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1922 ~ IVA DIETRICH ~ 2017

On Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017, Iva Dietrich passed away peacefully with her family around her, just a month after her 95th birthday. Iva was predeceased by her husband, George; and 9 brothers and sisters. She leaves to cherish her memory her son, Dwaine (Pat); daughter, Cynthia (Brian); grandchildren, Alexis, J, Christian (Jennifer), Damon (Jenna) and Kyla (Seth); and great grandchildren, Kaiden, Jace, Aubrey and Carter. Iva spent many happy years running her beauty shop in Maple Creek and later in life camping and fishing with George. Iva loved her family and was the hub for all information. If anyone needed a phone number or a birth date they called mom. Iva will be greatly missed by her friends, many nieces and nephews and other relatives who have kept in touch with her over these many years. Iva was also the cook in the family and would rather read a cookbook than a paperback. Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Sunday, August 27th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. PATRICK'S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 238 – 2nd Avenue NE, on Monday, August 28th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Philip Le, Celebrant. Interment will take place at 3:00 p.m. in the Roman Catholic Section at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Iva's memory may be made to A.J.‘s Loan Cupboard, P.O. Box 45006, MacKenzie Drug Post Office, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 0B1 or to the Salvation Army, 164 Stratton Way SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1B 3R3. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Iva Dietrich. 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.


1923 ~ BILL FODE ~ 2017

With saddened hearts, the family of William "Bill" Oliver Fode announce his passing on Monday evening, August 21st, 2017, nine days short of his 94th birthday. His loving “Sweetheart” Eileen and family members were at his side. He is survived by his daughters, Carol (Harold) Hanson and Sharon (Richard) Biffart; five grandchildren and their families; nine great grandchildren and their families; and five great great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Alice Wright; and brother, Leonard Fode; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Bill was predeceased by his parents, John and Molly Fode; and one brother, Paul Fode. Bill was born and raised in Medicine Hat and at age of 18 he found his “True Love”, Eileen Gehring. They just recently celebrated 75 years of marriage! Bill was an avid hunter and fisherman and an award winning top salesman in his 2 major careers of selling cars and meat products. He was very honest in his dealings with all who came in contact with him and always gave the best deal. He had an excellent sense of humor and a great love for his family. Everyone loved “Uncle Bill” and the children knew that in his pockets there would always be gum or candy for them. Our family is extremely grateful for the kindness and loving care shown by the Angel workers at Sunnyside Care Centre where Bill resided these past 4 years. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Friday from 10:00 until 10:55 a.m. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, on Friday, August 25th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor John Enns officiating. A private interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Bill's memory may be made to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Bill Fode. 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.


1924 ~ IKE BISHOP ~ 2017

Alma "Ike" Ellsworth Bishop, beloved husband of Florence Bishop of Medicine Hat, passed away on Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 at the age of 93 years. Ike also leaves to cherish his memory five sons, Rex (Linda), Lynn (Stacy), Mark, Donald and Kevin (Corilee); his son-in-law, Glen Ross; 26 grandchildren; 75 great grandchildren; two brothers, Stan (Ardene) and Ed (Janice); brother and sisters-in-law, Geri (Ed) Lanz, Larry (Tammy) Lippert and Mary Lippert and their families. Ike was predeceased by his daughter, Coleen Ross; his step- daughter, Marnys Kapeller; one grandchild, Alexander Bishop; his parents, Harry and Edna Bishop; one brother, Russell (Roma); one sister, Arlene (Dave) Hofer; brother-in-law, LaVern Lippert; and the mother of his children, Vila Bishop. Ike farmed in Spring Coulee, Alberta from 1946 until 1970. He then took a management position with Lake Bonavista Community Centre in Calgary until 1974. Ike was then hired as manager for Laidlaw Waste, Yellow Cab and Yellowbird Msg, also in Calgary until 1978. He then relocated to Red Deer where he took a management position with Laidlaw Waste and City Cab. Ike decided to retire in 1991. In 1996, Ike and Florence moved to Medicine Hat where they have continued to live. Ike was a very generous man. He was also a man of integrity and honesty. He loved to tell stories and will be missed by his family and many friends. The family would like to like thank Home Care for these many years of support; when they left each day, Ike always told them to "Drive Careful". Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Sunday, from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m., and at THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS, 7 Sierra Boulevard SW, on Monday from 10:00 until 10:55 a.m. The Funeral Service will be held at THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS, on Monday, August 28th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Bishop J. Mulholland officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Ike's memory may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 101, 1201 Kingsway Avenue SE. Medicine Hat, AB T1A 2Y2. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Ike Bishop. 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 ~ MARLENE MOORE ~ 2017

