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September 11, 2018

By Obituaries on September 11, 2018.

1919 ~ MARY SCHNELL ~ 2018

Mary Schnell of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late John Schnell, passed away peacefully with her family at her bedside on Saturday, September 8th, 2018 at the age of 99 years. Mary was born on March 20, 1919. She leaves to cherish her memory her two children, Rita (David) Wingenbach and Glen (Victoria) Schnell; seven grandchildren, Noel (Penita) Schnell, Kelly Schnell, Candace (Myron) Malowany, Clayton Wingenbach, Kristin (Neal) Jesperson, Sonia (Tony) Leahy, and Landyn Schnell; 10 great grandchildren, Tyler, Jessica, and Karli Schnell, Abagail Schnell, Nathan and Taryn Malowany, Cale and Troy Jesperson, Scarlet and John Leahy; along with several nieces and nephews. Mary is the youngest and the last surviving child of the Vincent and Barbara Schell family, who lived to be the oldest of all her siblings. She is predeceased by her parents; her husband, John; her son, Larry; her daughter-in-law, Sharyn; and her daughter-in-law, Laura. She is also predeceased by her three sisters, Margaret Schill, Magdalena Kuntz and Veronica Stroh; and two brothers, Tom Schell and Carl Schell. Mom shared her quick wit, sense of humor and generous spirit with everyone. Whenever she could share a joke or make someone laugh, she had achieved her goal for the day. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Thursday from 6:00 to 6:55 p.m, and at HOLY FAMILY PARISH, 1451 Strachan Road SE, on Friday from 9:00 to 9:55 a.m. The Funeral Service will be held at HOLY FAMILY PARISH on Friday, September 14th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Vijaya Bathineni officiating. A private interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Mary's memory may be made to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation, 340A Maple Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 7L5. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Mary Schnell. 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.


1928 ~ ELSIE TURKOSZ ~ 2018

Elisabeth "Elsie" Turkosz passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 6th, 2018 at the age of 90 years. She was born on September 5th, 1928 in Berndorf, Austria. She is survived by her brother, Kurt Staniek of Kapuskasing, Ontario and his son, Shane of Toronto; two sisters-in-law, Helen Knutson of Medicine Hat and Julia Lenfesty of Drumheller; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Stanley Turkosz on January 14th, 2014; her parents, Rudy and Helen Staniek; her sister-in-law, Patricia Staniek in 2017; and two brothers-in-law, Harold Knutson and Doug Lenfesty. Elsie immigrated from Berndorf, Austria with her parents and young brothers in 1950, settling in the Brooks and Duchess area. This is where she met Stan and they were married on September 13th, 1958. They farmed at Jenner and after 17 years, Stan and Elsie retired to Medicine Hat. They loved to camp, fish, garden and visit with friends. They also enjoyed traveling places like Austria, Florida, California, Mexico and Barbados, which was Elsie's favorite place. In the 1990’s they moved to the Wellington and after Stan's passing, Elsie made her home at River Ridge Senior's Village where she was lovingly cared for. The family would like to thank all her caretakers at River Ridge. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Saturday, September 15th, 2018 at 10:30 am with Deacon Robert Risling officiating. Interment will follow at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Elsie's memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Elisabeth Turkosz. 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.


1991 ~ JACOB MICHAUD ~ 2018

MICHAUD, Jacob Quincy, age 26, formerly of Medicine Hat passed away on Sunday, September 2, 2018. Jacob was born on November 30th, 1991 in Toronto, Ontario to his mother Jacqueline Taylor and Denis Michaud. Jacob leaves to cherish his memory two brothers, Patrick Michaud and Adrian Taylor; as well as numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. A Memorial Service will be held at ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 515 Sprague Way SE, on Saturday, September 15th, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Ken Edel officiating. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Jacob Michaud. 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.


BIEMANS

Elizabeth “Liz” Johanna Biemans (nee: Graumans) of Medicine Hat, peacefully went to be with the Lord on Saturday September 8, 2018 at Riverview Care Center, at the wonderful age of 90 years. She was the beloved and devoted wife of the late Peter Biemans. Those who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. – 10:25 a.m. Family and friends will gather for prayers in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated in the Holy Family Parish, 1451 Strachan Road SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1B 4V3 on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Medicine Hat and District Health Foundation, 666 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6 or online at http://www.myhealthfoundation.ca . To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Liz Biemans, 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


FYKE

John Allister Fyke, 78, of 40 Mile Park, Alberta and Englewood, Florida passed away Thursday September 6th, 2018 at Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary with his wife and his daughters by his side. John is survived by his wife, Dona of 40 Mile Park and Englewood, Florida. A celebration of his life will be held at Holy Family Parish (1451 Strachan Road SE) on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend. A reception and jam session at The Beveridge, located at 620 2nd Street Medicine Hat will follow immediately after the service.
Those who wish to remember John with a donation, may do so to Halo Rescue at http://www.HaloRescue.ca or to #12 49 Viscount Ave SW Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 5G4. Halo is a local organization that provides emergency airlifting to trauma patients in the Southeast Alberta and Saskatchewan regions. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: John Fyke, 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


MARTIN WURTZ

1945 ~ 2018
Mr. Martin G. Wurtz, beloved husband of Anna A. Wurtz, passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Sunday, September 9, 2018, at the age of 72 years. Along with Anna, Martin leaves to cherish his memory his children, Dorothy (Tom), Elsie (David), Lydia, Rosa, Julia (George) and Judy (Arnie); 27 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; sister, Mary (Joe) and his brother, Sam. The family would like to thank all the nursing staff on 5W at MHRH for their care they provided to Martin. The Funeral Service will be held at the Sunrise Colony, Etzikom, on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at 12 noon. (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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