November 17th, 2019

June 28, 2019

By Obituaries on June 28, 2019.

1920 ~ PAUL PETERSON ~ 2019

Paul Peterson of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of the late of Mary Peterson, passed away on Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 at the age of 99 years. Paul leaves to cherish his memory two daughters, Jeanette Peterson and Sheila Peterson, both of Calgary; two grandchildren, Tracey (Keith) Murray and Collin Nabe; one great grandson, Leo; two sisters, Helen Glenister and Ona Head; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Paul was predeceased by his wife, Mary; one son, Gordon Peterson; his parents, Christian and Ellen Petersen; three brothers; and four sisters. Paul was born on March 30th, 1920 in Rose Valley, Saskatchewan where he was raised and educated. He served WWII in 1941 before going back to the farm in Rose Valley, which he loved, until moving to Medicine Hat in 1975. Paul worked at CFB Suffield as a Commissionaire. He loved time spent with family and friends, enjoyed nature and outdoors and was very athletic in his younger years. A private family time of remembrance and interment will take place at a later date. Memorial gifts in Paul's memory may be made to the charity of one's choice. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Paul Peterson. 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.


1922 ~ OTTO TEMPLIN ~ 2019

Otto Templin of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of the late Ursula Templin, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 24th, 2019 at the age of 97 years. A private family graveside service was held at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Otto's memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Otto Templin. 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.


1927 – HARRY ALEX KOENIG – 2019

Harry Koenig of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of Linda Koenig, passed away Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 at the age of 91 years in the care of Riverview Care Centre. Harry leaves to cherish his memory his children, Peter (Debora), Paul, Nancy, Randy (Alex); his grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Harry was predeceased by his brothers, Alex and Piyus; sisters, Issabell and Ellise; and his stepson, George. Harry was born on the farm in Golden Prairie. He farmed for forty years in the Golden Prairie area and retired at age 65 to spend time with his family and to go on camping trips. Harry loved animals and music. The Funeral Service will be held at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Saturday, June 29th, 2019 at 2:00 pm with Father Francis Tran officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Harry Koenig.The Funeral Service will be held at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5, on Saturday, June 29th, 2019 at 2:00 pm with Father Francis Tran officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Harry Koenig. 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.


AUSTIN CURTIN

Austin Edward Curtin was born in Sunderland, Ontario on June 20, 1941 and passed away in Medicine Hat, Alberta on Saturday June 15, 2019 at the age of 77 years. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Marilyn Curtin and his three daughters Cheryl Dodge (David) of Ajax, Ontario, Kimberley Knight (Steven Pudwell) of Medicine Hat and Suzanne Curtin (Shane Chisholm) of Calgary; two grandchildren, Matthew and Nicole Dodge of Ajax Ontario; and his siblings Gerard (André) Curtin, Clara Brasier and Yvonne (Cal) Holland. Austin also leaves behind several nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his parents Madeline and Clare and his siblings Rosalie and Brian.
Austin started his retail career with Zellers in 1959 and then in 1975 made the monumental decision to move to Canadian Tire. After a store in Aylmer, Ontario and one in Marystown, Newfoundland, in 1980, he and Marilyn decided to embark on the exciting opportunity to open what was to become an extremely successful store in Medicine Hat, Alberta. After 37 years of remarkable service to Canadian Tire, his community, his staff and his customers, Austin retired in 2013. He served on the Canadian Tire Corporation’s Board of Directors for 10 years and the Medicine Hat College Board of Governors for four years. In 2014, Austin was named Medicine Hat College’s Business Person of the Year, and received an honorary degree in 2016. Austin was proud to be a Canadian Tire Dealer and had a deep respect for his community. He was giving and supportive of those around him. His wisdom, dry humour, and love of life will be missed.
His family would like to give their thanks to Caring Hearts for their unwavering and exceptional care for Austin over the past few years, and while he only spent a short time there, the family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Sarah and the staff at Riverview.
An informal opportunity to share memories with Austin’s family will take place at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Monday, July 1st. Austin had two main pet peeves: Getting up early and going to bed early. In keeping with that, Austin’s funeral will take place at 1:00 p.m. on July 2, 2019 at Holy Family Parish (1451 Strachan Road S.E.). In lieu of flowers, those who wish to make a donation may do so to the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program at jumpstart.canadiantire.ca or to the Community Foundation of Medicine Hat and Southeastern Alberta, Rm # 104, 430 6 Ave SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 2S8 (cfsea.ca).
To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Austin Curtin, 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


