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December 22, 2016

By Obituaries on December 22, 2016.

1955 ~ ANHELHER ~ 2016

Francis Anhelher, beloved wife of John Wanchuk of Redcliff, passed away on Sunday, December 18th, 2016 at the age of 61 years. Francis also leaves to cherish her memory four brothers. Francis was predeceased by her father, Ray Denis; and her son, William Slade. No formal funeral services will be held. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Francis Anhelher. 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.


DONNA LORRAINE SCORY

November 9, 1937 – December 18, 2016
Our dear mother and grandmother, Donna Lorraine Scory (nee Niwa), passed away suddenly on Sunday, December 18, 2016, at the age of 79 years, beloved wife of the late, Ivan Michael Scory. Donna’s memory will be treasured in the hearts of her five children, Yvonne (Graham) Anderson, Donna Mae (Ron) Walker, JoAnn (Garry) Kolodychuk, Colleen (Gerry) Getz, Jerome (Linda) Scory; 19 grandchildren, Heather (Lukas) Koltusky, Susan, Wendy, Claire and Hannah Anderson; Jaden, Megan and Kelsey Walker; Haley and Jonathan Kolodychuk; Zachary, Keegan (Jamie), Ryker, Bryce, Quinten Getz; Alexander, Nicholas, Mathew and Melissa Scory; sister, Elaine (Ron) Skene; sisters-in-law, Pat Niwa, Wendy Niwa, Iris Meyer, Nona Petrick as well as many nieces, nephews and their families. Donna was predeceased by her husband, Ivan (2008); her parents, Victor and Gertrude Niwa; brothers, Bernard and Murray Niwa; sister, Pat Morisset; brothers-in-law, Bruce Morisset, Peter Meyer and Elwood Petrick; father and mother-in-law, Michael & Anne Scory. Vigil Prayers will be recited on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at Sacred Heart Church, 5 Avenue East, Oyen, AB., at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, Oyen, AB., Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend William Corcoran celebrant. Interment will follow at the Oyen Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial donations in Donna’s name may be made directly to the Sacred Heart Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 629, Oyen, AB., T0J 2J0 or Oyen & District Senior Citizens’ Rec. Centre, Gen Del, Oyen AB. MacLean’s Funeral Home of Oyen in care of arrangements.


ERNEST MARCHAND

1925 ~ 2016
The family of Ernest Marchand, beloved husband of Eileen Marchand, sadly announce his passing at St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice in Medicine Hat on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at the age of 91 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


FLORENCE MATZ

1934 – 2016

The family of Florence Matz would like to announce her passing in Lethbridge on Friday, December 16, 2016 at the age of 82 years.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so prior to the funeral service at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 between 10:00 A.M. and 10:30 A.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine's Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Florence will be lovingly remembered by her six children and their families Van (Doddi) Matz of Lethbridge, Terrie (Dave) Kochis of Bow Island, Lorna (Rick) Kurio of Lethbridge, Roy (Laurie) Matz of Burdett, Rick (Rebecca) Matz of Calgary and David (Virginia) Matz of Burdett; eleven grandchildren Owen, Shawn, Lisa, Robert, Danna, Callie, Megan, Kristyn, Colin, Leo, and Ruby; great granddaughter Wynter. Florence is also survived by her sister AnnaMae (Gordon) Mifflin of Claresholm, brother Bob Bell of Claresholm; sisters-in-law Mary (Bill) Knodel of Medicine Hat, Josephine (Len) Dietrich of Maple Creek; brothers-in-law Mike (Pearl) Matz of Brooks as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
She was predeceased by her husband John Matz, sister Jean Haugen and brother-in-law Leo Haugen.
Florence was born May 19, 1934 in Granum to parents Alex and Lizzie Bell. She grew up on the family ranch west of Claresholm and left home at seventeen to teach school in a private home. She later moved to Calgary to work for CNR, where she met John on New Year’s Eve. After a June wedding in 1956, they moved to Richmound, Saskatchewan to farm with his family. In 1964 they relocated to Burdett with the four oldest children to start a new farm and add two more children to the family.
Florence was active in the community and was always involved with the Grassy Lake CWL. For many years she volunteered with the Burdett Community Hall Auxiliary organizing and cooking countless suppers for weddings and other functions.
Florence was top bowler in both Bow Island and Taber leagues. She started bowling shortly after the Bowling Alley in Bow Island opened and continued weekly in Taber until her late seventies. Another favorite pastime was playing various card games and dominoes with her family and friends. She was very well read and self-educated reading at least one book a week.
She always loved to travel which was hard during the early years on the farm. After Florence and John retired from farming they began visiting family and friends around British Columbia and parts of the United States. After John passed away Florence took several trips and cruises, many with her sister Jean, visiting Hawaii, Alaska, Newfoundland, Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, Victoria and more.
Florence was a true farm wife; driving truck and tractor, chasing cows, raising her children and then helping with grandchildren. Finally, after thirty five years on the farm in Burdett, Florence and John moved to Signature Lane in Taber enjoying their retirement years surrounded by friends. After John passed in 2009, Florence continued to live at Signature Lane for a number years before moving to Clearview Lodge in Taber where she was with more friends. Florence spent her last two years at St. Michael’s Health Centre.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Florence’s name may be made directly to the Alzheimer Society of Alberta, 402, 740 – 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0N9 (www.alzheimer.ca).
The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at both Clearview Lodge, and St. Michael’s Health Centre for the amazing care and compassion they provided Florence during her final years.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403)223-8778.


