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1921 ~ LORNA EARL ~ 2017

Lorna Earl of Medicine Hat passed away on Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 at the age of 95 years. The Funeral Service was held yesterday at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Lorna Earl. 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.


Marie Elizabeth Bierbach (Mayer) of Medicine Hat passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at the age of 81 years. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Linda (Ken) Biedler of Medicine Hat; two grandchildren, Lindsay Comeau and Lealand Nickerson, both of Medicine Hat; two great grandchildren, Ethan Comeau and Dexton Nickerson; two brothers, Walter Mayer of Oliver, BC and Lance (Carol) Mayer of Medicine Hat; one sister, Josephine (Mel) Hill of Wainwright; one brother-in-law, Ted (Judy) Bierbach of Bowmanton as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Charlie and Helen Mayer; her husband, Leonard in 1994; three brothers, Roy, Clarence and Leonard Mayer; six sisters, Freda Houff, Doreen Woods, Violet Tetz, Geraldine Estabrook, Beverly Woodworth and one in infancy.
Marie was born on February 25, 1936. She was raised and went to school in the Thelma area. Marie and Leonard were married on November 12, 1954. Together, they farmed in the Bowmanton district until Leonard’s passing in 1994. Marie then made Medicine Hat her home. She loved animals and nature, caring for her flowers and vegetable garden, reading and needle point. Marie’s grandchildren, Lindsay and Lealand were a very important part of her life. Then came her great grandson, Ethan; taking care of him before he started school and then after school, gave her such purpose in life. Unfortunately, she wasn’t able to have the same relationship with Dexton, as he was born just a year ago. We would like to thank the wonderful staff on 5 East, Palliative Care at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital and the very caring staff at St. Joseph’s Home in Medicine Hat. The graveside service will be held in the Hillside Cemetery on Monday, July 31, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Pastor Shane Hein officiating. Those who wish to attend are asked to meet at the Columbariums at 10:15 a.m. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy donations may be made to Carmel Hospice (St. Joseph’s Home) c/o 156 – 3 St. NE, Medicine Hat, T1A 5M1 or the Canadian Cancer Society 200, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2P5. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Marie Bierbach, 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


This past Wednesday, family and friends gathered in Cook’s Chapel to honour the life of this exceptional man. Although you will be dearly missed, your memory will not be forgotten.

The memories we cherish,
Will never fade away,
If we share our love,
In our hearts, they will stay!

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


ADELA MABLE DIETERLE, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at the age of 84 years.
Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home.
Funeral arrangements to be announced once completed.
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Marion Kalista, one of the most loving, selfless individuals who touched so many lives during her time on this earth, passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at the age of 86 years, beloved wife of the late Josef Kalista. She leaves to cherish her memory her sons, Bob Kalista, George Kalista, both of Medicine Hat, and Jerzy Kalista and his family in Poland and two grandchildren, Maddison Kalista, and Brooklyn Kalista – Braun and husband Jordan Braun; and her partner, Owen Nelson. She was predeceased by her parents, Johann Ernst Otto Theuerkauf and Augusta Wynnefred Theuerkauf; her husband, Josef on November 30, 1999 and her daughter, Dyane Kalista. As willed by Marion, a private family graveside will be held. Marion loved people, she was the true essence of the saying“ Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you” during her last days, she looked forward to her celebration of life. To accommodate friends, and families through the summer and holidays, the family will be announcing a date for the celebration of life to be held in late August. A biography dedicated to Marion will be along side the invitation to friends and family to honour someone who has given so much and taken so little. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre (Medicine Hat Regional Hospital) c/o 666 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 4H6 or the Women’s Shelter, Box 2500, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8G8. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Marion Kalista, 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

TESSIER, Laurette Blanche

April 11, 1929 – Cadillac, Saskatchewan
July 25, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta

Laurette Tessier of Calgary, passed away on July 25, 2017 at the age of 88 years.
Sister Laurette Tessier, Sister of Charity of St. Louis, died at Providence Care Center, Calgary, July 25, 2017 at the age of 88 year and 67 years of vowed life.
Laurette was born on a farm near Cadillac, SK where she lived until joining the Congregation in 1948. Her years of service included 21 years in the teaching profession in Saskatchewan (Moose Jaw, Marquis, Radville) and Alberta (Calgary, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge). This was followed by 17 years in parish ministry in Lethbridge, AB, and Weyburn, Wolseley, Sintaluta, and Grenfell, SK. She also spent a number of years in the role of archivist for the western SCSLs and coordinated the care of the senior sisters at St. John’s Convent in Calgary.
Her many and varied interests included history, science and writing poetry. By means of “time-lines”, she loved to share her knowledge of church history and sacred scriptures. Her special love for music led to involvement in liturgical music for some 45 years. She helped the poor through the St. Vincent de Paul Society and by sharing table fellowship with many homeless people through the Inn From the Cold Society. Membership in the Calgary Diocesan Ecumenical Commission inspired her to promote the cause of ecumenism.
Sister Laurette will be lovingly remembered by her SCSL Sisters, her family and numerous friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Blanche and Alphonse Tessier; her sister, Rita Chicoine; and brother, Jean-Denis Gravel.
We are grateful for the excellent care given to Laurette by the staff at Providence Care Center.
Memorial tributes in Sister Laurette’s name may be made directly to St. Vincent de Paul Society: Email https://ssvpcalgary.org/support-st-vincent-de-paul/, or to Elizabeth House: Email, https://www.elizabethhousecalgary.ca/copy-of-form.
Funeral Mass will be held at ST. PIUS X CATHOLIC CHURCH (2424 – 24th Avenue N.W. Calgary, AB) on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow at the church. Graveside Service to follow reception at 1:30 p.m. at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through "http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com/" http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Sr. Laurette Tessier, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 1-800-661-1599

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