September 21st, 2020

May 16, 2020

By Destinee Mattson on May 16, 2020.

1160 Obituaries

1921 ~ ERASMUS LERNER ~ 2020

Erasmus ‘Dick’ Lerner passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at the age of 99 years, beloved husband of Mathilda ‘Tillie’ Lerner of Medicine Hat. He also leaves to cherish his memory three children, Barry (Yvonne) Lerner of Fox Valley, Beverly (Pat) Deis of Calgary and Dean (Sandra) Lerner of Medicine Hat; seven grandchildren, Jay (Jenna) Lerner, Christopher (Chantell) Lerner, Nathan (Victoria) Deis, Richard (Amanda) Deis, Robert (Tiffany) Deis, Lane Lerner (Brittany Webb) and Quinn Lerner; fifteen great grandchildren, Tural, Owen, Dayton, Kayanna, Reid, Kael, Olive, Owen, Elizabeth Matilda, James, Ari, Adrian, Grayson, Myles and Wyatt; his sister-in-law, Rosemarie Lerner as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Anna Marie Lerner; six brothers, Adam (Sophie), Jerome (Anna), Alex (Kay), Ted, Jack (Hilda) and Frank (Anne); four sisters, Tillie Folk, Anastasia Haberlack, Josephine (Jake) Anton and Margaret (Elmer) Shaw. A heartfelt thank you to all of Dad’s care team especially Crystal, Renee and Kim, Dr. Bratvold, Dr Duke, St. Joseph’s Home and the loving staff at Masterpiece South Meadows. The funeral mass for invited family will be celebrated in Holy Family Parish (1451 Strachan Road SE) on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Vijaya Bathineni officiating. Interment will follow at the Hillside Cemetery. Due to restrictions in place regarding COVID-19 from the Chief Medical Officer of Health – funeral services are now limited to no more than 50 attendees including family. Family and Friends are invited to remotely attend the funeral mass through live streaming on our Facebook page – Pattison Funeral Home and Crematorium. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Home, 156 3rd Street N.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 5M1. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Dick Lerner, 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


1944 ~ LARRY DEERING ~ 2020

Larry Arthur Deering passed away on May 13, 2020 at the age of 75 years, beloved husband of Joan Deering of Medicine Hat. Larry was born and raised on the family farm south of Irvine. Larry followed Joan to Calgary and were married July 2nd, 1965, where they resided for 8 years working as an accountant for UFA. The two oldest children were born in Calgary. Larry and his family took the opportunity to return to the family farm in 1973, where the youngest was born. Larry was actively involved in the community within several organizations, including both the Irvine and District Agricultural Society and Councillor for Cypress County. Larry and Joan sold the farm in 1991 and moved to Medicine Hat. Larry started working in real estate, but eventually returned to his roots and opened his own book keeping company until his retirement in 2010. He enjoyed his retirement with his family, hobbies and fully embraced his typical roles of Mr. Fix It and Papa. Larry managed to do all this while facing the challenges of ongoing health issues. He also leaves to cherish his memory three children, Mark (Kari Lynn) Deering, Coreen (Terry) Litton and Paul Deering (Lauren Last); six grandchildren, Natalia Thacker, Rhys Deering, Robyn (Justin) Coulter, Savannah Litton, Bryan (Ashley) Litton and Stacey (Simon) Fettig; two great grandchildren, Maddison Litton and Ayden Litton; his brother Glenn (Louise) Deering and four nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Lydia (Lily) Deering and his brother Raymond Deering. A private family interment will be held. A celebration of his life will take place at a later date. The Deering family extends a special thank you to Dr. Jensen, Amy RN of Home Care, Dr. Arbillaga, Dr. Mason and Dr. Dang. Those who wish to remember Larry with a donation, may do so to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or AJ’s Loan Cupboard. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Larry Deering, 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


1951 ~ HENRY FOURNIER ~ 2020

Henry unexpectedly passed away due to a work related accident on Monday May 11th, 2020 at the age of 68. He will be terribly missed by his wife, Petra Fournier; son, Shane (Terri) Fournier and their children Jordyn and Brooklyn; son, Dustin (Christine) Fournier; daughter, Nicole Moss and her son Dainen Johnston who shared a bond like no other. His sister, Evelyn (Allen) Mcquid; and brother, Gilbert Fournier. He was an active member of the community with the Moose Lodge, Legion and UCT. Henry loved to do meat draws, play cards, play pool and a bit of golf when he was not painting lines. Henry worked for Modern Industrial Rentals for 35 years until he retired. His real passion was Fournier’s Line Painting and he took such pride in his parking lots and straight lines. Anybody who met Henry or who had worked with him never looked at parking lots the same way. He enjoyed his time with the grandchildren and was very proud of all three grandchildren and his family. A man of few words but a wonderful listener and that made you feel loved and cared for. Henry was such an animal lover so in lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Medicine Hat SPCA, 55 Southview Drive SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8. A celebration of life will be held at a later date once we can all gather together. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Henry Fournier. 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.


MERVIN HAUCK

1955 ~ 2020

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our dear brother, Mervin Hauck at his home in Nova Scotia from heart failure on May 11, 2020 at the age of 64.

He is survived by his soul mate and life partner Arno of 35 years.

He leaves to cherish his memory his brothers and sisters: Sandra (Jim) Schafer, Nancy (Lyndon) Reinhardt, Randy (Sharla) Hauck, Wally Hauck, Vance (Roxanne) Hauck along with his many adoring nieces and nephews.

Mervin is predeceased by his parents Matthew (2017) and Rosemarie (2015) Hauck.

