November 22nd, 2018

September 6, 2018

By Obituaries on September 6, 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; one daughter-in-law, Donna French; 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. The officers and members of the Redcliff Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #6, will conduct a Poppy Service for their departed comrade. 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.


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. He leaves to cherish his memory one son, Doyle Brandt (Terryann Syverson) of Medicine Hat; three grandchildren Pam (Taso) Mikos, Jeremy (Yai) Brandt and Kim Brandt; four great grandchildren Aubrey, Xavier, Katie and Niko; his sister, Betty Boschee of Medicine Hat. He was predeceased by his parents,Walter and Irene Brandt, and one son, Monte Brandt on April 10, 2014. 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. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Carmel Hospice (St. Joseph’s Home) c/o 156 – 3 St. NE, Medicine Hat, T1A 5M1. 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


ELMER MUELLER

December 4, 1920 ~ August 31, 2018

Elmer Victor Mueller went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday August 31, 2018 at 97 years of age. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Lily; his children Lucie (David) Oliphant, Victor (Oekie) Mueller, Karen (Mark) Horch, and Myron Mueller. He is also survived by grandchildren Sarah (Andy) Kirschenman, Andrew (Kristine) Oliphant, Hannah (Lance) Penner, Aaron (Trena) Mueller, Stephanie Mueller (Joe Szabo), Nathan (Lauren) Horch, Charis Horch, and Daniel (Michelle) Horch. He is also survived by his six great-grandchildren – Isaiah, Sierra, Elinor, Jacqueline, Gabriel, and Malcolm. Elmer entered the military service in 1943; trained as a gunner overseas and was discharged from the service in 1946. He married Lily Roth in Calgary on December 8, 1951. They spent much of their lives farming in the Horsham area. In 1977, Elmer and Lily moved to Medicine Hat where Elmer worked in maintenance at South Country Village for 8 years. Elmer was always active in the churches he attended, and served on the South Country Village board of directors and the Pinecrest Bible Camp board. He was an avid fan of both baseball and boxing, and faithfully cheered for the Toronto Blue Jays. He also enjoyed playing the game and played for the Hosham Flyers in his younger years.Dad was gentle and kind. He was a godly man who understood what life and faith meant especially in loving his wife, children and grandchildren. To see his great grandchildren brought a smile to his face. The family would like to send their heartfelt thanks to the staff at South Country Village, MHRH unit 5W and St. Joseph’s Carmel Hospice. A memorial service will be held at the Wuerfel Auditorium, South Country Village, 1720 Bell Street S.W., Medicine Hat on September 8, 2018 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to South Country Village, 1720 Bell Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5G1. (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


OLSON

JoAnn Lee Olson of Medicine Hat passed away on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at the age of 65 years. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Heidi Strong of Williams Lake, BC; two grandchildren, Chloe Jakubec and Oren Jakubec; two sisters, Sandra Olson and Myrna (Randy) Foster; her brother, Neil Olson. She was predeceased by her parents, Eunice and Clifford Olson; her son, Wade Strong; one brother, Carl Olson. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Alberta Lung Association, #208, 17420 Stony Plain Road N.W., Edmonton, Alberta, T5S 1K6. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: JoAnn Olson, 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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