September 24th, 2018

March 2, 2018

By Obituaries on March 2, 2018.

1922 ~ FRED HEPPERLE ~ 2018

Friedrich “Fred” Hepperle of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of the late Alma Hepperle, passed away on Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 at the age of 95 years. Fred leaves to cherish his memory two daughters, Hilda (Jim) Larson and Marg Fisher; four grandchildren, James (Michelle) Larson, Nicole (Cory) Earle, Matthew (Brandy) Fisher, and Krista- Lynn (Donnie) Dickson; seven great-grandchildren, Alexis and Isabella Larson, Madelyn, Dalton and Rosalie Earle, Emmet and Reid Dickson; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Fred was predeceased by his wife, Alma; his parents, Friedrich and Margaretta Hepperle; and two sisters, Melitta and Katja. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Friday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., and at ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 515 Sprague Way SE, on Monday from 12:30 to 1:25 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH on Monday, March 5th, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Ken Edel officiating. Interment will follow in the family plot at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Fred’s memory may be made to the Good Samaritan Society, 550 Spruce Way SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1B 4P1, or to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 515 Sprague Way SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1B 4A7, or to Canadian Lutheran World Relief, 80 East 10th Avenue, New Westminster, British Columbia, V3L 4R5. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Fred Hepperle. 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.


1928 ~ IRMA MACK ~ 2018

Irma Ethelyn Mack passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 24th, 2018 days after celebrating her 90th Birthday. The Funeral Service was held yesterday at VICTORY LUTHERAN CHURCH. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Irma Mack. 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.


1933 ~ FLOYD BRATVOLD ~ 2018

Floyd Bratvold of Medicine Hat, passed away on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 at the age of 84 years. His memory will be forever cherished by his loving wife, Ella of 59 years; his children, Wes (Sue), Norman, Nora (Tim) Logan, Dale (Yvonne), Marlene and Lori; his beloved grandchildren, Cari (Tyler) Engler, Kevin, Tyler, Scott, Amber (Jesse Stoutenburg), Amber, Justin, Tanner and Rylan; six great grandchildren; one brother, Lynn (Shirley) Bratvold; one sister-in-law, Colleen (Dave) Tessier; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Floyd was predeceased by one daughter, Mary, in infancy; his parents, Gunner and Kalma Bratvold; and his father and mother-in-law, John and Marion Confrey. Floyd was born in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan and raised in Simmie. He ran the Simmie Lucky Dollar Store for numerous years until moving to Medicine Hat in 1977. Floyd was then employed at Kustom Koach until moving to the CPR in 1980 until his retirement. Dad enjoyed fishing, gardening, especially his flower beds and long daily walks. We will miss his kind heart, his beautiful blue eyes but most of all his amazing and devoted love for his grandchildren. Our appreciation to the staff of Riverview Care Centre for the kindness and care of dad. Special thanks to Mike and Melissa of Caring Hearts. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Sunday from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. and on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:25 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, on Monday, March 5th, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment will follow at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Floyd's memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society, 201, 770 – 6th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4J6. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Floyd Bratvold. 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.


ELEANOR TOWNSEND

Family and friends gathered together at Westminster United Church to honour the life of this remarkable lady with tributes and special music. Although her contributions to the community will be dearly missed, her memory will not be forgotten.

Honour Eleanor’s memory,
In all that you do,
Give selflessly of yourself,
Putting family first too!

Her Life Lived…
Her Life Cherished…
Her Life Honoured.
Courtesy of
Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455


THERESE P. FOURNIER

November 13, 1932 ~ February 22, 2018

It is with profound sadness that the family announce the passing of Therese Pauline Fournier, beloved wife of Aime E. Fournier at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, Medicine Hat on Thursday, February 22, 2018, at the age of 85 years. She was born on November 13, 1932, in Gravelbourg, SK. Therese and Aime were married on November 12, 1956, in Lebret, SK., and together raised their five children. Therese was a loving wife and mother and cared for the children and their home. Therese was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her loving nature and tender, big heart of encouraging and putting others first was her ultimate gift to her family. Therese loved reading, knitting, cooking, playing cards, dancing and above all enjoyed laughing along with her family. She followed her children and grandchildren through their sporting activities and loved to watch Medicine Hat Tigers hockey. She could knit, drink tea and have a nap all at the same time. Therese was a devote member of her Catholic faith and of the Catholic Women’s League (CWL). Family gatherings, time at the lake and welcoming new additions to the family were all special to her. Therese’s memory will be forever treasured in the hearts of her husband, Aime; children, Roland G. (Lori) Gervais and their children, Sean Johnston, Jessica (James) Brine; Alain (Della) Fournier and their children, Marisa, Chad (Anda), Todd, Craig (Brooklyn), Blake; Paulette (Ernie) Clarke and their children, Chris (Angela), David (Danielle), Robert (Jennifer); Suzanne Jubb (friend Darryl), her children, Jason, Kyle (Brittany), Derek (Megan), Jennifer (Jordan) Jackson; Michel (Joanne) Fournier and their children, Alyssa, Ashley (Jesse), Jenessa, Evan; 13 great-grandchildren, Liam, Jesse, Levi, Hunter, Hudson, Ryker, Carter, Gracie, Kace, Oliver, Elisabeth, Ellie, Olivia; siblings, Dr. Raymond Piche, Sister Denise Piche SGM, Reverend Father Camille Piche OMI, Monique Piche; sister-in-law, Rachelle Fournier; Aunt, Mimi Wunderlich and Lise Boucher. Therese was predeceased by her parents, Conrad and Yvonne Piche; first husband, Roland M. Gervais; siblings, Alain Piche, Gilles Piche and François Piche. The family will celebrate Therese’s life with a private funeral service. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial donations in Therese’s name may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, #124, 430 – 6 Avenue S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2S8. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting 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


WAYNE BROST

Cook’s Chapel is where hundreds of family and friends gathered this past Friday to celebrate the life of a man who touched so many. Many tributes were shared about a generous man whose memory will forever be cherished.

To all of those that think of me,
Be happy as I go out to sea.
If others wonder why I’m missin’
Just tell ‘em I’ve gone fishin’.

His Life Lived…
His Life Cherished…
His Life Honoured.
Courtesy of
Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455


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