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By Obituaries on June 18, 2018.

1925 ~ ROSS CLEMENTS ~ 2018

Ross Stewart Clements of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of the late Verna Clements, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 20th, 2018 at the age of 92 years. Ross leaves to cherish his memory his children, Bruce (Diane) Clements, Diane Paull, Jim (Gisele) Clements and Cindy (Darren) Engel; one step-son, Lawrence (Darlene) Rowe; fourteen grandchildren, Carey (Brad), Paula (Dale), Jaimie (Rae), David (Rochelle), Michael, Graham, Roberta (JP), Jessica (Chad), Sean (Uly), Ian, Alex, Nathan, Zane (Erika) and Curtis (Adrienne); great-grandchildren, Karlee, Chase, Joshua, Samuel, Arland, Grayson, Alex, Livia, Alma, Gregory; one sister-in-law, Irene Clements; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ross was predeceased by his wife, Verna; his parents, John and Lulu Clements; one step-son, Les Rowe; one son-in-law, Arthur Paull; one great grandson, Andrew; three brothers, Jim (Eileen) Clements, Keith Clements and Frank (Phoebe) Clements; and two sisters, Maye (Don) Ball and Mary Druce. Ross was born on December 28th, 1925 in Carnduff, Saskatchewan. He entered the Royal Canadian Air Force in Regina in 1943 as Flight Sergeant and served in WWII, retiring in 1978 in Moose Jaw as Master Warrant Officer. It was in Moose Jaw that he also served as a Civil Servant at the Military Base from 1978 until 1990. Ross was a loving father and grandfather and will be missed greatly by all those who knew and loved him. The Memorial Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Thursday, June 21st, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. The officers and members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Robertson Memorial Branch #17 will conduct a Poppy Service for their departed comrade. A Private Interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Ross’s memory may be made to the Poppy Trust Fund, 2020 – 15 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2M 3N8 or to a charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Ross Clements. 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.


1925 ~ TONY BOSCH ~ 2018

Anton “Tony” Bosch of Medicine Hat passed away on June 12, 2018 at the age of 93 years. The Funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday at HOLY FAMILY PARISH. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Anton Bosch. 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.


1931 ~ DONALD McARTHUR ~ 2018

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Don Asa McArthur (also known as Bud) of Irvine, Alberta, on Monday, June 11th, 2018 at the age of 86 years. A Celebration of Don’s Life was held on Saturday at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Don’s memory may be made to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Don McArthur. 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.


1947 ~ KENNETH KANEWISCHER ~ 2018

With his family by his side, Ken Kanewischer passed away on Friday, June 8, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Home, at the age of 70 years old. The Funeral Service was held on Saturday at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL. Expressions of sympathy can be extended by donations to Carmel Hospice c/o St. Joseph’s Home or to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Ken Kanewischer. 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 ~ LES TOTH ~ 2018

Leslie “Les” Toth, also known as Papa, beloved husband of Janet “Jake” Toth of Medicine Hat, passed away on Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at the age of 59 years. Les was born and raised in Swift Current, Sask. and even though the last 24 years have been in Medicine Hat, he’s always considered himself a Saskatchewan boy at heart. His support and passion for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, the Swift Current Broncos and the Philadelphia Flyers were all the same, no matter how their seasons where playing out. Les worked at Cypress Hills Cheese (Dairy Producers) in Swift Current until it closed in 1994. Employment then found Les and Janet and their family in Medicine Hat where he branched out from the Dairy Industry and found a great family at Bromley Mechanical. To Les, going to work each day was more than just showing up for a job, he really enjoyed his time with his Bromley family. Les’ pride and joy was his granddaughter Olivia “Peanut”. She lit up his life like no other and would always bring a huge smile to his face. May 8th of this year Les’ life was once again blessed as his grandson Keaton Leslie was born; he now had two little angels to put a smile on his face. Les treasured and loved his family and friends beyond description. He always said, “LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST, DO WHAT YOU WANT WHEN YOU WANT TO BECAUSE THINGS CAN CHANGE BEFORE YOU KNOW IT”. Les loved to play pranks and didn’t even mind being at the receiving end of them. He was always able to bring huge smiles to everyone and was really a big kid at heart. Les enjoyed golfing very much. He was a member of Cottonwood Coulee Golf Course for many years. The majority of his weekends were spent having early morning breakfasts and golfing with the two “Larry’s”. Les would never pass up on an opportunity to go to Vegas or test Lady Luck at his favourite machine at any Casino that he may be fortunate to be at. He always enjoyed his vacations with family and friends. Les set goals in life. They didn’t have to be big goals, he simply used them to get past any hurdles he may face. No matter what challenge Les was facing in the later years with his health, he never lost his sense of humor. Les loved life no matter what cards he was dealt. Although we know he will be watching over all of us we sure are going to miss him… He leaves many special memories to cherish by his wife of 39 years, Janet “Jake”; his son, Travis Toth; his daughter, Jodi (Troy) Harkness; two grandchildren, Olivia Harkness (Peanut) and Keaton Harkness; his father, Leslie Toth Sr.; one brother, Andy Toth; three sisters, Susan (John) Vanden Elsen, Sandy Trousdell and Mary Ann Hostick; brother-in-law, Bryan (Emily) Reich; one niece and nine nephews, Monty, Jeff, Rob, Kristine, Trent, Ryan, Jordan, Riley, Matthew and Lukas; and his father-in-law, Don Reich. Les was predeceased by his mother, Mary Toth; two brothers, Joe Toth and Steven Toth; his mother-in-law, Mary Reich; and his dogs, Dexter and Taffy. A Come and Go Celebration of Les’ Life will be held at SAAMIS CREEKSIDE CENTRE, 11 Dunmore Road SE, on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. A private interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Les’ memory may be made to his grandchildren, Olivia and Keaton Harkness at the RBC Bank, Downtown Branch. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Les Toth. 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.


