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February 8, 2017

By Obituaries on February 8, 2017.

1919 – MARION GOVE – 2017

Marion Edith Gove (nee Campbell) beloved wife of the late Albert Gove, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at the age of 97 years. Marion was born on June 17, 1919 in Keewatin, Ontario and is predeceased by her parents, Norman and Edith Campbell; sister, Eva; and brother, Cecil. She married the love of her life, Albert Gove, on October 4, 1941 in Truro, Nova Scotia. Her memory will be forever treasured and she will be sadly missed by her five children, Norma Kublun, Roberta Barnard (Chris), Don Gove (Linda), Glenn Gove, and Raymond Gove (Linda); seven grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren. Please join us to celebrate Mom’s life on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at 22 Park Meadows Drive SE in the Social Room. A private interment will take place at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Marion Gove. 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 ~ HOWARD OSGOOD ~ 2017

Howard Richard Osgood of Redcliff, passed away on Monday, February 6th, 2017 at the age of 91 years. Howard leaves to cherish his memory his sisters, Norma Sharpe and Velma Pancoast; his brother, Kaye Osgood; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Howard’s Life will be held at CHINOOK VILLAGE, Terrace Room, on Saturday, February 11th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Howard Osgood. 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.


1926 ~ BERTHA JANZEN ~ 2017

Bertha Emilie Janzen (nee Seeman), passed away in Medicine Hat, Alberta on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 at the age of 90 years. Born to Adolf and Emilie (Grams) Seeman in a prairie farmhouse in Sandy Point, Alberta on February 23rd, 1926, she enjoyed the farming life with her family even while living through the Great Depression and World War II. In 1942, Bertha left home to attend the Christian Training Institute in Edmonton, Alberta. There she met a wonderful young man, Eldon Lowell Janzen of Morris, Manitoba. They planned a farming life together, until Eldon felt called to pastoral ministry. Bertha agreed to the change in plans, and they married at the Gnadenfeldt Baptist Church in Sandy Point, Alberta on July 16th, 1946. They soon after traveled to seminary in Rochester, New York and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Bertha was a dedicated pastor’s wife and served at her husband’s side in Valleyview, Alberta; Fenwood, Saskatchewan; Arnprior, Ontario; and the Chicago and New York City areas. Four children were born to them along the way. Bertha’s life revolved around her family and her strong faith and service to the Lord. In her quiet and unassuming way she taught Sunday School, led women’s groups and mentored young mothers, played piano, and sang solos in the choir, affecting many lives along the way. Her example helped pass on a legacy of spiritual faith in Christ to her children, who are all thankful. Bertha was a homemaker until her oldest child started college. Then a notable aptitude in math landed her a bookkeeping job at Graybar Electric, where she worked until retirement. Bertha and Eldon spent several retirement years in Kelowna, British Columbia before moving to South Country Village in Medicine Hat in the 1990’s, where she very much enjoyed reconnecting with people from her youth.
Bertha loved singing and many kinds of crafting. She could sew anything from Barbie clothes to wedding dresses, and could take the simplest things and create beautiful decorations. She had little time for television or movies – she was productive.
Bertha is predeceased by her husband, parents, and brothers, Ernest (Linda) Wuerfel, Gustav (Elsie) Wuerfel, and Walter (Bertha) Wuerfel. She is survived by her loving children; Sharon (Timothy) Hawes, Dale (Coni) Janzen, Douglas (Zarah) Janzen, and Evangeline (Victor) Kovach; nine grandchildren (plus one more on the way), and six great grandchildren.
A Celebration of Bertha’s Life will be held in WUERFEL AUDITORIUM at South Country Village, 1720 Bell Street SW, on Friday, February 10th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery.
Thanks to the staff at South Country Village for many years of friendly service. Inexpressible thanks and gratitude to Wes and Renee Wuerfel for their genuine and unceasing love and care for their Aunt Bertha’s every need over many years. You both are angels from heaven. Mom – our loving hearts miss you, but we know you are with the Lord and are enjoying reunions with many loved ones. ‘Til we meet again!
Memorial gifts in Bertha’s memory may be made to South Country Village, Wuerfel Auditorium Sound System, 1720 Bell Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5G1. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Bertha Janzen. 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.


1940 ~ LUCILLE EDWARDS ~ 2017

It is with heavy hearts we say goodbye to our Mom, Lucille Edwards, beloved wife of the late Rick Edwards. A Celebration of Lucille’s Life was held yesterday at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL. 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.


JOHN EDWARD (ED) FRANCIS

John Edward (Ed) Francis, 90, died peacefully Feb 1 after a courageous struggle with Alzheimers. A loving, kind and generous man, Ed is survived by his wife, Mary Daly-Francis of Drumheller, his daughters, Lesley Francis of Edmonton and Lea (Darcy) Polny of Camrose, his step-children, David (Brenda) Daly of Munson; Arlene (Ron) Hendrickson of Camrose, Douglas Daly (Anne Madsen) of Blue Lake, California, Alison (Randy) Baglole of PEI, and Janice Daly of Carbon as well as 22 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
He was predeceased by his first wife Mary Elizabeth Francis, his parents, Mary and George Francis, his sister Vera Williams, his brother Alan Francis, his daughter-in-law Melinda Daly, his granddaughters Rayle Stern and Amberlei Brock as well as numerous other family members and friends.
Ed was born July 26, 1926 in Carmangay, AB to Mary and George Francis. He joined the Canadian Army during World War II and was always extremely proud of his service to his country. His career path took him from the armed forces to banking to Branch 17 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Medicine Hat in 1958 where he was secretary-treasurer and then manager until his retirement in 1987. He was also a member of Toastmasters and served on the board of Fifth Avenue United Church in Medicine Hat. Ed’s greatest passions were reading, music, puns, chocolate, cars and dancing. His strength, his humor and his smile left a lasting impression on anyone fortunate enough to meet him. Ed dearly loved his family and we loved him.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Friday, February 10 at Knox United Church, Drumheller with interment to take place 2 p.m., Saturday, February 11 at Hillside Cemetery in Medicine Hat. Arrangements made by Courtney-Winters Funeral Home & Cremation Services.


MARIAN RAE

1918 ~ 2017
Mrs. Marian Rae, beloved wife of the late J.H. Spencer Rae, passed away at the Sunnyside Nursing Home in Medicine Hat on Monday, February 6, 2017, at the age of 98 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


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