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July 19, 2014

By Obituaries on July 19, 2014.

.1920 ~ GOGOLINSKI ~ 2014
Phillip Bernard “Barney” Gogolinski of Orion, beloved husband of the late Gladys Gogolinski, passed away on Monday, July 14th, 2014 at the age of 94 years. The Funeral Service was held yesterday at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL. An interment will follow at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Barney Gogolinski. 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

.1921 ~ BUECKERT-AITKEN ~ 2014
Ella Bueckert-Aitken passed away peacefully at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Friday, July 11th, 2014. Ella leaves to mourn her passing four children, Barry (Norma) Bueckert, Lorna (Lloyd) Veenstra, Greg (Shelly) Bueckert and Chris Weiss; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Norma Genert; one sister-in-law, Betty Rempel; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ella was predeceased by her parents, Rudolph and Annetta Weiss; three sisters, Lydia Gerein, Esther Guminy and Helen Bliss; one brother, Lenard Weiss; her first husband, Edward Bueckert; and her second husband, Elmer Aitken. Ella was born in Kuest, Saskatchewan and moved to Schuler, Alberta with her family when she was four years old. She moved to Medicine Hat as a teenager to care for her ailing grandmother. It was there she met Edward Bueckert whom she married in 1940. She and Ed owned and operated Redcliff Building Supply Company until Ed’s passing in 1975. Ella also worked at the Redcliff Greenhouses for a number of years tending to the roses. Ella traveled extensively after Ed’s passing and moved to Veinerville in 1989. She married Elmer Aitken in 1995. Ella was alsoa 50 year member of the Ladies Auxillary, Royal Canadian Legion, Redcliff branch #6 Ella was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed bowling, traveling, reading, playing darts, going to bingo, and spending time with her family. She was always supportive and encouraging and will be sorely missed by her family. A Celebration of Ella’s Life will be held at Christ The King Assembly, 1101 Queen Street SE, on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Mark Borrows officiating. Memorial gifts in Ella’s memory may be made to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, #124, 430 – 6th Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2S8. Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Ella Aitken.

(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

Gertrude “Gertie” Mae Grose (nee Gieck) of Medicine Hat, passed away on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at the age of 94 years, beloved wife of the late Clarence Grose. She leaves to cherish her memory her sons, Don (Rebecca) Grose and Roger (Susan) Grose; her daughter-in-law, Lynne Grose; five grandchildren, Tracy (Kim) (their son, Tristan), Tammy (her son, James), Andrew (Bailey) (their daughter, Olivia), Matthew (Katherine) and Ashley (Matthew); her sister, Violet Renn as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Margaret and John Gieck; her husband, Clarence on June 11, 2006; numerous brothers and sisters and her granddaughter, Emily. Gertie was born on May 30, 1920 at Turtle Lake, North Dakota. As a young lady, she moved with her family to Grainger, Alberta and in 1943, married Clarence Grose in Carbon residing there until 1953. Later, they moved to Redcliff and then to Medicine Hat. Gertie was a faithful member of Temple Baptist church since 1955. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Monday evening from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held in Temple Baptist Church (606 7th Street SW) on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Brian J. Munro and Rev. Robert Findley co-officiating. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to South Country Village, 1720 Bell Street SW, Medicine Hat, AB. T1A 5G1. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: subject heading: Gertie Grose, 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 23, 1953 ~ July 12, 2014

With heavy hearts the family of Linda Margôt Vaillancourt announces her passing while at the South Country Village on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at the age of 61 years. Linda was born in Tisdale, SK., on May 23, 1953, to proud parents, Ed and Mary Schulz. She was raised and received her primary education in both Crooked River, SK., and Tisdale, SK. She attended the University of Regina, graduating as a Registered Lab Technician in 1973 and achieving the position of Hospital Lab Technician in 1978. Linda loved puns and was very quick witted. Her sharp mind relished in the challenge of solving puzzles and examining gadgets. Linda had numerous hobbies and interests, some of which included crocheting, liquid embroidery, photography, motorcycles, watching old scary movies or just sitting down with a good book. Linda was a great cook and was famous for the fudge that she enjoyed making for her family. She loved to travel, particularly to the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Linda was gifted at lifting the spirits of those around her. Some of her friends tell stories of Linda trying on silly hats to get a laugh from them while out shopping together! Linda loved cats, especially her beautiful friends, Sally, Grace and Sami. Her spirituality, strong faith, caring nature and commitment to her community led Linda to participate on numerous committees within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She will be deeply missed. Left to cherish Linda’s memory is her mother, Mary Schulz of Tisdale, SK.; sisters, Marion Mayer of Melville, SK. and Lorelei Torpe of Wainwright, AB.; brother, Phil Schulz of Calgary, AB.; niece, Donna Evoy of Warman, SK. as well as numerous other cousins and nephews. She was predeceased by her father, Ed Schulz. In honour of Linda’s life, a time of reflection and visitation was held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, Medicine Hat, AB., on Thursday, July 17, 2014, between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Cremation followed with interment set to take place in Tisdale at a future date. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting If friends so desire, tributes in memory of Linda may be made to the Medicine Hat SPCA, 55 Southwest Drive S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8. Honoured to serve the family is Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455

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