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February 25, 2015

By Obituaries on February 25, 2015.

.1926 ~ BRANDT ~ 2015
Ellen Emma Brandt of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Bob Brandt, passed away on Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 at the age of 89 years. A Graveside Service was held yesterday at SAAMIS PRAIRIE VIEW CEMETERY. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Ellen Brandt. 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

.1926 ~ IBACH ~ 2015
Catherine Gertrude Ibach (nee Gutfriend) of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Anton “Tony” Ibach, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Monday, February 23, 2015, at the age of 88 years. Catherine leaves to cherish her memory her children, Alex Ibach, Judy (Jim) Foster and Bob (Twyla) Ibach; eight grandchildren, Stacey (Scott) Piercey, Krysta Ibach, Jolene Foster, Colan Foster, Travis (Jenna) Ibach, Carlene (Matt) Keetley, Elisha (Waylon) Wagner and Tanner Ibach (Courtney Sackman); nine great grandchildren (with one more due to arrive in June), Murdoch, Lochlan, Ewan, Trevin, Macen, Nixon, Ryker, Drayden and Braxton; one brother, Alex (Edie) Gutfriend; one sister, Elizabeth “Betty” (Gordon) Macdonald; one brother-in-law, Mike (Marion) Ibach; and three sisters-in-law, Alma Gutfriend (Wallace Wutzke), Kay (Jerry) Hager and Irene (Joe) Lutz; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Tony; her parents, Matthew and Rachel Gutfriend; one brother, Mike Gutfriend; one brother-in-law, Joe Lesmeister; her in-laws, Peter and Rose Ibach; three nieces, Michelle Van Beveren (nee Gutfriend), Deborah Ibach and Peggy Macdonald; and one nephew, Clinton Lesmeister. Catherine was born on November 18, 1926 on the family homestead in Josephsthal, Saskatchewan. She was the eldest daughter of Matthew and Rachel (nee Kurtz) Gutfriend. Catherine has done many things over the years; including private house cleaning, hair dressing and her last job was a seamstress specializing in custom drapes. In later years when she could no longer sew drapes, she enjoyed her time crocheting afghans for her family and embroidering tea towels for everyone. Mom and Dad loved to camp and travel in their motorhome. They enjoyed holidaying across Canada and United States to visit her brother and they even ventured on a family trip with her siblings to Hawaii. She was a Moose member for 40 years. Catherine enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren immensely. She was funny, loving and generous to her family. The family really got to see her witty side right up until the end. She was truly loved and will be missed by her family and friends. As the saying goes “It’s 5 o’clock somewhere!” so your drapes are closed and the doors are locked so it’s safe to go to sleep. Rest in Peace! Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. PATRICK’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 238 – 2 Avenue NE, on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. with Father Alphonse Narisetty, celebrant. Interment will follow in the Roman Catholic Section at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Catherine’s memory may be made to Kidney Foundation of Canada, 6007 – 1A Street SW, Calgary, AB T2H 0G5. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Catherine Ibach. 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

.1927 ~ STELTER ~ 2015
Lottie Stelter of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Frederick Stelter, passed away on Friday, February 20th, 2015 at the age of 87 years. Lottie leaves to cherish her memory her three daughters, Sandra (Stan) O’Connor of Medicine Hat, Sylvia (Derk) Hooft of Edmonton, and Cynthia (Raymond) Senini of Medicine Hat; and six grandchildren, Steven (Jennifer) O’Connor, Stewart (Shannon) O’Connor, Christopher Hooft (fiancée Gabby Hay-Byers), Stephanie Hooft, Michael Senini, and Alia (Derreck Nemura) Senini. Grandma Lottie’s joyful heart also remains in her great-grandchildren, Caitlyn and Carlie O’Connor, and Brieshen and Tegan O’Connor; three sisters-in-law, Caroline Zeitner, Annie Stelter, and Gloria Weiss; one brother-in-law, Roy Weiss; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Lottie was predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Marie Zeitner; one grandson, Nathan Hooft; one brother, Harry Zeitner; and one sister, Ella Weiss. Lottie enjoyed numerous crafts and loved to go for long walks. Family was very important to Lottie and she was a wonderful giving person. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her. The Funeral Service will be held at TEMPLE BAPTIST CHURCH, 606 – 7th Street SW, on Friday, February 27th, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Marcel Mitchell officiating. A Private Interment will take place at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Lottie’s memory may be made to the Haven Care Centre, 1720 Bell Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5G1, or to Temple Baptist Church, 606 – 7th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4K8. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Lottie Stelter. 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

