August 23rd, 2019

August 13, 2019

By Obituaries on August 13, 2019.

1955 ~ LEE McKENZIE ~ 2019

Lee Douglas McKenzie, born February 14th, 1955, of Medicine Hat passed away at the Riverview Care Center on Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 at the age of 64 years. He is survived by his wife and partner, Judy (Campbell) McKenzie; brother, Dale (Kim) McKenzie; sister, Cheryl (Sam) Gust and their families. Lee was predeceased by his father and mother, Glenn and Jean; grandparents, Bill and Emma McKenzie and Walter and Hilda Hutchison. Lee was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta and lived in that area until his passing. His love for the country life started with going out to his grandparent’s ranch (Walter and Hilda Hutchison). He bought cattle for Alberta Western Beef and when the plant shut down, he blood tested cattle for the government. His passion for rodeo started at a young age, he had a room full of saddles (21), trophies, buckles and awards. Lee had one of the first roping arenas (McKenzie Arena) in this area. He owned and operated McKenzie Enterprises which was a reclamation and fencing business. In the spring of 2013, Lee had a severe brain injury, thus resulting to have to live at the Riverview Care Center. Here is where a new family was created, the care that was given to him was more than ever imagined, thanks to you all. Special thanks to his doctor of many years, Dr. Booyens. A Gathering for "Our Cowboy" will be held at MEDICINE HAT EXHIBITION AND STAMPEDE GROUNDS, Pioneer Village, 2055 – 21st Avenue SE, on Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. “Wear your Wranglers”. Memorial gifts in Lee's memory may be made to the Southern Alberta Brain Injury Society, 102, 2116 – 27 Avenue NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7A6. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Lee McKenzie. 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.


ELLIS HILL

A man of many talents and facets was honoured at Cook’s Chapel a short time ago. Family and friends in attendance were blessed with a video tribute and heartfelt tributes from Ellis’ family were shared, telling stories of a man that will leave a lasting legacy.

Your face will always be hidden,
Deep inside our hearts,
Each precious moment you gave us,
Shall never, ever depart!

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


GUCKERT

Eleanor Betty Guckert passed away on Friday, August 9, 2019, at the age of 90 years, beloved wife of Frank Guckert of Medicine Hat. She also leaves to cherish her memory her children, Lyle (Lorraine) Guckert of Oyen, Lorie (Tim) Lerner of Medicine Hat and Lana (Corey) Gunther of Calgary; six grandchildren, Mark Guckert (Beth Norris) and their children Leif and Ivan, Kristal Dubois (Jason Allemann), Nolan (Kaylee) Lerner and their children Leighton and Maddex, Chantel (Jamie) Goldring and their daughter Freya, Olivia Gunther and Natayla Gunther; one sister, Marlene Parfenuik and well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Pauline and Oscar Peterson as well as ten brothers and sisters. Those who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Wednesday from 10:00 to 10:55 a.m. Family and friends will gather for prayers at the PATTISON CHAPEL on Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated in Holy Family Parish (1451 Strachan Road SE) on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Vijaya Bathineni, Celebrant. 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 – 3 St. NE, Medicine Hat, T1A 5M1. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Eleanor 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


LEIS

Emil Leis of Medicine Hat passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2019, at the age of 90 years, beloved husband of the late Anna Leis. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Emil Leis, 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


LYNDA ANTKOWIAK

Lynda Louise (Sparrow) Antkowiak, beloved wife of Henry Antkowiak of Medicine Hat, passed away on Thursday, August 8th, 2019. Lynda also leaves to cherish her memory one daughter, Sonya (Tim) Maerz; one son, Adam Antkowiak; one grandson, Max Brierley; one brother, Hal (Sherley) Sparrow; one sister, Bea Sparrow; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Lynda was predeceased by her parents.

God saw you getting tired
when a cure was not to be.
So He closed His arms
around you and whispered
"Come to Me"

You didn't deserve what
you went through,
so He gave you rest.
God's garden must be beautiful
He only takes the best.

And when we saw you sleeping
so peaceful and
free from pain,
we could not wish you back
to suffer that again.

A Private Family Time of Remembrance will take place. The family would like to thank the Doctors, Nurses and Staff of the Carmel Hospice at St. Joseph’s Home for their compassion and care of Lynda. Memorial gifts in Lynda's memory may be made to the Carmel Hospice at St. Joseph’s Home, 156 – 3rd Street NE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5M1. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Lynda Antkowiak. 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.


SHANE POLLOCK

1950 ~ 2019
It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the sudden passing of their father and brother, Shane Aldric Pollock. Further announcements will follow upon completion of the arrangements. (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


TETTJE WYNIA

1923 ~ 2019
Tettje Wynia, beloved wife of the late Jacob Wynia, passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Home Carmel Hospice in Medicine Hat on Sunday, August 11, 2019, at the age of 96 years. Funeral arrangements will be formally announced later this week. (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


VACHON

Dorothy Regina Vachon passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2019, at the age of 72 years, beloved wife of Les Vachon of Medicine Hat. She also leaves to cherish her memory three children, Blaine (Stephanie) Vachon of Redcliff, Kimberley Vachon of Winnipeg and Krystal Vachon of Herbert, Saskatchewan; four grandchildren, Lindsay (Tom) Maple of Abbotsford, B.C., Brady Fradette and Elizabeth Vachon of Medicine Hat and Tessie-Lynn Vachon of Redcliff; one great grandchild Logan Maple; one brother Fr. John Schuster of Calgary; three sisters MaryAnne (Jack) Trieber of Castor, Lucille Schall and Janice (Willis) Spencer all of Medicine Hat as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Martha and John Schuster; father and mother-in-law Jean and Mary Vachon; one brother Ray Schuster, two brothers-in-law, Eric Ashby and Earl Schall; two nephews Dennis Trieber, Christopher Glaus and one niece Rosemarie Schall. Family and friends will gather for prayers in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church (238 2nd Ave N.E.) on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. with The Very Rev. John G. Schuster V.G. and Fr. Tomy Manjaly concelebrants. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Clinic (make cheques payable to the Medicine Hat and District Health Foundation) 666 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4H6 – please specify Cancer Clinic). To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Dorothy Vachon, 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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