November 17th, 2019

July 5, 2019

By Obituaries on July 5, 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.


1962 ~ ELIZABETH WEISNER ~ 2019

Elizabeth Weisner, beloved wife of Bruce Weisner of Medicine Hat, passed away June 27th, 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 on Saturday, July 6th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Bob McGougan and Reverend Daryl Martin officiating. The Funeral Service will be held at TEMPLE BAPTIST CHURCH, 606 – 7th Street SW, on Saturday, July 6th, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to Temple Baptist Church Ministries, 606 – 7th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4K8 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 2P5. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Elizabeth 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.


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


CROCKFORD

It is with great sadness that we announce Ronald Colin Crockford passed away surrounded by his family on June 26, 2019. Ron was born and raised in Medicine Hat and resided on his acreage in Ardrossan. He was predeceased by his first wife (Loreli), his father (Colin), and his mother (Irene). He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 23 years, Donna (Munro) Crockford. He is also survived by his son Colin, daughter Danielle Gallagher (Tim), sister Daphne Scholz (Sieg), niece Brandy Lungul (Kevin), nephew Bryce Scholz (Jessie), and his great nieces and nephews. He was an accomplished competitive trap shooter who won several provincial and Canadian championships. His big laugh and “bad” jokes will never be forgotten by his many friends, family, and fellow trap shooters. A celebration of life will be held on July 4th, 2019, at the Edmonton Gun Club from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that you send any donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Good shootin’, Crock.


FISCHER

Forever in our Hearts
Marg


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 Eldean 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

May 2, 1937 ~ July 1, 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. Fred was born on May 2, 1937 in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan. He was raised on the family farm where he learned the value of a hard day’s work. He attended the Somerset Country School, middle school in Maple Creek and graduated high school at Balfour Tech in Regina. While in Regina, Fred met his future wife, Carole and they were married on June 13, 1959 in which they recently celebrated their 60th anniversary! Fred worked for Toledo Scale Co. in Regina and was eventually transferred to Edmonton where he worked for a period of time. In 1968, Fred and Carole returned to his roots on the family farm in Maple Creek where he farmed and resided until the time of his passing. Fred was an avid bowler and once bowled a perfect game! He competed in many provincial tournaments and even competed on the national stage. Fred gave back to bowling by coaching for many years in both Maple Creek and Medicine Hat. He coached youth and adults and not only transformed their games, he transformed their lives and developed them as people. Fred was a straight shooter and would tell it like it is and yet, he had a big heart and was caring and empathetic toward others. He will be deeply missed by his wife of 60 years, Carole; son, Glen (Annie) Anderson and grandsons, Jeff and Jack. He was predeceased by his parents, Donnie and Pat Anderson. In honour of Fred’s life, family and friends will round up at the Elk’s Hall, 521 – 5th Ave. in Maple Creek, SK. on Friday, July 12, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (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


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


SHIRLEY BAUER

April 28, 1950 ~ July 3, 2019

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Shirley Ann Bauer, beloved wife, mother and grandmother at St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice in Medicine Hat, on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at the age of 69 years. Shirley was born on April 28, 1950, at the Medicine Hat General Hospital. She was raised in Schuler on the family farm before her marriage to Melvin Bauer on November 8, 1968. They moved and lived on another farm in Saskatchewan where they raised their three children, Tina, Wanetta and Melvin Jr. They moved to Alberta and bought a farm on the outskirts of Medicine Hat where they built a new home. She retired in Medicine Hat with her partner, Paul Johnston and occasionally worked at her daughter’s store during her retirement. Shirley loved spending time with her family and always had her dogs, Cindy and Molly by her side. From farming to floral design and her fondness for gardening, Shirley’s beautiful flowers were always the topic of discussion. A special thank you to all the caregivers who helped her fight her cancer and especially for their support throughout this difficult time. Shirley will forever be remembered in the hearts of her family; her partner of 18 years, Paul Johnston; her mother, Helen Aberle; her children, daughter, Tina Bauer and her children, Erika (Ken) Morrison their children Alexis & Ryker , Kendra (Stetson) Schlosser; son, Melvin (Jenny) Bauer and his children, Mason & Greyson , Caitlyn Bauer and her children, Jaxson & Elaina; Nicola (Tyler ) Bauer, their children Alec & Aithen; daughter, Wanetta Biggs (Darcy) and her children, Danielle Biggs (Spencer) and their son, Nolan Carr; Madison Biggs (Brandon); Paul’s children, Rebecca Johnston (Ashley), her children, Jhanna & Brooklyn; and Rodney Johnston (Ashley) and his son, Dainen. Shirley will be remembered by her siblings, Dennis (Carol), Eddie (Judy), Jerry (Brenda), Ross (Cindy), Tracy as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Shirley was predeceased by her father, Kasper Aberle and son-in-law, Daniel Biggs Jr., and two grandchildren, Diana and Maximus. The family will celebrate Shirley’s life with a time of silent reflection. Donations can be made directly to the Medicine Hat SPCA, 55 Southwest Dr. S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8 or to the Medicine Hat & District Health Foundation (Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre), 666 – 5th Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6. (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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