Mervin was able to light up a room with his persona, energy and charm. His love for his family went beyond measure. He was blessed with a green thumb and loved to nurture his beautiful flower gardens and entertain and made  wonderful meals for family and friends to enjoy. Mervin loved to dance, sing  and have a good time. The ocean and countryside were his back yard and he walked many a mile with his beloved dogs Jax and Juno. He was an educator for most of his life with many degrees and with that came many intriguing conversations in which he provided his knowledge and wisdom.

Mervin will be lovingly remembered by his family, friends and all the countless lives he touched over the years. It gives us great comfort knowing he is in the arms of Mom and Dad now.

Que Sera, Sera dear brother, we will miss you dearly!

At Mervin’s request there will be no formal funeral service.


FARON MURRAY RITZ

July 8, 1962 – May 1, 2020

It is with shock and absolute sadness that we announce the sudden & unexpected passing of Faron Murray Ritz, husband, father, grandfather, brother, son & friend. Faron was born in Dauphin, MB the first born son to Erwin (Curly) & Mary Ritz. The young family moved to Red Deer briefly and finally settled in Medicine Hat. Faron graduated in 1980 from Crescent Heights High School, and went on to apprentice with Scott Manufacturing as a welder. Later he went on to receive his ticket through Joyline Transport. In his late 20’s Faron moved to Red Deer, AB and began his lengthy career with North West Pipe where he worked on and off again with the company up to 2018. BWS Fabrication was the other company Faron split his career time with, up to March of this year. In June of 2017 after 11 years together Faron married his forever love Oksana Katyshev in Las Vegas. Faron will forever be remembered as a hardworking, hard playing, fiercely loyal and loving family man. He is survived by his loving wife Oksana, youngest daughter Zarrah Ritz and step son Alex Katyshev. His two oldest daughters from his first marriage Dakota Ritz, Sienna Ritz, and granddaughter Kaysia Walton. Brother Leon Ritz (Paige Schneider), sister Tamala Peters (Bernard De Peiza), nieces Cersten Peters (Nick Lyons) and Brayden Peters (Derrick Cullum). Faron was predeceased by his mother Mary Ritz, and father Erwin Ritz. Due to Covid-19 the family will be having a private Celebration of life Monday, May 18, with internment to follow at a later date. Love always …….Until we meet again.


MARIAN CROOK

It was a chilly morning as family gathered at Hillside Cemetery this past Tuesday to lay Marian to rest. They placed flowers on the grave honouring a lady who’s legacy will be forever cherished.

Your memory is our keepsake,

With which we’ll never part,

God has you in His keeping,

We have you in our hearts!

Her Life Lived…

Her Life Cherished…

Her Life Honoured.

Courtesy of

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel Crematorium & Reception Facility, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455 http://www.cooksouthland.com “Locally owned & directed”


ROSE PUDWELL

1930 – 2020

With heavy hearts, the family of Mrs. Rose Pudwell, beloved wife of Mr. James Frederick Pudwell, announce her passing at Masterpiece Southlands in Medicine Hat on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, on their 69th wedding anniversary. They were married in Calgary, AB., on May 12, 1951. Rose was born and raised on the farm near Fox Valley, SK., and was a devoted mother and homemaker to their seven children. Rose took pride in her home and was very meticulous and neat, so much so you probably could eat off her kitchen floor. As she would always say, “Don’t do a half ass job!” Rose loved to read, especially Danielle Steel novels. She also enjoyed camping having built a cabin on Lake Newell with long time friends Frank and Rose Lanz. Rose and Jim belonged to many clubs and enjoyed dancing every chance they got. They loved to travel whether it was trips Jim won to Paris, Hawaii and a Caribbean cruise or going to Mexico in their motorhome. Rose’s greatest achievements were raising and loving her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The last few years Rose spent at Masterpiece Southlands. There, she created a second family with all of the staff whom she held dearly in her heart. Rose’s memory will be lovingly treasured in the hearts of her family: husband, James; children, Alexis (Don) Anderson, Adrienne (Randy) Fischer, Prudence (Ken) Chambers, Orr (Donna) Pudwell, Clyde (Mata) Pudwell, Gaye (Garth) Russill and Deye (Len) Dirk; grandchildren, Jeffrey, Kyle, Stuart, Alissa, James, Joel, Jenny, Alex, Abby, Nicole, Kelli, Braydon, January, Jeffrey, Kristyn, Tara and Clint; 17 great-grandchildren; siblings, Eva Ehrman, Betty Noack, Harry Immel, Marg Eslinger, Marlene Sadlemyer as well as good and longtime friends, Frank and Rose Lanz. Rose was predeceased by her parents, Michael and Katherine Immel; brother-in-law, Don Ehrman; nephew, Brent Ehrman and son-in-law, Kelly Benson. A private family celebration of Rose’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, with grandson, Kyle Jacober officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Rose’s name may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 119 – 14 Street N.W., Calgary, AB., T2N 1Z6 or to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 6007 – 1A Street S.W., Calgary, AB., T2H 0G5. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting http://www.cooksouthland.com) Honoured to serve the family is

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel Crematorium & Reception Facility, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455 http://www.cooksouthland.com “Locally owned & directed”


VALERIE MARSHALL

1938 ~ 2020

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Valerie Marie Marshall announce her passing in Medicine Hat on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at the age of 82 years. In reflection of Valerie’s life, a private graveside service was held at Hillside Cemetery. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting http://www.cooksouthland.com) Honoured to serve the family is

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel Crematorium & Reception Facility, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455 http://www.cooksouthland.com “Locally owned & directed”


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