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1920 ~ EVA ULMER ~ 2018

Eva Ulmer (nee Nitz) of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Reverend John Ulmer, passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at the age of 97 years. A public interment took place yesterday at HILLSIDE CEMETERY, a Celebration of Eva’s Life to followed at the CYPRESS VIEW FOUNDATION (TEEODA LODGE). Memorial gifts in Eva’s memory may be made to the Lutheran Hour Ministries Canada. 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.


1925 ~ SHIRLEY FISCHER ~ 2018

The family, who surrounded her during her last hours in this world, would like to announce the passing of their dear mother, grandmother and great- grandmother, Shirley Isabel Fischer, on August 8, 2018. Shirley was born on August 30, 1925 at Eatonia, Saskatchewan where she was raised and educated. Upon graduation from Normal School she taught for two and a half years in southwest Saskatchewan where she met and married Andrew Fischer in 1949. They made their home on the farm at Horsham where they lived for 32 years, retiring to Medicine Hat in 1981. Retirement was met with many enjoyable times – going on tours, bowling, and using their motorhome for many camping and fishing trips. Shirley’s greatest joys were the times she spent on the farm and even more, the time spent with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and extended family. Shirley leaves to cherish her memory four children, Orville Fischer of Maple Creek, Eileen (Kenneth) Lutz of Medicine Hat, Beverly (Dennis) Demchuk of Brooks, and Velma (Terry) Schmauder of Vernon; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Laviah Hayes of Eston and Betty Lothammer of Eatonia; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Shirley was predeceased by her husband, Andrew; her parents, Henry and Isabel Dobb; and three sisters, Pearl Kellington, Vera Hern, and Agnes Goodwin. The Funeral Service will be held at VICTORY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2793 Southview Drive SE, on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Jim Bredeson officiating. A Private Interment will take place at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Shirley’s memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Shirley Fischer. 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.


DOROTHY OLMSTEAD

November 17, 1920 ~ August 2, 2018

Dorothy Margaret Olmstead, beloved wife of the late Guy Edward Olmstead, passed away peacefully at West Park Lodge in Red Deer, AB. Born in Lethbridge, AB, Dorothy moved to Irvine with her parents at an early age and received much of her education there. In 1940, Dorothy went to Toronto, ON, where she studied piano and organ at the Royal Conservatory of Music, graduating with an A.R.C.T. Diploma. Returning to Medicine Hat, she established her own music studio and became a member of the Alberta Registered Music Teachers’ Association (A.R.M.T.A.). Dorothy taught on the staff of the Medicine Hat College Music Department for five years prior to her retirement in 1976. On December 11, 1948, she married Guy Olmstead and the couple remained in Medicine Hat until 2000, when they moved to Red Deer. Dorothy was well known as an accompanist for the Rotary Music Festival and she was an active member of Fifth Avenue United Church where she served as a choir member and assistant organist. She was an accompanist for the Medicine Hat Musical Theatre and for many local soloists and was the staff organist for Cook’s Funeral Home for many years. Dorothy was also the organist and Choir Director at Westminster United Church. She was a charter member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and celebrated her 65th year as a member when she lived in Red Deer. Dorothy was predeceased by her parents, Robert Harold and Margaret Florence (nee Gray) Davidson; and her husband, Guy Olmstead. She will be remembered with love by her sons, Robert Calvin Olmstead (Anne Findlay) and Douglas Edward (Linda) Olmstead; her grandchildren, Raegen Olmstead, Carmen (Glen) Clarke, Scott Olmstead (Krystel Pe Benito), and Kailey and Amanda Larson; her great grandchildren, Kiera, Kayden, Sydney, and Hunter Clarke. Dorothy will also be missed by her extended family of nieces and nephews, especially Lexy Fisher and Sonya Johnson, as well as many dear friends, including Joyce Condon and Judy Shand. Dorothy’s family would like to sincerely thank the exceptional staff at West Park Lodge (Choices in Community Living) for their loving care and the residents for their friendship; Dr. Willem Myburgh for his compassion and her community at Sunnybrook United Church in Red Deer. We thank Judy Shand from the bottom of our hearts for her friendship, time spent with Dorothy and for her love and guidance. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Dorothy’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice. A Celebration of Dorothy’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at 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


