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February 16, 2018

By Obituaries on February 16, 2018.

1923 ~ DOREEN BYAM ~ 2018

Doreen Byam of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Raymond Byam, passed away on Friday, February 9th, 2018 at the age of 94 years. The Funeral Service was held yesterday at ST. AMBROSE ANGLICAN CHURCH. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Doreen Byam. Funeral 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.


EDNA KANEWISCHER

August 20, 1933 ~ February 9, 2018
With profound sorrow we announce the passing of our dear mother, Edna Kanewischer, on February 9, 2018 – only 5 weeks following the death of her beloved husband and best friend, Don. She died peacefully surrounded by her loving family, and is now with her Lord and Saviour, rejoicing with her sweet husband in their heavenly home. Edna was born in Irvine, Alberta on August 20, 1933. She grew up loving the outdoors which stood her in good stead in later years. In 1952, she married Don Kanewischer and together they farmed in the Hilda area. As business partner, Edna was involved in all aspects of the operation, from the financial to the daily hands-on work of farm life – including driving tractor and hauling grain. She was a strong, independent woman who was very much ahead of her time. Her many talents and interests lead Edna to create homes that were not only beautiful, but were warm and welcoming, filled with love and amazing food. Everything she did was done to perfection. Edna was a woman of integrity with a generous spirit and a commitment to her Lord. She truly set an example of a Christ-centered life. Through all of life's ups and downs, she and her husband of 65 years were inseparable. Edna leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Donna and son, Murry; sister and brother-in-law, Alice and Ephraim Haas; as well as many other relatives and friends. Edna is predeceased by husband, Don Kanewischer; sister and brother-in-law, Leah and Herb Ginther; brother and sister-in-law, Reuben and Agnes Bischke; and nephew, Wade Haas. Mom, you will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts. The Funeral Service will be held at HILLCREST EVANGELICAL MISSIONARY CHURCH, 3785 – 13 Avenue SE, on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Mark Bolender officiating. A private interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Edna's memory may be made to Whispering Pines Camp, Box 23110, Medicine Hat Mall P.O., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1B 4C7. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Edna Kanewischer. 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.


ELANOR TOWNSEND

1922 ~ 2018
Mrs. Eleanor Townsend, beloved wife of the late Mr. Larry Townsend, passed away peacefully at the Riverview Care Centre in Medicine Hat on Sunday, February 11, 2018, at the age of 95 years. She was instrumental in establishing Hatterland Children’s Theatre and was an Honourary Life Member. On November 21, 1981, Eleanor was also presented with an Honourary Life Membership with Medicine Hat Musical Theatre. In 1986, she was recognized by Medicine Hat School District No. 76 as one of their honoured teachers, “A Century Of Quality Education”. Eleanor loved Christmas, singing, dancing, acting, reading, cats and was a faithful, long time member of the Westminster Choir. Left to cherish Eleanor’s memory is her grandson, Don Cowan as well as numerous extended family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Larry Townsend and her daughter, Lyn (Newton) Cowan. The celebration of Eleanor’s life will take place at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, on Friday, February 16, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Jan Stevenson officiating. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting http://www.cooksouthland.com) If friends so desire, memorial donations in Eleanor’s name may be made directly to Westminster United Church, 101 – 6 Street S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 1G7 or to the SPCA, 55 Southwest Drive S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8. Honoured to serve the family is Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455.
Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455


