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February 20, 2018

By Obituaries on February 20, 2018.

1924 ~ DON CANNON ~ 2018

Donald "Don" Anthony Cannon, passed away on Saturday, February 17th, 2018 at the age of 93 years, beloved husband of Audrey "Dene" Hebert Cannon of Abbeville, Louisiana. Funeral services will be held at Holy Family Parish and 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.


1932 ~ ARTHUR WATT ~ 2018

Arthur Charles Watt of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of the late Roberta Watt, passed away on Sunday, February 18th, 2018 at the age of 85 years. Arthur leaves to cherish his memory two sons, Kevin (Joanne) and Patrick (Cindy); two daughters, Debra (Pat) and Wendy (Brock); nine grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; one brother, Ronald (Eileen); as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Arthur was predeceased by his wife, Roberta; his parents, Charles and Jean Watt; and one brother, George Watt. Arthur worked for many years in Calgary in the plumbing and pipe-fitting trades and taught those fields at SAIT. After moving to Medicine Hat he was an active member of the Medicine Hat Art Club. Honouring Arthur's wishes, no formal funeral services will be held. Memorial gifts in Arthur's memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society, 201, 770 – 6th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4J6 or to the Good Samaritan Society, 550 Spruce Way SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1B 4P1. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Arthur Watt. 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.


CHARLES RILEY

1932 ~ 2018
Mr. Charles Oscar Riley, beloved husband of Lillian, passed away at the Bow Island Health Centre on Friday, February 16, 2018, at the age of 85 years. His memory will be cherished by his wife of 64 years, Lillian (nee Wutzke); children, Charlene Smith and Norman (Cathy) Riley and their children, Taryn, Brad and Raelyn; stepbrother, Ernest (Doris) Jurkat; stepsister, Marilyn (Ralph) Wilson; brother-in-law, Alvin (Mary) Wutzke as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins in Prince Edward Island. Charles was predeceased by his mother, Hazel Jurkat; stepfather, Walter Jurkat; father, Charles Riley; son-in-law, Jim Smith; sister, Joyce Riley; uncle, Norman Stead and father and mother-in-law, Fred and Elizabeth Wutzke. Charles was a chartered member of the Conquerville Lions Club for over 50 years along with the Bow Island Elks Club for over 45 years. He enjoyed playing cards, golfing with his friends and listening to Norm and his band play and sing. Charles loved his Chevy trucks, his tractors and farming – which he continued to do up until the age of 80. His greatest joy came from time spent with his grandchildren whom he loved dearly and who will miss their grandpa immensely. The Funeral Service will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church, 135 – 2nd Ave. West Bow Island, Alberta on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Lisa Waites officiating. Private interment will take place prior to the service at the Bow Island Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Charles’ name may be made directly to HALO, #12 – 49 Viscount Avenue S.W., Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 5G4 or to the Bow Island Ladies Auxiliary, Box 585, Bow Island, AB, T0K 0G0. (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 Mohninger

January 26, 1946 – February 13, 2018
We are devastated to announce the sudden passing of an amazing man, husband, father, grampa and “Best Buddy”. Dad passed away February 13, 2018 in Medicine Hat, AB at the age of 72 years. Dad was born to Elizabeth and Henry Mohninger in Humboldt, SK. and grew up in St. Brieux, SK. He met mom in Saskatoon and they married on February 27, 1975. In 1976, they moved to Fort McMurray, AB. where dad eventually became a heavy equipment operator with Suncor. He worked there for 30 years. In 2007, they followed us out of Fort McMurray and retired to Medicine Hat. Dad was an avid sports-fan with a great sense of humor. His family describes him as fun loving, patient and kind. He was always there to listen and always knew what to say. He was a hard working man and enjoyed the simple things in life. Dedicated to his family, he will be missed beyond belief. He leaves “The Crew” behind to carry on his memory – Vivian (Giles), his faithful, devoted wife of 43 years, their daughters Angela (Wayne) Daviduck and Sheri (Tom) Power, and the most important, his grandkids, Shilah, Erik, Meagan, Mylie, Nick, Megan and loyal dog Joey. He will be greatly missed by his siblings Elmer (Kathy) Mohninger, Carol Judge, and brother-in-law Doug Brooks. As well as Vivian’s siblings Roberta Giles, George (Janet) Giles, Albert (Carol) Giles and Darleen (Fred) Bowles, their families and his father in law Art Bentley. Dad loved, and was loved. There are many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and extended family that share in our grief. He was predeceased by his parents Elizabeth and Henry, his sisters Adeline Brooks, Joyce Antoniuk, and Leona Nagy and his brothers in law Nick Antoniuk and Joe Nagy, as well as his mother in law Anna Bentley. A private celebration of life will be held. Memorial gifts in Don's memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 220, 6223 – 2nd Street SE, Calgary, Alberta, T2H 1J5 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 Donald Mohninger. 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.