The family of Marlene M. Moore announce her passing on Friday, August 18th, 2017 at the age of 79 years. She leaves behind her beloved husband of 40 years, S. Keith Moore; daughter, Laura (Scott) Trebble; son, Richard (Alice) Froment, all of Medicine Hat; Keith's daughters, Jo-Ann (Kevin) of Calgary, Patti-Ann of Medicine Hat, and Pamela (Mike) of Edmonton; nineteen grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; brothers, Douglas (Wendy) Balfour of Langley, BC and Bruce (Maureen) Balfour of Auckland, NZ; two nieces and one nephew. Marlene was predeceased by her son, Larry in 1973; daughter, Collette in 1998; parents, Melville in 1998 and Angela in 2000. Cremation has taken place and at her request there will be no funeral service. A Celebration of Life will take place at the ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION, ORTONA ROOM, 702 – 2nd Street SE, on Saturday, August 26th, 2017 from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Marlene's memory may be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Alberta/NWT Chapter, #700 – 10665 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3S9 or to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, 340A Maple Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 7L5. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Marlene Moore. 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.


1941 ~ ELAINE DOUCETTE ~ 2017

Elaine Audrey Doucette, beloved wife of Louis Doucette of Medicine Hat, passed away on Sunday, August 20th, 2017 at the age of 75 years. The Funeral Service was held yesterday at VICTORY LUTHERAN CHURCH. Memorial gifts in Elaine's memory may be made to World Vision Canada. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Elaine Doucette. 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.


1942 ~ AUDREY AMMANN ~ 2017

With great sadness we announce the passing of Audrey Ammann, wife, mother, grandmother and friend on Monday, August 21, 2017 at the age of 75 years. Audrey is survived by her husband of 56 years, Fred Ammann, loyal sons Darren (Sarah) and Todd (Elisha). She was known as the “World’s Best Grandma” to Tanner, Tyler, Grace and Emily. Audrey is also survived by her loving sisters Janice (James) Austin and Ethel Reuer and their families. Extended family and many friends will also miss Audrey’s smile. Born in Medicine Hat, AB on January 15, 1942 to Otto and Frieda Reuer, Audrey grew up in both Medicine Hat and the family farm in Alliance, AB. Audrey enjoyed her childhood on the farm with her sisters Janice and Ethel and their weekly trips to town for the movie theatre and, as they became teens, to Saturday night dances. Audrey moved back to Medicine Hat to attend college, during which time she was introduced to Freddy Ammann. She immediately fell in love with his “Elvis style” hair and charm and in 1961 they were married. In 1963 they welcomed their first son Darren. Audrey loved being a mother and savored every moment. Later they moved to Stettler, Alberta, where they welcomed their second son Todd. Audrey dotted after her children and was always cooking their favorite dishes for them, right until the last months of her life. After a move back to Medicine Hat in 1970 Audrey and Fred invested in and managed a new hotel, the Travelodge. Hotel life was busy but they took pride in their work and made many lasting friendships along the way. The arrival of grandsons Tanner and Tyler brought a new focus to Audrey’s life as becoming a Grandmother was one of her greatest joys. During retirement Audrey and Fred continued traveling all over the world…warm weather was always Audrey’s favorite destination, Hawaii especially. When granddaughters Grace and Emily arrived Audrey relished in spoiling her little girls, whether it was with fancy dresses or ice cream, Grandma would never say no. Audrey was always generous to those she knew and loved. Happy to share her love of cooking of kuchen, strudel, cabbage rolls or homemade pickles, everyone always enjoyed a meal at Audrey and Fred’s home. Her infectious laughter, determination and warm hugs will be sadly missed by all of her family and friends. The Funeral Service will be held at MEDICINE HAT EXHIBITION AND STAMPEDE GROUNDS, AUDITORIUM, 2055 – 21 Avenue SE, on Monday, August 28th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Bob Findley officiating. A private interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Audrey’s memory may be made to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, 340A Maple Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 7L5. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Audrey Ammann. 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.


