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April 11, 2018

By Obituaries on April 11, 2018.

1939 ~ GARTH VALLELY ~ 2018

Garth William Vallely, beloved husband of Maryanne Vallely of Medicine Hat, passed away on Saturday, April 7th, 2018 at the age of 79 years. Garth also leaves to cherish his memory one son, Mike (Paula) Vallely; his daughter, Stephanie (Damian) Churla; daughter-in-law, Wendy Vallely (Roman); seven grandchildren, Michael Jr. (Shari), Madison, Emilee, Morgan, Lierin, Ryan (Cristin) and Dale; four great grandchildren, Avaya, Mea, Austin and August; his step-mother, Muriel Vallely; and his half-brother, George (Karen) Vallely and their daughter, Hannah. Garth was predeceased by his son, Pat Vallely; and his parents, George and Amy Vallely. Garth was elected as Mayor of the City of Medicine Hat in October 2001 and re-elected in October 2004. He has given freely of himself to many organizations. He was Campaign Chairman, a Director and Executive Director of the United Way of Southeastern Alberta from 1989 to 1997. He served the Medicine Hat Community Foundation as Chairman from 1996 to 2000. He was on the Provincial Board of the Heart and Stroke Foundation for the years 1997 to 2003. He was also Chairman of the Salvation Army Family Support Centre Board. In addition, Garth provided leadership during his involvement as a Director with the Medicine Hat Chamber of Commerce, as a member of the Community Lottery Board, and as a member of the Alberta Softball Umpires Association, the Medicine Hat Tourism Action Committee and the Southeast Alberta Tourist Association. Garth also served as President of the Brooks and District Chamber of Commerce. He has supported, coached and sponsored numerous sports teams and leagues including softball, baseball, soccer and hockey. The Community recognized Garth with the 1999 Civic Recognition 'Humanitarianism' Award for his contribution to Medicine Hat as a volunteer and community leader. His involvement in the community of Medicine Hat began when he built on his success in Brooks to open The Boston Pizza franchise in Medicine Hat in 1984. A Private Family Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. PATRICK'S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, with Father Tomy Manjaly, Celebrant and Father John L. Maes, Co-Celebrant. A Private Family Interment will take place at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Garth's memory may be made to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, c/o 238 – 2nd Avenue NE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5Z9 or to a charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Garth Vallely. 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.


1969 – MICHAEL JOSEPH DOLAN – 2018

Michael Joseph Dolan, beloved father of Emma, Rachael and Matthew, (mother of his children Andrea Robbenhaar) of Medicine Hat, passed away on Monday, April 9, 2018 at the age of 49 years. Michael also leaves to cherish his memory his father, Vincent; his mother, Helga (nee Steinmetz); his brother, David, (fiancé Michelle Wilde); his sisters, Katherine, Caroline (Darren) Pearson, and Heather (David) Murphy; and his extended family and close circle of friends.
Michael was born in Uranium City, SK and attended High School in Mullingar, Ireland. He then went on to the University of Alberta for his undergraduate and obtained his Doctor in Law at the University of Saskatchewan. Michael was called to the bar in 1997 and practiced law in Medicine Hat until the time of his passing. Michael was also involved in the Medicine Hat Kinsmen Club, Past President of the Medicine Hat Health Foundation, Medicine Hat Family YMCA Board, Medicine Hat Chamber of Commerce, and coached Minor Hockey in Medicine Hat. The family would like to thank Dr. Jeff Bratvold, Dr. Christine Woodley, Dr Josh Foley, and the staff of Medicine Hat Regional Hospital.
Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. PATRICK’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 238 – 2 Avenue NE, on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. with Father Tomy Manjaly, Celebrant and Father John L. Maes, Co-Celebrant. A Private Family Interment will take place on Sunday, April 15, 2018. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Michael’s memory may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society at http://www.cancer.ca. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com, subject heading Michael Dolan. 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.


EMILY HAMMEL

Through word and song, the life of this gentle soul was honoured this past Saturday in Cook’s Chapel. Her strong faith now rewarded through eternal rest in God’s care.


Always a smile
to all she would treat,
Forever at peace…
her soul He will keep!

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


EVERETT VANDER HEIDEN

Just recently, relatives and friends gathered in support of Cathy and her family at St. Patrick’s Church as they celebrated a Mass of Resurrection for Everett Vander Heiden. His memory will live on through the many he felt honoured to call “friend.”

“Everett worked hard all his life,
Each job done to it’s best,
Now received into God’s tender care,
He’s been granted eternal rest.”

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


PRINCE

William “Bill” Edmond Prince, beloved husband of Lorraine Prince of Medicine Hat, died peacefully at Riverview Care Center on Saturday, April 7, 2018. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Thursday, from 6:00 p.m. to 6:55 p.m. Prayers will follow in the PATTISON CHAPEL at 7:00 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church (238 2nd Ave N.E.), on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Tomy Manjaly, celebrant and Fr. John Maes, concelebrant. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the The Society of St. Vincent De’Paul, mailto:pattfh@telusplanet.net P.O. Box 24054 RP Crestwood, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8M8. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Bill Prince, 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


TERRY HOFFART

1962 ~ 2018
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Terry Lynn Hoffart, beloved wife of Allan Hoffart, announce her passing at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Friday, April 6, 2018, at the age of 55 years. Terry was born in Medicine Hat on June 19, 1962, a daughter to Daniel and Dianne Biggs. She grew up in Medicine Hat where she received her schooling and attended the Medicine Hat College. While attending college, she met Allan and they were later married on June 25, 1988. Their marriage was blessed with the births of their two boys, Dustin and Brady. For many years she worked as a receptionist in a variety of professions and spent the last five years with Palliser Orthodics. Terry was a natural perfectionist and it was evident in all she did. She was a very caring and kind lady who truly believed in helping those in need… whether it be ringing the bells at Christmas for the Salvation Army or supporting underprivileged children, she always put the needs of others first. Terry cherished her family and the memories made and captured them in her scrapbooking in which she loved to do. She will be deeply missed by her husband, Allan and their two boys, Dustin & Brady; her mother, Dianne Biggs; chosen family, Rod and Lorraine Seitz and their children, Darren and Dylan; a brother, Kelly (Vicki) Biggs as well as her nieces and nephews. Terry was predeceased by a son, Richard Kyle Hoffart; brother, Dan Biggs Jr. and her father, Dan Biggs Sr. A Celebration of Terry’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Father Tomy Manjaly officiating. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at http://www.cooksouthland.com) Memorial donations in Terry’s name may be made directly to the Medicine Hat & District Health Foundation, 666 – 5th Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, 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


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