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March 28, 2017

By Obituaries on March 28, 2017.

1920 ~ ANDY ROTH ~ 2017

Andrew "Andy" Peter Roth of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of the late Anne Roth, passed away on Sunday, March 26th, 2017 at the age of 96 years. Andy leaves to cherish his memory two daughters, Deborah (Robert) Townsend and Pam (Medhat) Salem; one brother, Peter Roth; one sister, Josephine (John) Holton; special friend, Margaret Loran; two sisters-in-law, Mary Roth and Enge Kessler; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Andy was predeceased by his wife, Anne; his parents, Joseph and Elizabeth Roth; one daughter in infancy; two brothers, Jack Roth and George Roth; and five sisters, Margaret, Anna, Barbara, Magdelina and Sister Elizabeth Roth. Andy was born on May 9th, 1920 in Bow Island and was raised and educated south of Bow Island. He joined and served with the Canadian Army from 1940 until 1946. Andy met and married Anne on October 12th, 1948 at St. Anthony's Church in Granlea, Alberta. Together they farmed south of Bow Island from 1948 until 1973. They retired to Bow Island in 1973 before moving to Medicine Hat in 1993. Andy's faith was very important to him. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and enjoyed woodworking, crafts, gardening, vacations, cruises and the company of his family and friends who will miss him dearly. Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE. on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at HOLY FAMILY PARISH, 1451 Strachan Road SE, on Thursday, March 30th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Philip Le, Celebrant. A private interment will follow in the Roman Catholic Section at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Andy's memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society, 201, 770 – 6th Street SW. Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 4J6. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Andy. 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 ~ BERT BOUMAN ~ 2017

Libertus “Bert” Arend Wynand Bouman, aged 91, passed calmly on Sunday, March 26th, 2017, under the compassionate care of the staff at Haven Care Centre. Bert leaves behind his wife of 62 ½ years, Johanna (Hans) Bouman; his daughters, Joanne DeJong (Jay), Bernice Bouman (David Peacock), and Audrey Bain (Bruce); and his son, Harry Bouman. Bert was “Opa” to eight grandchildren, Mike, Erica, Anita, Cory, David, Ian, Jennifer and Clinton; and Great “Opa” to Jaxon, Journey, Mallory, Luca, Rex and one more soon to arrive. He was predeceased by his younger brother, Henk Bouman. Bert was born on January 25th, 1926 in Groningen, the Netherlands, and grew up in Apeldoorn. He fought with the “Resistance”, served in the Dutch East Indies, and later worked in import and export in Indonesia. After returning home, Bert decided to begin a life in Canada. He was sponsored by a friend from the war (Mr. Rex Hazelaar) and soon after convinced Hans to come over and marry him. Bert had many occupations in those early years, but for ten of them, they raised their family in the Sargeant’s Mess where the couple tended bar. Bert worked as a custodian at Medicine Hat College and finally retired in sales from Freddie’s Paint & Wallpaper. The Bouman family grew close to other Dutch families (Hazelaar, Vonk, Van Erde, Falk) and Bert and Hans became members of the Legion and the Dutch Canadian Club. Bert, however, preferred being in his own home beside his wife. The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to Helen Santer (RN) and the thoughtful staff at Haven Care Centre, their physician, Dr. Monty, and all of their friends for their support. The Funeral Service will be held at WUERFEL AUDITORIUM, 1720 Bell Street SW, on Thursday, March 30th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Bob Findley officiating. Family and close friends are invited to Saamis Prairie View Cemetery immediately following the funeral service. Those who would like to join the family can have the opportunity to “Toast Bert” at the Medicine Hat Legion Canteen at 4:00 p.m. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Bert Bouman. 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.


