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May 22, 2014

By Obituaries on May 22, 2014.

.1928 ~ SILLIPHANT ~ 2014
Mrs. Marguerite Silliphant of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Mr. Norman Silliphant, passed away on Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 at the age of 85 years. Marguerite leaves to cherish her memory five children and their families. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Marguerite Silliphant. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed by 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

.1940 ~ ELCHUK ~ 2014
Mr. Marvin Elchuk of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Signa Elchuk, passed away on Sunday, May 18th, 2014 at the age of 73 years. Marvin leaves to cherish his memory one son, Rick (Connie) Elchuk of Medicine Hat; one daughter, Brenda Nicholson (Cliff Dell) of Medicine Hat; three grandchildren, Alyshia, Courtney and Tiffany; one brother, Dave (Darlene) Elchuk; six sisters, Sarah Westerman, Eileen (John) Griffin, Ruth (Emil) Krein, Shirley (John) Bazos, Audrey (Pat) Gray and Gladys (Dave) Herron; two sisters-in-law, Sheila (Beverley) Read and Linda Kristoffersen; as well numerous nieces and nephews. Marvin was predeceased by his wife, Signa; his parents, Thomas and Mary Elchuk; and two brothers-in-law, John Westerman and Tommy Kristoffersen. The family would like to thank all the staff at the Valleyview for taking excellent care of Marvin; he really enjoyed his time there. Thanks are also extended to Dr. W.A. Ruzycki and Karan Sweet for their years of wonderful care and Dr. P. Best, Dr. J. Foley and the nurses and staff of 6W at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital. A Private Family Service will be held in HILLSIDE CEMETERY with Gary W. Goran officiating. Memorial gifts in Marvin’s memory may be made to the S.P.C.A. 55 Southwest Drive SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Marvin Elchuk. 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

.BERNICE HARTY
1947 ~ 2014
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Bernice Helen Harty, beloved wife of Ron Harty of Etzikom, announce her passing at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at the age of 66 years. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so one hour prior to the Prayer Service which will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Sunday, May 25, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Parish, 1451 Strachan Road S.E., Medicine Hat on Monday, May 26, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. with Reverend Father Fred Monk celebrant. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. (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

.CONNER LABIUK
1996 ~ 2014
Conner Cordelle Labiuk, beloved son of Steve Labiuk and brother of Brodie Labiuk, passed away at the Foothills Medical Centre on Saturday, May 17, 2014, at the young age of 17 years. Along with his father and brother, left to cherish Conner’s memory are his grandparents, Tad (Geri) Labiuk; uncles, Todd (Shannon) Labiuk; Jason Labiuk and cousin Riley; Shane (Colleen) Labiuk and cousins Dustin and David as well as numerous other extended family and many friends. A Celebration of Conner’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Friday, May 23, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Barrett Scheske officiating. A time of fellowship will follow immediately thereafter in the Cook Southland Reception Center. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting http://www.cooksouthland.com) In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make donations in Conner’s memory may contact Cook Southland Funeral Chapel for further information. Honoured to serve the family is COOK SOUTHLAND Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4V4. Telephone: 403-527-6455.

.DARLENE DOANE
1938 ~ 2014
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved sister, aunt and friend, Darlene Lucille Doane on Monday, May 19, 2014. Respecting Darlene’s wishes there will be no formal funeral service. A private family internment will follow at a later date at Hillside Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Darlene’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. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting http://www.cook southland.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.

.FISHER
Catherine Fisher of Medicine Hat and formerly of Maple Creek, Saskatchewan. Passed away May, 14, 2014 at the age of 91 years. A Funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. from the Maple Creek Salvation Army, Maple Creek, SK. With Capt. Charlotte Dean Officiating. Those who so wish, may remember Catherine with a gift to the Alzheimer’s Society. Binkley’s Funeral Service Maple Creek & Leader in charge of arrangements. 306-662-2292

.KAREN McLELLAN
1955 – 2014
It is with great sadness that we lost our dear sister and daughter on this cloudy Friday, May 16th, 2014. Karen was born in Outlook, Saskatchewan and was one of nine adopted children to Wes and Helen McLellan. Karen is survived by her mother, Helen; sisters, Heather McLellan, Jo-Anne (Lain) Babcook, and Elaine McLellan; brothers, Kelly McLellan, Tim McLellan and Bruce (Michelle) McLellan; six nieces and nephews, Trystin McLellan (fiancé Darien), Raeann McLellan, Michael Babcook, Chelsea Babcook, and Alana and Brooke McLellan. Karen was predeceased by her father, Wes; and her brothers, Daryl and Kevin.
Karen’s favorite pastimes were collecting unique jewelry pieces and adoring animals of all kinds. Through the years she worked at various jobs but her favorite was working at St. Joseph’s Home in Medicine Hat. There she found friendship and love from the residents and the Carmelite Sisters.
Her family would like to express their deepest thanks to Home Care, We Care, Carmelite Sisters of St. Joseph’s Home, and the ICU team at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Friday, May 23rd, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. with Deacon Terry Olson officiating. A Private Interment will take place at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Karen’s memory may be made to the SPCA, 55 Southwest Drive SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8, or to the Alberta Lung Association, PO Box 4700 Station South, Edmonton, Alberta, T6E 9Z9. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Karen McLellan. 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

