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May 30, 2014

By Obituaries on May 30, 2014.

.1909 ~ JUSSILA ~ 2014
It is with much sadness that we say good-bye to a Brown Owl, Cub Leader, Serving Sister to the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Charter Member of the SEAPBBA, member of the Canadian Hereford Association, and a champion in getting people into their own home as a realtor in Medicine Hat for many years, not retiring from that profession until she was in her late 80s. Martha Wilhelmina Jussila passed away on Saturday, May 24th, 2014 at Riverview Care Centre at the age of 104 years. Leaving her in legacy are two sons, R.O. Jussila/Merlyn and William; four grandchildren, Aileen, Kathy, Rob and Treena; and great-grandchildren, Stacy, Allison, Jeffery, Daniel, Andrew and Hanna. Martha was predeceased by her husband, Ansgarius; her parents, Robert and Wilhelmina Tenhunen; one daughter, Elsie; brother, Robert Jr.; cousin, John Tenhunen; daughter-in-law, Leah; and one great-granddaughter, Dawn. Martha was born at Astoria, Oregon on November 20th, 1909. The family emigrated to the U.S.A. from Finland before coming to Canada and settling in the Medicine Hat area. They homesteaded in the Manyberries area in 1910. Martha received her education at Manyberries and graduated from Garbutt Business College. In April 1928, she married Ansgarius of Finland. Martha was a nurse at Baptist Haven of Rest from 1960-62, a nurse’s aide at Dan McCharles Memorial Hospital from 1963-64, and a nurse’s aide at the Medicine Hat General Hospital from 1967-68. She was a member of the Alberta Wheat Pool, St. John Ambulance, Canadian Girl Guides, and the Medicine Hat Chamber of Commerce. She was also a member of the Lutheran Church in Manyberries for many years. Her hobbies included collecting antiques and writing old-timers stories. A very special thank you and appreciation to Wes, his wife, and the staff at FoodPlus without whose help at times we’d have gone hungry; to Dawn and her staff at Home Hardware for support way above and beyond the call of duty; and to Len VanMaarion and his wife for their help with finance…we owe you all a debt that can never be fully repaid. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Saturday from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., on Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and on Monday from 9:30 to 10:25 a.m. as well as at LITTLE KNOLL CEMETERY on Monday from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL on Monday, June 2nd, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Joe Leavengood officiating. Interment will take place at Little Knoll Cemetery near Manyberries at 1:30 p.m. Memorial gifts in Martha’s memory may be made to the SPCA, 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 Martha Jussila. 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

.CLARA MARTIN
1920 ~ 2014
Mrs. Clara Martin, beloved wife of the late Mr. Harry Martin, passed away peacefully at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at the age of 93 years. Further announcements will follow upon completion of the arrangements. (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

.ELMER ALEXANDER LEHMAN
1920 – 2014
Elmer Lehman, beloved husband of Hertha Lehman, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, May 26, 2014, at the age of 94 years, after a brief illness. He also leaves to cherish his memory two sons and two daughters, Sherwin (Linda), Sheryl (Bob) Bartlett, Lorne (Wendy) and Lana (Michael) Nikiel; six grandchildren and two step-grandchildren, Keith (Cary) Lehman, Kelly (Carrie) Lehman, Scott Bartlett, Amber (Keith) Bates, Melissa (Dane) Skow, Sheleen (Cory) Grubert, Michael (Kara) Moore and Jason (Leanne) Leismeister; eleven great grandchildren; 2 step-great grandchildren; one sister, Ann Potratz as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Henry and Magdalena Lehman; three sisters, Helen (in infancy), Elsie and Alice; his daughter-in-law, Carolanne; nine brothers-in-law and five sisters-in-law. Elmer was born on April 1, 1920 in Kuest, Saskatchewan and was raised and educated in the Surprise District. In early 1942, he completed basic training with the Canadian Army in Regina and Moose Jaw. Later that same year, on June 28, he married Hertha Knodel on the Knodel family homestead near Schuler. They took over the Lehman family farm in 1943 and remained there until they moved their family to Medicine Hat in 1961. Elmer then worked at the Imperial Oil Bulk Station and at Gershaw Esso until his retirement. At that time he enjoyed playing senior slowpitch, playing music for seniors, volunteering and other activities at the Veiner Center and taking special pride in his home and yard. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Sunday, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and on Monday from 12:00 – 12:55 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Monday, June 2, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Larry Enslen officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy memorial gifts may be made to the Palliative Care c/o Medicine Hat Regional Hospital 666 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4H6 or Salvation Army, Regional Development 822 420 9th Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0R9 or Medicine Hat and District Food Bank, 532 South Railway Street SE, Medicine Hat, T1A 2V6. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Elmer Lehman, 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

.ESTELLA GRACE YEAST
May 18, 1925 – February 20, 2014
Estella’s memory will live on in a special way in the hearts of those she knew and loved.

