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May 23, 2020

By Destinee Mattson on May 23, 2020.

1160 Obituaries

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. A private family funeral service was held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL. Memorial gifts in Minnie’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society, Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com 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 http://www.saamis.com inquiry@saamis.com Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.


1941 ~ ALBERT PLAUTZ ~ 2020

Albert Plautz went to be with his Lord on Saturday, May 15th, 2020 at the age of 79 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Beatrice Plautz; two sisters, eight stepchildren, as well as several grandchildren and great grandchildren. By request of the family there will be no formal service. An interment will take place in the Summer of 2020. 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.


1951 ~ GARY HARRISON ~ 2020

Gary Robert Harrison of Medicine Hat passed away on Monday, May 11, 2020 at the age of 68 years, beloved husband of the late Jean Harrison. He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Shawntele Berting (Todd Maier) and Brad (Laura) Harrison; his stepchildren, Rhys (Zack) Evans, Cheryl Evans and Morgan (Karen) Evans; four grandchildren, Katie, Reid, Allison and Cassandra; his brother, Wayne (Brenda) Harrison and sister, Penny Holst. He was also predeceased by his parents, Hugh and Bertha Harrison; his brother, Sid Harrison and sister-in-law, Maggie Harrison. Gary was born on November 8, 1951 in Medicine Hat and attended Central Park Elementary, Connaught School, Alexandra and Medicine Hat High School. During Gary’s high school years he was actively involved with the Mohawks football team as a trainer. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1972 and undertook basic training at Cornwallis and trade training at CFB Borden as a Supply Technician 911. Gary served his 35 year career at various bases that included Victoria, Suffield, Dana, Chilliwack, St. John’s, and the HMCS ships – Restigouche, Iroquois, Kottenay, Winnipeg and Regina. He took a one six month tour in Cyprus with the UN Peacekeeping Force and retired as Petty Office 2nd Class in 2006. He was awarded the Canadian Forces decoration with two bars for 35 years service, Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal, UN Cyprus Peacekeeping Medal and Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal. Gary met the love of his life, partner, soul mate and golf partner Jean. They married in Victoria in 1992 and began a journey full of adventure, fun and travel that lasted until Jean’s passing in 2015. They filled their bucket list with trips to New Zealand, Australia, Panama Canal, Alaska, Hawaii, a European river cruise, golf trips to Kauai and Maui and biking trips on their tandem bike. Gary was an active volunteer at the Medicine Hat Hospital Gift Shop. A celebration of Gary’s life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to remember Gary with a donation, may do so to Prostate Cancer Canada. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Gary Harrison, 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


1959 ~ KAREN LYNN BELL ~ 2020

Karen Bell of Medicine Hat, AB, passed away on May 17, 2020 at the age of 60 years. Left to cherish her memory are her mother, Frances Bell; brother, Randy (Celeste) and their sons, Carlin (Ashley) and their children, Layla and Farah, Jared (Amber); brother, Larry (Lori) and their children Ariann, Delaney (Chad McDonald) and Landis; twin sister, Sharon and her son Devon. Karen is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Karen was predeceased by her father, William Bell and nephew, Dylan Bell. Karen grew up on the family farm at Portreeve, SK and later moved to Lancer, SK before relocating to Medicine Hat, AB where she attended Medicine Hat College. After graduating with an Office Technologies Certificate, she was employed in the Oil & Gas Services Industry for nearly 20 years. Family was the most important thing to Karen, she treasured her many relatives and shall be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to CORE Association, 412-3rd Street SE Medicine Hat, AB T1A 0H1; HALO Air Ambulance, 12-49 Viscount Avenue SW Medicine Hat, AB T1A 5G4; or the charity of your choice. Interment will take place at a later date in the Portreeve Cemetery at Portreeve, SK. 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.



C.J. ‘LARRY’ BOURGAIZE

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 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”


In Loving Memory Of

SANDY COOPER

February 29, 1952 ~ May 15, 2020

Sandy Cooper passed away from pancreatic cancer in Medicine Hat on Friday, May 15, 2020, at the age of 68. She was an amazing person, loved by many and was supported by her large and loving family and her wonderful friends. Sandy was a shepherd who naturally gathered good people around her and made us all better for knowing her. She had an amazing ability to share her smile and laugh freely. When in her presence, you knew you were accepted and loved, and she could always make any situation joyful. She is survived by her husband, Turp and they would have shared 50 years together this December; her children, Kalin Meyer (Peter), Angie Kromrey (Todd), Taner Cooper (Staci), Corby Cooper (Melissa) as well as her grandchildren, Michael, Harleigh, Keegan, Ridge, Jaxson, Kooper, Lochlan, and Rylin. The family would like to thank everyone at St Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice in Medicine Hat for their care and support through a difficult time. Sandy will be laid to rest in the cemetery at Tompkins, Saskatchewan. Once gathering restrictions are lifted, the family plans to honour Sandy with a celebration of her life. Further notification will be made at that time. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at 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”


KENNETH B LIPPERT

January 16, 1954 – May 19, 2020

It is with great sadness that the family of Ken Lippert announce his passing on Tuesday May 19, 2020 at the age of 66. Ken was predeceased by his wife Mary Lippert, brothers Vern and Ron Lippert, sisters Pauline, Shirley, and Phyllis Reimer; mother-in-law Maria Reimer, and his parents Adolph and Hilda Lippert. His memory will live on through the hearts of his sons Curtis Lippert, Don Garden, Darcy (Tammy) Garden; sisters Pearl (Loral) Reiling, Corrinne (Gerald) May, Bev (Rusty) Mingo; brothers Harvey, and Clarence Reimer; grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ken’s life will be remembered through a family service held at Hillside Cemetery Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

He touched the hearts of everyone and will be dearly missed.


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