September 20th, 2020

June 26, 2020

By Obituaries on June 26, 2020.

1946 ~ NORMAN SCHERER ~ 2020

Norman Gordon Scherer of Medicine Hat, AB passed away on June 24th, 2020 at the age of 73 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed. Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Norman Scherer. 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.

1952 ~ DAVID CUNNINGHAM ~ 2020

David Morris Cunningham of Kelvington, Saskatchewan passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at the age of 68 years. He leaves to cherish his memory two children, Jodi (Todd) Gramlich and Dave (Gail) Cunningham; five grandchildren, Kaden, Joren and Riley Gramlich, Victoria and Robert Cunningham; four brothers, Darrel (Donna), Rodney (Leona), Randy (Marilyn) and Glen (Karen); two sisters, Linda (Maurice) Patenaude and Elaine (Leo) Patenaude as well as numerous nieces and nephews and his two gopher hunting buddies, Payton and Lincoln. He was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Alice Cunningham and one sister, Diane Cunningham. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Monday, June 29, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. with Tim Burghardt officiating.
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. Family and Friends are invited to remotely attend any public funeral service at our facility through live streaming on our website.
Interment will take place at a later date in Saskatchewan. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to remember Grandpa David, who was always giving even when he became ill, may do so to the fund set up for Darcey and Amanda Job through the Cypress Credit Union Ltd. in Burstall. You may contact the Credit Union at 306-679-2280 for further information. To e-mail as an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneral subject heading: David Cunningham, 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


It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Allan Jerome Andreas on June 20, 2020, 8 days before his 62nd birthday. He passed comfortably in his home, during his sleep. He leaves to cherish his memory: his beloved wife, Barb, of almost 40 years; his eldest daughter Amy (Chris) Woodcock and their children Emmett and Lily; and his younger daughter Nicole (Mindy) Brown and their daughter Honor; his brothers and sisters; friends and extended family.
Born in Leader, SK, Allan lived his entire life on the family farm and began farming with his dad in 1977. He also operated a carpentry business and World’s Best Strings, which enabled him to meet people from all over the world. Meticulous in everything he crafted, Allan made strings, completed building projects, built and sprayed cupboards, and seeded, sprayed and harvested his crop. His motto was to work smarter, not harder.
Allan was generous – with his time, his energy, his talents, and his knowledge. His example encouraged us all to help one another. He had a true gift for finding common ground with everyone he met. His archery buddies nicknamed him “the Walmart Greeter.”
He enjoyed camping, traveling and playing on his Bobcat. Farming was his passion and he was precise in every aspect of it. He was an amazing handyman and finish carpenter.
Allan was a role model who was selfless, successful, hard-working, loving, patient, humble, and kind. He was an upbeat and happy person, who always made time for his daughters and grandchildren.
Allan will be missed by everyone who knew him.
The memorial service will be live streamed on the Little Flower Catholic Church Facebook page on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Allan to the Blumenfeld Heritage Site, Binkley’s Funeral Service, Maple Creek & Leader entrusted with arrangements. Condolence may be offered to the family at


January 2, 1943 – June 13, 2020

Carolyn Marie Opalinski (nee Resch) passed away peacefully at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Saturday June 13, 2020, at the age of 77 years. Carolyn was born on January 2, 1943 in Eston, Saskatchewan, the eldest daughter of Marjorie (Greenstein) and Sebastian “Sam” Resch, in a family of five boys and three girls. She leaves to cherish her memory her children Tammy (Michael) Thobe, Colette (Perry) Schell, Rod (Cindy) Opalinski; siblings, Geri (Archie) Arcand, Violet (Bill) Baugh, Lloyd (Jackie) Resch, Bill (Jean) Resch, and Ken Resch; grandchildren, Cody (Trudie) Thobe, Tania (Jeff) Anderson, Branden and Courtney Schell, Orry and Tye Opalinski as well as four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brothers, Dennis (Connie) and Larry (Helen). Carolyn was known and loved as mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She was raised in Eston and then went on to attend beauty school in Saskatoon. Shortly after graduating beauty school, she met and married Andrew Opalinski. Their two daughters were born in Saskatchewan and when they later moved to Alberta, their son joined the family while they resided in Edmonton. While living in Wildwood, Carolyn operated a successful hairdressing business from her home. She later moved to Medicine Hat where she completed the Independent Health Care Assistant program that lead to a practicum at Redi Enterprises. In 1992, she began working at Redi Enterprises in the Vocational Services Department as a Disability Service Worker, where she flourished, as her nature lent itself immeasurably to the qualities the employment rested upon – her love of people. Over the more than twenty years she worked at Redi, many cherished relationships bloomed with clients as well as co-workers as she shared her life wisdom, grace, and laughter. Carolyn’s patience and her ability to mediate with love made her a valued member of her work family. She was a wonderful cook and when she taught the kitchen skills program, she could even turn liver and onions into a hit! After a time working for Redi Enterprises she became a home provider as well, taking a young lady client into her home and providing care for her. Carolyn’s open and loving heart ensured that she was not only earnestly cared for, but she effortlessly became a member of the family and reciprocated that kinship. Whether people came to visit her, or she went to visit them, she was very social, outgoing, and ready and willing to drive long distances to visit with family and friends. After her father passed, she eagerly served to ensure her mother could continue to travel to visit with family. Each year she would assist her brother with his catering service for Big Valley Jamboree. She delighted in this annual event, as the real reward for her efforts lay not in the tasks at hand, but in the opportunity to meet and interact with people, something that she truly loved and brought her much joy. Like the beauty she created in the lives of those around her, she also enjoyed beautifying her home and garden. She enjoyed baking, cooking, and doing puzzles. She loved country music and to dance and socialize. She took great pride in her appearance and always looked lovely, with an eye to being fashionably presented. Her life embodied love, and the universe responded in kind, sending her small but meaningful, heart-shaped objects throughout her life, such as a heart-shaped stone or other items. She became a curator of these treasures that adorned her life and home. She was close to her grandchildren and taught them by example the things that were the most important in life. Warm, loving, and outgoing, even simple interactions with her would afford you her always smiling face, and the joyful laughter that her friends cherished. Whether your path crossed hers in her personal life or professional life, her exuberant love of people emanated joy and endeared her to you. While her family and friends will dearly miss her, they know she goes on to a greater existence and feel privileged for their sweet association with her. Due to Covid 19 restrictions, attendance at the funeral service will be by family invitation only. The service will be streamed live on Saturday, July 4, 2020, beginning at 11:00 a.m. We invite you to view the service through this link: The link will be available for viewing after that date as well. If friends so desire, memorial donations in Carolyn’s name may be made directly to the Medicine Hat Food Bank, 532 South Railway Street, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2V6. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting 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"


