "Manny" Houff, beloved husband of Minnie Houff of Medicine Hat, passed away on Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 at the age of 95 years. Manny also leaves to cherish his memory two sons, Brian (Barbara) Houff and Rocky (Denise) Houff, both of Medicine Hat; six grandchildren, Troy (Teresa) Houff, Travis (Shannon) Houff, Tanya (Tim) Ellis, Kimberly (Sam) Roy, Amanda Houff and Darren (Nikki) Houff; nine great grandchildren; one sister, Emily Howkins; two sisters-in-law, Violet Houff and Leona Leismeister; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Manny was predeceased by his daughter, Valerie Scholten; his parents, Jacob and Bertha Houff; one great-grandchild, Jett Ellis; two brothers, Albert Houff and John Houff; and one sister, Alice Bitango. Manny was born in 1922 in the small Hamlet of Woolchester, Alberta to parents, Jacob and Bertha. Times were hard. At the age of 15, Manny began farm work for various area farmers and at 20 joined the army. The opportunity to work with horses during his service was a perfect fit. He recalled these days as some of the best of his life. Upon returning home from the military he gained employment on the Griffin Ranch in Govenlock, Alberta and later at the Ross Ranch, south of Manyberries. A partnership in 1946 with his younger brother, Johnny in dairy farming would prove to be his life career. In 1949, Manny married the love of his life, Minnie Sieppert and together they worked hard and made a home for their 3 children, Brian, Rocky and Valerie. The next 40 years Minnie and Manny were dedicated to their family and the dairy operation. It was a life Manny loved and one he took great pride in. They retired in 1986 to Medicine Hat and Manny kept busy playing and coaching baseball, bowling and playing pool. Family was very important to him and he especially loved spending time with his grandkids. Manny was a fair and kind man. A man of integrity and compassion and HE LOVED TO DANCE. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Friday from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at VICTORY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2793 Southview Drive SE, on Saturday, December 23rd, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Jim Bredeson and Chaplain Dallas Hjorth co-officiating. A Private Interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Manny's memory may be made to his granddaughter's fight with cancer, Tanya Ellis, c/o P.O. Box 20066 Kensington, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8M4. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Manny Houff. 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 ~ VERONICA DECK ~ 2017

Veronica Deck of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Joseph Deck, passed away on Thursday, December 14th, 2017 at the age of 86 years. The Funeral Mass was celebrated yesterday at HOLY FAMILY PARISH. Memorial gifts in Veronica’s memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to The Arthritis Society. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Veronica Deck. 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.


1934 ~ PEGGY PLANTE ~ 2017

Margaret “Peggy” Plante beloved wife of Lawrence “Larry” Plante of Medicine Hat, passed away on Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 at the age of 83 years. Besides her husband, Larry, Peggy leaves to cherish her memory her children: Tom (Debbie) Plante, and Laurel (Ken) Solheim; her grandchildren: Ashley Plante, Stephanie Plante, Michelle Plante, Aaron (Shae-lee) Solheim, Brett Solheim, Tyler Plante, April (Justin) Way, and Sherri Plante; one great grandson, Sutter Way; one brother, Tom (Bernice) Morrison; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Peggy was predeceased by one son, Jim Plante; and by her parents, Ralph and Ella Morrison. Mom was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta on January 25th, 1934 and passed away on December 19th, 2017. She attended Alexandra High School where she walked to and from school from her home in Crescent Heights. While working as a teller at the Bank of Nova Scotia, mom met Larry Plante in the fall of 1953. He was immediately smitten, and the rest is history! They were married on June 18th, 1955 and soon after they were graced by their first-born son, James “Jim” Lawrence. Thomas “Tom” Edward followed a few years later and then Laurel brought up the rear several years after that. The years in the Plante household were full of company, sports and socializing. Mom kept very busy. She volunteered for several causes, taught Sunday School, canvassed for Heart and Stroke, and for Canadian Cancer for many years until her legs would no longer keep up to her heart, as well as selling tickets for the Blue Jays, Stampede Board, and most notably the Medicine Hat Tigers Hockey Club which spanned 27 years! Mom may not always remember your name every time, but she sure knew what section and seat you sat at in the old arena. Mom loved cooking and baking and there was an endless supply of goodies including cookies, pickles, bread and buns, just to name a few. Her passion however, was her kids and grandkids and her garden. Mom continued to garden up until this past year and could be seen outside in the heat of the day with her old Memorial Cup hat on, happily gardening away. She was a warm and loving mom, grandma and wife, and she made a difference to everyone she met. Her warm smile and caring personality will be sadly missed by all who met her but most of all there will be an ache in the hearts of her loving family. As she was slipping away, she said “Everyone get along and love each other. I love you all!” ‘Til we meet again. The funeral service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Saturday, December 23rd, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Peggy’s name may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, 710 – 10123, 99th Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 3H1, or to Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, 340A Maple Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 7L5 or to 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 Peggy Plante. 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 ~ BONNY ROGERS ~ 2017

