April 23rd, 2018

April 4, 2018

By Obituaries on April 4, 2018.

1924 ~ DEAN “STUB” ROBINSON ~ 2018

Dean Robinson, beloved husband of Norma Robinson (nee McKnight), passed away at the age of 93 with his family by his side on Friday, March 30, 2018. The Funeral Service was held yesterday at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL. As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, those who wish to remember Dean, may make a gift to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Dean Robinson. 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.


1959 ~ COLIN SMITHDORF ~ 2018

Colin Trevor Smithdorf, beloved husband of Patricia Smithdorf of Redcliff, passed away on Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 at the age of 58 years. The Funeral Service was held yesterday at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL. Memorial gifts in Colin's memory may be made to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Canadian Cancer Society, Pancreatic Cancer Research. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Colin Smithdorf. 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.


ADAMS

Bonnie Denise Adams, of Redcliff, passed away on Friday, March 30, 2018, at the age of 52 years. She leaves to cherish her memory her partner, Robert Zizek; her children, Justin Sykes (Kristie Cormeir) and Kristen Adams (Justin Nagy); her grandchildren, Trinity, Skylar and Mahaila; and her sister Sharon (Eldon) Blanchard. She was predeceased by her parents Victor and Marvilla Opp, her husband Darrell Adams in 2007 and her brothers, Brian Opp in 2010 and Darryl Opp in infancy. A come and go reception will be held in the Germany Canadian Harmony Club, #1, 1st Street SE, Redcliff on Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Bonnie Adams, 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


BALTHASAR "BALZAR" LANZ

November 2nd, 1933 ~ March 31st, 2018
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, with family by his side. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Irene. He will be lovingly remembered by his four daughters, Mandy, Linda (Doug Klinck), Peggy (Reno Fleck), Bernadine (Gerry) Laforce; 16 grandchildren; and 21 great grandchildren. Balzar is also survived by his brothers, Frank (Rose), Tony (Rose), Johnny (Phyllis), Ben (Penny) and Eddie (Geri); his sisters, Veronica (Tim), Francis (Pius), Mary (Jerry†) and Kathy (Russ); two sisters-in-law, Joan (Leo†) and Inez (Jim†); and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his only son, Reg Lanz in 2011; his son-in-law, Barry; his parents, Erasmus and Katherine Lanz; his in-laws, Philip and Annie Stabler; one brother, Leo; and one sister, Maggie. Balzar was born and raised in Schuler, Alberta. He went on to marry Irene on June 22nd, 1957 at St. Edmund's (Christ the King) in Medicine Hat by Pastor Paul J. O'Bryne. They resided in Medicine Hat, where they raised their 5 children. Balzar worked at S.F. Scott and went on to retire from the Cypress View Foundation. Besides his love for his family, he also took pride in the many years serving as a goal judge with the Medicine Hat Tigers. His other interests were camping, fishing, boating and tinkering in his garage. In 2014 he went on a cruise of a lifetime to the Panama Canal with his wife. Balzar will be fondly remembered by the nicknames he came up with for his family and friends.

“Aren't you glad I brought you here?”

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. PATRICK'S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 238 – 2nd Avenue NE, on Thursday, April 5th, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. with Father Tomy Manjaly, Celebrant. A Private Interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Balzar's memory may be made to the Alberta Heart and 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 Balzar Lanz. 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.


HORETH

Dorothea ‘Doris’ Horeth of Medicine Hat, passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2018, at the age of 92 years, beloved wife of the late George Horeth. She leaves to cherish her memory four children, Linda (Barry) Crowther of Medicine Hat, Rosanne (Gary) Bierback of Seven Persons, Irene (Hal) Fode of Medicine Hat, and Delores (Eric) Hagglund of Calgary; seven grandchildren, Marc Crowther, Matthew (Erica) Crowther, Landon (Brittany) Hagglund, Ryan Fode, Brennan Hagglund (Julia Nicholson), Kyle Fode (Rebecca Phillips), Spencer Bierback (Toree Bonagofsky); five great grandchildren, Kaleb Hagglund, Madalyn Hagglund, Hank Crowther, Eddie Crowther, Niels Crowther, one sister-in-law, Ann Poersch and many nieces and nephews in Canada, Germany and Austria. Doris was predeceased by her husband George Horeth on January 31, 1985; her parents, Martin and Karoline Fritsch, one brother, Martin Fritsch, three sisters, Rosina Nief, Maria Nief, and Katherine Bohn; four sisters-in-law; Rose Janisch, Mary Conners, Margaret Hittel, and Katie Horeth. Being with her family was her greatest joy, whether it was camping, birthdays, visits from her grandchildren and great grandchildren or going out for lunch. She enjoyed baking, cooking, knitting and crocheting for us all. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday, from 1:00 p.m to 1:55 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Carmel Hospice (St. Joseph’s Home) c/o 156 3rd Street NE, Medicine Hat, T1A 5M1 or to the Alzheimer Society, Alberta and Northwest Territories #201, 770 6th Street SW Medicine Hat, AB T1A 4J6. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Doris Horeth, 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


