July 18th, 2018

May 2, 2017

By Obituaries on May 2, 2017.

1920 ~ EILEEN GARMAN ~ 2017

Eileen Garman of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Stanley Garman, passed away on Thursday, April 27th, 2017 at the age of 96 years. Eileen leaves to cherish her memory one son, Bill Garman (Erika); one daughter, Marcia Garman; four grandchildren, Terri Nowak, Todd (Debbie) Garman, Cory (Shanna) Garman and Lindsay Garman; three great grandchildren, Madison, Carter and Tanner; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Eileen was predeceased by her husband, Stanley; her parents, Samuel and Gertrude Laidlaw; and all her siblings. Eileen was born on October 6th, 1920 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan and was raised south of Climax, Saskatchewan. She married Stanley on October 8th, 1938 and together they farmed in Frontier, Saskatchewan for 30 years. After their retirement in 1968, Eileen and Stanley moved to Medicine Hat. Eileen enjoyed golfing, reading, playing scrabble and watching sports. She will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by her family and friends. The Funeral Service will be held at ST. JOHN'S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 504 – 2nd Street SE, on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Dr. Nancy Cocks officiating. A private interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Eileen's memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Medicine Hat & District Branch, 102, 73 – 7th Street SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 1J2 or to the CNIB, 102, 520 – 2nd Street SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 0C6. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Eileen Garman. 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.


1928 ~ BERT STEVENSON ~ 2017

It is with great sorrow the family of Thomas "Bert" Stevenson wish to announce that Bert passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 27th, 2017 at the age of 89 years. Bert leaves to cherish his memory three children,
Tom Stevenson (Debbie Boswell)
and children, Morgan, Taylor and Kenny,
Sandra (Jim)

Nash
and children, Nicole (Lawry) and Jason (Jenna) and
Debbie (Jamie) Wall
and children, Trehia, Brody and Amber; five great grandchildren, Isobella, Johnathan, Cooper, Mason and Harper; one sister, Edna (Med) Demers; two sisters-in-law, Pearl (Robert) Young and Connie (Arnold) Haughland; special companion, Betty Harrower; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Bert was predeceased by his wife, Mabelle “Marie” Stevenson; his parents, Harry and Elizabeth Stevenson; three brothers, Harry, Jack and Alick; and three sisters, Anne, Eva and May. Bert was born on January 8th, 1928 at Leask, Saskatchewan, then moved to Shell Lake in 1941. At age 18 he went to work on the Alaskan Highway as a linesman where he met his wife of 54 years, Marie Rogers who passed away in March of 2009. They lived in various places throughout British Columbia before moving to Grande Prairie and in 1969 moved the family to Medicine Hat where he retired from AGT in 1983. Bert then took up his passion for golf by opening his own custom golf club repair shop. He continued his love of golf by touring the provinces golfing at well over 100 different courses. Bert was proud of golfing and "winning" various senior summer games at all age levels. He enjoyed companionship with his special friend, Betty Harrower. They enjoyed 5 years of various activities within the community as well as traveling. Bert was a past Grandmaster in the Masonic Lodge. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. A private interment will take place at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Bert's memory may be made 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 Bert Stevenson. 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.


1931 ~ ALICIA JEAN SUDERMAN ~ 2017

Alicia "Lish" Suderman (nee Wallace), long-time resident of Redcliff, Alberta, passed away quietly at the age of 85, on Friday, April 28th, 2017, surrounded by family. Lish had made it known that she intended to be dancing with her husband on their anniversary, April 28th, and that is exactly what she did. Lish was predeceased by her husband, Lloyd (2008), her parents, Joseph and Jeannie Wallace, and her two brothers, Douglas and Robert Wallace. She is survived by one brother, Murray Wallace (Joyce) of Vancouver; her children, Jean Renner (Garnet), Lloyd Suderman (Krystal), Sandy Suderman, and Sherri Suderman; her grandchildren, Jeremiah Renner (Brekke), Sarah Renner (Darren), Ali Jones (Curtis), Ashlea Suderman, Aaron Suderman, Amy Jones (Joe), Matthew Jones, and Kaylea Suderman; as well as two great grandchildren, Jade and Ella Renner. Lish loved to cook and shared her talents with family, friends, and professionally at numerous eating establishments in the area. Her eagle-eye served her well as an accomplished dart player. She enjoyed playing cards and spent many years camping and fishing.
It was Lish's express wish that there not be a funeral. Instead there will be a Memorial Come and Go gathering to pay your respects and share a "Lish story" at the REDCLIFF ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION, 302 Broadway Avenue East, on Saturday, May 6th, 2017 from 15:00 until 17:00. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to the Redcliff Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Mum was a life-time member of the Legion and preformed the duties of Sargent of Arms for 16 years. Keep on dancing, Mum! Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Alicia Suderman. 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.


