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April 4, 2017

By Obituaries on April 4, 2017.

1949 ~ JACQUELYN "JACQUIE" PENNER ~ 2017

How do we tell the world about the vivacious gem that we have all lost? Jacquelyn Ann Penner (nee Schelske) passed away April 2, 2017 and we’re gonna’ miss her bigtime and don’t know how we’ll manage without her. She was an incredible sister, friend, leader, teacher, patron of the arts and mentor. She loved life and people and was proud of her students, colleagues and family. Jacquelyn was with Medicine Hat College for 25 years, beginning as an instructor at the Brooks campus, later in Medicine Hat becoming Dean of Business in 2004. Growing the business program, building relationships in the community and supporting the creation of the Entrepreneurial Development Centre (EDC) are among her many accomplishments. She was also the driving force behind the creation of Mount Royal University Bachelor of Business Administration program at the college as well as the annual “Connecting Students to Business” dinner. She has also served as the chair of the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce, director of the Economic Development Alliance of Southeast Alberta, chair of the Community Futures Board plus board member of the Medalta Society and member of the Rotary Club. Jacquelyn was recognized for her accomplishments and contributions to the community, receiving the Women in Business 2013 Inspire Award and was named one of the 50 Most Influential People 2013 by Alberta Venture magazine. Jacquelyn was predeceased by her parents, Molly (nee Elliott) and Ephraim Schelske of Bassano. She will be sorely missed by her siblings, Marie Schelske, Sheila and Brian Beer, Cara Schelske, Phyllis and Ken Riley, Bruce and Wendy Schelske, Betty Schelske, John Schelske and Suzanne Walker, Avis Schelske and Tom Hochman, plus many devoted nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles. Jacquelyn loved people, especially her students, and was the loudest cheerleader for each person she knew. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Medicine Hat College Theatre, 299 College Drive, Medicine Hat, AB. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to The Friends of Medalta Society, 713 Medalta Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 3K9. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Jacquelyn Penner. 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.


CARL CULLIHALL

Family and friends united in Cook’s Chapel this past Friday to honour the life of Carl Cullihall. A meaningful service by Major Murray Jaster provided peace and hope for those in attendance.

He followed the pathway to Heaven,
The stairway he did climb…
A journey to eternal life,
One step at a time.


His Life Lived…
His Life Cherished…
His Life Honoured.

Courtesy of
Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455


HELEN APPLETON CANTWELL

1926 ~ 2017
It is with heavy hearts that family announce their Mom and best friend passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Sunday, April 2, 2017. She will live on in the hearts of her children, Ken Appleton, Joanne Stickle, Susan Pahl and their families. Further announcements will follow upon completion of the arrangements. (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


MARY TORGERSON


December 23rd,1937 ~ April 1st, 2017


On April 1st, 2017, Mary passed away peacefully in her sleep to join her loving husband, Ron of 60 years; and her beloved daughter, Debbie. Mary is survived by one daughter, Rhonda (Brad) Pearson; two sons, Mark Torgerson and Len Torgerson (fiancée, Lynzey); seven grandchildren, Kara (Dave) Clarke, Scott (Janine) Mastel, Jessica Mastel, Jennessa Torgerson, Jamie Torgerson, Ryder Torgerson and Stephanie (Anthony) Kerr; five great grandchildren; two sisters, Natalie (Clem) Baier and Catherine (Alan) Donnelly; and Shelly Prins, who was like a daughter to her; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by her daughter, Debbie; and her loving husband, Ron; her parents, Alexander and Helen Skrypetz; and one brother, William Skrypetz. Mary was born in Prelate, Saskatchewan where she grew up on the family farm. She met Ron when she was in high school and the sweethearts married in February 1955. They enjoyed 60 happy years together and renewed their vows during a family ceremony in Cabo San Lucas. Ron and Mary loved children and couldn’t wait to start a family. Their first, Debbie, was born in December 1956, Rhonda in August 1958, Len in September 1961 and Mark in July 1969. Mary was a loving mother and always put her family first. In between raising a family, Mary was an extremely hard worker and spent time working at Dominion Glass Factory in Redcliff, the Simpsons Sears Catalogue Department in Medicine Hat and the Southview Mall lottery ticket kiosk. She was also a talented cook and an enthusiastic host. Ron and Mary always had their door open to others, and often had a house full of people. Mary would always ensure there was plenty of food to eat and was famous for her canning and pickling. Her Torgerson pickle recipe is a closely guarded family secret and no family gathering is complete without them. Mary loved fashion and clothing and was known amongst the grandchildren for being a “cool” grandma. She loved buying gifts for family and was known for giving the best toys at Christmas. Ron, Mary and the children spent many days camping at Elkwater, starting out tenting, then a small trailer and finally a motor home which they took on many trips around Alberta, USA and British Columbia going to Vancouver for Expo 1986. The love of Mary’s life was her husband, children and their siblings who she was so proud of. In lieu of flowers and in the spirit of Mary Torgerson’s love for animals, we would ask that you please make a donation to the SPCA, 55 Southwest Drive SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8. The family invites you to join them for a Celebration of Life and Reception immediately following the service at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Friday, April 7th, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment will follow the reception at Hillside Cemetery. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Mary Torgerson. 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.