EVELYN JANS

Evelyn Hazel Jans of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Raymond “Ray” Jans, passed away on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018. Evelyn leaves to cherish her memory ten children, Brian (Joy) Jans, Darlene (Ray) Aman, Daryl (Deborah) Jans, Bruce (Linda) Jans, Deborah (Wayne) Brost, Dean (Diane) Jans, Alison (Dennis) Christie, Laurie (Darryl) Angle, Tracey (Dwayne) Dennis and Brent (Christina) Jans; twenty grandchildren, Steven (Carla) Jans, Jarret (Jessie) Jans, Tannis (David) Schwarz, Kent Aman, Landon (Ivanka) Aman, Tyler Jans (Marta), Brooks (Liana) Jans, Lindsay (Mark) Strutt, Lana Brost (Tyler), Kelli Brost (Ahren), Cameron (Jen) Jans, Janeil (Curt) Lentz, Melissa (Lloyd) Stuber, Kyle (Amie) Christie, Jordan (Kim) Angle, Brandon (Justine) Angle, Jayce Dennis, Mackenzie Dennis, Cullen Jans and Nolan Jans; twenty-nine great grandchildren; one brother, August Johnson (Dianne); two sisters-in-law, Bev Jans and Carol (Les) Herman; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Evelyn was predeceased by her husband, Ray on September 4th, 2005; her parents, August and Christina Johnson; two brothers; and one sister. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Saturday, August 11th, 2018 from 12:00 until 1:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, on Saturday, August 11th, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. with Reverend Jim Bredeson officiating. A private interment will take place at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Evelyn’s memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 220, 6223 – 2 Street SE, Calgary, Alberta, T2H 1J5 or to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, 340A Maple Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 7L5. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Evelyn Jans. 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.


GREENSTEIN

Joseph Greenstein of Medicine Hat, passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at the age of 86 years, beloved husband of the late Anita Greenstein. He leaves to cherish his memory his son, Dean (Irene); his grandchildren, Derek (Kim Dick) and Brandi (Kim) Dalton; his great grandchildren, Jett and Grey; his brothers-in-law, Ed Ziegler and Leonard Van Maarion; his sister-in-law, Viv Child, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Nicholas and Kathrina Greenstein; his wife, Anita (2007); his companion, Doreen Juhas (2017); his brothers, Mike (Helen), Louis (Irene), George (Hazel), Tony (Doris); his sisters, Caroline Van Maarion, Rose (Jim) Hall, Clara Ziegler, Frances (Erich) Edelman; and his sister-in-law, Vivian Greenstein. In his youth, Joe worked at Medalta Pottery, Dominion Glass and had a 30 year plus career with the CPR until retiring in 1986. In his retirement, he enjoyed fishing, camping, gardening, wood working and could often be found in his garage repairing someone’s lawnmower. His grandkids always put a smile on his face! Joe was also an avid Tiger fan for many years until his health failed. The family would like to thank the staff of the Wellington Seniors Home, as well as Home Care nurse, Leslie Worley, for their care and compassion. At Joe’s request there will be no formal funeral. A private family interment will take place at a later date. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the S.P.C.A., 55 Southwest Drive SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Joseph Greenstein, 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


