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June 4, 2016

By Obituaries on June 4, 2016.

AEVULT SCHLENKER

October 28, 1928 ~ May 31, 2016

Mr. Aevult Schlenker, beloved husband of the late, Eileen Schlenker, passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at the age of 87 years. Aevult leaves to cherish his memory, two daughters; Barbara (Graham) Skjenna and Sherry (Scotty) Irvine; one granddaughter, Aura Skjenna and one great- granddaughter, Annika Magistad; sister, Isabelle Deringer; niece, Deborah Deringer and nephew, Keith (Brenda) Deringer as well as numerous cousins. Aevult was predeceased by his wife, Eileen on March 31, 2000, and his parents, Ida & Rudolf Schlenker. Aevult was born on October 28, 1928, in Sofiewka, Bessarabia and emigrated with his parents to Canada in 1929. He attended State School and later went on to Dauntless School. Aevult married Eileen Elma Kerbs on September 3, 1949, and lived on a farm with his parents for seven years near Bullshead. Later, they purchased land, built a house and began developing their farm in Cypress County just south of Medicine Hat. Aevult also bought land in the County of Forty-Mile (Whitla) and farmed both irrigation and dryland crops, raising a small herd of Hereford and Angus cattle. In 1957, he pursued his dream of flying and achieved his private pilot’s license. In 1958, Aevult purchased his first airplane and built a hangar and landing strip for it. Flying remained the passion in his life, continuing soaring through the clouds well into his later years. Aevult was a focused and precise person, a talented handyman and was able to repair anything and turn his hand to making necessary parts that were no longer available for older equipment. He loved animals and always had a kind heart for a stray found wandering in the field or along a ditch. In 1973, Aevult sold the irrigation farm home place and semi-retired to Medicine Hat. He continued farming the dryland and later rented it out, leaving him more time to pursue winter travels, summer camping and fishing up until shortly before his passing. A father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, he will fondly be remembered and sadly missed by all who knew him. The funeral service will be celebrated at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 515 Sprague Way S.E., Medicine Hat, on Friday, June 3, at 2:00 P.M., with Pastor Ken Edel officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. For those wishing to pay their respects may do so one hour prior to the beginning of the service starting at 1:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Aevult’s memory, may be made directly to the charity of ones choice. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at http://www.cooksouthland.com). Honoured to serve the family is
Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455


ANASTAISIA GLOCKNER (SKOROBOHACH)

1980 ~ 2016
Anastasia Ophelia Glockner passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Saturday, May 28, 2016, at the age of 36 years. The Funeral Service will be held at Fifth Avenue Memorial United Church, 476 – 4th Street S.E., Medicine Hat on Friday, June 3, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at http://www.cooksouthland.com) Honoured to serve the family is
Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455


BONNY WELLS

1963 ~ 2016
Mrs. Carmon Bonita “Bonny” Wells, beloved wife of the late Mr. Duncan Wells, passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Friday, May 27, 2016, at the age of 53 years. Bonny was born on April 7, 1963 in Calgary, AB., and was raised in Medicine Hat. She married the love of her life, Duncan, in 1994 and they spent many happy years together until his passing in 2012. They enjoyed going to concerts and looked forward to their Vegas getaways. A special moment in Bonny’s life was watching Sidney Crosby and the Penguins play their last game in the Mellon Arena. During their time together, Bonny and Duncan started Big K Pressure Testing which Bonny gave her heart and soul to. She was extremely proud of this accomplishment. Bonny was a very colourful lady who lived life to the fullest and by her rules! Her zest for life will be missed. Bonny is survived by her mother, Flo Leonard; brother, Joey and his children, Brittany, Breanna and Joey Jr.; step-sister, Dana; step-brother, Chad as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins including Bonny’s “three girls”, Lana Sackman, Jackie Meyer and Cindy Reesor. Bonny was predeceased by her husband, Duncan Wells; father, Joseph Leonard; step-father’s, Jim Hann and Cliff Desmarais. At Bonny’s request, there will be no formal funeral service held; her request would be for her friends to raise a glass and have a final toast in her honour. If friends so desire, memorial donations in Bonny’s name may be made directly to the Palliative Care Unit, c/o MH & District Health Foundation, 666 – 5 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at http://www.cooksouthland.com) Honoured to serve the family is
Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455


