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1924 ~ JOYCE PEARCE ~ 2018

Joyce Pearce (Nicholls), beloved wife of Robert “Bob” Pearce for 70 years, passed away on January 12, 2018 at the age of 93 years. A private celebration of life was held yesterday at Saamis Creekside Centre. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Joyce Pearce. Funeral arrangements 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.


1929 ~ FREDERICK MACK ~ 2018

Fred Mack of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of Emma, passed away peacefully on January 14th, 2018 surrounded by his wife and family at the age of 88 years. Besides Emma, Fred leaves to cherish his memory, his daughter Lorrie (Paul) Guenard, and his three sons Terry (Melanie), Murray (Tammy) and Frederick “Darren” (Michelle). Also cherishing their grandpa are his ten grandchildren; Amy, Heather, Amber (Scott), Tyler, Troy, Cole, Meghan, Frederick “Braden”, Kiera and Jerika and his great-granddaughter Kinsley. He also leaves to mourn two sisters-in-law, and numerous nieces and nephews. Fred was predeceased by his parents, Frederick and Christina Mack; his four brothers, John, Archie, Albert and William; and two sisters, Martha (Chris) Seitz and Emma. Fred was born on the family farm on March 21st, 1929 in the Ranchville area where he was raised and educated. In his early years Fred left home to work on neighboring farms, eventually returning to the family farm. In the summer of 1957 Fred met the love of his life Emma Jetter and they were married on August 2nd, 1958. He and Emma shared 59 years of marriage while raising their family on the farm and ranch at Ranchville. Fred’s love for the farm did not diminish with age as he was actively involved in the farm and continued to hay and run the combine well into his 80’s. The Mack family wishes to thank the nurses and staff on 5 East at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital for the care and comfort that they provided Fred in his last days. The family also wishes to thank Patricia and the caregivers from Alberta Health Services for the respite care given to Fred over the past two years. The funeral service will be held at VICTORY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2793 Southview Drive SE on Saturday, January 20th, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Jim Bredeson and Diaconal Minister Lila de Waal officiating, with a luncheon to follow. A private family interment at Hillside Cemetery will take place prior to the funeral service. In lieu of flowers and as an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice in Fred’s name. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Frederick Mack. 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.


DILLMAN

July 21, 1916 – January 12, 2018
Ralph Dillman, age 101, passed away peacefully on January 12, 2018 at the St. Joseph’s Home in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Ralph was predeceased 4 short months ago by Elizabeth, his wife of 70 years. He is survived and loved by his children; Rose Marie (Allan) Jones, James (Sandra), Philip (Karen), and Thomas; his grandchildren, Sherry (Blair), Laura (Matt), Martha (Dennis), Aaron (Lindsey), Cori Lynn and great grandchildren, Ashley, Kyle, Chris, Liam, Carmen, Nina, Sydney, Bailee, Riane, and Taylor will also lovingly remember him. He is also survived by a brother Adam and his sisters Katherine and Millie. Ralph was the second oldest of eleven children in the Anton and Mary Dillman family. Over the years he was predeceased by both of his parents, brothers; Tony, George, Mike, and sisters; Monica, Annie, Barbara, and Rose. Ralph farmed at Portreeve, Saskatchewan until 1979 when he and Elizabeth retired and moved to Medicine Hat. All of his life he enjoyed the company of people. While still on the farm daily trips were made to town to pick up the mail and stop at Jack’s garage to visit whomever was there. During retirement in Medicine Hat the visiting continued, most often with neighbours over the fence but sometimes just with people walking by. Visits from family were cherished and extended stays were encouraged. In 2013, both Ralph and Elizabeth moved from their house in Crescent Heights to the South Country Village Care complex in Medicine Hat. Here he resided until poor health forced a brief palliative stay at St. Joseph’s Home where he passed away. Last but not least, special thanks needs to be given to staff at Haven Care Centre (South Country Village) and St. Joseph’s Home for the compassion shown and the impeccable care given. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the church on Thursday, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:25 a.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church (238 2nd Ave N.E.) on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. John Maes celebrant. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Haven Care Center (South Country Village), 1720 Bell St. SW, T1A 5E9 or Carmel Hospice (St. Joseph’s Home) c/o 156 – 3 St. NE, Medicine Hat, T1A 5M1. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Ralph Dillman, 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


DONNALEEN CAMERON TOKAMP


1959 ~ 2018
Donnaleen Hope Cameron Tokamp was born on May 18th, 1959, the youngest of four children, to Roy and Marion Cameron in Calgary, Alberta. Donna was a free spirit that lived her life to the absolute fullest, never afraid to be herself, she inspired others to live the same way. She loved her family deeply, Sunday dinners were the highlight of her week. Family vacations, camping, visiting relatives and whale watching off Vancouver Island were some of her favorite memories. As an avid bowler for 38 years, she enjoyed coaching all 4 of her children, and many others through their YBC years, going as far as the National level. She enjoyed her league nights with “Kranky’s Krew” for well over a decade. Through her life she was employed at Dominion Glass, Redcliff Esso, and 7-11 Canada for 28 years. Donna passed away on Friday, January 12th, 2018 in the arms of her loving husband Bobby, with all her children by her side. She leaves to cherish her memory her beloved husband, Bobby; her children, Deanna Tokamp (Nick Anderson), JoDana Tokamp (Dustin Tizzard), Bobbi-Jo (Josh) Bennett and Tyler Tokamp (Jenni Cummings), all of Medicine Hat; two grandchildren, Faith Tizzard and Jordin Volk; one brother, Roy (Gail) Cameron of Dunmore; one sister, Tereena Cameron of Medicine Hat; her mother-in-law, Zonia Tokamp of Medicine Hat; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends; and her dogs, Pacco and Monte. Donna was predeceased by her mother, Marion Cameron; and one sister, Shirlene Deering. Special thank you to Dr. Woodley and all the staff at Carmel Hospice for their genuinely compassionate care of our Donna as well as Dr. Stephen McNeil from Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Foothills Medical Centre for his ongoing care through the years. A Celebration of Donna's Life will be held at MEDICINE HAT GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB, 947 Pigeon Street NE, on Saturday, January 20th, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. with a luncheon to follow. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her name to the Carmel Hospice at St. Joseph’s Home, c/o The Covenant Health Foundation, 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 Donna Cameron Tokamp. 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.


