By Obituaries on August 8, 2014.
.1950 ~ BISH ~ 2014
Gloria Anne Bish of Medicine Hat, passed away on Monday, July 28th, 2014 at the age of 64 years. The Funeral Service will be held today at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL on Friday, August 8th, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with The Reverend Canon D. Gene Packwood officiating. Memorial gifts in Gloria’s memory may be made to The Parent-to- Parent Support Group, c/o Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel or to the charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to email@example.com subject heading Gloria Bish. 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
.1959 – MOORE – 2014
It is with great sadness, the family of Heather Shelaine Moore would like to announce her passing on August 2, 2014 peacefully at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital. Heather is survived by her children Jenny and Allan Schau. Heather also leaves to cherish her memory her mother Barbara, brothers and a sister along with numerous nieces and nephews. Heather was born on December 16, 1959 to her proud parents, Raymond and Barbara Moore. Heather was a loving, kind and caring person. Heather is predeceased by her husband Herbert Schau, her father Raymond Moore and her sister Debra Blanchard. Funeral service will be held on Friday, August 8th at 11a.m. at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W.; a luncheon will follow at Lisa O’Brien’s at 26 East Glen Ave S.E.
.Just a short time ago, family and friends joined together at Cooks to celebrate the life of and say farewell to their much loved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, Leonard Winkler. Pastor Bob Findley led the congregation in both scripture and song. A time of sharing was held where family listened as friends shared some of their fondest memories of Leonard from days gone by… and most everyone joined in the procession to graveside for an opportunity to say their final farewell with fellowship continuing at Cook’s thereafter.
He was a wonderful man,
Hard to surpass…
He left his mark on this world
With dignity and class.
His Life Lived…
His Life Cherished…
His Life Honoured.
Courtesy of Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455
.DOROTHY MAE RUTHERFORD (nee SEPT)
Dorothy Mae Rutherford was born in Medicine Hat on November 10, 1933. She was the youngest of eight children born to Fred and Ernestina Sept. Dorothy grew up on a ranch near Walsh. She loved to pick shooting stars and play with her dog, Buster.
Dorothy fell in love with Don Rutherford while they both attended Alexander High School in Medicine Hat. Don first noticed Dorothy while she was playing short-stop for Elm Street School, and he noted she was the cutest girl on the team.
Don and Dorothy were married on June 4, 1955, and the newlyweds moved to Calgary. Three years later they were blessed with a baby girl, Kathleen Ann. A bouncing baby boy, Kenneth William joined them in 1961. Dorothy relished her time as a full-time mother and she enjoyed serving in the church and the community.
In May of 1972, Dorothy accepted Jesus as her Savior and committed herself to his service. From this day on, Dorothy’s life became focused on loving others and serving God. This was the true source of her joy.
With Don, Dorothy was the co- manager of the Shepherd’s Inn. This position was never a job, but rather a calling. She loved both the customers and the staff as though they were family. Many a customer has been adopted by Dorothy. They recently retired from their service at the Sherpherd’s Inn, but it remained at the centre of her heart.
Dorothy leaves to cherish her memory her husband Don and their two children, Kathleen (Rustin Myers) and Ken (Mary). Grandchildren (Tim (Kim), Melissa Myers; Nicole, Shane and Kathryn Rutherford. As well, two great grandchildren Charlie and Jackson Myers.
Dorothy went home to be with her Savior on Saturday, July 26, 2014 in Fort St. John. She had been diligently preparing her heart for heaven. Today she is rejoicing and praising the Lord. Dorothy will remain in the hearts of her family and friends forever.
Memorial service was held at the Shepherd’s Christian Centre July 31, 2014. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Dorothy may be made to your local SPCA.
January 13, 1941 ~ August 2, 2014
Dot (Dorothy) passed away at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Saturday, August 2, 2014, with her family by her side. Dot was born on January 13, 1941, in Slayton, Minnesota to August and Ethel Cohrs. She was the baby of the family with two older sisters, Dawn and Diane. Dot lived her first four years in Cottonwood County on the farm. The family then moved to Westbrook, Minnesota where she attended school grades one through twelve. Dot met Bob for the first time on a trip to Canada with her parents after which she returned to Minneapolis to attend college. On July 15, 1960, they were married in Sylvania Presbyterian Church. They lived on the farm in Sylvania from 1960 to 1964, at which time they moved into Tisdale where Bob started L&C Electric. Dot worked in a variety of jobs from waitressing at the Shell House, bookkeeper at Beehive and John Deere, was a sales rep for Beeland Co-op and Sears and finally a secretary and bookkeeper for Bob at L&C Electric and now C&C Electric. Dot was very involved in the community, especially with Kinettes as a past president and was a lifetime member. She was a volunteer as a board member for Tisdale Housing Authority for numerous years. She loved to travel, read, sew, listen to music, but most of all she cherished her time with family. She had a love for hockey, curling, bowling, football, ringette and dancing. Dot was always there to lend a hand if needed. Over the years she has touched the lives of over 20 foster children. Dot is survived by her husband of 54 years, Bob (Robert); children, Karen (Hal), Kelly (Vicki), Keon (Janey) and Yumi; grandchildren, Andrea (Brad), Andrew (Denise), Aaron (Courtney), Robin (Brittany), Richelle, Mikai and Martyn; great-grandchildren, Cole, Taylor, Kennedy, McKenna, Kinley, and Maddox and sisters, Dawn (Aryln), Diane (Bernard) and their families. She also has numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins who all had a special place in her heart. Dot was predeceased by her parents, August and Ethel Cohrs, and Bob’s parents; Arthur and Lillian Clift. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. “We love you Dottie, Mom, Grandma and Great-Grandma all the way to the moon and stars.” A Celebration of Dot’s life was held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel in Medicine Hat on Thursday, August 7, 2014. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting http://www.cooksouthland.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.
