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By Obituaries on January 20, 2017.

1923 ~ AUDREY McELLIGOTT ~ 2017

Audrey Helena (Clark) McElligott (nee Brown), passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 at the age of 93 years in Medicine Hat, Alberta after a period of failing health. Audrey was born in Saint John, New Brunswick to Shirley Leroy Brown and Gertrude Elizabeth Leeman. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family and was predeceased by siblings, James, Muriel, Trueman, Douglas, Kenneth and Gertrude. She was also predeceased by her husband, William McElligott; and son, Larry Wayne Clark. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Maggie Ross of London, England; daughter, Barbara (Ric) O'Neill; two granddaughters; and one great granddaughter, all of Calgary; step- children, Elizabeth McElligott of Vancouver, Douglas (Betty) McElligott of Calgary; and step-granddaughter, Dawn McElligott of Calgary; as well as numerous nieces and nephews including, special niece, Bonnie Furyk of Barrie, Ontario. Audrey was blessed to have the companionship and help of many friends and caregivers in her life. Very special thanks to nephew, Ted Brown and wife Ann of Penticton, British Columbia who lovingly helped Audrey in her later years and helped care for her in her last weeks of failing health.
Audrey entered the Canadian Women's Army Corps in 1942 and was discharged with the rank of Sergeant in 1946. She spent most of her working life in Montreal, Quebec. She and Bill moved to Medicine Hat in 1980 where they made many friends and became involved in activities such as golf, bowling and square dancing. Audrey was a long-time member of the Hat Harmonettes and was awarded a Honourary lifetime membership in 2014. She volunteered for many years as a receptionist at the Veiner Centre for which she received numerous certificates of appreciation including the Golden Hero award.
Audrey was a private person, loving and kind who always enjoyed a good laugh. Her character was peppered, always with a sense of mystery. She will be missed. There will be no service at Audrey's request. Her ashes will be interred in the family plot in Saint John, New Brunswick. Memorial gifts in Audrey's memory may be made to the SPCA, 55 Southwest Drive SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8 or to a charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Audrey McElligott. 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.


1925 ~ MURIEL ROGERS ~ 2017

Muriel Louise Rogers of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late William "Bill" Rogers, passed away on Friday, January 13th, 2017 at the age of 91 years. The Funeral Service will be held today at FIFTH AVENUE MEMORIAL UNITED CHURCH at 11:00 a.m. 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.


BILL VAN BUSKIRK

1930 – 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of William (Bill) Lee Van Buskirk, announces his passing after a brief illness and while surrounded by his family at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Monday, January 16, 2017, at the age of 87 years. Bill leaves to cherish his memory four children, Lee (Susan) Van Buskirk, Bill (Venyce) Van Buskirk, Dick (Debbie) Van Buskirk and Pat (Shelly) Van Buskirk; 14 grandchildren, Jessica Van Buskirk, Shannon Van Buskirk, Josh (Bethanie) Van Buskirk, Laura (Josh) Sifuentes, Aaron Van Buskirk, Anna Van Buskirk, Brooke (Andrew) Moss, Derk (Sheryden) Anderson, Jason Van Buskirk, Jennifer (Dale) Howe, Shontel (Nick) Lessard, Jason (Aleesha) Smith, Christine (Mike) Westland and Cassidy Van Buskirk; 16 great-grandchildren, Taytum, Preston and Daphnie Van Buskirk, Micah and Kyra Sifuentes, Brianna Buk, Addyson, Quinn and Hallie Swasey, Ryder and Brekkyn Van Buskirk, Kenzie Howe, Shelby Lessard, Haven and Nova Smith and Burtyn Westland. Bill was predeceased by his parents, Lee Edward and Dorothy Alice Van Buskirk; granddaughter, Emalee Jane Van Buskirk and great-grandchildren, Zoey Swasey and Parker Moss. Bill Van Buskirk was born January 7, 1930 in Medicine Hat, Alberta, where he spent his younger years. Bill attended Riverside School and Alexandra High School. Following high school, he enlisted and attended military training at the Canadian Forces Base Borden, Ontario. Following his military training he returned to Medicine Hat to work for Lake of the Woods Milling Company. After several years working in Medicine Hat, Bill moved to Lethbridge, Alberta and worked up to his retirement for Diversey/Molson Corp. in 1993. Bill was baptized and confirmed at St. Barnabas Anglican Church in Medicine Hat. He later attended St. Augustine’s Anglican Church in Lethbridge. Bill had a passion for baseball, hockey and golf for many years. He started playing as a pitcher for the Southern Alberta Regiment Flyers in the Southern Alberta Baseball leagues from 1945 through to the early 1950’s. He also played hockey for several leagues in Lethbridge. Bill was a member of the Lethbridge Country Club for many years. He continued to golf following his retirement and volunteered in preparation of the Lethbridge Country Club History book. He was also a longtime member and Past President of the Lethbridge Kinsmen Club. Bill was a kind, gentle and thoughtful father, grandfather and friend. He loved being with his family and being involved in their interests. He will be greatly missed. The Funeral Service will be held at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 635 – 4th Street S.E., Medicine Hat on Saturday, January 21, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Canon Gene Packwood officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery with a luncheon thereafter in the Cook Southland Reception Facility. Memorial donations in Bill’s name may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 124, 430 – 6th Ave. S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2S8. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at http://www.cook southland.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