DEANNA POWER

1969 ~ 2016
Deanna Marie Kathleen Power passed away in Medicine Hat on Friday, May 27, 2016, at the age of 47 years. Deanna will be cherished in the hearts of her children including sons, Matthew (Marsha), Gary (Angela) and Maison; daughter, Emily; granddaughter, Nevaeh; parents, Jerome and Mary Power; sister, Lisa (Roger) Hemeon; brother, Gary; nephew, Tyler Hemeon and neice, Jenalee Hemeon. She is also survived by her loving spouse, Albert Babcock and loving, dear friend, Dean Fischer as well as a large circle of relatives and friends. Deanna was predeceased by her grandparents, Alex and Florence Cooke and Patrick and Margaret Power. Deanna will be returned to Newfoundland where services in her honour will take place. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at http://www.cooksouthland.com) Honoured to serve the family is
Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455


EMMETT (LARRY) DRISCOLL

1942 ~ 2016
Emmett Lawrence (Larry) Driscoll, beloved husband of Jo-Ann Driscoll, passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Monday, May 30, 2016, at the age of 74 years. Emmett was born on January 28, 1942, in Kingston, Ontario. In 1969, he moved out west to Calgary. In 1981 he met Jo-Ann Williams. He was the love of her life and they were married in 1988. They worked for many years in Calgary but retired in 2001 to Medicine Hat and made it their home – he truly loved living in Medicine Hat! Emmett (Larry) was a unique individual who loved a good joke. He was outgoing and with his upbeat personality, people were naturally drawn to him. He enjoyed life and all it had to offer – from raising pigeons to being a sports fanatic. He loved hockey and knew all the players on all the teams, especially his favorite team, the Chicago Blackhawks. He was often sought after for his keen intuition when it came to picking players for hockey pools. Emmett’s carefree look on life and happy-go-lucky attitude will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Jo-Ann; children: son, Robert (Linda) Driscoll and their family, Natasha (Spenser) and their children, Logan and Londyn; Tonya (Ryan) and Shane (Katie) their soon to arrive child; daughter, Lisa Driscoll and her son, Justin (Brandy) their daughter Ava Lynn and their soon to arrive daughter; son, Lawrence (Charlene) Driscoll; daughter, Michelle Driscoll (Bill) and daughter, Jordan; two brothers, James Driscoll, Danny Driscoll; two sisters, Barb Colby and Eileen Sevenson as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Gertrude Driscoll, brothers Art Driscoll, Chuck Driscoll, sisters Betty Driscoll and Pearl Driscoll. A Potluck Celebration in honour of Emmett’s life will be held at the Driscoll residence located at 1029 Balmoral St. S.E., Medicine Hat on Saturday, June 4, 2016, beginning at 12:00 noon. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at http://www.cook southland.com) Memorial donations in Emmett’s name may be made directly to the Alberta Children’s Hospital, 2888 Shaganappi Trail N.W., Calgary, Alberta, T3B 6A8. Honoured to serve the family is
Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455


GUTFRIEND

Valerian “Val” Gutfriend of Medicine Hat, passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at the age of 87 years, beloved husband of the late Jacqueline Gutfriend. He leaves to cherish her memory his children, Barry (Bev) Gutfriend of Dunmore, Sherry Scott and Mark Gutfriend both of Medicine Hat; five grandchildren, Amber-Lee (Blaine) van Leeuwen, Joshua Gutfriend, Emma-Lee Gutfriend, Anna Gutfriend and Cory Scott; two great grandchildren, Owen and Makayla van Leeuwen. A graveside service will be held at Hillside Cemetery of Friday June 3, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet inside the main gate at Hillside Cemetery at 1:15 p.m. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Val Gutfriend, 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


JEDRUSZEWSKI

Zenon Jedruszewski of Medicine Hat passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, after a brief illness, at the age of 73 years. He leaves to cherish his memory his sister, Veronica Zukowski and her children, Richard (Kim) Zukowski (Jordan, Colton and Sierra) and Ed (Dale) Zukowski (Eric). He was predeceased by his parents, Eugene and Helena Jedruszewski, his brother-in-law Tony Zukowski, and his grand nephew Joel Zukowski. Zen was born in wartime Poland on September 14, 1942. In 1951, at the age of 9, after being displaced to camps in Germany, his family immigrated to Canada and settled in Turin, Alberta and later in Lethbridge.
In the early 1960’s Zen moved to Medicine Hat and worked in the family plumbing business for his brother-in-law Tony, and then later his nephew, Richard. He was always willing and eager to lend a hand in the business up until the time of his passing. Zen’s passion was the outdoors – Fishing, picking wild mushrooms, yard work, and always knowing the weather forecast for the next week. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Saturday from 12:00 to 12:55 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT & NU, 100 – 119 14 St NW, Medicine Hat, AB T2N 1Z6. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Zenon Jedruszewski, 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


