July 18th, 2018

September 16, 2017

By Obituaries on September 16, 2017.


1935 ~ 2017
Mr. Lloyd Kenneth Widmer, beloved husband of Rose Marie Widmer, passed away peacefully at Masterpiece River Ridge on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at the age of 81 years. Ken farmed and ranched South of Welsh until he moved to Medicine Hat in 1977. He met Rose Marie in 1985 and they were married on October 8, 1994. Ken enjoyed fishing, listening to audio books and music, meeting friends for coffee and spending time with family. He was president of the Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB) for many years. Ken was predeceased by his parents, Oscar and Edith Widmer; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Gertie and Bill Ayers; sister-in-law, Gloria Scribner. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Rose Marie and his five children; Rick (Lillian) Blade, Charlene (Terry) Petersen, Christine (Grant) Christianson, Clif Blade, Rosalind Blade (Denny Gilmore); 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren as well as sister-in-law, Alice (Quentin) Brehmer. Ken has been in nursing care for the past eight years with Parkinson’s. The family wish to thank the Good Samaritans, Haven View and River Ridge for their devotion to Ken during his time with them. A Celebration of Ken’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant Gerry Getz officiating. Interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website 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


January 9th, 1950 – September 12th, 2017
It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Shirley Winch on Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 at the age of 67. Shirley was predeceased by her parents Ernest and Brenda Winch. She will be forever loved by her children Todd Gardner and Tisha (Troy) Clark; grandchildren Madison and Braydon Gardner, and Kyra and Sami Clark; sisters Linda (Bob) Morrison, Wendy Winch (Sam McBride) and Denyse Winch; niece Jodi Berget (Katie and Teagan Ramage); nephew Jeff Everett (Ava and Jaxon Everett) and niece Brittany Warren (Brad). As per Shirley’s wishes, no formal service will be held. Donations in memory of Shirley may be made to Cardio Vascular Research (www.calgaryhealthtrust.ca – designate Peter Lougheed Centre) or Breast Cancer (www.cancer.ca/donate). To view and share photos, condolences and stories of Shirley please visit http://www.choicememorial.com.

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