ELIZA HERLE

May 21, 1921 ~ February 9, 2018

A. Eliza Cecilia Herle (nee Fieger), our beloved mother, grandmother and great- grandmother, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 9, 2018, at the Edith Cavell Care Centre, in Lethbridge, AB. Eliza was born on May 21, 1921, in Schuler, AB. A few years later, her family moved to Prelate, SK., where she attended school at St. Angela’s Convent, an experience that started her lifelong passion for music and education. Eliza married Peter Anton Herle in 1944 and they lived on two farms outside of Prelate before moving into town. While in Prelate, Eliza was active in the Prelate Hospital Auxiliary and Home and School Association, serving a term as President of each and attending regional and provincial meetings. In 1967, Eliza went back to school as an adult, completed her Grade 12 and the family moved to Saskatoon where she completed one year of Teacher Training. When the family moved back to Prelate, she taught Grade 3 for two years before moving to Medicine Hat, AB., where she taught junior high at St. Mary’s. Through many years of summer school attendance, she completed a B. Ed. Degree from the University of Calgary. Eliza retired from teaching in 1980 and in 1986 after joining the Ursuline Associates, she spent six months in Zimbabwe as a lay missionary. Eliza often referred to her time in Zimbabwe as among the most important work of her life. Back in Medicine Hat, She resumed her volunteer work on the CWL executive, in the church choir and as Eucharistic Minister for 10 years at the Teoda Lodge. She was extremely proud of her nearly 50 years of membership in the Catholic Women’s League. Eliza loved to complete large needlework pictures, crochet and knit dresses, including work with clay as well as painting many beautiful pictures. She entered her art work in the Medicine Hat Exhibition for several years and won a variety of ribbons. Eliza also participated in several pottery shows, preferring to create porcelain pieces trimmed in gold. Several of her large crochet pieces have been donated to St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Medicine Hat and a needlework piece to Covenant Health – St. Joseph’s Home. In 2007, Eliza moved to Lethbridge to live with her daughter Annette; in 2013, she moved into Columbia Age Care and in 2017, moved to Edith Cavell Care Centre. Everywhere Mom lived, she endeared herself to the staff with her quick wit and ready laughter and was noted for always singing. She was often referred to as the ‘singing grandmother’. Eliza was predeceased by her parents, Anselm and Catherine Fieger (nee Aberle), her husband, Peter; her twin brother, Peter Fieger; her brothers, Louis and Alois; her sisters, Alena Selinger and Betty Kuntz; her brothers-in-law, Alec Herle and Pius Kuntz; sisters-in-law, Cassie Fieger, Audrey Fieger and son-in-law, Nicolaas Nieukerk. Eliza is survived by her six children; Lucelle (Lee) Prindle, Jerome (Diana) Herle, Annette Nieukerk, Damian (Glenda) Herle, Rosemarie Ledet and Carolyn Herle (Louise Odland). Eliza was the proud grandmother of eight grandchildren: Aaron (Shannon) Thompson, Jeremy (Rona) Thompson, Sasja (Neil) Chomos, Jess (Erika) Nieukerk, Nicole (Lars) Gauthier, Ian (Lindsay) Herle, Meghan Bissonnette and Laura Bissonnette; and a very proud great-grandmother to Salma Nazira and Areli Nieukerk, Jayden and Joelle Thompson, Lexi and Zoe Thompson, Madden and Emmy Gauthier, Davin and Eli Herle and Annica Chomos. She is also survived by her brother, Ignatius Fieger and sister-in-law, Marie Fieger along with numerous nieces and nephews who loved her dearly. Eliza’s funeral service will be held in March to allow time for the family to gather. Vigil Prayers will be recited at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta on March 16, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, 238 – 2 Avenue N.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta on March 17, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. If friends so desire, please consider a donation to the Catholic Women’s League or a charity of your 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


JIM HAYWARD

December 23, 1945 ~ February 7, 2018

Mr. James Garth Hayward passed away at River Ridge Senior’s Village, Medicine Hat on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at the age of 72 years. He will be remembered with love by Mary Anne Hayward (nee Townsend), his wife of 52 years; their daughters, Jan Wohlers, Cathy Shapley (Loren Lang) and Leana (Faron) Forsyth; grandsons, Kelson, Brendan, Wade (Sonja), Troy (Jaylinn), Chad (Tianna), Landis, Tyler and Shea (Chris); great-grandchildren, Ayla, Quinton and Sadie as well as his in-laws, nieces and nephews. Jim is also survived with fond memories and love by many cousins and long time friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Cliff and Marg Hayward; half brother, Laurie; half sister, Gloria (Bubs), plus many special aunts, uncles and cousins. Jim was born on December 23, 1945, in Medicine Hat to Cliff and Marg Hayward. He grew up in a multi-generational home surrounded by aunts, uncles and cousins. Jim joined the SALH reserves when he was 15 years old. At the age of 16 and with his parents permission, he signed up for the Canadian Armed Forces apprentice training program. Jim and Mary Anne grew up together in the same neighbourhood and on August 27, 1966, were married. Over the next three years they had their three girls. Jim served in many different positions while in the military, achieving the rank of Warrant Officer. His final posting was back to Medicine Hat with the SALH. Jim retired from the regular forces in 1988 with 25 years of service and continued with the reserves until 1991. Following his retirement from the regular forces, Jim worked as the secretary at Westminster United Church, where he was able to use the skills he had obtained as an administrative clerk plus his knowledge from his Certificate of Theology that he earned doing courses through St. Stephen’s Theological College in Edmonton. Jim’s health deteriorated in the early 2000’s and in November 2005, he moved to River Ridge Senior’s Village where he remained until his passing. The family will forever be thankful for the wonderful care that Jim received. The Funeral Service will be held at Westminster United Church, 101 – 6 Street S.E., Medicine Hat, on Saturday, February 17, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Jan Stevenson officiating. A time of visitation will take place at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Saturday, February 17, 2018, from 12:00 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. with the interment service following at Hillside Cemetery beginning at 1:00 p.m. Memorial donations in Jim’s name may be made to the charity of one’s choice. (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


KRAUSE

Pauline Laura Krause passed away on Monday, February 12, 2018, at the age of 91 years, beloved wife of David Krause of Medicine Hat. The funeral service will be held in the First Assembly of God Church (395 9th Street SE) on Monday, February 19, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Lyle Berg officiating. A private family interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Samaritan’s Purse-Canada, 20 Hopewell Way NE, Calgary, AB, T3J 5H5. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Pauline Krause, 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


VOSSLER

Fay Louise Vossler passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2018, at the age of 76 years, beloved wife of Roy Vossler of Redcliff. She leaves to cherish her memory two daughters; Jodi (Nick) Diamant, and Rolanda (Steve) Stillinger all of Medicine Hat, three grandchildren, Jayden Stillinger, Brandon Stillinger and Demitria Diamant. She was predeceased by parents, George and Katherine Douglas. Fay, mom, mamma, you were our entire world, your presence will be missed for eternity. A Private funeral service was held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend. Interment has taken place in the Hillside Cemetery. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Fay Vossler, 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


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