By Obituaries on August 19, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
.1950 ~ McDONALD ~ 2013
Mr. Richard “Rick” Joseph McDonald, beloved husband of Mrs. Betty McDonald of Medicine Hat, passed away on Friday, August 16th, 2013 at the age of 63 years. Along with Betty, left to cherish his memory are his 2 children, Mary-Lynn McKay (Rob Anderson) and Tony (Becky) McDonald; his granddaughter, Isabelle McDonald; and step grandson, Joel Anderson; 2 brothers, Geard (Pauline) and Calvin (Mabel); 6 sisters, Eva Collier, Ann (Jim) Dollimont, Rita (Larry) Morris, Margaret Organ, Susie (Noel) Baker and Theresa (Gerard) Organ; 6 brothers-in-law, Al (Cammy), Jim (Elizabeth), Matt (Bette), Vince (Susan), Allison (Mary) Warren and Tony Durnford; and one sister-in-law, Dora (Bert) Cluett; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Rick was predeceased by his parents, Michael and Mary Jane McDonald; his brother, Jack McDonald; 2 brothers-in-law, Abe Organ and Gordon Collier; and his sister-in-law, Margaret Durnford. Rick was born in Bay d’Espoir, NFLD on July 27th, 1950 where he was raised until moving to Ramea, NFLD at age 19 where he met the love of his life and wife of 42 years, Betty. After raising two children in Ramea, Rick and Betty moved to Medicine Hat in 1997 where they were blessed to have a large family and many friends to spend time with. Rick earned the nick name of “Tricky Ricky” by pulling numerous pranks on his family and friends. He was always the life of the party and above all else was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated in ST. PATRICK’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 238 – 2nd Avenue NE, on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Philip Le, celebrant. Memorial gifts in Rick’s memory may be made to the Palliative Care Unit, c/o Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, 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 email@example.com subject heading Rick McDonald. 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
.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 his brother, Robert “Bob” (Anne) Ernst of Vermilion; nieces and nephew, Breanna Ernst, Brittany Ersnt, Michael Ernst and Alysha (Darren) Grosky; as well as many good friends. Howard was predeceased by his parents, Clifford and Edith Ernst. Howard was born on July 2nd, 1951 in Medicine Hat where he lived until the time of his passing. He took great pride in his yard work and enjoyed riding his Harley. Howard was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and a H.O.G. member. 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 10:30 a.m. with Reverend Barrett Scheske officiating. Interment will follow in the Family Plot at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. A Memorial Ride in Howard’s memory will take place in the afternoon from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. at the Irvine Centennial Campground, Irvine, Alberta. Memorial gifts in Howard’s memory may be made to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, 124, 430 – 6th Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2S8. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or http://www.gonebutnotforgotten.ca or to firstname.lastname@example.org subject heading Howard Ernst. 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
.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 Cappon, 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 1949 when he moved to Banff, AB., and took on work in a grocery store. His father took over the UFA in 1952, 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 – 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, Deacon Robert 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: email@example.com 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
1961 ~ 2013
The clock of life
is wound but once,
and no man has the power to tell
just when the hands will stop,
on what day or what hour.
Now is the only time you have,
so live it with a will.
Don’t wait until tomorrow,
the hands may then be still.
Vanella Iwanov-Kohls, beautiful wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 16, 2013, at the age of 52 years. She was the loving wife of Darren Kohls, and the wonderful mother of three daughters: Braydel Kohls, Lyra Selk and her children, Skylar and Rhylan; Nataca Iwanov and her children, Kadan, Kalan, Nataya and Natavya. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Monday, August 19, 2013, between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. The Graveside Service will be held at Hillside Cemetery on Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at 10:00 A.M. Those wishing to attend the Graveside Service are invited to gather at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel between 9:30 A.M. and 9:45 A.M. to join the procession to Hillside Cemetery. A luncheon and life celebration will follow in the Cook Southland Reception Facility at 10:30 A.M. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting 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