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July 11, 2018

By Obituaries on July 11, 2018.

1928 ~ FRED KREIN ~2018

With great sadness we announce the sudden passing of our father, grandfather, brother, and friend; Fred Krein. Fred passed away peacefully at his home, on July 5, 2018 at the age of 89. Fred was born in Neudorf, USSR on September 22, 1928. The following year his family made the long voyage by ship to Halifax. From there, the family travelled by train to Hilda, Alberta to work on a cousin's farm. As Fred was growing up, he attended the Sandy Point school. In 1953 he married the love of his life, Ella Doreen Schiefele. Fred and Ella were married 64 years and raised their children on the family farm. Fred served on the committee for the Sandy Point Park, and he was present to vote on the placement of the Sandy Point Bridge. Fred and Ella enjoyed a long and happy retirement that began with cross-country and cross- continent road trips in their motorhome. They also enjoyed various bus tours of both western and eastern Canada. Sadly, Ella passed away in 2015. Fred has spent the last several summers perfecting his paradise-like backyard and nurturing his prized apple trees. He filled the long winter hours enjoying emails, photos and YouTube videos on his iPad. His coffee 'program' included mornings and afternoons at various coffee shops with his favourite buddies. Fred was loved and is survived by his sister, Ella (Dick) Bradley; his brother, Emil (Ruth) Krein; his daughters, Linda (Dave) Duxbury and Joyce Krein; his son, Greg (Miriam) Krein; 3 granddaughters, Cheryl (Jim), Falone, Jolene (Matt); one grandson, Houston; four great grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Marjorie Krein and Flo Straub. In addition to his wife, Fred was predeceased by his younger brother, Gottlieb and an older brother, John Krein. The family would like to thank Shelly and Tina and all Fred's "girls" from 'Collette Cares ll' for the excellent companionship they provided. By request, a private family service will be held at Hillside Cemetery. Donations in Fred's memory may be made to Medicine Hat and District Health Foundation. Condolences may be made through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Fred Krein. 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.


1957 ~ ALFRED KEEP ~ 2018

Alfred “Alfie” Ian Keep of Redcliff, beloved husband of Lourdes Brioso Moss passed away on Monday, July 2nd, 2018 at the age of 61 years. Alfie also leaves to cherish his memory his sisters, Olive Judson, Hilda Keep, and Carol Doiron; brothers, Randy and Paul; nieces, Terri and Wendy Judson; nephews, Jason Keep, Robert Judson, Mike Judson, and Bruce Darling; sister-in-law, Kathy Fougere; as well as his Armed Forces family. Alfie was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Ora; one sister, Sharon; and one nephew Steven Keep. Alfie was a Combat Engineer with the Canadian Armed Forces for 32 years and he had a huge passion for running. He will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him. There will be a come and go in Alfie’s memory to be held at the Redcliff Royal Canadian Legion on Friday, July 13th, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Memorial gifts in Alfie’s memory may be made to the Poppy Fund of the Royal Canadian Legion, 302 Broadway Avenue W, Redcliff, Alberta T0J 2P0, or to the Margery E Yuill Cancer Centre, 666 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4H6. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Alfie Keep. 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.


BIGGS (Seitz)

Vicki Anne Biggs passed away at the Lloydminster Hospital, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at the age of 53 years. Vicki is survived by her loving husband, Kelly Biggs; her son, Ryan Laubenstein and grandson, Logan Laubenstein; her daughter, Janessa Biggs and her fiancé, Tyler Reeves; her mother, Marjorie Seitz; her sister, Sherry (Brent) Grimm; her nephew, Colin Grimm and niece, Amanda (Adam) McCallum; her mother-in-law, Diane Biggs; her sister-in-law, Wanetta Biggs; her niece, Danielle Biggs and her son, Nolan (Madison) Biggs; her brother-in-law, Allan Hoffart; and her nephews, Brady and Dustin. Vicki was predeceased by her father, Wesley Seitz; her infant daughter, Ashley; her father-in-law, Dan Biggs Sr; her brother-in-law, Dan Biggs Jr and her sister-in-law, Terry Hoffart. Vicki was born in Medicine Hat, and raised on the family farm near Seven Persons. After living in Medicine Hat for a number of years, her family moved to Kelowna, and from there to Fort St. John. Their final move was to Lloydminster in 1997, which has been home until the time of her passing. Family was everything to Vicki. Her love was immeasurable and unconditional. Becoming a grandmother was one of her greatest joys. Whenever she looked at, or spoke of Logan, she would absolutely glow with love and pride. Vicki was “down to earth” and enjoyed the simple things in life. She loved animals and always had a funny story about pets, donkeys, cows and chickens. Vicki was kind hearted and good natured. She was quick to smile, had a unique sense of humour and was quick to crack a joke. Vicki was employed at Nexen and then Northern Blizzard for many years. She made many acquaintances and good friends over theyears. There are no words to describe how much she will be missed. She will be loved and forever in our hearts. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. Donations in memory of Vicki may be made to the S.P.C.A. – 55 Southwest Drive SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8E8. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Vicki Biggs, 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


