July 17th, 2018

July 5, 2018

By Obituaries on July 5, 2018.

1933 ~ LINDA PENNER ~ 2018

Linda Rita Penner, nee Matthies, was born in Lethbridge on February 14, 1933, and went to be with her loving Saviour on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. The Funeral Service was held yesterday at CRESTWOOD MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH. Memorial gifts in Linda’s memory may be made to The Gideons International in Canada. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Linda Penner. 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.


BARRY CHARLTON

Sunday, April 29, 1951 ~ Tuesday, July 3, 2018

It is with deep sadness that we share the news of Barry Charlton’s passing at the age of 67 years after losing his valiant battle with multiple sclerosis. Barry passed away on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, with his family by his side.

Barry will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Karen; son, Branden (Elizabeth Nutting); sisters, Roberta McDonald, Catherine Glover (Barry) and Dixie Duff as well as his sister-in-law, Maureen Moss. Barry was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Elsa Charlton, in-laws, Harold “Sparkie” and Edith Sparks and brothers-in-law, Dennis Moss and Brent McDonald.

Born on April 29, 1951 and raised in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Barry was a graduate of Medicine Hat High School, where he met his high school sweetheart, Karen Sparks. After high school both Karen and Barry moved to Calgary to attend the University of Calgary, where Barry graduated with his Bachelor of Education. Karen and Barry were married after his university graduation on August 25, 1973, in Medicine Hat and welcomed their son, Branden, into the world on March 26, 1980.

Both Barry and Karen started their careers in Hilda, Alberta where they taught for two years. As Karen’s career with the City of Medicine Hat began, Barry transferred schools and spent the majority of his teaching career at Irvine School, teaching generations of children for nearly 30 years. His last years of teaching were spent in Redcliff at the Margaret Wooding School. In addition to his role as a grade five teacher, Barry also taught art where he could allow his creativity to shine. Starting with gluesticks and safety scissors, Barry ended up teaching art using digital technology while he taught schools remotely in rural communities throughout Alberta.

After retiring from teaching, Barry launched his second career, opening Fresh Flowers and Gifts in 2007. Offering Medicine Hat a fresh new perspective on floral design, Barry’s creativity and customer service built a devoted customer base and Fresh Flowers was recognized as the Best Florist in Medicine Hat in 2013 and 2014. Barry’s favourite part, of course, was working on weddings, knowing that he could make the bride’s day with stunning flowers. It wasn’t until Barry was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2015 that he had to sell his beloved shop.

Barry spent the last years of his life with friends and family travelling to places like New York City, Paris, France and Canmore, Alberta. His most memorable trip was to London, England for the royal wedding (which happened to coincide with his 60th birthday).

Barry led a beautiful life filled with creativity and laughter, always reminding us “earth laughs in flowers.” A graveside service will be held at Hillside Cemetery on Monday, July 9, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. where we can all fondly remember Barry as the life of the party. A reception will be held therafter at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, Reception Facility, 901 – 13 Street S.W. Those wishing to attend the interment are asked to meet at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, by 10:45 a.m to join the procession to Hillside Cemetery. Honoured to serve the family is
Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455


CLAPPER

With sad hearts we announce the passing of Terry Lewis Clapper on June 26, 2018. He was born on May 31, 1956, and is survived by his two sons, Josh (Melissa) Clapper and Craig (Louisa) Clapper, and one grandson. No service will be held, as per his wishes. In lieu of flowers, 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: Terry Clapper, 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


ELLE

Irene (Young) Elle passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at the age of 103 years. She leaves to cherish her memory four children: Angela Morgan, Dennis Young (Mona Berke), Kenneth (Bette) Young, Carol (Jim) Parker; daughter-in-law Jeanette Young and son-in-law Len Harty; 15 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 16 great great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband Frank in 1988, second husband Ernest in 1999; her son Frank, daughter Marjorie Harty, son-in-law Ron Morgan and daughter-in-law Anne Young, grandson Kevin Morgan, four brothers and six sisters. Irene was born on March 30, 1915, on the family farm near Grassy Lake, the 6th of 11 children born to Felix and Magdalena Gross. On July 5, 1932, she married Frank Young and they farmed in the Burdett, Haney BC, Vulcan and Camrose areas. Upon retirement, they moved to Lethbridge and wintered in Arizona where she enjoyed an active life. For most of her life, she volunteered for many organizations and was interested in politics and world affairs. She taught herself to play piano by ear, continuing to play until the time of her passing. The first Senior Games were held in Camrose in 1980 and Irene represented the South Zone. Following Frank’s passing, Irene moved to Medicine Hat where she met Ernest Elle. They were married on April 4, 1991, and shared many happy years together travelling. Irene was a member of the CWL for over 70 years. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the church on Friday from 10:00 – 10:55 a.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated in Holy Family Parish (1451 Strachan Road SE) on Friday, July 6, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Albert Sayson celebrant. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Holy Family Parish building fund, Holy Family Parish, 1451 Strachan Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1B 4V3 (make cheques payable to Holy Family Parish). To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Irene Elle, 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


