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January 31, 2018

By Obituaries on January 31, 2018.

1949 ~ RUBY ELSASSER-ANCION ~ 2018

Ruby Lynn Elsasser-Ancion, beloved wife of Roger Ancion of Medicine Hat, passed away on Saturday, January 27th, 2018 at the age of 68 years. Ruby also leaves to cherish her memory one sister, Darlene (Eddie) Herrmann; two sisters-in-law, Sara Elsasser and Jeannette (Bruce) Taylor; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ruby was predeceased by her parents, Christian and Lydia Elsasser; two brothers; one sister; and one brother-in-law. Ruby was born in Empress on July 11th, 1949 and was raised on the family farm west of Acadia Valley, where she also attended elementary school. She graduated from Medicine Hat High School in 1967. Ruby worked for many years as a bookkeeper at Honda Motor Sports. She married Roger Ancion on November 12th, 2011 in Bow Island and together continued to make Medicine Hat their home. Ruby loved ceramics, music and played piano and the accordion. She also loved the company of family and friends, who will miss her dearly. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Wednesday from 7:00 until to 9:00 p.m. and on Thursday 10:00 a.m. until 1:25 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL on Thursday, February 1st, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Bob Findley officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Ruby's memory may be made to the Medicine Hat & District Food Bank Association, 532 South Railway Street SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2V6 or to the Salvation Army, 164 Stratton Way SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1B 3R3. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Ruby Elsasser-Ancion. 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.


1958 ~ OWEN ALDOUS ~ 2018

Owen Bruce Aldous, beloved husband of Debi Aldous (nee Gommeringer) of Medicine Hat, went to be with his Lord and Saviour on Thursday, January 25th, 2018 at the age of 59 years. Owen also leaves to cherish his memory his children, Brittney (Josh) Bietz and Shane Aldous (Keri Wachter); and granddaughter, Elliott Bietz. Owen enjoyed his work, running ½ marathons, exploring new roads and trails on his Harley or quad, and his many travels. However, his greatest passion was his precious little granddaughter, Elliott Bietz who was the joy of his life. The Funeral Service will be held at RIVER VALLEY COMMUNITY CHURCH, 1101 Queen Street SE, on Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Ken Roset officiating with lunch to follow. The family requests no card, no flowers and no food; instead, please send donations to the Carmel Hospice at St. Joseph’s Home, 156 – 3rd Street NE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5M1, or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 2P5. Condolences can be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Owen Aldous. 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.


BEATCH

Theone Beatch (nee: Lewis), beloved wife of Wes Beatch of Young, Saskatchewan and Medicine Hat, passed away on Friday, January 26, 2018, at the age of 61 years. She also leaves to cherish her memory her son Dennis Lewis (Cody); one brother Glen (Leslie) Lewis; brother-in-law Wayne Debler; sister-in-law Dyana (Randy) Lippert and one niece Carly. She was predeceased by her parents Albert and Jessie Lewis; her in-laws Albert and Jean Beatch and one sister-in-law Bev Debler. Theone was born in Smeaton, Saskatchewan and raised in Shipman, Saskatchewan. She worked at Safeway in Saskatoon for 26 years. While in Saskatoon, Theone met Wes and they were married on July 12, 2008. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. The graveside service will be held at Hillside Cemetery on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the main gate to the cemetery at 1:45 p.m. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the S.P.C.A. – 55 Southwest Drive SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8E8. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Theone Beatch, 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


CHRISTOPHER SIDNEY MANN "BUD"


Chris was born on December 10, 1972 to Mervyn and Hazel Mann of Weyburn, Saskatchewan. He was the youngest of five. Chris attended Haig School, Weyburn Junior High and then graduated from Weyburn Comprehensive School in 1991. He was a busy boy who excelled at many sports. Hockey was always his favorite playing on many rep hockey teams in his younger years. He was always a team player who played with a lot of heart and was a joy to watch. He also played for the Midale Mustangs in the Senior League. When Chris was done playing competitive hockey, he decided to become a referee, which he did part time for many years. He enjoyed tennis and you would find him many days on the tennis courts playing during the summer months. He also enjoyed fishing, boating and water sports. As Chris got older, he added golf to his list of favorite sports and worked as a Greenskeeper at Weyburn Golf Club for a few seasons. His older siblings loved spending time with him and took him on many outings and trips. One of his favorites was his first Edmonton Oilers game at the age of twelve. He was a huge Oilers fan then and never gave up on them. On October 30, 1995 he became a father to a beautiful baby girl, Havyn. She has been the apple of his eye ever since. He truly adored her. Chris was a patient, kind, understanding and devoted father. The last few years he has had the absolute joy of being a grandparent to two beautiful grandchildren, Rylen and Rose. He loved to make them laugh and smile, which was easy for him to do with his forever smile and humour. Chris loved the time that he got to spend with them. After living in Edmonton for a couple of years, he settled in Medicine Hat. He worked at Lakeside Packers and Form-Tech Machining and then settled into the oilfield industry. Chris worked for Schlumberger, Calfrac and was working for Iron Horse Energy Services until his passing. He enjoyed the times with his fellow crew members. In January 2015, Chris re-connected with an old school friend, Carla Knibbs, who became the love of his life. They only had a few short years, but enjoyed every moment that they had together. They were to become husband and wife in a few short weeks. Carla’s son, Brock, also found a connection with Chris, who quickly accepted the role as his devoted father figure. For everyone who had the honour of knowing Chris, you are truly blessed. For all of his family and friends who love him, there will always be a big hole in our hearts and in our lives. You are now our Angel Bud. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Thursday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and on Friday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at THE ESPLANADE, 401 – 1 Street SE, on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. with Dr. Shane P. Andrus officiating. To honour Chris’ memory, please wear your Edmonton Oilers gear to the service. In lieu of flowers, a trust account has been set up in Carla’s name at RBC, account #5130687. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Chris Mann. 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.


