November 17th, 2018

June 6, 2018

By Obituaries on June 6, 2018.

1953 ~ HARVEY BERGER ~ 2018

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Harvey James Berger, beloved husband of Kathy Berger of Medicine Hat, on Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 at the age of 64 years. Harvey also leaves to cherish his memory two children, Brett Berger and Kristine (Eric) Gottselig; and one grandson, Jayden. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Friday, June 8th, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. Condolences may be sent to subject heading Harvey Berger. 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.


November 2, 1920- May 22, 2018

Anton W. ‘Tony’ Hauk died peacefully in Calgary on May 22, 2018. The youngest of six children, Tony was born to Ludwig and Roselia Hauk [Tumbach] at SW 7-21-23-W3 on the Hauk farm south of Sceptre/Lemsford, SK. Tony operated the family farm and gradually assumed ownership through purchase and inheritance. He remained on that farm throughout most of his life, with the following exceptions: Tony served in the Canadian Army during the period 1942-1945. Several years ago, he moved from the farm to Leader, SK. where he lived independently in close proximity to supportive health care. Due to increasing declining health, in July, 2017, Tony moved to Calgary to receive additional assistance and support from a niece and the staff at Wentworth Manor. As a young man, Tony followed his three older brothers as an ardent baseball and softball player. His love of sports remained throughout his life, with the Toronto Blue Jays and the Saskatchewan Roughriders being his favorite teams. Tony was a very capable farmer; one who took quiet pride in his fields and farming practices. Ever enduring the harshness of both quality of land and climate in SW Saskatchewan, Tony’s strong work ethic and frugal nature permitted him to expand his ownership of land. His practices of high standards of animal welfare were evident in the quality of the animals he raised. Throughout his life, Tony believed that he should live within his means and needs. Thus, purchases were made through cash deals or money in the bank to cover cheques written. Following the family tradition and example of sharing one’s talents with community, Tony became a member of the local school board. He served as an active councillor on the R.M of Clinworth #230 from 1966 -1980. As a delegate for the local R.M., Tony attended numerous provincial conventions. For the Hauk family, participation in public service extended deeply into the church community. Tony was very involved with St. Mary’s Catholic Parish in Lemsford, SK., a parish for which his siblings, Cecilia and Louis, along with Al Engel and Antoinette Engel, had organized and raised money to gather full funding that resulted in the building of the church in 1949. Tony, along with many area residents, volunteered his labour to build this church. Thus, it was completed with no labour related expenses incurred. Alongside family members, Tony was a choir member for many years. He assisted with organization and management of many parish related events. Tony’s involvement with the Knights of Columbus was very important to him. Through his lengthy membership which lasted beyond fifty years, Tony was granted the status of Life Member. Throughout his life, Tony held a deep, abiding faith and trust in God. His prayer-filled life included daily recitation of the rosary and many favorite prayers. In recent years, via television, Tony participated in attendance at daily Mass. He held a special devotion to St. Anthony and St. Therese, the ‘Little Flower.’ The manner in which he lived his life was a living testament to the commandment, ‘Love thy neighbour…’ Tony was blessed with a patient, humble, gentle nature. Through his interactions with others, Tony exemplified kindness and respect. In the words of his sister, Cecilia, ‘He was always ready to give a helping hand. This was evident in the neighborhood, as Tony seemed to offer whatever was needed.’ Brother Philip expressed Tony’s sharing nature thus: ’Tony has been most liberal with his time, tools and equipment as far as his neighbors’ welfare goes.’ In turn, Tony readily expressed his gratitude for kindnesses offered to him. Tony possessed a keen intellect. Among his numerous talents was his ability to reach decisions thoughtfully, logically and sensibly. This held him in good stead throughout his life. Being an avid follower of news reporting, both in print and telecast, he was up to date and prepared to enthusiastically discuss the politics of the day. Tony maintained his keen interest in politics throughout his life. Up until very recent years, he was an avid reader. Tony held a deep appreciation for music. As he was both a very handsome man and a talented dancer, in his younger days, Tony was sought by many ladies to be their favourite dancing partner. His favourite musical genres included country, gospel, and ‘old time’ tunes. More recently, he enjoyed The Lawrence Welk Show on TV and much of the musical entertainment provided at Wentworth Manor. Tony was predeceased by his entire ‘root family.’ Mother- Roselia- 1957, Father- Ludwig, 1971, Siblings: Louis- 1997, Alex- 1999, Cecilia-2000, Katherine-2005, Philip-2011. Tony was the last of this wonderful family! Tony, ‘Uncle Tony’, is lovingly remembered by 15 nieces and nephews, numerous great nieces and nephews, many friends and his long-time friend, Gerald Getz. A Funeral Mass will be held at Little Flower Catholic Church, Leader, SK. at 1 P.M. on July 13, 2018. As per Tony’s request, internment will follow in Lemsford Cemetery, Lemsford, SK. Memorial donations are gratefully accepted by: National Catholic Broadcast Council,, 1-888-383-6277 or Kinsmen Foundation Inc.,, 306-244-6400. Matthew 25:23 ‘Well done, thou good and faithful servant’. To view and share photos, condolences and stories of Tony please visit Arrangements entrusted to the care of Choice Memorial Cremation & Funeral Services (403) 277-7343.