1935 ~ ANDY KERNER ~ 2017

It’s with heavy hearts, the family of Andrew David Kerner “Andy”, announce his passing on Monday, April 24th, 2017 at the age of 82 years. Andy is survived by his wife of 55 years, Emma; his sons, Kevin (Shelly) Kerner, Kim (Shauna) Kerner, and Lynette (Brian) Boschee; six grandchildren, Samantha Boschee (Jon), Houston Boschee (Shelby), Kelsea Kerner (Justin), Wyatt Kerner, Whitney Kerner, and Colton Kerner; two great-grandchildren, Dylynn and Easton Smith; three brothers, Lawrence (Lucette) Kerner, Tony (Gail) Kerner, and Henry (Alda) Kerner; one sister, Cathy (Al) Davis; in-laws, Delores McMullan, Valerie Vurcurvich, Diana Garrecht, Pam (Micheal) David, Randy (Brenda) Garrecht, and Rob (Darlene) Garrecht; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Andy was predeceased by his parents, Anton and Magdelena Kerner; his brothers, Francis, John, Joe, and Bill; his sisters, Anna, Julia, Emily and Zelma; as well as numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Andy met his soulmate, Emma, in 1960 and they were married on August 7th, 1961 in Bow Island. Andy worked in seismic for 23 years out of Calgary. In 1975, he moved his family to Medicine Hat and went into partnership with his brother, Henry, in the trucking industry expanding to what it is today. Andy took great joy in spending time with family following each and every one with all their activities. He also enjoyed going out to Rieger’s Terminal every day and was still seen on the trucks from time to time. Fishing and hunting were some of his favourite activities and the last few years he enjoyed going for coffee with his coffee buddies. Andy was very active with all of these activities until the time of his passing. Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be said at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Thursday, May 4th, 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, May 5th, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. with Father Philip Le, Celebrant. Interment will take place at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Andy’s memory may be made to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, #124, 430 – 6th Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2S8, or to Foothills Medical Centre, Intensive Care Unit, 1403 – 29th Street NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 2T9. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Andy Kerner. 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.


1929 ~ 2017
Mrs. Irene May Downie, beloved wife of the late Mr. Duncan Downie passed away at St. Joseph’s Carmel Hospice on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at the age of 87 years. She leaves to cherish her memory, sisters-in-law, Roberta Burr and Bev Downie, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The family will honour Irene’s life with a private graveside service with Life Celebrant Gerry Getz officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made in Irene’s name to the Medicine Hat Health Foundation c/o Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre, 666 – 5 Street SW Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4H6. (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


KATHY DAWSON

March 4, 1965 ~ April 27, 2017

Surrounded by her family and close friends, Katharine Louise Dawson of Seven Persons, Alberta; beloved wife of Rick Dawson, went home to be with the Lord, on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at the age of 52 years after a brave battle with cancer. Kathy was born on March 4, 1965, in Brooks, Alberta to Peter and Margaret Hansen; the first of four daughters. She attended Duchess School throughout her childhood and teen years. In 1983, at the age of 18, she married Ron Barg. They farmed in the rural Brooks area and started their family in 1985, where they had their three children. In the spring of 1994, the family moved to Seven Persons. On October 14, 2006, Kathy married, Rick Dawson. She was an active member of her church and community. Kathy will be remembered as a loving and accepting mother and grandma. She was known for her ability to take something ordinary and make it beautiful. Kathy had a generous and compassionate heart and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her husband, Rick Dawson; children, Pamela Barg, Victoria (Brett) Seidler, and Joshua (Nichole) Barg; step-daughter, Candice (Dylan) Jury; grandchildren, Hailey, Jaycee, Connor, and Tahner Seidler, Jesse, Gage, Lucas, Sophia and Adreiona Barg; parents, Peter and Margaret Hansen; sisters, Beverley (Steve) Neigum, Wanda (John) Evans and Arlene (Blaine) Zandbelt; grandmother, Elizabeth Hansen, as well as many nieces and nephews. If friends so desire, memorial donations in Kathy’s name can be made to the Seven Persons Community Church, P.O. Box 129, Seven Persons, AB., T0K 1Z0. A celebration of Kathy’s life will be held in the Seven Persons Community Hall, Seven Persons, on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., with Pastor Maury McNeil officiating. A time of fellowship will follow the service in the Community Hall. (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


