June 17th, 2019

June 5, 2019

By Obituaries on June 5, 2019.

1924 ~ Ida Sturm ~ 2019

Ida Sturm passed away May 31, 2019 at 95 years of age. She was able to remain in her own home until May 25th. She was predeceased by her husband Fred in 1973; her parents, Emanuel and Wilhelmine Bittner; four brothers; and one sister. She is survived by her daughter, Betty (Leonard) Janke; four grandchildren, Stephanie Janke, Christine (Scott) Nelson, Ryan Janke, and Catherine Janke (Curt Ostergren); and five great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank 5 West staff for their wonderful care in Ida’s last days and hours, as well as Home Care and Dr. Rinaldi.
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.


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
Mr. John Sehn, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Caroline (Eresman) Sehn of Medicine Hat, passed away on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at the age of 86 years. John leaves to cherish his memory four children; Lennie (Melanie), Linda Hamnett (Chris Girden), Marilyn Kallechy, and Emily (Lawrence) Casey; nine grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; one brother, Gabe (Josephine) Sehn; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his parents, Gabriel and Emily Sehn; one grandson in infancy; one son-in- law, Owen Kallechy; two sisters; and nine brothers. John was born on the family farm in Fox Valley, SK on September 1, 1932. On April 19, 1954, he married Caroline Eresman in Johnsbourough, SK and they settled in Richmound. They later moved to Fox Valley and then to Sceptre, where John was a heavy equipment operator for 35 years. John was an outstanding Fastball player and had a true love for playing the sport of golf. In the mid 1990’s, John and Caroline moved to Medicine Hat where he worked at the Cottonwood Golf Course as the greens keeper for 4 years. He was also the Fire Marshall for their condo association at the Grandview Villa. He will be lovingly remembered by all his family and friends. By request from John, a service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Friday, June 7th, 2019 at 1: 00 p.m. A Private Family Interment will follow at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in John’s memory may be made to the Calgary Children’s Hospital. 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.¥


1977 ~ THERESA RATZ ~ 2019

Theresa Marie Pearl Ratz of Medicine Hat passed away on Saturday, May 25th, 2019 at the age of 42 years. The Funeral Service was held yesterday at RIVER VALLEY COMMUNITY CHURCH. Memorial gifts in Theresa’s memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes or to the Medicine Hat & District Food Bank Association or to a charity of one's choice. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Theresa Ratz. 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.


EDITH COWIE

1932 ~ 2019
Edith Barbara Cowie (nee Duncan), known to friends as “Edie”, passed away in her sleep at the Good Samaritan Society in Medicine Hat, Alberta on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at the age of 86 years. A Celebration of Edie’s life will be held at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 504 – 2nd Street, S.E., Medicine Hat on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Jeff Lackie officiating. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting http://www.cooksouthland.com) Memorial donations in Edie’s name may be made directly to the Alzheimer Society of Alberta & NWT, 201, 770 – 6 Street, S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4J6. 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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