HASSETT

John Noel Hassett passed away peacefully at Seton’s Senior Community, in Calgary, Alberta, on the 19th of December 2016, at the age of 89.
Noel was sadly predeceased by his son John David in 1965, and Therese Hassett, his spouse of many years and mother to their ten children in February, 2016. Noel is survived by his loving children Edmond (Vera) of Clayton, Ontario; Mark of Edmonton, Alberta; Paul of Calgary, Alberta; Mary Lucy (Kenneth) of Calgary Alberta; Denis (Johanna) of Manama, Bahrain; Ruth of Edmonton, Alberta; David of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Matthew (Angela) of Okotoks, Alberta; Michael (Lucy) of Palm Desert, California; twenty-three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and one brother, Tom (Josephine) Hassett of Wexford, Ireland.
Noel was born and raised in Wexford, Ireland and immigrated to Canada in 1958, to the Paus, Manitoba, and then settled in Medicine Hat in the spring of 1962, to serve the community as a medical doctor. Noel was a proud Irishman all his life, indeed the Irish 1916 Proclamation was always proudly displayed in his home. Noel was the beloved son of Edmond and Lucy Hassett of Wexford, Ireland.
Those who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. or at the church on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 10:55 a.m. Family and friends will gather for prayers in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Thursday evening at 7:00 P.M. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, December 23, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church (238 2 Ave NE) with Fr. Tomy Manjaly celebrant. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society Canada (call toll free: 1-800-616-8816 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.) To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Noel Hassett, 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


MARTIN, Joyce Hollie (nee Cooke)

February 7, 1949 – Calgary, Alberta
December 14, 2016 – Calgary, Alberta
Joyce beloved wife of David Martin of Airdrie, passed away on December 14, 2016 at the age of 67 years.
Joyce was born in Calgary to David and Muriel Cooke. She is survived by husband of 47 years, David Leigh Martin and her children Stephen (Lesa) of Calgary, David of Medicine Hat and Loralee of Calgary. She is also survived by her grandchildren Colby and Brooklyn of Medicine Hat and her brother Brian Cooke (Pearl) of Calgary.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES (Airdrie, 300 Towerlane Drive) on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at 2:00 pm.
There will be a spring celebration of life for those who cannot make it during this busy time of year. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in Joyce’s name to the Scleroderma Foundation of Canada. Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Joyce Martin, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Airdrie, 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE, AB. Telephone: 403-948-1100


PEARL GATZ

1930 – 2016
Pearl Isabelle Gatz, beloved wife of the late Clarence Gatz, passed away in Bow Island on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at the age of 86 years.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 1113 – 1 Street East, Bow Island on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Bow Island Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403)223-8778.


