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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.


1937 ~ MARLENE CHOMIN ~ 2017

Marlene Ruth Chomin, beloved wife of Kenneth Chomin of Medicine Hat, passed away on Monday, April 3rd, 2017 at the age of 80 years after a battle with cancer. Marlene also leaves to cherish her memory three children, Darcie (Alan) Wilson of Midland, Michigan, Kevin (Brenda) Chomin of Vernon, BC, and Dwayne (Tracy) Chomin of Edmonton; six grandchildren, Jacquelyn (Ryan), Ryan (Gabrielle), Andrea, Scott, Matthew (Madeline), and Nicole (Trevor); six great-grandchildren; and one brother, Danny Smith of Walsh. Marlene was predeceased by her parents, Ronald and Ruth Smith; and one sister, Sharon. Marlene was born on January 27th, 1937 in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan and was raised in Mossbank, Saskatchewan. The family settled in Moose Jaw where Marlene received her education and met her future husband, Ken. They were married in Moose Jaw in 1957 and then settled in Calgary where Ken was employed with Imperial Oil. They were transferred to Redwater, and then Fort St. John, with a final move to Medicine Hat. Marlene was an avid gardener and enjoyed craftwork, walking, skating, golfing, and playing crib. She loved train sets, traveling, and was a loyal Tigers fan, and she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. A Private Family Time of Remembrance will be held. Memorial gifts in Marlene’s memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Marlene Chomin. 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. 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. 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.


1951 ~ ALLAN SAILER ~ 2017

Allan Wayne Sailer of Medicine Hat, passed away with his family by his side on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the age of 66 years. He leaves to cherish his memory three children, Angela (Leonard) Waldner, Travis (Nicky) Sailer, and Clinton (Tara) Sailer; his former spouse, Marilyn Sailer; and his brother, Evan (Marie) Sailer; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Allan was predeceased by his parents, Walter and Lorraine Sailer; as well as his sister, Debbie Gleaves. Allan was born on March 15, 1951 in Medicine Hat where he was raised and educated. He married Mar Morris on February 16, 1973 and they were blessed with three children. Allan was known for his strong will and passion for music, reading, and the great outdoors. He had a special love for his children and grandchildren. In 1979 he and Marilyn decided to separate and Allan moved to BC to work and raise his sons. He lived and worked there for many years until the passing of his sister and father at which time he returned to Medicine Hat. He remained in Medicine Hat until the time of his passing. Family and friends will gather to pay their respects at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Friday, April 7, 2017 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Memorial and Life Celebration and a private family interment will take place at a later date. Memorial gifts in Allan’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 2P5, or to the Medicine Hat & District Health Foundation, Palliative Care Unit, 666 – 5 Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Allan Sailer. 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


BRODIE

Mr. William “Bill” Gordon Brodie passed away on Wednesday April 5, 2017, at the age of 74 years, beloved husband of Elaine Brodie of Burstall, Saskatchewan. Family and friends will gather for prayers in the Burstall Community Hall on Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated in the Burstall Community Hall (951 Railway Avenue) on Tuesday April 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Hoang Nguyen officiating. Private family interment will take place in the Burstall Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Burstall Community Hall 951 Railway Avenue, S0N 0H0. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: William Brodie, 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


DR. GORDON FREDERIK ROSE

May 9, 1950 ~ April 1, 2017
After a long and hard-fought battle with cancer, Gord passed away with his family at his side. Gord was born May 9, 1950, in Medicine Hat, Alberta. He was raised in Redcliff and attended grades 1-9 there. He went to Medicine Hat High School for grades 10-12. After high school Gord spent several years deciding what he would do with his life, and developing lifelong friendships in the process. He worked as a lifeguard, a trainman on the CPR, and in a sawmill. Gord’s decision to become a doctor was surprising, but once made, he threw his considerable ability into the effort. He attended Medicine Hat College for two years, and then medical school at the University of Toronto. Gord interned in Victoria, B.C. He married Kathy, and they settled in Roseburg, Oregon. There they raised three daughters, and Gord developed a successful medical practice. More recently, Gord and his new life partner, Teresa, lived in Las Vegas for two years, and in Australia for three. When Gord learned of his severe illness, he researched the location of the best hospital for treating leukemia. With help from his brother Dave, and sister Beth, Gord medevac’d to the Mayo Hospital in Phoenix. He spent the final year of his life surrounded by his family as he persevered in a struggle to overcome his disease. Gord is survived by his three daughters, Jennifer, Amanda (Dan), and Laura, and their mother Kathy. His partner, Teresa Remington, and her son Kyle, also survive him. Gord is also survived by his siblings Dennis (Brenda), Kenneth (Diana), Beth (Byron) and Dave (Liz), as well as a close cousin Al Grose, Aunt Ruth, and numerous nieces and nephews. His parents, Norm and Anna Rose, as well as his grandparents, Fred and Ella Jorgenson and Archie and Lily Rose predeceased him. A nephew, Shane Dreger, also predeceased him.
A family memorial will be held when Gord’s ashes are spread by his daughters, siblings, Teresa and Kathy, into the Gulf of Mexico; one of his favorite places on earth.


MICHAEL THOME

“Although We Cannot See You,
You Are Always At Our Side.”

These words were prominently displayed at this past Tuesday’s celebration in honour of Mike Thome. His legacy lives on through his family and many friends.

"A hard working man,
with the Lord as his guide,
Always watching over you,
Always at your side.”

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


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