1963 ~ 2018
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Nicholas Slootweg announce his passing at St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice in Medicine Hat on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at the age of 54 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced upon completion. (Condolences may be expressed by Honoured to serve the family is
Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455


Sunday, April 1, 2012 ~ Friday, June 1, 2018

On June 1, 2018, Noah Alexander Ashton passed away suddenly at home with his family. During his short 6 years and 2 months with us, he touched many hearts and stole many cuddles. He was the best cuddler. Noah was born in Medicine Hat on April 1, 2012, with a rare condition called CHARGE Syndrome which gave him many extra obstacles to overcome but he never once let that define him or slow him down. He took every challenge head on and figured out how to do what he needed to in his own way and his own time. Noah taught everyone he came across how to overcome obstacles, persevere, think outside the box, love life and to laugh. He had the most infectious and unique laugh which would bring a smile to your face in the worst of times. Noah shaped our family to who we are today and who we will become. He was our greatest teacher. We gave Noah our best life… his best life. We were so lucky and made sure he lived and was loved and boy, did he give us life, laughs and love. He will be forever loved and forever missed. Noah was the loving son of Laura and John Ashton; loved little brother to Elijah; big brother to Oliver and Charlotte; adored grandson of Jerry and Mary Ashton of Moncton, NB and Stewart Robertson of Pomquet, NS. Noah will be greatly missed by his Uncles Greg, Jeff, Edward and Mike and his Aunts Elaine, Emma, Kelli and Anne; his three cousins, friends, classmates and the village it took to help Noah thrive and defy all odds. Noah was predeceased by his loving Grannie, Kathryn Robertson and his Great Nan, Helen Robertson both of Stellarton, NS. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so starting one hour prior to the Celebration of Noah’s life which will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel on Friday, June 8, 2018, at 2:00 pm with Major Murray Jaster officiating. Following the service there will be a small reception where Noah’s favourites of chocolate pudding and Dilly Bars will be available.
In honour of Noah, we encourage you to wear a super hero t-shirt or his favourite colour, blue. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the CHARGE Syndrome Foundation or to the Alberta Children’s Hospital would be appreciated. (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


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. Paul was born and raised in Souris, PEI, a son to Ivan and Phyllis Cheverie. He met the love of his life, Gertrude, and they were married on August 27, 1959. Paul served his country in the Royal Canadian Armed Force for 28 years as a meticulous aircraft mechanic and technician. He was also employed at the CFB Suffield for 10 years and volunteered in the Brain Injury Relearning Services for 5 years. He was a man of catholic faith and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Paul enjoyed sports… especially golf and hockey and coached kids in all sports. Of all things, he was a family man who loved his family dearly. He always had so much fun with his family and spending time with his grandchildren was always a special time for him. Naturally, he was the first winner of the annual Cheverie Father’s Day Golf Tournament! Paul was a kind man who would help any and everyone with anything. He was truly loved by all who met him. Paul was the best husband, father, father-in-law, uncle, brother and friend you could ask for. Paul’s memory will be deeply cherished by his wife, Gertrude; children, Kirk Cheverie, Rob (Ann) Cheverie, Andy Cheverie, Blaine (Beth) Cheverie and Trudi (Keith) House; grandchildren, Quintin Cheverie, Karle Cheverie, Laura Cheverie, Steven Cheverie and Andrew House; siblings, Stevie Cheverie, Marilyn Lewis, Joe Cheverie and Claire Desormeaux. He was predeceased by his parents, Ivan and Phyllis Cheverie; Ivan Cheverie Jr., Myrna Grant, Christine Scharman and Robert Cheverie. 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 Memorial donations in Paul’s name may be made directly to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 101, 1201 Kingsway Ave. S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2Y2. Honoured to serve the family is
Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455


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 http://www.cook 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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