September 18th, 2019

July 4, 2019

By Obituaries on July 4, 2019.

1933 ~ SOL RUFF ~ 2019

Solomon “Sol” Reinhold Ruff of High River, beloved husband of the late Marie Ruff, passed away on Sunday, June 16th, 2019 at the age of 86 years. Sol leaves to cherish his memory two sons, Craig Ruff and Christopher Ruff. The Funeral Service will be held at ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH, 758 – 8th Street SE, on Saturday, July 27th, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Shane Hein officiating. Interment will follow at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Sol’s memory may be made to The Medicine Hat Elks Lodge, 305 – 3rd Street NW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 6L1. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Sol Ruff. 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.


BOB HEINRICH

1928 ~ 2019

It is with great sadness that we wish to announce the passing of our father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Robert Charles (Bob) Heinrich. Bob was the only child of Jonah and Margaret Heinrich and spent his childhood growing up in the Graeburn area. This is where he met his wife and the mother of their children, Blanche Linderman. Many summers were spent at Elkwater with kids, boat, trailer and dog. Bob enjoyed travelling and was especially proud of his Hawaiian timeshare. He loved visiting with people and consequently worked well into his 80’s. As a transit driver, Bob was employed with the City of Medicine Hat for over 20 years. He was also a farmer, taxi driver and owner of Super Shammy sales. Bob was a partner in the ownership of Town & Country Club – now known as Ralph’s. Bob was proud of his accomplishments… especially his pilot’s license! He was predeceased by his wife, Blanche. Bob’s memory will be treasured in the hearts of his children, Audrey (Larry) Evenson, Murray (Pat) Heinrich, Kevin (Jayne) Heinrich; grandchildren, Travis (Melanie) Evenson, Cody Evenson, Dale Heinrich, Carmen Heinrich (Drew Tomak), Megan (Elijah) Jouk, Erin Heinrich (Bryan Lozano); great-grandchildren, Beth and Brody Evenson, Abigail Tomak, and Mariah and Trayven Lozano. The celebration of Bob’s life will be held at Ralph’s Texas Bar & Steak House, 1249 Trans Canada Way S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, on Saturday, July 6, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Mike Landrey officiating. A time of fellowship and refreshments will follow. Memorial tributes may be made directly to the CNIB, #102, 520 – 2 Street S.E., Medicine Hat, AB. T1A 0C6. (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


BURK-LANGLEY

Verna Ruth Burk-Langley (nee: Lake) passed away peacefully on Monday, July 1, 2019, at the age of 79 years, beloved wife of James “Jim” Langley of Medicine Hat. She also leaves to cherish her memory three children, Richard “Rick” (Laura) Burk of Edmonton, Kelly Burk of Salt Springs Island, B.C. and Chelsea (Don) Geldreich of Bow Island; her grandchildren, Matthew (Shari) Burk, Jonathan (Kelsey) Burk, Aaron (Stephanie) Burk, Jesse Dollimont (Fiancé Jeff Kynoch), Logan Geldreich and Bensen “Ben” Geldreich (Jordyn Becker); five great grandchildren, Felicity “Fizz”, Anson, Elias, Aurora and Noah; Jim’s children: Jamie A. (Erin) Langley, Patti (David) Occleston and Andrea (Doug) Hudson and their families; one brother, Charles “Chuck” (Beth) Lake; one sister Alice Klein as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Eliza and George Lake; three brothers, Bill (Shirley) Lake, John (Iona) Lake and Lovell Lake; two sisters, Mary (Hank) Breault and Margaret Lake, as well as a brother- in-law, Albert Klein. Verna was born on January 30, 1940 in Stoughton, Saskatchewan where she was raised. In the 50's she moved to Swift Current and in 1959 she married Lorne Burk. Verna was an entrepreneur and ahead of her time. The family moved from Swift Current to Medicine Hat in 1969 and later to Redcliff in 1970. From Telephone Operator to waitressing to selling insurance, where she was the first female “field-man” for Met Life, owning a book store, selling Real Estate, and of course her longest job, being known as the Red Headed Record Store Lady who knew EVERYTHING about music, running her store Arcade Records for 26 years. In 1982, she met Jim Langley and they were married on December 28, 1984 in Medicine Hat. Verna and Jim moved to Bow Island in 2004 eventually returning to Medicine Hat. She was active in Al Anon where she developed life long relationships from the time she moved to Medicine Hat. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Friday, from 1:00 – 1:55 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Friday, July 5, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Rick Burk officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Verna Burk-Langley, 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


Elizabeth Weisner, beloved wife of Bruce Weisner of Medicine Hat, passed away June 27, 2019 at the age of 57. Elizabeth leaves to cherish her memory her parents, John and Mary Paulichen; brothers, John (Silvia) and Mark (Patricia; two nephews, John Jr. and Joshua; and her niece, Josephine. Elizabeth was predeceased by her sister Ruth and other family members.
Elizabeth was born in Saenz Pena, Argentina and moved to Calgary when she was 15.
Elizabeth trusted her Lord in all things and now has complete healing. She has gone home to be with her Lord and Saviour, rejoicing with those who had gone on home before her.
Interment will be held at Hillside Cemetery at 11.00 a.m. with Rev Bob McGougan and Rev Daryl Martin officiating. The Funeral Service will be held at Temple Baptist Church, 606-7 Street SW, on Saturday, July 6, at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to Temple Baptist Church Ministries or The Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Weisner. 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.