McGILLIVRAY

Elva Agnes McGillivray of Medicine Hat, passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2017, at the age of 101 years, beloved wife of the late John “Cuyler” McGillivray. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Helen Reid officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. 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 to the Peace United Church, 28 Pacific Ave, Irvine, Alberta T0J 1V0. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Elva McIllivray, 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


PATRICIA ANN PHILLIPS

April 9, 1945 ~ May 1, 2017

Mrs. Patricia Ann Phillips (nee Langille), passed away surrounded by her family, on Monday, May 1, 2017 at the age of 72 years. Pat is survived by loving husband of 48 years, Bill; son, Lash (Jody) Phillips; daughter, Nicole (Frances) Carrier and her cherished granddaughters, Dakota Carrier and Treslie Phillips all of Medicine Hat, Alberta. She also leaves behind sisters, Bessie (Denny) and Marlene; brothers Jim and Vaughn; special Aunt Dorothy as well as numerous sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. Pat was born on April 9, 1945 in Springhill, Nova Scotia to Mike and Irene Langille. She graduated from Oxford Regional High School and went on to complete a degree at the Halifax Auxiliary School of Nursing. She married Bill Phillips after meeting him in 1969 in the Yukon. After spending a few years living in Calgary, AB. and Fort St. John, BC., they settled down in Medicine Hat. They opened several businesses over the years such as Bill’s Equipment Rentals and Pat’s Touch of Country gift store. Pat always had a flair for crafts and went on to win several awards for top floral design during her time with Michael’s Crafts and Gifts. Pat and Bill could often be found at their cabin at 40 Mile Park, which they spent many years enjoying. They always had a soft spot for cats and their current cat, Micah even visited with Pat during her final weeks at St. Joseph’s Home. Above all, she cherished her time being Nana to her granddaughters. A Celebration of Pat’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street SW., Medicine Hat, on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant Gerry Getz officiating. Interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Pat’s life. If friends so desire, memorial donations in Pat’s name can be made directly to the Medicine Hat SPCA, 55 Southwest Drive SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 8E8. The family would like to thank all the staff at St. Joseph’s Carmel Hospice and Alberta Health Palliative Care for their care, kindness and dedication that they showed for Pat and all of her family. (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


VICTORIA BOSER

1944 ~ 2017
It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the passing of Victoria Magdaline Boser at St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice on Sunday, April 30, 2017, at the age of 72 years. A Private Celebration of Victoria’s life (family and close friends) will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street SW., Medicine Hat, on Monday, May 8, 2017, with Life Celebrant Gerry Getz officiating. (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


WALTER, Kenneth (Ken)

The family is saddened to announce the passing of Kenneth (Ken) Benjamin Walter of Medicine Hat and formerly of Jenner, on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Ken was born July 9, 1948 in Medicine hat, attended school in Jenner and graduated from Medicine Hat High School. After graduation he worked summers in the oil patch. His ambition was to become a diplomat so he attended the University of Calgary, enrolled in the bachelor of arts program. In 1970, after his uncle Emil died, he returned to the farm at Jenner and ranch north of Suffield. In partnership with his parents, Ken worked to develop a quality herd of cattle and was dedicated to preserving the family’s operation. He stayed close to home, except for the occasional fishing trip and hunting for deer in the fall. When the children came along, Ken was more inspired to build the herd and the ranching operation. He was proud of his enviable herd of tan Charolais cattle that buyers sought out and paid premium at auction. He was very pleased that a Calgary area ranch bought 60 head of replacement heifers every year. In 1993 he moved to Medicine Hat to get Karl closer to better hockey coaching, but continued to run the farm and ranch operation from Medicine Hat. Ken never lost his love of the prairie area where he was raised, making frequent visits even after renting the farm. In his last few years, the grandchildren and extended family were his focus. He liked nothing more than watching them while at the lake. He fought multiple illnesses for the last five years. Ken was predeceased by his parents, Ben and Nelma Walter, maternal and paternal grandparents, several aunts, uncles and cousins. He is survived by his beloved companion Vernice Rissling; his stepdaughter, Shauna (Reno) Facchin, two sons, Karl (Jammie) Walter and Kurtis (Cora) Walter all of Medicine Hat; Vernice’s children, Nicole (Trevor) Stratton and Crystal Rissling (Tyler Nolan) all of Medicine Hat; his grandchildren, Keneel, Jericho, Jerzy, Channing, Jonathan, Alysha, Madison and Courtney; one brother Ron (Joyce) Walter of Moose Jaw; his aunt Phyllis (Vern) Gehring and several cousins and numerous friends.
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. and on Wednesday from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes or to the charity of your choice. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Ken Walter, 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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