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July 4, 2020

By Destinee Mattson on July 4, 2020.

1160 Obituaries

1922 ~ Florence Alberta Brower ~ 2020

It is with sadness in our hearts that we announce the passing of beloved mother & grandmother Florence Alberta Brower (nee Reierstad) in Medicine Hat on July 1, 2020 at the age of 97 years.

Florence was the 4th child born to John & Liva (Pederson) Reierstad of Manyberries, AB on October 26, 1922. She was predeceased by her parents; siblings, Mina (Minnie) Prouty, Mabel Hedley, & Clifford Reierstad; beloved husband of 47 years Lynn Brower; and son, Roy Brower.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Valerie Brower; Roy’s children, Pearl (Dean) Jones, & Gordon Brower; and beloved pet, Miss Muffet. Florence moved to Medicine Hat in 1942 and worked at the Steam Laundry before taking a secretarial course at Garbutt’s Business College. She then returned to the Steam Laundry as a bookkeeper until she caught the eye of Lynn Brower. They were married in Shelby, MT on June 30, 1947. They operated Brower’s General Store in Etzikom, AB as well as the Massey Furguson Dealership before moving to the Reid Ranch south west of Seven Persons. In the fall of 1981, they retired to Medicine Hat where she resided until the time of her passing. The family would like to express their deepest thanks for the wonderful care Flo has received over the last few years from Dr Foley & the Staff at the Margery E Yuill Cancer Clinic, Joy & Staff at Home Care, and everyone at St. Joseph’s Carmel Hospice. There will be a private memorial celebration of Florence’s life at the end of July. The family will reach out with details of the service at a later date. Anyone wishing to make donations in memory of Florence may do so to St Joseph’s Carmel Hospice. 156 3rd Street NE Medicine Hat, AB T1A 5M1. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Florence Brower. 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.


1930 ~ JOAN RICHARD ~ 2020

Mrs. Joan Richard (nee Britt) passed away peacefully at the age of 90 years at River Ridge Extended Care Home on Sunday, June 28th, 2020. She was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Edgar. She is survived by her sister Madelaine (Peter) and family as well as her own children, grandchildren, and great grandson: Randy (Tammy) – Jessica (Byron) & Travis; Mark (Sandra) – Tyler (Shantel – Carter) & Brittany (Kyle); Mary (Ron); Jon (Barb). Mom was born and raised in Redcliff and chose to pursue a career in nursing, graduating in 1953 from the Medicine Hat General Hospital’s School of Nursing. She ministered as a registered nurse for over 40 years. Her career took her through a number of positions in pediatrics, geriatrics and Director of Nursing for the Auxiliary Hospital. Mom loved her patients and early in her career would even take some of the children home for the weekend or for meals since they were often left at the hospital alone. She extended this love to her family and friends and loved to entertain. Mom welcomed everyone into her home and hosted Sunday suppers for the family every week. The small house was filled with wonderful smells, laughter, and cherished memories to last a lifetime. She also enjoyed camping with her children and grandchildren and could be found doing crossword puzzles, word searches, playing solitaire, and watching her birds at the feeders through her back window. Mom and Dad were both avid lifetime Medicine Hat Tigers season ticket holders and could be found cheering on the boys (but not the refs!) Mom’s other longtime dedication was to her faith. She received her 60 year pin this year from the CWL – Catholic Women’s League and was an active member of both St. Mary’s and Holy Family Parish. Gathering up her belongings we also found her prayer book where she had listed all of the people she prayed for each day. When Mom was your friend, she was a friend for life. Mom/Grandma has etched on our hearts so many wonderful memories and we will miss her warm smile and love. The family is deeply grateful to the loving and caring staff at River Ridge who extended Joan the greatest of dignity. Due to the restrictions on gathering, a small family and close friend’s funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, July 7th at 1:00 p.m. at HOLY FAMILY PARISH. Interment will follow at SAAMIS PRAIRIE VIEW CEMETERY. Friends and colleagues will be invited to celebrate Joan’s life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, c/o Holy Family Parish, 1451 Strachan Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1B 4V3. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Joan Richard. 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.



