By Obituaries on August 17, 2013.
.1924 ~ PERRETT ~ 2013
Mr. Garth Perrett of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Natalie Perrett, passed away on Thursday, August 15th, 2013 at the age of 88 years. December 13th, 1924 Garth Talbot Perrett was born in Hampton, Ontario to Daisy and William Perrett. He was predeceased by his older sister, Doreen Perrett and is survived by his younger brother, Harold. He is also survived by his daughter, Deanna Marion Rombough; 3 grandchildren, Tracy (Guy) Deschamps, Lisa (Mike) Evans and Grace (Lee) Clayton. He leaves 6 great grandchildren, Sheresa, Ryker, Payten, Elizabeth, Madison and Colton. Garth served in World War II with the Royal Canadian Airforce, he was a member of the motor transport division. He was posted to Dauphin where he met the love of his life, Natalie Marion. He was posted to Suffield in 1945 at the same time he and Natalie were married. Natalie and Garth moved to Alberta in 1945. Garth and Natalie were married for 65 years. They were soul mates, spending every minute together. Once leaving the Airforce, Garth met his friend and longtime business partner, Murray Leonard. They owned and ran the Red Head gas station. Not long after, Murray and Garth formed Leonard and Perrett Transport. For many years they hauled cattle and eventually got into freight hauling. Garth loved animals. He supported many animal charities. He was a family man, always putting his family first. Garth was committed to community and helping anyone one who needed it. He will be greatly missed by his family and was surrounded by them in his final days. We would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of Masterpiece Living, Medicine Hat Regional Hospital Unit 5E and Palliative Care for their excellent care of Garth. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Monday, August 19th, 2013 from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held in SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment will follow in the Family Plot at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Garth’s memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 102, 73 – 7th Street SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 1J2 or to the S.P.C.A., 55 Southwest Drive SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or http://www.gonebutnotforgotten.ca or to email@example.com subject heading Garth Perrett. Radio funeral announcement can be heard on Monday around 12:35 p.m. on 93.7 Praise FM. 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
Bob Marier, beloved husband of Joyce Shorter, passed away on August Wednesday, August 7th, 2013. The Funeral Service was held yesterday at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel. Memorial gifts in Bob’s memory may be made to the Hospital for Sick Kids. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or http://www.gonebutnotforgotten.ca or to firstname.lastname@example.org subject heading Bob Marier. Funeral arrangements 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
.1951 ~ ERNST ~ 2013
Mr. Howard Ernst of Medicine Hat passed away on Sunday, August 11th, 2013 at the age of 62 years. Howard leaves to cherish his memory one brother, Robert “Bob” (Anne) Ernst of Vermilion, Alberta. Condolences may be sent to email@example.com subject heading Howard Ernst. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed by 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
.1957 ~ DORN ~ 2013
Judith “Judy” Dorn, beloved wife and best friend of Glenn Dorn of Medicine Hat, passed away on Monday, August 12th, 2013. The Funeral Service was held yesterday at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel. Memorial gifts in Judy’s memory may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or http://www.gonebutnotforgotten.ca or to firstname.lastname@example.org subject heading Judy Dorn. Funeral arrangements 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
.1977 ~ COLLIER ~ 2013
Christopher “Chris” Collier, beloved son of Ross and Laura Collier of Redcliff, passed away on Monday, August 12th, 2013. The Funeral Service was held yesterday at First Assembly of God. Memorial gifts in Chris’s memory may be made to S.P.C.A. or to the Charity of One’s Choice. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or http://www.gonebutnotforgotten.ca or to email@example.com subject heading Chris Collier. Funeral arrangements 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
.AUBREY ERNEST BENDALL
July 29, 1927 ~ August 13, 2013
Mr. Aubrey Bendall passed away peacefully at the Brooks Health Care Centre on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, at the age of 86 years. Aubrey Ernest Bendall was born on July 29, 1927 in Saskatoon, SK., to Albert Bert’ and Mary Maimie’ Bendall (nee Watson). He was the oldest of four children, and the only one to live past the age of two. When he was just nine months old, the family moved to a farm in Cappis, AB., later moving to Bindloss, AB. This is where he went to school, receiving his education in a multi-grade, one room school. At the age of fifteen, Aubrey quit school and worked on farms in the surrounding area until 1959 when he moved to Banff, AB., and took on work in a grocery store. His father took over the UFA in 1962, and Aubrey returned home to work with him in the fuel business. Later on, the family took on the contract for the Post Office. When Bert retired, Aubrey let go of the UFA contract, keeping the Post Office and starting a confectionary that he operated until he retired. In 2003, he moved to Medicine Hat, and in March of this year, moved to the Sunrise Gardens Nursing Care Facility in Brooks. His stay in the Brooks Health Centre was short, but the staff liked him! He often joked and was noted as a pleasure to be around. Aubrey was a very community minded individual who was always there to help anyone in need. This was evident through his years of commitment as a volunteer firefighter. Aubrey loved the outdoors, whether camping, fishing or going out looking for more arrowheads and other Native American artifacts to add to his impressive collection. He will be remembered as a devoted son, good friend to many and a strong member of each community he lived in. Aubrey is survived by his mother’s sister, Marjorie Ellen Florence; cousins, Darrel Florence, Roger Florence, Cheryl Robinson, Albert Florence and Hope Florence and their families; extended family from his father’s side of the family in England as well as numerous life-long friends. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so starting one hour prior to the Funeral Service which will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at 10:00 A.M. with Rev. Dr. Shane Andrus officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery with a time of fellowship thereafter in the Cook Southland Reception Facility. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting http://www.cooksouthland.com) If friends so desire, Memorial Tributes in Aubrey’s name may be made directly to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, 2888 Shaganappi Trail N.W., Calgary, Alberta, T3B 6A8. Honoured to serve the family is COOK SOUTHLAND Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4V4. Telephone: 403-527-6455.