KEELER

It is with deep, deep sadness and broken hearts that we share that on August 1, 2018 God took the hand of our precious, precious mom, grandma, and great grandma, EILEEN MILDRED KEELER and she went to be with her loved ones in heaven. It is an extreme privilege and honour to know that we were chosen to be part of the life of such a special person. It is also with extreme gratefulness, and the only way that we can possibly be without her for a while, is knowing that she will now be at rest in God’s hands and has been happily greeted and reunited with her family, pets, and friends she so loved. In June and July, Grandma made an amazing recovery from pneumonia in the Lethbridge Hospital but was tired, and after struggling at home for a little more than a week, peacefully took God’s hand and was reunited with her best friend and little love, Trixie dog; her dear son Fred Keeler; husband Roy Chandler Keeler; her parents Fredrick and Margaret Sage, brothers Harvey (Jean) Sage and Norman Sage, and sister Birdene (Johnny) McConkney; parents-in-law William and Helen Keeler and their sons Alfred Keeler, David (Mary) Keeler, Art Keeler, Ernie Keeler, and Eric and Gordon Keeler who went to heaven as babies; and her dear Lord to whom she prayed nightly, who had prepared a beautiful, well-deserved mansion for our dear mom, grandma, and great grandma.
Grandma was born and grew up in Cabri, Saskatchewan with loving parents, two brothers and a sister. Upon graduation, she moved to Medicine Hat, Alberta where she completed her training to be a nurse and worked in the Medicine Hat Hospital. She married Roy Chandler Keeler and they raised their children on the Keeler farm north of Bow Island until moving to Bow Island when their children were young. Her husband Roy passed away in 1965 after a brief battle with cancer. Grandma then worked at the Pleasant View Lodge in Bow Island, where she worked for 25 years. In the year 2000, Grandma moved to Lethbridge where she resided with daughter Margaret.
Grandma most of all loved her family and the animals she had over the years. Grandma loved knitting for her family; her plants; watching families in the park behind her home; doing word search, reading Danielle Steele; and visiting family. Grandma loved to camp and travel, travelling mostly with family through Europe, across Canada and the US, including many visits to Disneyland in California, and Disney World, cruising to Alaska and the Caribbean; and to Hawaii, including cruising the islands. Other than family times, perhaps one of the greatest highlights of grandma’s life was doing the Queen Walk with the Queen in Calgary in 1989, when one of her granddaughters won an essay contest to meet the Queen. During the last 15 years, Grandma travelled to Victoria many times to visit family, and in the last seven years, enjoyed spending time at the condo she shared with daughter Margaret in Sidney B.C. During the past two years, Grandma spent a great deal of time in Calgary helping babysit her newest grandchild, as well as travelling to visit family and friends in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba in either her new Red Equinox, or her little RV.
Left to remember and cherish memories of Grandma are her immediate and extended children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren:
Norman Keeler (Darlene) daughters Nicole (Jeff Paulson) and Melanie; Gordon Keeler (Darla), son Chris (Tanya) children Heather and Zenon, son Joel (Lisa) children Raine and Daxon, daughter Tania (Jeff) Anderson and new baby on the way, and Darla’s daughter Bailee; Margaret Jenkins, daughter Brandi and son Callum and his father Jeff Hunter, daughter Lynsi (Scott Peake) daughter Sawyer and new baby girl on the way; Clifford (Wendy) Keeler, son Derek (Jodi) children Raya and Jaden; daughter Marci (Jared) Sweet, children Barrett and Charlee; daughter in-law Valerie Keeler, son Jeff and son Alex and his mother Megan Keeler; son Dean (Nicole) children Sidney and Layne; Diann Lorinczy (Brent Reid); son Rylee Lorinczy (Amanda) children Jace and Kai; son Chance Lorinczy (Jen) adopted daughter Destiny; son Tyrel Lorinczy (Jayde) daughter Marisa; Steven Reid (Heidi) daughters Sienna and Kennedy; and Brenden Reid.
Grandma also leaves others special to her: sister in-laws Jean Keeler and Daphne Keeler; niece Maxine (Lief) Jepson; Barb Maciever and Tom; June and Max at the condo; her Home Care workers; and many other family and friends who were privileged to have known Grandma over the years. Although Grandma never thought so, Grandma was indeed a very unique and special person. She was a very selfless person who held a lot of love in her heart for each and every member of her family, her animals and friends, and asked for so very little.

Always in our hearts Grandma,
Until we are together again.
We will always love you.

A Funeral Service will be held at ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411 – 11 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. with Canon James Robinson officiating. Eileen will be laid to rest with her beloved husband Roy in Hillside Cemetery, Medicine Hat. In memory of Grandma, grandma would be pleased donations be made to the Canadian Cancer Foundation, #200, 325 Manning Road N.E., Calgary, AB, T2E 2P5.
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


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. 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. 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.


