By Obituaries on October 19, 2013.
.1912 ~ VAN BEVEREN ~ 2013
Mr. John van Beveren of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Alida van Beveren, passed away peacefully with family by his side on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 at the age of 101 years. John leaves to cherish his memory five sons, Martin (Linda) Van Beveren of Westbank, British Columbia, John (Bev) Van Beveren and Peter (Brenda) van Beveren, both of Medicine Hat, Arnold (Sandy) Van Beveren of Redcliff and Henry van Beveren of Medicine Hat; one sister, Adriana “Jean” Vandenberg; eight grandchildren, Russ (Densie) Van Beveren, Shelley (Tim) Moody, Yvette Hoffner, Nadine Hoffner (Steve Wilson), Steven (Mary) van Beveren, Jennifer (Cory) Both, Brian Petersen and Michelle Van Beveren; thirteen great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; one brother-in-law, Arnold (Dora) van Maanen of Holland; as well as numerous extended family, nieces and nephews in Canada and Holland. John was predeceased by his wife, Alida; his parents, Martinus and Pieternella van Beveren; one brother, Pieter van Beveren; and three sisters, Elizabeth “Bette” Wielaard, Lena DeGraaf and Pieternella Moerland. John was born on May 30th, 1912 in Stavenisse, Holland. He married Alida van Maanen on May 26th, 1944 in Arnhem, Holland. John, Alida and their three oldest boys immigrated to Canada, landing in Halifax on April 1st, 1953. The family moved to Lethbridge for a short period of time before settling in Medicine Hat. John worked for IXL Industries from 1955 until his retirement in 1977. Shortly after Alida’s passing in 2000, John moved into the Park Meadows condominiums, where he remained until 2011 when he moved to the Good Samaritan Society. John was a devoted family man, he loved watching his grandchildren and great grandchildren grow. He will be remembered for his quiet strength and independent nature. Words cannot express the appreciation and gratitude that we feel for having him in our lives. He was one of a kind and will forever be in our hearts. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Sunday, October 20th, 2013 from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. and on Monday, October 21st, 2013 from 12:30 until 1:25 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held in SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, on Monday, October 21st, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in John’s memory may be made to the Good Samaritan Society, 550 Spruce Way SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1B 4P1. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to firstname.lastname@example.org subject heading John van Beveren. Radio funeral announcement can be heard on Monday 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
.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. The Funeral Service was held yesterday at Hillcrest Evangelical Missionary Church. Memorial gifts in Ray’s memory may be made to the Whispering Pines Camp. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to email@example.com subject heading Ray Jassman. 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
.ARTHUR GEORGE BOWES, MBE
October 18, 1914-October 5, 2013
Just shy of his 99th birthday our father passed away at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. He was born and raised in Winnipeg, MB, the eldest son of John Wesley and Stella Mary Bowes. Dad was a loving and devoted father, grandfather and great grandfather who will be fondly remembered and missed by his family-daughters Judi and Mike Andrews of Parksville, BC, and Jerri and Don Hall of Winnipeg, MB; son Roger and Mags Shorey of Oakville, ON; cherished grandchildren Mike (Christine) and Shaun Andrews, Derek (Lisa) and Patrick (Charla) Hall, Susie (Jamie List), Preston (Stephanie) and David Shorey; twelve great grandchildren; his brother George and Kit Bowes of Oakville; and many nieces and nephews.
In 1939, Dad enlisted as a Lieutenant in the Canadian Army and held the rank of Major when the war ended. He was Senior Supply Officer of the 4th Canadian Armoured Division and in 1946 was awarded the prestigious MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for his outstanding contributions to Logistics Planning during WWII. He was a dedicated employee of Domglas Ltd. for 49 years and upon retirement began a consulting career representing ARC in Oakville, and establishing Customs Consultants and AG Bowes and Associates, Inc. at which he worked until his late 80’s. He was an Honorary Life Member of the Medicine Hat Curling Club, a member of the Medicine Hat Masonic Lodge, a member and past president of the Lachine Curling Club, and a curling member of the Burlington Golf Club.
Dad was lucky in love and was predeceased by his two wives, Amy Lymburner (Dec.1967) and Margaret “Margie” Bestow Shorey (Dec. 2000). The family will celebrate his life and hold a private Service of Remembrance in November.
Thank you to the Palliative Care Team in OTMH who was so supportive and caring to our Dad and our family during his last days. In lieu of flowers donations to The Oakville Hospital Foundation, Palliative Care Unit, 327 Reynolds Street, Oakville, ON, L6J 3L7, would be greatly appreciated.
