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August 8, 2018

By Obituaries on August 8, 2018.

1920 ~ EVA ULMER ~ 2018

Eva Ulmer of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Reverend John Ulmer, passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at the age of 97 years. Eva leaves to cherish her memory three grandchildren, Karen, Brian, and Sharon and their families; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Eva was predeceased by her husband, Reverend John Ulmer; her parents, Michael and Katherine Nitz; one step-son, Wilfred Ulmer; one step-daughter, Gertrude Ayling; her siblings, Michael Nitz, Theodore Nitz, Mary Anderson, Katherine Reule, Magdalene Weiss, Ida Sept, Olga Chaykowski, as well as one brother and three sisters in infancy. Eva was born on December 24, 1920 on the family farm in the Many Island District of Alberta, where she was also raised and educated. Eva always felt she had an interesting life. After her education she began her employment in domestic service, moving to factory work during World War II. After the war, she was employed by Eaton’s Canada until she took her business courses from Garbutt Business College. Upon graduation, she became employed with the Experimental Station at Suffield until marrying Reverend John Ulmer in 1962. Eva called the Teeoda Lodge home for 30 years. She was very involved in her church and a purchaser and avid reader of the Medicine Hat News until her passing. She will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by her family and friends. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. A public interment will take place at HILLSIDE CEMETERY, 10th Avenue and Gershaw Drive SW, on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. with a Celebration of Eva’s Life to follow at the CYPRESS VIEW FOUNDATION (TEEODA LODGE), 722 Bassett Crescent NW, on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. with Reverend Ken Edel officiating. Those wishing to attend the interment service, please meet inside the cemetery gates at 9:15 a.m. Memorial gifts in Eva’s memory may be made to the Lutheran Hour Ministries Canada, 270 Lawrence Avenue, Kitchener, Ontario, N2M 1Y4. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Eva Ulmer. 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.


1939 ~ TOM BOULTON ~ 2018

Thomas "Tom" Charles Boulton, beloved husband of Georgeina Boulton of Medicine Hat, passed away on Saturday, July 28th, 2018 at the age of 79 years. The Funeral Service was held yesterday at VICTORY LUTHERAN CHURCH. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Tom Boulton. 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.


1942 ~ GARY SYVERSON ~ 2018

Gary Richard “Sy” Syverson, beloved husband of Donna Syverson of Medicine Hat, passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at the age of 75 years. Gary is also survived by two children, Shawn (Lyndsay) Syverson of Calgary and Dana (Colin) Telfer of Ottawa; five grandchildren, Keanan, Blake, Kyla, Ava and Colby; one brother, Bud (Micheline) of Medicine Hat; six nephews; and one niece. “Big Sy” was one of the best, to us, the VERY BEST. A few choice words that describe Gary: LOVING husband of 49 years, father, father-in-law, brother, grand papa to 5 and 1 grand puppy, uncle and friend. LOYAL to his family, his friends and his hometown. SPORTS FANATIC any sport, any time, who watches 188 regular season baseball games, seriously?? STRONG WILLED…A.K.A. Stubborn as you know what. PASSIONATE COACH & MENTOR, who thought of his players as sons. TOUGH as nails. CARING friend to many and all. Gary loved his coffee gang and 4 o’clock beer buddies at the Corona. He was a TRUE BEAUTY. To know him was to love him, sad he is no longer here, we will love him always. A Celebration of Gary’s Life will be held at the CORONA HOTEL, 721 – 5 Street SE, on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 with eulogies starting at 4:00 p.m. and fellowship to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Gary’s memory may be made to the Medicine Hat Minor Hockey Association, P.O. Box 1322, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 7N1. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Gary Syverson. 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.


FIEBER

Helen Lorraine Fieber was raised by her parents, Martha and Henry Wolff along with her brother, George and sister Yvonne. She spent her childhood years in Irvine and, after deciding that life on the farm was not her calling, went to Normal School to become a teacher. Lorraine’s first teaching position was in Irvine and she later went on to teach at Elm Street and Crestwood schools, finishing her career at Montreal Street School. Music was her passion and her students learned that music was fun! Lorraine loved shoes and she particularly enjoyed wearing her fancy shoes to go dancing at the Moose on Saturday nights with her late husband Lester.
Lorraine single-handedly raised three great kids: Neil, Paula, and Lee. Although times were sometimes tough she managed to provide a safe, happy and adventurous home with good food, music and cats. She always maintained that raising kids that played freely on the "bald headed prairie" made them hardy.
Family, friends, and her cats brought joy to her life. She was delighted with her grandchildren, Andrew, Kandis and Tamara, playing Skippo, reading and baking for them. She always made an effort to get together with those she loved. Pizza night with the girls was something she looked forward to and wouldn't miss, nor would she miss her commitment and service to the Order of the Royal Purple. She contributed much to her position and was always available to play the piano and help and guide new and existing members.
Lorraine was an adventurous cook, always trying something new and interesting to fit the occasion. As music was important to her, she would often be found singing as she cooked or tidied up. In fact, on Canada's 150 birthday she surprised her family by singing all the verses of O'Canada. Who knew there was more than one? Lorraine did!
Medicine Hat was her home except for a 3-year residence in Penticton where she and Lester started a bed and breakfast, Panorama Place. They returned to the Hat because she missed the prairie, open skies and sunsets, not to mention her friends.
Lorraine and Les had a timeshare in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and always looked forward to their annual get away. She was always interested in the culture, food, customs, shoes and music of any country she travelled to.
Lorraine moved to Langley in 2011 to be closer to the support of her daughters but didn't particularly like the area citing “too many trees”. She often asked if she could go home to her beloved praries. Lorraine was a prairie girl and in our hearts, she will always be.
She died at peacefully at Jackman Manor, Aldergrove, B.C.,on March 20, 2018.
You are welcome to celebrate her life on Saturday, August 11 from 11 am to 1 pm at the Medicine Hat Golf Club. Refreshments and sandwiches will be provided. Wear your best shoes if you are so inclined. She would have liked that.