MAURICE JOHN (JACK) KNOWLES

August 1, 1941 – August 3, 2018


 

Our man Jack, the light of our lives and a bright light in Medicine Hat, hung up his tool belt on Friday, August 3, 2018. Jack passed away peacefully at home in the company of his family, after a courageous battle with colon cancer. Cherishing his memory are his adoring family: Dawn, his wife of 53 years; his two children, Katharine Knowles (Chris Mazurenko) of Vancouver and Tanis Knowles Yarnell (Patrick Yarnell) of Winnipeg; his two grandchildren, Olivia and Eric Yarnell; his sister Maureen (John) Dowler, brother Len Knowles, brother-in-law Bill (Monique) Pringle, uncle Len (Laurie) Sharland of Medicine Hat; and many cousins, nieces and nephews, all who miss him dearly. Jack was born in Medicine Hat on August 1, 1941 and was very proud of this city. In his personal life, Jack was known as many different things to many people. He was a Queen Scout, pigeon fancier, keeper of 101 dalmatians, king of the disco, photography hobbyist, Medicine Hat history buff, proud Kiwanian and Kinsman, part-time Shriner, possibly a Mason (he kept it a secret), challenger of City Hall, David Suzuki super-fan, professional and personal mentor, promoter of the local Prostate Cancer Support Group, and lover of bagpipes and all things plaid. He had a creative mind and great sense of humour. His practical jokes were legendary. He was a collector of many things, and had over 83 screwdrivers, 55 rolls of electrical tape, 41 staple guns, 27 vintage lightbulbs, and countless friends and neighbours, new and old, all who will miss seeing him around. He followed in his father’s footsteps becoming a Master Electrician, and took over the family business ‘Knowles Electric’ which he was proud to say was in business for over 80 years. Everyone knew where to find Jack—his shop door was always open. He was never too busy for a friend. His belief in people never wavered, often giving people who needed it advice, support, or a job. He believed in second chances. He had a collection of funny photos and signs posted at his shop and one of them said, ‘Never Give Up’ and he never did. He never gave up on people, projects, the hope that he would beat cancer, and that he would have more time. Jack spent his last few weeks in his backyard supervising work being done on many projects he always meant to do, even making a tree swing for his grandchildren. Family and close friends celebrated his 77th birthday with him on August 1st at a beautiful backyard party. He died two days later with paint on his hands and a golden tan from hours spent sitting outside, doing jobs, and listening to the birds in his beloved crabapple trees. The funeral service will take place on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 3:00pm at Westminster United Church, 101 6th Street SE, Medicine Hat. A celebration of Jack’s life will take place immediately following the service at the Carriage House at the Medicine Hat Stampede Grounds, 2055 21st Avenue SE. All are welcome. Messages of remembrance and sympathy may be expressed by visiting: http://www.cooksouthland.com. Memorial gifts may be made to the Medicine Hat Prostate Cancer Support Group or the David Suzuki Foundation. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 13th Street, SW, Medicine Hat, tel: 403.527.6455.


MOSER

Edward Minard Moser passed away on Monday, August 6, 2018, at the age of 76 years, beloved husband of Eileen Moser of Medicine Hat. He is survived by their son Kelly (Tracy) Moser; their grandchild, Cuyler Moser; his aunt, Emily Schmaltz and his close friends, Mike Boisvert and Nicole Roy. He was predeceased by his parents, Mike and Pauline Moser; his brothers, Frank and Johnny, his sisters, Melonia Herringer and Susan Cameron. Ed was born on November 19, 1941 in Empress, Alberta and was raised on the family farm 3 ½ miles south of Mendham. Ed joined the work force at the age of 15 years and held a variety of jobs from farm work, to gas plants, tie gangs, section employee and Western Co-op Fertilizer until 1983, when it closed. For the last 27 years he was employed at Shamrock Bottle Depot where he worked until his passing. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Saturday, from 9:00 – 10:25 a.m. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the S.P.C.A., – 55 Southwest Drive SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Edward Moser, 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


SCHWEIGERT

Frances Schweigert passed away on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at the age of 64 years, beloved wife of Clarence Schweigert of Medicine Hat. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. David Pollard officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Clinic (make cheques payable to the Medicine Hat and District Health Foundation) 666 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4H6. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Frances Schweigert, 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


WANDLER

The family of the late Edna Wandler, April 27, 2018, and Art Wandler, October 27, 2009 wish to announce an interment service for their parents. Everyone is welcome to attend the service to be held at the Fox Valley Cemetery on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. and following will be a Come and Go Tea at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church (4th Street and 2nd Ave, Fox Valley). Those who e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Edna and Art Wandler, 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


WILLIAM GRAVES

1929 ~ 2018

Mr. William “Bill” Charles Graves, beloved wife of, Doris R. Graves, passed away peacefully at the Riverview Care Centre on Thursday, August 9, 2018, at the age of 88 years. Further announcements will follow upon completion of the arrangements. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at 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


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