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August 24, 2013

By Obituaries on August 24, 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 condolences@saamis.com 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

.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. 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 take place 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. 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

.1939 ~ PURDY ~ 2013
Mr. John Purdy of Medicine Hat passed away on Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 at the age of 73 years. John leaves to cherish his memory his son, Mike (Dawn) Purdy of Redcliff. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Monday, August 26th, 2013 from 10:00 until 10:55 a.m. The Funeral Service will be held in SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, on Monday, August 26th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment will follow at Redcliff Cemetery. Memorial gifts in John’s memory may be made 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 condolences@saamis.com subject heading John Purdy. 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

.A week ago today, family and friends united at Cook’s to honour the life of a dear sister and aunt, Anne Jaster. Pastor Findley led the service in scripture and prayer, providing spiritual guidance for those in attendance… a wonderful tribute in reflection of Anne’s life was presented by her niece, Donalda as brother, Oswald, niece, Shirley and the congregation looked on in remembrance and with the warmth of the sun shining down at Hillside Cemetery, Anne was taken to her final place of rest.
A beautiful memory that lingers,
Deep in our hearts she will be…
Looking back with love & tenderness,
On a life that’s been set free.
Her Life Lived…
Her Life Cherished…
Her Life Honoured.
Courtesy of Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455

.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.

.MARJORIE SCHWAB
1948 – 2013
Marjorie Louise Schwab, passed away in Taber on Monday, August 19, 2013 at the age of 64 years following a long and courageous battle with cancer.
The Funeral Service will be held at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Monday, August 26, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Vincent TuanHa officiating. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Marjorie is survived by three sons Mark (Laurel) Schwab of Grimshaw and their children Charles and Colton, Jason Schwab of Taber, Darcey (Heather) Schwab of Taber and their father Valentine Schwab (Pat Summerfield) of Medicine Hat. She is also survived by her brother Ronald (Maxine) Fandrick of Medicine Hat, sister Deborah (William) Ronan of Calgary and by numerous extended family, cousins, nieces and nephews. She will be fondly remembered by many wonderful friends and dearly missed by her two dogs, Marlee and Tika.
She was predeceased by her parents Mary (nee Seefried) and Wallace Fandrick.
Marjorie was born in Medicine Hat October 31, 1948. The eldest of three children, she was raised on a farm five miles north of Manyberries. She attended grades one to eleven in Manyberries and graduated from Medicine Hat High School. Following graduation, she attended Garbetts Business School in Medicine Hat. She married Valentine Schwab in 1969 and while raising their three boys, held various jobs. Marjorie thoroughly enjoyed her last position as a department manager with Walmart. Five years ago, she moved to Taber to be closer to her sons.
Marjorie will be remembered for her strength, fortitude and courage, dealing with life’s challenges including her cancer diagnosis. She loved to cook and bake and enjoyed having friends and family for dinner. Marjorie’s passion was fishing and she was able to enjoy one last fishing trip with family and friends only a few weeks ago.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Marjorie’s name may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317 – 10 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2M7 (www.cancer.ca) or to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, Room 1A129, Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 1W5.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: 1-888-223-0116.

.ROBERT PEDERSEN
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

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