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February 14, 2014

By Obituaries on February 14, 2014.

.1921 ~ SEVERIN ~ 2014
Mr. Walter Severin, beloved husband of Mrs. Florence “Flo” Severin of Medicine Hat, passed away on Saturday, February 8th, 2014. The Funeral Service was held yesterday at First Assembly of God. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Walter Severin. Funeral arrangements entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, “The Chapel in the Park”, locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone (403)528-2599

.ALEXANDER GRAF

December 30, 1993 ~ February 11, 2014

With sadness, the family of Alexander Jacob Graf announce his sudden passing on Tuesday, February, 11, 2014, at the age of 20 years. Alexander was born December 30, 1993, in Lethbridge, a son to proud parents, Roy and Annette Graf. Alex was at the young age of 2 when the family moved to Cadotte Lake, AB., to live on the Cree Reservation where his mom got her first teaching position. In 1997, they moved to Medicine Hat and later in 2009, the family settled into their dream home in Seven Persons. Alex received all of his schooling in Medicine Hat and graduated from McCoy High School in 2011. He also attended Medicine Hat College, having taken his first year of Welding in 2013, and currently enrolled for his second year. At the time of his passing, Alex was employed as a Welder’s helper, apprenticing with Last Chance Welding. There are so many things we can say about Alex… he was a great friend to many and always worked hard. His future was in the palm of his hands. Alex had many plans and he was sure to be successful. His personality was one of a kind. He could light up a room with his smile and laughter and with his “tell it like it is” attitude and distinctive “swagger”, Alex was loved by everyone who met him. He enjoyed the company of his family and friends and like many, he loved to crack open a nice cold beer and socialize. His big, booming voice could be heard from anywhere and often you would hear him saying, “Yes boy” or “Sure bud”. Alex was athletic and enjoyed sports of all kinds. He played Lacrosse for the local SunDevils for 6 years and achieved his black belt in Tae Kwon Do, doing so by training with his dad and brother. He also liked to go golfing – especially with his grandpa, his buddy and cousin, Mitchell and of course, his brother. Alex also enjoyed the outdoors and spent time fishing with Randy. He beamed with pride when he bought a brand new truck – a 2012 Dodge 3500 Cummins. Not only did he love his truck but so did his dog, Rosco and they loved going for rides together. Rides on the way home from work meant a phone call to Mom and Dad and they would always chat. Alex wasn’t short of conversation and according to his yearbook, his dad served him a 3 day in-school suspension for cell phone violation. Alex was larger than life and his impact on our lives will never be forgotten. He will live on in the many wonderful memories we all have of him. Alex will be deeply missed by his parents, Roy and Annette Graf; 15 year old brother, Daniel (they were best buds and worst siblings! Always there for each other – you mess with one, you deal with the other); grandparents, Carol and Alan Ogilvie and Ken and Eva Graf; great-grandma, Jeanie Ogilvie; Auntie Trisha (Mike) Rolls and their family, Jeremy and Logan; Auntie Renee (Kevin) Hirsch and their family Mitchell and Easton; Auntie Bonnie and Uncle Rod Graf and their family, Nathan, Rebecca and Rachel; Auntie Karen (Lorne) Dewart and their family, Amanda and Cole; Auntie Kim (Al) Wilbee and their family, Christina and Kameran; Uncle Robert (Carman) and their family, Chandler and Carley. He is also survived by special friends, Curtis Jenkins, Jimmy Martinez, Taylor “Taco” Phillips, Derrian Nau, Brandon Sloan, Xavier Gloin, Randy MacDonald, Andrea Morales and many, many more. Alex was predeceased by his great-grandpa, Jacob Lanz (1992), great-grandma “The Old Grandma”, Eva Lanz in 2005 and great-grandpa “By The Water”, Harry Ogilvie in 2005. A time of visitation will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, on Friday, February 14, 2014, starting one hour prior to the Vigil Prayers at 7:00 p.m. The funeral service will be celebrated at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel on Saturday, February 15, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Father Fred Monk officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting http://www.cooksouthland.com) If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Mission Mexico, c/o St. Michael’s Parish, P.O. Box 56, Bow Island, Alberta, T0K 0G0. Honoured to serve the family is Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455.

.LEIFSO
Bradley Charles Leifso of Medicine Hat went peacefully to sleep on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at the age of 62 years. Brad’s memory will be cherished forever in the heart of Roxane Wotherspoon, who was his wife and best friend, for 10 years. He will also be remembered by Roxane’s four children, David (Leslie) Wotherspoon of Rochester, Alberta, Tracey (Gord) Gray of Swift Current, Darcy (Harvey) Wotherspoon and Jodi Wotherspoon all of Medicine Hat and their children; one brother, Terry (Sylvia) Leifso of Toronto and one sister, Cheryl (Bob) Thomson of Paisley, Ontario, their children R.J. Thomson of Paisley and Tracy (Jake) Darcy of Linwood, Ontario and their children. Brad worked mostly as a carpenter and prided himself on the work he did as it was praised and appreciated by others. Brad also loved to go to Bingo and he enjoyed a party, bar-b-ques, bonfires and playing darts with all his dart buddies. At Brad’s request, cremation has taken place. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Schooner’s Pub (702 2 St. SE) from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the charity of your choice. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Brad Leifso, 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

