March 2nd, 2021

October 12, 2013

By Obituaries on October 12, 2013.

.1929 ~ ROTH ~ 2013
Mrs. Anne Veronica Roth, beloved wife of Mr. Andrew Roth of Medicine Hat, passed away on Thursday, October 10th, 2013 at the age of 84 years after a courageous battle with cancer. Anne also leaves to cherish her memory her two daughters, Debbie (Bob) Townsend and Pam (Medhat) Salem. Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held in SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated in HOLY FAMILY PARISH, 1451 Strachan Road SE, on Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. with Father Philip Le, celebrant. Memorial gifts in Anne’s memory may be made to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre or to the Palliative Care Unit, Medicine Hat Regional Hospital. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Anne Roth. 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

.1930 ~ REICHART ~ 2013
Mrs. Elisabeth Reichart of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Mr. Herman Reichart, passed away on October 7th, 2013. A Private Family Service was held yesterday at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel. Memorial gifts in Elisabeth’s memory may be made to S.P.C.A. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Elisabeth Reichart. 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

.1932 ~ WITTIG ~ 2013
George Robert “Bob” Wittig, beloved husband of Mrs. Joyce Wittig of Medicine Hat, passed away on October 8th, 2013. The Funeral Service was held yesterday at Victory Lutheran Church. Memorial gifts in Bob’s memory may be made to Victory Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or to the Palliative Care Unit. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading George Wittig. 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

.1934 ~ KURPJUWEIT ~ 2013
It is with great sadness that the family of Doreen Mildred (Seitz) Kurpjuweit announces her passing in Medicine Hat on Monday, October 7th, 2013 at the age of 79 years following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. The Funeral Service will be held in HILLCREST EVANGELICAL MISSIONARY CHURCH on Saturday, October 12th, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Mark Bolender and Reverend Clare Rattai co-officiating. 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

.CLIFFORD “CLIFFY” WINSTON AINSWORTH
MARCH 16th, 1941 – OCTOBER 1st, 2013

It is with sadness that the family of Cliff Ainsworth announces his sudden passing at the age of 72 years. His loving, generous spirit will be missed by his wife, Patricia; son, Jason (Robyn) Ainsworth; daughter, Michele (Tyson) Josey; and son, Hagan (Katie) Ainsworth; and grandchildren, Cooper, Isabela, Chloe and Nicholas. Cliff also leaves numerous extended family and many good friends. Please join in a Celebration of Cliff’s Life on Saturday, October 12th, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or http://www.gonebutnotforgotten.ca or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Cliff Ainsworth. 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

.ED KNODEL
1926 ~ 2013
Mr. Edwin (Ed) Knodel, beloved husband of Mrs. Margaret Knodel of Medicine Hat, peacefully passed away at the Riverview Care Centre on Thursday, October 10, 2013, at the age of 87 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced upon completion. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting http://www.cook southland.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

.JOSEPH JOHN STROH

August 25, 1931 ~ October 9, 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Joseph Stroh, beloved husband of Hazel Stroh, on October 9, 2013 at the age of 82 years. In addition to his loving wife, Joseph is survived by his children; Robert (Margaret), Barbara (Dale) Fuglerud, Ira (Peggy), Douglas (Cheryl), Anita (David) Leahy, Laura (Mike) Senger, John (Holly), Thomas (Tanis), David (Lisa Kowalchuk); 25 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, Anthony (Elaine) and one sister, Clara Ann (Don) St. Amand as well as numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews and extended family. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Magdalena. Joseph was born on the family farm near Mendham, Sk. on August 25, 1931. He graduated from Teachers’ College in Moose Jaw in 1951 and began his teaching career in Viceroy, Sk. He married the love of his life, Hazel Tendler, on October 5, 1956 in Horizon, Sk. His career took him from Viceroy to Crane Valley, Sk. and then to McCoy High School in Medicine Hat where he retired in 1987. In his younger years, Joe was a sports enthusiast who enjoyed playing, coaching and officiating numerous sports including baseball, hockey, curling, football and badminton. Joe was honoured as a life member of the Medicine Hat Curling Club. He was also very active in various community organizations including the Knights of Columbus and served on the Board of the Credit Union. His greatest joy was his family. Joe loved to spend time with his children and grandchildren and cherished the weekly family suppers. We love you and we’ll miss you Dad (Grandpa)! Those wishing to pay their respects may do so starting one hour prior to Vigil Prayers which will be recited at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Monday, October 14, 2013, at 7:00 P.M. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, 238 – 2 Avenue N.E., Medicine Hat on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at 10:30 A.M. with Reverend Father Alphonse Narisetty celebrant. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting http://www.cooksouthland.com) In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 102 Crestwood Square One, 1865 Dunmore Road S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 1Z8; the Canadian Diabetes Association, 102, 73 – 7 Street S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 1J2 or to the Medicine Hat Catholic Education Foundation to establish a memorial scholarship in Joe’s name. Honoured to serve the family is COOK SOUTHLAND Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4V4.