FRANCES BEWLEY WIGGINS (nee ROPER)

1919 ~ 2018

Fran, beloved wife, Mom, Granny, Great-Granny, and friend passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2018, at the age of 98 in Medicine Hat. She was predeceased by her husband, Alexander (Al) Herbert Wiggins, her daughter, Pat Keeler; her sister, Margaret (Price) DeRycke; her daughter-in-law, Linda Wiggins, and her granddaughter-in-law, Dawn Keeler. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Nancy (Jurgen) Jurgeleit of Medicine Hat and Nancy’s son, Jean-Paul (Bernadette) Cheret and Nancy’s daughter, Claudette (Jeff) Markusson; son, William (Bill) Wiggins of Drumheller and his children, Rhonda (Rocco) Angone, Tyson (Jessica) Hunter, Troy (Toni) Wiggins, and Megan (Steve) Johnston; daughter, Barb (Leif) Petersen of Pilot Bay, BC and their sons, Rick (Sunny) Petersen and Jeff (Janice) Petersen; son-in-law, Garth Keeler of Kelowna, BC and his daughter, Alison (Corey) Daly and son, Scott Keeler as well as twenty-four great-grand-children. Fran was born on April 20, 1919, in a log cabin in Caroline, Alberta and raised and educated in the Lacombe area. She was interested and skilled in everything from comptometers to calligraphy, babies, books, and bridge. Fran and Al married in 1943 and raised four children while living in Calgary, Medicine Hat, Winnipeg, and Lethbridge before retiring in Medicine Hat. Fran always kept her family connected. Her love, laughter, and support blessed us all. As Mom often said, “It has been a privilege and a pleasure”. A celebration of Fran’s life will be held later this spring on Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Medicine Hat. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting http://www.cook southland.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


JAMES ALISTAIR MACARTHUR

1929 ~ 2018
Alistair MacArthur, beloved husband of Eleanor, passed away on Monday, January 15th, 2018 at the age of 88 years. Alistair leaves to cherish his memory his children, Jim (Patricia), and Allyson; one grandchild, Brooks; sister, Jean “Peggy” (Bill) Taylor; sister-in-law, Marcy (Len) Forbes; four nephews, and one niece. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Alistair MacArthur. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed by
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.


MARTHA SCHATTLE

1925 ~ 2018
Mrs. Martha Schattle, beloved wife of the late Mr. Willie Schattle, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at the age of 92 years. Martha leaves to cherish her memory: two sons, Claire (Lorna) and Neil (Faith); three grandchildren, Billie-Sue (Richard) De Bruijn, Russell (Marla) Schattle and Steven (Melanie) Schattle; six great-grandchildren, Raef, Winston, Burke, Landis, Eric and Evan. She will be lovingly remembered by one brother, Ben (Evelyn) Heizelman as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Along with Willie, Martha was predeceased by her parents, John and Christina Heizelman; brothers, Tom (Elizabeth), Ed (Bertha), Richard and Emil; sisters, Bertha (Fred) Rabe, Ruth (Casper) Lehman, Laura (Bill) Duncan and Elsie (Jake) Kinast. Martha was born in Big Stick, Saskatchewan on October 8, 1925. Her memory will live on in the hearts of all those who had the privilege of sharing in her life. Relatives and friends are invited to share in a time of visitation with the family at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Thursday, January 18, 2018, between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. A Private service and interment will follow at a future date. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at http://www.cooksouthland.com) If friends so desire, memorial donations in memory of Martha may be made directly to the Gideons International In Canada, P.O. Box 3619, Guelph, ON., N1H 7A2, or to the Samaritan’s Purse Canada, 20 Hopewell Way N.E., Calgary, AB., T3J 5H5. Honoured to serve the family is
Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455


YVONNE KEETLEY

1920 ~ 2018
Just shy of her 98th year, Yvonne Hilda Keetley passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018. She was born in Vancouver on February 20, 1920, to Fred and Hilda Lutz. Yvonne moved to Medicine Hat in 1928, where she attended Elm Street School and received her High School Diploma from Alexandra School… an unusual feat at the time. She married Frederick Keetley in 1948 and was an active member of Fifth Avenue Memorial United Church for many years. Yvonne was involved in the Horticultural Society and the Medicine Hat Food Bank. She was the consummate baker, cook, seamstress, babysitter of grandchildren, reader, advocate for those in need, gardener and lover of dogs. Yvonne is survived by her two children; Joan Riegel and Wayne (Debbie) Keetley, as well as two grandsons, Shayne (Mariel) of Vancouver and Garet of Lethbridge. She was predeceased by her husband, Frederick in 1990, and her brother, Allan Lutz in 2006. We will hold our memories of her dearly. In Yvonne’s honour, a private graveside service will be held at Hillside Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Should anyone wish to commemorate her life, please make a donation to the SPCA, 55 Southwest Drive S.E. Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8. (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


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