September 20th, 2020

June 13, 2020

By Destinee Mattson on June 13, 2020.

1160 Obituaries

1927 ~ ANNA HAUCK ~ 2020

Anna Pauline Hauck, beloved wife of the late Rudolph Hauck, passed away on June 7th at the age of 92 years. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter; Delphine (Hadrian) Edwards; grandchildren, Christopher (Stephanie) Hughes, Ruby Edwards; and her great-grandson, Harley Hughes. Anna was born and raised in Fox Valley, SK. She married Rudolph Hauck on July 21st, 1945. Together they lived and worked on the farm until retiring to Medicine Hat. Anna was predeceased by Rudolph in 2006. A private graveside service will take place at SAAMIS PRAIRIE VIEW CEMETERY. Condolences may be sent to subject heading Anna Hauck. 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.

1951~ ELAINE INSKO ~ 2020

Elaine Anne Marie Insko passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 7th, 2020. A funeral service was held yesterday at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL. Interment followed at SAAMIS PRAIRIE VIEW CEMETERY. Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Elaine Insko.. 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.

1954 ~ JANICE MUHLBEIER ~ 2020

Janice Yvette Muhlbeier of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of Leslie “Les” Muhlbeier, passed away on Wednesday, June 10th, 2020 at the age of 65 years. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Les; her children, Lisa (Mark) Simmons, Kevin Leismeister, Brett (Terri-Lynne) Leismeister; step-children, Corey Muhlbeier, Leslie (Catherine) Muhlbeier, Dalton (Amanda) Muhlbeier, and Shawna-Lyn Woodgate; grandchildren, Bailey, Kassidy, Zach, Bence, Nathan, Taylor, Bella, Brady, Payton, Adyson, Knox, Dru Charlene, and Wilde; mother, Daisy Lane; and brother, Doug (Peggy) Lane. She was predeceased by her father, John Lane. Janice worked for Power Serv for over 30 years before she retired in June of 2019. She was an active member of AA and helped many people while making many amazing friends throughout the years. She was an enthusiastic Medicine Hat Tiger’s fan and enjoyed attending their games whenever she could. Janice continued to be very active after her retirement and enjoyed going for walks and many mornings swimming at Crestwood pool. She was proud of her family and she loved spending time with all of her children and grandchildren. She was especially fond of watching all the activities and sports that her grandchildren were involved in. She had a great sense of humour and an infectious laugh that could always brighten up your day. Janice will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved her. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5, on Monday, June 15th, 2020 from 6:00 to 6:55 pm. Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, on Monday June 15th, 2020 at 7:00 pm. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at HOLY FAMILY PARISH, 1451 Strachan Road SE, on Tuesday, June 16th, 2020, at 1:00 pm with Father Iqbal Khurshid, Celebrant. Interment will follow in the Roman Catholic Section at Hillside Cemetery. Due to Covid-19 restrictions – all services are limited to no more than 100 attendees including family and funeral home staff. Memorial gifts in Janice ‘s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2P5. Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Janice Muhlbeier. 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.

1960 ~ DEBRA HARRISON ~ 2020

Debra Lynn Harrison passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2020, at the age of 59 years. A private funeral service was held yesterday at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL. Interment followed at Hillside Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to subject heading Debra Harrison. 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.


March 19, 1971 June 4, 2020

We are saddened by the sudden passing of our beloved father, brother, uncle, friend, and co-worker Alfred Schick on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at the age of 49 years. Alf is survived by his four children, Hayden, Nate, Shaylynn and Tianna, nine siblings, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other extended family and friends. You will be forever in our hearts, you are finally free. As per Alf’s wishes there will be no service, in lieu of service we would like to ask that on Sunday, June 21, 2020 at 5:00 pm you open your favorite beverage (Alf’s choice was a Coorslight) and make a toast to celebrate his life. Arrangements entrusted to STURGEON MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL (780) 921-3900


Maura Kathleen Bourdon (nee Hall) passed peacefully on June 7, 2020, at Foothills Hospital in Calgary, AB.

