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July 12, 2014

By Obituaries on July 12, 2014.

.1928 ~ ADAM ~ 2014
Clifford E. Adam passed away on Thursday, July 10th, 2014 at the age of 85, just 21 days shortof his 86th birthday. Clif leaves to mourn his loss his wife of 60 years, Pauline Adam (nee Kirschenmann); two daughters, Valerie Gladu (Dale MacGillivray) and Lynn Hertz (Wayne); two grandchildren, Jason Gladu (Misty) and Brittany Hertz; three great-grandchildren, Zac, Gabi and Lily Gladu; numerous nieces and nephews and their families;and Pauline’s family. A dedicated and loving family man, Clif was very proud of his family and loved to share stories of their accomplishments and exploits. Clifwas born in Medicine Hat on July 31st, 1928 to parents Katharina and Gottlieb Adam. He was the youngest of the three sons and was predeceased by his parents and brothers, Alvin and Ted. Clifwas raised on a farm in the Schuler district just across the border in Saskatchewan, attended school in Medicine Hat and graduated from Alexandra High School. He started an apprenticeship in Jewellery for Art Finch Jewellersin 1948. Clifwent to Ryerson Institute in Toronto training in Horology (watchmaking) graduating in 1952 as a certified watchmaker. He worked for the Elgin Watch Company until an opportunity arose to purchase a small shop in Medicine Hat. He married Pauline Kirschenmann and started a 60-year journey that is C E Adam Jeweller. Clifwas dedicated to his family, his friends, his business and his community. Long work hours never deterred him from attending his family’s functions. As a long-time Tiger supporter and hockey fan, he never missed an opportunity to attend Jason and Zac’s hockey practices and games. He also took great pride in his yard, flowers and especially his tomatoes. Clif served his community as a member of the Jaycees, Alderman from 1958 through 1966, Chairman of the Public Works Committee, on the Board of the Auxiliary Hospital, Chairman of the Cypress View Foundation, served as the Police Commissioner and on the Council at St. Peter Lutheran Church. He and his big laugh will be missed by family and friends. If you listen, you can still hear it. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH, 758 – 8th Street SE, on Monday, July 14th, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Julianna Wehrfritz-Hanson officiating. A Private Interment will follow in the Family Plot at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Clifford’s memory may be made to the Asthma Society of Canada, Suite 425, 130 BridgelandAvenue, Toronto, Ontario, M6A 1Z4, to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, 124, 430 – 6th Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2S8, to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 103, 73 – 7th Street SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 1J2, to the CNIB, 102, 520 – 2nd Street SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 0C6, or to the charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Clifford Adam. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to 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

(nee McLean)
1937 ~ 2014

Mrs. Gail Elaine Clarke (nee McLean), wife of the late Mr. Arthur Clarke, passed away peacefully while at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at the age of 76 years. Gail was born in Winnipeg, MB., the eldest of two daughters to Colin and ?Madeline McLean. She completed her schooling in Winnipeg and married Art in 1962, sharing 24 years of marriage before his untimely passing in 1986. She was proud of the fact that she was the first woman to graduate in an all male dominated accounting class. She believed she helped break through that stereotypical world. Gail worked for many years as an Accounting Technician until her retirement. Her generous nature was always at the forefront of her volunteering within the community and Gail was a huge supporter of the Arts in Medicine Hat and believed the Esplanade had the best acoustics anywhere… she loved live theatre. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and was fond of helping with the festivities surrounding Canada Day. Gail will be forever remembered in the hearts of her three daughters, Meredith, Jocelyn and Erin; her grandchildren, Lucas and Sophie; nieces and nephews, Sandy, Frank, Alana, Heather and her grand-niece, Laura. She was predeceased by her husband, Art; parents, Colin and?Madeline as well as one sister, Sandra. The family wish to thank Dr. Glas, Dr. Monte and the staff of Health Worx and Drs. Foley, Trudeau, North and staff at the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre for all their care and attention to Gail. The Funeral Service will be celebrated at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 635 – 4 Street S.E., Medicine Hat, on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. with Reverend Canon Gene Packwood officiating. Interment will follow in Hillside Cemetery. Those attending the funeral service are asked to wear a touch of purple in honour of Gail. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Gail’s memory may be made to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre, c/o the Medicine Hat and District Health Foundation, 666 – 5 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6; the Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre, 401 – 1 Street S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8W1 or to the Medicine Hat Symphonic Society, P.O. Box 1295, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 7N1. Honoured to serve the family is Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455

Hildegard Lerner, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister. Hilde passed away on July 7, 2014 at the age of 88 years. She is survived by her husband of 27 years Jack Lerner, her son Eric Hoffman and her sister Margot Colicchia. Eric and his wife Anne, have two children, Erin and Keith Hoffman. Jack has two children from a previous marriage; Dale Lerner, married to Barbara, and Tom Lerner, married to Sherry. Hilde was born in Germany, immigrated to Canada in 1947, and soon after met and fell in love with her first husband, Jacob Hoffman. Together, they farmed near Grenfell, Saskatchewan and had their son Eric. They moved to Medicine Hat in 1967 where a few years later, Jacob passed away. Hilde and Jack Lerner met and fell in love in 1982 and married shortly after. They make their home in Medicine Hat, where a private memorial was held.
As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society 401D 3rd Street SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 0G8. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: subject heading: Hildegard Lerner, or you may visit 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

May 1, 1952—July 8, 2014

Stanley Donald McNeill was born on May 1, 1952 in Empress, Alberta and passed away peacefully on July 8, 2014 at the age of 62.
Stan leaves to cherish his memory with his wife of thirty-five years Glenna; children Gina (Mike); Devin (Danielle) and their son Tyson; Malcolm (Nicole) and their children Cash, and Carter; and Alexis; siblings Patt (Peter), Grant (Benita), and Sherry (Ernst); as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Don and Marion.
Stan had the biggest heart and would do anything for anyone. He will be greatly missed by all.
A funeral service will be held Monday, July 14 at 2:00 p.m. in the Empress Agridome, Empress, Alberta with Bonnie Burke officiating. Following the funeral service, family and friends are invited to a luncheon hosted by the Bindloss and Empress Communities in the Empress Agridome.
Memorial tributes may be directed to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #102, 73 – 7 Street SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 1J2; Children’s Wish, #271, 339 – 50 Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta, T2G 2B3; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Funeral arrangements in care of MacLean’s Funeral Home, Oyen, Alberta.

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