.MELITA KRAUSE
February 27th, 1922 to May 14th, 2014

Our dear Mother, Grandmother, and Oma passed peacefully from this life on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 after a brief stay at Carmel (St. Joseph’s) Hospice. The last few weeks of her life showed the same pragmatic determination and quiet grace with which she lived her entire life.
She found life as a farm girl and wife challenging but rewarding. She had no regrets, excepting one which she shared. In her words, “I went to school for eight years and couldn’t continue to the next level because that school was 10 miles away. If the opportunity had been there I would have been a teacher (and a good one!). I decided that if I had children they would go for higher education if they wanted. They all fulfilled my dreams.” She instilled in her children a love of learning, a love of life, and the “common sense gene” which she had in abundance.
She is survived by four children, Peggy (Michael) Hansen, Dorothy (Marvin) Bender, both of Medicine Hat, Richard (Sherry) Krause of Calgary and Gordon (Sandy) Krause of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; grandchildren and great- grandchildren, Kevin (Anna) Hansen, Emily and Alec; Shauna (David) Krismer, Nian; Nicole (Vincent) Stein, Gavin and Avery; Carol-Lyn Retelbach; Laurel (Steve) Van Dam, Aidan, Megan and Joshua; Jodi (Bruce) MacKay, Norah and Noelle; Matthew (Christina) Krause, James and Hayden; Dan (Jordan) Krause, Jackson; Paul (Monaya) Krause, Annika, Ellis and Grant; Beth Krause; as well as sister, Rosie Scheifele; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Socializing and Volunteering played a large and important part of her life. She dedicated countless enjoyable hours to the Ladies Club in Hilda, the Post and Veiner Center in Medicine Hat in addition to the Ladies Aid and LWML at St. Paul Lutheran. The Wednesday coffee ladies were a cherished circle of friends who began meeting in the 1970s. As well she made many new friends after moving to the Chinook Village in 2004.
She was predeceased by her loving husband, Gustave Christian in September 2001; her parents, Alexander and Annetta (Dewald) Bauer; siblings, Fred (Irene) Bauer, Frieda (Louie) March, Martha (Reinhold) Krause, and Lilly (Jack) Leismeister; sister-in-law, Freda (Stan) Moore; brother-in-law, Otto Scheifele; and great-granddaughter, Sophia Stein.
She was baptised, confirmed and married at Zion Lutheran church near Hilda, Alberta. Her faith continued strong throughout her life and she thanked God for the many blessings He bestowed on her and hers.
The Funeral Service will be held in ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 515 Sprague Way SE, on Friday, May 23rd, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Ken Edel officiating. A Private Interment will follow in the Family Plot at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Melita’s memory may be made to the CNIB, #102, 520 – 2nd Street SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 0C6, or to The Lutheran Hour, 660 Mason Ridge Centre, St. Louis, Missouri, 63141-8557, or to the Canadian Lutheran World Relief, 600 – 177 Lombard Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 0W5. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Melita Krause. Radio funeral announcement can be heard on Thursday around 11:45 a.m. on 93.7 Praise FM. 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

.MILTON JAMES REINHARDT
June 29, 1933 – May 21, 2014
With sadness the family of Milt Reinhardt announces his passing on Wednesday May 21, 2014 in his home at the age of 80 years, with his beloved wife Maryann at his side. A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Medicine Hat Lodge. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Milt Reinhardt, 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

.ROBERT (BOB) CAMPBELL
1920 ~ 2014
We are saddened to announce the passing of Robert (Bob) Campbell, born in Cabri, SK., formerly of Empress and Medicine Hat, on January 18, 2014, at the Sturgeon Hospital in St. Albert, AB. a Graveside service will be held in the Field of honour at Hillside Cemetery on Saturday, May 24, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. with Padre Ron MacDonald officiating. Those wishing to attend are invited to gather at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., on Saturday between 12:40 p.m. and 12:50 p.m., to join in the procession to the cemetery. A reception will follow in the Cook Southland Reception Facility. (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

.VIVIAN BEASLEY

September 6, 1921 ~ May 19, 2014

Mrs. Vivian Marjorie Beasley beloved wife of the late Mr. Henry R. Beasley passed away peacefully at St.?Joseph’s Carmel Hospice with family at her side, on Monday, May 19, 2014. Vivian was born in Nelson B.C., and resided most of her life in Redcliff. She worked at the Dominion Glass Factory in Redcliff and at the Redcliff Greenhouse in the Rose department for 36 years. Vivian was always young at heart and had a great sense of humor, her caring and kind nature spread to all especially her loving family. She enjoyed most sports, in particular baseball, and loved celebrating holidays, family dinners, watching movies and completing find word puzzles. She will be forever missed in the hearts of her daughters, Phyllis (Michael) Giammatteo, Evelyn (Wayne) Leblanc, Brenda Peterson; a brother, Wilfred Fairhurst; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandsons. Vivian was predeceased by her first husband, Edward Handsaeme, second husband, Henry Beasley; son, Edward Handsaeme; son-in-laws, Herbert Kollross, Floyd Peterson; grandson, Lee Peterson; two brothers and two sisters. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff on 6 West and of St. Joseph’s Carmel Hospice. A Celebration of Vivian’s life will be held at Cook Soutland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Life Celebrant Gerry Getz. Interment will follow later in the day at Prairie View Cemetery. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting http://www.cooksouthland.com) Memorial donations in Vivian’s name may be made directly to St. Jospeh’s Carmel Hospice, 156 – 3 Street N.E., Medicine Hat, AB. T1A 5M1. Honoured to serve the family is Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455

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