Bonita “Bonny” Rogers, beloved wife of William “Bill” Rogers of Medicine Hat, passed away on Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 at the age of 64 years. Besides her husband Bill, Bonny also leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Leha (Warren Smith) Rogers; one brother, Thomas (Peggy) Brushett; and sister, Maureen (Danny) Burke, Laura (Glen) Coulombe, and Tracy (Ray) Wilson; her mother-in-law, Elsie May Rogers; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Bonny was predeceased by her parents, Ernest and Catherine Brushett. Born in Windsor, ON and raised in New Waterford, Cape Breton, Bonny moved to Medicine Hat in 1989. She enjoyed colouring, and going for coffee with her friends. Bonny had a love for life and brightened any one’s day that she met. She also loved jewelry, anything that sparkled, and animals. A private funeral service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL on Wednesday, December 27th, 2017 with Gary W. Goran officiating. Memorial gifts in Bonny’s memory may be made to S.P.C.A., 55 Southview Drive SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8 or to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, 340A Maple Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 7L5. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Bonny Rogers. 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.


1927 ~ ALICE WAHL ~ 2017

Alice Wahl of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Emil Wahl, passed away on Friday, December 15th, 2017 at the age of 90 years. The Funeral Service was held yesterday at ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH. Memorial gifts in Alice's memory may be made to the St. Peter Lutheran Church or to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Alice Wahl. 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.


DEMINICK

Natalie Ethel Deminick of Medicine Hat, passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2017, at the age of 90 years, beloved wife of the late Paul Deminick. She leaves to cherish her memory five children, Randy (Doris) Deminick and Delbert (Shirleen) Deminick all of Medicine Hat, Angie Teliske (Alex Stanton) of Tilley, Natalie (Dale) Lucyk of Sherwood Park and Paul Deminick (Suzanne Jones) of Medicine Hat; eighteen grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, one brother Julian (Rosemarie) Nahnybida of Sherwood Park as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Antonia and William Nahnybida; her husband Paul on October 1, 2000; one grandson and twelve brothers and sisters. Natalie’s family wish to express their gratitude to the Wellington and Park Meadows Ridge nursing staff for the wonderful care of their mother. A private funeral service was held, followed by burial at Hillside Cemetery. 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 or to the Canadian Diabetes Association PO Box 26331 STN BRM B, Toronto, ON M7Y 4R1. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Natalie Deminick, 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


JESSIE EARL SWAIN

September 4, 1982 – December 16, 2017
The family of Jessie Earl Swain sadly announce his passing on Saturday, December 16, 2017 in Red Deer, Alberta. He will be lovingly remembered by his son Chase Swain; Jessie’s partner in life, Jodie Anderson and her children Rylan Power and Karys Power; his fathers Robert Aman and Earl Baron, his sister Tasha Swain, brother and sister-in-law, Bobby and Angela Swain, nieces, Brooklyn and Marley Swain, his brothers, Logan Baron and Chance Baron, many loving aunts, uncles and cousins as well as numerous friends. Jessie will be remembered as a charismatic and energetic person with a heart of gold. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to remember Jessie with a donation may direct it to the Schizophrenia Society Medicine Hat, 526 3rd Street SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 0H3. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Jessie Swain, 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 STICKEL

1934 ~ 2017
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Mrs. Rosina ‘Rose’ Stickel, beloved wife of the late Mr. Emanuel Stickel, announce her passing at St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice on Thursday, December 21, 2017, at the age of 83 years. Funeral Services will be announced once finalized in the New Year. (Condolences may be expressed by 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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