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By Obituaries on November 24, 2016.

1927 ~ THOMSON ~2016

Jean Thomson, beloved wife of Thomas "Tom" Thomson of Medicine Hat, passed away on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 at the age of 89 years. Jean also leaves to cherish her memory one son, David (Valarie) Thomson; one son-in-law, Dan Rigby and their families. Jean was predeceased by her daughter, Donna Rigby. A Private Interment will take place at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Jean Thomson. Further funeral arrangements will be announced when completed by
SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, "The Chapel in the Park" #1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5 (403)528-2599 http://www.saamis.com inquiry@saamis.com Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.


1950 ~ RUSSELL ~ 2016

Garry Calvin Russell, beloved husband of Joan Russell of Medicine Hat, passed away on Monday, November 21st, 2016 at the age of 65 years. Garry also leaves to cherish his memory two daughters, Sandra Russell and Dawn (Nathan) Shorten; his mother, Emma Russell; four grandchildren, Josh, Jack, Olivia and Madyson Shorten; one sister, Carrol (Dwight) Knox; one sister-in-law, Vivien Fiesel; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Garry was predeceased by his father, Calvin Russell; and one brother, Dale Russell. Garry was born on December 3rd, 1950 in Brooks, Alberta. He married Joan Rawleigh on March 24th, 1973 in Tilley, Alberta. Garry frequently enjoyed a game of golf with his golf buddies. He loved spending time with his grandkids and will be missed dearly by his family and many friends. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Wednesday from 12:00 noon to 12:55 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. with Dr. Shane P. Andrus officiating. Memorial gifts in Garry's memory may be made to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre, c/o Medicine Hat & District Health Foundation, 666 – 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6 or to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, #300, 1725 – 10th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T3C 0K1. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Garry Russell. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to
SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, "The Chapel in the Park" #1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5 (403)528-2599 http://www.saamis.com inquiry@saamis.com Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.


1966 ~ EISENBARTH ~ 2016

Michele Elizabeth Eisenbarth, beloved wife of Gordon Eisenbarth, passed away Sunday, November 20th, 2016. She leaves this world to join loving parents Reg and Jean Vine. Her memory is cherished by Gord and their three children: Alex, Mathew, and Andrea. Shelly leaves three brothers; Bruce (Dolores) Vine, Dale (Debbie) Vine, Murray (Wendy) Vine; two sisters; Carol Nieman (Dave Lee), Mary-Lou (Luciano) Dalla-Longa; and dear friends Pat and Chuck Bouman. Gord’s family mourns Michele’s loss: Karen Eisenbarth (Wayne Law); Samantha Hunter (Ralph Stuut) and Terry (Theresa) Eisenbarth. Auntie Shell is dearly missed by numerous nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by Herb, Lottie and Randy Eisenbarth.
Michele grew up in Redcliff, where in her youth she was a lifeguard at the pool. She later attended Lethbridge College and acquired a diploma in Environmental Sciences. She lived and worked in Hay River, NWT as well as Calgary, AB before returning home to marry Gord and start a family.
Those who wish may attend an informal Time of Remembrance to be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at THE DREAM CENTRE, 1714 Saamis Drive NW, on Friday, November 25th, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. A Private Interment will take place at Redcliff Cemetery.
Gord, Alex, Mathew and Andrea wish to express deep gratitude to the Carmel Hospice (St. Joseph’s Home) and the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre. These are wonderful local institutions available to all who require their services; thank you to them.
Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Michele Eisenbarth. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to
SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, "The Chapel in the Park" #1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5 (403)528-2599 http://www.saamis.com inquiry@saamis.com Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.