MARY KATHLEEN “KATHIE” McKINLEY

April 11, 1949 ~ July 27, 2018

With deep sadness Warren McKinley announces that his dear wife Kathie, of 48 years, passed away peacefully in his presence on the morning of July 27, 2018 at the St. Joseph’s Carmel Hospice in Riverside. Kathie also leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Lisa McKinley Surber of Newell, South Dakota; two grandchildren, Corbin of Bozeman, Montana and Cameron of Belgrade; one brother, Tim (Kathy) Sharp of Edmonton; five sisters, Mary (Ray) May of Edmonton, Ann Sharp of Calgary, Brenda (Robert) Deleau of Parksville, BC, Cecelia "Cathy" Sharp of Calgary and Janine Coté of Parksville, BC; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Kathie was predeceased by her parents, James "Jim" and Eileen Sharp; two brothers-in-law, Dick McKinley and Larry Coté; and her father and mother-in-law, Guy & Muriel McKinley. Kathie was brought into retail by her father, Jim Sharp, the proprietor of Hutchings and Sharp Western Store, at a very young age. Hutchings and Sharp had deep roots with the ranching community in Western Canada and served as an anchor of the downtown community of Medicine Hat. After school, she would join her father in the store to work and, early on, enjoyed spending time with Jim’s partner, Harry Hutchings, from whom she learned a great deal. As her business knowledge and interest blossomed, she assumed increasing responsibilities with the store and took over all aspects of management well before her father’s passing. Kathie was particularly fond of choosing styles for the upcoming season on buying trips, creating unique and innovative forms of advertising, and dressing the store front windows. She had an eye for fashion and was well known for helping people look their best for any occasion. Kathie mentored and developed fond friendships with many employees over the years. She was a committed supporter of the downtown business community serving many years on the Downtown Business Revitalization Zone where she was instrumental in bringing the Heritage Canada Main Street Program to Medicine Hat. All who knew Kathie recognized that she took great pride in owning and operating Hutchings and Sharp.
After a brief time attending college business classes, Kathie married Warren McKinley in 1970 and stepped into the role of a ranch wife and all it entailed, supporting Warren and his father, Guy with McKinley Hereford Farms. Kathie shared her life lovingly with Warren for over 48 years. Much like the other aspects of her life, Kathie embraced ranch life with zest and developed a passion for it. Her duties were never ending; from helping to save calves in the spring, to moving and trailing cattle, and preparing ranch meals. She did all this while working and managing the store and raising their daughter, Lisa. Annual branding meals were anticipated and revered by many. Kathie was never satisfied unless the meal was perfect; loving to put on a spread, achieving a perfectly cooked roast beef while finding the right tablecloth and the perfect prairie flowers to match. One of her passions was cooking and no one left hungry from her dinner table and if they did it was their own damn fault. Manx cats and border collies were beneficiaries of her caring and kind hearted nature. Over the years, as Lisa became more active in 4-H, riding and horses, Kathie and Warren took great pride in seeing Lisa achieve horseback successes. She was extremely supportive and encouraging of Lisa’s endeavors and was particularly proud of Lisa’s academic achievements and career path in the Agricultural industry. An additional role that Kathie took pride in playing was Grandma to her grandsons, Corbin and Cameron. She deeply loved her grandsons and nothing gave her more pleasure than seeing those boys doing ranch activities or riding with Warren. She was notorious for spoiling them on birthdays and Christmas. A Celebration of Kathie's Life will be held at the MEDICINE HAT EXHIBITION AND STAMPEDE GROUNDS, GRANDSTAND BANQUET ROOM, 2055 – 21st Avenue SE, on Friday, August 10th, 2018 from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. As an expression of sympathy those wishing to remember Kathie may do so with a gift to the Carmel Hospice (St. Joseph’s Home), 156 – 3rd Street NE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5M1 or to the Medicine Hat Community Foundation, 104, 430 – 6th Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2S8. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Kathie McKinley. 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.


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