ANN M. SCHELL

July 9, 1949 ~ June 26, 2020

It is with heavy sorrow that our family announces the passing of a very special lady who held our family together – Ann Margaret Schell. She was the bravest and strongest woman we have ever known. Loving and caring is an understatement for this woman. Her love knew no bounds and went uncontested by her actions her whole life. Ann was an amazing protector of her children and grandchildren, no matter the circumstances. She loved hosting every get together and holiday no matter how big or small; she welcomed everyone into her home with love. Ann was born in Grande Prairie, attended school in Camrose and resided in Medicine Hat until her passing. She was a loving housewife, mother and a secretary in the family business. Ann’s caring nature was evident by the raising of her 10 children. She had a great disposition and was always smiling and laughing. In Ann’s spare time, she loved to go bowling and fishing and won many trophies and awards at both. Some of her most treasured time was spent with her children and grandchildren often camping which included a lot of outdoor activities to keep everyone busy. Her flower beds and gardens were filled with a bounty of beauty and produce for the family to enjoy. In days gone by, Ann particularily loved to talk with her mom everyday on the telephone. She will be lovingly remembered in the hearts of her children; Kevin (Mary), Darren (Brent), Vance, Vannetta (Ernie), Vanessa; grandchildren; Tennile, T.J. (Dee), Tanner and Brody; great-grandchildren, Klynton, Kashtyn, Keiryn, Miranda, Coletin, K’Senya, Cohen and Justice; siblings, Marion (Bob), Danny (Leona) and Roger (Barb) as well as all the other family that she loved unconditionally. Ann was predeceased by the only man she truly loved and was completely devoted to, Vern M. Schell – they are together again; her mother and father; daughters; brother and many loved family members. A time of visitation will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A Celebration of Ann’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, on Thursday, July 9, 2020, at 11:00 a.m., with Life Celebrant Gerry Getz 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. (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”


SHIRLEY HARROLD

1936 ~ 2020

It is with sadness that the family announces the passing of Shirley Ann Harrold at the Good Samaritan Society, in Medicine Hat on Saturday, June 27, 2020, at the age of 84 years. Shirley was born in Abbey, SK., and raised in Calgary. She moved to the family farm in 1962 and married Ronald Harrold in 1959. Shirley worked as an Office Manager in Calgary and at Shur-Gain Feeds in Medicine Hat for 15 years. In addition to working full-time, she worked on the farm milking cows, raising chickens as well as other necessary farm chores. Shirley had a great sense of humour and loved a good joke. She gave all of us the gift of laughter. Shirley was a kind and giving friend who would give you the shirt off her back if you were in need. She loved baking and in her spare time painting with water colors. Shirley was involved with the Prairie Rose School Division as a school Board Trustee and as President of Parent Council for many years. Her memory will be forever treasured in the hearts of her children, Kelly Harrold and T.J. (Lindsay) Millman; sisters, Helen (Ken) Millman and Florence (Gerry) Wilkinson; nieces and nephews, Jody Wilkinson, Chris (Lynnell) Wilkinson, Cynnamon (A.J.) Wilkinson, Kari Millman (Ernie), Jake (Trudy) Williams, Austin Heater, Kenny Millman, Calla Saunders Chikowski, Stephen Saunders Chikowski as well as numerous great nieces and nephews. Shirley was predeceased by her husband, Ronald Harrold; parents, George and Erna Harris; nephew, Steve Chikowski and niece, Belinda Millman. The family will honour Shirley’s life without the proceedings of a formal funeral service. If friends so desire, memorial donations in Shirley’s name may be made directly to Cleo’s Karma Canine Rescue, P.O. Box 852, Duchess AB., T0J 0Z0 (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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