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By Obituaries on November 30, 2016.

1932 ~ Eskestrand-Janowsky ~ 2016

Eva Janowsky of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Keith Janowsky, passed away on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 at the age of 84 years. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Eva Janowsky. 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.


1933 ~ BIEN ~ 2016

Dorothy Anne Bien of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Tony Bien, passed away on Monday, November 28th, 2016 at the age of 83 years. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Dorothy Bien. 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.


1952 ~ DOOLEY ~ 2016

William John Dooley of Medicine Hat, passed away on Saturday, November 26th, 2016 at the age of 64 years. He leaves to cherish his memory his sons, Warren and Ryan. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading William Dooley. 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.


DODE RUCKABER

1953 ~ 2016
It is with broken hearts that we, the family, announce that Dodie (Dorothy) Jean Ruckaber, beloved partner of Dee Duncombe, passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Monday, November 28, 2016, at the age of 63 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced upon completion. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting 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


DOROTHY SEITZ

1924 ~ 2016
With heavy hearts the family of Dorothy Seitz announce her peaceful passing at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at the age of 92 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting 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


DOWNEY

Donald “Don” Paul Downey passed away on Monday, November 28, 2016, at the age of 61 years, beloved husband of Gerri Downey of Medicine Hat and loving father of Mike Downey (Alyssa Bennett) and Jarret (Amber) Downey. A celebration of Don’s life will take place at Holy Family Parish (1451 Strachan Road SE) on Friday, December 2, 2016. Family tribute and slideshow will begin at 10:30 a.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Philip Le Celebrant. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, in memory of Don, donations may be directed to the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, Palliative Care Unit (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, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Don Downey, 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


EBERHARDT

Monika Loretta Eberhardt of Medicine Hat, passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2016, at the age of 57 years. Monika was born and raised in Medicine Hat. She brought so much grace and joy to so many in her 57 years; always offering a smile or compliment to all who were fortunate to spend time with her. A serious brain injury at age 3 left Monika with a life of challenges, ending with a two year battle against cancer. Through all her years she never complained or added difficulty, but instead was forever grateful to those who helped and provided care. Growing up, Monika enjoyed her time between Redi Enterprises, Brownies, Girl Guides and annual camping trips to Christina Lake, where she was a tremendous asset to the local beach volleyball team. Monika had a lifelong love for 5 pin and 10 pin bowling and astounded all with her talent to earn near perfect games. Thank you Pat (Special Olympics) for your support and encouragement over the years. Monika’s greatest love was for her Medicine Hat Tigers, and has followed them throughout all their seasons. One of the greatest highlights in her life was the honour of dropping the ceremonial puck at this years Tiger’s Cancer Awareness Night, October 22, 2016. The Tiger’s, who spent time on and off the ice with her, gave her a priceless gift that she continued to speak of into her final days. Monika was also so blessed to be employed by the wonderful people at Brewmaster. The staff there gave her so much love and encouragement over many years and made her feel so important and appreciated. Monika’s passing will leave a void in the hearts of her surviving parents, Albert and Stefanie Eberhardt, her sister, Angela (Keith Schneider), nephew Devon; sister Caroline (Ralph Havinga) and their children Devon, Myles (Nicole); numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, as well as two special friends Carol and Christine. She was predeceased by her grandparents Otto and Hulda Eberhardt in Medicine Hat and Stefan and Rosa Szinicz in Austria. Her family are eternally grateful to Dr. Raissouni, Nurse Lori and all the incredible supportive staff at the Margery Yuill Cancer Clinic, Dr. Prince, Dr. Monte, Dr. Foley and the wonderful compassionate nurses (particularly Kendra and Shirley, Jamie and Nancy) on the Palliative Care Unit. We are also very grateful to Lindy, Meagan and Natasha, who were always concerned with her daily needs and well being. You all have made such a difficult journey so much easier. The funeral service details will be announced in the spring of 2017. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre (Medicine Hat Regional Hospital) c/o 666 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 4H6 or to the Brain Injury Relearning Services 856 Allowance Ave. SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 7S6, or to the Special Olympics Alberta, 11759 Groat Rd NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 3K6. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Monika Eberhardt, 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


