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By Obituaries on December 20, 2017.

1920 ~ BEN WEISS ~ 2017

Benjamin "Ben" Weiss, passed away peacefully with his son, Gary (Molly) of Elkwater, at his side on Thursday, December 14th, 2017 at the age of 97 years. Ben was the beloved husband of the late Olive Weiss. He is also survived by two grandsons who he was very proud of, Shawn (Wendy) of Elkwater and Justin (Mandy) of Medicine Hat and their children, Dane, Mackenzie, Lacie and Maya. Ben had a very sweet tooth; we will never see a Wagon Wheel again without thinking of him. In his later years he loved when Gary took him for drives in the Elkwater area. He was a proud man who cherished whatever he had, whether it was family, his ranch, cattle and lastly his home in town. A Private Family Funeral Service will be held at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 with Reverend Jim Bredeson and Diaconal Minister Lila de Waal co- officiating. A Private Interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Ben's memory may be made to the Alberta Heart and 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 Ben Weiss. 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.


1922 ~ HERBERT SAUTNER ~ 2017

Herbert “Herb” Sautner, beloved husband of the late Laura Sautner passed away peacefully in Medicine Hat on Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 at the age of 95 years. Herb will be lovingly remembered by his sons, Roger (Judy) Colbe, Darryl (Sandy) Sautner; his daughter, Sherry (Darryl) Kenna; grandchildren, Leslie, Byron, Gina, Jesse, Melissa, and Devin; as well as seven great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his loving wife, Herbert was predeceased by his sisters, Mary, Baya, Jean and Diane; and brothers, George, Carl, Fred, Joe and Henry. Herb’s life adventures included his early years in Hilda, Alberta with parents, Joseph and Katherine, at the homestead with the blended family of 9 children. The family sold the homestead and moved to Medicine Hat in 1946. Herb enlisted in the military at age 20 and served until September 1946 serving as a decorated private in the Canadian Army. He worked for CP Rail as a yardman and trainman and retired from the company. Herb married Laura Maurer in October 1976. He loved his sports being and avid curler for years. Herb was a big fan of CFL and the Toronto Blue Jays. He enjoyed traveling and fishing as well as spending the winters in Arizona. Herb also took great pleasure in dancing, card games and camping over the years. Herb’s greatest passion was spending time with family and friends, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Friday at 11:00 a.m. with an interment to follow at 12:00 p.m. at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, on Friday, December 22nd, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. Memorial gifts in Herb’s memory may be made to the Alberta Children's Hospital, 2888 Shaganappi Trail NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3B 6A8; your support will always be remembered. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Herb Sautner. 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.


1927 ~ ALICE WAHL ~ 2017

Alice Wahl of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Emil Wahl, passed away on Friday, December 15th, 2017 at the age of 90 years. Alice leaves to cherish her memory her five children, Eddie Wahl, Ingrid (Andrew) Strange, David (Barb) Wahl, Doris (Robert) Salmaso and Alan (Bernadette) Wahl; eight grandchildren, Philip, Victoria, Elizabeth (Andrew), Travis, Jessica, Jesse, Georgia and Hunter; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Alice was predeceased by her husband, Emil; her parents, Gustav and Hulda Tonn; one brother, Edwin Tonn; and three sisters, Leokadia (Ted) Link, Natalie (Oscar) Link and Danida (Berthold) Sauder. Alice was born in the Ukraine on October 13th, 1927. She immigrated to Canada in 1948 and loved farming, gardening, reading and being a homemaker. Alice was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church and Frauenverein (German Ladies' Society). Her family would like to thank the caring staff at Leisure Way and 5W of the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital for their excellent care of Alice. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE on Wednesday from 7:00 until to 9:00 p.m., and at ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH, 758 – 8th Street SE, on Thursday from 12:30 until 1:25 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH, on Thursday, December 21st, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Shane Hein officiating. Interment will follow in the family plot at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Alice's memory may be made to the St. Peter Lutheran Church, 758 – 8th Street SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 1M5 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 2P5. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Alice Wahl. 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 ~ VERONICA DECK ~ 2017

