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October 16, 2013

By Obituaries on October 16, 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. Ray also leaves to cherish his memory four children, Pearl (Harold) Plato, Norm (Lani) Jassman, Bradley (Patricia “Trish”) Jassman, and Raylene (Daryl) Elsasser; twelve grandchildren; twelve great- grandchildren; one brother, Alex (Jackie) Jassman; three sisters-in-law, Anne Janke, Elsie (Louie) Kirschenman and Idella (Raymond) Ehnisz; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ray was predeceased by his parents, Simon and Rosina Jassman; one grandson, Trent Plato; four brothers, Robert, Robert (June), “Jay” Julius (Alice), and Ted (Elsie); two sisters, Lydia (Max) Elgie and Tillie (Fred) Siewert; one brother-in-law, Adolf Janke; and one sister-in-law, Katie Roth. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and at HILLCREST EVANGELICAL MISSIONARY CHURCH, 3785 – 13th Avenue SE, on Friday from 1:00 to 1:55 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held in HILLCREST EVANGELICAL MISSIONARY CHURCH on Friday, October 18th, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. A Private Interment will follow in the Family Plot at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Ray’s memory may be made to the Whispering Pines Camp, 3785 – 13th Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1B 1J2. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Ray Jassman. 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

.1926 ~ HAGGARD ~ 2013
Mr. James “Jim” Haggard, beloved husband of Mrs. Cathy Haggard of Medicine Hat, passed away on Sunday, October 13th, 2013 at the age of 86 years. Jim also leaves to cherish his memory five children, Rick (Janis) Haggard, Deborah “Debbie” (Ed) Nycholat, Karen Haggard (Joan Dornian), Dawn (Kim) Giesbrecht and Jason Haggard and their families; one sister, Allie Hartley; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A Private Family Time or Remembrance will be held. Memorial gifts in Jim’s memory may be made 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 Jim Haggard. 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

.DAFFY
Dorothy Pauline Daffy, passed away on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at the age of 78 years, beloved wife of Meno Daffy of Medicine Hat. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre (Medicine Hat Regional Hospital) c/o 666 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 4H6. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Dorothy Daffy, 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

.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

.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, Melanie, 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

.TAMELING
1944 – 2013
Raymond Alois Tameling of Medicine Hat, passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2013, at the age of 69 years, beloved husband of Barbara Tameling. Cremation has taken place with forwarding arrangements to Schuler and Lefebvre Funeral Home, Humboldt, Saskatchewan 306-682-4114. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Raymond Tameling, 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 Prayers will be recited at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 -1 3 Street S.W., on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:00 A.M., at Holy Family Parish, 1451 Strachan Road S.E., Medicine Hat, with Reverend Father Philip Le officiating. (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

.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. Violet was born in Watrous, Saskatchewan on July 8, 1931, a daughter to proud parents, Charlie and Ruth Neil. She was raised in Watrous where she went to school and made many wonderful childhood memories in the time spent at the nearby Manitou Lake. Vi met the love of her life Gordon, and were married in Watrous on June 25, 1949. Shortly thereafter, they moved to Kindersley and remained in the area where they were blessed with the births of their children. Vi was a nurturing, loving mother and grandmother who embraced her life with family. She maintained the household and took great pride in her home and yard and was an exceptional cook and host – no one ever left hungry! While in Kindersley she worked at Robinson’s and Zellers and owned and operated a successful little business, Vi’s Kitchen Boutique. She was active and enjoyed life…she and Gordon would attend socials and go dancing, play cards with friends and even took up skiing for a number of years. Vi liked to travel and loved to visit Las Vegas. In 1997, they moved to Medicine Hat where she began working in various stores as a food and product demonstrator and worked at the Casino as a blackjack dealer. People were naturally drawn to Vi as she had an infectious smile and was always pleasant. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Vi’s memory will be cherished in the hearts of her family including her husband, Gordon; children, Murray Leslie Dixon, Marcie Lee (Bill) Delday, Charles Frank Dixon and Russel Howard Dixon; nine grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Rose Liogier and a brother, Paul Neil as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was predeceased by her parents, Charlie and Ruth Neil and a brother, Quinn Neil. A Celebration of Vi’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street, S.W., Medicine Hat on Friday, October 18, 2013, at 2:30 p.m. with Life Celebrant Gerry Getz officiating. (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 peacefully while sleeping 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 and Harvey Mantie and Marlene Hennessey; brother and sister in-laws, Ann Mardian, Michael Zubot, Ann Zubot, Barney and Rose Zubot, Alex and Isolda Zubot, Bea Zubot, Paul and 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. Together they made their home in Carmichael, Gull Lake and then Medicine Hat. Mom had relocated to Lethbridge two weeks prior to her passing. Mom was an artist sharing her talents while a Girl Guide leader, Legion Auxiliary and CWL member. She was passionate when line dancing, golfing or swimming thankful for each time she was able to continue to participate. A deck of cards guaranteed the competitive side of Mom. A twinkle in her eye, a grin then victory was how she played. Mom was proud of her history, cherished her friendships and loved her family. 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 Holy Family Parish (1451 Strachan Road SE) on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. 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 (www.ccfc.ca) or 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: 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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