.This past Tuesday, Alvin Earl Mattson’s relatives, church family and friends showed their love and support for Marg, Maureen, Gordon, Janice, Wayne and their families on the loss of their beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. A private time of remembrance at the cemetery was followed by a celebration of Alvin’s life at Westminster United Church. Wayne shared a special tribute from the family, providing some insight into the man they were so proud to call “Dad”. Westminster’s Choir shared their support through song and Reverend Angle offered comfort through special scripture selections and prayer.
A legacy to cherish
A friend to all,
Alvin has found rest
He’s answered God’s call.
His Life Lived…
His Life Cherished…
His Life Honoured.
Courtesy of Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455
1936 ~ 2013
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Mathias (Matt) Hammel, beloved husband of Betty, announce his passing while at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, at the age of 76 years. Matt was born in Prelate, Saskatchewan on December 13, 1936. He was raised on the family farm where he learned the value of a hard days work. Matt met the love of his life Betty, in Medicine Hat and were later married on April 27, 1957. Their marriage was blessed with the births of eight children. His work ethic from the farm followed him for the rest of his life. He worked at various jobs before becoming the Town Foreman of Leader. This was a position that Matt loved and his dedication and passion was evident in his work. He was a long time resident of Leader and later moved to Medicine Hat in 2009. Matt was a loyal and devoted family man and will be remembered by his loving wife, Betty and eight children, Catherine (Doug) Rupert, Ronald (Shannon) Hammel, Robert Hammel, Randolph Hammel, Rodney (Sheila) Hammel, Richard (Kim) Hammel, Douglas Hammel and Karri (Tim) Geiger; a brother, Meinard (Bertha) Hammel and a sister, Florence (Adolph) Wirchowsky as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and extended family. He was predeceased by his parents, Adam and Catherine Hammel; three brothers, John, Martin and Leonard and two sisters, Francis and Rose. The Graveside Service will be held at Hillside Cemetery on Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at 2:00 P.M. Those wishing to attend the Graveside Service are invited to gather at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel between 1:30 P.M. and 1:45 P.M. to join the procession to Hillside Cemetery. A luncheon will follow in the Cook Southland Reception Facility. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting http://www.cooksouthland.com) Memorial donations in Matt’s name may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 102 Crestwood Square One, 1865 Dunmore Road S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 1Z8. Honoured to serve the family is Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455
Marian Delores C. Sibal passed away on Thursday, August 15, 2013, in the presence of the Lord whom she tried to faithfully serve all her life. Aside from being a Montessori graduate she was also trained and excelled in dramatics. She received her drama training at the Jesuit University in Manila. As an educator for 30 years she loved teaching dramatic poetry. Her young students from age six excelled in reading, writing and spelling. Marian was invited to come to Canada then joining the missionary group founded by Bishop O’Grady of Pleasant Memories in Prince George, B.C., The Frontier Apostles. Marian worked extensively in Vancouver, Victoria, Smithers and Medicine Hat where she taught and ran her own Montessori School. She would like to express her gratitude to Jack and Joyce Risling for their loving care and prayers till the end of her earthly life. Also thanks to Father Philip, Father Mathew, Bob Risling for their prayers and support during her last years of retirement in Medicine Hat. Please continue to pray for her departed soul. Thank you to her Holy Family Parish family. Sibal was predeceased by her parents Philomena and Jose Sibal; her brother and sisters, nieces and nephews. The funeral mass will be celebrated in Holy Family Parish (1451 Strachan Road SE) on Monday, August 19, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. with Fr. Philip Le officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: firstname.lastname@example.org subject heading: Marian Sibal, 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
.STEPHENSON, MARION MATILDA
October 16, 1916- August 13, 2013
Marion was born and raised in Shaunavon, Sk. and attended Normal School in Moose Jaw. She taught in several rural schools in southwest Sask. where she met and married her husband of 64 yrs. They farmed at Hazenmore, Sk. for 35 yrs. Marion was very busy with farm work, raising three daughters and the local ladies club. In 1975 they retired to Medicine Hat becoming very active at the Veiner Center dancing, playing cards and table tennis. Marion loved entertaining their many friends, her flower beds and having family visit. In 2002 they enjoyed the security and care provided by a
move to Chinook Village. Marion moved to Madison Manor, Nanton, Ab., in 2009 to be closer to her family. The family is very grateful for the excellent care she received there until her passing. Marion leaves to cherish her memory her daughters Carol (Bob) Evans, Faye (Wayne) Iverson and Doreen (Larry) Jensen, grandchildren Stephanie Evans, Wanda (Lorne) Herriman, Jason (Jamie) Evans, Amy Iverson, Jared (Jill) Iverson, Brent (Bradee Hlady) Iverson, Troy Jensen and Kyle Jensen and 13 great grandchildren. She is survived by her sister Gladys Jackson, Leduc, Ab. and sister-in-law Alta Legros, Ponteix, Sk. as well as nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Frank and Tillie Brigden and husband Payton Stephenson. Interment will be at 11:00AM Aug.19 at Memory Gardens, Swift Current, Sk. Funeral services by Leydon’s Funeral Home Claresholm, AB.