August 23rd, 2019

August 6, 2019

By Obituaries on August 6, 2019.

HABERLACK

Katherine “Josephine” Haberlack passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2019, at the age of 89 years, beloved wife of the late Eugene Haberlack. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the Pattison Funeral Home on Thursday, August 8, 2019 from 1:00 – 1:55 p.m. The funeral service will be held in Pattison Chapel the on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Carmel Hospice (St. Joseph’s Home) c/o 156 3rd Street NE, Medicine Hat, T1A 5M1. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Josephine Haberlack , 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


HAVINGA

Caroline Eberhardt, wife of Ralph Havinga, is very saddened to announce Ralph’s passing on July 6, 2019 at Carmel Hospice in Medicine Hat. Ralph was born March 23, 1953 in London, Ontario. He is predeceased by his father Michael Havinga from Niagara Falls, ON and sister in-law Monika Eberhardt from Medicine Hat. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 14 years, Caroline Eberhardt, two sons Devon Havinga and Myles (Nicole) Havinga, his mother, Jeanne Cuthbert (Ken), step mother Joan Havinga, brothers Michael Havinga (Andrea), Ken Havinga (Laurie) and sister Donna Havinga, father and mother in law Albert and Stefanie Eberhardt, sister in law Angela Eberhardt (Keith Schneider) and nieces Emily, Brynne, nephews Nick, Jack, Tom, Daniel and Devon S. as well as his sweet pup Sadie and numerous dear friends. As a young man Ralph enjoyed nature creating many special memories in Junior Forest Rangers, Boy Scouts and eventually becoming a Scout Leader. He also was gifted in music, playing the trombone and trumpet in the Senator and Bugle Corps. Ralph taught himself to play guitar and later in life created a CD called “A Life Well Travelled”, for which he wrote and performs all of the songs. Ralph always had a love for Alberta and moved to Calgary in 1981. He then ventured North to Yellowknife for a short time before settling in Medicine Hat in 1985, where his boys, Devon and Myles were born. His sons meant everything to him and he was so proud of the fine young men they grew up to be and so honoured to be their father. Ralph had many interesting careers in his life. He began working in a senior’s home, followed by a psychiatric hospital. He then went on to surveying and construction with Pilen Construction ineand Volker Stevin. When he moved to Medicine Hat he worked briefly for MJB Enterprises before accepting a position with the City of Medicine Hat in the Water and Sewer Department, eventually becoming Water and Sewer Operations Manager. In 2008 Ralph accepted a position as General Manager of Newel Regional Services Corporation in Brooks, remaining there until his retirement in 2018. He was instrumental in growing the company and working closely with a board of directors to develop a regional water system, piping safe drinking water to Bassano, Rosemary and other communities within the County of Newell. He was very passionate about his work and commuted to Brooks every day from Medicine Hat. Ralph was often heard saying that during the drive up he would think of plan A, while the drive home gave him time to come up with plan B. He loved and respected all of the people he worked with over the years. In 2004 he married his soulmate, Caroline Eberhardt who loved him dearly. Together they enjoyed many exciting travels to Europe as well as frequenting two of their favourite places, Florida and Hawaii. They also loved their trailer, spending time camping, fishing and recently purchased a RV lot in Radium, BC. Sharing many common interests, including their love of music, Ralph and Caroline enjoyed performing together during services at Victory Lutheran Church and belonging to the Medicine Hat College Adult Choir. When cancer became a part of their life in 2013, Ralph always remained strong and incredibly positive. After numerous setbacks and unbelievably tough surgeries, he always bounced back amazing us all with his strength and positive outlook on life. We would like to thank the many Doctors on his medical team Dr. Booyens, Dr. Graham, Dr. Kelly, Dr. Cheng, Dr. Elzinga, Dr. Faruqi as well as the many nurses andstaff involved with his care. Also to Home Care, Palliative Care and St. Joseph’s Carmel Hospice. As a token of sympathy donations may be made to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre or Margery E. Yuill Cancer Clinic. The memorial service will take place Wednesday, August 7, at 1:00 p.m. at Victory Lutheran Church (2793 Southview Drive SE). To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Ralph Havinga, 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


KRASSMAN

Matilda “Tillie” Krassman –
Klaudt (Stickelmier)
With heavy hearts and with much sorrow we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, great grandmother, good friend and auntie. Mother was born November 21, 1926 to Jacob and Matilda Stickelmier in Odessa, Russia. Our grandparents and their four children immigrated to Canada. Our mother was 18 months old. They settled in Burstall, and later mom and her parents moved to Medicine Hat. She worked in a restaurant when she met the love of her life, our father Albert Klaudt. They married December 1, 1945, they lived and farmed on the Klaudt farm in Golden Prairie. She worked hard raising a family and helping our father. They were blessed with four children; Marleen, Garry, Ivan and Milton. They farmed until 1975 at which time mom, dad and Milton purchased the General Store in Burstall. In June 1976 our father passed away. Mom and Milt operated the store until 1978. Mother met and married Tony Krassman October 19, 1983, then moving to Medicine Hat. Mother was always busy. Travelling was her passion; seeing and doing new things. She belonged to the Lutheran Church and spent countless hours on committees, at conventions, etc. She loved golfing, and was on numerous bowling leagues, quilting groups and of course spent plenty of time in her flower and vegetable gardens. Most of all she loved being with and around all of us and our families. Those memories we will all cherish. It was always a special time in our house when Grandma visited, special memories were made. Mom is survived by her daughter Marleen Knoblick (Bobbie) of Kelowna, and their children Dean (Melanie) and Daryne (Nicole); Garry Klaudt (Alann) of Medicine Hat, and their families; Milt Klaudt (Linda) of Richmound and their children, Meghan (Todd) and Jordan (Candice) as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephres, sisters-in-law; Delores Stickelmier, Linda Stickelmier, Olinda Stickelmier; along with numerous cousins in Germany and many long time friends. Mom was predeceased by her parents Jacob and Matilda Stickelmier , our father Albert Klaudt, Tony Krassman, her infant son Ivan Duane Klaudt, brothers; Henry, Voldy and Ewald Stickelmier, one sister Erna Job, her sister-in-laws Millie Arndt and Elsie Neitz, and her brother-in-law Louis Job. Mother loved entertaining, cooking, and baking. There was always a pot of her delicious chicken noodle soup ready and for which she is famous. She instilled in us that hard work pays off, if you can’t say anything nice don’t say anything at all and to enjoy our families and friends company as well as numerous other life skills. Mother we will miss your smile and never stop loving you. As we say so long, Dad and Ivan are waiting for you. Our thanks to Dr. Jonker, the staff at the Good Samaritan Society where she loved all the hugs and teasing. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the Pattison Funeral Home on Tuesday, from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. and at the church from 9:30 – 10:25 a.m. The funeral service will be held in the St. Peter Lutheran Church (758 8th Street SE) on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. with Chaplain Dallas Hjorth officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Medicine Hat and District Health Foundation, 666 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 4H6 or Alzheimer Society, Alberta and Northwest Territories #201, 770 6th Street SW Medicine Hat, AB T1A 4J6. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Tillie Krassman, 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


PROSSER

William “Bill” Ralph Prosser passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2019, at the age of 66 years, beloved husband of Sandra Prosser. The funeral service will be held in the Pattison Chapel on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: William “Bill” Prosser, 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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