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November 2, 2016

By Obituaries on November 2, 2016.

1933 ~ ANHORN~2016

Donald (Don) Anhorn formerly of Hilda, AB beloved husband of Flora (Flo) passed away peacefully on October 31, 2016, at the age of 83. He leaves to cherish his memory his 3 daughters, Valerie (Jeffrey) Wickenheiser of Dunmore, AB, Donna (Brian) Maier and Brenda (Allan) Beierbach both of Richmound SK. Also his grandchildren Byron (Andrea) Wickenheiser and their children Zac and Chase, Brayden (Melissa) Wickenheiser, Kelly (Lindsey) Maier and their daughter Ivy, Kirby (Jeff) McLaren and their children, Cadence, Cohen and Cooper, Amanda (Scott) Frerichs and their son Tripp, and Shauna Beierbach. He is also survived by his sister Lorraine (Tom) Young of Calgary and Stella (George) Gray of Fairmont Hot Springs BC. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Tillie Anhorn, two sisters, Helen Stearns and an infant sister Florence.
Don was born May 16, 1933 in Medicine Hat and raised on the family farm near Hilda. He attended school in Hilda and in 1959 he married his lifelong companion Flora Rogers. Don owned and operated the Imperial Oil agency in Hilda for 34 years. He enjoyed many years of playing baseball and softball for the Hilda Cubs, twilight baseball with the Stylerite Yankees in Medicine Hat, and later for the Hilda Bears, slowpitch. In 2011 he was awarded the Grant Ehnisz Memorial trophy for outstanding dedication and sportsmanship in the Sask Alta Baseball league. He was the Hilda Volunteer Fire Chief for numerous years, and was a dedicated volunteer for the Hilda Community Association and several homecoming committees. Don and Flo owned a townhouse in Sparwood, BC where some great family memories were made, as well as many friendships.
In 2010 Don and Flo retired to Medicine Hat, but from then until present, many trips to Hilda were made to “check” things or to work in the shop. Don loved spending time with the grandchildren and later the great grandchildren. He especially valued their visits as his health declined. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel,1 Dunmore Road SE, on Thursday from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and at Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede Grounds, Cypress Centre Auditorium on Friday, from 9:30 am to 10:25 am. The Funeral Service will be held at Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede Grounds, Cypress Center Auditorium on Friday November 4th, 2016 at 10:30 am with Pastor Shane Andrus and Pastor Emil Krause co-officiating. A private interment will take place. Memorial gifts in Don's memory may be made to the Children’s Wish Foundation, 39 Somerset Dale SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1B 0G9, or charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Donald Anhorn. 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


1933 ~ RISLING ~ 2016

Rose Katherine Risling (nee Wangler), wife of Lambert Risling, passed away on Friday, October 28, 2016, at the age of 83 years. She also leaves to cherish her memory one daughter, Gail (Bob) Graham; and one son, Kelly (Leslie); four grandchildren, Bobby (Erica) Graham, Brock (Lucia) Graham, Braden (Vivian) Graham and Kelsie (Cory) Goddu; five great grandchildren, Gracie, Fred, Elena, Silvana, and Braden Jr.; one sister, Bernice Humel; two brothers, Fred (Jenny) Wangler, and Eddie (special friend, Marg) Wangler; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Gabe and Clara Wangler; her in-laws, Jacob and Elizabeth Risling; sister, Joan (Moose) Hauck; and great grandson, James Louis Graham. Rose was born in Freemont, Saskatchewan, August 26, 1933, and was raised and schooled in Wilkie, Saskatchewan. She married Lambert in Wilkie on November 28, 1950, and at the time of her passing they had been married exactly one month shy of 66 years. In 1956, along with their 5-year-old daughter and newly born son, they moved to Medicine Hat, then to Redcliff in 1963, and finally back to the Hat in 1994. Rose was employed at Redcliff Greenhouses for 3 years, and managed the candy section at Woolworths department store in Medicine Hat for 20 years, where she was affectionately known to many as the “candy lady.” Rose exemplified service, be it the elderly she frequently visited in nursing homes, the Catholic Women’s League, which she was a member of for over 40 years, or her persistent efforts to meet the needs of her own children and grandchildren. She was an elegant, dignified and selfless woman whose caring and compassion touched countless lives. The family would like to thank all those who cared for Rose at the Good Samaritan Society. Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. PATRICK'S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 238 – 2 Avenue NE, on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. with Father Tomy Manjaly, Celebrant. Memorial gifts in Rose's memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society, 201, 770 – 6 Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4J6. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Rose. 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


BEIERBACH

Harold Richard Beierbach passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2016, at the age of 87 years, beloved husband of Alice Beierbach of Medicine Hat. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Friday from 1:00 – 1:55 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Friday, November 4, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Mark Bolender officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT & NU, 100 – 119 14 St NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 or to The Kidney Foundation of Canada, 6007 1A St SW, Calgary, AB T2H 0G5. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Harold Beierbach, 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


BEV CROCKFORD

1928 ~ 2016
It is with sadness that the family of Lubina ‘Bev’ Crockford, beloved wife of the late, Rod Crockford, announce her passing at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at the age of 88 years. Bev is survived by three children, Sandra Fisher, Sheryl Lyons and Rod Crockford. A Celebration of Bev’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on November 14, 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


HERN, KENNETH JAMES

April 14, 1991 – October 29, 2016
Jamie Hern of Airdrie passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at the age of 25 years. Jamie is lovingly remembered by his family; parents, Terry & Marina; brother, Lee; as well as a large extended family and a host of friends. A Celebration of Jamie’s Life will be held at the Crossfield Community Centre, Crossfield, AB on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 2:00 pm. Please dress casually as that is what Jamie would have wanted. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at http://www.myalternatives.ca.
ALTERNATIVES® FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES
Serving Calgary and Surrounding Areas since 1997
403-216-5111


STEELE

Douglas “Doug” Ira Steele, passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2016, at the age of 60 years, beloved husband of Sharon Steele of Redcliff and loving father to Melissa (Chad) Schulte and grandfather to Abby and Marie. On April 13, 2005, he was predeceased by his son Shawn. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Shawn Steele Memorial Fund for Junior Golf, c/o Riverview Golf Club, 700 Redcliff Way SE, Redcliff, AB T0J 2P0. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Doug Steele, 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


TRAXEL

Shannon Arlene Traxel of Medicine Hat, passed away on Monday, October 31, 2016, at the age of 57 years, beloved mother of Keith (Amanda) Traxel, their son Kaleb; and Kody Traxel. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, Alberta and Northwest Territories #201, 770 6th Street SW Medicine Hat, AB T1A 4J6. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Shannon Traxel, 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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