MARY WESOLOWSKI

Mary’s life was honoured this past Friday in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan. Although she is gone from this earth, she is reunited with those
who had gone before her.

…and when you come this way alone,
I’ll greet you with a smile
and say, “Welcome Home”

Her Life Lived…
Her Life Cherished…
Her Life Honoured.
Courtesy of

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455


ROBERT JAMES "JIM" CULVER

February 15, 1952 ~ March 31, 2017

It is with broken hearts that we, the family of the late Mr. Robert James “Jim” Culver, beloved husband of Rhonda, announce his passing on Friday, March 31, 2017, at the age of 65 years. Along with Rhonda, his loving wife of over 42 years, Jim leaves to cherish his memory: two sons, Randy (Haley) and beloved grandchildren, Sierra and Chase; Jason (Beth); siblings, Linda (Willie) Andruschak of Hays, Dianne (Gary) Secrist of Enchant, Joanne (Keith) Olson of Coaldale, Terry (Ken) Franz of Retlaw, Jack (Kathleen) Culver of Sparwood, B.C., Jerry (Daralee) Culver of Medicine Hat, Rocky (Michelle) Culver of Elkford, B.C., Samantha (Randy) Colmer of Sparwood, B.C., Ronda Culver of Lethbridge and Tracey Culver of Surrey, B.C.; in-laws, Ken (Janet) Whitmore of Taber, Shirley Meier of Hays and Monty (Trudy) Whitmore of Taber. Jim is also survived by 23 nephews, 30 nieces, 21 great-nephews, 22 great-nieces and 5 great-great-nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Joe Culver and mother, Thelma Culver. Jim met and later married Rhonda Whitmore on October 4, 1974. Together they farmed and owned and operated Culver Construction Ltd. in Retlaw, AB., while raising their two sons. In 2009, Jim and Rhonda moved to Medicine Hat where he continued to enjoy spending time with his friends at the Royal Canadian Legion in both Vauxhall and Medicine Hat. Jim loved his family and time spent with his precious grandchildren. He also always made time for his nieces and nephews whom he held very dear. Jim’s life will be honoured and his memory cherished without the proceedings of a formal funeral service. The family welcomes friends to visit the house to share memories and stories in the coming days. If friends so desire, memorial donations in Jim’s name may be made directly to the Vauxhall Regional Fire Department c/o MD of Taber, 4900B – 50 Street, Taber, Alberta, T1G 1T2, an organization that was near and dear to Jim’s heart with Jim Culver Construction Ltd. being a driving force in constructing it. (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


STREIFEL

Mrs. Theresa Streifel of Medicine Hat, passed away on Friday, March 31, 2017, at the age of 91 years, beloved wife of the late Lambert Streifel. She leaves to cherish her memory her son, Lawrence (June) Streifel; two grandchildren, Laurianne Streifel and Christopher (Leeanne) Streifel; two great grandchildren, Tayden and Madilee. Family and friends will gather for prayers in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. Those who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Thursday, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. or at the church on Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:25 a.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated in Holy Family Parish (1451 Strachan Road SE) on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Philip Le celebrant. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Theresa Streifel, 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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