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing on Saturday, March 25th, 2017 of Florence Nelsen, beloved wife for 65 years of Leonard Nelsen. Florence leaves to cherish her memory three daughters, Doris Barnes, Elaine (Doug) Turner, and Renee (Maurice) Trottier; nine grandchildren: Aurora (Bobby), Rhett (Lynda), Sonja (Ryan), Brittney (Ryan), Gisele (Dave), Celeste (Graham), Claire (Anthony), Dominic, and Stefan; and nine great grandchildren; her sister, Gladys Quast; her brother, Elmer (Gladys) Mayer; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Florence was predeceased by her son, Eugene; a son-in-law, Hank; a grandson-in-law, Steve; brother, Harvey (Marje); and brother-in-law, Tom.
Florence was born in Medicine Hat and raised in the Pashley area. For a short time she was employed with the Medicine Hat General Hospital. She met Leonard and they were married in December 1951. Together they made their home on the farm north of Irvine until 1997, at which time they moved to Medicine Hat.
Throughout the years, Florence was actively involved in her community; the Irvine Peace United Church, Irvine Complex, 20 Mile Post Days, the Clearwater Hall, and provided support to the Irvine Chinook Club.
For several years, Florence and Leonard enjoyed being part of the Good Sam RV Club.
Florence enjoyed music, dancing, gardening, painting, and nature.
A highlight of Florence’s life was taking several rural extension courses. She loved learning new skills. Since moving to Medicine Hat, Florence joined an art group and learned to paint. Her many beautiful works decorate her children’s and grandchildren’s homes. Florence developed a passion for reading and became an avid reader over the past several years.
A private family service will be held. Those wishing to remember Florence may do so with a gift to the Medicine Hat & District Health Foundation, 666 – 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6, or to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation, #124, 430 – 6th Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2S8. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Florence Nelsen. 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.


1938 ~ BEA McCALLUM ~ 2017

Beatrice "Bea" McCallum of Redcliff, beloved wife of the late James "Jim" McCallum, passed away on Sunday, March 19th, 2017 at the age of 78 years. The Funeral Service was held yesterday at ST. JOHN'S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Bea McCallum. Funeral arrangements 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.


BANCESCU

Joyce Elaine Bancescu of Medicine Hat, passed away on Wednesday March 22, 2017, at the age of 79 years, beloved wife of the late Gus Bancescu. She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Shirley Ann (Bill) Kuntz, Mary Lou (Will) Collie, and Jeff Bancescu; eight grandchildren, Corey, Cameron, Jeremy, Ryan, Brady, Brendan, Tanner and Riley. She was predeceased by parents, George “Jake” and Claria Armstrong; her husband Gus Bancescu on March 20, 2005; and one son, Gardelle Bancescu on November 25, 2011. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Tuesday evening, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. The graveside service will be held in the Ravenscrag Cemetery (Saskatchewan) on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the “Halo” c/o Southern Alberta Medic Air Society, #12 49 Viscount Ave SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 5G4. Please make cheques payable to Southern Alberta Medic Air Society or to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 101 – 1201 Kingsway Ave SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 2Y2 . To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Joyce Bancescu , 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


MATTHEWS, Harold

– Mr. Harold Matthews, a 43 year member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union, Local 496, passed away March 21, 2017. The Officers, Members & Staff extend their deepest sympathy.


KEATING

Bernadette Esther Keating, 53 years old, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 26, 2017 in the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital. She was born on February 13,1964, in Creston B.C., to Ben & Deloris Christie. Bernie enjoyed life and it's simple pleasures to the fullest; making sure to stay connected to her three children and their families, despite being spread across two provinces. But, nothing meant more to her than spending as much time as possible with her grandchildren. Bernie had an ability to put all of life's problems aside to enjoy the moment and appreciate quality time. She is survived by her three children (William, David & Kaitlin), siblings (Alice, Chris & David), father (Ben), grandmother (Charlotte) and 6 grandchildren. Family, friends and others may pay their respects at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Saturday from 9:00 to 9:55 a.m. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Everyone is invited to reminisce, grieve and support each other. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Bernadette Keating, 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


LEHR

The family of Rosa Mary Lehr would like to invite family and friends to attend a graveside service in honour of Rosa. The celebration of life will be held in the Hillside Cemetery on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Anyone wishing to attend should meet inside the cemetery gates at 1:45 p.m.
Funeral Arrangements are by the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 540 South Railway St. SE, Medicine Hat T1A 4C2


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