June 17th, 2019

June 4, 2019

By Obituaries on June 4, 2019.

1926 ~ BRUCE, William (Bill) ~ 2019
William (Bill) Bruce of Medicine Hat, passed away on Friday, May 31, 2019, at the age of 93 years, beloved husband of the late Iris Bruce (nee Robinson). He will be sadly missed by his two daughters, Jennifer (Malcolm) Sissons of Medicine Hat and Pauline (Robert) Sweeney of Sherwood Park; six grandchildren, Lisanne (Dale) Beard, Robert (Yvonne) Sissons, Gillian Sissons (Gordon Redden), Michael Sweeney (Julie Postle), David Sweeney, and Patrick Sweeney; ten great grandchildren: Amelia, Isla and Julia Beard; Nya, Foster and Archer Sissons; Claire and Zoey Redden; Aria and William Sweeney. He will be lovingly remembered by his brother David Bruce and many relatives in Northern Ireland. Bill was born February 16, 1926, at Sandholes, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. After attending The Royal School, Dungannon, he graduated from Queen’s University in Belfast and began his career as an aeronautical engineer at Short Brothers. On March 23, 1960, Bill emmigrated to Canada with his wife, Iris, and two young daughters. He worked first for Canadair in Montreal and then Northwest Industries in Edmonton. The last 17 years of his career were spent working for Transport Canada, Western Region (Engineering and Air Worthiness). After retirement, Bill enjoyed spending time with his family, travelling with Iris and pursuing his photography and genealogy hobbies. In 2016, Bill moved to Meadow Ridge Seniors Village in Medicine Hat. The family would like to thank the staff of Elkwater Cottage for the excellent care and attention Bill received. Respecting Bill’s wishes, there will be a private family celebration of his life in Edmonton. If friends so wish, a memorial donation may be made to the Alberta Aviation Museum (albertaaviationmuseum.com) or to a charity of one’s choice. 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 Sehn ~ 2019
John Edward Sehn of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of the late Caroline Sehn, passed away on Saturday, June 1st, 2019 at the age of 86 years. The Memorial Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5, on Friday, June 7th, 2019. Memorial gifts in John's memory may be made to the Alberta Children’s Hospital, 2888 Shaganappi Trail NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3B 6A8. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading John Sehn. 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~ Balthasar “Balser” Peter Heilman ~2019

Balthasar “Balser” Peter Heilman of Medicine Hat, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at the age of 86 years. He is survived by his beloved wife, Dorothy (Kerr); children, Randall (Diana), Roderick, Kevin (Andrea); grandchildren, Gregory (Justina), Jared (Courtney), Brennen, Mitchell, Olivia and Reid; great-grandchildren, Zander, Nolin, Harper, and Lewis; sisters, Margaret Derringer and Lorraine Bowes; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Balser was predeceased by his father and mother, Balzar and Margaret Heilman, and 5 brothers and 4 sisters. Balser was born Sept 14, 1932 on the family farm north of Fox Valley, SK. When he was 19 his father passed away and he took over managing the farm at the age of 19. When Dorothy and Balser were married in August, 1959 they lived in Medicine Hat but farmed for a year and a half until Margaret moved off the farm and she sold it. During his younger years he showed a natural affinity for fixing cars. He took his journeyman automotive ticket, receiving the highest marks in the province. He worked for several business before opening his own business “Balser’s Auto Service” from which he retired in 1992. He technically didn’t ‘retire’, as in the last few years he worked on friend’s lawn mowers, air conditioning in vehicles and assorted smaller mechanical jobs. Balser was friendly, talkative and a handy man and his garage door was always open. We invite friends and family to help celebrate Balser’s life on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at the Fireside Room in the Cypress Center. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Balthasar Heilman. 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.


Bonnie Ann Desormeau – Weimer

May 26, 1968 – May 28, 2019
It is with deep sorrow that the family of Bonnie Desormeau-Weimer announces her passing on May 28, 2019. She died peacefully and was surrounded by her loving family. Bonnie was predeceased by her parents Ed Desormeau and Yvonne Yelland. She is survived by her husband Frank, stepdaughters Tammy (Terry), Shelly (Aaron), stepson Derick (Anvrea), sisters Penny (James), Patty (Lorrett), Donna, nieces Patsy, Jayana, Peyton, nephews Kevin (Hannah), Christopher and grandchildren Isabel, Jakob, Owen and Anitson. Bonnie was born in Prince Albert and raised in Eldersley, SK. She later moved to Medicine Hat after graduating Hair Dressing School in 1990. After a short courtship, she lived with the love of her life Frank, for nearly 30 years. In 1999, she graduated from Medicine Hat College with her Early Childhood Education. Bonnie lived a full, happy life and had many friends. She was an avid gardener and crafter. Bonnie was devoted to the care of her family, her love of animals and nature, all of which were bound by her generous giving spirit.
A Funeral Service will be held on Thurs. June 6, 2019 at 1:30pm at Holy Family Parish (1451 Strachan Rd SE, Medicine Hat). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation http://www.heartandstroke.ca. Condolences may be left for the family at http://www.choicememorial.com.


DAYE

Daye (Moldon), Margaret Louise "Marg", age 56, passed away peacefully on May 30, 2019 after a valiant battle with cancer in the QEII, VG Site, Halifax, N.S.
Marg is survived by her husband Kevin; daughter Christine and her partner Travis Hawley, granddaughter Ciara; parents Ruth and John Moldon; sisters Cheryl (Joel Singer) Moldon, Vancouver, Bess (Dom) Kelly, Ottawa; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her brother John (Medicine Hat). To leave an online condolence please visit http://www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com (Dartmouth Chapel)


EDMUND HIRCH

1929 ~ 2019
Edmund Hirch of Bow Island, Alberta, has gone to be with his Lord, passing away at the Bow Island Health Centre on Friday, May 31, 2019, at the age of 89 years. He married the love of his life Ruby (nee Ciesla) in 1956 and in 1963 they moved to Bow Island where they farmed for over 54 years. Along with Ruby, Ed will be lovingly remembered by their three children: Richard (Barbara), David (Janet) and Christine (Darren) as well as eight grandchildren. He was predeceased by his daughter, Paula. A Celebration of Ed’s life will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, 104 – 2 Avenue West, Bow Island, on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Mac de Waal officiating. Interment will follow at the Bow Island Cemetery with a luncheon to follow at the Golden Age Centre, 206 – 5 Avenue East, Bow Island. Memorial donations in Ed’s name may be made directly to the Canadian Lutheran World Relief, #600 – 177 Lombard Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 0W5 or to the Bow Island and District Health Foundation, P.O. Bag 3990, Bow Island, Alberta, T0K 0G0. (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


MACDONALD

1957-2017
SUSANNE MACDONALD (Rowat) passed away peacefully in the presence of her family on May 29, 2019. She is survived by her husband Rick, daughter Erin (Cody) Tourcotte, their children Karsynn and Colter and her mother Ruth and brother Hartley as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her father James Rowat.
Thank you to the staff of the Medicine Hat hospital 4W for the wonderful care and compassion she received. There is a special place in heaven for quilters!


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