September 20th, 2020

June 27, 2020

By Destinee Mattson on July 3, 2020.

1160 Obituaries

1946 ~ NORMAN SCHERER ~ 2020

Norman Gordon Scherer of Medicine Hat, AB passed away peacefully on June 24th, 2020 at the age of 73 years after a courageous battle with cancer. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his best friend, Beverly Giroux; children, Dyan Galloway (Arthur McDermott), Joelle Scherer (Derek Wilcox), Jeffrey (Dena) Scherer, and Jordon Scherer (Dana Beck); grandchildren, Nikole (Sam) Menard, Raegan Scherer and Shae-Lynn Scherer, Max Scherer, Linden Scherer and Lincoln Scherer, Jaron Gackle and Jevon Gackle; great-grandchildren, Jade Menard and Jasmine Menard; brother, Dave, Harvey and Roy; sisters, Lori, Sharon, and Maxine; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Harold and Viola; brother, Robert; and sisters, Judy and Shirley. Norman will be deeply and sadly missed by all those who knew and loved him. In honour of Norman’s memory donations may be made to the Carmel Hospice at St. Joseph’s Home, 156 – 3rd Street NE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5M1. A family graveside service will be held at SAAMIS PRAIRE VIEW CEMETERY at a later date. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com 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 http://www.saamis.com inquiry@saamis.com Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.


1952 ~ DAVID CUNNINGHAM ~ 2020

It is with heavy hearts that the family of David Morris Cunningham of Kelvington, Saskatchewan, announce his passing after a courageous battle with cancer 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 and an adopted grandkid, Brynn. He was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Alice Cunningham and one sister, Diane Cunningham. Dave was one of the most selfless, kind, hardworking individuals you will ever meet. He wore his heart on his sleeve and always put his family first. As a dad and then a grampa, he supported, cheered and drove many many miles to sit in rinks, gyms, schools and even doctors offices. Jodi and Dave Jr. were his pride and joy until those grandkids came along. Kaden, Joren, Riley, Victoria and Robert won the lottery when it came to having the grampa they did. Everyone that had the privilege of meeting him soon became aware of the gem that he truly was. Grampa’s pride and joy and unending love for these five was unmatchable. Dave was known as grampa Dave to all near and far. His love for horses and gardening has been passed down through many stories and teachings in the garden. The legacy he leaves behind will continue on through all the lives he touched. Grampa was overwhelmed by the outpouring of support that you all showed him during his illness, for this we thank you. Special thanks and love sent to dads personal nurse, Gail. We knew he was in the best hands. 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@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: David Cunningham, 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


1961 ~ PHYLLIS McKENZIE ~ 2020

Phyllis Irene Theresa McKenzie of Medicine Hat, passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at the age of 58 years. She leaves to cherish her memory two children, Laura McKenzie of Coaldale and Shane (Lyndsey) McKenzie of Medicine Hat and their father Jay McKenzie of Lethbridge; two grandchildren, Nixon and Parker McKenzie; three sisters, Pat (Ron) Foley of Maidstone, Bev (Mark) Schiebelbein of Medicine Hat and Sharon (Jim) Squires of Swift Current; three brothers, Dale Klink of Shaunavon, Joe Klink of Shaunavon and Richard (Toni) Klink of Swift Current as well as her close friend Lloyd Street and his family. She was predeceased by her parents Pearl and Casper Klink; one brother Darcy on July 12, 1977 and a sister-in-law Susan Klink. Phyllis was born and raised in Shaunavon and moved to Alberta in 1980. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Lynn McKinnon 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 in the Hillcrest Cemetery at Shaunavon, Saskatchewan on a later date. In lieu of flowers, enjoy a beer and celebrate your fond memories of Phyllis. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Phyllis McKenzie, 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


CAROL ANN FODE

July 31, 1946 ~ June 20, 2020

She was predeceased by her parents, Ronald and Gladys Hinchliff; her brother Ron and sister-in-law, Anne. Carol loved playing baseball, camping with the girls, horseback riding and working. But her main goal was to beat you at a game of cards or backgammon then cackle as only Carol could do. She leaves her sister and friends to remember the good times. At her request there will be no funeral because we all know how she hated crowds! To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Carol Fode, 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


JONES, HOWARD

May 13, 1925 – Cardston, Alberta

June 17, 2020 – Calgary, Alberta

Howard Jones, beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at the age of 95 years.

Beyond his youthful ambition to become a professional baseball player, Howard attended University of Alberta, Edmonton and Olds College Agricultural Programs, graduating these programs before enrolling in the three-year Technical Program offered by SAIT, in Calgary. With an eye for opportunity, he and Kay moved to the Cavendish ranch. Through his childhood ranch life and his time at Cavendish, Howard’s character, his authenticity, pride, self-reliance, optimism and humor were firmly rooted in the rhythms of ranch life and governed his deeds.

Howard helped establish the Empress & District Cattle Breeders Association, and served on the Empress Hospital Board, the Special Areas #2 Board, and the School Board Division #4. He worked diligently to support and to save, the critical anchors of a small, rural community in the midst of a declining population.

Though he retired early from ranching, Howard never strayed from the cowboy code, even as he sang and danced on stage in the Medicine Hat Community Theatre and sang in his Barbershop Quartet.

In his last few years in Calgary, Howard spoke of a new, more complex world. He did his best to reclaim an earlier time through his cowboy dress and, over a beer, shared his stories. His insights mixed the literal and the metaphorical; they inspired and amused his children and grandchildren. “If you are thrown from your horse, hang onto to the reins. If you don’t, it could be a long walk home.” For those that knew and loved this wonderful man, his passing has been difficult. We are on the ground, still hanging onto the reins. Knowing he is at peace, we will re-mount and ride again.

In his final weeks, Howard chose no treatment; he chose acceptance and comfort. He spoke often of living a long and rewarding life.

Howard is survived by his children, Ron and Judy, Terry and Lorne, Kim and Patricia, and Jeannette Jones; ten grandchildren, Lindsay, Logan, Danielle, Charlotte, Alicia, Julia, Christopher, Rainer, Jackson, and Taryn; one step-grandchild David; one great-grandson Roran; one step-great-grandson William; and sister Nadene Livingston. He was predeceased by his wife and partner of sixty-six years, Kathleen, on March 7, 2017.

A Celebration of Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle NW, Calgary, AB), on Saturday, July 4, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, http://www.heartandstroke.ca. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Howard’s obituary at http://www.McInnisandHolloway.com.

In living memory of Howard Jones, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE NW, CALGARY, AB T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.


MARTIN PRINS

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 medicinehatcrc.org. 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 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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