September 21st, 2020

July 23, 2014

By Obituaries on July 23, 2014.

.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 http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Ella Aitken.

.1925 ~ ROMANKO ~ 2014
Michal Romanko of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of the late Mila Romanko, passed away on Saturday, July 19th, 2014 at the age of 89 years. Michal leaves to cherish his memory his children, Roxanne (Kelly “Kell”), Marina, Marlene, and Berniece; as well as numerous grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Michal Romanko. 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

.1955 ~ HART ~ 2014
The family of Donald F. Hart Jr. are very saddened to announce his passing on April 20th, 2014, in Medicine Hat, Alberta, at the age of 59 years after a tough battle with cancer. Don leaves behind his loving wife, Elisabeth; his three children, Maggie, Justin, and Lori; his parents, Donald Sr. and Frances Hart; his sisters, Lynn (George) Myette and Peggy (Larry) Schlenker; his brother-in-law, Bob Senekowitsch; his niece, Jenny (Dale) Howe; his nephews, Brad Schlenker and Jason VanBuskirk; as well as many treasured aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Don was predeceased by his grandparents, Walter and Hilda Hutchison, Jack and Opal Hart; and his nephew, Boyd Schlenker. Don Hart Jr. was born on May 18th, 1955, into a third generation ranching family Northeast of Medicine Hat. He later took over the family ranch raising purebred Hereford cattle and was a member of the Medicine Hat Stampede Board, Drowning Ford Grazing Association, and Southern Alberta Purebred Beef Breeders Association. Don enjoyed 4-H for many years as a beef member in his youth as well as a leader and active 4-H parent later in his life. Don loved working with cattle but he also took advantage of his analytical mind by taking Business at the University of Lethbridge and working for several local businesses. Don enjoyed photography, computers, going out for lunch with friends, and travelling, and his trip to Australia and New Zealand was one that he cherished forever. Don spent countless hours with his family watching hockey, going riding, puttering around the yard, and sitting on the porch drinking coffee. Don loved his family very much and his world revolved around spending time with them. He will be dearly missed by all of his family, relatives, and friends. The Funeral Service will be held at Glenview Church of the Nazarene, 4072 Strachan Road SE, on Friday, July 25th, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Barrett Scheske officiating. A Private Interment will take place at St. Margaret’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Don’s memory may be made to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre, 666 – 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Don Hart. 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

.RATH
Gregory “Greg” Edward Rath of Medicine Hat passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014, at the age of 59 years. He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Tammy Street of Unity, Susanne (Bryce) Jensen of Two Hills and Jennifer Rath of Blackfalds; his parents, Edward and Marjorie Rath of Elkwater; three grandchildren, Trista, Taelyn and Zoey; two brothers, Kelvin Rath and Keith Rath (fiancé Christie Radke) as well as nieces and nephews, Trisha and Clayton, and Ryan and Amanda. He was predeceased by one brother, Terry Rath in 1959. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Diabetes Education Centre, 666 5th St. SE, Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 4H6. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Greg Rath, 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

.RONNES
Helen Muriel Ronnes passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014, at the age of 86 years, beloved wife of the late Russell Ronnes . The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Canon R. Ivor Ottrey officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Helen Ronnes, 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

.VANCISE
William James Kenneth “Ken” Vancise who was born on March 28, 1929 in Chesley, Ontario, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014 in Medicine Hat at the age of 85 years. A private family service will be held. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Ken Vancise, 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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