November 22nd, 2018

September 5, 2018

By Obituaries on September 5, 2018.

1937 ~ ALVIN FRENCH ~ 2018

Alvin “Al” Reuben French of Redcliff, loving husband of Joyce French (nee Helement) for 62 years, passed away on Friday, August 31st, 2018 at the age of 81 years. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; his four children, Judy (Brian) Donovan, Fay (Paul) Chapman, Lorraine Docken, and Debbie (Marshall) Astika; 12 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Al was predeceased by his parents, two sisters, one brother, and his son, Darryl French. Al was born in Simpson, Saskatchewan and, when he was 18 joined the Royal Canadian Navy. He met his wife, Joyce in Montreal and they were married on June 16th, 1956. During his military career, he was fortunate to serve in all three elements of the Canadian Forces and as a result travelled to 56 countries. He was posted to both coasts as well as Trenton, ON, Cold Lake, AB and his final base in Suffield, AB where he retired from in 1981. Al and Joyce moved to Simpson, Saskatchewan where Al was Mayor from 1985 to 1987. He worked there for six years before the family returned to Alberta and settled in Redcliff. Al worked for another 12 years as a Commissionaire at CFB Suffield. During this time he was active with the Royal Canadian Legion serving on the Executive, a lifetime member. In 2011, he was the recipient of an Outstanding Volunteer Award and a Meritorious Service Medal for Outstanding Devotion to the Aims and Objectives of the Royal Canadian Legion. Al was a devoted family man and loved to be surrounded by family. He was well liked by all and will be sorely missed by all who knew him. A Celebration of Al’s Life will be held at the REDCLIFF ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION, on Saturday, September 8th, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. A luncheon will be served afterward. Memorial gifts in Al’s memory may be made to the Redcliff Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #6, 302 Broadway Avenue East, Redcliff, Alberta, T0J 2P0. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Alvin French. 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.


BODIN

Ivy Pearl Bodin, passed away on Sunday, September 2, 2018, at the age of 88 years, with family by her side. Ivy was the beloved wife of Gilbert for almost 68 years. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Monday, from 12:30 – 1:25 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, as 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: Ivy Bodin, 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


BRANDT

Harland James Brandt passed away on Sunday, September 2, 2018, at the age of 83 years, beloved husband of Doris Brandt of Medicine Hat. The funeral service will be held in the Hillcrest Evangelical Missionary Church (3785 13th Ave SE), on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Mark Bolender officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Harland Brandt, 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


DENISE SEMENOK

1973 ~ 2018
It is with sadness that the family of Denise “Charlie” Catherine Semenok announce her passing at St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice, Medicine Hat, AB., on Saturday, September 1, 2018, at the age of 45 years. A Vigil Prayer Service will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, AB., on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 7:00 p.m., with a Visitation time beginning at 6:00 p.m. The Memorial Service will be held at the Salvation Army Church, 203 Maple Street, Maple Creek, SK, on Friday, September 7, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. with interment to follow in the Maple Creek Cemetery. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting http://www.cook southland.com). If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Denise’s name may be made directly to the Alberta Lung Association, 208 – 17420 Stony Plain Rd, Edmonton, AB. T5S 7K6 Honoured to serve the family is
Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455


MARK MacDONALD

April 22nd, 1984 – August 28th, 2018
It is with the deepest sympathy and regret that we announce the passing of Mark William MacDonald, age 34. Mark passed away unexpectedly at his home in Medicine Hat, Alberta. He was predeceased by his mother, Phyllis Marie MacDonald. Mark was a loving brother to his sister, Cheryl Todaro; an uncle to four nieces, Josie (Chris), Amanda (Tim), Jessica (Justin), and Adriana (Bryden); a great-uncle to his three grand-nieces, Natalie, Summer and Emma; partner to his girlfriend, Christie Myles; and many friends. Mark truly had a beautiful and unique perception of this world. He is a man who has touched the hearts and souls of many, and each in his own special way. Mark William MacDonald lived a full life of passion, full of love and full of adventure. The distinctiveness and vibrancy that Mark possessed left a lasting memory for every individual who crossed his path. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL on Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Friday, September 7th, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Mark MacDonald. 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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