FISCHER

Forever in our Hearts
Margaret “Elaine” Fischer of Redcliff passed away with her daughters at her side on Friday, May 31, 2019, at the age of 84 years, beloved wife of the late Eldon Fischer. She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Lynn Fischer and Donna (Stephen) McIsaac; two grandchildren, Ian and Emma; one brother, Joe (Laurie) McFadzen; one sister, Gail Schmidt; two sister in-laws, Lorna Fischer and Bernadette Fischer; as well as many nieces, nephews and lifelong friends. Elaine’s family meant everything to her. Many memories focused on special meals around the table, camping trips to Vancouver Island and cruises and adventures to far off lands. Elaine’s faith and love of music brought her both joy and solace during even the most trying of times. The family would like to extend a heart felt thank you to all the staff of Riverview Care Centre for their caring support of Elaine and family during this last year and especially her last week. The funeral service will be held at St. Ambrose Anglican Church (505 5 St SE, Redcliff, AB) on Saturday July 6, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. with The Rev. Dr. David Carter and Rev. Dn Aldean Parnell officiating. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, Alberta and Northwest Territories #201, 770 6th Street SW Medicine Hat, AB T1A 4J6.

There is no night without a dawning
No winter without a spring
And beyond the dark horizon
Our hearts will once more sing…
For those who leave us for awhile
Have only gone away
Out of a restless, care worn world
Into a brighter day
-Helen Steiner Rice-

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


FRED ANDERSON

1937 ~ 2019

Mr. Frederick “Fred” D. Anderson, beloved husband of Mrs. Carole Anderson, passed away at St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice in Medicine Hat on Monday, July 1, 2019, at the age of 82 years. A gathering to celebrate Fred’s life is being planned and will be formally announced in the coming days. (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


GUCKERT

Mike John Guckert of Prelate, Saskatchewan passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at the age of 89 years, beloved husband of the late Mary Guckert. He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Lloyd (Betty) Guckert, Michael (Marlene) Guckert; one daughter-in-law, Bonnie Sederberg; seven grandchildren, Jerri (Blaine) and their children Owen, Easton, Jax and Isabel, Tammy (Russell), Staci (Greg) and their children, Addison and Hayden, David (Kayla) and their children, Kyle and Ethen, Kimberly (Ben), Angela (Robert) and their children, Danielle and Colton, Jerry (Rae) and their children, Kaileb, Casey, Indy, Ryden and Ripley; his great great grandchildren; his brother, Sam Guckert; three sisters, Beula Hardowa, Rose Wilson and Ione Dietz as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Martha and Casimer Guckert; his wife Mary in December of 1990; one son, Richard in 1981, and one sister Anne. Family and friends will gather for prayers in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated in the Holy Family Parish (1451 Strachan Road S.E.) on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. with Fr. Vijaya Bathinen celebrant. Interment will take place in the Prelate Cemetery at a later date. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, Alberta and Northwest Territories. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Mike Guckert, 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


HACKETT

Nora Helena Hackett passed away on Tuesday July 2, 2019, at the age of 93 years. She leaves to cherish her memory her son Steve Hackett (Bonnie Lattery) of Medicine Hat, son-in-law George Cox of England and her granddaughter Sara Cox. She was predeceased by her husband William Kenneth Hackett in 1999, and her daughter Barbara Cox. A private family time of remembrance will be held. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Nora Hackett, 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


NOREEN BAKER

1929 ~ 2019

Noreen Baker, beloved wife of the late Fred Baker, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her family at the Haven Care Centre in Medicine Hat on Monday, July 1, 2019, at the age of 90 years. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Jim (Dorothy) Baker, Linda (Randy) Lehr, Tom (Darlene) Baker and daughter-in-law, Andrea Baker; grandchildren, Julie (Derek) Burns (Emily and Troy); Angela (Tyler) Grafftas (Noelle, Nathan, Riley and Tracy); Mona Baker and Owen Baker; Scott (Mandy) Lehr (Meranda, Niklas and Markus); Craig (Nicole) Lehr (Cash and Maddison); Rochelle (Tommy) Dickie (Jaxon, Justin and Jared) and Shelley (Ross) Weimer (Heidi); sister, Toni Frieburg (Jim Luco) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Noreen was predeceased by her husband, Fred; parents, Joe and Clara Hurst; son, Rick Baker as well as her sister, Audrey Anderson. Noreen was raised on the family farm in the Piapot area. While there she fell in love and married Fred. His work took them on the road with a seismic truck and trailer. Having four children in their travels. They eventually settled in Calgary for school. Later they moved to Medicine Hat and from there to a farm on highway #3. Noreen loved it there! Always baking for family and friends… the coffee was always hot. So Fred could retire, Noreen went to college renewing her secretarial schooling from years before and then took a job at a trailer sales. Her greatest love was her grand and great-grandchildren as they brought such joy to her. Noreen moved to South Country and then to Haven Care Centre where she became very close to the nurses. They were like family to her and they treated her like family. Noreen always put family first and she will be forever missed. A private time of remembrance will be held. (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


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