ERNEST B. VAN

April 1, 1948 – June 11, 2018

 

It is with a heavy heart that I, Kathi Van, wife, companion and best friend of Ernest “Butch” Benjamin Van announce his passing. As many of our friends and family know, Butch has been fighting liver disease and then liver and bile duct cancer long before he was officially diagnosed. Butch was so proud of our children, grandchildren and their accomplishments. Dean (Tanya) and their sons, Sheldon and his two sons,      Nathan and Dom; Tyson and his daughter Kamara; their daughter Tenaya and her daughter Nika. Jamie-Lyn and her daughter, Cassondra; her sons Benjamin (Kara) and Ashton (Taylor) and Ashton’s son Ayden. Ayden was a special bright spot for Butch each and every time Jamie brought him to visit. Youth always seems to make us feel younger. Going out to Dean’s ranch to help out or down to Jamie’s to help build her fence or just to let them each know what was needed to be done was a highlight in his life. He thoroughly enjoyed telling each of them what to do and how to do it. Butch was totally an outside person. He found employment with the City of Medicine Hat and worked in the Public Works Department in various positions, finally retiring after 40 years of service as a heavy equipment operator. One co-worker said of Butch: “he truly loved his job; no matter if it was operating a bulldozer, grader, street sweeper, cleaning vehicles or helping diagnose equipment problems. No task was too big or too small for him.” Hunting and fishing were a way of life for Butch. He was so lucky to have a special friend that also shared these passions – Bob Rudolph and Butch spent days fishing and hunting together. Cheryl Rudolph and Kathi spent many days together shopping and taking the kids to the parks. Once the children got older he         insisted on teaching Dean and Jamie-Lyn, as well as the grandchildren, the art of hunting and fishing as these two things may allow them to eat someday, right Grampa? Only the girls did not acquire these skills; he tried but did not succeed. Both of these interests were also avoided by Kathi. One goose hunting trip, trying to sit quiet without moving, even though a daddy long legs was visiting her, was just too much for her as geese veered off when she jumped up. Never yelled; but jumped. Kathi was never asked to go again. Thank you God for providing that daddy longlegs! Fishing meant a lot of books for Kathi; again, Butch tried in vain to get her to catch a fish but after coming back to the trailer; talking her into coming down to the lake, changing the hook at least five times, he gave it up. One last attempt was made last year but he was too sick to teach her how to use the fly rod he bought for her birthday. Again, most of the grandchildren including Cassondra were taught from the age of five to learn how to fish. She managed to get the only fish out at Reesor during a week of camping there. Come to think of it, that’s when Butch and I took up golfing! A sport he thoroughly enjoyed. Skiing was taken up when Dean begged that we all go skiing. After being totally embarrassed by Dean and Jamie in the rental shack at Elkwater he decided to donn the skiis and take the lesson. Of course, he loved it and we were skiing each weekend the weather would allow. Many good times with our children, co-workers and their families were had at the Elkwater Ski Hill, Fernie, and of course at Whitefish. He tried waterskiing at the Lake by Barry and Deb Goring’s cabin and of course we had many great times with them and their family. As many know, his yard, especially his hedge was kept to a “T”. He was asked many times if he used a laser beam to trim it. Sorry, the laser has broken now and onlookers will have to enjoy the new wave-like appearance of the hedge. A friend reminded me to make sure I mentioned Butch’s sense of humour and wit used most often when Kathi was on the phone with her friends. Eavesdropping and always making comments in the background. The last few years before getting too ill were spent camping at Kathi’s Auntie Mae’s and cousins Donnie and Yvonne’s place helping out (he got to run equipment again and tell Donnie how to do things). He was in second heaven. Butch tried to remain busy in his yard, sitting on his deck and was still suntanning in his last days at home. After many falls, he was taken to the hospital and went to be with God six days later. It was a fantastic ride Butch! In the fifty years, we experienced it all, mountains, valleys, and straight stretches. We will miss you! A private family mass was celebrated at Holy Family Parish. In lieu of flowers, 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: Ernest Van, 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


 

HURLBERT

Esther Hurlbert of Medicine Hat passed away on Friday, June 15, 2018, at the age of 94 years, beloved wife of the late Gordon Hurlbert. She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Wayne (Marianne) Hurlbert of Fruitvale, British Columbia, Marilyn Ambrosi and Gary (Madeleine) Hurlbert all of Medicine Hat; ten grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Gladys Schneider; her special friend, Lynne Carter and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, August and Katherine Schneider; her husband, Gordon on September 4, 1992 and eight brothers and sisters. Special thanks to Dr. Doug Mastel, Marg, and Alison for the extra care given over the years, as well as nurses and staff on 5W for their care in the past few weeks. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:55 a.m. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. David Pollard officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the A.J.’s Loan Cupboard (Alan Joys Memorial Fund Society) Box 45006, McKenzie Postal Outlet, Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 7H3. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Esther Hurlbert, 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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