September 20th, 2020

July 7, 2020

By Obituaries on July 7, 2020.

1930 ~ JAMES BUSCHOLL ~ 2020

It is with heavy hearts that our family announces the passing of our husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, James Royce “Jim” Buscholl. Jim passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital with his family by his side on July 4th, 2020 at the age of 89 years. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 67 years, Mary; daughter, Audrey; sons, Ray (Cindy), Ron (Lydia), and Russel (Kim); daughter-in-law, Carol; eight grandchildren, Brayden, Jarrett, Tanya, Haley (Nate), Rianna (Karsten), Josh, Evan, Samantha (Braden); great- grandson, Eric; sister, Rose Hammel; as well as many in-laws, nieces, and nephews. Jim was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Mary Ann Buscholl (nee Schmaltz); sons, Joseph (at childbirth) and Roy (2016); siblings, Mary, Elizabeth (Wendlin) Steier, Frank, Chris (Margaret); and brother-in-law, Martin Hammel. Jim was born November 19th, 1930, the youngest child to Frank and Mary Ann Buscholl on the farm at Sceptre, SK. He took over the family farm when he married Mary in October of 1952. Jim was born to be a farmer and he loved every minute of his years on the farm. Jim and Mary retired in Medicine Hat in 1993. During his lifetime, Jim’s greatest pride and joy was his family. He could always be found at the kitchen table with a deck of cards at the ready. Many wonderful memories were made around that table by both family and friends. Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Tuesday, July 7th , 2020. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at HOLY FAMILY PARISH, 1451 Strachan Road SE, on Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 with Fr. Vijaya Bathineni, Celebrant. Interment will follow in the Roman Catholic Section at Hillside Cemetery. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, attendance will be by family invitation only. Video streaming of the Prayer Service will be available on the Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel website at http://www.saamis.com beginning at 7:00 pm. on Tuesday, July 7th, 2020. Due to allergies, the family requests that no flowers be sent. Memorial gifts in Jim Buscholl's memory may be made to Holy Family Parish. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Jim Buscholl. 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.. 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. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, c/o Holy Family Parish, 1451 Strachan Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1B 4V3. Friends and colleagues will be invited to celebrate Joan’s life at a later date. 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.


1952 ~ JUDITH PROSEILO ~ 2020

Judith Anne Proseilo of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Barry Proseilo, passed away on Saturday, June 27th, 2020 at the age of 68 years. A graveside service was held yesterday at Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Victory Lutheran Church, 2793 Southview Drive SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1B 2H1. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Judith Proseilo. 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 SCHELL

1949 ~ 2020

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Ann Margaret Schell announce her passing at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Friday, June 26, 2020, at the age of 70 years. 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, 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"


FRED HILL

1939 ~ 2020

Mr. Frederick Harley Hill, beloved husband of Judy Hill, passed away at Masterpiece Southland Meadows in Medicine Hat on Friday, July 3, 2020, at the age of 81 years. Along with his loving wife Judy, left to cherish Fred’s memory are his children, Ryan (Nina), Melanie (Wayne), Vicky and Debby; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sister, Carol (Clayton) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The family wish to thank the staff at Masterpiece for their years of loving care to Fred and the family. A Celebration of Fred’s life will be held at a later date. If friends so desire memorial donations in Fred’s name may be made directly to the Parkinson Association of Alberta, 101 – 928 Allowance Avenue S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 3G7 or to the Alzheimer Society of Alberta, #201, 770 – 6 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4J6. (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"


KATHERINE LINCOLN

Oct. 20, 1921 ~ Jul. 4, 2020

It is with heavy hearts that the family announce the passing of Katherine Lear Lincoln at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Saturday, July 4, 2020, at the age of 98 years. Katherine leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Bill (Marilyn) Milroy and Robert (Denise) Milroy as well as one stepson, John Lincoln. She is also survived by four grandsons, Jason (Lori) Milroy, Scott (Jen) Milroy, Kuhan (Densel) Milroy and Ryan Milroy; four great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Katherine was predeceased by her husbands, W.A. ‘Bunk’ Milroy in 1978 and John Lincoln in 1993. The family would like to thank the staff at River Ridge Care Centre for the excellent care over the last eight years. Thanks also to Dr. Best and the staff on 4 West. A private interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. (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"


PATRICK DeMAN

November 21, 1941 ~ July 4, 2020

Patrick John DeMan passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Saturday, July 4, 2020, at the age of 78 years. Left to cherish Patrick’s memory are his children, Dallas (Dallas) DeMan and Pam DeMan (Brendon Hamilton); grandchildren, Brayden (Sydney), Kobi, Cody, Bryce (Sierra), Brooklyn, Rowenna and Tavynn; great- grandchildren, Porter, Tucker and Layah as well as his sister, Margaret. He was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Norma as well as his sister, Michaela. Patrick was born and raised in Medicine Hat. He didn’t love being a kid or going to school as he acted like he was 18 the majority of his life. Patrick loved his mother dearly and was the apple of her eye. He attended high school in Wilcox, SK where became a proud Notre Dame ‘Hound’. Patrick moved to Yellowknife where he worked in the mines, played hockey and started his family along with his businees career. He was a great hockey player and coach; loving all sports especially baseball in which he won a Little League Championship. Patrick was a very proud Canadian as he always said, “Canada – what a country!” Patrick was an entrepreneur and a fine businessman whether it was delivering the Edmonton Journal, owning a Pepsi-Cola franchise, a hotel in Richmound or his final success owning the Redcliff Truckstop. He loved working at the truckstop and he thought after a lot of years of being a businessman, he didn’t really know what he would grow up to be. Patrick loved the Endersby hunting trips to Ya Ha Tinda with the boys, watching football with Dallas, beer, traveling, golfing with his El Centro family in California, visiting with company, sunny Mondays and friendships. He loved to tell stories and embellish them as he did it to make people feel good and laugh. Patrick was tough… like Dad’s are supposed to be and took care of his family, always telling them who was #1. He had an amazing life and was full of love; always giving and very generous. Patrick didn’t have any bad days and silence was never awkward. The back of his business card, which sums up his life, reads this:

