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August 1, 2019

By Obituaries on August 1, 2019.

1947 ~ LEO CORNET ~ 2019

On Monday, July 29th, 2019, Leo Cornet, passed away in the arms of his love, Diane, at St. Joseph's Carmel Hospice. Leo also leaves to cherish his memory his children, Matthew (Patricia) Cornet and Jessica (Joey) Thiessen; grandchildren, Waylon Cornet and Dylan Cornet; brothers, Robert (Toni) and Maurice (Pearl); sister, Julie; and Diane’s family, daughter, Bonnie (Jason), son Marc; and her grandchildren, Matt, Kaiden, Aiden and Naish. Leo was predeceased by the mother of his children, Sandra; his parents, Rene and Annette; and his brother, Daniel. Leo was born in Spiritwood, Saskatchewan on November 22, 1947, to Rene and Annette Cornet, and was the third child in a family of five. In 1959, the family moved to Medicine Hat and this is where Leo spent most of his years. Leo loved life. He had an infectious smile and he loved music. From the early days playing with the Crescendos, the River Bottom Band and then Springfield, and then to the past few years with his buds in Caught Red Handed. Music was his passion and he played his harps and sang wherever he travelled; from Huatulco to Montego Bay to winters spent near Quartzite, Arizona. He also enjoyed fishing and was thrilled when he landed his huge sailfish and Dorado in Mexico as well as many a walleye at Calling Lake. Leo was responsible for starting the Saturday Jams at the Royal Hotel which over the years became famous across Canada. He was also one of the first few riders in the original Santa Claus Toy Run. Only one week ago, on July 20th, Leo was humbled by his friends and family that came out for his One Last Jam at the Redcliff Hylton. Leo was surrounded with an aura of joy as he played his harps and sang with fellow musicians and reminisced with friends. This was Leo's wish and we are so thankful to everyone for making it happen. Our little buddy is now playing music in heaven. The family would like to thank all of Leo’s caregivers for the love and support offered to Leo and his family during his time of illness. In keeping with Leo’s wishes, no funeral or memorial service will be held. Memorial gifts in Leo’s memory may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 2P5 Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Leo Cornet. 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.


1944 ~ 2019
It is with heavy hearts that the family announce the sudden passing of James Francis French in Medicine Hat, Alberta on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at the age of 74 years. The Celebration of Jim’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, on Friday, August 2, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. A private family interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. (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


Jacob (Jack) Janke of Brooks, beloved husband of the late Adeline Janke, passed away in Medicine Hat on Sunday, July 28th, 2019 at the age of 93 years. Jack was born in Walsh, Alberta on May 15th, 1926 to Jacob and Lydia Janke. He married Adeline Deoring on April 2nd, 1949 in Medicine Hat and resided in Brooks. Jack had many different jobs during his working years. He worked on a threshing crew in Hanna, farmed in Antelope Creek as well as worked in the pottery industry in Medicine Hat. Jack also worked at the Ogilvie Flour Mill in Medicine Hat and at the Bow City Coal mine, as well as Charlton’s Cattle Auction, Bow Slope Shipping and Diane’s Interior in Brooks. He also drove school bus in Brooks, did the mail run in Rainier, Scandia and Bow City and was an established carpenter in the Brooks Area. Jack will be fondly remembered for his love of music, many family members as well as residents of Brooks received a tape or CD that he had recorded and he played at many functions in the area. He was part of the Volunteer Outreach in Brooks. Jack was predeceased by his loving wife Adeline; parents Jacob and Lydia Janke and siblings Art, Emil, Rueben, Alfred, Gustov, Christina and Irene. He is survived by his 4 children; Leona Damsgaard of Medicine Hat, Marion (Ken) Onheliger of Medicine Hat, Ron (Sharee) Janke of Brooks and Sandra Janke of Brooks; grandchildren, Norma Damsgaard, Terry Damsgaard (Kevin), Rhonda (David) Hochheimer, Jason Onheliger (Dixie), Dustin Janke and Jennifer Janke; great grandchildren, Thomas, Kayla, Courtney, Tanisha, Kade, Danika, Chase, Austin and Ruby; great great grandson Benjamin; sisters in law, Freda and Evelyn Janke of Brooks and Grace Yanke of Medicine Hat and many nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 2nd at 2:00 PM from the Brooks Evangelical Free Church. Pastor Garth Everett officiating. Interment to follow at Brooks Cemetery. In memory of Jack, if friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to Alzheimer Association of Alberta, 10531 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T1A 0K7. Funeral arrangements entrusted to: SMITH FUNERAL HOME LTD. AND CREMATORIUM BROOKS, ALBERTA. Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.sfh.ca. Telephone 403-362-4636 or Toll Free (866) 362-4652
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Delores Margaret Kohls passed away on Friday, July 26, 2019, at the age of 82 years, beloved wife of the late Rueben Kohls. She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Wyatt (Sandy), Darren (Vanella-late), and Cameron (Tonya); grandchildren, Natasha, Serena (Michael), Krystin (Kyle), Maria, Nataca, Lyra, Braydel (Brett), Danica and Joselyn along with numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews; her two brothers, Earl (Julie Buckshot) Reinboldt and Neil (Valerie) Reinboldt; her sister, Joan Wilk, and two sister-in-laws Margaret Reinboldt and Frieda Cosenza. She was predeceased by her parents Mary and George Reinboldt, her husband Rueben Kohls on March 3, 2007, and one brother Donald Reinboldt. Delores was born September 21, 1936 in Leader. She received her education in Fox Valley. She worked as a house keeper and child care worker for several years. On August 15, 1957 she married her best friend and lifelong partner. They settled on the Kohls family farm in Golden Prairie where together they farmed until 1961. The family moved to Medicine Hat where Delores was a devoted housewife and mother to her three sons. In 1970 the family returned to a new home at the farm and expanded the family farm business until their retirement in 2002. Delores was a very caring, compassionate wife, mother and grandmother. She was known far and wide as an outstanding cook and hostess for gatherings of friends and family. In her spare time Delores enjoyed reading, quilting, creating flower arrangements and various crafts. Delores demonstrated her commitment to community by volunteering in various capacities for many years as a member of local organizations. Delores touched everyone with her kindness and generosity, and will be dearly missed by her family and all those who knew her. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Thursday, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. as well as Friday from 12:00 – 12:55 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Friday, August 2, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Delores Kohls, 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

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