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By Obituaries on May 6, 2019.

1918 ~ IRENE EATON ~ 2019

Irene Eaton of Medicine Hat, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 4th, 2019, at the age of 100 years. She leaves behind to cherish her memory nephews, nieces, and friends. Irene was predeceased by her loving husband, Walter “Mike” Eaton; her parents, Herman and Louise Schneider; and her brothers, William Arthur “Bill” (Edna) Schneider, Kenneth (Mary) Schneider, Milbert (Noami) Schneider, and Hector (Vi) Schneider. Born at Surprise, SK, on August 2nd, 1918, Vi was the eldest daughter of Herman and Louise Schneider. After taking a hairdressing course in Calgary, AB, she moved to Medicine Hat, AB, in 1942. In 1944, she met Mike while he was serving in the Air Force and stationed in Ft. Nelson, BC. On November 2nd, 1946, they were married in Schuler, AB. They made their home in Medicine Hat and Irene continued her hairdressing career until 1953. Irene kept busy with her many hobbies and sports; Irene loved bowling and watching hockey and baseball. She volunteered many hours with the Cancer Clinic and was active in her church. Irene served as the treasurer of the Ladies Aid for 25 years and served as President in 1986. She will be deeply missed by all those who knew her.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so on Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 1Z5 or on Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 from 12:00 to 12:55 p.m. at ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 515 Sprague Way SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1B 4A7. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, May 8th, 2019, at ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN CHURCH with Pastor Ken Edel officiating. Memorial gifts in Irene’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 or St. Paul Lutheran’s Building fund or charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Irene Eaton 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.


1925 ~ ADRIANA MORLA ~ 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Adriana Morla; our beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother on Friday May 3, 2019 at the age of 93 years old.
Adriana was born June 10, 1925 in Valparaiso, Chile. She moved to Canada in 1984 to start a new life with the vision of reuniting her whole family. She enjoyed spending time with all of them.
Adriana was predeceased by her husband Enrique Morla in 2000 and will be deeply missed by all her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and by all who knew and loved her.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5, on Thursday, May 9th, 2019 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at HOLY FAMILY PARISH, 1451 Strachan Road SE, MEDICINE HAT, AB T1B 4V3, on Friday, May 10th, 2019, at 2:00 pm with Father Vijaya Bathineni, Celebrant. Interment will follow in the Roman Catholic Section at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Adriana’s memory may be made to Saamis Immigration Service, 659 3rd St SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 0H4. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading. 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.


1930 ~ JACK SHUPE ~ 2019

John "Jack" Milton Shupe of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of the late Lila Shupe, passed away on Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 at the age of 89 years. The Funeral Service was held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Saturday, May 4th, 2019. Memorial gifts in Jack's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 or charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Jack Shupe. 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.


1932 ~ JOHN WILLIAMS ~ 2019

John Harvey “Jack” Williams passed away on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2019 at the age of 86 years. John leaves to cherish his memory his children, Lee (Monty) Shannon, Ken (Kelly) Williams, and Pam (Neil) Fode; grandchildren, Jason Thomson, Michelle (Dave Roberts) Thomson, Cassie (Chris Nickel) Williams, Jamie (Jeremy Manko) Williams, Dru Williams, Jeff (Kristy) Fode, Courtney (Andrew Goodrich) Fode, Shayann (Jordan) Jacksteit,; great-grandchildren, Jaylin, Merek, Bryleigh, Hayven, Jayde, Beck, Vann, Marley, and Jack; and numerous nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his loving wife, Norma; parents, “Bud” and “Dot” Williams; brother, Don Williams; sisters, Faye Kinsman and Margaret Watson. Jack lived in Langdon on the family farm and went to school there, riding on horseback to and from school (yes, uphill both ways). At the age of 15 years; although his Dad wanted him to come work off the shore of Central America on the rigs with him, he was too young and had to settle for working on land rigs. (Jack always said his first job was shooting woodpeckers from the derrick). He met Norma, and in 1955, they ran off to get hitched in Havre, MT. They made their first home in Pincher Creek, AB, where he worked at the Shell plant. Later on, they moved to Calgary and had a farm where the Deerfoot mall now stands. At that time, Jack was driving truck for Shell up North. Jack and Norma always had riding horses and often went to Montana to buy horses off of the bucking strings. They would break them; both for themselves and to sell. Jack and Norma participated in local Gymkhanas and, in 1962, they were the top male/female competitors. They went on many trail rides; two significant ones being the Centennial Trail Ride from Waterton to Calgary and the endurance ride from Eastend, SK to Medicine Hat. During this time Jack worked for the Alberta Brewery Association where he drove delivery truck for 16 years. As the kids came along, they joined the “cowboy way of life”; riding and enjoying their horses as a family. In 1971, the family moved to Carstairs, AB. Bill and Joan Ullery rented their second house on the home place. Bill, Paul Barnes, and Billy Aikens helped them to build a roping arena, start the Carstairs Roping Club, and just like that, Jack’s love of roping began. Ken joined Jack as his roping partner and “Granny” joined in by being in the timing booth and in the arena as a flagger. In 1976, they moved to Duchess, AB. Jack and Ken continued roping and there they were associated with many clubs. Jack won two saddles and numerous buckles; just to name a few rewards he reaped from his beloved hobby. He was always willing to mentor and lend a helping hand to help anyone get started in roping. He especially enjoyed helping the young guys. He roped with them when no one else would and was even know to spot a few fees along the way. Everyone far and wide knew Odie and her friend “old Jack”. From Duchess, Jack and Norma moved to Medicine Hat. Jack worked for Inland Concrete, collecting awards and good driver bonuses along the way, and making friends wherever he went. Following his retirement, he enjoyed solving the world’s problems with the crowd around the breakfast table at Rustlers and then, Whiskey Creek. He tended to his beloved black colt, Twist, and made sure, Gussy, “the white wolf”, got his share of bacon. Jack greatly appreciated the special group who joined him every Wednesday for lunch and sharing. His greatest joy and comfort, were his kids, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. The friendship and dedication of his longtime friend, Corey, was one of his greatest treasures. A Celebration of Jack’s Life will be held at Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede Grounds Higdon Hall on Thursday, May 9th, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to show their respect, may donate to the Blair Stroh Cowboys for Kids, in Jack’s name. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Jack Williams. 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.


