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June 3, 2014

By Obituaries on June 3, 2014.

.1909 ~ JUSSILA ~ 2014
Martha Jussila of Medicine Hat, passed away on Saturday, May 24th, 2014 at the age of 104 years. The Funeral Service was held yesterday at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel. Memorial gifts in Martha’s name may be made to the SPCA. 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

.1918 ~ SOKLOFSKE ~ 2014
Albert William Soklofske of Medicine Hat passed away on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at the age of 96 years. 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

.1960 ~ WARD ~ 2014

Toni Ellen Ward of Medicine Hat, passed away peacefully at the Carmel Hospice, St. Joseph’s Home on Sunday, June 1st, 2014 at the age of 54 years. Toni suffered a stroke and was diagnosed with brain cancer on March 1st, 2013. She accepted the diagnosis of cancer with courage, grace and dignity and was more worried about the impact her disease would have on the two most important people in her life than on herself. After working in the accounting field for many years, Toni started her own very successful bookkeeping business. Toni loved to garden and her flowers were the envy of the neighborhood. She designed and crocheted items for her friends and her two favorite charities. The stroke made doing all these things impossible so with her best friend, Lyn, she traveled to Banff, Calgary and Canmore for mini holidays and discovered a new hobby, baking cookies! Quoted from Toni, “I have been blessed with many things: my daughter, Hailey, my best friend, Lyn, who has stood by me and guided me through my illness, and for the many kindnesses shown to me by my awesome friends.” Toni lived her life with passion and compassion, humor and style, generosity and kindness. At Toni’s request, there will not be a formal funeral service. As an expression of sympathy, those wishing may make a donation to The Phoenix Safe House, Box 2500, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8G8, or to the SPCA, 55 Southwest Drive SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8, or to Carmel Hospice St. Joseph’s Home, 156 – 3rd Street NE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5M1. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Toni Ward. 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

.BOB WILL
1927 ~ 2014
Mr. Robert (Bob) Will, beloved husband of Joyce Will, passed away peacefully at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Monday, June 2, 2014, at the age of 87 years. Along with his loving wife, left to cherish Bob’s memory are his children. He was predeceased by his parents as well as numerous other extended family. In honouring Bob’s wishes, cremation has taken place, and his life will be cherished without the proceedings of a formal funeral service. (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

.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

.EDYTHE RODENBOUR
August 23, 1928 – May 19, 2014
Edythe Rodenbour of Suffield, passed away peacefully at Riverview Care Center on Monday, May 19, 2014, at the age of 85 years. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Lynn; two grandchildren; three great grandchildren; four brothers, Jack (Dorothy), Dan (Linda), Bob (Evelyn) and Chuck (Ruth) as well as numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Nellie and Jack Orr; her husband, Des and her sister, Betsy. Edythe was born in Medicine Hat and raised in Suffield. Special thanks to the staff at Meadowlands, St. Joseph’s Home and Riverview Care Center; Cindy and Joyce; and the Pattison Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held in the Hillside Cemetery on Friday, June 13, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery gates at 12:45 p.m. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society #102 Crestwood Square One, 1865 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z8 . To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Edythe Rodenbour, 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

.LAYTON
It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Jaylyn Danielle Layton passed away on Sunday, June 1, 2014, at the age of15 years. She leaves to cherish her memory her parents, Bruce and Holly Layton of Medicine Hat, two brothers Mitchell and Brayden; her grandparents, Tim (Irene) Hammel and John Layton all of Medicine Hat, Debbie (Brian) Cummings of Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia; her aunts and uncles, Drew Layton, Barb Layton, David Cummings and Darwin (Elaine) Hammel and their families. She was predeceased by her grandmother, Eileen Layton on January 1, 2008. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held in Holy Family Parish (1451 Strachan Road SE) on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Deacon Robert Risling officiating. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to Alexander’s Quest at alexandersquest.ca. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Jaylyn Layton, 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
It is with heavy hearts, we announce the peaceful passing of Martha Mattson 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.
Martha is survived by her four children Arnold (Vickie) Mattson of Cochrane, Elaine (Richard) Barton of Edmonton, Gordon (Milma) Mattson of Lethbridge and Rodney (Loretta) Mattson of Hays; grandchildren Brad, Shelley, Karri, Sherri, Destinee, Tandis, Krystle, Clinton, Allison and Matt; seven great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews and foster child Twylla Wachter.
Martha was predeceased by her husband of sixty eight years, Erling; parents George and Mary Miller; brothers Albert and Dave Miller; sisters Bertha Stuber, Beatrice Weeks and Leah Longmuir; sisters-in-law Elsie and Rose Miller; brothers-in-law Henry Stuber, Howard Weeks and Bob Longmuir as well as foster child Marie Wachter.
Martha was born in Pakowki, Alberta to George and Mary Miller and was raised on their farm. She met Erling Mattson, the love of her life and they were married soon after he joined the army, in July 1942 in London, Ontario. Their honeymoon was short but sweet at Niagara Falls. They then returned to Calgary where they resided until Erling was honorably discharged. Coming back to Orion, Alberta to continue farming was Erling’s desire and next venture so Martha became “a farmers wife”. It was here that their four children were born, Arnold, Elaine, Gordon and Rodney.
In the spring of 1954, Erling and Martha decided to move to Hays. This was a P.F.R.A. community to start a new type of farming, irrigation. As the years went by there were many great memories. Retirement was next so they moved to Taber in 1981. Camping with the Alberta Roamers took them too many places throughout Alberta and even a few out of province excursions. Mom loved to fish and getting the most fish each time was her greatest achievement. In her spare time she would either be making a patch work quilt, crocheting doilies, knitting sweaters or afghans, hardanger runners or even making slippers, socks or scarves. Baking the best bread and buns or raising the biggest and best garden were a few of her many gifted qualities. Martha was a lady of a thousand smiles. She had a smile for every one. Martha never missed an opportunity to visit with friends and family. She will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Martha’s name may be made directly to a charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: 1-888-223-0116.

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