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May 31, 2018

By Obituaries on May 31, 2018.

Garnet James McKenzie

June 5, 1944 – May 30, 2018

Garnet McKenzie passed away peacefully at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on May 30, 2018 just one week short of his 74th birthday. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 46 years, Betty McKenzie; his sons, Kevin McKenzie and Vince (Jenn) McKenzie; his grandchildren Alyssa, Aaron, Myah and Eryk McKenzie; his sister-in-law, Susan McKenzie; his mother-in-law, Breketa Mardian; his sister-in-law, Rose May (Ken); his brother-in-law, Ken (Rita) Mardian; and his sister-in-law, Julie Ligard (Andy); as well as numerous cousins, nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his parents, Donald and Clara McKenzie; his brother, Lewis McKenzie; and his father-in-law, Phillip Mardian. Garnet was born on June 5, 1944 in Baldur, Manitoba. He met Betty Mardian in 1970 and they were married March 11, 1972 in Medicine Hat where they made their home. Garnet attended STI in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and became a Journeyman Carpenter in 1968. He built their family home with his own hands and in 1973 they moved in. Garnet began his carpentry career at Century Homes and then joined his friends, Clarence and Ron Schweigert, to form M2S Enterprises. They built homes in Medicine Hat from 1973-1983. He also built homes for Paradon Construction and eventually moved to Wahl Construction in 1996 where he remained until his retirement in 2010. Garnet was a member of the Moose for over 20 years, an Amateur Radio Operator for over 40 years, involved in the Redcliff CB Radio Club, Gas City Radio Club, member of Crestwood Pool and Parkinson's Group. He was an avid fisherman, camper, crib player and computer geek. He loved his grandchildren very much and taught them many things…how to fish, how to gopher hunt and how to drive to name a few. Even though Garnet was starting to slow down because of his Parkinson’s, he remained active right up to the end attending Aquafit each morning and then meeting Charlie and the boys for a coffee and a mall walk. He will be missed dearly and remembered as a kind and gentle spirit who always had time for family and friends. The Funeral Service will be held at CROSSROADS CHURCH, 1340 – 22nd Street SE, on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Dave Cartwright officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. In Garnet’s memory donations of sympathy may be made to the Parkinson’s Society of Canada, 4211 Yonge Street, Suite 316 Toronto, Ontario, M2P 2A9, for research. Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Garnet McKenzie. 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 Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.


1933 ~ 2018
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Katherine Ens on May 26, 2018 at the age of 85 years. Katherine leaves to cherish her memory three children and their families: Linda (Ian) Ruetz, Pat Ens (John Hayashi) and Brad (Carol) Ens; grandchildren, Jessi (Damien) Lesko, Curtis Ruetz, Nicola Ens (Rune Clausen), Kenji Hayashi, Nicholas and Natasha Ens as well as two great-grandchildren, Samantha and Owen Lesko. Her memory will also live on in the hearts of her surviving siblings, Ann Ivan, Margaret Tiberio, Maria (Wayne) Migneault, Henry (Karen) Braun and Erna Luthi as well as other extended family and friends. Katherine was predeceased by her loving husband, John, their daughter Cheryl as well as her parents and three brothers. Katherine married John at a young age and they lived most of their 64 years together in Medicine Hat. A family was their first priority but she also showed an interest in numerous sports and activities which included curling, bowling, traveling, bingo and of course…GOLF. Many also know her for her very creative nature which progressed to her stitching many pictures that have and will be cherished by family and friends for evermore!! Through her positive personality and friendly, outgoing nature, people were drawn to be with Katherine. Her memory will live on in the hearts and minds of all those who shared in the privilege of knowing her. A Celebration of Katherine’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. with Pastor David Pollard officiating. A time of fellowship will follow in the Cook Southland Reception Facility with Interment thereafter at Hillside Cemetery. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at If friends so desire, tributes in memory of Katherine may be made to the CJGA (Canadian Junior Golf Association) by visiting their website at Click support on their home page followed by donate to make your donation. (Registered Canadian amateur athletic association is not funded by government or city funds). 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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