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April 3, 2018

By Obituaries on April 3, 2018.

1924 ~ DEAN "STUB" ROBINSON ~ 2018

Dean Robinson, beloved husband of Norma Robinson (nee McKnight), passed away at the age of 93 with his family by his side on Friday, March 30, 2018. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Dean Robinson. 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.


1959 ~ COLIN SMITHDORF ~ 2018

Colin Trevor Smithdorf, beloved husband of Patricia Smithdorf of Redcliff, passed away on Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 at the age of 58 years. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Colin Smithdorf. 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.


BALZAR LANZ

November 2, 1933 ~ March 31, 2018
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Balthasar “Balzar” Jacob Lanz, with his family by his side. Balzar is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Irene. He will be lovingly remembered by his four daughters, Mandy, Linda (Doug Klinck), Peggy (Reno Fleck), and Bernadine (Gerry) Laforce, and their families. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. PATRICK’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 238 – 2nd Avenue NE, on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. with Father Tomy Manjaly, Celebrant. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Balzar Lanz. 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.


BAYER

Margaret Rose Bayer of Medicine Hat, passed away peacefully on Wednesday March 28, 2018, surrounded by family, at the age of 77 years. Margaret is survived by her loving husband for 54 years, Oscar; her daughter Lynn Jonker and son Jason (Natalie) Bayer; her grandchildren, Calli Jonker (Michael Malinowski) and Josh Jonker, Timothy and Alexander Bayer. Margaret will also always be remembered by her siblings, Judy Lane, George (Gale) Hammel and Fran (Barry) Carlson; her sisters-in-law Sharon Hammel (LeRoy), Helen Bayer (Ed) and Helen Bayer (Fred) . Marg was predeceased by her parents John and Anna Maria Hammel, her brother LeRoy Hammel, brothers-in-law, Haven Lane, Ed Bayer, Fred Bayer, Gus Plato and Otto Kanewischer; sisters-in-law, Edna Kanewischer, Louise Plato and Lil Radke. Marg was a dedicated servant to many. She took her responsibility as a daughter, sister, wife and mother very seriously. Being the oldest, Marg took charge of her parents when they moved to town. After their passing she became the self appointed Matriarch of the family. As a sister, Marg’s domesticated style kept her siblings well fed and dish-pan hands free. As a working wife she shared all the household duties with Oscar. Motherhood to her meant that respect and honesty were the attributes she wanted instilled in her children and grandchildren. For 37 years, her dedication continued through her career as an LPN on the Pediatric Ward of the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital. She loved children and they loved her! She was often the recipient of cards and gifts from her former patients well into her retirement years. Her mothering nature towards the children carried through to her colleagues, many of which remain great friends. We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the ICU staffat the hospital for the care and support given to all her family. Marg’s life journey was shaped by her faith from her Baptism to her Funeral Mass. The funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church (238 2nd Ave N.E.) on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Tomy Manjaly celebrant. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital “Pediatrics Department” 666 5th Street SE, Medicine Hat, AB. To e-mail an expression of o sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Margaret Bayer, 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


HORETH

Dorothea ‘Doris’ Horeth of Medicine Hat, passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2018, at the age of 92 years, beloved wife of the late George Horeth. She leaves to cherish her memory four children, Linda (Barry) Crowther of Medicine Hat, Rosanne (Gary) Bierback of Seven Persons, Irene (Hal) Fode of Medicine Hat, and Delores (Eric) Hagglund of Calgary; seven grandchildren, Marc Crowther, Matthew (Erica) Crowther, Landon (Brittany) Hagglund, Ryan Fode, Brennan Hagglund (Julia Nicholson), Kyle Fode (Rebecca Phillips), Spencer Bierback (Toree Bonagofsky); five great grandchildren, Kaleb Hagglund, Madalyn Hagglund, Hank Crowther, Eddie Crowther, Niels Crowther, one sister-in-law, Ann Poersch and many nieces and nephews in Canada, Germany and Austria. Doris was predeceased by her husband George Horeth on January 31, 1985; her parents, Martin and Karoline Fritsch, one brother, Martin Fritsch, three sisters, Rosina Nief, Maria Nief, and Katherine Bohn; four sisters-in-law; Rose Janisch, Mary Conners, Margaret Hittel, and Katie Horeth. Being with her family was her greatest joy, whether it was camping, birthdays, visits from her grandchildren and great grandchildren or going out for lunch. She enjoyed baking, cooking, knitting and crocheting for us all. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday, from 1:00 p.m to 1:55 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Carmel Hospice (St. Joseph’s Home) c/o 156 3rd Street NE, Medicine Hat, T1A 5M1 or to the Alzheimer Society, Alberta and Northwest Territories #201, 770 6th Street SW Medicine Hat, AB T1A 4J6. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Doris Horeth, 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