1967 ~ MEIER ~ 2016

Kelvin Charles Meier of Medicine Hat, passed away on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 at the age of 49 years. Kelvin leaves to cherish his memory three daughters, Brittney (Cody) Weiss, Laura Meier and Chelsea Sulz; his father, Charles Meier; his mother, Peggy Crouch; one grandson, Cooper Weiss; one step-granddaughter, Jayla Weiss; his grandma, Theresia Gertner; his beloved canine companion, Minnie Mouse; as well as numerous aunts and uncles. Kelvin was predeceased by his grandparents, Veronica and Joseph Meier; and his grandpa, Philip Gertner. Kelvin, also known as Hightower, was born on February 15th, 1967 in Medicine Hat. He enjoyed fishing and spending his mornings at Tim Horton's. He was on dialysis for over 10 years. Kelvin was a proud grandpa and was so proud to walk his first daughter down the aisle at her wedding. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Saturday, November 26th, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. A reception will follow at the Royal Canadian Legion, Canteen, from 3:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Kelvin Meier. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to
SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, "The Chapel in the Park" #1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5 (403)528-2599 http://www.saamis.com inquiry@saamis.com Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.


FRANCES EDELMANN

1941 2016
Mrs. Frances Edelmann passed away peacefully at the St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice on Monday, November 21, 2016, at the age of 75 years. Left to cherish Frances’ memory are her children, Penny (Ernie) Arrenegado and Donald (Connie) Edelmann; grandchildren, Lacy (Ricky) Mehew, Bobi Edelmann, Katie Edelmann, Krista Gomke and Chance Edelmann. She is also survived by three siblings, Caroline, Joe and Tony. Frances was predeceased by her husband, Erich; son, Eugene; granddaughter, Leia and siblings, Mike, Louie, Rose, George and Clara. Over the years, Frances sat many people at her table as her door was always open! The Celebration of Frances’ life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Friday, November 25, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. with Major Murray Jaster officiating. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at http://www.cook southland.com) If friends so desire, memorial donations in Frances’ name may be made to H.A.L.O., 12 – 49 Viscount Avenue S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5G4; Save Old Souls, P.O. Box 478, Redcliff, Alberta, T0J 2P0 or to the SPCA, 55 Southwest Drive S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8. Honoured to serve the family is
Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455


GEIGLE

Harvey Irvine Geigle of Medicine Hat, passed away on Saturday, November 19, 2016, at the age of 82 years, beloved husband of the late Esther Geigle. He leaves to cherish his memory two children, Debbie Bowser of Medicine Hat and Darcy (Laurie) Geigle of Irvine; three grandchildren, Shaylee Geigle (Delwyn Mezei), Danika Bowser, Taylor Geigle (Logan Skagen). He was predeceased by his special friend Marj Goller on March 17, 2016 and is survived by her family Marie (Fern) Duperreault, James (Diane) Goller and Lori (Andy) Fedechko and their families. He also leaves to cherish his memory one brother Leslie Geigle of Medicine Hat, one sister, Violet (Clarence) Mock of Medicine Hat and two sisters-in-law Joyce (Lavern) Rose and Shirley Elhart all of Medicine Hat as well as his nieces and nephews Tannis (Alvin) Seefried, Linda Elhart (Brad Eresman), Aaron (Cindy) Elhart, Larry Daffy and Keith (Janice) Rose. He was also predeceased by his parents, Herbert and Ida Geigle, his wife Esther on January 17, 1997; one niece Karen Rose and one nephew Tracy Elhart; a brother-in-law Donald Elhart and sister-in-law Dorothy (Meno) Daffy. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Friday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 12 noon – 12:55 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend. A private interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the charity of your choice. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Harvey Geigle, 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