.MARILYN MCFAUL
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Marilyn McFaul on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at the age of 57 years. She is survived by her husband, Peter Danderfer; her brother Brian (Pam) McFaul; her sister, Linda (Gerry) Beck as well as her nieces and nephews, Gina and Bob Burgess (Brayden, Marissa, and Teagan), Ryan and Rachelle Beck (Nathan, Rylie and Shaylee) and Tara and Jason Bleyens (Nick). For the past sixteen years, she was employed at Riverview Care Centre. Marilyn was loved by all who knew her and enjoyed life to the fullest and always said she was going back to work. This past summer, Peter and Marilyn went to Wasa Lake for a holiday which was where she always used to come for holidays and it made her very happy. Marilyn, we all know that you are that bright star, twinkling down on us from above and we will look up and blow a kiss to you every night. Love you! The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend. A private family interment will be held 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: Marilyn McFaul, 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

.NEWMAN, GLENWOOD ROSS
April 22, 1925 – February 11, 2014
Glen passed away peacefully Tuesday at Lion’s Gate Hospital in Vancouver, B.C.
He is survived by his three children, Cindy (Bill Savage), Brian (Judy) and Lorne (Sherry) Newman, all of Calgary. He was also the proud grandfather of nine and great- grandfather of twenty. Glen is also survived by his sisters Corinne Burns (Vancouver) and Lorraine McNaughton (Calgary) and many special nieces and nephews.
Glen was predeceased by his wife Ila in 1974 and was married to Yvonne for 25 years. Glen lived most of his life in Medicine Hat and worked for the CPR for 47 years, retiring in 1985. He was very proud to have served in the army during the Second World War. He enjoyed many years of golfing, curling and gold panning and loved to tell his stories. We all admired his wonderful sense of humour.
Special thanks are extended to all the caring staff on Four East at Lion’s Gate Hospital, North Vancouver.
Our Dad will be deeply missed by many and we will hold him in our hearts forever.

.THELMA E. RENNER
February 9, 1931 – February 12, 2014

Thelma E. Renner (Morris) was born on February 9, 1931 and passed away on February 12, 2014 at the age of 83. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 62 years George and their children Rob Renner (Gail), Patricia MacArthur (Jim) and Chuck Renner (Susan). She also leaves one grandchild Rachel Renner.
Born in Calgary, she moved to Medicine Hat as a young girl with her parents when her father became the Manager at the Medicine Hat Greenhouses. Thelma married George in 1951. She was an exceptional floral designer and for 44 years worked alongside George operating the Rosery Florist. Her life was busy and full; raising her family and participating in many clubs and organizations including Jaycettes, Kinettes, Four Seasons Saddle Club and Medicine Hat 4-H Light Horse Club.
An accomplished seamstress she found great joy in creating one of a kind treasures for her family. She even sewed her own wedding dress. She loved to entertain and hosted many memorable parties. A fantastic cook, no detail was too small. Even ordinary things were made special by her extra ordinary touch.
Her happiest years were spent living on the farm where the family participated in a myriad of horse related activities. After retirement she and George enjoyed camping in Elkwater and exploring the country in their motorhome. Their travels included a memorable trip to Alaska as well as numerous trips into British Columbia, Saskatchewan and the lower United States.
Due to failing health, her final years were spent in the compassionate care of the staff at Riverview Care Centre in Medicine Hat.
The Funeral Service will be held in SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. Family and friends are invited to a Come and Go Reception to be held in the Saamis Creekside Centre at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel following the funeral service. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Thelma Renner. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, “The Chapel in the Park”, locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone (403)528-2599

.WAHL, Erich Henri
On February 11, 2014, Erich passed away in Edmonton at the age of 74.

Survived by his wife of 50 years, Joan Florentine (née Bochenko); his daughter, Annemarie Erika; son Marc (Alex), granddaughters Olivia and Evelyn of Fort McMurray, brothers Emil (Alice), Gustav (Ruth) and Alfred (Penny); sisters Olga Baumann, Erna (John) Straub, Elfriede Franz, Adeline Didack and Donna (Vic) Schneider and numerous nieces and nephews.
Erich was predeceased by his father, Gustav, in 1963; his mother Berta (née Schultz), in 1974; sister Elli Weinheimer; brother Adolf, and brothers-in-law Gustav Weinheimer, John Baumann, Helmut Franz and Nick Didack.
Erich was born inQuirinowo, Polandon March 25, 1939.
Erich went to school in Redcliff and Medicine Hat before moving to Edmonton to attend the University of Alberta. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 1962 and took a one year after-degree in Education at the University of Calgary. He married Joan on August 3, 1963 and they settled in Calgary where he taught German, physics and chemistry in high school and junior high science.
In 1973, Erich returned to the University of Alberta to attend law school. After passing the bar in 1977, the family moved to Peace River, where Erich worked as a Crown Prosecutor. Ten years later, he entered private practice as a criminal defense attorney. Erich retired in 1999.
Erich was chairman of the Peace River Health Authority, chairman of the Peace River Historical Society, a member of the Peace River Centennial Museum board and a member of the Town of Peace River Development Appeal Board.
A funeral will be held on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 7:30 PM at Hainstock’s Funeral Home, 9810-34 Ave NW, Edmonton. A memorial service will be held in Peace River, Alberta, on the afternoon of Saturday, February 22, 2014.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Peace River and District Health Foundation, c/o Bag 400, Peace River, Alberta, T8S 1T6.
Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via the website http://www.hainstockedmonton.com

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