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January 18, 2018

By Obituaries on January 18, 2018.

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.


1933 ~ STANLEY RUNIONS ~ 2018

Mr. Stanley “Stan” Runions passed away on Saturday, January 13th, 2018 two days prior to his 85th birthday. Stan will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Vera; two children, Garry and Marilyn; grandchildren, Camilla, Marissa, Aaron and Bryce; and 5 great grandchildren. Celebration of life will be held at Redcliff Royal Canadian Legion, on Saturday, January 20th, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Flowers are gratefully declined. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made on behalf of Stan to Medicine Hat S.P.C.A., 55 Southview Drive SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8 (http://www.medhatspca.ca/) or to South Country Village, 1720 Bell Street SW, Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 5G1. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Stan Runions. 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.


EDWARD BAKELAAR

Jan. 21, 1953 ~ Jan. 5, 2018
It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of our dear son, brother, uncle and great-uncle, Edward Adrianus Bakelaar, on January 5, 2018, at the age of 64 years after a brief illness. He will be dearly missed by his loving father, Laine; brother, Bill (Anne); nieces, Lana (Mark), Joya and nephew, Daniel (Crystal) and their children as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his mother, Jane in June 2017. Ed was born in Rotterdam, Holland, immigrated with his family to Canada in 1957, making Medicine Hat his home. A Memorial Service celebrating Ed’s life will be held at the Christian Reformed Church, 300 Primrose Drive S.E., Medicine Hat on Friday, January 19, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor George Koopmans officiating. (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


IRIS ANDERSON

Family and friends gathered together at St. Patrick’s Church last week Monday to honour the life of this remarkable lady. Although she will be dearly missed, her memory will not be forgotten.


Honour Iris’ memory,
In all that you do,
Give selflessly of yourself,
Put family first too!

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


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. Alistair was predeceased by his parents, James and Mabel; one brother, Hugh; and in-laws, Richard and Cora Hansen. Alistair was born on April 10th, 1929 in Medicine Hat and started school in Walsh in 1936 and completed high school in Irvine. He then went on to Olds School of Agriculture returning home to ranch. On November 8th, 1958, Alistair married Eleanor Hansen and they lived on the MacDonald place north of Walsh. He was involved with the Walsh Cattle Marketing Association and, along with his partners, built Hat Livestock Auction in 1969 in Medicine Hat and sold the business in 1977. He served as Vice-Chairman of the Alberta Cattle Commission in the late seventies and early eighties. Eleanor and Alistair continued to live at the MacDonald place until selling it to the Hargraves in February 1989. They then purchased a ranch northeast of Sceptre, Saskatchewan and enjoyed their time there making many new friends in the community. Eleanor and Alistair sold their Sceptre ranch and retired to Medicine Hat. Alistair will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by his family and friends. A Private Interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. The Funeral Service will be held at ST. JOHN’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 504 – 2nd Street SE, on Friday, January 19th, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. with Reverend Jeff Lackie officiating. Memorial gifts in Alistair’s memory may be made to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, 340D Maple Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 7L5, or to the charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Alistair MacArthur. 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.


TANYA LYNN MATSEN

August 07, 1975 – Nov 15, 2017
Tanya Lynn Matsen entered into eternal peace on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017, at her home in Kelowna B.C, she was attended by her spouse Dale Peake. Tanya was born Aug 7th 1975; a daughter of Robert Matsen and the late Lucinda Lacrosse.
She leaves her loving memories to be cherished by her sisters; Kelly Matsen and Shawnna Matsen. Children: Ethan Greenlaw, Briar Stitchbury; her Grandchildren: Quaran Harper-Stichbury, and the newest to arrive in March 2018. Memorial will be held in spring of 2018 in Medicine Hat A.B. those wishing to attend please contact lacrossephotography12@gmail.com for info Donations can be made to The Canadian Diabetes Association in Tanyas name.


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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