1945 ~ 2013
Dave Steedsman passed away peacefully with his wife, Lynn by his side while at the Carmel Hospice – St. Joseph’s Home in Medicine Hat on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at the age of 68 years. Dave was born in Peace River, Alberta June 9, 1945. Following his school years, he apprenticed to become a journeyman auto body man. Dave had a passion for cars and it was evident in his work and the business he owned, Daylyn Auto Appraisals. He loved his cars and built many from the ground up. If there was an auto body hall of fame, Dave would be in there as he was a legend in his time! For the past 14 years he has worked in the insurance industry as an appraiser for Wawanesa Insurance. Dave was a dedicated and devoted family man and will be deeply missed by his wife, Lynn; two sons, Lawrence and Jeff (Pam); two great-grandchildren, Brianna and Brittney as well as numerous extended family. He was predeceased by his grandparents whom raised him. A Celebration of Dave’s Life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Monday, October 21, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Sid Nelson officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting http://www.cook southland.com) Memorial donations in Dave’s name may be made directly 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 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455
.GEORGE M. SCHAEFFER
October 9th, 2013
Born in Medicine Hat on October 17th, 1949 recently a resident of Thorhild County, Alberta; passed away on October 9th 2013; after a 6 year battle with Cancer. George was 63. Left to grieve are his mother Margaret; wife Karene; brother Robert (Carol); sisters Linda; Donna (Don); Mary; Teresa (Len); children George J, Victor, Dianne; grandchildren George W, Austin, David, Chyna, Jocelyn, Victoria, Natasha, and Tyson. Numerous nieces and nephews will miss their Uncle George. A memorial will be held on a later date in Medicine Hat. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society 200 – 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary Alberta T2E 2P5 or charity of your choice
1930 ~ 2013
It is with sadness that the family of Kay, announce her passing while at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Thursday, October 17, 2013, at the age of 83 years. Kay’s memory will be forever treasured in the hearts of her family, daughter, Deborah (Art) Frischke and their children, Julianna (Randy) White, Carl (Erin) Frischke, and their children, Brody & Kaitlyn; son, Ron (Karen) Zielke and their children, Lindsey Ment, and her children, Jayce, Kaden, Nash; Kennedy & Gaelyn Zielke; son, Cliff Zielke and his children, Randene Zielke (Chris White) and their son Alex; and Sarah Zielke. Her faith was strong and she was a member of the United Churches in the many places where she lived. For the past two decades she was a dedicated member of the Gordon Memorial United Church in Redcliff. She made friends easily with her smiling and caring ways and will be missed. The funeral service will be held at Gordon Memorial United Church, 401 – 2 Street S.E., Redcliff, AB., on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Blaine Schaufele officiating. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so one hour prior the beginning of the service at 1:00 P.M. The Interment will take place 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 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455.Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455.
.RICHARD JOHN SCOTT
It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Richard John Scott on October 13, 2013 – surrounded by much love from those close and in the hearts of those afar. Richard was born on May 11, 1947 to Harold and Daisy Scott, the eldest of six children. Richard was predeceased by his father, Harold. He is dearly remembered and survived by his mother, Daisy, brothers Keith (Bev), Philip, Gerald (André) Charles (Anne) and sister Pamela (Dave) and children, Shannon (Travis) Ian (Tanya) and his beloved grandchildren, Jorja, Hunter and Ronin. He enjoyed the company of Travis’ children, Laine, Rylie and Mary . He also leaves many nieces and nephews and friends to treasure his memory. The family wishes to thank Pat for her support and care during this challenging time. Richard’s family wish to offer their deepest gratitude to the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospice for their tenderness and care and for always going above and beyond. We also want to thank Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel for their sensitivity and professionalism. A “come & go” celebration of his life will be held at the Ramada Inn (Conference Room) 773 -8thSt. SW in Medicine Hat on Wednesday, October 23 from 3-6pm. A second Memorial Service will be held in Winnipeg on October 27, 2013. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the United Way, 928 Allowance Avenue S.E. Medicine Hat T1A 3G7.
1944 ~ 2013
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Sharon Anne Jacobson announce her passing in Redcliff, on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at the age of 69 years. Sharon was born in Medicine Hat to Ruth and William Paliuk on February 28, 1944. She owned her own business and cleaned at BATUS for several years. Sharon’s memory will be forever cherished in the hearts of her son, Michael (Karen) Giesinger, daughters, Tannis Giesinger and Michelle (Neil) Hulbert; grandchildren, Randy, Ryan, Shayleen, Michael and Andrew. She was predeceased by her parents, Ruth and William Paliuk. A time of Celebration will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, 302 Broadway Avenue East, Redcliff, AB., on Saturday, October 19, 2013, beginning at 12:00 noon. You are asked to dress smart casual as we wish to celebrate her life. Friends are welcome to send flowers, Sharon’s favorite was yellow roses or you may send memorial donations in her name to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 124, 430 – 6 Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta. T1A 2S8. (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