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September 29, 2014

By Obituaries on September 29, 2014.

.1925 ~ DAVIS ~ 2014

Dr. Allen N. Davis, “Doc”, of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of the late Adelaide “Addie” Davis, died peacefully on Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at the age of 89 years. Allen leaves to cherish his memory three children: Margaret (David) Hadley of Omemee, Ontario and their children, Allen, Laura (Brett) and their son Angus, and Anne (John) and their son Lucas; Robert “Bob” (Debra) of Medicine Hat, and their sons, Myles and Eric; Cameron (Joanne) of Medicine Hat and her children, Sofie and Stefan; extended family, Allan Brigden, Lois (Neil) Beatty, Lynda (Eldon) Haug, Ross (Joan) Brigden, James “Jim” (Betty) Horsman and their families. Allen was predeceased by his wife Adelaide; his parents, Norman and Margaret Davis; his sister, Marion Brigden Engel; and two brothers-in-law, Bill Brigden and Ted Engel. Allen, affectionately called “Doc” by most who met him, was born at the Regina General Hospital, Saskatchewan on September 13th, 1925. He was raised and attended school in Silton, Saskatchewan. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1943, serving overseas as a Lancaster bomber tail gunner. He received his honourable discharge in late 1945 and returned to finish high school at Campion College in Regina. Before leaving for the war he had met Addie on a blind date. They rekindled their acquaintance when he came back before he left for the Ontario Veterinary College, OVC. Meanwhile, Addie was finishing her nursing degree at Regina School of Nursing graduating in 1946 following which she continued her studies at John Hopkins Hospital, Jersey City Hospital and University of Minnesota Hospital where she was concentrating on operating room procedures. Throughout this time, Addie and Allen managed to keep in touch even though their studies had them in different places in the United States and Canada. After Allen graduated from Veterinary Medicine in the spring of 1950, they were married on December 9th of that year in Regina, Saskatchewan. Allen worked as a veterinarian for the Federal Government, which led them to live in Moose Jaw and Maple Creek. Wanting to branch out in private practice, Allen came to Medicine Hat in 1954. After a few years he established the first actual veterinary clinic in the area. Allen and Addie enjoyed their life in Medicine Hat, raising their family, contributing to the community and travelling to Europe, New Zealand, Australia, the Caribbean and throughout the United States and Canada. Allen was a long time member of The Medicine Hat Kinsmen Club and K40, a member of The Medicine Hat Riding Club, and an associate director of The Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede board since the early 1960s. Doc had a fondness for horses. He raced in pony chariots and raised and raced running quarter horses until last year. He was a true animal lover and had many pets; the household always had dogs and cats. Allen was a supporter of his Alma Matter and in 2012 attended the 150th anniversary of the OVC as a member of the class of 1950. Doc was in good health until just two months ago. Every morning for the last many years, he had coffee in the early hours at Tim Horton’s with a group of friends. Doc lived a full and colourful life. His work as a veterinarian was truly a passion. He will be missed by his family, grandchildren, and many friends. The Funeral Service will be held in SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment will take place in the Family Plot at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Doc’s memory may be made to the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, 50 Stone Road E., Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1 or to the S.P.C.A., 55 Southwest Drive SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8 or to St. Joseph’s Home (Carmel Hospice), 156 – 3rd Street NE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5M1. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Allen “Doc” Davis. 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

.1926 ~ REMPEL ~ 2014
Mrs. Marjorie Rempel, beloved wife of Mr. Fred Rempel of Medicine Hat, passed away on Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at the age of 88 years. Marjorie also leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Wendy (Jim) Turner and family. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Marjorie Rempel. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed by 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

.1933 ~ BAUER ~ 2014
After a brief and unexpected illness, Hildegard Bauer (nee Ochsner) went to be with her precious Lord and Saviour on September 23rd, 2014. The Funeral Service was held on Saturday at the BOW ISLAND EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH with Pastor Larry Dye officiating. A Private Interment took place at the Bow Island Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Hildegard’s memory may be made to Compassion Canada. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Hildegard Bauer. 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

.1936 ~ CARTER ~ 2014
Martin “Roy” Carter of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of the late Shirley Carter, passed away on Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at the age of 78 years. The Funeral Service was held Saturday at the CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS with Bishop George Schow presiding. Interment followed in the Family Plot at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Roy’s memory may be made to the U of C Libin Institute, Faculty of Medicine Fund Development, Health Sciences Centre, 3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 4N1, c/o Libin Institute work by Dr. Kidd. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Roy Carter. 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

.1946 ~ GAETZ ~ 2014
Robert Gaetz, beloved husband of Penny Gaetz of Medicine Hat, passed away on Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at the age of 68 years. Robert leaves to cherish his memory his son, Kyle Gaetz; five brothers, Joe (Ruth), Raymond (Gladys), Pius (Francis), Leo (Johanne), and James (Rachel); three sisters, Kay Bowes, Sister Bernadette “Theresa” Gaetz, and Shirley (Howard) Sharpe; two brothers-in-law, Frank Besplug and Peter (Naomi) Simpson; two sisters-in-law, Nancy (Bob) Webster and Wendy Hughes; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Robert was predeceased by his parents, Christian and Mary; one brother, Martin (Rose); one sister, Rosemarie Besplug; one brother-in-law, Basil Bowes; one sister-in-law, Audrey Heidenger; and Penny’s parents, Pete and Audrey Simpson. Robert was born and raised in Medicine Hat. He worked for Alberta Wheat Pool before becoming employed with the City of Medicine Hat working at the Power Plant for 27 years until his retirement. He also farmed southwest of Medicine Hat for the past 21 years. Robert married Penny Simpson on April 12th, 1971 at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church. His love of farming was surpassed only by the love for his family. He was very sociable and loved visiting with old and new friends alike. Robert will be deeply missed by all his family and friends. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Monday from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be said at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL on Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. PATRICK’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 238 – 2nd Avenue NE, on Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with Father Tomy Manjaly, celebrant. Interment will follow in the Roman Catholic Section at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Robert’s memory may be made to AJ’s Loan Cupboard, Box 45006, Mackenzie Drugs Postal Outlet, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 0B1; Palliative Care Unit or the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre, both c/o Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, 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 Robert Gaetz. 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

.1970 ~ WOODY WOODHOUSE ~ 2014
Woody (Keith) Allan Woodhouse, amazing husband of Tara Stricker of Medicine Hat, passed away on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at the age of 44 years. A Celebration of Keith’s Life was held on Saturday at WHISKEY CREEK PUB. Memorial gifts in Keith’s memory may be made to S.P.C.A.. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Keith Woodhouse. 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

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