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May 8, 2018

By Obituaries on May 8, 2018.

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. The Funeral Service was held yesterday at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL. Memorial gifts in Bill’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. 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.


ABERLE

Violet Aberle of Taber, passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at the age of 89 years, beloved wife of the late Michael Aberle. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Thursday from 1:00 – 1:55 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. with Fr. Philip Le officiating. Interment will follow in Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Violet Aberle, 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


JEFFREY NEAL WELLING

November 16, 1941 ~ May 5, 2018

Jeff Welling, beloved husband of Snookie Welling, of Medicine Hat passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the age of 76 years after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Jeff also leaves to cherish his memory his children, Joelle (Dean) and Stephanie (Gerald); grandchildren, Jessica, Jonathan and Wesley; siblings, Len (Carol), Yvonne, and Steve (Annabel); nieces and nephews, Leslie, Denise, Gary, Randy, Sandy, Sean and Jennifer; and a large circle of extended family and friends. Jeff was predeceased by his parents, Les and Hilda; his father-in-law, Joe Boschee; his mother-in-law, Miriam Boschee; a sister, Sandy; a nephew, Murray; and a sister-in-law, Sharon. Born in Medicine Hat on November 16, 1941, Jeff graduated from Medicine Hat High School and went on to complete both a Bachelor and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta. Jeff and Snookie started dating in Grade 10 and were inseparable partners in life from that point on. They were married in December 1962, and although he worked for Canadian General Electric in Peterborough, ON. for a time, Medicine Hat was always home. With his Masters degree in hand, Jeff began his teaching career at the Medicine Hat College in 1969, teaching math, physics and first year engineering. Over the next ten years at MHC he got involved in administration as Chairman of the Division of Science, Phys. Ed and Nursing, Acting V.P. Academic for one year, and then Director of Trades Training and Program Development. In 1979, Jeff and Snookie purchased a retail fur store and Jeff began a new career as a furrier. He became a bit of a craftsman making fur coats from mostly beaver and coyote skins that farmers, ranchers and trappers had harvested. He always said that designing and building bridges, motors and generators wasn’t very different from making fur coats! In 1997 Jeff returned to full-time teaching at the college in their new CADD-Technical Illustration program. He retired from the college in 2007. Jeff always believed that you got back what you put into life and this was demonstrated through his involvement in many community organizations and boards, including the local branch of APEGGA, Kinsmen Club (executive positions at both local and national levels), University of Lethbridge Senate, Medicine Hat Chamber of Commerce (President 1985), Medicine Hat Economic Development Advisory Committee, SAIT Board of Governors (1981-1987) and Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede (1982-2017). He was particularly proud of his involvement with the Medicine Hat Community Foundation and was actively involved with the downtown development and business association, even, from time to time, running the projector at the Monarch Theatre without incident! When the occasion presented itself and he could commit the time, involvement in theatrical and musical productions was a particular enjoyment, as was his two terms on the board of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. He loved his church not only for the beauty of the building, but also for the wonderful community that it provided. The thing that really inspired Jeff, though, was his family. Snookie was the love of his life and he was immensely proud of his children, Joelle and Stephanie, who he thought were the best professor and nurse in the world. Their most important accomplishments, though, were his grandchildren, Jessica, Jonathan and Wesley. Supportive of dance and music lessons, he was a cowboy at heart and hauling the horse to 4-H events with Stephanie was a real joy. The horse trailer was ugly and the bus even uglier, but it was “Jeff’s Jewel” and it always got them to where they needed to be! Jeff’s life will be celebrated at Fifth Avenue Memorial United Church, on Friday, May 11, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend David Pollard officiating. If friends desire, memorial donations in Jeff’s name may be made to directly to the Community Foundation of Medicine Hat & S.E. Alberta, #104, 430 – 6 Avenue S.E., Medicine Hat, AB. T1A 2S8 or to the Fifth Avenue Memorial United Church Roof Fund, 476 – 4 Street S.E., Medicine Hat, AB. T1A 0K9. Honoured to serve the family is
Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455


JOHN MOLDON

1970 ~ 2018
John Allan Moldon passed away suddenly in Medicine Hat, Alberta on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, after a long struggle with mental illness. He was born in Charlottetown, PEI on July 5, 1970, grew up in Dartmouth, NS and Ottawa, ON and worked in Ottawa and Medicine Hat in the restaurant and trucking industries. John was kind and generous with a quiet and witty sense of humour. He will be missed greatly. Treasuring their many happy memories are his parents, Ruth and John Moldon of Dartmouth; his sisters, Margaret, Cheryl and Bess and the many other family members and friends whose lives he enriched. A memorial with family and friends will be held at a later date. (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


