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October 15, 2013

By Obituaries on October 15, 2013.

.1925 ~ JASSMAN ~ 2013
Mr. Reinhold “Ray’ Jassman, beloved husband of Mrs. Viola “Vi” Jassman of Medicine Hat, passed away on Monday, October 14th, 2013 at the age of 88 years. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Ray Jassman. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed by 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

.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. Anne also leaves to cherish her memory two daughters, Debbie (Bob) Townsend of Cypress County and Pam (Medhat) Salem of Edmonton; two sisters, Mary Roth of Medicine Hat and Engelina Kessler of Edmonton; one sister-in-law, Josephine (John) Holton of Medicine Hat; one brother-in-law, Peter Roth of Bow Island; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Anne was predeceased by her parents, Christian and Barbara Stappler; one daughter, Cynthia in infancy; as well as numerous brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Anne was born in Medicine Hat on October 6th, 1929 and was raised in the Granlea area. She married Andrew on October 12th, 1948 and they settled on a farm south of Bow Island. They farmed for many years before moving to Bow Island where Anne worked at the Bow Island Health Centre. Anne and Andrew retired to Medicine Hat where Anne passed away just two days short of their 65th wedding anniversary.
Anne was an amazing cook who loved to entertain. She was also an avid gardener and took great pride in her flowers and her personal appearance. She loved going on vacations and spending time with her family and friends. Anne will be greatly missed and always remembered by all those who knew and loved her.
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 at HOLY FAMILY PARISH, 1451 Strachan Road SE, on Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. with Father Philip Le, celebrant. Interment will follow in the Roman Catholic Section at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Anne’s memory may be made to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre or to the Palliative Care Unit, both 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 to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Anne Roth. Radio funeral announcement can be heard on Tuesday 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

.1934 ~ KURPJUWEIT ~ 2013
Mrs. Doreen Kurpjuweit, beloved wife of Mr. Reuben Kurpjuweit of Medicine Hat, passed away on October 7th, 2013. The Funeral Service was held Saturday at Hillcrest Evangelical Missionary Church. Memorial gifts in Doreen’s memory may be made to the Prairie Gleaners Society or to Whispering Pines Camp. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Doreen Kurpjuweit. 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

.1941 ~ AINSWORTH ~ 2013
Mr. Clifford Ainsworth, beloved husband of Mrs. Patricia Ainsworth of Medicine Hat, passed away on October 1st, 2013. The Funeral Service was held Saturday at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Clifford Ainsworth. 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

.ANITA DYCK
1932 ~ 2013
Anita Helen Dyck passed away peacefully at Sunnyside Nursing Home in Medicine Hat on Monday, October 14, 2013, at the age of 81 years. (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

.ED KNODEL

1926 ~ 2013

Mr. Edwin (Ed) Knodel, beloved husband of Mrs. Margaret Knodel of Medicine Hat, passed away peacefully at the Riverview Care Centre on Thursday, October 10, 2013, age 87 years. Ed was born in Medicine Hat September 30,1926, to loving parents, John and Sofia Knodel. He was raised in Medicine Hat, and after finishing his education, entered the teaching profession. Ed taught for several years, accepting positions in Orion, Vauxhall, Lethbridge, and Armada where he became principal, and met the love of his life, Margaret. They married in Lethbridge March 1, 1952, then moved back to Medicine Hat where Ed purchased his father’s shares of Powerhouse Greenhouses. Eventually, Ed and Marg started their own operation – Greenwood Gardens, then later Crescent Heights Florists – both becoming well known throughout the community. In the late 60’s, Ed returned to teaching at Elm Street School, then entered the Real Estate profession, eventually owning and operating Big K Realty. Due to his integrity and work ethic, Ed became an influential figure in local Real Estate, mentoring numerous successful agents in the process. He was also a founding member of the Red Hat Grower Cooperative which continues to thrive and grow to this day. Whether in his professional or family life, Ed maintained an unblemished commitment to honesty and integrity. Ed loved life, whether kibitzing with his children and grandchildren or golfing and bowling with his “Buddies”. He was a dedicated family man and will be deeply missed by all he knew. Ed’s memory will be cherished by his wife, Margaret; sons, Barry (Marlene), Wayne (Terry Lynn), Grant (Lynn) and Neale; grandchildren, Jay (Ashley), Janine (Paul), Allison, Abrielle and Macauley; great-grandchildren, Lane, Maci and Caleb; sisters, Lil (Jim) Richardson and Vi Ferguson; sister- in-law, Edna Knodel, and numerous other relatives. He was predeceased by parents, John & Sofia Knodel; siblings, Elsie, Art, Leah, Herb, Emil, Alice and infant sister, Karlin. A Celebration of Ed’s life will be held in the Terrace Room at Chinook Village, 2801 – 13 Ave. S.E., Medicine Hat on Thursday, October 17, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. Private family interment will take place prior to celebration with Pastor Greg Keen officiating. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting http://www.cooksouthland.com) Memorial donations in Ed’s name may be made directly to the Medicine Hat & District Food Bank, 532 South Railway Street S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2V6. 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.

