September 21st, 2020

May 21, 2020

By Obituaries on May 21, 2020.

1929 ~ MINNIE HOUFF ~ 2020

It is with great sorrow that the family of Minnie Houff, announce her passing on May 19th, 2020 at the age of 90 years. Beloved wife of the late Emanuel Houff, Minnie leaves to cherish her memory her two sons, Brian (Barbara) Houff and Rocky (Denise) Houff, all of Medicine Hat; six grandchildren, Troy (Teresa) Houff, Travis (Shannon) Houff, Tanya (Tim) Ellis, Kimberly (Sam) Roy, Amanda Houff and Darren (Nikki) Houff; ten great grandchildren; one great-great- grandchild; two sisters, Violet Houff and Leona Leismeister; one sister-in-law, Emily Howkins; as well as many loved nieces and nephews. Minnie was predeceased by her husband Emanuel; her daughter, Valerie Scholten; great grandchild, Jett Ellis; her parents; Olga and Otto Sieppert; and two sisters, Jean Vaughn and Arlene Schimpf. Minnie was born August 31st, 1929 in Hanna, Alberta, the second eldest in a family of five girls. Her family farmed in the beautiful Hand Hills area. She met her forever partner, Emanuel (Mannie) in Medicine Hat and after a very short courtship, they wed on August 31st, 1949. Life as a dairy farmer’s wife was one of long days and demanding work; hours spent alongside Emanuel tending to their cows and a list of endless chores. She kept a meticulous house and raised three children with patience, understanding and love. In retirement, she enjoyed sewing and gardening and she loved to visit. She cherished her family and everyone knew her kind and gentle soul. Her family adored her. She was the sweetest, perfect Grandma. A little bit feisty, a little bit funny and a whole lot of stubborn. Her love was true and infinite. Her absence will be profoundly felt by many. When we hear the cheerful melody of a meadowlark singing his beautiful song, we will think of you Grandma Minnie and smile. You are forever in our hearts. A private family funeral service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, with interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Minnie’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society, 201, 770 – 6th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4J6. Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Minnie Houff. 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 Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.

1938 ~ ROBERT RATH ~ 2020

Robert “Bob” Rath passed away on Monday, May 18, 2020 at the age of 82 years, beloved husband of Diana Rath of Medicine Hat. He also leaves to cherish his memory two children, Lorne (Betty) Rath and Dean (Sherry) Rath; grandchildren and great grandchildren, Dayna (Tony), Celine (Travis), Audra (David), their children Kobin and Keaton; Carly (Nolan), Kyle and his children Zachary, Addelin and Nikolas; Tyson, Christopher (Kaley), Ryan and Brant; one brother, Edward as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Hanna and John; one son Lloyd; one great-granddaughter Madelynn; one brother Lawrence and two sisters Lily and Viola. Bob and Diana began farming in 1960 and semi-retired in Medicine Hat in 1986. They enjoyed spending time on the farm with their family and grandchildren. From fishing to horseback riding to driving in the side by side, Bob was always happy to be spending time with family and friends. Every summer they made the drive up to Ponoka to watch the rodeo and stampede and visit with the many friends they have made over the years. On a warm summer day Bob could always be spotted beside the camper in a lawn chair with his cowboy hat on. Bob was always counting down for camping season to begin and never wanted it to end. Due to restrictions in place regarding COVID- 19 from the Chief Medical Officer of Health, a private funeral service for invited family will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Friday, May 22, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend. Family and Friends are invited to remotely attend the funeral service through live streaming on our Facebook page – Pattison Funeral Home and Crematorium. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. Those who wish to remember Bob with a donation, may do so to the Canadian Cancer Society. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: subject heading: Bob Rath, or you may visit 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

1990 ~ SHANE WEISGERBER ~ 2020

Shane Luke Weisgerber of Sylvan Lake, formerly of Medicine Hat passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at the age of 30 years. He leaves to cherish his memory his mom and dad, Irene and Ed Weisgerber; his brother Larry (Alana) Weisgerber and his sister Sandra (Jason) Greene all of Medicine Hat as well his nieces and nephews, Sydney Bartram and her daughter Amelia; Taylor Bartram, Matthew Weisgerber, Robert Weisgerber, Bret Greene and Chad Greene. Shane was born on April 4, 1990 in Medicine Hat and graduated from McCoy High School in 2008. Shane became a Red Seal Journeyman Heavy Duty Equipment Technician in 2010. After he received his ticket he moved to Sylvan Lake where he worked for several companies in the area before he started his own business as a contract mechanic in 2015. Shane was a fun loving guy who enjoyed being around his friends. Shane loved sledding, fishing, biking, boating and music festivals. He loved to be the centre of attention and everyone loved to be around him. Shane was a treasure and was loved deeply, and though his addictions took him before we were ready, we are forever grateful for the time we had with him. The day Shane died a part of us died with him. He will be missed every single day for the rest of our lives. A private family funeral service was held in the PATTISON CHAPEL. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: subject heading: Shane Weisgerber, or you may visit 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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