Maura was born on June 24, 1954, in Victoria, BC, to Gordon Frederick Hall and Kathleen Agnes Hall. She received her diploma from Mount Douglas High School in 1972. Maura graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (Honours) in Dance and Psychology in 1977. She married Gary Bourdon on August 20, 1976. The Bourdons moved to Winnipeg, MB, where Maura worked as a performer and choreographer. They moved to Medicine Hat, AB in 2000, where Maura contributed to the opening of the Medicine Hat School of Performing Arts with her daughter Genevieve in 2008.

Maura was a very talented Artist; a gifted dancer, actress, choreographer, singer and lyricist. She sang for the Winnipeg Philharmonic and St. Boniface Diocesan choirs, choreographed for the Winnipeg Gilbert & Sullivan Society, and taught at Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

Maura is survived by her husband, Gary; her children, Amanda (Casey), Genevieve (Marcus & grandson Khyran), Jacqueline (Mike & grandchildren Austin & Amelia), Harrison (Leah) and Sabrina (Nathan); her sisters, Therese (Stewart), Kathy (Don), Andrea, and Genny (Gord); her brother Anthony (Julie). She is predeceased by her father, Gordon, her mother, Kathleen and brothers Christopher & Gregory.

Cremation took place on June 9, 2020. Funeral and celebration of life will be scheduled and announced once pandemic restrictions have been lifted.

Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (

To read more about Maura and leave condolences for the family, please visit Ph: 403-932-1039.


FLORENCE OSTERMAN (née Mardian) passed away surrounded by family on Tuesday, June 9, 2020—the week of her 94th birthday.

She leaves her beloved children: Patricia (Leo) Meier and their children, Derrick and Colleen; Gloria (Ken) Lillehei and their children, Dawn and Scott; Kenneth (Melva) Osterman and their children, Tricia and Shaun; Judy (Ken) Holmes and their children, Brandi, Jennifer and Crystal; Tim (Darcy) Osterman and their daughter, Megan; Cynthia (Mark) Locking and their children, Cory and Cody; as well as 15 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents, Mary & Hilarious Mardian; her husband, Casimir Osterman; her son, Garry; and her grandson, Tyler.

Florence was born in Prelate, SK on June 12, 1926. She always lived life to the fullest; she never missed dressing up for Halloween and adding decorations for every special occasion—there were hearts everywhere on each Valentine’s Day. Some of her greatest loves were her grandchildren; a call, visit, or special craft made for her always filled her heart with love. During her time at Garden View Lodge, her passion for dancing was brought back to life by her love, Jim Bayford. They never missed a waltz.

A Private Funeral Service will be held on June 15, 2020 at 11:00 AM. Due to the ongoing gathering restrictions, the service will be closed to immediate family only; however, family and friends that are not in attendance are welcome to watch via livestream under her obituary on our website.

The family thanks Garden View Lodge, Dr. Thusi and his nurse Jen, and the entire palliative care team.

In lieu of flowers, Mom would love for you to buy a Tim Hortons coffee for someone and share a laugh with them.

To send a condolence, please visit


1955 ~ 2020

Rena Patricia McVeigh (nee Maltais), beloved wife of Barry, passed away in Medicine Hat on Thursday, June 11, 2020, at the age of 64 years. Along with Barry, Rena’s memory will live on in the hearts of her sons, James (Lauren), Peter (Kate) and Gerald (Vanessa); mother, Shirley Maltais; sister and nephew, Dallas and Raymond O’Neill; brother, Pat; nephew, Felix; nieces, Alex and Quin (Darren); aunt, Audrey Lines and her children, Garry (Jill), Marcy (Brian), Arleen (Dave), Mary Ellen (Ron), Todd (Barb); Barry’s family in England as well as many very good friends and of course her dog, Sam. Rena was born on July 19, 1955, in Swift Current, SK. She loved being a nurse and took pride in the profession. After retiring about four years ago, she kept busy at the Leisure Centre, walking the dog and enjoyed being outside working in the yard at her house and at their cabin in BC. Rena loved being in any nature setting especially in summer, but also in winter. Cancer changed that but also gave her an opportunity to give and feel love over the last few months. She loved hugs… she gave and received lots of those. There is a bench along the river at Police Point Park that has been placed there in Rena’s memory. It is for you to use to sit and relax in a nature setting. Thank you to everyone that came to the house and shared laughter; it meant a-lot to all of the family as well as Rena. A celebration of Rena’s life will be held at a later date. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at If friends so desire, memorial donations in Rena’s name may be made directly to the SPCA, 55 Southwest Drive S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8. 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 “Locally owned & directed”


