March 21st, 2019

March 11, 2019

By Obituaries on March 11, 2019.

1928 ~ CLIFF SCHMIDEK ~ 2019

Clifford “Cliff” Donald Schmidek of Dunmore, beloved husband of the late Irene Schmidek, passed away on Thursday, March 7th, 2019 at the age of 90 years. Cliff leaves to cherish his memory three children, Lorne (Elaine) Schmidek, Lee (Lorelie) Schmidek and Gail (Reg) Gill; eight grandchildren, Colin (Brenda) Gill, Sheldon Gill, Nathan Schmidek, Devin (Angela) Gill, Sarah (Wally) Portelance, Kate (Polo) Sprunger, Payton Schmidek (Ben Motz) and Tate Schmidek; eight great grandchildren, Kyra, Reese, Chet, Caitlyn, Nash, Clara, Hendrix and Zoe; one brother-in-law, Harold Brucker; one sister-in-law, Vi (Dale) Olsen; numerous nieces and nephews; and his faithful four legged companion, Boy. Cliff was predeceased by his wife, Irene; his parents, Fred and Katherine Schmidek; and one sister, Winnifred Thomson. Cliff was born on May 8th, 1928 in Medicine Hat where he met and married Irene Brucker on January 8th, 1953. He spent most of his life on the farm and loved the time he was able to devote to it; he never missed a branding and auction marts were a favorite of his. Cliff also enjoyed puzzles, one could always be found on his table. He was blessed with wonderful health his entire life. Beyond all else, Cliff loved his family and getting together for supper or cards. He will be missed, and his memory cherished by his family and friends. The Funeral Service will be held at ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH, 758 – 8th Street SE, on Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Shane Hein officiating. A private interment will take place at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Cliff's memory may be made to ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH, 758 – 8th Street SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 1M5. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Cliff Schmidek. 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.


1954 ~ RON McANDREWS ~ 2019

Ronald “Ron” Walter McAndrews of Medicine Hat passed away with his family by his side on Friday, February 15th, 2019 at the age of 64 years. A Come & Go Celebration was held Saturday at the Saamis Creekside Reception Centre. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Ron McAndrews. 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.


ANNE HUMBERT

1927 ~ 2019
Mrs. Annie Mary Humbert (nee Glaser), beloved wife of the late Delbert Humbert, passed away peacefully a St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice in Medicine Hat on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at the age of 91 years. Anne was born in Fox Valley, SK., on August 2, 1927, to George and Elizabeth Glaser. She married Delbert Humbert in 1955, in Calgary. Anne was a faithful and devoted member of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church and sang in the choir for many years. She enjoyed sewing, baking, football and knew more about hockey than most hockey players. She was a devoted Medicine Hat Tigers fan and season ticket holder for 40 years. Anne’s memory will be forever treasured in the hearts of her family: daughter, Rhonda Humbert and son-in-law, Todd Haase and their dog, Murphie; grandchildren, Melissa, Jason, Amanda (Ryan) and Jordan (Alex); great-grandchildren, Liam, Jordan, Monique, Carter, Korry and Harper; nieces, Connie (Ted), Dory (Neil), Catherine (Stan) and Debbie; nephews, Warren (Sheila), Brian (Sandy), Scott (Ev), Sean (Mia) and Robin. Anne was predeceased by her husband, Delbert; son, Wayne and his partner, Debbie; parents, George and Elizabeth Glaser; brothers and their wives, Tony (Olive), Delmer (Bertha) and Floyd (Gerry). The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, 238 – 2 Avenue, N.E., Medicine Hat on Thursday, March 14, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., with Reverend Father Tomy Manjaly celebrant. Interment will take place later in the Spring. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at http://www.cooksouthland.com) If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Anne’s name may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 340A Maple Avenue S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 7L5. Honoured to serve the family is
Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455


DORIS PATERA

1934 ~ 2019
Doris K. Patera (nee Copeland) passed away at Park Place Meadow Ridge Seniors Village in Medicine Hat on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at the age of 84 years. Further announcements will follow upon completion of the arrangements. (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


FANDRICH

Bryan Fandrich passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2019, at the age of 74 years, beloved husband of the late Bonny Fandrich . Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Bryan Fandrich, 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


