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1924 ~ INEZ BAUMBACH ~ 2017

Vera “Inez” Minota Baumbach was born on February 23rd, 1924 in Calgary, Alberta to Edith and Frederick Appleyard, of Bradford, Yorkshire, England. After a short time in Medicine Hat, the family moved to Walsh, where her parents operated a general store. Mom was a good student, and an excellent athlete, participating in many sports. She graduated from Irvine High School in 1942 and went on to nursing school in Medicine Hat, graduating in 1945. She often told stories about her experiences there, and she made many long-term friends. She was the last member of her nursing class to pass away. Mom was a kind, caring person, and this was evident in her nursing career. She worked as a “visiting nurse” in Calgary, travelling by bus to take care of her patients. She also worked in Brooks as a surgical nurse. Her favourite, though, was working labour/maternity at the Medicine Hat Hospital. She also worked at the Auxiliary Hospital, Central Park Lodge, and the Baptist Haven of Rest. Mom was an active member of Riverside Presbyterian Church, The Wildey Rebekah Lodge, and the nurses’ alumni. Mom was an awesome, caring parent, driving us around for sporting events, cooking, cleaning and most especially playing cards and board games with us – even when we were adults. Family dinners often ended with a rambunctious game of Aggravation, with much laughter. She also loved to play crib and Yahtzee. Even when her memory started to fail her, she was a wicked Yahtzee player. Inez is survived by her daughter, Joan (Greg) Cote; her son, Donald (Lisa), and their families. She was predeceased by her parents; her loving husband, Fred; and her five brothers and sisters. A Come and Go Celebration of Life will be held at SAAMIS CREEKSIDE CENTRE, #11 Dunmore Road SE, on Saturday, April 8th, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Memorial gifts in Inez’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society, #201, 770 – 6th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4J6, or to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre, 666 – 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6, or to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, #101 – 1201 Kingsway Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2Y2 or to the Alberta Heart & 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 Inez Baumbach. 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 ~ GERALD WRIGHT ~ 2017

Gerald “Jerry” Kenneth Wright, beloved husband of Gloria Wright of Medicine Hat, passed away on Monday, April 3rd, 2017 at the age of 78 years. Jerry also leaves to cherish his memory his children, Lynne (Neil) Windjack, Barry Wright, Art (Cheryl) Wright, and Lori Wright; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a sister, Gladys (Jerry) Hunt; two sisters-in-law, Liz Wright and Linda Fischer; a brother-in-law, Henry Bergen; and over fifty nieces and nephews. Jerry was predeceased by his parents, Roy and Mary Wright; five brothers and four sisters. Jerry was born on November 27th, 1938 at Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, the eighth child in a family of eleven. In 1958, Jerry married Gloria Barsness and they farmed in the Webb area, spending many winters in Arizona until finally retiring to Medicine Hat in 1999. Jerry had a great sense of humour and was a kid at heart, always ready for a game of something with the family. The Funeral Service will be held at ST. BARNABAS ANGLICAN CHURCH, 635 – 4th Street SE, on Friday, April 7th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with The Reverend Dr. Oz Lorentzen and The Reverend Canon D. Gene Packwood, co-officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Jerry’s memory may be made to the Carmel Hospice, St. Joseph’s Home, 156 – 3rd Street NE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5M1. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Jerry Wright. 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.


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.


1968 ~ DONNA MERCIER ~ 2017

Donna Glenda Mercier of Medicine Hat, passed away on Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 at the age of 48 years. Donna leaves to cherish her memory her uncle, William Stokes; two cousins, Amanda Skeffington and Brianna McLeod; her best friends, Heather Alexander and Michelle; her caregiver and best friend, Marlene (Keith) Moore; and her dog, Jake the Snake. Donna was predeceased by her mother, Patty Mercier. Donna's family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff in the Palliative Care Unit for their compassion and excellent care. No formal funeral services will be held. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Donna Mercier. 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.


BOB MCKENNA


July 8, 1934 ~ March 27, 2017

Robert Joseph McKenna passed away peacefully in Medicine Hat at the age of 82 years. Along with Joan, his loving wife of 62 years, Bob leaves to cherish his memory: children, Shelli, Greg, Darren, Barry (Sherri) and Bruce (Wanda); grandchildren, Tanis (Sheldon), Bailey (Johnny), Brayden, Kyle (Caitlin), Brennen (Ashley), Nicole (Robin), Riley, Robert, Kaylea (Owen), Ty (Hailey), Chasen, Kaycee and Tami; numerous great-grandchildren; brother, Eugene as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Bob was the youngest of 9 boys born to William and Elizabeth McKenna. He was schooled in Lethbridge, Swift Current and Empress. Following school, Bob joined the Royal Canadian Navy. After his service, he lived in Vancouver, BC., before settling in Lethbridge where he met Joan Lavonne Tollestrup. They were married on November 29, 1955. In 1961, Bob and Joan moved to Medicine Hat where he resided until his passing. Bob held the position of Purchasing Agent for Knight Schmidt Industries for 25 years. After a short career at Acklands, Bob retired to pursue his passions of hunting, fishing and the outdoors. In 2009, Bob was awarded a Lifetime Membership with the Medicine Hat Fish and Game Association where he spent countless hours on various projects for the Association. In his earlier years, Bob devoted most of his free time to minor sports. In Little League Baseball, Bob coached, umpired, was president of Medicine Hat Little League and held the position of District Administrator of Little League Canada. In minor hockey, Bob coached, sometimes more than one team in one season, refereed and was on the Executive Board of Minor Hockey. Best remembered is Bob’s beloved Tiny Mite team, the “Goodyear Rangers”, which he coached for 36 years. He also found time to work the Medicine Hat Tiger games as scorekeeper. Bob was awarded the Order of Merit from the Government of Canada in 1988, for grateful recognition of his contributions to his community. In life, Bob’s greatest passion was hunting, fishing and camping with his family and friends. He was a loving husband, devoted family man and will be sadly missed by those who had the good fortune to know him. The family would like to thank Dr. Mastel and his staff for the care and compassion that they provided to their father for many years. Bob’s life will be celebrated at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. with Major Murray Jaster officiating. A time of fellowship will follow thereafter in the Cook Southland Reception Facility. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at http://www.cooksouthland.com) In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial donations in Bob’s name may be made directly to the SPCA, 55 Southwest Drive S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8, or to the Medicine Hat Fish and Game Association, Box 883, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 7G8. Honoured to serve the family is
Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455