DARRYL WILLIAM CECIL FRENCH

AUGUST 4, 1966 ~ JANUARY 28, 2018
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Darryl French of Medicine Hat on Sunday, January 28th, at the age of 51 years. He leaves to cherish his memory his best friend, Donna Cullins of 30 years; step-sons, Jacy (Megan), Jady; step-daughter, Sherry (Hugh); grandchildren, Michelle, Jullian, Ashlee, Esmae, Jayden. He also leaves to mourn, his parents, Alvin and Joyce French of Redcliff; four sisters, Judy (Brian), Fay (Paul), Lorraine, Debbie (Marshall); as well as many nieces and nephews. Darryl will also be sadly missed by Dean and Greg. Darryl was born in Halifax, N.S. due to being raised in a military family, he had the opportunity to travel across Canada. Once dad retired they lived in Simpson, SK for 6 years and moved to Medicine Hat where he resided until the present. Darryl worked at Redcliff IXL Brick Plant and Lakeside meat plant. His favorite passions was fishing and the love of his pets. The Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Redcliff Royal Canadian Legion, 302 Broadway Avenue East, Redcliff on Saturday, February 10th, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Memorial donations in Darryl’s name may be made to the S.P.C.A., S.P.C.A., 55 Southview Drive SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Darryl French. 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.


EPP

Victor Gerhard Epp passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at the age of 84 years, beloved husband of Helen Epp of Medicine Hat. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Victor Epp, 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


JOSEPH C PODESTA

April 24, 193


Private burial at his request.


JOY ALMOND

1929 ~ 2018
Joy Avice Almond, beloved wife of Edward Almond, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, January 27, 2018. She was born in Lloydminster, SK., on August 5, 1929 and after three older brothers she was truly a ‘joy’ to her family. At the age of three, the family moved to England where they lived through the war years in East Grinstead. They returned to Lloydminster in 1948, where she married Edward Almond on May 19, 1955. In 1956 they moved to Athabasca, AB., where they resided until retiring to Kelowna, BC., in 1987. In 1990, they moved to a farm just outside of Blackfoot, AB., before settling in Medicine Hat in 2003. Throughout her life, Joy was a florist, telephone operator and medical receptionist, but her most cherished job was as a wife, mother and grandmother. Joy suffered a brain aneurysm 30 years ago but she was determined to regain her independence which was an ongoing struggle. Joy is survived by her husband of 62 years, Edward; children, Catherine (Aidan), Teresa (Perry), Christopher (Pat); grandchildren, Avice DeKelver (Devon), Aaron DeKelver, Sydney Almond, Ethan Pelensky and Matisse Pelensky. She was predeceased by her parents, Gerald and Elsie Laws; Ed’s parents, Joseph and Ruby Almond as well as three brothers, Alan, Stuart and Bill Laws. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, 238 – 2 Avenue N.E., Medicine Hat on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. with Father Alphonse Narisetty celebrant. Interment will take place at the Lloydminster Cemetery, Lloydminster, SK., on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. If friends so desire memorial donations in Joy’s name may be made directly to St. Patrick’s Parish, 238 – 2 Avenue NE, Medicine Hat, AB., T1A 6A1. (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


MARY ELL

1910 – 2018
Mary Magdalena Ell, beloved wife of the late Peter Ell, passed away in Bow Island on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at the age of 107 years.
Further information including service details will follow once arrangements have been finalized.


RICHARDSON, James (Jim)

It is with deep sorrow that the family announces the passing of Jim Richardson of London, Ontario, formerly of Medicine Hat, on January 30, 2018 at age 85. Beloved husband for over 63 years and best friend of Lil Richardson (nee Knodel). Loving father of Sharon Cesanek and husband Bob of Port Stanley, Ontario, and Sandra Ranton and husband Doug of Waterloo, Ontario. Proud Grandad of Kate (Giles) Royster of San Jose, California, Kristen (Nathan) Thompson of Belmont, Ontario, and Trevor Ranton of Waterloo, Ontario. Great-grandad to his little buddies Dakota, Max and Dawson Thompson and Baby Royster. Predeceased by his Grandson Jacob Ranton (2014). A private family service will be held at Harris Funeral Home, London, at a later date.
Thank you to the staff of Mount Hope, 3rd floor, for his care over many years, as well as the team at University Hospital during his final days. Memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson Canada, 4500 Blakie Road, Unit 117, London, Ontario N6L 1G5, online at http://www.parkinsonsociety.ca and Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council, 285 Benjamin Rd, Waterloo Ontario N2J 3Z4. 519-884-1470 #2143, or online at http://www.wrspc.ca


THEONE BEATCH (nee LEWIS)

Theone passed way on Friday the 26th of January at 61 years. Theone leaves to cherish her memory her son Dennis Lewis (Cody); seven brothers Floyd Lewis (Lorna), Lindsay Lewis, Robert Lewis, Glen Lewis (Leslie), Herman Lewis (Edwina), Jerry Lewis (Lisa), Wilson Pocha (Anna), Gerald Pocha (Christal) and one sister Lindsay Lewis. Theone was predeceased by her parents Ray Lewis and Jessie Pocha.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 31st at 2:00pm at the Hillside Cemetery.


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