STEIN

Katherine (Katie) Regina Stein of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Andrew Stein, passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at the age of 98 years. She leaves to cherish her memory five children, June (Dale) Yahn of Surrey, BC; Bev (Gordon) Ziegler of Richmound, Saskatchewan; Brian (Vianne) Stein of Calgary; Reg (Vicki) Stein of Richmound; and Keith (Karen) Stein of Medicine Hat; thirteen grandchildren, Janice Shelesny, Janine Yahn, Gordon (Suzanne) Yahn, Chris (Cynthia) Yahn, Mitch (Ginger) Ziegler, Jeff (Sandra) Ziegler, Andrea (Rich) Galvin, Jennifer Ziegler, Brett Stein, Celeste (John) Lapinskie, Logan Stein, Rylan Stein and Jayden Stein; fourteen great-grandchildren, Hudson, Kate, Stuart, Megan, Rebecca, Brennon, Chelsea, Kaylynn, Kyle, Jake, Oliver, Isaac, Carter and Georgia; one sister Angela Glasser; one brother Bill (Pat) Hepfner; three sisters-in-law Clara Stein, Rose Stein, Carol Stein and one brother-in-law Tony Stein as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Katie was predeceased by her parents, Bernard and Georgina Hepfner; her husband Andrew in 2003; four sisters and their husbands, Josephine (Jerry) Feininger, Minnie (Frank) Scherger, Ann (Bill) Pocsik and Alice (Leonard) Schneider; one brother-in-law Bill Glasser, and Andrew’s brothers and sisters-in-law, Alex (Frances), Erasmus (Mona), Mike, Christian, Joe (Rose), Alf, Pat and Ann and his sisters Frances, Florentina, Amelia and Margaret. Katie was born on January 2, 1920, at the family homestead in the Fox Valley area where she was raised and attended Rose Flat School. On November 16, 1939, she married Andrew Stein and they raised their family in Richmound, operating Stein’s Grocery and participating in many community activities. They retired to Medicine Hat in 1981, where Katie continued to enjoy baking, playing cards, curling, dancing and visiting with friends and family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved to reminisce about memories of the past and always had a history book handy to look up more information. She treasured her phone calls and visits from family and friends by whom she will be sadly missed. Family and friends will gather for prayers in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Thursday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated in Holy Family Parish (1451 Strachan Road SE) on Friday, April 6, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Philip Le celebrant. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Cerebral Palsy Association of Alberta at http://www.cpalberta.com or to the Parkinson Association of Alberta at http://www.parkinsonalberta.ca. To email an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Katherine Stein; 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


WEISS

Bonnie Weiss passed away on Monday, April 2, 2018, beloved wife of Bruce Weiss of Medicine Hat. She also leaves to cherish her memory two children, Berri-Sue Weiss (Jon Bolton) and Brandi (Curtis) Benedict; six grandchildren, Cyanna, Ella, Luna, Jocelyn, Jada and William. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday, from 12:00 p.m. to 12:55 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend . As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Southern Alberta, 340 A Maple Ave SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 7L5 or The Kidney Foundation of Canada, 6007 1A St SW, Calgary, AB T2H 0G5. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Bonnie Weiss, 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


WINGENBACH

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Daniel “Dan” Wingenbach of Medicine Hat, on Thursday, March 29, 2018, at the age of 94 years. He was predeceased by his loving wife Angelina, son Randall, sisters, brothers, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. He is survived by five children: Terry Wingenbach, David (Rita) Wingenbach, Geri (Frank) Hecker, Jeanette (Ron) Bechtold and James Wingenbach. He is also survived by ten grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren, his sister Helen, sisters-in-law Jean Wingenbach, Clara Crews and Ester Wagner. Dan was born on May 30, 1923 in a sod hut in Southern Saskatchewan. Dan was a farmer and maintained a keen interest in farming throughout his life. As a young man he played the banjo in a band with his brothers. He loved music and loved to dance. When the band disbanded, he took up the harmonica and singing along with the songs on the radio. He knew the words to most of the songs and particularly loved the yodelling. At the age of 94, he still played his harmonica although complained that he did not have the breath he needed to do it well. To supplement his farm income during the lean years, Dan became a well known finisher for farm cisterns and farm house chimneys. He later took on a rural school bus route. During the winter this meant getting up as early at 3:00 a.m. to ensure that he could heat up the battery and get the bus running by 7:00 a.m. to start his route. When Dan retired from the farm he and Lena moved into Medicine Hat. He continued to work first as a maintenance man for a local motel and then later seasonal work for the City of Medicine Hat at the water treatment plant and watering boulevards and parks. Dan loved sports. For many years he was a pitcher at numerous ball tournaments until his arm gave out. Later he could be found golfing, curling and bowling or watching the games on television. Dan loved spending time with people. He had a good sense of humour, loved to laugh, and share a joke. In his early 80's, Dan purchased his first computer. He learned to send emails and checked Facebook daily to keep track of his grandchildren. The computer gave him many hours of entertainment both in playing games like checkers, freestyle and solitaire, drawing farm pictures using Microsoft Paint as well as hours of watching and listening to Danny O'Donnell on YouTube. Those who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday evening from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. and at the church on Thursday from 10:00 – 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 (1451 Strachan Road SE) on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Albert Sayson celebrant. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Daniel Wingenbach, 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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