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May 22, 2020

By Obituaries on May 22, 2020.

1935 ~ ROSALIE "ROSE" KIRLIK ~ 2020

Rosalie “Rose” Kirlik of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late, Waldemar Kirlik, passed away on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10th, 2020 at the age of 84 years. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughters, Marlene (Gord) Johnson and Eileen (Don) Becker of Medicine Hat, AB; grandchildren, Josh (Krista), Jay (Vanessa), Jennifer (Chris), and Matthew (Andrea); great-grandchildren, Ayla, Raylan, Arya and Rydar Johnson; brother-in-law, Otto Kraft; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Rose was predeceased by her husband, Waldemar on September 25, 2013; parents, Phillip and Helene Vorreiter; brother, Adolf; sisters, Annie and Erika in infancy; and nephew Arnold Vorreiter. Rose was born in Mytnica, Poland on September 4th, 1935. In 1939, during the war, the family moved to Kutno, Poland . Ten years later they emigrated to Gillenfeld, Germany. On May 6th, 1951 the family made their way to Canada. They settled in Leader, SK for a short time before making their home in Medicine Hat, AB. It was here that she met and then married, Waldemar Kirlik on September 22, 1956. Together they raised their two daughters and she built a good life for her family. Rose spent many years working at the Medicine Hat Steam Laundry, Woolworths and then finally, at Medicine Hat Greenhouses. Rose was an excellent cook, gardener, and baker. Many people still rave about her strawberry shortcake and turkey stuffing to this day. When she wasn’t working, she enjoyed spending time with her family; fishing with Waldemar and shopping and “doing lunch”, especially with her daughters and longtime, loyal friend, Marlene Sackman. She was devoted to her church, St. Peter Lutheran Church, until the day came that she could no longer attend. Rose’s greatest devotion was to her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom she loved dearly. For those lucky enough to have known her, she will always be remembered for being there with a smile, her great sense of humour, her readiness to lend a helping hand, for enjoying a good time with her friends and family, and for always stopping to say hello. A link in our family chain is missing, but our memories will always live on. Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma, Aunt Rosie, “Happy Rose” and Rose: Your kindness and loving ways will be missed and you will forever be loved by us all. A heartfelt thank you to Homecare and the staff at Meadow Ridge where she received her nickname “Happy Rose” and to everyone on the 2nd floor of the Good Samaritan’s. Lastly, a special thank you to the paramedics and the tireless and caring staff on 4 West of the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital. Your compassion and kindness shown to Mom (Rose) in her final hours will never be forgotten by her family. A private graveside service was held at Hillside Cemetery on Thursday, May 14th, 2020 with Pastor Shane Hein officiating. Memorial gifts in Rose's memory may be made to St. Peter Lutheran Church, 758 8 St SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1M5 or to a Charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Rose Kirlik. 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.


1920 ~ 2020

It is with great sorrow that the family announce the passing of C.J. “Larry" Bourgaize at the Riverview Care Centre, in Medicine Hat on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at the age of 99 years. Larry is survived by his grandson, Bill (Carol) Merriman as well as his three beautiful great-granddaughters, Ashley, Courtney and Amy. He is also survived by his companion and girlfriend of 26 years, Nina Mae Dickie. Larry was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy; daughter, Frances (Tom) Merriman and grandson, Grant Merriman as well as his brothers and sisters. He was born in Guernsey in the Channel Islands, Great Britain, on August 3, 1920, to Nicholas and Mabel Bourgaize. Larry served as an Airman and Dispatch Rider for the famed #600 Squadron of the Royal Air Force during World War II. It was during his training at the S.F.T.S. #34 in Medicine Hat where he met Dorothy Muriel Browne. They were married in 1942, and Frances was born a year later. After the war, Larry made Medicine Hat home for his bride and new daughter. He worked as a truck driver for many years with Canadian Freightways as well as working for Canada Safeway and the Co-op. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at the Riverview Long Term Care Centre where Larry lived out his final years. He will be interred at Hillside Cemetery on Monday, May 25, 2020, alongside his late wife, Dorothy. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made in Larry’s name directly to the Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta, #201, 770 – 6 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, AB., T1A 4J6. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at 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
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