ELEANOR BICE

Last week family and friends gathered in Cook’s Chapel to celebrate Eleanor’s life. Special tributes and music honoured her full and active life. She will be missed by all.

Your memory is our keepsake
With which we will never part,
God has you in his keeping
We have you in our hearts.

Her Life Lived…
Her Life Cherished…
Her Life Honoured.
Courtesy of
Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455


FLUG, WAYNE HENRY

1943-2019
Wayne Flug of Calgary passed away on Wed. June 12, 2019 at the age of 75 yrs. Wayne is survived by his daughter Tracy Flug, his son Gordon (Twyla) Flug and grandchildren Jorja and Kallen Flug. Brother Ken (Barb) Flug and sister Delores (Jim Leach). Sisters in law Mary-Ann and Donna Flug.
He was predeceased by his parents Henry and (Evelyn nee Bollinger) Gordon & Susan Flug, Marg Flug, Norman & Rose Flug, Brian "Gary" and Richard Flug. Wayne was born in Medicine Hat on June 29th, 1943 and was raised in Redcliff, AB.
Wayne will be remembered by friends and family as somone who like to swim, fish, play baseball, work in the yard and just be outdoors. He would always be there for anyone needing a helping hand. A memorial service will be held at Meadowlard Park Community Assoc on June 19th, 2019. Please donate to the Heart and Stroke foundation, 100, 119-14th St. NW Calgary, AB. Message of condolence may be left for the family at http://www.myalternatives.ca


JACK REEVES

Family and friends gathered together in Cook’s Chapel last week to honour the life of John ‘Jack’ Reeves. A heartfelt tribute from the grandchildren and a prayerful dedication from Pastor Lackie gave way to a wonderful celebration.

Don’t feel guilty that you have life,
Life that was denied to me,
Heaven’s truly beautiful,
Just you wait and see!

His Life Lived…
His Life Cherished…
His Life Honoured.
Courtesy of
Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455


JAMES M. PRITCHARD

June 21 2019
It is with the warmth of the blessings received from his life that we announce the passing of our father, grandfather, and great grandfather, James M. Pritchard. James was predeceased by his wife Elaine, parents Milton and Margareta, brothers Fred, Murray and Blake. James is remembered with appreciation and love by his daughter, Katherine (Les Lindeman) of Calgary, sons Malcolm (Janis) of Medicine Hat, Scott (Nanda Weicker) of Calgary and Alan (Deborah) of Plano, Texas. He is also survived by his grandchildren Jennifer of Edmonton, Matthew of Calgary, Hilary of Medicine Hat, Kelsey Lindeman of Masset B.C., Everett of Silverthorne, Colorado, James Lindeman of Detroit Michigan, Blake of Calgary, Abigail of Shrewsbury, England and Adrienne of Edmonton, as well as 5 great grandchildren.
James was born in North Bay, Ontario before moving with his family to Lethbridge at the age of 4. James lived in Lethbridge until high school before moving to Edmonton following the early death of his father. James thrived at high school in Edmonton and then enrolled in the University of Alberta where he met and married Elaine Forbes his loving wife of 54 years whom predeceased him in 2004. James graduated from Law School at the University of Alberta after which he took the position of Crown Prosecutor with the Attorney General’s office in Calgary. Later James and Elaine moved to Medicine Hat where he became a partner in the Stone Pritchard law firm. James enjoyed the practice of law with his partners who included Malcolm and Janis and was thrilled to be able to see Hilary join the firm now known as Pritchard & Co. LLP. His integrity in the profession and life was unassailable and is reflected in his influence as a role model with three of his children and three of his grandchildren becoming lawyers. Always active in the community, he was involved in the Rotary Club, served as President of the Board of Governors for the Medicine Hat College, President of the Medicine Hat Chamber of Commerce, and was elected a Bencher with the Law Society of Alberta for multiple terms. While a bencher he chaired numerous standing committees, was a member of the executive committee and was an advocate for the role of rural lawyers in the Alberta bar. He contributed much to his community and legal profession in a quiet, dignified and unassuming manner, being always the considerate gentleman. James was always interested in farming and ranching. His interest was sparked as a teenager when he worked at the Lethbridge Research and Development Centre (Agriculture Canada). The spark, fanned by his enjoyment of his dealings with his many agricultural clients, resulted in a farming and ranching operation in which he remained actively involved until his health declined.
At the request of James, a family graveside memorial service will be held. In lieu of flowers, we ask anyone wishing to honour his memory make a donation to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, two Foundations he supported during his life, or the Canadian Alzheimer’s Society whose work is now very much in our hearts.

