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December 29, 2017

By Obituaries on December 29, 2017.

1934 ~ VICTOR LUTZ ~ 2017

Mr. Victor Lloyd David Lutz, beloved husband of 60 years of Margaret “Peggy” Lutz of Redcliff, passed away on Tuesday, December 26th, 2017 at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital at the age of 83 years. Victor also leaves to cherish his memory his son, Nelson (Darcie) of Slave Lake; his daughter, Patricia (Ken) Martin of Brownfield, AB; three grandchildren, Geoffrey, Olivia, and Natasha (Mark); as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Victor is predeceased by his parents, Frank and Florence; as well as three sisters and two brothers. Vic came to Redcliff from Niagara Falls in 1953 when he and two friends wanted to “see what the West was like”. He worked for several years at Dom Glass, then CHAT-TV for 20 years. He then worked as an engineer and was one of CHAT’s first employees. After leaving CHAT, Vic worked for Alberta Gas Chemicals before retiring. Vic spent much of his time volunteering for many different committees and organizations. He was a member of the Redcliff Lions Club for 45 years, Town of Redcliff representative on the Short Grass Library Board, Redcliff Golf Club executive, Redcliff Curling Club member and Municipal Planning Commission as a member of the Town Regulatory Board on Development as well as a member of Redcliff Library Board. Vic coached Nelson in Little League baseball, which was the start of his volunteerism. He was a member of the St. Ambrose Anglican Church. In 1994, Vic was awarded Volunteer of the Year for Redcliff and in 2007 he was awarded Citizen of the Year…both of which he was proud to accept. Vic enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, golfing, and spending time with his many friends. There will be no funeral service at this time. A Celebration of Vic’s Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations in Vic’s memory may be made to St. Ambrose Anglican Church Memorial Fund, 505 – 5th Street SE, Redcliff, Alberta, T0J 2P0 or to the Redcliff Public Library, P.O. Box 280, Redcliff, Alberta, T0J 2P0. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Vic Lutz. 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.


BOB MILLER

1931 ~ 2017
Mr. Robert Stanley ‘Bob’ Miller, beloved husband of the late Margaret Miller, passed away at St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice on Monday, December 25, 2017, at the age of 86 years. Bob’s life will be honoured without the proceedings of a formal funeral service. (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


DON BANKS

1935 ~ 2017
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Donald James Banks, beloved husband of 43 years to Margaret Partridge, announce his passing at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Monday, December 25, 2017, at the age of 82 years. Along with Marg, Don leaves to cherish his memory: daughter, Dawn; son, Dayle (Cheryl); Margaret’s children, Jackie Porter (Laurie) and Vince (Kim) Partridge; grandchildren, Dale ’DJ’ (Nikki) Banks, Drew Henderson, Curtis Banks, Kyler Partridge, Darci Partridge; four great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and cousins as well as his special aunt, Bev in Campbell River. He was predeceased by his parents, Les and Jean as well as his brother, Barry. Don was born on March 25, 1935, in Deloraine, Manitoba. He played hockey as a young man and continued on in the hockey community. As a coach, Don had many successful teams with some of his players attaining NHL status. He and Marg had a passion for travel and golf and had many adventures throughout Canada, USA and Mexico with their highlight trip to Portugal in 1990. Don retired as a conductor from the CP Rail in 1990, following 33 1/2 years of service. Post retirement, he worked for Cottonwood Coulee Golf Course for many summers. Don loved spending time with family and friends as well as going for coffee, playing cards and reading. He had a love for animals, especially his black lab, Sam. One of Don’s greatest accomplishments was being a journeyman carpenter and building two homes alongside his son, Dayle. In honour of Don’s wishes, his life will be remembered without the proceedings of a formal funeral. If friends so desire, memorial donations in Don’s name may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 124, 430 – 6 Avenue S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2S8 or to the SPCA, 55 Southwest Drive S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8.
“Standing at the station,
waiting for the last train home
Now the signals are all clear,
the switches have been aligned
It’s time for him to climb up
on the last train home,
for his final ride home.”
(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


