By Obituaries on August 22, 2013.
.1916 ~ BELLAGENTE ~ 2013
Mrs. Alma 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, Ron (Betty) Van Buskirk of Grande Prairie and children, James (Paula) Van Buskirk and Kathy (Curtis) Crawford, Jo Ann (Al) Pols of Medicine Hat and children, Darren (Colleen) Hust and Trevor (Daphne) Hust, Lois (Gilbert) Dupuis of Montreal and daughter, Natashia Van Buskirk-Dupuis, Wanda (Marvin) Hicke of Bolton, Ontario and children, Lisa (Iain) Hannan and Vanessa Hicke and Sherry (Al) Tisnic of Medicine Hat and children, Richelle (Doug) Thomas and Clinton (Alicia) Tisnic; fifteen great-grandchildren; three great great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ella Webber, Erna Gardiner and Lillian McKenzie; two sisters-in-law, Winnie Eiserman and Dora Eiserman; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Alma was predeceased by her husband, Victor Bellagente; one son-in-law, Ewald Hust; three brothers, Ted Eiserman, Richard Eiserman and Arnold Eiserman; and one sister, Elsie Schacher. Alma was born in Walsh where she was raised. She attended school at Walsh and high school in Medicine Hat. Alma married Merrill and they resided at Tofield for 15 years. She moved to Medicine Hat where Alma raised her five children while working at various restaurants including The White Spot. During this time she also attended Garbutt Business College, which she completed with honours. Following this she was employed by Northwest Nitro for 5 or 6 years before becoming employed as a secretary with United Glass and Ceramic Workers Union where she was employed for 28 years, retiring in 1980. Alma met Victor in the early 60`s and they were married on November 11th, 1972. Together they made their home in Medicine Hat. Following their retirement, Alma and Victor travelled to Weslaco, Texas for 17 years. It was there Alma developed her artistic abilities when she took up painting, while continuing to play piano. Alma enjoyed swimming, entertaining, playing bridge, attending flea markets and garage sales and reading. Alma had very strong family ties and enjoyed visiting with her brother and sisters and especially enjoyed times spent with her children and grandchildren. She was a very strong Christian and spent the past 12 years at the Good Samaritan Society. Alma loved music and sang in the church choir for many years. She will be forever missed. 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, 102 – 1865 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 1Z8 or to the Good Samaritans Society, 550 Spruce Way SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1B 4P1. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or http://www.gonebutnotforgotten.ca or to firstname.lastname@example.org subject heading Alma Bellagente. Radio funeral announcement can be heard on Friday 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
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.
1923 ~ 2013
Robert Pedersen, beloved husband of the late Orla Pedersen, passed away peacefully at the Masterpiece River Ridge on Friday, August 16, 2013, at the age of 90 years. Robert was born in Redcliff, Alberta, the second child of Ingeborg and Rasmus Pedersen. He married Audrey Smith on September 11, 1976. They were married for 23 years before she passed away in April of 2009. Robert worked for the family dairy in Redcliff until it was sold. He then worked for the Pressed Brick Plant in Redcliff for 43 years until he retired in 1988. Robert is survived by a niece, Judy van Wyngaarden (John) and their children, Cara and Case. The Funeral Service will be held at Gordon Memorial United Church, 401 – 2nd Street S.E., Redcliff, Alberta on Monday, August 26, 2013, at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Blaine Schaufele officiating. Interment will follow at the Redcliff Cemetery. (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
With Heavy Hearts we are saddened by the beloved passing of our father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle brother and friend, Harold Eugene Saunders of Medicine Hat. He was born in London, Ontario and passed away on Monday, August 19, 2013, at the age of 69 years. He leaves to cherish his memory four children, Ryan (Connie) Saunders, Sarah Saunders (David Ulrich), Angel (Travis) Wahl and Evan (Lisa) Saunders; twelve grandchildren, Natasha Holm, Shalese Saunders, Tianna Holm, Amber Holm, Erik Saunders, Synthia Saunders, Taylor Jaffray, Jayden Saunders, Ryanna Saunders, Christian Zwicker, Miranda Ulrich and Emma Ulrich; three great grandchildren, Karsen, Taymin and Hailynn; a special friend, Wendy Sorrie; two brothers, Arthur “Sandy” (Betty) Saunders and Gordon Saunders; one sister, Joyce Shorter as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Margaret and Arthur Saunders; a brother, Bill and two sisters, Gladys and Ruby. 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: email@example.com 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