SYLVIA ROSE ELLIS


May 25, 1927 – December 17, 2016

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother GG, Sylvia Rose Ellis, who passed peacefully on Saturday, December 17, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Society Home in Medicine Hat, Alberta.
Sylvia was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on May 25, 1927, to Violet and Donald McBain. The family moved from Deer Park, BC to Loverna, Saskatchewan in 1931. Her Dad died when she was 5 years old and her mother raised Sylvia, her sister Florence, and brother Donald. Her extracurricular activities included tap dancing, acting, playing hockey on a female team and softball. Sylvia took her schooling at Loverna from 1933-1944 and took one year at the Collegiate in Saskatoon. In 1945, she began working as a telephone operator at Melfort, Saskatchewan then continued in this line of work in Kerrobert, Saskatchewan for two years, and also in Saskatoon for a short time. She became Supervisor at Swift Current for one year.
Sylvia married her sweetheart, Douglas Ellis, on October 21, 1950. They had many great years farming 5 miles NW of Marengo and together they raised three children – Ronald, Fay, and Elaine. Sylvia loved the farm and always raised chickens and turkeys. Neighbours would come for miles for a festive turkey. Her favourite things included taking meals to the field, driving the combine, gardening and helping Doug with the cows and other animals.
Music was a passion that Sylvia learned from her mother. She had a special touch and could play by note, or by ear. Many kids of the area would come after school for piano lessons. Sylvia played for The United Church and Anglican Church services, weddings and funerals. At Christmas time, the neighbour kids would come to practice carols for the Merid Christmas Concert.
Over the years, Sylvia enjoyed family trips to Turtle Lake, curling, square dancing, teaching Guides as well as Brownies. She devoted many hours to the School Board, Cemetery Clubs, and received a Life Membership of the Marengo United Church.
In 1983, Sylvia and Nelson Bingeman moved into a new home on his farmsite outside of Esther. They resided there until 1994 when she retired and moved to the Palm Villa Apartments in Oyen.
Sylvia played in a dance band for many years then formed ‘The Leftovers’ along with Nelson. Band members over the years included Jim Newton & Audrey Roswell, The Jorgensen’s (Ralph, Marvel, Bert, Gary and Joyce), George Bishoff and Ron Warrington.
Sylvia loved to travel. She and Nelson spent many winters going to Las Vegas in their motor home. She visited Nashville, Alaska, Hawaii, Baja, California, and a special trip to England with her granddaughter Melanie in 1994. In 2010, Sylvia moved into the Oyen Lodge, and in 2015 to the Medicine Hat Seniors Lodge.
We will miss her contagious laugh and most of all her willingness to play the piano for us. She loved to knit as well as crochet, and we will treasure her beautiful afghans. Sylvia was predeceased by her father, Donald McBain, in 1932; brother, Donnie McBain, in 1945; mother, Violet Hansen, in 1979; husband, Douglas Ellis, in 1979 and sister, Florence Goldsmith, in 1992.
Sylvia leaves to mourn: three children, seven grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. This includes her son Ronald & Judy Ellis and family: Chad Ellis; Crystal & Colin Metz, Rory and Samantha; Daughter Fay & Eric Walper and family: Melanie & Jason Peake, Triton and Kingston; Kirk & Jaclyn Walper, Austin and Lexi; and Leanne Walper; Daughter Elaine Bowman & Al and family: Douglas Bowman; Ashlee & Billy Miller, Lola, Peter and Henry; and good friend Nelson Bingeman; as well as many nieces, nephews and great friends.
A celebration of life will be held on Sylvia’s Birthday, May 25, 2017, at the Marengo 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: Sylvia Ellis, 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


TELKE

Anna Clare Telke of Medicine Hat passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at the age of 79 years, beloved wife of the late Ottokar “Otto” Telke. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Thursday, December 29 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the St. Paul Lutheran Church (515 Sprague Way SE) on Friday, December 30, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Ken Edel officiating. Interment will follow in the Prairie View Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Lutheran Hour Ministry c/o Lutheran Layman’s League of Canada, 270 Lawrence Ave, Kitchener, Ontario N2M 1Y4 or Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, (cheques payable to MH&D Health Foundation) 666 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, T1A 4H6 or the Dutchess Lutheran Church, 117 – 1 St E, Duchess, AB T0J 0Z0. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Anna Telke, 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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