.KURTZ
Otelia Kurtz of Medicine Hat, passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2013, at the age of 89 years. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Thursday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and on Friday from 12 noon – 12:55 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. withLife Celebrant, David Townsend. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery.To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to:pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading:Otelia Kurtz, or you may visit http://www.pattisonfuneralhome.com Funeral Arrangements are by the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 540 South Railway St. SE, Medicine Hat T1A 4C2

.ROBERT HARVEY (BOB) GARYK

November 21, 1943 ~ October 7, 2013

Mr. Robert (Bob) Garyk, beloved husband of Gladys Garyk of Redcliff, passed away peacefully with his family by his side while at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Monday, October 7, 2013, at the age of 69 years. Along with his loving wife, Gladys, Bob leaves to cherish his memory two daughters, Deidra Garyk and Erlene (Blake) Deobald; his very special grandson, Vann Deobald; two brothers, Mitch Garyk and Arnie (Angela) Guspodaryk as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Michalena (Pauline) Guspodaryk; one brother, Eugene Garyk and a sister-in-law, Audrey Garyk. Bob was born in Canora, Saskatchewan, on November 21, 1943, and raised in Roblin, Manitoba. On April 22, 1972, he married the love of his life, Gladys Hojnocki, in Roblin, Manitoba. Bob had a great work ethic and was employed the majority of his working career as a Heavy Equipment Operator. He was very skilled with his hands and there wasn’t anything he couldn’t fix once he set his mind to it! Bob was a very knowledgeable man and was often asked to share his advise. Whether mentoring his co-workers or offering sound financial advise, Bob always made time for those around him. He enjoyed a good conversation on the phone with close friends and treasured every moment spent with his family. Bob had many interests and hobbies, some of which included cars, airplanes, keeping up with current affairs, watching the stocks, camping and fishing as well as watching football and hockey. He appreciated each opportunity to be a part of something special and create lasting memories. Some of the more recent special memories were generated during trips to Cuba and Mexico with the family, his 40th anniversary party, attending air shows, visits to the farm and especially the birth of his only grandchild, Vann. Bob’s family wish to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the nurses and staff at the Carmel Hospice, St. Joseph’s Home. Their sincere, compassionate care and support during Bob’s stay will forever be remembered by the family. Vigil Prayers will be recited at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Friday, October 11, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. A time of visitation will proceed the Prayers between 6:30 p.m. and 6:55 p.m. Visitation will also be offered starting one hour prior to the Funeral Mass which will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, 238 – 2 Avenue N.E., Medicine Hat on Saturday, October 12, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. with the Very Reverend Father Long Vu celebrant. Interment will follow at the Redcliff Cemetery. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting http://www.cooksouthland.com) Those wishing to remember Bob may do so through a donation to the Senior’s Health Fund, c/o the Medicine Hat and District Health Foundation, 666 – 5 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6 or 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 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4V4. Telephone: 403-527-6455.

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