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By Obituaries on February 21, 2018.

1924 ~ DON CANNON ~ 2018

Donald "Don" Anthony Cannon of Medicine Hat, passed away on Saturday, February 17th, 2018 and has joined his beloved wife, Audrey "Dene" (of Abbeville, Louisiana) in Heaven, at the age of 93 years. Don leaves to cherish his memory one daughter, Florence "Flo" (Tim); two sons, Vince and Anthony "Tony"; his loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Hazel and Maxine in Canada; and Dale Hebert Monroe, Rita Hebert and Nancy Hebert in the USA; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Don was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Lucy Cannon of Marquis, Saskatchewan; his only sister, Catherine; and brothers, Harry, Arthur, Bernard, George and Kenneth; sisters-in-law, Jenny and Rita in Canada; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Clayton, Murphy, Jimmy, Bonnie, Mary Alice, and Louise Hebert and Dale Monroe in the USA. Don was born in Moose Jaw on October 28th, 1924. He was raised on a farm in Marquis, attending St Mark’s elementary and Marquis Public High School and his first year of Arts at St. Thomas College in Battleford, Saskatchewan. He then joined the Oblates of Mary Immaculate in 1944, spending a year in Winnipeg with them and returned to Battleford in 1945 for 7 years of further studies, graduating in 1952. His Missionary work began in Northern British Columbia and the Yukon. Much of his Missionary work was with the Aboriginal Community visiting Missions by dog teams and walking as far away as 180 miles from home base. After twenty years of Missionary work Don made a career change. Don met his future wife Dene at Divine World Centre in London, Ontario. After receiving his Laicization from Rome, Don and Dene were married in St Mary’s Church in Prince George, BC on March 9, 1973. In 1975 Don and Dene wanted to build a family and adopted their daughter and two sons, ages 9, 7 and 6. Don worked at Northwood Pulp and Timber until he retired in 1987. In 1988, Don and Dene moved to Vernon, BC and remained there until 1997 when they moved to Medicine Hat, Alberta. Both enjoyed traveling, spending time on the golf course and playing cards with friends and relatives. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Sunday from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, on Sunday, February 25th, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at HOLY FAMILY PARISH, 1451 Strachan Road SE, on Monday, February 26th, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. with Father Philip Le, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Don's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 or to the charity of one's choice. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Don Cannon. 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.


1932 ~ ARTHUR WATT ~ 2018

Arthur Charles Watt of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of the late Roberta Watt, passed away on Sunday, February 18th, 2018 at the age of 85 years. Arthur leaves to cherish his memory two sons, Kevin (Joanne) and Patrick (Cindy); two daughters, Debra (Pat) and Wendy (Brock); nine grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; one brother, Ronald (Eileen); as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Arthur was predeceased by his wife, Roberta; his parents, Charles and Jean Watt; and one brother, George Watt. Arthur worked for many years in Calgary in the plumbing and pipe-fitting trades and taught those fields at SAIT. After moving to Medicine Hat he was an active member of the Medicine Hat Art Club. Honouring Arthur's wishes, no formal funeral services will be held. Memorial gifts in Arthur's memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society, 201, 770 – 6th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4J6 or to the Good Samaritan Society, 550 Spruce Way SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1B 4P1. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Arthur Watt. 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.


1945 ~ VICTOR REMPEL ~ 2018

Victor Harold Abraham Rempel, beloved husband of Laura Rempel of Medicine Hat, passed away on Thursday, February 15th, 2018 at the age of 72 years. The Funeral Service was held yesterday at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Victor Rempel. 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

With profound sorrow we announce the passing of our dear mother, Edna Kanewischer, on February 9, 2018. The Funeral Service was held yesterday at HILLCREST EVANGELICAL MISSIONARY CHURCH. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Edna Kanewischer. Funeral arrangements entrusted
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.