DEAN STEWART CRAWFORD

August 10, 1973 – August 20, 2017
It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Dean at the age of 44 years. He leaves to cherish his memory his mother Beverley, one brother Scott (Corinna) and two nieces, Haley and Alicia as well as one grandmother Betty. He was predeceased by his father Roy in 2013, and his loving dog Sabrina. Dean’s pride and joy was his orange Veloster car. He was employed with the CPR at the time of his passing. His greatest joy in life was playing pool and being able to enter tournaments as far away as Las Vegas. He also enjoyed cooking and made many good meals. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to remember Dean with a donation, may direct it 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: Dean Crawford, 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


DON FRASER

1927 ~ 2017
Mr. Donald Alexander Lacombe Fraser, passed away peacefully at the Bow Island Health Centre on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at the age of 90 years. He is loved dearly by his wife, Clara and their two daughters, Beverley (Peter) Walker and their children, Brett (Renee) and Dawn; Carol (Don Schnell) Veilleux and her children, Bill (Leesa), Travis (Cary) and Grenner (Lauren Kennedy); several great-grandchildren; one sister, Jean Richards as well as numerous nieces and nephews who have continued to enrich Don’s life. He was predeceased by his parents, Paul and Ethel Fraser; brother, Dave (Rose) Fraser and brother-in-law, Lloyd Richards. Don was the third child of Paul and Ethel Fraser, brother to Jean and Dave. They lived in Medicine Hat and following graduation, Don surveyed several large irrigation projects in Southern Alberta. It was while working on a PFRA project in the Bow Island area that Don met and married Clara Thacker. They started a family and set up their first home in Seven Persons. In 1959, Don chose the farming life and he and Clara settled on the farm just outside of Bow Island where he resided until his passing. Don served his community well as he was involved in cubs, his church and whatever sports programs the “kids” were in. He was a caring, kind and gentle person who had a positive impact on all the lives of those around him. A Memorial Service honouring Don’s life will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church, 139 – 2 Avenue West, Bow Island on Saturday, August 26, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Lisa Waites officiating and a luncheon to follow at the Bow Island Legion. Private Interment will take place prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. 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


FREY

The family of Ron Frey is sad to announce his passing on Sunday August 20th, in Calgary Foothills Hospital at the age of 67. A funeral service will be held at Holy Family Parish 1451 Strachan Road SE Medicine Hat, AB on Wednesday August 30th at 11:00 am Lunch to follow in Church Hall


HELGA JOHANNA MERKLEY

April 4, 1936 – August 24, 2017
Beloved wife of Reg Merkley, mother of five, grandmother of 5, great grandmother of 1, stepmother of two, passed peacefully at home, no service by request, cremation has taken place. Family memorial to take place at a later date


LACOMBE, Oscar John Joseph

April 29, 1929 – August 1, 2017
On August 1, 2017 Oscar John Joseph Lacombe originally from St. Paul, AB passed away peacefully ath the age of 88 years. Oscar served 27 years in the military,including the Korean War, earning the rank of Sergeant Major. He was the first Metis Sergeant of Arms for the Legislative Assembly and served with Speaker Gerald Amerongen and Speaker David J. Carter.He was the last surviving Charter Member of the National Aboriginal Veterans Association of Canada. Celebration of Life, 2:00pm, August 28 at tge Royal Canadian Legion, Kingsway Branch No. 175, 14339-50 St, Edmonton, AB


SCHMIERER

Margaret Elizabeth Schmierer of Medicine Hat, passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at the age of 84 years, beloved wife of the late Alvin Schmierer. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Dennis Betker officiating. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT & NU, 124, 430 6th Ave SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 2S8. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Margaret Schmierer, 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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