FIEGAL

In the early hours of March 7, 2019 surrounded by family, our very loved mama and grandma ran into the arms of Jesus. She leaves to cherish her memory three children, Jane (Brian) Heska of Okotoks, Glen (Kelly) Fiegal and Ted (Cindy) Fiegal all of Medicine Hat; eleven grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Clara and Ole Helgeson; her husband Irvin, one son David and two sisters Marion McGillivray and Ruth Payne. Anne was born on May 12, 1931, in Theodore, Saskatchewan to Ole and Clara Helgeson. The youngest of three girls, Anne was keen to help her father around the farm where she tended to animals for which she had special lifelong connections to, and spent special times with her sisters Marion and Ruth, whom she admired deeply and spoke fondly of until her passing. On January 17, 1951, in Theodore, Anne married Irvin Fiegal, the beau who waited five years for her. Together they made their home in Yorkton and welcomed their first son David. Shortly after, the small family relocated to Prelate, Saskatchewan to farm. In 1962, the family returned to Yorkton as a family of five, with the addition of Jane and Glen. The family unit was complete with the arrival of Ted, Anne’s “baby”, how she affectionately referred to him until her last days. Anne’s compassion and tender heart for all living things transpired into her calling to the profession of nursing. In 1974, Irvin and Anne along with their two youngest boys moved to Mill Bay, BC where Anne completed her formal nurses training as an LPN. After spending five years on the island, an opportunity to purchase land just minutes from Yorkton brought them back to the prairies and poplars where their journey started. Here they built the home where her children and grandchildren made cherished memories to last a lifetime. Anne and Irvin settled in Medicine Hat in 2002 and enjoyed their golden years continuing on the tradition of togetherness, and spending time gathered around the table with their children and grandchildren. Although Anne’s love and faithfulness to her family has left an imprint on our hearts, the true legacy was her love for God. Right until the end, Anne sang praises to the Father, and gave thanks until her last breath. With this, we are comforted by the blessed assurance of our salvation and eternal reunion with our Saviour. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Tuesday from 12 noon to 12:55 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Lyle Berg officiating. Interment will follow in the Prairieview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the S.P.C.A. – 55 Southwest Drive SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8E8. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Anne Fiegal, 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


GAIL KURTZ

1938 ~ 2019
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Gail Mary Kurtz (Edward), beloved wife of Delbert Kurtz, announce her passing at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Thursday, March 7, 2019, at the age of 80 years. Gail was born on November 21, 1938 in Medicine Hat where she was raised and received her education. Gail worked in media and was employed with various radio stations before settling in Medicine Hat where she raised her two sons, and dedicated herself to 26 plus years with CHAT Radio. She enjoyed life and loved to listen to music and dance. In the summer Gail could be found camping, enjoying the RV and in the winter she was a snowbird and headed south to Arizona with her beloved Del. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who often boasted about her grandkids! Gail was truly loved by all and will be deeply missed by her husband, Delbert; sons, Doug (Shelley) Edward and Derek (Deanne) Edward; Del’s children, Yvonne Peterson (Frank Gilham), Dean (Jacqueline) Kurtz and Cheryl Rayner (Lester Wisnowski); grandchildren, Sarah, Stefanie, Evan, Preston, Matthew, Ryan (Nadiya), Derek, Shaun (Cindy), Brandon, Dustin (Bailee) and Katrina; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Richard Pickering and Brian Pickering as well as numerous extended family and numerous friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Gabriel ‘Gib’ and Yvonne Pickering. At Gail's request, a private family service will be held, followed by a public time of fellowship on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 pm, in the Cook Southland Reception Facility, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, where friends and family will gather to celebrate Gail’s life. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at http://www.cooksouthland.com). Memorial donations in Gail’s name may be made directly to the Alberta Lung Association, 208, 17420 Stony Plain Road, Edmonton, Alberta, 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


ROSEMARIE LAIDLAW

1942 ~ 2019
Rosemarie Laidlaw of Medicine Hat passed away with her husband at her side on Thursday, March 7, 2019, at the age of 76 years. Along with her loving husband, Bryan, left to cherish Rosemarie’s memory are her children, Jeff (Sofia) and Duncan (Maria) and two special grandchildren, Callum and Mairi. Rosemarie is also survived by her sister, Bonnie (Jay) Martin; brother-in-law, Jim (Shirley) Laidlaw; sister-in-law, Patty Rowe; special cousin, Joyce (Frank) Teel as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins in Canada, the USA and Zambia. She was predeceased by her parents, Wesley and Rose Rowe and a brother, Jerry Rowe. Rosemarie was born in Medicine Hat on May 3, 1942. She was a true Taurus guided by the sun, the moon and the stars. A passionate golfer, Rosemarie had an albatross and hole-in-one on her golf resumé. She also golfed at the northernmost golf club in Alaska. Rosemarie was very creative and spent many hours pursuing her hobbies which included sewing, knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking and quilting. She had recently joined the Hat Rock and Lapidary Club and was pursuing a new interest in stone cutting and jewelry making. Although Willie Nelson’s music was her favorite, Rosemarie loved music of all kinds and especially enjoyed dancing. She spent many a day when she was alone having the best kitchen party ever. She was always active and stayed fit with her favorite exercise programs, chair yoga and Zumba. After retiring, Rosemarie caught the travel bug and took many trips to Asia, Australia, Europe and Central America. She especially loved to visit California and Scotland where her sons reside. Rosemarie was keen on family geneology and tried to incorporate her travel with her other interests. She fought a long battle with her health, but never let her struggle hold her back from doing what she wanted to the end. The family would like to thank the doctor’s at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital and St. Joseph’s Home for their kindness, care and their help to make Rosemarie’s last days comfortable. A Celebration of Rosemarie’s life will be held at a future date with further announcements at that time. (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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