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February 28, 2017

By Obituaries on February 28, 2017.

1916 ~ DENNILLIA BISCHOFF ~ 2017

Dennillia "Nellie" Bischoff of Medicine Hat, passed away on Monday, February 13th, 2017 at the age of 100 years. Nellie leaves to cherish her memory five daughters and their families. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. PATRICK'S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 238 – 2nd Avenue NE, on Friday, March 3rd, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Tomy Manjaly, Celebrant. Memorial gifts in Nellie's memory may be made to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre or to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Nellie Bischoff. 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.


HART

Donald “Don” Manning Hart passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the age of 85 years, beloved husband of Fran Hart of Medicine Hat. The funeral service will be held in the Glenview Church of the Nazarene (4235 Black and White Trail) on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. 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 Alzheimer Society, Alberta and Northwest Territories #201, 770 6th Street SW Medicine Hat, AB T1A 4J6. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Don Hart, 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


LEONARD KEAYS

July 30, 1925 ~ February 25, 2017
Leonard Leighton Keays of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of the late Winnifred Keays, passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at the age of 91 years. Leonard leaves to cherish his memory two sons, David (Marlene) of Maple Creek, Saskatchewan and Donald (Tracy) of Medicine Hat; seven grandchildren, Crystal (Jamie), Danielle (Tyson), Harlen, Trent (Chantal), Chelsea (Colin), Whitney (Rob) and Leighton; eight great grandchildren, William, Matthew, Tyce, Kailee, Owen, Alexa, Olivia and Emma; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Leonard was predeceased by his wife, Winnifred in 2005; his parents, Arthur and Elsie Keays; and two sisters, Erla (Ed) Sanderson and Eileen (Harold) Urvold; and brother-in-law, Earl (Mary) Ewing; and sister-in-law, Marge (Joe) Mazzei. Leonard was born in Maple Creek in July of 1925 and was raised on the family ranch where he remained till the early 1980's. Len and Win spent their winters in Punta Gorda, Florida and summers in Cypress Hills Park until they retired to Medicine Hat in 1996. Dad had many hobbies including woodworking, pottery and Barbershop singing. He was active in many community activities and organizations and enjoyed helping others; he will be missed by friends and family. The family wishes to thank the staff at Meadowlands where Len was a resident since 2012. We would also like to extend thanks to the Doctors and staff of 5 West, 4 West and the Palliative Care Unit for the good care they gave Dad over the past 3 weeks. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:55 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment will follow at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Leonard's memory may be made to A.J.‘s Loan Cupboard, P.O. Box 45006, MacKenzie Drug Post Office, Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 0B1 or to the Jasper Centre, Box 1504, Maple Creek, SK, S0N 1N0. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Leonard Keays. 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.


LLOYD

Wayne Lloyd passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the age of 75 years, beloved husband of Joyce Lloyd of Medicine Hat. He also leaves to cherish his memory his nephew, Rob (Jill Cook) Knutson of North Battleford; his aunts and uncles, Verna (Jacques) Leask of Battleford, Elaine Rensby of North Battleford, and Richard (Marcie) Rensby of Colorado; as well as many other nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, Cy and Hazel Lloyd. At Wayne’s request, no funeral service will be held. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the S.P.C.A. – 55 Southwest Drive SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8E8 or the charity of your choice. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Wayne Lloyd, 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


LUTES

WILLARD ALLEN (BILL) LUTES passed away in Okotoks, Alberta on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the age of 86 surrounded by his loving children. Bill was born in Medicine Hat on February 22, 1931 to Willard and Adelia Lutes. He received all of his schooling in Medicine Hat and went to work for his Dad in the family lumber yard at the young age of 16. Bill remained a lumber man for the rest of his life eventually passing on his knowledge and expertise of the lumber business to his 2 sons and now, also a number of his grandchildren. Bill and Evelyn Hansen of Taber met while in high school and were married June 11, 1949. They began their life together in Medicine Hat, followed by a few short years in Calgary and in 1965 they moved to Brooks and founded Lutes Building Centre, which is still family owned and operated 52 years later. Bill enjoyed playing and watching all sports but his passion was golf. He and Evelyn were fortunate to spend many, many winters first in California and then in Arizona which enabled them to golf almost year round. Bill won many Lumberman Tournaments as well as local club championships over the years. Bill was instrumental in bringing grass greens to the Brooks Golf Course. As a Senior Golfer, he qualified to play both in the Provincial and the National Senior Amateur Tournaments. Bill was good with people making great lifelong friends wherever he and Evelyn lived. Bill loved his family and took great pride in his grandchildren and his great grandchildren. He was most excited when a new baby arrived on the scene. He was predeceased by his devoted wife of 61 years, Evelyn, in March of 2011. Left to treasure his memory are his children: Sandra Bell of Lethbridge, Bill Lutes of High River, Janey (Byron) Smith of Brooks and Allen (Wendy) Lutes of Brooks. 11 grandchildren: Will (Keri) Lutes, Julie (Gord) McDonald, Melanie (Terry) Lutes-Vicente, John (Christie) Bell, B.J. Smith, Erin (Jamie) Langley, Tyler (Kendra) Smith, Courtney (Rob) Edmonds, Stacey (Jon) Lutes-Wong, Travis (Melissa) Lutes and Wyatt Lutes as well as 20 great grandchildren. Bill is also survived by his brother Jack (Moira) Lutes of Vancouver, 2 sisters-in-law Viola Francis and Phyllis Anderson and 1 brother-in-law George Forchuk and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 03, 2017 at 11:00 AM from St. Alban’s Anglican Church in Brooks. Reverend Ken Wells officiating. Interment at Brooks Cemetery. In memory of Bill, if friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to either, B.C. and Alberta Guide Dog Services, 7061 Ladner Trunk Road, Delta B.C. V4K 3N3 or the Brooks and District Health Foundation, Bag 300, Brooks, Alberta T1R 1B3.
Cremation is entrusted to Smith Funeral Home Ltd. and Crematorium, Brooks.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to:
SMITH FUNERAL HOME LTD. AND CREMATORIUM, BROOKS, ALBERTA
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