Estella Grace Yeast passed away peacefully on February 20, 2014 at Medicine Hat, Alberta. Interment will take place in the St. Margaret Cemetery on Saturday June 7, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Medicine Hat and District Branch 102 73 7th Street SE, Medicine Hat. T1A 1J2 or to the Canadian Red Cross Society c/o 398 Aberdeen Street SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 0R2. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Estella Yeast, 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

.FOOTE
Melvin Glendwood Foote of Medicine Hat passed away on Saturday, May 24, 2014, at the age of 56 years, beloved son of Etta and the late Glendwood Foote. He also leaves to cherish his memory his grandmother, Violet Crocker; one brother, Blenos Foote (Dorothy Macdonald); five sisters, Christine (Todd) Mayo, Valerie Foote, Shirley (Andy) Moritz, Velma (Paul) Stapelton and Sherry Foote as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Glendwood Foote and one brother in infancy.
Melvin moved to Medicine Hat approximately 15 years ago from Newfoundland. For most of those years, he was employed by Redi Enterprise until becoming ill with cancer. Hockey, religion, and politics were his passion. Melvin was a man of few words…until it came to his hockey team, the Canucks. Two highlights for him were getting to see Vancouver play the Leafs in Toronto and going back to Newfoundland to visit his family. Also a very religious man, Melvin had great respect for the Bible. He will be greatly missed by his brother and best friend Blenos, who was always there to take care of Melv and made sure he never missed his Tim’s coffee. He was a kind and caring person, one of God’s rarest creations and will be sadly missed by all his family and numerous friends from Redi Enterprise and his church. After a tough battle with cancer, Melvin can now rest peacefully. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Thursday, May 29, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (7 Saamis Rotary Way SE) on Monday, June 2, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with First Councelor Jordan Mulholland officiating. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Children’s Wish Foundation, 665 Spruce Way SE, Medicine Hat, AB, T1B 4L4. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Melvin Foote, 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

.MARTHA MATTSON
1920 – 2014
Martha Mattson, beloved wife of the late Erling Mattson, passed away in Taber on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at the age of 93 years.
Further information including service details will follow once arrangements have been finalized.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: 1-888-223-0116.

.Thomas DALE Gordon
Dale Sommerville passed away peacefully on May 22, 2014 at Lethbridge Chinook Hospital, after a brief battle with bladder cancer. He was 64 years old, born March 12, 1950 to Brian and Ruth Sommerville. Dale is survived by his son, Sean of Vancouver; and his daughter Katherine of Yellowknife. He is also survived by his four siblings, Dave (Denise) of Medicine Hat; Dick of Elnora; Heather (Clark Lang) of Medicine Hat; Robin (Bruce Frommert) of Calgary, and his very special friend Deb T. of Lethbridge. Dale had many loving relatives and friends. He was given a chance to have a very special last wish come true. He was an organ donor and encouraged everyone to do the same.

.UNRATH
Charlene Karen Elizabeth Unrath passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at the age of 59 years, beloved daughter of Martha and the late Albert Unrath. She also leaves to cherish her memory her aunts, Olinda (Lynn) Haynes – Berkan of Regina, Inez Muhlbeier and Esther Muhlbeier, both of Medicine Hat as well as numerous cousins and their families. She was predeceased by her father, Albert and in 1967, her brother Garry. Charlene was born in Maple Creek on June 21, 1954, the only daughter of Albert and Martha Unrath. Shewas predeceased by her dear older brother, Garry and loving father, Albert. She is survived by her devoted mother, Martha; special aunts, Olinda (Lynn) Haynes-Berkan of Regina, Inez Muhlbeier and Esther Muhlbeier of Medicine Hat along with numerous cousins and their families. As a challenged Downs Syndrome child raised on the family farm at Golden Prairie, Charlene grew up to become a sweet, polite girl who loved spiritual music, playing her organ or recorded songs which she listened to religiously.
Her Christian upbringing and loving family and friends helped her develop various skills and talents. She displayed her athletic abilities winning several trophies and medals in the Special Olympic events of track and field and bowling. Some of her favorite things were rug-hooking, keeping her room neat and tidy, ice cream and going to Regina for holidays at Aunt Linda’s, who took her for coffee and donuts and also for family Christmas’. Charlene and her parents moved to Medicine Hat and in 2002, she moved into a Core Association group homewhere she soon became the sweetheart of the group and was lovingly cared for by dedicated and skilled caregivers. Charlene’s good sense of humor, sparkling blue eyes and pure sweetness will be cherished in our memories. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Friday, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. or at the church on Saturday from 12:00 – 12:55 p.m. The funeral service will be held in Temple Baptist Church (606 7th Street SW) on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Marcel Mitchell and Rev. George Brandt officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the 13th Street Project (George P. Vanier House) c/o C.O.R.E Association, 412 3 St SE, Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 0H1 (Please make checks payable to C.O.R.E. Association). To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Charlene Unrath, 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

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