August 17th, 2018

January 15, 2018

By Obituaries on January 15, 2018.

1924 ~ JOYCE PEARCE ~ 2018

Joyce Pearce (Nicholls), beloved wife of Robert “Bob” Pearce for 70 years, passed away on January 12, 2018 at the age of 93 years. Joyce will lovingly be remembered by her 3 children, Michael (Pauline) Pearce, Ken (Sheila) Pearce, and daughter, Linda (Murray) Dallas. Joyce was an amazing grandmother to Kevin (Lindsey) Pearce, Pamela (Monty) Stokke, Quinten (Alesa) Pearce, Stacey (Andrew) McFetridge, Greg (Jo-Ashlie) Dallas, and Arlette (Joe) Jacob. Her 12 great grandchildren will also carry on her legacy.
Joyce was greeted in heaven by her parents, Arthur and Kate Nicholls; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Roland and Nellie Pearce; grandson, Mark Pearce; and her 2 brothers and spouses, Ken and Winnie Nicholls and Les and Elsie Nicholls; and sister and spouse, Irene and Leonard Purchase. As well as brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bill and Edith Pearce; and nieces and nephews that predeceased her.
Joyce was born in Bristol, England on October 20, 1924. She met the love of her life, a Canadian soldier named Bob Pearce, on a rainy night in Bristol and the rest is history. A long journey on the SS Aquitania across the Atlantic had her arriving in Canada on June 6, 1947 and married July 21, 1947 at Maple Creek, SK. They lived on a farm near Maple Creek where they raised their family, until moving to Medicine Hat in the fall of 1997.
Joyce kept very busy with gardening, canning and freezing her vegetables. Many delicious meals were shared with family and friends. Christmas was her favorite time of year to share all her baking with their company. Joyce always had a Boxing Day feast for all her family and anyone else that wanted to come. There was always a houseful. She really enjoyed having her grandchildren with her at the farm.
She liked to sew and knit in the spare time she had. Her children and grandchildren were always dressed well with her finished projects. Many an outfit was made for the granddaughter’s dolls, some of which the great grandchildren still are enjoying.
Joyce had many wonderful qualities that have been passed on and will be remembered by all. She enjoyed music and dancing, playing cards/board games, was family oriented, hardworking, quick witted, had a love for children, was tenacious and as her husband Bob would say, she was “little but loud”.
Joyce always loved her cats on the farm and managed to bring one with her when they moved to Medicine Hat. Katie was a spoiled cat that lived to a good old age and didn’t really like anyone but Joyce.
A private celebration of life will be held at Saamis Creekside Reception Centre on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Special thank you to Carmel Hospice Staff and the heart felt care they provided. Any donations in memory of Joyce can be made to the Alzheimer Society, 201, 770 – 6th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4J6 or to the S.P.C.A., 55 Southview Drive SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8. Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Joyce Pearce. 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 Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.


Ralph Adam Dillman passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018, at the age of 101 years, beloved husband of the late Elizabeth “Betty” Dillman. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the church on Thursday, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:25 a.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated in the St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church (238 2nd Ave N.E.) on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. John Maes celebrant. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Haven Care Center (South Country Village) , 1720 Bell St. SW, T1A 5E9 or Carmel Hospice (St. Joseph’s Home) c/o 156 – 3 St. NE, Medicine Hat, T1A 5M1. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: subject heading: Ralph Dillman, or you may visit 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


1932 – 2018
Peter Schafer, beloved husband of Julia for 62 years; passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at the age of 85 years. Peter leaves to cherish his memory his children Dale (Marian) and their children Steven, Gillian (Nick) Petit, Lynsey and Justin; Sandra (Carl) Seitz and their children, Anali (Andy) Moon, Carlei, Tanner and Kadon; Wendy Mytton and her children David, Darcy (Joanna) and Danessa. Peter was extremely proud of his great grandchildren Leighton Moon and Avery Mytton. He is also survived by his two sisters Helen Zacher and Bertha Erickson; one sister-in-law and brother-in-law Italo & Rose Pisoni and brother-in-law Leo Volk; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Peter was predeceased by his parents John and Helen; his brother Adam, four brother-in-laws, two sister-in-laws and one son-in-law.
Peter was born in Schuler in 1932. He moved to Medicine Hat in 1939 with his family and then back to the farm at Schuler in 1942. He moved for the last time to Medicine Hat in 1977, but continued farming and has always had a great love of the land. He married Julia in 1955 where they started their lives together in Schuler. He worked as a custodian in Schuler School from 1965 – 1977 as well as farming and then briefly at schools in Medicine Hat. He was well respected by students and staff. Peter retired in 1989.
Peter and Julia enjoyed the Tiger Hockey games for many years as well as gardening, fishing, bowling, curling, traveling and puzzles. They enjoyed travel to Phoenix, Nashville, Branson, Hawaii, the Maritimes, Reno, Disneyland and Vancouver Expo. Peter was very personable and loved to be around family.
Peter will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him and especially by his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He always had a twinkle in his eye and a kind word for everyone.
Thank you to Dr. Bratvold who cared for Dad for many years.
Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday 11:00 at Holy Family Church, Prayers at Pattison Funeral Home on Tuesday at 7:00. If friends so desire, memorial donations in Peter’s name may be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 102 – 73 7th St SE, Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 1J2

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