ENSLEN

Emma Irene Enslen of Medicine Hat passed away on Friday, January 13, 2017, at the age of 92 years, beloved wife of the late William Enslen. She leaves to cherish her memory four children, Shirley (Ken) Pattison of Eckville, Lester (Linda) Enslen of Medicine Hat, Ken (Debbie) Enslen of Schuler and Miriam (Graham) Kern of Bismark, North Dakota; fourteen grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; four sisters-in-law, Vivian Stuber, Adeline Stuber, Pauline Stuber and Alice (Herb) Sackmann; one brother-in-law, Daniel Enslen, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Adam and Matilda Stuber; her loving husband, William on April 4, 2015; one loving daughter, Juliann (Charlie) Brooks; five brothers, Emil, Edward (in infancy), John, Fred, and Arthur Stuber and great granddaughters, Catie, Jana and Dara Bott; parents-in-law, George and Maria Enslen, and other in-laws, Jack and Ella Enslen, Anna Marie (Stockburger) Jauk, John and Edna Enslen, Violet Enslen, Ralph and Emma Mogck, Leo George Enslen, Doug and Leah Stringer, and Elmer and Tillie Anderst. Mom grew up on a farm in the Wisdom area with her parents, Adam J. and Matilda Stuber. She had five older brothers, Mom was the youngest and the only girl. She attended Little Plume School for nine years and was an excellent student. Mom married William Enslen of Schuler in 1942 and raised a family of five children. They enjoyed seventy three years of marriage as they farmed together and retired to Medicine Hat in 1970. Mom was a hard worker both inside and out on the farm. She had a huge garden, many beautiful flowers, and was an extremely good cook and baker. While mom was shy in nature, she had lots of company and was hospitable with everyone. She canned dozens of jars of fruit , sausage and sauerkraut, loved quilting, and did much sewing for her family. Mom enjoyed going shopping and had a good eye for fabric as well as ready made items. A big thank you to the staff at Haven View for their compassionate care of our mom during her stay there. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Larry Enslen officiating. A private family interment will take place 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: Emma Enslen, 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


FRANK YOUNG

1938 – 2017
Frank Young, beloved husband of Jeanette Young, passed away in Bow Island on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the age of 78 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 1113 – 1 Street East, Bow Island on Monday, January 23, 2017 at 7:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 1113 – 1 Street East, Bow Island on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Bow Island Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com


KURTZ

Helen Marjorie Kurtz (Nicholson) passed away on Monday, January 16, 2017 with her family by her side, at the age of 61 years, beloved wife of Barry Kurtz of Medicine Hat. She also leaves to cherish her memory her children, Kyle (Lauren Killian) and their children, Aria, Hayden and Dexter; Braden (Joyce Peacock); Christina (Kenneth) Ryan and their children, Chase, Easton and Harper; and Mitchell; her sister, Marion McRoberts; two sisters-in-law, Lyndell (Terry) Brekko and Michele (Barry) Bitz as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Michael and Marjorie Nicholson and her brother, Michael.
Helen was born in Medicine Hat to Michael and Marjorie Nicholson on February 26, 1955. She grew up on a farm near Manyberries. She went to school in Manyberries until her final year, graduating from Medicine Hat High School. Helen started out working as a telephone operator for AGT. On May 29, 1981, she and Barry were married and Helen decided to be a stay at home mom. Life revolved around spending time with her family and close friends.
The funeral service will be held in Holy Family Parish (1451 Strachan Road SE) on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Murray Miller officiating. 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. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Helen Kurtz, 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


MOSER

It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Moser announces her passing on Monday, January 17, 2017, at the age of 92 years. Prayers will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 13 Street SW Medicine Hat, AB on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1451 Strachan Rd SE, Medicine Hat, AB on Saturday, Jan. 21st at 11:00 a.m. with Father Philip Le officiating. A luncheon will follow thereafter in the Holy Family church hall. Interment will follow at Mendham, SK Cemetery. Binkley’s Funeral Service Maple Creek & Leader in charge of arrangements, 306-662-2292. Condolences may be offered to the family at http://www.binkleysfuneralservice.com


RATAUSHK, Ruby

February 1, 1926 – January 11, 2017
Ruby Rataushk passed away January 11 in Calgary, Alberta exactly 7 months after the death of her beloved husband John Rataushk. Ruby was born on February 1, 1926 in Medicine Hat, the youngest child of Johanna (Annie) Esslinger and John Faas. She was the baby of the family and she was the last of her family to pass on. Ruby met and married her childhood sweetheart, John Rataushk, in Medicine Hat and dedicated the next 72 years to him and their children. Throughout their life together, Ruby worked hard to keep a spotless home filled with the wonderful aromas of her supremely delicious baked goods. Although she moved to Calgary in the 1960s, Ruby always loved Medicine Hat best, and she dreamed of moving back. Ruby leaves her son Ken Rataushk and his wife Jan (Wallens) of Calgary; son Wes Rataushk and his wife Sydne (Smith) of Kirkland, Washington; her loving grandchildren Kimberly (Rataushk) Slater and her husband Jeff Slater, Kelsey Rataushk, Riley Rataushk, and Carly Rataushk; and her great grandson Logan Slater.
A memorial service will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, (3610 Sarcee Road SW, Calgary) on Monday, January 23, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Ruby Rataushk, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.


STEHR

Traugott Stehr passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2017, at the age of 96 years, beloved husband of the late Emilie Stehr. He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Shirley (Russel), Stan, and Eugene (Patsy); his grandchildren, TaniaMarie (Grant) and their children, Scott and Teighla; TeraLeigh; Tyler (Dorlisa) and their children, Adelynn and Jaren; Nathan (Amber); Thomas (Veronica) and their daughter, Sawyer Emilie; and Jonathan; one sister, Edna Friemark as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Nickolas and Karolina Stehr; his wife, Emilie on June 4, 2010; three brothers, and one sister. 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. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend. Interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society 200, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 or to the Carmel Hospice (St. Joseph’s Home) c/o 156 – 3 St. NE, Medicine Hat, T1A 5M1. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Traugott Stehr, 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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