.CARLSON
Darlene Fay Carlson of Medicine Hat, passed away on Monday, February 23, 2015, at the age of 69 years. She leaves to cherish her memory two children, Dean Carlson and Donna (Randy) Bitz; four grandchildren, Colin (Marquel); Ashley (Tyler) and their children, Dallas, Drayden, Dale and Devin; Jordan; Alyssa; one brother Jim (Lucia) Perini, one sister Patricia (Larry) Simpson as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Olga and Victor Perini. Born in Medicine Hat on March 2,1945, to Olga and Victor Perini. Darlene received her education at St. Mary’s School. The first of her working history was at the Ogilvie Flour Mill and then the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital. Her career began August 27, 1980, when she was began working at the Medicine Hat Transit System, retiring on August 31, 2010. She truly loved her occupation as a City Bus Driver and it showed in her incredible work ethic. She was hugely devoted to CORE Association where she loved, cherished and cared for Ralph Todd and Helen Seefried whom resided with her for many years and she treated like family. Darlene was a special lady with the kindest heart. She had a special place in her heart for her dogs but more importantly her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, family and friends whom she loved spending time with. Her smile lit up the room and her presence just made people feel loved and accepted through her selfless actions. Darlene’s strong faith in the Lord was honest and true and shone through in her strength especially from the time of her diagnosis in December of 2014. She will be sadly missed. Her family would like to thank many Healthcare Providers who showed such compassion not only for Darlene but for her family. The ER Nurses and Physicians (Dr. Stewart) gave us time to make important decisions; 5 east, 4 west and palliative care nursing staff, you are all a special group of individuals. Thank you to Mark Sloan (social work), and special thanks to Dr’s Foley, Whitfield and Best for making Darlene’s end of life journey beautiful, respectful and pain free. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Thursday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and on Friday 12 noon to 12:55 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. with Fr. Albert Sayson officiating. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to either the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre (Medicine Hat Regional Hospital) c/o 666 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 4H6 or the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, Palliative Care (cheques payable to MH&D Health Foundation) 666 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, T1A 4H6 or online at http://www.InYourCommunity.ca To e-mail an expression of sympathy, or to the please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Darlene Carlson, 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

.KRYSTYNA TOMASZEWSKI
1927 ~ 2015
Krystyna Janina Tomaszewski of Bow Island, Alberta, passed away peacefully on Feb 22, 2015 at the age of 87 years.
Krystyna was born near Krakow, Poland, where she went to school. It was near there, during the Second World War, where Krystyna would meet Stanley, and eventually marry before the war’s end. Shortly afterwards, they moved to West Germany, where they had their first child, Teresa. Then in 1949, they emigrated to San Paulo, Brazil, where she worked as a seamstress, and gave birth to their second child, Tony. After 9 years in Brazil, they eventually made their final move to Bow Island in 1957, where shortly after, they had their third child Rick.
Mom kept busy raising her children, and went to school to get her diploma in hair styling. She then opened up a beauty salon in her house. Mom ran a very successful business from her home from the early 70’s until the mid 80’s, when she retired to spend full time with her family. Among the many fond memories that the grandchildren have of Grandma, some that stand out the most were her love of gardening, and her many famous recipes she cooked over the years, especially the “red” rice and raspberry juice that everyone loved.
Krystyna is survived by two sons: Tony and Rick (Debbie), Grandchildren, Joanna Darling (Ron) and Susanne Jin (Santo), Jason (Katherine) and Jeff (Melissa Merideth), Erin Ryland (Ben) and Ian (Jessica Malynyk) along with great grandchildren Ayden and Juliessa Jin, and Kristina and Sawyer.
She was predeceased by her loving husband, Stanley, her daughter Teresa Last (John), grandson James Last, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Siembida, two sisters and a brother.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, February 27, 2015 at ST. MICHAEL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1113 1st Street East, Bow Island, AB with Father Fred Monk, officiating.
Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

.SCHAFFER
Harvey Schaffer passed away peacefully at the Carmel Hospice with his family by his side on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at the age of 85 years. Harvey is survived by the love of his life Audrey of 63 years, and his children: Darrell (Ruth), Sandra (Terry) Goldade, Dale, Brian (Ericka Baldwinson) and daughter-in-law Ann (Bill) Ferguson. He will be sadly missed by his eight grandchildren: Nicole (Doug) Hadley, Trevor (Katrina) Schaffer, Landon (Monica) Schaffer, Justin (Carla) Taupert, Brad (Melissa) Schaffer, Malarie Schaffer (Mike Dooley), Brooke Schaffer and Aleigha Yasin, as well as his precious great grandchildren Jamine, River, Skye, Isabella, Samantha, Sheadon, Lahson, Brayden, Carson, Hudson and Emmit. Harvey is also survived by his sister Lorine (Howard) Mock, sisters-in-law Alice Schaffer, Carol (Jim) Lines, Janice (John) Judge, Bernice Paulson and brother-in-law Russ (Lynne) Paulson, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Harvey was predeceased by his son Terry (2002), his parents Peter and Helen, brothers Roy (Mary), Emil (Lynn), Clarence, Ed (Florence), his in-laws Edwin and Amanda Paulson, brother-in-law Howard Paulson, and grandson Reilly Verhooven (2014). Harvey was born February 9, 1930, raised and educated in the Irvine area. He was a proud husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. As a journeyman mechanic Harvey operated several family owned service stations in Irvine, Medicine Hat and Redcliff from 1958 to 1983. The most recent being Schaffer’s Shell Service Station in Redcliff. In 1983, along with two of his sons, Harvey embarked on a new career in the greenhouse industry until his retirement in 1997. Harvey was proud to have served 21 years as a Redcliff Volunteer Fireman, the last 17 of those years as Fire Chief, retiring in 1987. The Redcliff Lions Club recognized Harvey’s many contributions to the community in 1989, as the Redcliff Citizen of the Year. Family and friends wishing to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday, evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 12 noon – 12:55 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend. Interment will follow in the Redcliff Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers the family requests donations may be made to the Carmel Hospice (c/o St. Joseph’s Home) 156 – 3 Street NE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 5M1 or to the Crohns and Colitis Foundation of Canada – Medicine Hat Chapter Box 481 Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1G2. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Harvey Schaffer, 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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