CHARLES W. J. STEINER

1934 – 2018
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Charles Wilfred John Steiner announce his peaceful passing on Sunday, July 8, 2018, at the age of 84 years. Charlie is survived by his beloved wife, Yvonne and three children, Mike (Vicki) Steiner, Susan (Larry) Granger and Jeff (Lindy) Steiner; grandchildren, Sarah (Tom) Pollard, Mark (Lindsay) Steiner, Leah Steiner, Thomas (Brittany) Granger, Mara Steiner and Emma Steiner; three great-grandchildren; siblings, Ernie (Erica) Steiner, Marie Malkoske, Donny (Karen) Steiner and Katherine (Orville) Hood; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Charlie was a kind, generous and loving man whose family and faith meant the world to him. He was born in Whitemouth, Manitoba in 1934 and grew up on the Steiner family farm. In 1956, he married the love of his life, Yvonne, and together they raised three children. Early in his career, he worked in corporate management with Shell Canada in various locations before moving to Medicine Hat to become the owner of the Shell bulk dealership in 1972. Here he put down permanent roots, growing his business, forging bonds with customers and serving with the Medicine Hat Rotary Club. Leisure hours were dedicated to family, friends, faith and fishing, with many happy hours spent along the South Saskatchewan River. The lakes of northern Saskatchewan were another favourite fishing destination. Always putting family first, he helped both his sons start their own businesses. In his later years he worked with Jeff, arriving at 7:00 a.m. sharp six days a week. Friday afternoon “board meetings” were a highlight. He considered himself lucky that his children and most of his grandchildren chose to settle here. The funeral be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 13, 2018 at UNITY LUTHERAN CHURCH (8 Palliser Place NE) with a luncheon to follow. If friends so desire, donations in Charlie’s memory can be made to Unity Lutheran Church. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Charles Steiner. 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.


FRANZ

Richard "Rick" Alan Franz of Medicine Hat, passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2018, at the age of 55 years. He leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Elfriede Franz; his brother, Gary (Kim) Franz of Medicine Hat and their children, Korissa (Mike) Anderson and their children Anson and Wade, Taylor Franz, Lacey Franz and McKenzie Franz; his sister, Christine (Jason) Prokosch of Medicine Hat and their children, Evie Prokosch, Jasmine Prokosch and Milo Prokosch. He was predeceased by his father, Helmut Franz and his grandparents, Gustav and Berta Wahl; Albert and Lydia Franz. Rick was born on January 5, 1963 in Calgary and raised in Medicine Hat. He worked at the Kinsmen Training Centre and Redi Enterprises and once he retired he continued to volunteer at various places. Rick’s family would like to thank all the special people who worked with him over the years. You all made it possible for Rick to have an independent and interesting life. Interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Those who wish to attend the interment service are invited to meet at the cemetery gate at 1:45 p.m. The funeral service will follow at Victory Lutheran Church (2793 Southview Drive SE) at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. James C. Bredeson officiating. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the C.O.R.E. Association, 412 3rd Street SE, Medicine Hat, T1A 0H1. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Rick Franz, 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


GRANT ‘SKINNY’ HALL

May 10, 1929 ~ July 7, 2018

It is with heavy hearts that family of Robert Grant ‘Skinny’ Hall, beloved husband of Carol of Medicine Hat, announce he passed peacefully while surrounded by his family at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at the age of 89 years. His spirit will be carried on by his five children, Fred (Estelle), Pat, Wes (Gail) all of Medicine Hat and Daniel (Tom), Teresa (Dean) of Calgary along with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and an extended family of relations and friends from every walk of life. He is reunited with his parents, Fred and Jean as well as brothers, George and Fred. Grant was born and raised in Medicine Hat and played and worked there his entire life. He was an avid sportsman enjoying the outdoors while hunting or fishing. He loved playing hockey, baseball, golf and bowling. Grant volunteered a great deal of time and energy to the Medicine Hat Golf & Country Club, helping establish the foundation for the course people play on today. His efforts were recognized through a lifetime membership there. He also helped upgrade the Elkwater Golf Course, building new tee boxes and greens upon his retirement. Grant was a longtime member of the Medicine Hat Royal Canadian Legion and would go down for coffee each morning or spend Friday evenings at the meat draw with friends. The family would like to thank the staff of Memory Lane in Meadowlands and the nurses and doctors on 5 West and 2 North for treating Grant with such dignity and care. The family will hold a private interment for Grant. A Come and Go Celebration of Grant’s life will take place in the canteen at the Royal Canadian Legion, 702 – 2 Street S.E. on Friday, July 13, 2018, between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Grant’s name may be made to the Poppy Fund of the Medicine Hat Legion c/o Robertson Memorial Branch #17, 702, 2 Street S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 0E1. (Condolences may be expressed by http://www.cooksouthland.com) Honoured to serve the family is
Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455


KEATING, Joyce Elizabeth

June 26, 1929 – July 5, 2018
Joyce Keating (Nee Reesor) passed away on July 5, 2018 at age 89. Joyce was born in Bassano and as a young girl moved with her parents, brother and 2 sisters to Medicine Hat. She met Jim, her soul-mate and life partner in high school and they shared 67 wonderful years. Joyce had tremendous energy: moving to New York while raising 4 children, earning her MSc in Speech Pathology and writing a text book while instructing at college. In 1971 the family returned to Calgary where Joyce worked with the Calgary Board of Education before retiring to Kelowna. Joyce cherished friends and family. She was never too busy or far away to keep in touch, share vacations, a meal, a song or glass of Scotch. Witty and never at a loss for words Joyce constantly reflected on past joys in her life quipping “It was good while it lasted.” Joyce is lovingly remembered by her husband Jim, sister Shirley Johnston, sons Ross (Joan); John (Lynn), Brian (Dee) and daughter Nancy (Bill); and her grandchildren Allison (Shawn), Kendra, Laura (David), and Steven. A private Celebration of Joyce’s Life will be held at a future date. Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.firstmemorialfuneralkelowna.com


RUTH KOBLY

It was just a short time ago that family and friends joined together to share fellowship and stories while honouring the life of Ruth Kobly. The memory of this much loved lady will live on through the smiles of all who knew her!

Not a day will go by,
Without cherishing the thought,
Of Ruth’s caring smile and
The feeling of love that it brought!

Her Life Lived…
Her Life Cherished…
Her Life Honoured.

Courtesy of
Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455


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