.FAITH HELEN BUCKHOLZ (KELLAR)
November 15, 1925 – July 10, 2014
Ourbeloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully at the age of 88 years in Victoria, BC. Faith was born the youngest of five children to Bertha and William Kellar in Medicine Hat, AB, where she grew up and married the love of her life, Edwin Buckholz. She devoted her life to caring for the family home and raising theirfour children, Sharlene (Denis Desjardins) of Victoria BC, Daryl (Nancy McLean) of Cochrane AB, Brian (Maureen), of Calgary AB and Trudy (Brad Gassoff) of Wells BC. As we got older, Mom worked outside the home as a saleswoman, and as secretary at Medicine Hat General Hospital and several schools in the Medicine Hat District. We all have Cherished Memories of our many family camping trips, backyard barbecues, family reunions, roadtrips to the Okanagan and Vancouver to visit family,and many Christmases spent on MacArthur’s farm at Gleichen. After retirement, Mom and Dad enjoyed travelling in their motorhome, cruises to exotic places around the world, square-dancing and ballroom dancing (Gold medal winners 1986 Alberta Senior Games), and numerous potluck dinners and cardgames with friends. Mom’s zest for life forged many lasting and close friendships. Mom’s greatest joy in life were her seven grandchildren, Brent, Maegan, Kurtis, Sarah, Heather, Laura, Adam; and eight great- grandchildren, Madyson, Owen, Brooklyn, Lana, Brayden, Carmen, Colter and Levi. Faith was predeceased by her loving husband Edwin Buckholz in 2008, her parents William (1954) and Bertha (1960) Kellar, and her brothers, Carroll and Earl, and sisters, Frances Rost-Spicer and Clara Bradley- White-Kruse. Also left to mourn are many nieces and nephews, cousins, and life-long friends. The family would like to thank the staff at the Priory Hospital in Victoria BC for their compassion, loving care, and genuine affection for our mother in the finals four months of her life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, 401D 3rd Street SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 0G8 or a charity of the donor’s choice. The graveside service will be held in the Hillside Cemetery on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Those who wish to attend are asked to meet inside the cemetery gates at 12:45 p.m. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: firstname.lastname@example.org subject heading: Faith Buckholz, 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
Lambert (Bert) Nicholas
20 January 1927 – 31 July 2014
Lambert (Bert) Fischer of Red Deer, Alberta passed away peacefully at the Red Deer Hospice on 31 July 2014 at the age of 87. Born in Young, Saskatchewan, Bert was the youngest of 14 children. He was a proud veteran who served on the HMCS Uganda during WWII, and later with the Royal Canadian Air Force. Bert will be lovingly remembered by his sisters Lydia Millar and Eva Greig both of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; four sons – Richard of Calgary, Barry (Lynn) of Red Deer, Philip (Sandra) of Calgary, and Christopher (Sandy) of Port Renfrew, BC; twelve grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Bert was predeceased by his wife Rita in 1982; his wife Astrid in 2011; and 11 siblings.
The family would like to extend their gratitude and appreciation to the staff of the Red Deer Hospital Palliative Care Unit, and the Red Deer Hospice for their care and compassion.
There will be no funeral service as per Bert’s request. A celebration of Bert’s life will be held at a later date.
In memory of Bert, donations may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca), the Red Deer Hospice Society (www.reddeerhospice.com), or a charity of your choice.
Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting http://www.reddeerfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements entrusted to
RED DEER FUNERAL HOME
6150 – 67 Street, Red Deer.
Phone (403) 347-3319.
1926 – 2014
Frances M. Selvig (nee Skoye), beloved wife of Vick Selvig, passed away in Bow Island on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at the age of 87 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Sunday, August 10, 2014 between 3:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 104 – 2 Avenue West, Bow Island on Monday, August 11, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Mac de Waal officiating. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: 1-888-223-0116.
1935 ~ 2014
George Wiens, beloved husband of Ruth and loving father of Audrey (Darrel) Thiessen, Lois (Reg) Fast and Andrew (Violet) Wiens, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, after an eight month battle with cancer. Nine cherished grandchildren grieve their loss: Layne, Maclean (Natalie), Elliana, Eric, Mandi, Ezra, Olivia and Abigail. Also grieving are George’s siblings: Anne, Mary, David, Marge, Thelma and Karen as well as Ruth’s siblings: Elfrieda, Tina, Hank, Erna and George with their spouses and all of the nieces and nephews. George was predeceased by his parents David and Anna; his brother John; John’s wife Irene, and their daughter Edith as well as his nephew Brian Harder. A Celebration of George’s life will be held at the Crestwood Mennonite Brethren Church, 2348 Dunmore Road S.E., Medicine Hat on August 16, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Gideons International Canada at the Church or online at http://www.gideons.ca The family would like to express sincere appreciation to the staff of St. Joseph’s Carmel Hospice for their compassion, loving care and genuine affection for George and his family. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting http://www.cooksouthland.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.
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