EDWARD "TED" BUTCHER

February 17, 1937 ~ November 23, 2016

It is with profound sadness that we, the family of Ted Butcher, loving husband of Trudy, for 58 years, announce his passing on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at the age of 79 years. Along with Trudy, Ted leaves to cherish his memory five children: Erika (Terry) Bartman and their children, Rachel (Lorne) Vossler and Brett (Dara) Bartman; Eva (Morris) Lukowich and their daughter, Zoë; Angie (Aaron) Konschuk and their children Zachary (Reanne Andersen) and Jenna Konschuk; Marty (Diane) Butcher and their daughters Ashleigh and Mia; Mandy Butcher (Ron Harris) and their daughter, Jillian. Ted is also survived by extended family in both England and Germany.
Born in Southampton, England, Ted was the youngest of 6 children. After his initial schooling in England, Ted worked as a lab technician and served in the Royal Air Force as a radio technician in West Germany. An intelligent man with a thirst for knowledge, Ted continued his education first at King Alfred’s College in Winchester, then at the University of Southampton and finally at the University of Calgary.
On November 1, 1958, Ted married Trudy Strehl, in Southampton, England, where his teaching career began. In 1961, Ted and Trudy and their two young daughters moved to Canada, where he continued teaching in Bindloss, Alberta, before moving to Medicine Hat in 1965. As a principal, Ted taught several years at St. Louis School and then at St. Michael’s School until his retirement in 1997. Throughout his career, this kind and generous man exemplified the highest levels of honesty, integrity and respect to students, parents and colleagues alike. Ted was a strong supporter of the ATA, serving as District Representative for five years. He was known as a fearless fighter, using diplomacy to advocate for the rights of all those with whom he worked, but especially for the right of every child to receive a quality public education.
Ted spent most summers working as a hail adjuster, relishing the serenity that came with driving the open highway as the sun came up. He enjoyed meeting and walking with many farmers through their fields. Ted’s talents were extensive: he had a beautiful singing voice, he played the piano and the saxophone and shared his love of music and art with his students and his family. Ted was an avid gardener and an amazing cook, affectionately known as the “Muffin Man” by his family. His knowledge of vehicles was so extensive that he was considered the family’s car expert and no purchase was made without getting his opinion first. Ted loved sports: he started each day with his “Morning Swim”. He cycled, coached soccer and hockey and enjoyed watching all sports, especially if his grandchildren were participating. Ted often used his witty humour in his detailed storytelling with his family. Ted had a passion for politics. He also liked to travel, taking several trips throughout Canada, England, Germany, and California, with New Zealand on his wish list.
Ted was a good friend and colleague and a caring Husband, Dad and Grandad. Ted adored his eight grandchildren and felt so blessed to be their Grandad.
Always “A Principal with Principles”, Ted leaves a legacy of love for his family and fellow man that will live on in the hearts of all who knew him. We will miss him dearly.

As Ted truly lived and believed:
“What we desire for ourselves, we wish for all.” (J.S. Woodsworth)

A Private Celebration of Ted’s life will be held on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at http://www.cooksouthland.com) Those wishing to honour Ted’s memory are encouraged to make donations to the Medicine Hat Catholic Schools’ Education Foundation, 1251 – 1 Avenue S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8B4. Honoured to serve the family is
Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455


EVA GLOSLIE

1924 ~ 2016
Mrs. Eva Gloslie passed away at the Sunnyside Nursing Home – South Country Village in Medicine Hat on Monday, November 28, 2016, at the age of 92 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced upon completion. (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


JUNE ELLEN (nee JENKINS) SCHRAMM

November 24, 1932 – November 16, 2016
“Child of God, I have called you by name, you are mine”. June has returned peacefully to her Lord.
June was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Randy Schramm, her three children – Donna (Mark) Mathiasen, Cheryl Schramm, Neil (Rosalind) Schramm, her seven grandchildren – Steven (Rosa), Matthew, Kirsten, Zoe, Kevin, Laura, Nelson and her siblings – Jack (Mary) Jenkins, Helen Park, and Myrna Jenkins. She was predeceased by her parents Jack and Connie Jenkins, her twin sister Joan Ambrose, her son-in-law Steve Janssen and brother-in-laws George “Chester” Ambrose and Alan Park.
June began a life of service as a Registered Nurse, graduating from Medicine Hat School of Nursing in 1954 and worked many years in Alberta, the Yukon, Ontario and British Columbia. She met and married Randy in 1959 and began her own family. Her depth of love for family and her strong spirit of adventure helped her rise above the challenges of many moves across Canada and to Germany. June seized every opportunity to be active and involved in the lives of her children and grandchildren, nurturing with love, support and wisdom in navigating life’s passages.
Throughout her life, June was a respected member of the Lutheran Church, volunteering in many capacities. On her retirement from nursing in 1997, she turned her indomitable spirit and energy to expanding her work with First Lutheran Church of Vancouver. She rekindled her creative spirit through her exceptional talent as a seamstress, crafting countless baptismal banners and intricate liturgical vestments and paraments. June gave willingly and freely of herself in supporting refugee families, and was a behind-the-scenes contributor to the church in countless ways. She was thoughtful and compassionate to all she met, and gave abundantly of her time, energy, and love in service.
June will be missed by the many lives she touched and enriched.
“Well done, thou good and faithful servant.”
A memorial service was held at First Lutheran Church, 5745 Wales St, Vancouver, British Columbia on Saturday, November 26 at 2pm, followed by tea.


KATHERINE MARSHALL

1919 ~ 2016
It is with deep sorrow that the family of Katherine ‘Kay’ Marshall, beloved wife of the late Jacob Marshall, announce her passing at St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice in Medicine Hat on Friday, November 25, 2016, at the age of 97 years. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so starting one hour prior to the Vigil Prayers and one hour prior to the Funeral Mass. Vigil Prayers will be recited at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Friday, December 2, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Parish, 1451 Strachan Road S.E., Medicine Hat on Saturday, December 3, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. with Reverend Father Philip Le Celebrant. Interment will take place at St. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Acadia Valley, Alberta, later in the day at 3:00 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


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