‘Hello old friend, let me introduce myself…
I’m a miner, taxi driver, bootlegger,
Pepsi man, hotel owner, bartender,
railroader, truckstop operator.
I’m a football player, hockey player
coach, golfer, fisherman, hunter
I’m also a gardener, keeper of koi
and a dog owner.
Lastly, I’m a son, husband, father,
grandfather and brother.’


A Celebration of Patrick’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Friday, July 10, 2020, at 2:00 p.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. Memorial donations in Patrick’s name may be made to the Athol Murray College of Notre Dame, PO Box 100, Wilcox, SK, S0G 5E0; The War Amps, Key Tag Service, 1 Maybrook Drive, Scarborough, ON, M1V 5K9 or to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre c/o Medicine Hat & District Health Foundation, 666 – 5 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 4H6. (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"


WILLIAM JOHN DOWLER

September 11, 1935 ~ June 22, 2020

William John Dowler passed away June 22, 2020, in a sudden bout of illness at the Medicine Hat Hospital. John was born September 11, 1935, in Palmerston,Ontario. As a young man in Ontario John began his career with a paper route and delivering groceries. Always a fan of Western life John decided to head West. Searching for sweeter pastures, which if he didn’t find he made. As a young man he prospered in Southern Alberta. In between playing hockey for the Bow Island Mercury's, the Northwest Nitros, the Medicine Hat Hot Shots, coaching minor league hockey and working his day job in irrigation; John met and married his soul mate, Maureen Knowles on September 5, 1959. Upon earning his Irrigation Technician designation, John’s career took him on many exciting adventures including life in Lethbridge, Kamloops, Oregon, Illinois and New Jersey. While in the United States, he still managed to keep his love of the ice active by coaching and playing hockey in Illinois and New Jersey. In New Jersey John changed careers joining the Vermeer company. With Vermeer, John followed behind one of the first Round Hay Balers in the fields of Iowa.
Returning to Medicine Hat in 1976, John and Maureen bought the Husky Gas & Oil franchise. From that business, he moved onto opening Triangle Equipment & Feeds – which he operated until his retirement. John truly enjoyed meeting past customers at farm and ranch events that he continued to attend in his retirement. Living in different locations gave him and his family the opportunity to discover and learn about the area’s history and make many new friends along the way.
John was passionate about Genealogy. The Dowler family tree he compiled is part of a massive genealogical family history, his research linked 16,795 people. John held executive positions in the Medicine Hat Genealogy Society and the Alberta Genealogy Society. John was heavily into Rock Hunting, he was a member of the Medicine Hat Rock & Lapidary club. John held executive positions in the Medicine Hat Rock Club, the Alberta Federation of Rockhounds and the Gem & Mineral Federation of Canada. John was an active member of the South Eastern Alberta Archaeology Society. Whether hiking or camping with the “Arky” or “Rock Club” or out with their Supper Club, John made many enduring friendships plus many “good times” with Jaycees of Canada & USA.
When John wasn't busy meeting with friends, he read. The house is full of books that he had read which he enjoyed sharing the stories and information. John also took a keen interest in his grandchildren’s activities. John is survived by his wife, Maureen; children, Brenda (Joe) Gilchrist, Kevin Dowler (Dauminique Napier), grandchildren, Jody Gilchrist (Shane McKay), Tyler Gilchrist (Kristy), Adam Gilchrist, Kristine Dowler and Dylan Dowler; one great-granddaughter, Taci Gilchrist; siblings, Russell of Coquitlam BC, Carl of Medicine Hat, Murray (Linda), Harold (Rose), Gerry (Anne), Clare (Betty), Dan, Ann (Terry) Murray all of Ontario; sister-in-law, Dawn Knowles; brother-in-law, Len Knowles of Medicine Hat as well as numerous nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his parents, George and Emma (nee Speers) Dowler; In-laws, Maurice and Leona (nee Sharland) Knowles; brothers, Ken, George, Larry and Len; sister, Betty Rickett; brothers-in- law, Jack Knowles and Bill Rickett; sisters-in-law, Bonnie Knowles, Shirley, Audrey and Helen Dowler. Due to the current pandemic, a private graveside service was held on Saturday, June 27, 2020. A Life Celebration gathering will be held in the future when health restrictions are lifted. If friends so desire, memorial donations in John’s name may be made directly to the Ronald McDonald House, 569 – 4 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4G2 (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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