.KRAUSE
Otto Krause of Medicine Hat passed away on Friday, October 11, 2013, at the age of 76 years, beloved husband of the late Elvira Krause. He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Diane Krause (Glen Gagne) and Otto Jr. (Laurel) Krause all of Medicine Hat; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren; two brothers, Arthur Krause of Medicine Hat, Fred (Annette) Krause of Riley, Alberta; one sister, Lily Koepp of Milwaukee as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Sara and Samuel Krause; his wife Elvira on August 24, 2000; one son Alfred in infancy and one brother Ernest. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday at the church from 12 noon to 12:55 p.m. The funeral service will be held in St. Peter Lutheran Church (758 8th Street SE) on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Julianna Wehrfritz-Hanson officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Medicine Hat and District Branch 102 73 7th Street SE, Medicine Hat. T1A 1J2. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Otto Krause, 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

.KURTZ
Otelia Kurtz of Medicine Hat, passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2013, at the age of 89 years.She leaves to cherish her memory her four children, Wayne (Doris) Knight, Doreen Florkowski, Patrick Knight and Sandra Rae; fourteen grandchildren, Michelle, Christina, Corrina, Darlene, Nanette, Jennifer, Candace, Melony, Jason, Allona, Shawn, Sharleen, Michelle and Ryan, thirty great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.She was predeceased by her parents Fred and Rosa Heather; her first husband, Harvey Knight and second husband, Albert Kurtz; one son, Gordon Knight; four brothers, Bill, Fred, Rueben and Emil Heather and two sisters, Irene Hoff and Edna Hoff. Otelia was born in Medicine Hat on August 4, 1924.She was raised at Irvine and resided there until marrying Harvey Knight in 1944.They made Medicine Hat their home where they raised their five children.Harvey passed away in 1979.In 1982, she married Albert Kurtz and he passed away in 2003.Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at thePATTISON 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 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

.VICTOR FEIFFER
1930 ~ 2013
Victor Feiffer, beloved husband of Eva Feiffer, was called home to dwell in the house of the Lord on Saturday, October 12, 2013, at the age of 83 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced upon completion. (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

.VIOLET DIXON
1931 ~ 2013
With heavy hearts the family of Violet (Vi) Catherine Dixon, beloved wife of Gordon Dixon of Medicine Hat, announce her passing at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Saturday, October 12, 2013, at the age of 82 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced upon completion. (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

.ZUBOT
Frieda Anna Zubot of Lethbridge, formerly of Medicine Hat passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2013, atthe age of 92 years, beloved wife of the late Emanuel Zubot. She leaves to cherish her memory two children, Linda Zubot of Lethbridge and Kathleen Countryman (Mike O’Neill) of Lac Pelletier, Saskatchewan; five grandchildren, Roberta (Kevin),Christopher (Tricia), Jim (Shawna), Kerri (Darren) and Timothy; great grandchildren, Gabrielle, Nathaniel, Leanne, Kaylee, Jadeon, Connor, Nevaeh, Zac and Halle; four sisters Alvina Schmitt, Linda Sticklemier, Rose (Harvey) Mantie and Marlene Hennessey; brothers and sisters in-law, Ann Mardian, Michael Zubot, Ann Zubot, Barney, Rose Zubot, Alex, Isolda Zubot, Bea Zubot, Paul, Rosemary Zubot as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Anna and Gustave Bauer, her husband Emanuel on October 31, 2005; son-in-law Robert Shoemaker; one sister, Pauline Zubot and brothers, Edward, Erwin, Bill and Lloyd Bauer. Frieda was born on a farm near Burstall on April 23, 1921. She married Emanuel on October 29, 1942 at the Military Chapel in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan. Those who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday at the church from 9:00 – 9:55 a.m.Family and friends will gather for prayers in the Pattison Chapel on Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated in the Holy Family Parish (1451 Strachan Road SE) on Thursday, October 17, 2013 with Fr. Matthew Emmelkamp celebrant. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to Crohns and Colitis Foundation of Canada – Medicine Hat Chapter Box 481 Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1G2 or Canadian Diabetes Association, Medicine Hat and District Branch 102 73 7th Street SE, Medicine Hat. T1A 1J2. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Frieda Zubot, or you may visit http://www.pattisonfueralhome.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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