MARGARET DUXBURY

Family and friends gathered privately at the Redcliff Cemetery this past Monday to honour the life of this lovely lady. A life well lived now granted eternal rest.

A life well lived is a legacy
Of joy and pride and pleasure,
A loving, lasting memory
Our grateful hearts will treasure.

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


MARGARET HOBBS

Family and friends united in Cook’s Chapel this past Saturday to reflect on the life of this wonderful lady. Her life is a beautiful memory and will always be remembered.

Those we love don’t go away
They walk beside us every day
Unseen, unheard, but always near
Still loved, still missed, still very dear

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


PAT LITTON

1942 ~ 2017
We are sad to announce the sudden passing of Patricia Litton on Saturday April 1, 2017, at the age of 74 years. Pat is survived by her special friend, Glenn Proseilo; her aunt and close friend, Rose Scofield; her children, Terry (Coreen) Litton, Cindy (Lee) Porter, Rob (Sherry) Litton, Karen (Greg) Fekete, Kathy (Charlie) Singleton and Carol (Darwin) Bernhart; grandchildren and great- grandchildren; Bryan (Ashley), Maddison, Ayden Litton, Stacey (Simon Fettig) Litton, Robyn (Justin Coulter) Wheeler, Savannah Litton, Jordan (Ryan), Asher, Dylan Pancoast, Hayden Porter, Shannon (Ross), Brooke, Bailey, Gavin Stewart, Meagan Litton, Kelly and Lindsay Fekete, Caitlyn Singleton. Pat was predeceased by her husband, Larry Litton; mother, Hilda Soutyre and close friend, Ernie Blechinger. Mina Patricia Gay Morris was born on August 19, 1942, in Chelan, Saskatchewan. She moved to the Lumby/Vernon, B.C. area at a young age where she attended school. While visiting her grand- mother in Bjorkdale, Saskatchewan, she met Larry Litton. They were married on August 22, 1957. Pat was very proud of and spoke often of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her favorite pastimes included reading, gardening and chasing her pets around the house and yard. A private family graveside service will take place at Hillside Cemetery with Life Celebrant Gerry Getz officiating. If friends so desire, charitable donations in Pat’s name may be made directly to the SPCA, 55 Southwest Drive S.W., Medicine Hat, AB. T1A 8E8 or to the Alberta Pound and Rescue Center (APARC), 1002 South Railway Street S.E., Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 2W2 or the Medicine Hat Public Library, 414 – 1 Street S.E, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 0A8. (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


SCHAAN

Andrew Paul Schaan of Ralston, Alberta, passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at the age of 81 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Andrew Schaan, 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


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. One sister, Elizabeth Schile of Medicine Hat; two brothers-in-law, Charles (Bette) Streifel of Victoria and Phillip (Catharine) Streifel of Calgary; one sister-in-law Dorothy LeBlanc of Medicine Hat as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Lambert on December 16, 1976; her parents Ludwig Arnolt in 1972 and Theresa Martha Arnolt in 1968, one brother Frank Arnolt as a child in 1925; two sisters Frances Arnolt as a child in 1925, and Helen Mastel in 2000. Theresa was born October 2, 1925 in Medicine Hat. Growing up during the Great Depression of the 1930's was indeed challenging. After the Second World War, she married the love of her life Lambert Streifel who had served overseas, on September 24, 1946. Two years later they became the parents of their only son Lawrence. Theresa was a life long homemaker who took great pride in her masterful baking especially pies and kuchen. She loved gardening, flowers being her passion. She took great pride in her ability to grow African violets. She also loved jewellery and her pet dogs especially her last dog Peter and her "grand doggy" Oreo. Mom enjoyed music, dancing and bingo. She was a lady of strong Catholic faith to her last days and prayed the rosary, of which she had several, daily. A highlight of her travels were three trips to Las Vegas and trips to Victoria and Ontario. Mom was unafraid to voice her political views and had several lengthy conversations with local, provincial and federal politicians. Mom also had a sense of humour and enjoyed a good joke with anyone who visited. But her most treasured moments were spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren, playing games especially "Old Maid". In 2003, her health condition limited her mobility to venture out, spending her last years at Meadowlands and Good Samaritans Homes. But her attendance at her two grandchildren's weddings were a must. 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


WILLIAM KNODEL

1924 ~ 2017
Mr. William ‘Bill’ Knodel of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of Mrs. Mary Knodel, passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at the age of 92 years. 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


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