July 20th, 2018

January 11, 2018

By Obituaries on January 11, 2018.

ANDERSON

Frances Anderson of Medicine Hat, passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018, at the age of 91 years, beloved wife of the late Gordon Anderson who predeceased her on March 19, 1999. She leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Bill (Linda) and Bud (Sandra); three grandchildren, Wade, Cole and Jon. Interment of ashes will take place at Sceptre, Saskatchewan at a later date. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Frances Anderson, 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


BREKKO

Alma Brekko (nee Brown) of Medicine Hat passed away at Riverview Care Centre on January 7, 2018 at the age of 91 years. Alma was born March 25, 1926 on a farm near Demaine, Saskatchewan. In order to continue her high school education, Alma took a position in the hamlet of Demaine as an au pair. It was there that her intellect and personality came to the attention of the school superintendent, who fast-tracked her entrance from the 11th grade to Normal School in Moose Jaw. After graduating from Normal School with her teaching certificate in 1945, Alma taught grades one to 11 at an isolated one-room school where she lived in a small teacherage on the grounds.
In 1946, Alma married Norman Brekko of Beechy, Saskatchewan and eventually settled in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan where she embraced what she considered her greatest accomplishment—-becoming a “career housewife”. In 1961, Norman, Alma, their sons Terry and Roger and infant daughter Sonja moved to a farm near Beechy. Four years later another son, Todd arrived. Alma relished the fresh country air and thought the rural lifestyle ideal for her children. For many years Alma and Norman wintered in Mesa, Arizona, but continued to farm until the age of 65, when they leased the farm out and formally retired to Medicine Hat. Alma was very involved with the Beechy Homemaker’s Club and the Palette Club of Mesa, Arizona, and was known for her tremendous hospitality, culinary expertise, gardening and sewing. At the age of 50 she took up cross country skiing, playing the bass guitar and oil painting and excelled at all. A fast learner, Alma soon joined her husband Norman and son Todd in The Rhythmaires, a local orchestra for which she played bass guitar. Alma was a singer/story teller, traveler, and above all, a devoted wife, mother, and grand- and great grandmother. Alma leaves to cherish her memory her children: Terry (Lyndell), Roger (Therese), Sonja (Wayne) White and Todd (Cedric); eight grandchildren, Tara (Steve) and their daughter, Isla; Tyler, Tobi (Seb) and their children, Sophie and Ewan; Chad (Sabrina) and their children, Eric, Colin and Adam; Chelsey (Mike) and their children, Max and Sophie; Mitch (Corrin) and their daughters, Penny and Sadie; Daniel and Zayne as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She is survived by one brother Robert, three sisters Vivian, Jean, Freida and their families. Alma was predeceased by her beloved husband, Norman, parents Herman and Martha Brown; three brothers, Bernard, Otto and James and two sisters, June and Emma. The family would also like to thank Revera Meadowlands for her years spent there and are especially grateful to Dr. Hirsch and the staff at Riverview Care Center for the loving care she received there.
According to Alma’s wish, there will be a private family service at a later date. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Good Samaritan Society, 550 Spruce Way SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1B 4P1. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Alma Brekko, 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


CONTE

Lrfilla “Spud” Laigi Conte passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at the age of 91 years, beloved husband of Violet Conte (Lehr). The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Steve Pahl officiating, with viewing starting at 12:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Carmel Hospice (St. Joseph’s Home) c/o 156 3rd Street NE, Medicine Hat, T1A 5M1. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Spud Conte, 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


GERRY PETRYK

1951 ~ 2018
Gerry Petryk was born on June 30, 1951, in Swan River, MB., and passed away at the St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice in Medicine Hat on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. He was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Nellie Petryk as well as his brother, Raymond Petryk. Gerry leaves behind his best friend and partner of 24 years, Linda Glasier and her sons, Charles (Willow) Glasier and Chris (Tristan) Glasier. Also grieving his loss are several close friends, an aunt and numerous cousins. Gerry was raised in Flin Flon, MB., and moved to Medicine Hat at age 19 to play for the Medicine Hat Tigers after being traded by the Flin Flon Bombers. Gerry claimed he was the first person to skate in our arena, which was referred to as “the loudest barn.” He remained a loyal Tigers fan. Gerry spent his working career with the CP Rail as a conductor where he developed many lifelong friendships. After retiring in 2006, he continued to be an avid golfer and enjoyed spending time with his friends. Those who knew him will remember his quick wit, never-ending jokes and his occasional magic shows. Linda and family wish to express special thanks to Dr. Jeraj, Dr. Woodley, the paramedics and the staff at St. Joseph’s for their compassion and excellent care. A come and go celebration of Gerry’s life was previously scheduled to be held at Gerry and Linda’s residence. Family have since decided to move the celebration which will now be held at the Medicine Hat Golf and Country Club, 947 Pigeon Street N.E., Medicine Hat on Saturday, January 13, 2018, between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. (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


WILLIAM “SONNY” BUIS

1938 ~ 2018
Mr. William “Sonny” Buis of Foremost, loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather passed away peacefully at home on January 6, 2018.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00PM, Friday, January 12, 2018 at the FOREMOST COMMUNITY HALL, 802 – 1 Avenue West, Foremost, Alberta with Reverend Pauline Bell officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Foremost Cemetery.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


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