KNUTSON

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, Margaret Elizabeth Knutson, who passed away peacefully on May 4, 2018 at the age of 94 years. Left to celebrate her memory are her five children, Don (Rae) Knutson of Medicine Hat, Randy (Karen) Knutson of Oak Bluff, Manitoba, Barry (Laurie) Knutson of Sherwood Park, Alberta, Cheryl (Grant) Kitts of Briercrest, Saskatchewan, and Karen (Jacques) Poirier of Montreal, Quebec; eleven grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; her brother, Pat (Golda) Lounsbury and her sister, Hilda Cooper of Ontario. Margaret was a long time resident of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Mom loved her home there and took great pride in making her yard one of the nicest in the neighbourhood. Her special time was in the morning sitting on her lawn swing looking out onto her back yard while enjoying the sun and music. She made her home welcoming to all and had a way of making everyone feel special. Mom loved music and dancing and belonged to the square and round dancing clubs as well as clogging. She was an avid sports fan; Blue Jays and Riders were her teams. Mom also loved to crochet and knit making beautiful heirlooms. The last few years were spent in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Mom made many friends at the AgeCare Valleyview and loved her life there, especially the weekly baking and ice cream socials. She had a positive effect on everyone that she had contact with. She had a kind and welcoming heart that made you feel good when she was around. Faith was a very important part of her life including the fellowship at the Hillcrest church. We want to thank the AgeCare Valleyview staff and residents for making Mom’s final three years some of the happiest in her life. We would also like to thank 4W at the hospital and St.Joseph’s for their professionalism, caring and understanding of the dignity of life they showed during this difficult time. Mom will be silently remembered without the proceedings of a formal funeral service. 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: Margaret Knutson, 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


LILY GOSSELIN

1927 ~ 2018
Lily Gosselin (nee Edvardson), beloved wife of the late, Kenneth Arthur Gosselin passed away in St. Albert, Alberta on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at the age of 90 years. She was born on December 27, 1927, in Medicine Hat and raised on the family farm. Lily married the love of her life, Kenneth Gosselin in Medicine Hat, on April 17, 1951, and shared 61 years of wedded bliss together. She worked for many years as a nursing assistant in Calgary. Lily was a very passionate, loving and caring woman who always put the needs of others above her own. She always took pride in her baking, garden and flowers, especially her roses. Lily enjoyed many happy hours playing cards with Ken and their children. Following their retirement, Ken and Lily embarked on a month long dream vacation to Alaska. She was always so proud of the Gold Nugget she got while panning for gold. Raising her six children was Lily’s greatest joy. She enjoyed being a stay at home mom watching her children grow up. Lily was known as the ‘General’ by all who loved her. She will be forever remembered in the hearts of her children; Delphine (Perley) MacDonald, Barry Gosselin, Larry Gosselin, Brenda Macaulay, Lloyd Gosselin; grandchildren, Leanne McKay and Tammy MacDonald. Lily was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth Gosselin; parents, Torsten and Gustava Edvardson; son, Bruce Gosselin; son-in-law, Kerry Macaulay as well as three sisters and four brothers. Lily’s life will be celebrated with a Graveside Service at Hillside Cemetery, Medicine Hat, Alberta on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at 2:00 p.m., with Life Celebrant Gerry Getz officiating. Those wishing to attend are invited to gather at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat before 10:50 a.m., to join in the procession to the cemetery. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at http://www.cooksouth land.com). If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Lily’s name may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, #340A, Maple Avenue S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 7L5. Honoured to serve the family is
Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455


McKEE

Gerald “Gerry” Ernest McKee passed away on Thursday, May 3, 2018, at the age of 84 years, beloved husband of Anne McKee of Medicine Hat. He also leaves to cherish his memory his daughter Cheri McKee, his son, Kerry (Gail) McKee and their daughter Hilary; his brother Keith McKee; two sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, William and Anna McKee, his son, Darren in infancy; his brothers, Raymond (Anne) and Lyle (Alice) and sister-in-law Jean McKee. Gerry was born on March 28, 1934 in Regina, Saskatchewan. He lived in various areas throughout Saskatchewan before moving to Medicine Hat in 1949. Gerry attended St. Theresa’s Academy for two years. He worked in various industries before joining the RCAF and becoming a fighter pilot. Gerry met Anne Donnelly in January of 1956 in Portage La Prairie and they were married on June 23, 1956; they then moved back to Medicine Hat and he worked for NW Nitro for ten years. They moved to Fort McMurray where he worked in the oil industry. While in Fort McMurray, he served on the Separate School Board, was a member of Fort McMurray Lodge #195, becoming a member of the Scottish Rite and attaining his 32nd degree. Gerry was also a member of Al Azar Shrine Temple, a Charter Member, Past Patron and Life Member of the Fort McMurray Chapter #137 Order of the Eastern Star. Gerry then transferred to Maclin, Saskatchewan for eight years where he continued to work in the oil industry and also served on the Maclin Police Commission. Gerry moved back to Medicine Hat in 1991. Upon moving back to Medicine Hat, Gerry became a member of the Medicine Hat Shrine Club Motor Patrol Unit and was an active member in ministries of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church. Gerry loved reading, doing crossword puzzles and travelling. The funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church (238 2nd Ave N.E.) on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. with Fr. Tomy Manjaly celebrant. No flowers by request. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Gerald McKee, 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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