Veronica Deck of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Joseph Deck, passed away on Thursday, December 14th, 2017 at the age of 86 years. Veronica leaves to cherish her memory four children, Geraldine Holmes, Charlotte (Stanley) Eresman, Clarence Deck (Mary Haberlack), and Joanne (Larry) Schneider; eleven grandchildren, David (Kathryn) Holmes, Shari Brenner, Renee (Kaj) Andersen, Melissa (Jess) McEvoy, Dustin (Chandra) Eresman, Bobby (Amanda) Deck, Brendon (Heather) Deck, Jolene (Frank) Perrault, Shawna (Kyle) Kanewischer, Tanya Schneider, and Darcy (Stephanie) Schneider; fifteen great-grandchildren, Taylor (Chelsey) Watts, Shaunda (Reid Britnell) Watts, Ashley Holmes, Mitchell Brenner, Quinn Holmes, Karina Andersen, Katya Andersen, Ivan Eresman, Cyler Eresman, Chase Deck, Brooklyn Deck, Luc Perrault, Ryden Perrault, Isabelle Perrault, Coen Kanewischer, and Torin Kanewischer; three brothers, Frank Meier, John Meier and Philip (Janet) Meier; one sister, Caroline (Philip) Bosch; sister-in-law, Shirley Meier; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Veronica was predeceased by her husband, Joe; her parents, John and Genevieve Meier; one son, Peter Deck, in infancy; one daughter, Mary Deck, in infancy; two brothers, Adam Meier and Joe Meier; two sisters, Barbara Andreas and Jane Andruschak; one sister-in-law, Frances Meier; and one brother-in-law, Clem Andreas. Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be said at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at HOLY FAMILY PARISH, 1451 Strachan Road SE, on Thursday, December 21st, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Philip Le, Celebrant. A private interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Veronica’s memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 220, 6223 – 2nd Street SE, Calgary, AB T2H 1J5 or to The Arthritis Society, Alberta and N.W.T. Division, 300, 1301 – 8th Street SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1B7. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Veronica Deck. 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.


1937 ~ LORETTA WALL ~ 2017

Marie "Loretta" Wall (nee Heck) of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Robert Wall, passed away on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 at the age of 80 years. Loretta leaves to cherish her memory three children, Rob (Mayda) Wall, Bill (Carrie) Wall and Kim Wall (Jackie Dzuba) and their families. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Friday, December 22nd, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment will follow in the family plot at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Loretta's memory may be made to St. Joseph's Home, Carmel Hospice. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Loretta Wall. 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.


FREDA MARY GENEVA REI

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Freda Mary Geneva Reis age 92 of Medicine Hat passed away Dec 11, 2017 at the Riverview Care Centre in Medicine Hat. She was born in Maple Creek on August 7, 1925. Her parents were Mary and James Johanson. She has 1 sister Elaine. On March 4, 1944 Freda married Morris Reis the love of her life. Together they had 3 children; 1 son and 2 daughters, 6 grandsons and 1 granddaughter, 2 great grandsons and 4 great granddaughters. They did everything together and their greatest joys were travelling the roads in SW Sask to play BINGO which was her passion throughout her life.
She was an active member of the UCW and the Rebekah Lodge. Once Morris retired from farming their pastime was to attend the afternoon card playing sessions at the Tompkins Seniors Center. The friends she made there were a treasure to her especially after Morris died. Freda also curled in her younger days and travelled to many bonspiels in Sask often bringing home a trophy for top prize in one of the events.
She was a devoted Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. She had a great sense of humour, quick to smile and a laugh that was recognizable to many.
She was an excellent cook and baker and all of the family have a favorite cookie or cake that they looked forward to when they visited as they knew it would be waiting when they arrived.
She valued family and loved to have them visit whenever they could. She was so proud of every achievement no matter how big or small.
She had a great life and we will miss her dearly but as she so often said “What will be, will be”. A funeral service was held on December 19, 2017 at the Tompkins United Church in Tompkins, SK with Rev. Eleanor Rockabar officiating. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Binkley’s Funeral Service, Maple Creek and Leader. Condolences may be offered to the family at http://www.binkleysfuneralservice.com


NICK MUDRACK

Nick’s family gathered privately in St. Patrick’s Church last week to honour the life of this most generous man. Although you will be dearly missed, your memory will not be forgotten.

Honour Nick’s memory
In all that you do,
Give selflessly of yourself,
And put others first too!

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


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