August 11, 1930 – March 18, 2020

Stella Sutton passed away peacefully on March 18, 2020 at the Sherbrooke Community Centre in Saskatoon, SK. Stella Lucile Sutton was born in Sceptre, SK on the 11th of August 1930. She was the second of six children of Lawrence and Hilda Sutton. She attended Kathleen School (south of Sceptre) until it closed then finished her school at Sceptre. Stella married Orwell Sutton on July 5th 1948 in Swift Current, SK. They farmed in the Sceptre community; living on the Ralph Sutton farm for 13 years until they purchased and moved to the Roadhouse farm (just north of Sceptre) in 1961. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, great cook – paying attention to the little details when making great tasting meals and picnics on excursions to the Sandhills, Rodeos, Lemsford Park, and delivering meals to the field. She loved sewing, mending, taking care of her garden and keeping the farmyard in great shape. Stella was incredibly involved in the community. She was a member of Sceptre United Church, singing in the choir, teaching Sunday school, and assisting with C.G.I.T. (Canadian Girls in Training). She was active with Girl Guides and the Boy Scout Programs, coached ball and was a key participant in the development of the Sceptre History Book. She was an avid member of the Women’s Institute, enjoying their teas and other gatherings. One of her favourite activities was acting and directing plays in the Sceptre Hall. Stella was a wonderful supporter and motivator for her children, enabling them to often achieve more than they thought possible. She would encourage, nudge, persist, push, till they suddenly realized they actually could to what was once thought undo-able! All five of her children accomplished more in life because of this persistence! Stella always gave of herself. She was devoted to her husband, her children, her grandchildren and to her ailing parents in their time of need. She was always helping someone. Stella lost her loving, adoring husband, far sooner than she ever expected on November 18, 1979. She stayed on the family farm for a short while after, then moved to Prince Albert, SK in 1981 before relocating to Saskatoon in 1983 and remained there until her passing. In Saskatoon, Stella remained active, involved in healthcare initiatives, and community clubs. She joined square dancing, where she met Garry MacKenzie, who became an incredibly good friend and companion. Stella was also predeceased by her parents, Lawrence and Hilda (Gulliford), as well as Orwell’s parents, Ralph and Alma (Bell), one sister Shirley, one brother Ron, very sadly one grandson Trevor Sutton, good friend Garry MacKenzie plus five brothers-in-law: Jack Steier (Shirley), Mitch Philip (Doreen), Gordon Francis (Vivian), Denzil Sutton (Wilma) and Beverley Sutton (Elsie). Stella is survived by two sisters, Vivian Francis and Doreen Philip, and one brother Victor Sutton plus all of her children: Patsy (Brian) in Calgary, Joan (Heinz) in Redcliff, Russell (Carol) in Medicine Hat, Lorraine (Hugo) in Saskatoon and Glenn (Jeannine) in Sceptre as well as 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Stella will be laid to rest, beside Orwell, in the Sceptre Cemetery following a celebration of life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations, may be made to the Great Sand Hills Museum in Sceptre, SK. By visiting the website greatsandhills or calling 306-623-4345. Rest in Peace. You deserve it! One super Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Great-Great Grandmother, Sister, Daughter and genuinely great lady. In our hearts and thoughts forever. Arrangements in care of Travis Minor – Mourning Glory Funeral Services (306) 978-5200

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