1935 ~ FLORENCE GERVAIS ~ 2019

Mrs. Florence Gervais of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Emile Gervais, passed away on Friday, March 15, 2019 at the age of 83 years. A Celebration of Life was held on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, at 1:30 p.m. Memorial gifts in Florence’s memory may be made to Friends of Medalta, 713 Medalta Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 3K9 or The Lung Association Alberta/NWT Division, P.O. Box 4700, Station South, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 9Z9. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Florence Gervais. 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.


1942 ~ GORDON HOLT ~ 2019

Gordon Leroy “Gord” Holt of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of Shirley Holt, passed away on Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 at the age of 76 years. Gordon also leaves to cherish his memory his son, Brent Holt (Danielle) ; daughter, Karen Holt (Guy); thirteen grandchildren; nine great- grandchildren; brothers, Henry “Hank” Holt and Ronald Evans; and his sister, Barbie Evans. Gordon was predeceased by his parents, Glen Charles Holt and Claire Gibbs; and by his two sons, Kenneth Gordon Holt on September 21st, 2000 and Bradley Douglas Holt on September 21st, 2015; and his sisters, Glenda Sarikas and Debbie Evans. Gordon was employed as a pipefitter for 50 years and was a proud member of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 496. A Celebration of Gord’s Life will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB on Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 at 2:00 pm with Gary W. Goran officiating. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Gordon Holt. 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.


MULVIHILL, Sister Mary Anne

January 21, 1945 – Calgary, Alberta
April 24, 2019 – Princeton, British Columbia

Sister Mary Anne Mulvihill, a Sister of Charity of St. Louis for 53 years, died suddenly near Princeton, BC on April 24, 2019.
Mary Anne was born and raised in Calgary, and she was the second child of six siblings. She entered religious life in 1963 and made her first commitment in 1966. Mary Anne ministered in Burnaby, BC and Lethbridge, AB as a teacher for a total of eleven years and in Medicine Hat, AB as Director of Religious Education for twenty-one years. In her years in Calgary, she worked in Native Ministry at the Latour Center and spent many years in internal ministry with her sisters. Her community members valued her selfless giving as local community coordinator, provincial councillor, provincial leader and, for the past seven years, as provincial treasurer.
Mary Anne’s giftedness as an educator was recognized and appreciated by colleagues and students. She had a special place in her heart for the less fortunate and those on the margins of society. She will be remembered and loved for her presence and availability to all whom she encountered. She was a great organizer of events whether for family, community or friends. Nothing was too daunting for Mary Anne and whatever tasks she undertook, she gave it her very best.
Sister Mary Anne will be lovingly remembered by her community members; sister, Pat Sewell (Phil); brothers Ray (Claire), Jim (Grace), Tom, John (Wanda); several nieces and nephews and their families. She is predeceased by her parents, Martin and Mary (Burger) Mulvihill.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (640 – 19th Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow in the Parish Hall. Graveside Service at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Sister Mary Anne requested that if friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made directly to Elizabeth House (c/o Catholic Pastoral Centre, 120-17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2T2, Telephone: (403) 218-5500, http://www.elizabethhousecalgary.ca), a shared ministry of the Sisters of Charity of St. Louis and the Diocese of Calgary. Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.McInnisAndHolloway.com
In living memory of Sister Mary-Anne Mulvihill, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB, T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.


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