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By Obituaries on July 11, 2017.


Lorraine passed away on July 7, 2017 with family at her side in Medicine Hat, Alberta. She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Philip Steinke; and her two children, Carmella (Dave) of Okotoks and Dustin (Sayler) of Medicine Hat. Lorraine was a proud and adoring grandma (Ma) to eight grandchildren – Lewis, Kensington, Reid, Jordan, Emily, Madison, Rylan, and Owen. Also left to fondly remember her are her brothers, Peter (Cindy) and Paul (Arlene); her sisters, Marlene (Jim), Micky (Kevin), Irene, and Annette (Frank); as well as countless nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Lorraine was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Theresia Schmaltz; and her sister, Carol Audette. Lorraine was born on July 9, 1950 in Prelate, Saskatchewan. On July 18, 1970, she married Phil Steinke in Prelate and they raised their two children in Medicine Hat and Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, and then returned to Medicine Hat. Family was the most important thing to Lorraine, and she proudly announced that God put her on this earth to be a ‘Ma’. She enjoyed camping, family game nights, and watching her grandchildren excel in their many activities. She also loved traveling with her husband, with their most recent trip being to Nashville and Memphis where they were able to see all the musical sites. She loved to showcase her family, family activities, and their travel in her photo albums. Lorraine demonstrated her selflessness, positive-nature and amazing strength, right until the very end. Lorraine leaves a giant hole in the lives of those left behind. The family wishes to thank the amazing Palliative Care staff in Medicine Hat and the wonderful staff at the Tom Baker Cancer Center in Calgary. Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at HOLY FAMILY PARISH, 1451 Strachan Rd SE, on Friday, July 14, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Father Philip Le, Celebrant. A private interment will be held by the family at a later date. Memorial gifts in Lorraine’s memory may be made to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, #203, 205 Horton Street East, London, Ontario, N6B 1K7. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Lorraine Steinke. 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.


Mr. Irvin Doiron passed away on Sunday July 9th in High River, Alberta at the age of 70 years. Further announcements will follow upon completion of arrangements.


1934 – 2017

Our Mom, Jean (McKenzie) Loewen, sadly passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017, while surrounded by the love of her family. She was predeceased by her first husband of 54 years, Glenn McKenzie and then met and married Glen Loewen in 2009. Over the past two years since her diagnosis of breast/bone cancer, Mom was grateful for the support and encouragement of family and friends. Her memory will be cherished by her husband, Glen Loewen; three children, Lee (Judy) McKenzie, Cheryl (Sam) Gust and Dale (Kim) McKenzie. Jean is also adored by her three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, Christy (Tom) Wilde, Keri Gust, Sam (Heather) Gust, Lachlan and Cait MacMillan, Reeve, Saige and Calli Wilde and Mack and Macy Gust. She will also be missed deeply by her three sisters whom she was very close to, Frances Hart, Bonnie Schlinker and Jackie (Dan) Sodero as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Along with her first husband, Glenn, Jean was predeceased by her parents, Walter and Hilda Hutchison, Bill and Emma McKenzie; brothers-in-law, Don Hart, Harris Pahl and Marvin Schlinker. Jean and her family enjoyed farming and ranching for many years raising Purebred Herefords and embracing the rural life, eventually retiring to town in 1998. She was very dedicated to her religion and friends at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. A Celebration of Jean’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. Private interment will take place prior to the service. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at http://www.cooksouthland.com) As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice where Jean received excellent care, 156 – 3 Street N.E., Medicine Hat, AB., T1A 5M1 or to the charity of one’s choice. Honoured to serve the family is
Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455


December 13, 1939 – July 3, 2017
John was born to Jacob and Lydia Schmidt in Medicine Hat, AB, and spent his childhood on the farm in Manyberries, farming, riding and playing baseball. In 1963 John married Diane Stickel, and they went on to raise 4 kids of their own. John was predeceased by his parents and three of his sisters, Jacqueline Schmidt, Annie (John) Urichuk, and Shirley (Bill) Lawson. He is survived by his loving wife, Diane, their 4 children, Ron, Joyce, April, Trish (Stacy), 9 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and 2 sisters, Dorothy (Fred) Yanke and Ida (Larry) Ehnes. We welcome family & friends to join us at Thom's Funeral Home & Reception Centre (477 Margaret Avenue East, Duchess, Alberta) on Saturday, July 15 at 2:00 pm to celebrate John's life. In memory of John, if family or friend’s desire, memorial donations may be made to The Heart & Stroke Foundation at http://www.heartandstroke.ca. For further information, to light a virtual candle, upload a photo, or to leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit http://www.thomsfuneralhome.com or call (403) 501-1010.


1944 ~ 2017
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Raymond Donald Selenski, beloved husband of Lorna Selenski, announce his passing at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Saturday, July 8, 2017, at the age of 73 years. Ray was born in Ponteix, Saskatchewan on May 22, 1944. He farmed at Mankota, Saskatchewan for most of his life before retiring to Medicine Hat in 2012. Ray was a devoted father and friend and was passionate about flying. Ray will be deeply missed by his wife, Lorna and children: daughter, Sherry (Marshall) Leader – grandson, Derick Leader, and son, Jason (Rachelle) Selenski; two sisters, Marlene (Bob) Turgeon and Elaine Corbin and a brother, Dennis (Donna) Selenski as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Anton and Veronica Selenski and a brother, David Selenski. Vigil Prayers will be recited at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Parish, 1451 Strachan Road S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta on Thursday, July 13, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Father Albert Sayson celebrant. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. ((Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at http://www.cooksouthland.com) Memorial donations in Raymond’s name may be made directly to the SPCA, 55 Southwest Drive S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 124, 430 – 6 Avenue S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2S8. Honoured to serve the family is
Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Glen Kenneth Szondi on Sunday, July 9, 2017, at the age of 62 years, beloved husband of Fay Szondi and loving father to Cameron Szondi. The funeral service will be held in Temple Baptist Church (606 7th Street SW) on Monday, July 17, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. 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. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Glen Szondi, 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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