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January 5, 2018

By Obituaries on January 5, 2018.

1926 ~ BOB NIKLAUS ~ 2018

Robert "Bob" Emile Niklaus, beloved husband of Bjorg "Betty" Niklaus of Medicine Hat, passed away on Monday, January 1st, 2018 at the age of 91 years. Bob also leaves to cherish his memory one son, William (Diana) Niklaus; one daughter, Ingrid (John) Hart; four grandchildren, Andrea Niklaus (Joseph Krauss), Kathryn Niklaus, Ashley Hart (Scott Smith) and Lindsay Hart (Clarke Croissant); one sister, Denise Niklaus; one nephew, Peter (Maja) Schenker; and one cousin, Christoph (Veronique) Kern. Bob was predeceased by his parents, William and Julliette Niklaus; and two sisters, Heritte and Trudi. Bob was born on October 27th, 1926 in Laussane, Switzerland and immigrated in 1952 to Canada and he immediately fell in love with Canada and called it “home”. As per Bob's request, no formal funeral services will be held. Memorial gifts in Bob's memory may be made 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 Bob Niklaus. 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.


1926 ~ EVA RATH ~ 2018

Eva Rath of Medicine Hat, passed away on Monday, December 25th, 2017 at the age of 91 years. Eva leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Harold (Roberta) Rath and David Rath; one daughter, Bev Rath (Dutch); three grandchildren, Raymond (Nicole) Rath, Perry Rath and Brandi Peard (Grant Wipf); six great grandchildren, Madison Rath, Kingston Rath, Samantha Rath, Tyler Bang, Mitchell and Madi; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Eva was predeceased by her parents, Emanuel and Pauline Lehr; one grandchild, Ryan Peard; and three brothers, Ernest Lehr, Jack Lehr and Emanuel Lehr. A Private Family Time of Remembrance will take place. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Eva Rath. 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.


1947 ~ LORNE WEBSTER ~ 2018

It is with heavy hearts that the family announce the passing of Lorne George Webster of Medicine Hat. Lorne passed peacefully at home with Gladys by his side on January 2nd, 2018 at the age of 70 years. Lorne was born on December 29th, 1947 in Medicine Hat but was proud to call Manyberries home. He leaves to cherish his beloved friend, Gladys Bohnet and his mother, Evelyne Webster. Lorne was predeceased by his father, George Webster. He is survived by his brother and sisters: Wayne Webster (Lynn), Betty Lynne Rath, Joanne Munsch, Richard (Karen) Webster and Jerry Webster (Diana); his children: Katherine Kindt (Jeremy McLean), Lorna Webster, Teresa Hansen and Shawn Bohnet (Coleen); and 13 grandchildren; his sisters and brothers in law: Gloria Boschee, Peggy Crouch, Phyllis (Marcel) Berube, Harold (Tana) Gertner, Marilyn Donaldson (Eric), Dale (Tammy) Gertner, and Doug (Shannon) Gertner; and numerous nieces and nephews. Lorne cherished his time when he was at home with family and friends. He enjoyed camping, playing his guitar, tinkering in his garage and yard, going to auction sales with his friends, garage sales with Gladys, and social gatherings (It’s 5 o’clock somewhere!). Lorne spent many years on the road and accumulated many miles across Canada and into the United States behind the wheel of one of his beloved semis. His passion and sacrifices were recognized with a Platinum Award in Recognition of achieving 1,000,000 miles of safe driving as a professional driver.
The Trucker’s Lament
You carry a burden…a heavy load,
When you live so much of
your life on the road.
When you spend so many days alone,
the link to your loved ones
becomes the phone.
It’s over the wires that you learn to touch,
the ones who you love…
who you miss so much.
And your little talks and
the laughs you share,
have value to you beyond compare.
Still, the wheels that turn
make a lonesome sound,
Till finally your truck is homeward bound!
Home where your hours will be spent.
Where “love” overshadows
the trucker’s lament.
A celebration of Lorne’s life will be held on Saturday, January 6th, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion canteen room, 702 2nd Street SE. Donations in Lorne’s memory can be made to The Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Lorne Webster. 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.


