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By Obituaries on December 23, 2016.

1936 ~ PFEIFER ~ 2016

Rudolf Pfeifer of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of Elaine Pfeifer passed away on Wednesday, December 21st at the age of 80 years. Rudolf leaves to cherish his memory his children, Rodney Pfeifer (Rhonda), and Carrie Berthelette (Wayne) and four grandchildren. A private memorial service will be held. Services 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.


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.


ERNEST MARCHAND

1925 ~ 2016
The family of Ernest 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. Ernie will be remembered by his wife of 69 years, Eileen; three children, Perry Alan (Diana), Kenneth Edward and Dean Russel (Kim); five grandsons, one granddaughter, seven great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter. He was predeceased by his parents, William & Felicity Marchand (nee Patenaude); a daughter-in-law, Mary; six brothers and four sisters. A Celebration of Ernie’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Thursday, December 29, 2016, at 2:00 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


JEANETTE MERRICK

March 13, 1951 ~ December 20, 2016

Jeanette Merrick (nee Schneider) of Wedowee, AL, USA, formerly of Medicine Hat, beloved wife and soulmate of the late Paul Merrick, passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at the age of 65 years. Jeanette leaves to cherish her memory two children: Eli (Nicole) Merrick and their children, Elise and Inara as well as Jacquie (Ron) Martinez and their children, Brittany and Danielle; siblings, Carol (Tony) Carter, Ron (Marg) Schneider, Gary (Donna) Schneider, Betty-Ann (Bob) Newman and Laura (Ron) Volk as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Along with Paul, Jeanette was predeceased by her parents, Ken and Eva Schneider. Jeanette was born and raised in Medicine Hat in a strong German household. She was the first family member to earn a University degree, and met her husband and soulmate Paul while at college. Together, they raised two children and had several close friendships. To her, nothing was better than telling stories with friends and family. Jeanette was at all times an entertainer, an organizer, a risk-taker and a missionary. After Paul’s death, she expanded her travels. Jeanette remarried and moved to Alabama, loving the warmth and community. She was the accountant that didn't play by the numbers. During her life, she traveled to 6 continents, was an active member of 5 Christian churches, a proud Oma to 4 grandchildren, enjoyed visiting with her 3 sisters and 2 brothers, had dual citizenship and was one unforgettable lady. She died in Alabama following complications from a previous car accident. She will be missed on Earth and appreciated in Heaven. A Celebration of Jeanette’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on January 5, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery with a time of fellowship and refreshments thereafter in the Cook Southland Reception Facility. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website: 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


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.
Pearl is survived by her son Lorne Gatz of Bow Island and her grandchildren Derek Gatz of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and Karli Gatz of Medicine Hat.
She was predeceased by her husband Clarence, brother Melvin and sisters Kathy and Jean.
Pearl was born in Bindloss, Alberta on March 21, 1930 to parents William and Bella Loughridge. She attended school in the Social Plains one room school house and finished her education in Medicine Hat. After high school, she took a Certified Nursing Aide course in Calgary. Pearl married Clarence Gatz in 1952 and they moved to Bow Island where she continued to resided after his unexpected passing in 1971.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Pearl’s name may be made directly to the Bow Island and District Health Foundation, c/o Bag 3990, Bow Island, Alberta T0K 0G0.


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 Duchess 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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