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January 2, 2019

By Obituaries on January 2, 2019.

"Jim" Adelbert James Adams

1934 ~ 2018
“Jim” Adelbert James Adams, beloved husband of 55 years to Faith Adams of Medicine Hat, passed away on Tuesday, December 25th, 2018 at the age of 84 years. Jim also leaves to cherish his memory two daughters, Kim (Martin) Lafrance and Dawn (Darrell) Bonagofsky; three grandsons, Brendan, Drake and Kieran; his honourary daughter, Pam (Alan) Lafrance; and all those who knew him. Jim was predeceased by his mother, father, infant brother, special aunt, father-in-law, brother-in-law, and many cousins. Jim was born on a farm near Kenaston, Saskatchewan where he grew up. He found a passion for bricklaying from watching out the window at school and he began bricklaying at the age of 19 years in Saskatoon. He then moved to Swift Current and obtained his Pilot License. It was in Swift Current that he met the love of his life, Faith and daughter, Kim. Jim and Faith were married and moved to the Hat. Over the years he worked for Hagbloom Construction, Mel Air, Medicine Hat Brick and Tile (IXL Industries), Time Air (Canadian Regional, Canadian Airlines, Air Canada) as well as many flying schools that he taught at. Jim enjoyed his pilot career where he had the chance to work with many friends and his two daughters along the way. For over 30 years Jim worked with Jim Marshall, whom he thought of as a brother, as a private bricklayer doing brick murals; a highlight of that was a mural in Japan. On retirement, Jim did a lot of work restoring Medalta. He was proud of the home he designed and built on Riverside and the cabin in Washington–he was able to fix anything. Jim loved travelling the world, crop dusting, growing orchids, curling, baseball, hockey, golf and doing anything with his grandchildren. In his retirement Jim and Faith enjoyed Snowbirding to Palm Springs and at the age of 81 years, renovated a 1911 house that they lived in at the time of his passing. He was very honoured by the picture of himself standing on the wing of a plane at the airport. Jim's family has been told many times that "He was a great man, always thinking about others, and a true friend." He was a very respectable man who did anything to help others and will be missed dearly by his family and many friends. Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Friday, January 4th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at HOLY FAMILY PARISH, 1451 Strachan Road SE, on Saturday, January 5th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Vijaya Bathineni officiating. Interment will follow at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Jim's memory may be made to the Alberta Children's Hospital, 2888 Shaganappi Trail NW, Calgary, AB T3B 6A8 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 or to the Friends of Medalta Society, 713 Medalta Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 3K9. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Jim Adams. Funeral arrangements 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.


A special thank you…

~ Esdela Herman ~
We, the family of the late Esdela Herman, wish to express our heartfelt thanks to those who showed their support by sending food, flowers, the many phone calls and kind words. This was and is a difficult time and your thoughtfulness is very much appreciated. To Major Murray Jaster for officiating the service, your words of comfort and understanding was felt by our family and for that we are grateful. We extend our gratitude to those who participated in the service; especially Tammy for the beautiful video tribute you created in Esdela’s memory; Major Jaster for the beautiful music and to all her grandchildren who acted as honourary pallbearers. We were sincerely moved by the care and attention that mom received while at Riverview Care Centre especially the nursing and recreation staff; the love was evident and it made a difference to our family. We acknowledge Shooting Star Events for providing the wonderful lunch following the ceremony. A very special thank you to our Funeral Director, Tammy Burgevitz and to Cook Southland Funeral Chapel for your guidance and professional mannerism; it was of great comfort to our family and for this we are grateful. We are truly blessed to have such good friends and family in our lives and we have been deeply touched by you all.
Sincerely,
The family of Esdela Herman


ANHELIGER

Edna Anheliger of Medicine Hat, passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at the age of 93 years, beloved wife of the late Vince Anheliger. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Edna Anheliger, 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


COOPER

Elizabeth “Betty” Cooper of Medicine Hat passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at the age of 97 years, beloved wife of the late Harry Cooper. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Betty Cooper, 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


KOENIG

ELMA KOENIG, beloved wife of the late Emanuel Koenig, passed away peacefully at St. Michael's Palliative Care, on Sunday, December 30, 2018 at the age of 100 years.
A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, January 4, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Major Donna Bladen officiating.
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


MCDONALD

Roberta “Robbie” Anne McDonald of Cypress County passed away on Monday, December 24, 2018, at the age of 74 years, beloved wife of the late Howard “Brent” McDonald. She leaves to cherish her memory two children Greg (Susan) McDonald (their children Kaitlyn and Austin); and Kari McDonald; two sisters Dixie Duff (Alf Gould), Catherine (Barry) Glover and one sister-in-law Karen Charlton as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Brent in 2001; her parents Elsie and Robert Charlton and one brother Barry Charlton. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Robbie McDonald, 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


MILLER

Catherine Theresa Miller of Medicine Hat passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at the age of 100 years, beloved wife of the late David Miller. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Catherine Miller, 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


PETER VAN MONTFORT

1942 ~ 2018
Peter van Montfort, beloved husband of Inge, passed away in Medicine Hat on Saturday, December 29, 2018, at the age of 76 years. Along with Inge, left to cherish Peter’s memory are his children, Jasmina (Stewart) Scheuerman of Medicine Hat, Elaine van Montfort of Medicine Hat, Marc (Amanda) van Montfort of Calgary; step-children, Richard Reich of Thorsby and Lisa Reich of Medicine Hat; grandchildren, Mitchell and Savannah Scheuerman, Rowan Morrison as well as Erikson, Keaton and Beau van Montfort. Peter is also survived by his siblings in the Netherlands, Margit Duda and Anneke van Montfort; Jaques (Josje), Huub (Queen), Jo (Sandra), Harrie (Marlene) and Tonie, one brother in Ontario, Albert (Annemarie) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Cornelis and Anna van Montfort; brother, Bert as well as his first wife and the mother of his three children, Marija Maltby. Peter was born on April 15, 1942 in the Netherlands. He immigrated to Canada, settling in Toronto in 1962. In 1975, he was transferred by his employer, R. L. Crain to Medicine Hat where he worked as a Certified Management Accountant. This led to him starting his own accounting firm, Duca Accounting. Peter enjoyed hockey and was a huge Maple Leafs fan. He loved reading and dancing and was heavily into researching his family tree and the travels that came with it. Peter belonged to the Dutch and German Clubs, the German Choir and also enjoyed singing with the Barbershoppers for a short time. A Private Celebration of Peter’s life will be held at a future date. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting http://www.cooksouthland.com) In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Peter’s name may be made to the Salvation Army, 164 Stratton Way S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1B 3R3 or to the favorite charity of your choice. Honoured to serve the family is
Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455


THOMAS NICOLL

1936 ~ 2018
With heavy hearts the family of Thomas ‘Tom’ Andrew Nicoll, beloved husband of Arlene Nicoll, announce his peaceful passing at the Good Samaritan Society in Medicine Hat on Saturday, December 29, 2018, at the age of 82 years. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Friday, January 4, 2019, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and again one hour prior to the service. Tom’s life will be celebrated at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant Gerry Getz officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial donations in Tom’s name may be made directly to the charity of one’s choice. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website: 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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