LERNER

Tracey Catherine Lerner passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2016, at the age of 58 years, beloved wife of Bruce Lerner of Regina. She also leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Nolan (Nicole) Lerner and Kimberly (Sheldon) Rinas; three grandchildren Mia, Hudson and Nora; one brother Miles (Elaine) Albrecht of Calgary; one sister Peggy (Kerry) Purves of Medicine Hat as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Violet and Edwin Albrecht and nephew Tyson Albrecht. Tracey was born on May 22, 1958 in Medicine Hat and was raised on a farm near Linacre, Saskatchewan. On September 8, 1979, she married Bruce Lerner in Fox Valley, Saskatchewan and together they made their home in Regina and raised their family. She was a kind, thoughtful and generous person. Tracey loved children and ran a daycare from her home for 32 years and as a result, developed many friendships in the community. Tracey loved spending time with her grandchildren and playing cards and board games with family. Soon after her 50th birthday, she discovered a love for travel after finally seeing palm trees and the ocean. Those who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Friday from 10:00 to 10:55 a.m. Family and friends will gather for prayers in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated in Holy Family Parish (1451 Strachan Road SE) on Friday, June 3, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Philip Le celebrant. Private family interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Vasculitis Foundation Canada, Suite 446, 425 Hespeler Road, Cambridge, Ontario, B1R8J6. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Tracey Lerner, 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


PAUL MANDEL

1948 ~ 2016
Rev. Paul J. Mandel, beloved husband of Mrs. Rebecca Mandel, passed away peacefully at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Sunday, May 29, 2016, at the age of 68 years. Along with Rebecca, Paul leaves to cherish his memory their five sons, Tim (Mary), Jerry, Steve (Adina), Paul (Alex), Dan; and daughters, Theresa (Amos), Adina (Larry) of Leader, SK. and Laura (Peter) as well as 23 grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at the Winnifred Colony on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 12:00 P.M. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at http://www.cooksouthland.com) Honoured to serve the family is
Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455


ROSIE LUSCOMBE

1931 ~ 2016
Mrs. Rosie Luscombe, beloved wife of Mr. Cecil Luscombe, passed away at the Riverview Care Centre on Saturday, May 28, 2016, at the age of 85 years. Rosie was born in Balcarres, SK., on January 7, 1931 and attended Violet School. She had eight siblings and her nickname growing up was “Tootsie”. Rosie married Cecil on April 18, 1952 and moved to Redcliff to raise their six children. The family attended Gordon Memorial Church where Rosie also sang in the choir and was a member of the Evening Circle group. She sang in the choir that would entertain different groups and volunteered at various senior homes. She was an avid knitter, loved to crochet and sewed most of her kids’ clothes when they were young. Rosie was a cancer survivor and overcame many health obstacles. Besides her loving husband, Cecil, Rosie will be lovingly remembered by her children, Dwight (Audrey) Luscombe and their children, Sheldon, Tannis and Deanna; Garth (Mary-Anne) Luscombe and their children, Chad, Tyler and Kendra; Dale (Debbie) Luscombe and their children, Derek and Dustin; Fay McGregor and her children, Kaylynn and Braden; Donna Engel (Doug) and her children, Tiffany and Andraes; Sheila Olson, and her children, Amanda and Brandon; 21 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Liz, Edna and Tillie as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Rosie was predeceased by her parents; son-in-law, Jim; great-granddaughter, Abigail and five siblings. The Funeral Service will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta on Thursday, June 2, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Blaine Schaufele officiating. Interment will follow at the Redcliff Cemetery. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at http://www.cooksouthland.com) Honoured to serve the family is
Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455


SCHORR

Benjamin “Ben” Schorr passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at the age of 89 years, beloved husband of Erna Schorr of Medicine Hat. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Lance Duncalfe officiating. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to Medicine Hat Regional Hospital Palliative Care (cheques made payable to MH&D Health Foundation) 666 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4H6 or online at http://www.InYourCommunity.ca. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Ben Schorr, 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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