EMILY DICK

1928 ~ 2017

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Emily Dick announce her peaceful passing while surrounded by family at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Thursday, December 21, 2017, at the age of 89 years. Emily was born in South Shields, England on June 8, 1928. This is where she not only grew up it was also where she met her husband, Robert. They were married on July 26, 1947, at St. Mark’s Church and later were blessed with two children, Valerie and William. Although she could be a little stubborn at times, Emily was a caring, loving and supportive lady who was always willing to help others. These traits complimented her work as the Head Matron at a senior’s complex while in England. She was so very proud of her family and loved being around them. Emily had a knack for sewing and knitting, and with love and her own hands, she made many things for her grandkids. She also enjoyed swimming… especially in the open sea! With her great love for Jesus, she will now dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Emily will be deeply missed by her son, Bill ‘William’ (Julie) Dick of Medicine Hat; grandchildren: (Valerie’s children) Lisa (Mark) Webster of England and Carly MacManus of England; (Bill’s children) Kaine (Britteny) Dick , Brice Dick and Sarah Dick all of Medicine Hat; great-grandchildren, Noah Webster of England and Kyle and Chad Dick of Medicine Hat and a son-in-law, Bill Forman. Emily was predeceased by her husband, Robert; daughter, Valerie Forman and sister, Lily (George) Hancy. In honour of Emily’s memory, family and friends will be invited to a memorial picnic which will be held in the spring of 2018. The family wish to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the staff at The Haven of Rest at South Country Village for all they did for mom. (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


HUIBERT 'BARRY' PRINS

1962 ~ 2017
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Huibert ‘Barry’ Prins, beloved husband of Ingrid Prins, announce his passing at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Thursday, December 28, 2017, at the age of 55 years. 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, January 2, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor George Koopmans officiating. Private interment will take place at the Redcliff Cemetery. (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


JOSEPH STENGLER

1947 ~ 2017
Joseph Jonas ‘Joe’ Stengler of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of Doreen, passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, at the age of 70 years. Vigil Prayers will be recited at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on January 7, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Parish, 1451 Strachan Road S.E., Medicine Hat on January 8, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. with Reverend Father Philip Le celebrant. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery with a time of fellowship thereafter in the Parish Hall. Further announcements including the family information and biography will be published in the January 5th and 6th editions of the Medicine Hat News. (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


RATH

Clara Rath of Medicine Hat, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017 at the age of 88 years, beloved wife of the late Arthur Rath. She leaves to cherish her memory three children, Judy (Dwight) Lecuyer of Bashaw, Brenda (Dave) Thevenaz of Bentley, Renard Rath of Medicine Hat; nine grandchildren, Michelle (Paul) Harpe of Spruce Grove, Shannon (James) Holm of Three Hills, Jason (Carrie) Lecuyer of Plamondon, Shad (Laura) Thevenaz of Red Deer, Drew (Kenleigh) Pasay of Radway, Logan (Dawn Marie) Thevenaz of Bentley, Renee (Blain) Tatro of Medicine Hat, Justin (Christine) Rath of Spruce Grove and Christopher Rath of Medicine Hat; thirteen great grandchildren, Jared Harpe, Jenna Harpe, Darby Holm, Nicholas Holm, Lincoln Lecuyer, Leo Lecuyer, Wacey Thevenaz, Lane Thevenaz, Oliver Pasay, Russell Pasay, Audra Thevenaz, Ayla Tatro, and Carter Tatro; her brother, Leroy Scheffelmeier and her nephew Wayne Scheffelmeier; as well as many relatives in the Rath family and her many friends in her Walmart coffee group. She was predeceased by her parents Albert and Eva Scheffelmeier and her husband Arthur Rath on March 7, 2010. Clara was born in south Medicine Hat on the family farm. She was raised and attended Krauss school in the Norton district and was a neighbor to the Rath’s. On October 22, 1949 she married Arthur Rath. They took over the family farm where Arthur had been born, and in turn raised their children there. In the late 70's, Art and Clara travelled to Yuma eventually becoming full-time Snowbirds until the winter of 2009. In 1990, Clara and Art, along with their house, moved to Medicine Hat; the farm was sold in 1992. Clara will be sadly missed by all who knew her. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. James C. Bredesonofficiating. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association Calgary and District Branch, 220 6223 2nd Street SE, Calgary, Alberta T2H 1J5. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Clara Rath, 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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