EVANGELOS

Regas John Evangelos, beloved husband of Valerie Evangelos, passed away in Edmonton on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at the age of 67 years. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Medicine Hat Little League, P.O. Box 382 Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 7G1. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Regas Evangelos , 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


LEROY AARON SEMRAU

April 1, 1935 – February 15, 2018


With an appreciation for a happy life and the love of many, Leroy Aaron Semrau passed away on Thursday, February 15, 2018, at the age of 82 years. As a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, many will miss him dearly. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 57 years, Loretta "Lottie" Semrau (nee: Dunz); his son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Marlene Semrau, and their two daughters, Danielle (Ian McLean) and Nikki (Tristan Matz); his daughter and son-in-law, Tracy and Doug Mastel, and their four sons, Matt (Shelby) and their son Theo, Mitchell (Jules Rooks), Ryan and Nolan (Desiree Naude); his brother and sister-in-law, Elvin "Peng" and Karen Semrau, and their family. Leroy was predeceased by his parents, Walter and Mary Semrau.
Leroy was born in Kincaid, Saskatchewan, where the family farmed until 1966. In 1961, the family ventured into the motel business in Medicine Hat, operating the Trans Canada and Cloverleaf Motels until 1978. They built and operated an amusement park from 1966 to 1977. Leroy and Lottie built the Travelodge Hotel in 1973 with their business partners Peng and Karen Semrau and Fred and Audrey Ammann. The families were involved in this business until it sold in 1998. In addition to the motel/hotel business, an interest in warehousing fostered the beginning of G.E.L. Holdings Ltd. in 1973, and this company continues to operate today. Leroy was a visionary who had a strong work ethic and a passion for business. Not afraid to get his hands dirty, he was active in the development of the family businesses and literally helped to build them from the ground up.
Although Leroy had success in business, his greatest source of joy came from his family. Watching his six grandchildren grow up provided Leroy with tremendous happiness. Many hours were spent with "Papa" enjoying all that life has to offer. His devotion to his grandchildren was evident in the family ski trips to Elkwater and Whitefish, camping trips to Lac Pelletier and Lake Newell, fishing adventures, golf outings, go-cart and dirt bike rides, workshop adventures, boating trips and lunches at A & W. Starting in 1991, Leroy and Lottie began spending the winters in Lake Havasu, Arizona. It was here that some of the best family memories were created. Travelling to see Papa and Nannie became an annual event where the fun never ended. Papa Leroy was looking forward to spending time with the next generation. The recent birth of his first great-grandchild, Theo, was a tremendous source of pride.
The family would like to extend a very special thank-you to Dr. Tom and Michelle Mohanraj who went above and beyond the call of duty. In Leroy's words, "Tom is a great doctor and a great friend." Thank-you as well to the tremendous nursing staff on 5 East, who took exceptional care of Papa and offered the family compassion and comfort.
A private family gathering to honour Leroy's memory will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Leroy can do so with a donation to Kidsport Medicine Hat and Redcliff (PO Box 40009- 355 Southridge Dr. S.E. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1B 4S6) or to the Medicine Hat SPCA (55 Southwest Drive S.W., Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8E8). To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Leroy Semrau, 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


MIDDLETON

Blaine Kenneth Middleton passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2018, at the age of 64 years, beloved husband of Gwen Middleton of Medicine Hat. He also leaves to cherish his memory his children, Aaron (Shelly) Middleton and their daughter Isabella, Jamie (Larry) Charbonneau and their children Jaden and Brooklyn; his father James Middleton; his brother Jeff (Marilyn) Middleton and sisters, Bonnie (Bruce) Williams and Michelle Middleton – Currence; as well as his sister-in-law Margo. He will also be remembered by Gwens parents, Adam (Loretta) Schmaltz and her brothers and sister, Brian (Michelle) Schmaltz, Steve (Wendy) Schmaltz, and Kim (Glen) Renwick as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother Olga Middleton and his brother Tom. At Blaine’s request no funeral service will be held. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to Medicine Hat Waves Swim Club Box 2581 Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8G8. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Blaine Middleton, 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


OULETTE

Florence “Gail” Oulette passed away on Friday, February 16, 2018, at the age of 77 years, beloved wife of Raymond Oulette of Medicine Hat. She also leaves to cherish her memory three children, Sheryl Sherk and her husband Doug, Laurie Oulette and Brenna Oulette all of Medicine Hat; seven grandchildren, Rachel Vair, Teressa Sherk, Shayla, Grayson and Joel Oulette, Cassandra and Nicholas Oulette; four great grandchildren, Madison Densmore, Lilah, Cadence and Gage Vair; one brother, Leonard (Florence) Arnott of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta; two sisters, Anne (Bo) Carlson, Kathy Arnott, all of Prince George, British Columbia as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. She was predeceased by her parents, Florence McDougall and William Arnott; and by her stepfather, Gordon McDougall. Florence was born in Roblin, Manitoba where her family farmed, her parents emigrated from Scotland and England. Her family relocated to Flin Flon, Manitoba where Gail met her husband to be, Raymond Oulette and to this day had 59 years of marriage. Gail relocated to Medicine Hat in 1965, and worked at the Redcliff Glass Factory for 24 years and advanced to foreman of C shift. Gail volunteered as Elder/Treasurer with Sunworks Arts and Cultural Society, and was on the board with M.A.D.D. In her retirement years, she enjoyed playing pool and won a trophy at the Moose Lodge where she also volunteered. Gail’s greatest sense of joy came from spending time with her husband, daughters, grandchildren and great grandchildren, witnessing their accomplishments. Her great grandchildren lit up her home when they came for a visit. Gail was a strong fighter, fighting Parkinson’s disease for 30 years. On her behalf, Gail’s familywish to thank Medicine Hat Home Care, Holy Family Parish, the staff at Medicine Hat Co-op and her beloved husband for caring for her all these years with compassion and support. During her last days on earth Gail would reflect on the comfort the Bible scripture Revelations 21:4 “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be anymore pain.” Those who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Thursday from 10:00 to 10:55 a.m.. Family and friends will gather for prayers in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated in the Holy Family Parish on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Philip Le celebrant. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. Those who wish to remember Gail with a donation may forward it to the 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: Florence Oulette, 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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