GLEN KINCHEN ROSA

1932-2016
Glen Kinchen Rosa passed away peacefully at Medicine Hat Hospital on November 18, 2016.
Glen is pre-deceased by his beloved wife Irma, their daughter Carla, brothers Warren (Annie); Jack (Lorraine); Dale (Dorothy); and brother-in-law Gilbert Staven.
Glen is lovingly remembered by his sister Audrey Staven, son-in-law Leonard Smith (Joy), grandchildren Samantha, Mason, Jacob, Benjamin, Skylar, and Noah. Glen will be missed and remembered by his many nieces, nephews and his lifelong friends.
Glen was born in Kincaid, Saskatchewan on August 25, 1932. When he was about 12 he quit organized school then graduated from the school of Hard Knocks and went on to be a very successful businessman. Glen felt honoured to be a life long member of the Masonic Lodge, plus memberships in the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge and the Elks Club.
Upon retirement Glen and Irma's passions were traveling and genealogy which lead to meeting new found family members. Glen loved playing bridge and hosting LARGE parties especially in Arizona where he loved to spend his winters. Family and friends were very important to Glen and he made an effort to stay connected with everyone – young and old.
Memorial donations can be made to The Alberta Lung Association and acknowledgement cards can go to Lisa Staven-Nelson (they have the address).
Anyone wishing to send messages may email them to m.nelson@sasktel.net
Glen's wishes were to be cremated and placed with his wife Irma in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. A service will be held at a later time.


JASON LEISMEISTER

1979 ~ 2016

It is with deep regret that the family of Jason Leismeister announce his passing in Medicine Hat on Monday, November 14, 2016, at the age of 36 years. Jason was born November 27, 1979 in Medicine Hat where he resided his entire life. As a young man, he gained employment with Lawrence Meier Trucking (LMT) and was a dedicated, loyal employee for 18 years. He was a hard worker who always took pride in what he did. Jason worked his way from the ground up and as he advanced and became foreman, and then superintendant of operations, he maintained an excellent rapport with his colleagues. When he wasn’t working he loved working out, listening to rap music and everything and anything to do with hockey! He specially loved watching his son, Dre play, and socializing with the hockey parents. Jason was a strong man with a soft heart and an amazing dad! He loved spending time with his friends and family but most of all he loved spending time with his son, Dre. They had a special trip to Australia in 2014, where during their trip, they went to an Eminem concert, made many memories and most importantly bonded as father and son. Jason’s memory will live on in the hearts of his family including his son, whom he was so proud of, Dre; parents, Melvin (Peggy) Leismeister and Wendy (deceased) (Lorne Lehman; brother, Mike Moore (Kara) and neice, Kennedy; step-sister, Rose (George) Day and step-brother, Clayton Gobeil; two special friends, Nikki Bryant and Leanne Jacobs as well as numerous aunts, uncles, neices, nephews, cousins and extended family. Jason was predeceased by his mother, Wendy Lehman and grandparents, Dean (June) Moore and Jack (Lily) Leismeister. Jason’s life will be celebrated at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on November 26, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. with Major Murray Jaster officiating. Private columbarium placement will follow. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at http://www.cooksouthland.com) Memorial donations in Jason’s name may be made directly to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 204, 1865 Dunmore Road, S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 1Z8. Honoured to serve the family is
Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455


MARGE REIMER

1930 ~ 2016
Margaret Reimer, beloved wife of Ben Reimer, passed away in Bow Island on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at the age of 85 years.
Further information including service details will follow once arrangements have been finalized.


SQUIRE, KERRY LYNN

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Kerry Lynn Squire on Saturday, November 12, 2016, at the age of 42 years.
Kerry was a loving person who was happiest when surrounded by her friends and family. She was always the first one to lend a hand or an ear when someone needed help. She will be greatly missed by many.
Kerry leaves behind her husband, Dennis; their children, Michael and Johanna; her parents, Sandra Killan and Leonard Hanson; brother, Duke Hanson; sister, Krista Hanson; and her aunts, uncles, cousins, and nieces. She is predeceased by her infant daughter Rochelle Bernice.
A Funeral Services was held November 18, 2016 in Maple Creek, Sask, where she was laid to rest. Binkley's Funeral Service, Maple Creek and Leader in charge of arrangements. 306-662-2292. http://www.binkleysfuneralservice.com


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