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June 23, 2020

By Obituaries on June 23, 2020.

1927 – LYDIA BEIFUS – 2020

Lydia Beifus of Medicine Hat, passed away on Friday, June 19, 2020 at the age of 92 years, beloved wife of the late Abe Beifus. She leaves to cherish her memory two children, Dennis (Barbara) Beifus and Sheril (Ken) Dietz; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren, Meaghan (Chris) and their children Camille and Dominic; Lesley (Steven) and their son Jack; Jennifer (Chris); Christa (Jay) and their children Paige, Alex and Logan; one brother George (Margo) Serkasevich as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Nadia and John Serkasevich and by her husband Abe in 2014. A private family graveside will be held at a later date. Those who wish to remember Lydia with a donation, may do so to the Good Samaritan, 550 Spruce Way S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta T1B 4P1 (please make cheques payable to Good Samaritans Southview Village). To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Lydia Beifus, 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


1935 ~ OLGA SOMMERFELD ~ 2020

It is with profound sadness and broken hearts that we announce the passing of Olga Sommerfeld of Medicine Hat, AB on Friday, June 19, 2020 at the age of 84 years after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. We are so grateful that she is now “free” and in the presence of her Lord and Saviour. We can only imagine the smile on her face as she entered the pearly gates greeted by many she loved! She was the loving wife of Rodney Sommerfeld and leaves to cherish her memory, her children Pat (Barry ) Heller, Shelley (Barry) Hartung and Kenton (Sheri) Sommerfeld as well as her grandchildren Kyle (Janet) Heller, Jocelyn (Felix) Ajayi, Alesha (Tyler) Krupa, Ryan (Janelle) Hartung, and Brady Sommerfeld as well as her Great- grandchildren Katelyn, Zachary, Cassidy, Aiden and Madalyn. Olga was predeceased by her parents and six brothers and sisters, as well as two grandsons, Bryce Heller and Jaydon Sommerfeld. Olga was born on September 13, 1935 in Swift Current, SK. After high school, she attended Prairie Bible Institute having a great interest in Missions. She married the love of her life, Rodney Sommerfeld on October 8, 1955. During their early married years, Olga was a huge support for her husband when he was in university. Besides taking care of two small children, she took in boarders to help financially. She spent long hours in the evenings typing out all of Rod’s papers perfectly. Through the years she was always a very devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Olga was an active member of Hillcrest church for over 30 years and loved singing in the church choir. Her other passions were cooking in the kitchen for countless functions and being a cook at Pinecrest Bible Camp. She enjoyed kids and babies especially and always enjoyed her time helping out in the church nursery. She worked for many years as secretary of the Evangelical Church Conference and also Secretary for the Evangelical Women’s Association. In her spare time, she loved gardening, sewing, canning and doing cross-stitch. She was Rod’s right-hand assistant with his framing business and always enjoyed helping him. Playing Rook and/or Queens in the evenings with friends was one of her favourite things to do. She supported Rod through his many years of playing ball, always cheering him on while at the same time being the score keeper and chatting with the other wives. Olga was happiest when the sun was shining, with a cup of black coffee in her hand, being surrounded by the family she dearly loved. Her grandchildren were the apple of her eye and she adored every moment spent with them. We would describe her best as having a tender “servant heart”, loving, patient, kind, warm and gentle. She was selfless, always putting others first. She truly lived out her Christian faith and loved others. She will be truly missed! The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Franz Jonker and the staff at Good Samaritan Society for their wonderful care and compassion for Olga over the past 9 years. We will be having private internment. The celebration of Olga’s life will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5, on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 2:00 pm. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, attendance is limited and thus by family invitation only. The service will be live streamed through our website at http://www.saamis.com at 2pm. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolenses@saamis.com subject heading Olga Sommerfeld. In honour of Olga’s memory donations may be made to: Whispering Pines Camp Box 23110 Medicine Hat Mall P.O. Medicine Hat, AB T1B 4C7 Or online at: whisperingpinescamp.ca Funeral services 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.


ACKER, Elaine Joyce

May 5, 1956 – June 15, 2020
Elaine Joyce Acker passed away on June 15, 2020. She was born on May 5, 1956 in Calgary, AB. She spent a good portion of her adult life in Medicine Hat, AB and considered this city her home, where her heart was. She was a beautiful, passionate and free spirited soul. If she wasn’t singing, she was humming. She loved music, with Joni Mitchell and Van Morrison being her absolute favorite. CKUA radio was always on in her car. Her smile was infectious, it would light up rooms when she entered. She was so kind. She never judged a single soul. She accepted and loved everybody and always wanted to make everyone around her feel loved and accepted. She just loved loving. She had two children; a son and daughter and absolutely loved being a mom. Her daughter Sari (Sarah) was her everything. She has four grandchildren who have now gained a guardian angel in heaven. She was very close with her parents and loved her brother, sister, nieces and nephews very much. They were a very close family. Card games with her parents was an almost daily activity when they were together. Baking with her mom, especially at Christmas time, was one of her favorite things to do. Sadly, in 2015 she was diagnosed with dementia. The family is very happy her struggles with addiction and dementia are now over. She is at peace now and will always be remembered and deeply loved by many. Photos, memories and condolences may be shared with Elaine’s family through http://www.evanjstrong.com


CAROL KRYSIAK

1946 ~ 2020
It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the passing of a beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Carol Jeanette Krysiak at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Friday, June 19, 2020, at the age of 74 years. By invitation, the family will celebrate Carol’s life with a Private Funeral Service at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta. (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"


CLAUDETTE MARKUSSON

1977 ~ 2020
While in the comfort of her home and surrounded by family, Claudette Monique Markusson, beloved wife of Jeff and mother to Ben, Hannah and Everleigh, peacefully passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2020, at the age of 43 years. By invitation, the family will celebrate Claudette’s life with a Private Funeral Service at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel. 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"


YVONNE NEWMAN

1932 ~ 2020
Yvonne Newman of Medicine Hat, passed away peacefully at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Sunday, June 21, 2020, at the age of 87 years. Yvonne leaves to cherish her memory her three children and their families: Gary (June) Burns and their children, Rachel, Jordan and Aaron; Randy Burns (Brenda) and his children, Jeremy, Nikki and Dan; Sandy Brookes (Len) and her children, Jolyn, Jared and Brady; siblings, Len (Carol) and Steve (Annabel); sister-in-law, Snookie; nieces and nephews, Leslie, Denise, Sean, Jennifer, Joelle and Stephanie; step-children, Cindy (Bill) Savage, Brian (Judy) Newman, Lorne (Sherry) Newman and their families. Also remembering Yvonne are a large circle of extended family and friends. Yvonne was predeceased by her parents, Les and Hilda Welling; son, Murray; first husband, Ray Burns, second husband, Glen Newman; brother, Jeff, sister, Sandy and sister-in-law, Sharon. Born and raised in Medicine Hat, Yvonne worked as a secretary with the CPR, the Medicine Hat College and as a legal secretary. Along with being a loving homemaker, she was also active in the community serving on the board of Westminster United Church and was a driving force behind the CPR curling club. Yvonne was dedicated to her family life and very fond of large family gatherings. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street SW, Medicine Hat on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and again one hour prior to the service, 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. The Graveside Service will be held at Hillside Cemetery on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend David Pollard officiating. The procession to Hillside Cemetery will depart from Cook Southland at 10:50 a.m. Due to restrictions in place regarding COVID – 19 from the Chief Medical Officer of Health – funeral services are now limited to no more than 100 attendees including family and funeral home staff. (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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