ROTH

Clarence John Roth passed away on March 27, 2018, at the age of 84 years, beloved husband of Elsa Molzan-Roth. He also leaves to cherish his memory two children, Brenda (Brian) Webster and Clarence Dale Roth all of Medicine Hat; two step-grandchildren Marshal (Crissy) Webster and Kristy (Lee) Webster; one sister Ann Dinsmore as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Ann and John Roth; his first wife Phyllis (Nee: Holt) on May 27, 1997; one brother, Roy Roth and a brother-in-law Tom Dinsmore. Clarence began his career as an auto body technician with Hill Body Shop and later Gardner Motors. In 1973, he opened Inter-City Collision Repairs, and a short time later Inter-City Auto Glass. He built a thriving business, which assured quality repairs and service to all its customers. Clarence was known for his outgoing personality and no-nonsense approach to business, while making sure he looked after his family, employees and customers alike. He sold his business following the death of his first wife Phyllis from cancer in 1997 and entered his retirement years. In 2003, Clarence married Elsa and they moved into their home in Crescent Heights. Clarence learned to love travel, and he and Elsa visited many locales around the world. He also loved music and playing his accordions and was a member of the Medicine Hat Music Club. Clarence will also be remembered for his love of animals especially his dogs. The graveside service will be held in the Hillside Cemetery on April 6, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend officiating. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the main gate at Hillside Cemetery at 12:45 p.m. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the (S.P.C.A. – 55 Southwest Drive SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8E8) or to the Canadian Cancer Society ( 200, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2P5). To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Clarence John Roth, 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


WEISS

Bonnie Weiss passed away on Monday, April 2, 2018, beloved wife of Bruce Weiss of Medicine Hat. She also leaves to cherish her memory two children, Berri-Sue Weiss (John Bolton) and Brandi (Curtis) Benedict. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Bonnie Weiss, 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


WINGENBACH

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Daniel “Dan” Wingenbach of Medicine Hat, on Thursday, March 29, 2018, at the age of 94 years. He was predeceased by his loving wife Angelina, son Randall, sisters, brothers, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. He is survived by five children: Terry Wingenbach, David (Rita) Wingenbach, Geri (Frank) Hecker, Jeanette (Ron) Bechtold and James Wingenbach. He is also survived by ten grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren, his sister Helen, sisters-in-law, Jean Wingenbach, Clara Crews and Ester Wagner. Dan was born on May 30, 1923 in a sod hut in Southern Saskatchewan. Dan was a farmer and maintained a keen interest in farming throughout his life. As a young man he played the banjo in a band with his brothers. He loved music and loved to dance. When the band disbanded, he took up the harmonica and singing along with the songs on the radio. He knew the words to most of the songs and particularly loved the yodelling. At the age of 94, he still played his harmonica although complained that he did not have the breath he needed to do it well. To supplement his farm income during the lean years, Dan became a well known finisher for farm cisterns and farm house chimneys. He later took on a rural school bus route. During the winter this meant getting up as early at 3:00 a.m. to ensure that he could heat up the battery and get the bus running by 7:00 a.m. to start his route. When Dan retired from the farm he and Lena moved into Medicine Hat. He continued to work first as a maintenance man for a local motel and then later seasonal work for the City of Medicine Hat at the water treatment plant and watering boulevards and parks. Dan loved sports. For many years he was a pitcher at numerous ball tournaments until his arm gave out. Later he could be found golfing, curling and bowling or watching the games on television. Dan loved spending time with people. He had a good sense of humour, loved to laugh, and share a joke. In his early 80's, Dan purchased his first computer. He learned to send emails and checked Facebook daily to keep track of his grandchildren. The computer gave him many hours of entertainment both in playing games like checkers, freestyle and solitaire, drawing farm pictures using Microsoft Paint as well as hours of watching and listening to Danny O'Donnell on YouTube. Those who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday evening from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. and at the church on Thursday from 10:00 – 10:55 a.m. Family and friends will gather for prayers in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated in the Holy Family Parish (1451 Strachan Road SE) on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Albert Sayson celebrant. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Daniel Wingenbach, 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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