August 16th, 2018

October 31, 2013

By Obituaries on October 31, 2013.

.1916 ~ BUNKOSKY ~ 2013
Violet Bunkosky of Bow Island, beloved wife of the late Edward Bunkosky, passed away on October 23rd, 2013. The Funeral Service was held yesterday at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel. Memorial gifts in Violet’s memory may be made to Bow Island Health Centre or to the Pleasant View Lodge. Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Violet Bunkosky. 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

.1923 ~ FUCHS ~ 2013
Mrs. Regina Fuchs of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Mr. John Fuchs, passed away on Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 at the age of 89 years. Regina leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Maureen Bosch and her children, Tammy (Terry) Gardner and Shelly (Aaron) Middleton. Condolences may be sent to subject heading Regina Fuchs. 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

Catharine Dietrich of Daysland, formerly of Medicine Hat, passed away Monday, October 28, 2013 at the age of 98 years.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughter Wanda (John) Lazzari of Camrose; grandchildren Justin (Brandi) Lazzari of Edmond, Oklahoma, Jennifer (Trevor) Thomas of Grande Prairie and Jolene (Ben) Paulson of Camrose; and eight great-grandchildren Case, Jayden, Jackson, Emma, Beth, Taylor, Brayden and Blake.
Catharine was predeceased by her brothers Christ, Harry, and Matt Dietrich; sisters Barbara Hertz, Annie Sautner, Elizabeth Hauck, Elenore Ressler, Ida Ressler, and Rose Degenstein; and two great-grandsons Christian and Brodie.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, October 31, 2013 from St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Larry Pederson as celebrant. Inurnment will take place in the Medicine Hat Hillside Cemetery at a later date.
If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions are gratefully accepted to Providence Place, Daysland. To send condolences please visit
Burgar Funeral Home Camrose and Daysland (4817 51 Ave, Camrose, Alberta T4V 0V4) in care of arrangements 780-672-2121.
“Dedicated Service Since 1906”

1929 ~ 2013
It is with sadness that the family of Gladys Spratt announce her peaceful passing while at the Good Samaritan Nursing Care Facility on Monday, October 28, 2013, at the age of 84 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced upon completion. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting Honoured to serve the family is Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4V4. Telephone: 403-527-6455.

“Beloved Wife, Mother, and Grandmother”

Joanne Morrison, beloved wife of Ray Morrison, passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on October 25, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer, with her daughter Michelle at her bedside. The former Joanne Dawn Brackenbury was born in Saskatoon SK July 30, 1943 and received her elementary and high school education in Cut Knife SK. While in Cut Knife she was active in her church (St. Paul’s Anglican) with Sunday school (student and teacher), the church youth choir, Junior Auxiliary and Girls’ Auxiliary. She enjoyed participating in figure skating, waterskiing and most sports as well as “hanging out” with friends and family at Atton’s Lake near her home. Joanne attended Saskatoon Business College, then worked briefly for the Saskatchewan Department of Social Services in Saskatoon, then for one year at the University of Saskatchewan Alumni News Office. Following her marriage to Ray in 1963, the couple moved to Medicine Hat where Ray was employed as a teacher by Medicine Hat School District No. 76. Joanne made the decision to become a full-time homemaker for Ray and their two daughters. Joanne was active in Jaycettes, the local ladies morning curling club and the All Saints’ Anglican Church Women, choir member and was church treasurer for the past few years. She was also a volunteer canvasser for several health charities. Joanne enjoyed many types of handicrafts and arts. She worked as a poll clerk and supervisor during municipal, provincial and federal elections, did data entry for the compilation of provincial voters lists and compiled information for the federal census. She also enjoyed part-time jobs at Folklore and the Southview and Lodge gift shops. When her younger daughter began kindergarten, Joanne took up the game of golf which became a true passion. She became a very active member of Connaught Golf Club and served terms as ladies club president, member of the club executive and the pro shop committee. She was a past winner of the ladies club championship and winner of the ladies championship flight at Connaught’s annual Southeastern Golf Tournament and other area tournaments. Although she enjoyed playing competitively she was always happy just to be playing. She also involved her daughters and grandchildren in junior golf leagues. Her Connaught family was very important to her and she appreciated very much the kindness and thoughtfulness of her golf buddies during her illness. As a true “sports grandma” Joanne loved to chauffeur her grandchildren to their ringette, soccer, baseball, football, hockey and golf events and could always be heard cheering them on. She enjoyed travelling to warmer places, especially Las Vegas (where she celebrated her 70th birthday in July 2013) and a trip to Cuba in 2012 with husband, daughters, their spouses and her grandchildren. Joanne is survived by Ray, her husband of fifty years; two daughters, Kim (Michael) Hallas of Medicine Hat and their children Taylor of Cochrane AB and Shaun, Landon and Mitchell of Medicine Hat; and Michelle Morrison (Pierre Plamondon) of Edmonton and her stepsons Josh (Tamara) Plamondon and their children Kai and Talia of Edmonton and Travis (Bekah) Plamondon of Edmonton; one sister Gail Schwab of Calgary; Ray’s siblings Ross (Shirley) Morrison of Medicine Hat and Rhelda (Jim) Winterhalt of Unity SK and several nieces, nephews, cousins and their children. She was predeceased by her parents Harold and Margaret Brackenbury; Ray’s parents Harry and Lou Morrison and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be held at All Saints’ Anglican Church, 606 – 12th Street SW, Wednesday, October 30 at 2:00 PM with the Rev. David J. Carter officiating. Interment of ashes at St. Margaret’s Church, Eagle Butte at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent through or or to subject heading Joanne Morrison. 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

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