I didn't know what to do
When I saw your best steps stolen away from you
All I can think of is being five years old following behind you at the beach
Tracing your foot steps in the sand trying to walk like a man.
Bruce Springsteen

To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: James Pritchard, 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


SALES, Howard Ray

September 25, 1932 – Beaver Crossing, AB
June 23, 2019 – Calgary, AB
Howard Ray Sales of Calgary, AB, formerly of Cherry Grove, AB and Redcliff, AB, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at the age of 86 years. He was lovingly surrounded by family.
Howard is survived by his children, Janet (Greg) Runnalls of Calgary, AB, Jeff (Esther) Sales of Cold Lake, AB, Di (Hal) Cozart of Langdon, AB, Greg (Sandy) Sales of Athabasca, AB, and Trish (Greg) Brown of Calgary, AB; as well as numerous grandchildren and great- grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Norma Skjervsen of Cold Lake, AB and Violet Somers of Pierceland, SK; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Margaret (Marg) Sales, his grandson Josh Brown, his parents, and several siblings.
A Celebration of Howard’s Life will be held at Grand Centre Alliance Church (5403 – 56 Street, Cold Lake, AB) on Saturday, July 6 at 11:00 am. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Samaritan’s Purse – Canada, 20 Hopewell Way N.E., Calgary, AB T3J 5H5 Telephone 1 (800) 663-6500 http://www.samaritanspurse.ca. Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.McInnisandHolloway.com.
In living memory of Howard Sales, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.


WEEKS

Robert Lewis Weeks passed away on Monday, June 24, 2019, at the age of 79 years, beloved husband of Marilyn Weeks of Medicine Hat. He also leaves to cherish his memory two children, Melanie and Jim Terwilliger of Hubbard, Oregon, Meldon and Christy Weeks of Orion; five grandchildren, Kirstin and Thommy White and their daughter Macie, Jaime and Guillermo Torres-Sanchez, Derek Terwilliger, Kaiden Darley and Shaylin Darley; one brother Paul and Esther Weeks of Orion as well numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Lillian and Frank Weeks.
Robert was born on September 16, 1939 and raised in the Glasford community in Southern Alberta. He farmed and ranched his whole life until his declining health forced him to move to Medicine Hat for care in 2017. Robert was very involved in his community, his church and overseas missions. Robert’s many interests ranged from aviation to photography to enjoying the outdoors, whether gardening, waterskiing or hiking a trail. Robert’s deep faith sustained him especially in his last days. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Thursday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held in Hillcrest Evangelical Missionary Church (3785 13th Ave SE) on Friday, June 28, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor George Mills officiating. Interment will take place at Pakowki Cemetery at 5:30 p.m. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to Life Water Canada at Lifewater.ca. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.netsubject heading: Robert Weeks, or you may visit http://www.pattisonfuneralhome.comand leave a message of condolence.
Funeral Arrangements are by the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 540 South Railway St. SE, Medicine Hat T1A 4C2


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