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February 9, 2018

By Obituaries on February 9, 2018.


1934 ~ 2018
After over 15 courageous years of treatments in her battle with cancer, Betty Evelyn Archer, beloved partner of the late Patricia Pinnell, passed away peacefully at the St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at the age of 83 years. Betty is survived by a brother, Clarence (Sandra) Archer of Medicine Hat; sister, Ethel (Keith) Hamre of Hanna; sister-in-law, Vicki Archer of Swift Current; numerous nieces and nephews as well as her very special furry friend, Tiffany, whom she loved and adored. She was predeceased by her parents, Eric and Alice Archer and her brother, Keith Archer. Betty was very passionate about her profession as a registered nurse, serving in this capacity for over 50 years at the Royal Columbian Hospital. She served on numerous boards and was instrumental in ensuring that her hospital received funding for much needed updates to their equipment. The family wish to express their heartfelt appreciation to the staff at St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice for the loving care they provided to Betty during her stay there. Her life will be remembered and her memory cherished without the proceedings of a formal funeral. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Betty’s name may be made directly to the Alzheimer Society of Alberta, 201, 770 – 6 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, AB., T1A 4J6 or to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre c/o the Medicine Hat and District Health Foundation, 666 – 5 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, AB., T1A 4H6. Honoured to serve the family is
Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455


1927 ~ 2018
Robert ‘Bob’ Herman passed away while in the peaceful surroundings of the St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice in Medicine Hat on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at the age of 90 years. Bob’s memory will be cherished in the hearts of his sister, Irene Hayward; sister-in-law, Olive Herman as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Amelia Herman; two brothers, David and Lawrence as well as a brother-in-law, Norman Hayward. Bob was born in Eagle Butte, Alberta, on May 18, 1927. He received his education in a one room school house at Little Plume, Alberta, later furthering his education and achieving his journeyman’s certification as a Heavy Duty Mechanic. Bob worked the next number of years as a mechanic before returning to the farm in the early 1960’s. He continued to ranch and work the land for the next 50 years before selling the farm and retiring. Family wish to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the staff at Meadowlands Retirement Facility for the excellent care provided to Bob over his 10 years there. They also wish to acknowledge the staff at St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice where Bob received wonderful care during his final days. A private family gathering to honour Bob’s memory will be held at a future date. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at Honoured to serve the family is
Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455


Virginia “Jenny” Hausauer (nee: Ehret) lost her courageous battle with cancer on February 6, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Carmel Hospice, at the age of 67 years. She is survived by Roy Hausauer, her husband of 48 years; her special friend David Dalzell whom she called her adopted son by love not by papers. David’s wife Tammy and Jenny’s chosen grandchildren Kaitlin and Cassidy; her mother Florence “Flo” Ehret Severin (Norman Washburn), three sisters Delphine “Del” Ehret Zizek, Sandra Ehret, and Michele Ehret (Roy Finlay); two brothers Lesley (Shelley) Ehret and Todd (Andrea) Ehret as well as one brother-in-law Alvin (Linda) Hausauer and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father Emil Ehret, stepfather Walter Severin and two brothers-in-law Vern Hausauer and Stan Zizek. Virginia was born in Medicine Hat and grew up on the family farm N.W. of Hilda, Alberta. She took her schooling in Hilda to grade 10 then the family moved to Medicine Hat in 1967 and she completed grades 11 and 12 graduating from Crescent Heights High School in 1969. She married Roy in July of 1969 and they made their home on the Hausauer family farm north of Irvine. They retired from farming in 2003, but continued to live there as they enjoyed country life. Jenny loved life, especially kittens, puppies and horses. She enjoyed summer camping to David’s, Todd’s, the Kimberly Accordion Festival and the Great Canadian Barn Dance for musical festivals. She really liked getting away for the winter especially to Hawaii, Arizona and Southern California. She also enjoyed her yearly get aways with her sisters to various events such as Blue Jay’s games, country music concerts and shopping trips. Jenny’s family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospice for their hard work, caring manner and compassion which will not be forgotten. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the 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: Jenny Hausauer, 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


1910 – 2018
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a grand lady. God called another angel home, Mary Magdalena Ell on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at the age of 107 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 1113 – 1 Street East, Bow Island on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 7:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 1113 – 1 Street East, Bow Island on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. A private burial to follow at the Bow Island Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at
Mary is survived by her son Raymond (Theresa) Ell of Australia, daughter Marilyn (Earl) Weatherhead of Burdett and daughter-in-law Juanita Ell of High River. She is also survived by sixteen grandchildren, thirty four great grandchildren and eleven great great grandchildren; sister Martha O’Brien (105 years) as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband of sixty eight years Peter; sons Alvin and Ted Ell; daughter Elaine Ell; daughters-in-law Irene and Helen Ell; grandson Barry Ell; great granddaughter Coral Ell; parents George and Rosina Shatz; brothers and their spouses Matt (Irene) Shatz, Andrew (Phyllis) Shatz, Mark (Nellie) Shatz, George (Alta) Shatz, Tony (Edna) Shatz and Julius Shatz; sisters and their spouses Katie (Ralph) Schlachter and Rose (Cam) Gardiner; brother-in-law Delman O’Brien and sister-in-law Vi Shatz.
Mom was born September 26, 1910 in Bow Island. Her pass time and interests were gardening, crocheting, bowling, bingo cards and most of all music and dancing, of which she did till the age of 103 years. Mom had a heart of gold and loved her family to the fullest. Her grandchildren brought her much joy and she cherished every moment she shared with them. She will be forever loved and missed.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Mary’s name may be made directly to the Pleasant View Lodge, Bag 6700, Bow Island, Alberta T0K 0G0 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 2P5 (

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