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August 21, 2013

By Obituaries on August 21, 2013.

.1916 ~ BELLAGENTE ~ 2013
Mrs. Alma Ida Bellagente of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Mr. Victor Bellagente, passed away on Monday, August 19th, 2013 at the age of 96 years. Alma leaves to cherish her memory five children. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Friday, August 23rd, 2013 from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held in UNITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 8 Palliser Place NE, on Saturday, August 24th, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Garth Wehrfritz-Hanson officiating. Interment will follow in the Family Plot at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Alma’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Good Samaritan Society. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Alma Bellagente. 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 ~ PERRETT ~ 2013
Mr. Garth Perrett of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Natalie Perrett, passed away on Thursday, August 15th, 2013. The Funeral Service was held yesterday at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel. Memorial gifts in Garth’s memory may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association or to the S.P.C.A. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or http://www.gonebutnotforgotten.ca or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Garth Perrett. 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

.1939 ~ HICKEN ~ 2013
Doreen Eleanor Hicken passed way after a lengthy illness on Saturday, August 17th, 2013 at the age of 74, beloved wife of Robert “Bob” Hicken of Medicine Hat. She also leaves to cherish her memory three children, Shirley, Carol and Lynn; eight grandchildren, Tyrel, Kristi, Ryan, Kaley, Amanda, Cesar, Melanie and Melissa; four great grandchildren, Tawnie, Thomas, Corbin and Emma; one brother, Joe (Ruby) Foster; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Harry and Doris McQueen. Doreen was born in Calgary on March 3rd, 1939 and lived there until May 24th, 1958 when she wed Robert Hicken. They started their married life in Ralston where they lived for 40 years. They then moved to Medicine Hat. Doreen worked for a few years at Batus and then from 1974 to 2002 at Defence Research Establishment Suffield for 28 years. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held in ST. BARNABAS ANGLICAN CHURCH, 635 – 4th Street SE, on Friday, August 23rd, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with The Reverend Canon D. Gene Packwood officiating. A private family interment will follow in the Family Plot at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Doreen’s memory may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 6007 – 1A Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2H 0G5 or 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 condolences@saamis.com subject heading Doreen Hicken. Radio funeral announcement can be heard on Thursday 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. Rick McDonald of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of Mrs. Betty McDonald, passed away on Friday, August 16th, 2013. The Funeral Service was held yesterday at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church. Memorial gifts in Rick’s memory may be made to Palliative Care Unit, c/o Medicine Hat Regional Hospital. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or http://www.gonebutnotforgotten.ca or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Rick McDonald. 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. The Funeral Service was held yesterday at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel. Memorial gifts in Howard’s memory may be made to Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or http://www.gonebutnotforgotten.ca or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Howard Ernst. 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

.BILL SHAW
1927 ~ 2013
It is with sadness that the family of Mr. William Burgess Shaw, announce his passing in Medicine Hat on Saturday, August 17, 2013, at the age of 86 years. Bill was born in Kindersley, SK. and raised in a number of small towns in Alberta, including Brooks and Carbon, where his father was stationed as an RCMP officer. He received his B.Ed from the University of Alberta and started his career with the Calgary Board of Education which spanned 26 years as a teacher and principal. He was the first principal of the Federal School in Inuvik, NT., from 1959 to 1962 and principal for the Yellowknife Public School System from 1964 to 1967. Throughout those teaching years, Bill created effective learning environments for children in the public school system which was acknowledged by various Education Boards. Bill also performed as a professional drummer, playing with many bands throughout his life. He had a good sense of humor and was very organized in his life. Bill enjoyed music to its fullest as well as travelling especially in Israel. His favorite destinations were Jerusalem, Paris and New York. Bill will be forever remembered in the hearts of his former wives, Annette Kirk & Beth Shaw; his children, Nancy Oscienny (Paul Nesbitt) children, Erin (Kerry) Broome, son, Tobin; Rory (Leslie) Oscienny, son, Freddy; Jason Oscienny; Murray Shaw (Sasha Wood); Keely (Todd) Butz, children, Alexa and Karly. He was predeceased by former wife, Lois Shaw. The Funeral Service celebrating Bill’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Friday, August 23, 2013 at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor Murray Miller officiating. Interment will follow at Prairie View Cemetery. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting http://www.cooksouthland.com) Honoured to serve the family is Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455.

.REESOR, Brian
August 12, 1922 – August 15, 2013
Our beloved father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend, Brian Reesor, passed away peacefully on August 15th at the age of 91. He was predeceased by his wife Margaret in 2012, and is survived by their two children, Kathy and David, sisters Shirl and Joyce, and grandchildren Lisa, Tarah, Colin, Brandi and Brianne.
This man of science saw the world through a kaleidoscope of wonderment and curiosity. How does that work? What causes that? Why does that happen?
Yet this humble man was always eager to hear other opinions. He was interested in other people, and avoided talking about himself despite his intellect and many accomplishments. Brian was an award-winning singer as a young man and had a passion, throughout his life, for hunting and fishing.
As a result of his enquiring mind, quick wit and a lively sense of humour, Brian attracted a wide circle of close friends over the years, with whom he, and his beloved wife, Marg, travelled, played games and laughed. Brian was easy-going, fun and interesting to be around, a good conversationalist and always maintained a positive attitude through adversity. He liked his scotch cold and his relationships warm. His smile lit up the room and the hearts of those around him. A rich, interesting and rewarding life was his.
Brian was the most compassionate, non-judgmental person. Never did he express a mean or bitter comment. He was, indeed, a gentle man and a gentleman. Sadness fills our hearts, and although that will fade somewhat with time, the wonderful memories of him that we have will last forever.
Goodbye and thanks for everything. We will all miss you.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting http://www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.

.SAUNDERS
Harold Eugene Saunders of Medicine Hat, passed away on Monday, August 19, 2013, at the age of 69 years. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Julianna Wehrfritz-Hanson officiating. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Harold Saunders, 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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