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August 13, 2013

By Obituaries on August 13, 2013.

.1917 ~ POPICK ~ 2013
The family of Stan Popick is sad to announce he has saddled up and crossed the great divide on Friday, August 9th, 2013 at the age of 95 years. He will meet up with his bride of 55 years Norma, who passed away on September 27th, 2005. He is survived by his two sons; Bob (Sharon) Popick, their children, Jody (Scott Knapp) and Brett; Mick (Jacqui) Popick and their children Cory (Christy), [and their daughter Haven] and Christopher (Amy) [their children Macy and Samuel]; and by his daughter, Jean Challifoux and her daughter, Andrea McCallister (Pat O’Leary) [their children Callum, Bailey and Abigail]. He is also survived by one sister, Kay Ralph, two brothers-in -law, Doug (Jeannine) Wagner, Dale (Attie) Wagner; and one sister-in-law, Mary Messmer; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Stan was born September 20th, 1917 on the family farm (Sec- 2, Twp-1, Rge- 25, W3) south of Robsart on the Canada, USA border. He even attended school in the United States as it was the closest school available making many lifelong friends there. Stan worked on the family ranch until 1945 when he then went to work for the PFRA at Battle Creek Community Pasture. He married Norma Jean Wagner in 1950 and began raising his family in the Divide area until 1967, when he transferred to the Bitter Lake Pasture north of Maple Creek. Stan and Norma remained working there until Stan’s retirement in 1975. In 1973, Stan and Norma bought the Cypress Hills Riding Academy and ran it together every summer until 1986. They also spent 15 happy winters in Apache Junction, Arizona. Later they bought a cabin at Simmie, Saskatchewan where they enjoyed many years of fishing together. Stan and Norma finally settled in Medicine Hat in 1991 where he lived until his passing. Stan and Norma did everything together including fishing, hunting and camping, they had a real passion for the outdoors. Bob and Mick will fondly remember the many hunting and fishing trips they took with their Dad and Mom. Jean was Dad’s caretaker in the last several years as his eyesight was taken by macular degeneration. Her brothers and their families will be forever grateful for the care Jean provided their Dad. Stan was very proud of his five grandchildren and six great- grandchildren and was always so pleased when they came to visit. Stan loved to discuss horses and cattle and the people who worked them, he had many interesting stories to tell about his life as a cattleman. We will miss his stories and the history he would share from his 95 years of life, but mostly we will miss the best Dad, Grandpa and Father-in-law any of us could hope to have. The Funeral Service will be held in SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Wednesday August 14th, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment will follow in the Family Plot at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Stan’s memory may be made to the CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind) 102, 520 – 2nd Street SE Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 0C6 or to the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital 4 West, 666 – 5th Street SW Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4H6 Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or http://www.gonebutnotforgotten.ca or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Stan Popick. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone (403)528-2599

.1924 ~ SAUTER ~ 2013
Hilda Sauter of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Fred Sauter, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, August 2nd, 2013 at the age of 89 years. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL on Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. and at VICTORY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2793 Southview Drive SE, on Wednesday August 14th, 2013 from 1:00 until 1:55 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held in VICTORY LUTHERAN CHURCH on Wednesday August 14th, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Barrett Scheske officiating. Interment will follow in the Family Plot at Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of interest those wishing to remember Mrs. Hilda Sauter may do so with a gift to the Alzheimer Society (Palliser Region) 401D – 3rd Street SE Medicine Hat, AB T1A 0G8 Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or http://www.gonebutnotforgotten.ca or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Hilda Sauter. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone (403)528-2599

.1932 ~ MARIER ~ 2013
Mr. Joseph Robert “Bob” Marier, beloved husband of Mrs. Joyce Shorter of Medicine Hat, passed away on Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 at the age of 81 years. Bob also leaves to cherish his memory four children, Kenny Shorter (Brenda), Reggie Shorter (Marg), Darrell Shorter and Darlene (Daryl) Zerr; ten grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; best friend, Wally Mimick; as well as numerous extended family, friends and acquaintances. The Funeral Service will be held in SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1Dunmore Road SE, on Friday, August 16th, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Mark Borrows officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Bob’s memory may be made to The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1X8. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or http://www.gonebutnotforgotten.ca or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Bob Marier. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone (403)528-2599

.CARLSON
Arthur “Ole” Carlson passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2013, at the age of 80 years, beloved husband of Karen Carlson 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: Ole Carlson, 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

.EHMAN
Alfred Ehman of Medicine Hat passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 10, 2013, at the age of 84 years, with his best friend and caregiver by his side. Alf was born on May 24, 1929 in the Wisdom area to parents Jacob and Christina (Stickel) Ehman. He was the only son of six children and went to school at Lloyd’s School in Wisdom up to grade nine. The family attended the Evangelical Church where Alf sang in the choir. On October 13, 1951 he married Emily Maier from the Schuler area. They took over the Ehman family farm where they lived until 1985 when they sold the farm and relocated to Medicine Hat. They both loved to travel, going to the U.S. with nephew Roy Hausauer and his wife Jenny, in the first years of their retirement. Roy introduced him to motorbikes, of which he had many, going on many biking day trips. Later they took tours to the Maritimes, Alaska, Hawaii and a cruise to Mexico. Emily passed away on November 21, 2008 and Alf moved into a condo at the Norwood Grand. Up until he had his first stroke in August 2012, Alf loved trading off cars and still loved to take day trips around the countryside with Frieda sometimes putting on 500 km in a day. In the past few years Alf enjoyed visiting with Frieda’s great-nieces, Danae and Alyssa Zieffle. He always had a glint in his eye, some candy in his pocket and a little fun for them and they had hugs for him. Alf was predeceased by his parents Jacob and Christina; sisters, Ruby Stickel, Bertha and Bill Wagner, Alma and Emil Hausauer; brothers-in-law, Percy Stevens, Ben Widmer and Walter Maier. He is survived by his best friend Frieda Gazdag; sisters, Clara Stevens and Ida Widmer; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Carol and Fred Voeller, Helga Maier, Sam and Jean Maier as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Sidney Nelson officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to remember Alfred with a donation may do so to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT and Nunavut #124 – 430 6th Ave. SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 2S8 or to the charity of your choice. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Alfred Ehman, 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

.KLUG
Anton “Tony” Frank Klug of Medicine Hat, passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2013, at the age of 62 years, beloved husband of Emily Klug of Medicine Hat and loving father of one son, Travis Klug of Medicine Hat. Family and friends will gather for prayers in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated in Holy Family Parish (1451 Strachan Road SE) on Friday, August 16, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Philip Le celebrant. A private interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Palliser Health Authority 666 5th Street S.W., Medicine Hat. T1A 4H6 . To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Tony Klug, 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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