July 2nd, 2020

June 6, 2019

By Obituaries on June 6, 2019.

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 7, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. A Private Family Interment will take place at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in John’s memory may be made to the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation, 28 Oki Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3B 6A8. 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.


Sherry Lynn (McDonald), age 64, of Bassano, Alberta passed away late in the evening May 29, 2019 at Brooks Health Centre in Brooks Alberta. She was born to Jack (John) Robert McDonald and Rosemarie Williams on October 21, 1954 in Medicine Hat – Alberta. Raised in Medicine Hat, Sherry then went on to live in Fort Nelson – British Columbia, Quesnel – British Columbia, and finally Bassano – Alberta. Sherry loved people, her greatest opportunity in life was her giving of unconditional devoted encouragement to everyone she knew, and absolutely blessed in return by those she touched; family, friends, and colleagues. Sherry married Lyle Albert Hauck of Cypress Hills on November 4th, 1972 at Westminster United Church in Medicine Hat, Reverend Brown officiated and their wedding was witnessed by Norman Giffen and Faye Day (Hauck). She was a full time mom to her three children until 1982 when she started her to be lifelong career at Bassano School. She was passionate about all of her friendships with the children and people she was in contact with every day. Sherry is survived by her love, Barry Nelson of Alabama USA, her two sons; Cole Hauck and Tracy (Newton), Kirk Hauck and Tammie (Rothnie), and her daughter Stacey Hauck and Heath (Dixon). She is survived by her grandchildren; Emma Marie Hauck (Cole) and Abby Gail Hauck (Cole), her siblings; Ron McDonald, Jean Miller (McDonald), Kathy Meier (McDonald), Brian Krassman, Pat Krassman, Shelly Rath (Krassman), and Roger Colbe. Sherry is also survived by numerous nephews, nieces, extended family, good friends, and of course her beloved dog, Charlie Brown. She is predeceased by her late husband Lyle Hauck – August 3, 2013. A time of remembrance and her life’s celebration will be held in Bassano in September of 2019. An announcement with further details from the family for this will follow. Sherry will be laid to rest in Bassano Cemetery Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sherry's name directly to the Alberta SPCA (Animal Protection Organization – 17904 118 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5S 2W3). ‘Loved With No Regret’. For further information, to leave a message of sympathy or to light a candle in memory of Sherry, please visit http://www.thomsfuneralhome.com or call (403) 501-1010.


August 1, 1929 – June 3, 2019

It is with saddened hearts that Ella and her family announce the passing of their dear husband and father, Jack Richard Van Maarion. He passed away peacefully at the Good Samaritan Society South Ridge Village in Medicine Hat on Monday, June 3, 2019, at the age of 89 years. Along with, Ella, his beloved wife of 59 years, left to cherish Jack’s memory are his sons, Craig and Todd (Natalie); grandchildren, Cory, Tia and Teagan; his faithful, furry companion, Tucker as well as numerous nieces, nephews and members of Ella’s family. Jack was predeceased by his grandsons, Brandon (in infancy) and Michael; parents, Leonard Sr. and Theresa; twin sisters, Eve (Jack) Gloslie and Evelyn (Art) Entzminger; brothers, Leonard (Caroline) and Richard (in infancy). Jack loved mother nature and would do anything to get outside to enjoy it. He loved to sit with Ella on the porch at the farm and watch the sun rise and set and see the stars twinkling in the night sky. Jack and Leonard lived on the family farm all of their lives and Jack enjoyed working beside Leonard, growing the farm into a successful livelihood. Jack loved his cattle and a good crop. In his downtime, he was an avid fisherman, and boy could he fish! Family meant everything to Jack and he loved teaching his sons everything he knew about fishing and the farm. He will be deeply missed. Jack’s family would like to say thank you for the help they received from neighbors over the years, especially in the last few years when life became more challenging and difficult for him. A Celebration of Jack’s life will be held at the DayzOff Pub, 640 Kingsway Avenue S.E., Medicine Hat on Monday, June 10, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. Kids are welcome! (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


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) Turcotte, 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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