May 14, 1924 ~ June 23, 2020

Mrs. Kathleen Moss (nee Stenhouse), beloved wife of the late Cyril Moss, passed away peacefully at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at the age of 96 years. Left to cherish Kathleen’s memory are her daughters, Gail (Eric) Helgeson and their children, Dee (Jay) (Avery and Lochlan) and Jay (Stacy) (Tyson, Jaxson and Madison) and Joan (Lorne) Becker and their children, Calleigh (Alain) (Nicolas and Christopher), Kauri (Murray) (Kyla, Keana and Mason) and Melissa (Steve) (Hannah and Gracie); daughter-in-law, Maureen Moss and her children, Brenda (Mark) (Latasha and Miranda) and David (son, Carter); great-great-granddaughter, Emelyn as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Kathleen was predeceased by her husband, Cyril and her son, Dennis. Her goodness, caring and wisdom live on like a legacy of love. She left us with beautiful memories that will always keep us smiling. A private family service will be held. (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
"Locally owned & directed"


1932 ~ 2020

On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at the age of 88 years, Martin Prins was welcomed home by his Lord and Savior. Beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Martin will be dearly remembered by his beloved wife of 62 years, Netty; his four children, Marian (Dick), Marty (Jacqueline), Helen (John) and Travis (Catherine); grandchildren, Steffen (Emily), Stacey (Nathan), Jessica (Tyler), Meghan, Erica, Jaime, Lauren (Brad), Amy, Erin, Jonah, Eliana and seven great-grandchildren. Martin also leaves behind his brother, Casey as well as his three sisters, Maria VanderKwaak, Rene Thompson and Jenny (Casey) Stigter. Martin was predeceased by three brothers, Huibert, Janus and Arnold. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the staff at The Good Samaritan Society for their kind and compassionate care. A Celebration of Martin’s life will be held at the Christian Reformed Church, 300 Primrose Drive S.E., Medicine Hat on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor George Koopmans officiating. 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. The service will also be live-streamed and can be accessed at In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Good Samaritan Society, 550 Spruce Way S.E., Medicine Hat, AB T1B 4P1. (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
"Locally owned & directed"


1948 ~ 2020

With heavy hearts, the family of Mrs. Sharron May Taylor, beloved wife of Mr. Donald Taylor, announce her sudden passing at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Monday, June 22, 2020, at the age of 71 years. Sharron was born on December 9, 1948, in Medicine Hat, the oldest of five children born to Michael and Bernice Richter. She grew up in Buffalo, Alberta and Bassano, Alberta surrounding area and completed high school in Bassano. On July 16, 1993, Sharron married Donald and they resided in Medicine Hat before they made their final move making their final home in Redcliff, Alberta. Sharron worked at various jobs throughout her life in the accounting field to which she made many friends before her retirement. She enjoyed nature, spending time with family and the simple things in life. Sharron had a kind and gentle soul and will be deeply missed by her husband, Donald; children, Carmen (Brent) Worobets, Tonya Taylor, Kirk (Sylvia) Taylor; grandchildren, Michael Woods, Erin Woods, Hazel Taylor and Tessa Taylor; father, Michael Richter; sisters, Coreen (James) Sheardown and Vicki Fode as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her mother, Bernice Richter and brothers Calvin Richter and Darcy Richter. Out of respect for our friends and family, a small private celebration by invitation will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dr. Shane Andrus officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the charity of one’s choice. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting 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"

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