BECKER

Raymond Roy Becker, beloved husband of Alma Becker passed away on Monday, January 1, 2018, at the age of 87 years, with his family by his side. He was welcomed into heaven with open arms by his sons: Larry (November 21, 2007) and Ricky (May 24, 2007), and one daughter in infancy. Cherishing his memory, he leaves five daughters, Dolores (Bruce) Vine, Laura (Wayne) Rath, Nancy (Rex) Pettyjohn, Shirley (Dean) Roy, Sheila (Brett) Becker, and daughter-in-law, Sharon Becker; 16 grandchildren, Michael Becker, Kyla Gibson (Dan Morris), Twyla Vine (Curtis Lamb), Stacey Vine (Dan Gray), Blair (Jenn) Rath, Brittnee Rath, Lyndene (Ben) Wright, Kerry (Ashton) Pettyjohn, Sasha (Kris) Kitching, Ty Pettyjohn (Alex Harkness), Haley (Chad) Klaudt, Paige Roy (Colby Norman), Rayanne Becker (Tyler Jalbert), Brandon, Lacy, and Emily Becker; 14 great grandchildren, Zachary, Kieran, Easton, Mazzy, Berkley, Brieal, Ian, Hunter, Wyatt, Austin, Logan, Casey, Jayla-Ray, and Carson; two sisters, Ruth Ford and Adeline Mogck; two sisters-in-law, Anna Becker and Alice Becker; one brother-in-law, Norman Derheim, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Lindina Becker; three brothers, one sister, one sister-in-law, and two brothers-in-law, Lloyd Becker, Earl (Alice) Becker, Harvey Becker, Jean Derheim, Josh Ford and Charlie Mogck. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Friday, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 12:00 noon to 12:55 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Robert Findley officiating. A private family interment will be held in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to lain 4 West, care of the Medicine Hat and District Health Foundation, 666 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 4H6. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Raymond Becker, 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


IRIS ANDERSON

1926 ~ 2017
Iris Karen Anderson passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Saturday, December 30, 2017, at the age of 91 years. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Church, 238 – 2 Avenue N.E., Medicine Hat on Monday, January 8, 2018, at 2:30 p.m., with Reverend Father Francis Tran celebrant. The interment will take place in the Oyen Cemetery, Oyen, Alberta on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at http://www.cooksouthland.com). If friends so desire, memorial donations in Iris’ name may be made directly to the MS Society, 101 – 1201 Kingsway Avenue S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 2Y2 or to a 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


JOSEPH STENGLER

January 30, 1947 ~ December 26, 2017

Our dad was born in 1947 in a little farmhouse near Mankota Saskatchewan to Nicholas and Eleanora Stengler. They named him Joseph, but everyone called him Joe. Growing up on the family farm, he learned not only the value of honest work well done, but also of the enduring value of family. He loved to laugh, but especially with his sisters Martha and Terri, and brothers Art and Steve.
As a young man he moved away from the farm to find his way in the world, when he met and later married our precious mom Doreen, in 1968. Just one year later, he would often remind us, man set foot on the moon. He loved space exploration.
Securing an engineering job at an Empress gas processing plant after the birth of his first son Lance, he moved his young family to Medicine Hat, where he put down deep roots. In quick succession his son Dean and daughter Natalie were born, with Kimberlie tumbling along after a seven year gap. Life became quite busy, and he carried a great pride and love for his family.
A lifelong learner, he was even alarmingly qualified to run a nuclear power plant. Not that he would ever boast, he simply didn’t like to draw attention to himself. From a young age, our dad taught us to have an intense curiosity about the world around us, as well as the importance of mercy. Even through our turbulent teenage years, when random friends would show up in the basement and we would make fools of ourselves, he poured out empathy for our weaknesses. And we carry not only a deep appreciation for his willingness to forgive, but we desire that his legacy of mercy would be reflected in our own families, to his numerous grandkids and beyond.
He loved his wife, his kids, his family, and his friends. Most significantly, though he would rarely talk of it, he entrusted himself and his family to God in faith and prayer. Confiding to his wife he would say, "We need to pray, because the only way things are going to work out is with God." We're going to dearly miss him.
Thank you, Dad, for living your life well. We love you.
A Vigil Prayer Service will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Sunday, January 7, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Parish, 1451 Strachan Road S.E., Medicine Hat on Monday, January 8, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. with interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery and a reception thereafter in the Parish Hall. (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


PARO TROGRLIC

1953 ~ 2018
Paro Trogrlic, beloved husband of Rada, passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at the age of 64 years. Paro leaves to cherish his memory many close family and friends. A Come and Go celebration will be held at Paro’s home, #2, 86 Crockett Way S.E., Medicine Hat on Saturday, January 6, 2018, starting at 1:00 p.m. (Condolences may be expressed by 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


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