November 17th, 2018

June 5, 2018

By Obituaries on June 5, 2018.

1917 ~ AGNES REHBEIN ~ 2018

Agnes Elizabeth Eva Rehbein of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Edward Rehbein, passed away on Friday, June 1st, 2018 at the age of 100 years. Agnes leaves to cherish her memory one daughter, Trudy (Tony) Simpson; one niece, Hazel Meadows; and two nephews, Lyle (Lynn) Walters and Ken (Bev) Walters. Agnes was predeceased by her husband, Ed Rehbein; her parents, John and Minnie Bauck; as well as all of her brothers and sisters. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Tuesday from 10:00 until 10:55 a.m. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, on Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment will follow at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Agnes's memory may be made to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, 340A Maple Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 7L5. Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Agnes Rehbein. 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.

1939 ~ JERRY COMPANION ~ 2018

Jeremiah Gerald “Jerry” Companion of Redcliff, beloved husband of the late Roberta Companion, passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 31st, 2018 at the age of 78 years. Jerry leaves to cherish his memory one son, Stephen (Kathryn) Companion; one grandson, David Companion; one brother, John (Karen) Companion; and two sisters, Marlene Companion and Ruby Companion. He was predeceased by his wife, Roberta; and his parents, Gerald and Blanche Companion. Jerry's family would like to give a special thank you to his long-time friends, Jim and Cathy Morrison. As per Jerry's wishes, no formal funeral services will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Jerry's memory may be made to the Redcliff Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #6, 302 Broadway Avenue West, Redcliff, Alberta, T0J 2P0. Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Jerry Companion. 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.


1934 ~ 2018
Mr. Paul Gallant Cheverie, beloved husband of Mrs. Gertrude Cheverie, passed away peacefully in Medicine Hat on Monday, June 4, 2018, at the age of 83 years. Vigil Prayers will be recited at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Thursday, June 7, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, 238 – 2nd Ave. N.E., Medicine Hat on Friday, June 8, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. with Reverend Father Tomy Manjaly celebrant. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting Honoured to serve the family is
Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455

VAN SCHAICK, Raymond (Ray)

March 14, 1931 – Grande Prairie, Alberta
May 23, 2018 – High River, Alberta
Major Raymond (Ray) Van Schaick, beloved husband of Elsie, passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at the age of 87 years.
Born and raised in Grande Prairie, AB, he left as a young man to follow a calling to enter the ministry of The Salvation Army. While studying at the college for Officer’s Training, he met Elsie Birchall of Calgary, whom he married on April 17, 1954. Together, their ministry took them across Canada, from British Columbia to the Maritimes, retiring in 1996 to Southern Alberta. A lifelong member of Lions Club International, he served as a District Governor in 1997-1998.
Besides his loving wife, Ray is survived by five children and their spouses, Wesley and Helen, Richard and Michelle, Howard, Kevin and Danielle, Lynn and Rob as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, together with his sisters and their husbands, Ruth and Dave Wylie and Grace and Don Barnett. He was predeceased by his brother Alf.
A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB) on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow at the funeral home. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Salvation Army, Territorial Headquarters, 2 Overlea Boulevard, Toronto, ON M4H 1P4 Telephone: 1-800-725-2769, donations/ or directly to the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides, 152 Wilson Street, Oakville, ON L6K 0G6 Telephone: 1-800-768-3030,
In living memory of Ray Van Schaick, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.


November 1, 1924 ~ June 1, 2018

It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we announce the passing of William (Bill) Laverne Scott who was born November 1, 1924, and passed away on June 1, 2018. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family, in the house that he built. Bill was born in Medicine Hat, the youngest son of Simon Fredrick and Christena Scott.
He was always the eternal optimist an endearing trait that we all truly cherish. Like his father, Bill loved Medicine Hat and its people. He would often say, “I had a wonderful childhood growing up in Medicine Hat”. Pop was the blacksmith the farmers were always trading food for work, there was always something to eat. While in high school, Bill had a full time job with the CPR and worked the 4:00 p.m. to midnight shift. He would use that as an excuse as to why he didn't have his homework done. The teachers would say, “that's okay Billy, we know you're just trying to help out with the war effort”. In 1943, Bill was able to join the army. Through the army's officer training program and their Canadian Alberta University Course (CAUC) he was able to study at the universities in Alberta and BC and received his Mechanical Engineering degree in 1948. He had always expressed his gratitude for all of the opportunities that the army offered him. Bill went on to become the first hired Professional Engineer for the City of Medicine Hat and was in charge of the utilities department. He felt his greatest achievement in that role was saving the city's power plant from being sold to Calgary Power. He knew the true value of autonomous power.
In 1950, he married the love of his life, Lorraine Palnau. BilI went to a dance at the Odd Fellows Hall on 3rd Street and there he saw the most beautiful girl in the world, wearing a yellow dress accented with a black choker. Lorraine was the centre of Bill's life and their love was that of legend! Through their example, they taught us all how to thrive in a marriage commitment. Their children were truly blessed to have them as parents. Bill loved music – he sang in the Westminster Church choir with his dad and between 1962 and 1969 and was baritone with the barbershop quartet, “The Drop Tones”. In that same period, he was the first director of the Gas City Chorus, a Barbershop group of 20 some local men. Bill also loved baseball. His leather ball jacket that proclaims Cecil Hotel Buffaloes City League Champs 1949-1950, still hangs in the closet. By the time Bill retired from the city in 1979, he was in charge of the power plant, water treatment plant, line shop, gas department, fire hall, transit system and the city dump. They hired three engineers to replace him. After he retired, he worked for the town of Redcliff. He negotiated the agreement of the purchase of gas wells from Dominion Glass thereby establishing the Redcliff Utilities Dept. After that he was employed by the Medicine Hat College where he established and taught courses in home energy conservation.
When Bill turned 70 years old, he and Lorraine became the youth leaders at Westminster Church. They were always the youngest old people in the world. They loved to travel and they loved to hike and backpack. They backpacked the Chilicoot Pass at Skagway, O'Hara Lake, Banff and Jasper; traveled in Europe, Mexico, Cuba, Fiji, Costa Rica, and Hawaii and ventured on several cruises. Ever present in Bill's life was his love of his Savior Jesus Christ and his love for Lorraine, his partner and friend.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 68 years, Lorraine Mae (nee Palnau); four children, Stephen, Nancy (Gary) Gould, Laura Scott (Randy Hauer), Jeffrey (Ann-Marie) Scott; daughter-in-law, Brenda Scott; grandchildren, Simon and Samuel Scott, Barbara (Tyler) Lemmens, Katherine (Dan) Mandryk, William, David and Susan Scott; sister-in-law, Lois Whitehead; brother-in-law, Eck Madsen. Bill was predeceased by his parents, Simon Fredrick and Christena Bernice (nee Burt) Scott; sister, Marjorie (Fred) Allen; brother, Donald (Dorothy) Scott; brother-in-law, George Whitehead and sister-in-law; Dolores Madsen. The funeral service will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. at Westminster United Church, 101 – 6 Street S.E., Medicine Hat, AB., with Reverend Helen Reid officiating, with private interment following the reception. If friends so desire, memorial donations in Bill’s name may be directed to, AJ's Loan Cupboard (Alan Joys Memorial Fund Society) #1, 749 – 14 Street SW, Medicine Hat, AB., T1A 4V8 (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at 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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