By Obituaries on June 11, 2014.
.DR. JOAN vanBELKUM
1923 ~ 2014
Dr. Joan vanBelkum passed away peacefully at her residence in Medicine Hat on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at the age of 90 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced upon completion. (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. Telephone: 403-527-6455.
.HAZEL COLLARD (nee LANGBEIN)
July 31, 1926 ~ June 4, 2014
Hazel Joyce Collard, beloved wife of the late Mr. Alfred “Bruce” Collard, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her family at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at the age of 87 years. Hazel leaves to cherish her memory her sons, Norman (Maria) Collard of Medicine Hat and Gordon (Joan) Collard of Redcliff. She was so proud of her seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, Lori (Morley) Herter of Golden Prairie, Saskatchewan and their children, Brooklyn, Brock and Mikalyla; Kimberly (Mike) Vair; Brent Collard and his children, Chazdynn, Triniti and Kaiden; Corinne (Sean) Coffey and daughter, Jordan of Vegreville, Alberta; Sean Collard and his children, Parker, Jaxson and Merczaydes; Everett Collard (Kailey and Bradley); Jennifer Collard and her children, Hunter and Bryce as well as numerous nieces, nephews and close friends. Hazel was predeceased by her husband, Bruce on June 13, 2005; an infant daughter at birth and daughter, Barbara Ann Collard on April 3, 2012; her parents, Alvin and Bertha Langbein; siblings, Kate (Elmo) Price, Jim (Ann) Sparrow, Nellie (Alex) Giles, Frances (Abe) Leppard, Marion (Chester) Thorpe, Roy (Alva) Langbein and Isabelle (Calvin) Cavan. She was also predeceased by Bruce’s parents, Albert and Ethel Collard; brother-in-law, Mel (Olga) Collard and sisters-in-law, Muriel, Edith and Agnes Collard. Hazel was born in Medicine Hat on July 31, 1926, and lost her father, Alvin at the age of 3 and her mother, Bertha when she was 8. Hazel was then raised by her older siblings. On May 15, 1946, she married Bruce in the Gordon Memorial United Church in Redcliff where she was an active member of the church and Evening Circle. She was also a life member of the Ladies Auxillary of the Redcliff Royal Canadian Legion Branch #6 and a member of the Bertha Chapter No. 103 of the Order of the Eastern Star. Bruce and Hazel lived their whole lives in Redcliff and their lives revolved around their family and friends. Hazel enjoyed her crafts, crocheting, artex painting, watching hockey and did various volunteer work through the years. Hazel was the Mother everyone should be fortunate enough to have. We will miss you Mum, but know you are Just A Memory Away. A Graveside Service, open to the public, will take place at the Redcliff Cemetery Friday, June 13, 2014, at 1:00 p.m.; followed by a Celebration of Hazel’s life at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Barrett Scheske officiating. A luncheon will immediately follow in the Cook Southland Reception Facility. Hazel’s family would like to thank the Doctors and staff of 6 West, especially Mum’s doctor, Dr. S. Ciubotaru and his nurse, Gita for the excellent care you took of our mother. A special thanks to the Home Care girls and We Care girls who aided Mum while she was still at home- you became very special to her. Thanks also to all who sent cards, flowers, gifts of food and messages of comfort. We are grateful for the Redcliff people who prepared, volunteered and delivered the Meals On Wheels to Hazel. We also acknowledge the Redcliff Legion Ladies Auxillary for honouring Hazel at the Graveside and last but not least, a special thank you to the staff of Cook Southland Funeral Chapel. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting http://www.cooksouthland.com) Memorial donations in Hazel’s name may be made directly to the Redcliff Scholarship Fund, c/o Prairie Rose School Division No. 8, Attn: Patricia Cocks, Sec. Treasurer, 918 – 2nd Ave., Dunmore, Alberta, T1B 0K3 or to the charity of your choice. Honoured to serve the family is Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455
January 1, 1923 ~ June 8, 2014
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Mr. Walter Martin on Sunday, June 8, 2014, at St. Joseph’s Carmel Hospice, at the age of 91 years. He leaves to cherish his memory: two daughters, Sharon (Steve) Blackwell, Marlene (Robert) Coslovich; grandchildren, Dana Blackwell, Kelly (Dallas) Roberts, Christopher (Trina) Coslovich, Michelle (Randy) Tokamp, Nichole (Chad) Knox and the great-grandchildren who gave him great joy in his last years, Gage and Declan Roberts, Christine, Amy, Maverick and Jake Coslovich, Linkin and Kingston Tokamp, Cylee and Paislee Knox. Also surviving are the remaining members of the Martin and Kirschenman families as well as special friend, Shirley Adams and her family. Walter was predeceased by his beloved wife, Caroline; parents, Annie and Frank Martin; brother, Ferdinand; sister and brother-in-law, Sarah and George Mutschler; mother and father-in-law, Matilda and William Kirschenman as well as brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews from the extended Martin and Kirschenman family. Walter was active in the community and his church. He volunteered over the years for the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Cancer Society, Santa Claus Fund and other charitable organizations. He continued to volunteer at the Good Samaritan Home until he was 90 years old. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. The Celebration of Walter’s life will be held at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 758 – 8 Street S.E., Medicine Hat on Thursday, June 12, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Julianna Wehrfritz-Hanson and Reverend Barrett Scheske co-officiating. Private Interment will take place prior to the funeral celebration. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting http://www.cook southland.com) Dad’s last days were full of dignity, respect, love, laughter and some final tears. A special thank you to everyone at the Carmel Hospice from Marlene, Sharon and our families for all you have done for us. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in memory of Walter may be made directly to St. Joseph’s Home Carmel Hospice, 156 – 3 Street N.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5M1. Honoured to serve the family is Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455