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June 2, 2014

By Obituaries on June 2, 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, Jeffrey, 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 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

.1928 ~ Silliphant ~ 2014
Marguerite Grace Silliphant of Medicine Hat, passed away on Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 at the age of 85 years. The Funeral Service was held yesterday at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel. Memorial gifts in Marguerite’s name may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to Riverview Care Centre. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Marguerite Silliphant. 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

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This past Monday was a special day as it marked the beginning of a spiritual journey for a wonderful lady, Bernice Harty. Love and support was abundant as more than 500 people united at Holy Family Parish to honour her life. The ceremony began as family members including Darcy, Diane and Lee stood strong together and shared special memories of the wonderful lady that Bernice was… a message of hope and resurrection provided much comfort for those in attendance. Through the years, Bernice selflessly carried her family – and in gracious respect, granddaughters, Colby, Peyton, Emily and Elsie proudly carried Grandma to her eternal place of rest at Hillside Cemetery… with the warmth of the sun shining down, the service concluded with an old family skoal tradition.
She was a wonderful lady,
Hard to surpass…
She left her mark on this world
With dignity and class.

Her Life Lived…
Her Life Cherished…
Her Life Honoured.

Courtesy of Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455

.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. A Celebration of Clara’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. with Chaplain Doreen Cazes officiating. 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

.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

.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.
The Funeral Service will be held at Knox United Church, 4929 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Arij Langstraat officiating. A private burial service will be held at the Saamis Prairie View Cemetery, Medicine Hat. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: 1-888-223-0116.

.UNRATH
Charlene Karen Elizabeth Unrath passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, May 27, 2014.
Charlene was born in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan 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, Sask.; Inez Muhlbeier and Esther Muhlbeier of Medicine Hat; along with numerous cousins and their families. As a challenged Down’s Syndrome child raised on the family farm at Golden Prairie, Saskatchewan, 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 up-bringing 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 Christmases. Charlene and her parents moved to Medicine Hat, Alberta 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 memory. 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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