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By Obituaries on January 3, 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.


ANHELIGER (Kost)

Edna Anheliger passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at the age of 93 years, beloved wife of the late Vince Anheliger. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Monday, from 12 noon to 12:55 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, Alberta and Northwest Territories #201, 770 6th Street SW Medicine Hat, AB T1A 4J6. 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


MILLER

Catherine Theresa Miller of Medicine Hat, passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at the age of 100 years and 4 1/2 months, beloved wife of the late David F. Miller. She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Rose (Victor) Scharff, and Don (Maryanne) Miller all of Medicine Hat; her daughter-in-law Josephine Miller of Medicine Hat; her grandchildren, Rick (Cheryl) Scharff, Charlene (Joe) Litowsky, Corinne (Pat) Feasey, Jim Miller, and Colin Miller (Renee Dube); nine great grandchildren and ten great great grandchildren; her sisters, Tillie Sautner and Flora Osterman as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Mary and Hilarius Mardian; her husband David F. Miller on August 5, 1999; her son Frank Miller on March 8, 2009; three brothers, John, Tony and Louie Mardian; four sisters, Margaret Drescher, Susie Guy, Rose Fischer and Baby Rosie in infancy. Catherine, the eldest of ten children, was born on the family farm at Krasna, Saskatchewan on August 13, 1918. She was raised in the Prelate district and worked as a cook and housekeeper in the Eston, Leader and Lancer areas and then became a cook at the hospital in Prelate. Catherine married David on August 9, 1943 in Prelate. They moved to Taber and Catherine worked in the sugarbeet factory for five years. They then moved to Medicine Hat where she worked at the Glass Factory and later became a cook and waitress at the Husky. She also babysat while raising her family. Catherine enjoyed her big garden, crocheting, bowling, camping, dancing, playing cards and baking. She was a long time member of the CWL. Family and friends will gather for prayers in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated in the Holy Family Parish (1451 Strachan Road SE) on Friday, January 4, 2019at 1:00 p.m. with Fr. Vijaya Bathineni celebrant. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 2P5. 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 (Richard Visser); 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.cook southland.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 A. Nicoll

April 6, 1936 ~ December 29, 2018

“I’ve completed my log book of life on the scale into heaven’s gate”

Having been diagnosed with Alzheimers disease five years ago, Thomas Andrew Nicoll has succumbed to his illness. Tom passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2018, at the age of 82 years at the Good Samaritans with his family by his side. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Arlene of 61 years; son, Rick (Peggy Reding) and daughter-in-law, Robin Yam. Tom will also be remembered by his sisters, Jean Klaudt, Barb (John) Roberts, Evelyn Bootland; brother, Neil (Susan Schank); brother-in-law, Mark (Sonja) Marshall, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Tom was predeceased by his son, Jack Nicoll; parents, Thomas and Norma Nicoll; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Herb and Christiana Seitz; sisters, Dorothy Hammel and Valerie Marshall, including brothers-in-law, nephews and other family members. To all who knew him, Tom will be remembered as a quiet gentle soul with a quick smile and wit to match. He had an unwavering love for his family. 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 SPCA, 55 Southwest Drive, S.W., Medicine Hat, AB. T1A 8E8. (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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