HERINGER

Roy Ray Heringer, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on June 28, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Hospice at the age of 91 years. Roy is survived by his wife and best friend of 67 years, Doris; his four children, Leslie Nemeth of Elkwater, Judy Schaffer (Glen) of Medicine Hat, Wanda Clark (Thomas) of the Wisdom Area and Robert (Karen) of Medicine Hat; nine grandchildren, Christine Dennis (Phillip), Richard Nemeth, Tracy Schaffer (Chris Grainger), Tammy Vanderloh (Keith), Melissa MacKenzie (Robert), Jay Clark (January), Kasey Ulbelhardt (Georges), Lydia Mascalo (Grant) and Matthew Heringer; nine great grandchildren, Shelby Mastel (Matt), Kodi and Tanner Vanderloh, Hayes and Sawyer McKenzie, Chet and Chloe Clark, Madison and Gunner Ubelhardt, Rocco Mascalo and one great great grandson, Theo Mastel; as well as one brother, Vern (Lena) and two sisters, Viola Berers and Diane Schneider (Frank). Roy was predeceased by his daughter, Donna Heringer Faros; his parents, William and Lydia; brothers, Earl, Calvin, Art and Ivan; sisters, Vera, Violet and Frances and son-in-law Roger Nemeth. Roy was born on the farm in the Horsham, Saskatchewan area close to Hilda where the family lived until he was 16 when they moved to Medicine Hat. After a year on the farm and a variety of other jobs, Roy started work with the Federal Deptartment of Highways; surveying the Trans Canada from Medicine Hat to Banff Park as well as highway 41 south from Elkwater to the U.S. border. On November 11, 1950, Roy married the love of his life, Doris Burke. In 1955, they moved to Redcliff and Roy started work as a surveyor with the City of Medicine Hat. He retired as Public Works Superintendent at age 57 years. Roy was an avid outdoorsman, he loved hunting and fishing. He looked forward to going out with his brothers and nephew Clifford but took extra joy in taking his girls fishing and son Robert hunting and fishing. Later in life, his sons-in-law and grandsons shared many wonderful days with grandpa hunting and fishing. Roy also enjoyed working in his yard, his building projects and could fix almost anything. Dancing, both square dancing and country dancing, being a member and on the executive of the Elks, travelling and golfing rounded out his favourite activities. Roy was a gentle and kind man who took great pride in his family and strongly believed in the old saying “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” he lived his life to that example.
There will be a celebration of Roy’s life on Friday, July 6th at the Medicine Hat Legion, main floor at 2:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Carmel Hospice, 156 – 3 St NE, Medicine Hat, T1A 5M1. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Roy Heringer, 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


MARINA LANTICAN-DREGER

Friday, February 27, 1959 ~ Saturday, June 30, 2018

With heavy hearts the family announces the passing of our beloved Marina Lantican-Dreger. She went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 20, 2018, at St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice in Medicine Hat at the age of 59 years. She will be remembered by her two daughters, Christine and Sarah; brothers, Ronny (Lina), Roly (Mindy) and Emry; sisters, Anita, Aida, Nita; her devoted friend, Will and her pet puppy, Dahlia. Marina will always be cherished by her niece, Michelle; nephews, Keith, John, Julius and Lee and great-niece, Andaya. She was predeceased by her parents, Melencio and Guillerma Lantican and a brother, Rody. Marina was a very devoted mother to her two daughters and there was never a “no” answer to their needs. Being born in the Philippines, Marina studied hard, took acting and art classes and proved her accomplishments with receiving diplomas and certificates. She worked hard and saved her earned money in investments in which she was so proud of. She also helped her nephews, Santi and his family along with Robert and his family, come to Canada. Marina enjoyed doing business, shopping, playing at the casino and bingo. Her three sisters devoted most of their time to taking care of her while her brother, Enry was the driver. Marina was always the life of the party and will be missed! A Celebration of Marina’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Thursday, July 5, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. with Reverend Father Albert Sayson officiating. Interment will follow at the Redcliff Cemetery. Memorial donations in Marina’s name may be made directly to St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice, 156 – 3rd Street N.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5M1. Honoured to serve the family is
Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455


TAYLOR

Betty “Doon” Jean Taylor (Gosselin) of Medicine Hat, passed away on Thursday, June 28, 2018, at the age of 70 years, beloved wife of the late Ken Taylor. She leaves to cherish her memory three children, Audra Taylor, Juliet Taylor and Darryll Taylor; her grandchildren Derek (his children Ethen, Brexton and Raevyn), Courtney, Larry, Tawnisha (her daughter Taleigha), Savanah, McKenna and Kodi; three brothers, Carmen Gosselin, David Gosselin and Tassie Weiss; three sisters, Meme Frances Gosselin, Dixie (Joe) Bellrose and Tonilynn (Gerald) Lemay, one special niece Sereena as well as all her nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Dolly and Zacharie Gosselin, her husband Ken, one daughter Michelle, two brothers, Rodney and Larry, two sisters, Marianne and Beverly. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Friday, from 1:00 – 1:55 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Friday, July 6, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Keith Running officiating. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Betty Taylor, 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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