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By Obituaries on May 6, 2018.

1932 ~ ADAIR WILSON ~ 2018

It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Robert "Adair" Wilson of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of Irene Jans Wilson on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 at the age of 85 years. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Adair Wilson. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed by
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.


1944 ~ WILLIAM GEORGE ~ 2018

It is with great sadness that we, the family of William (Bill) George, beloved husband of the late Anne George, announce his peaceful passing on Sunday, April 29th, 2018 in Medicine Hat Regional Hospital at the age of 73 years.
Bill was born September 30th, 1944 to Augustus and Elenore in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Although Bill and Anne moved their young family west in 1973 and made Medicine Hat home, he was still a “Newfie” at heart and travelled back many times with his children and grandchildren. In recent years, Bill looked forward to his travels around Canada and the USA with Sue and Clay, his most memorable being to Alcatraz and anywhere they went in Clay’s 57 Chev. He was anticipating the ride to Newfoundland this summer. Bill was a very proud father to his three children and leaves to cherish his memory: son, Jason (Sharon) George; son, Sheldon (Penny) George; and daughter, Sue (Clay) Schweigert. His six grandchildren were the love of his life: Tyran George, Ashtyn George, Devin Mercer, Jayden George, Hayden Schweigert and Logan Schweigert; and many in-laws, nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his sister, Mavis Nixon. Bill was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Anne (2010); his brother, Jerry; and sister, Edna; as well as his grandson, Jayton George. Thank you to the staff at the Medicine Hat Hospital on 5E, the staff in the ER and thank you very much to the staff at River Ridge Seniors home for everything you did for Dad when he was living there. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Monday, May 7th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. A Private Interment will take place at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Bill’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 2P5. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Bill George. 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 ~ LEONARD PIOTROWSKI ~ 2018

Leonard Piotrowski of Manyberries, beloved husband of the late Mary Jane Piotrowski, passed away on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the age of 73 years. The Funeral Service was held yesterday at the CYPRESS CENTRE. Memorial gifts in Leonard’s memory may be made to HALO. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Leonard Piotrowski. 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 ~ ANGIE BASSENDOWSKI ~ 2018

Angelina “Angie” Bassendowski, beloved wife of Steven Bassendowski of Medicine Hat, passed away on Monday, April 30th, 2018 at the age of 58 years. The Funeral Mass was celebrated yesterday at HOLY FAMILY PARISH. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Angie's memory may be made to the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association, c/o Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Angie Bassendowski. 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.


BERTHA MIERAU

1927 ~ 2018
Bertha Annie Mierau (nee Wurtz) passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 29, 2018, at the age of 90 years. Mom is survived by her daughters, Sandra “Sandi” Toth and Jeanette “Netter” Devore; their families; extended families; numerous cousins; Auntie Connie and Mom’s dedicated friends and honourary daughters, Carol Nelson and Shawn Williamson. Bertha was predeceased by her husband of 24 years, Henry Mierau; son-in-law, Russ Devore; infant great-grandson, Tyler Gabriel Devore and her six siblings. A gathering of family and friends will take place on Saturday, May 5, 2018. (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


GERRY LARSON

1956 ~ 2018
It is with great sadness that we the family, announce the passing of Gerald Wayne Larson at St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at the age of 61 years. He is survived by his beloved wife, Darlene; children, Shane (Laura) Benz, Shaun (Courtney) Benz, Robert Benz, Carrie Benz and Kaelee (Derek) Anderson; four grandchildren, Austin, Aaron, Ashton and Hannah Benz; brothers, Ron Larson and Don (Shelley) Larson; sisters, Shirley (Jerry) Vondrasek, Bev Larson, Fern (Ron) Allin as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Gerry was predeceased by his parents, Charlie and Olivia Larson; brother, John Larson and two siblings in infancy. Gerry grew up on a farm near Dorintosh, SK where he enjoyed hunting, fishing and being outdoors. He worked at Meadow Lake Provincial Park and helped on the family farm. Gerry worked in numerous areas over the years and enjoyed spending time with his family. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at both 5 West at the MHRH, St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice and all of the physicians involved in Gerry’s care. He will be silently remembered without the proceedings of a formal funeral service. (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


LILY GOSSELIN

1927 ~ 2018
It is with sadness that the family of Mrs. Lily Gosselin, beloved wife of the late Mr. Kenneth Gosselin, announce her peaceful passing in St. Albert, Alberta on Wednesday, May 1, 2018, at the age of 90 years. Further announcements will follow upon completion of the arrangements. (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


RINTOUL

My darling Cherie Adele Rintoul, left us to meet her maker, may she enjoy her eternal life, Rest In Peace my love, please look out over the rest of us. She is survived by myself, her loving partner Earl Gerow of Medicine Hat; her daughter, Shaylene Stepner and her two children Riley and Cooper of Thousand Oaks, California; and her daughter, Shauna Collins and sons Nathan and Jacob of Medicine Hat, as well as their father, Scott. She was predeceased by her parents, Thomas and Adele Chevoux and her husband, John Rintoul. As per Cherie’s request, no service will be held. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Carmel Hospice (St. Joseph’s Home) c/o 156 – 3 St. NE, Medicine Hat, T1A 5M1. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Cherie Rintoul, 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


WAGNER

Matthew “Matty” James Taylor Wagner, beloved son of Pam and Bob Wagner, and Patty and Jim Taylor, passed away peacefully Friday April 27, 2018, at the Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto at the age of 39 years. Matthew was born June 14, 1978 in Calgary and moved to Medicine Hat before he was two. Matthew was raised spending many weekends and summers at the family cabin near the Cypress Hills, instilling a life long love for the outdoors, including hunting and fishing. Matthew was a talented musician from an early age, writing his first song at age four. He found his calling in sharing his musical gifts with those around him as a teacher, composer, performer, and production engineer. Following his dream, Matthew and his band moved to Toronto. The highlight of this time was signing a record deal with EMI and touring major rock concerts in Germany and Austria on the same bill as “Metallica” and “Rage Against the Machine”. Matthew lived his dream. With his bands and other groups, he wrote and produced many albums and helped launch careers of many artists. Matthew’s music was his passion, which inspired artists around him to follow their dreams unapologetically and with deep conviction. His musical talent was an inspiration to those around him and he worked generously and tirelessly to help others achieve their artistic goals. Matthew’s music and vibrant personality will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved him. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the medical team at Mount Sinai ICU, for their compassion and support during this difficult time. A service will be held in Matthew’s honour at the PATTISON CHAPEL on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. with Linda Wagner officiating. Matty’s final gift to the world was his beautiful heart, which now beats in someone else. Please honour his memory by signing your own donor card. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Matthew Wagner, 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


YUMI SAKA

Family, friends and sister Nurses gathered together in Cook’s Chapel this past Monday to honour the life of this remarkable lady, Yumi Saka. Special tributes and wonderful music reflected her beautiful memory. Yumi will be dearly missed, the sharing in her life’s story will not be forgotten.

Talk about the good times
The ways you showed you cared,
The days we spent together
And the happiness that you shared.

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


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