HENRY WICKENHEISER

1928 ~ 2018
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Mr. Henry Wickenheiser, beloved husband of Daisy, announce his peaceful passing at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Friday, February 16, 2018, at the age of 89 years. Vigil Prayers will be recited at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Friday, February 23, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Parish, 1451 Strachan Road S.E., Medicine Hat on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. with Interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery. (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


Jeanette Iva Lengyel

1917 ~ 2018
Jeanette passed away peacefully with her grandchildren by her side at Cedar Creek Adaptacare on February 11, 2018 at the age of 100 years.
Mom was the 5th child of seven children born to Joseph and Aristide Croteau. She was born on December 29, 1917 in Lucky Strike, Alberta and homesteaded there until age four when they moved to Warner, Alberta. She completed her education there and worked in the post office until she transferred to Foremost. Here she met her husband John and continued to work in the post office until they were married on October 19, 1946. They made their home west of Foremost and were mixed farmers where they raised their two children. She loved to keep busy whether baking, doing paper tole, crocheting or quilting. They enjoyed travelling to Hawaii and later in their motorhome to Arizona for the Winter. Mom loved her time at the cabin in Beauvais or in Elkwater with her children and grandchildren.
When her husband John passed away in 1992, mom moved to Lethbridge and lived in her own home until the age of 97. She moved to The View for 1.5 years before her health started to deteriorate and she moved to Cedar Creek Adaptacare for the last 2 years.
She is survived by her son Bryne (Donna – deceased) Lengyel and her daughter Karen (Walter) Duda; 5 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Annette Greeno and her sisters-in-law Muriel and Kay Croteau. On her husband’s side she is survived by Glen Gaydos, Scarlett (Cliff) Collins and Mel (Kim) Gaydos; as well as Irene and Margaret of Kelowna, BC.
She was predeceased by her two infant children; her husband John; daughter-in-law Donna; and by her 5 brothers Ernie, Aime, Laurent, Benoit (Dovey) and Rene; and sisters-in-law Elsie, Ruth and Maxine Croteau.
As per mom’s wishes, a private family mass was held. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those wishing to remember mom can make a donation to the Neonatal Unit of the Regional Hospital (960 – 19 Street S., Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5) in memory of her babies lost at birth.
The family would like to thank the kind, loving staff and residents at Adaptacare and Dr. Charlotte Haig – you all were very special to Mom. Thank you to Father Kevin Tumback for the special Mass and Carol Treadwell, D’Arcy George and the Resurrection Choir for the music. We wish to thank Martin Brothers Funeral Home and their staff, especially Chris Martin Jong for helping us through this difficult time. GOD BLESS you all.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


NADEAU

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Chase Carter Nadeau, beloved son of Marcel and Linda Nadeau; loving brother to Shanelle (Dale) Martens (Adoniah and Elikai) and C.J. Nadeau (Laycee) all of Medicine Hat. A private family time of remembrance was held at the Pattison Funeral Home on Saturday, February 17, 2018. Those who wish to remember Chase with a donation may do so to the S.P.C.A. – 55 Southwest Drive SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8E8. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Chase Nadeau, 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


WAYNE DALE BROST

June 21, 1955 ~ February 18, 2018

Wayne passed away peacefully at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital with his family by his side on Sunday, February 18, 2018, at the age of 62 after a courageous battle with cancer. Wayne’s memory will be cherished in the hearts of his loving wife of 39 years, Janet; his children, Kevin (Tenelle) Brost, Candace (Colin) Eddy, and Crystal (Rocco) Votta; his grandchildren, Dakoda, Payton, Gracie, Sarah, Brady, Taryn, and Koby; his sisters, Vivian and Joyce; his father-and-mother-in-law, John and Veronica Bosch; as well as numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Emil and Ruth. Wayne was born and raised in the Richmound, SK area and it was there where he met his wife, Janet. Wayne enjoyed his work as a Parts Manager at Action Auto Parts and has made many friends during his 38 years of working there. Wayne’s passions in life included fishing, socializing and playing cards but most importantly spending time with his family. He loved to travel and to cheer on his children and grandchildren in anything they were participating in. His support and love will truly be missed. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W. on Friday, February 23, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. to 1:55 p.m. A Celebration of Wayne’s life will immediately follow at 2:00 p.m. For those who are unable to attend but wish to be a part of the service, the service will be live streamed and you may view it by visiting http://www.cook southland.com at the scheduled time. (Simply click on the Watch Service In Progress Button located on the left side of the homepage) In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to HALO, 12 – 49 Viscount Avenue S.W., Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 5G4. (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


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