September 20th, 2020

July 11, 2020

By Destinee Mattson on July 11, 2020.

1160 Obituaries

1925 ~ BERYL COWAN ~ 2020

Beryl Cowan (nee Swingle) passed away in her sleep at age 95, on July 7th, 2020. She was predeceased by her late husband, Dr. Murray Cowan, 26 years ago. Left to cherish her memory are her four children, Brent (Dee) Cowan, Susan (Larry) Stoller, Laurie (Reg) Hashizume, and Brenda (Dave) DeGagne; as well as 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She lived her life with dignity and poise and was a willing spirit right to the end. She loved new adventures including her many trips to Maui where she enjoyed snorkeling and scuba diving – always on the lookout for turtles. We all hope she has found a never-ending game of bridge wherever she is, and wish her good tablemates and an even better hand. The family would like to thank Dr. Mastel for his years of care, and all the staff at Masterpiece Southland Meadows, for allowing her to live her final years independently and with grace. No services will be held, per her request. If friends so desire, please direct any donation to a charity of your choice Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Beryl Cowan. 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 ~ LILA LEACH ~ 2020

Lila Sophronia Leach peacefully passed away at the Riverview Care Center on July 6TH, 2020 at the age of 90 years. She leaves to cherish her memory, her sons, Art Bayers and Brian (Patty) Gougeon; granddaughters, Brianna and Brooklyn Gougeon; and grandson, Nickolas Bynkoski. Lila is predeceased by her parents, Mary and Gordon Bice; sister-in-law, Eleanor Bice; and 12 of her siblings. Lila loved farming, taking care of the animals, especially milking the cows. You could always find Lila in the mornings sitting outside, drinking her coffee while embroidering and listening to her country music. Lila would go out of her way to make sure you had plenty to eat with a smile on her face. Memorial gifts in Lila’s memory may be made to the Salvation Army, 164 Stratton Way SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1B 3R3. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Lila Leach. 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 ~ SHIRLEY KRIWOKON ~ 2020

Shirley Anne Kriwokon of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of Walter Kriwokon, passed away on Monday, July 6th, 2020 at the age of 90 years. A private funeral service was held yesterday at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL. Memorial gifts in Shirley’s memory may be made to the Alberta Diabetes Foundation, the Alzheimer Society, or to St. John’s Presbyterian Church. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Shirley Kriwokon. 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.


1936 ~ ROBERT MacKENZIE ~ 2020

Robert “Bob” Clarke MacKenzie of Medicine Hat passed away on Monday, July 6, 2020 at the age of 84 years. He leaves to cherish his memory his two children, Bob MacKenzie (Lee Robins) and Angel Reinhardt (Pete Graveline) and their mother Gladys MacKenzie; two grandchildren, Amber and Chad Klaudt. He was predeceased by his parents, Colin and Gladys MacKenzie. Bob worked his entire career in the oil patch, where he met many people and enjoyed many friendships. He loved playing golf his whole life and in his younger years he liked to fish and play ball. A private family graveside service will take place at Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to remember Bob may do so to A.J.’s Loan Cupboard (Alan Joys Memorial Fund Society) Box 45006, McKenzie Postal Outlet, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 7H3 or Canadian Cancer Society. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Bob MacKenzie, 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


1946 ~ NORMAN SCHERER ~ 2020

Norman Gordon Scherer of Medicine Hat, AB passed away peacefully on June 24th, 2020. In honour of Norman’s memory donations may be made to the Carmel Hospice at St. Joseph’s Home. A family graveside service was held yesterday at SAAMIS PRAIRE VIEW CEMETERY. 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.


1949 ~ COLIN HYDE ~ 2020

Colin Michael Hyde passed away on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at the age of 70 years, beloved husband of Anita Hyde of Medicine Hat. He also leaves to cherish his memory one son Troy Hyde of Calgary; two brothers, Brian (Cindy) Hyde of Regina and Tony (Judith) Hyde of Medicine Hat; three sisters, Patricia Linder of Wawota, Saskatchewan, Carol (Harold) Miller of Redvers, Saskatchewan and Charlene (Jim) Reimer of Tees, Alberta as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Colin was born on October 26, 1949 to Kathleen and Richard Hyde at Wawota, Saskatchewan. He came to Medicine Hat to work at Domglass and remained employed there until it closed. He then began working for Canadian Fertilizers retiring from there at the age of 63. On March 1, 1969, he married Anita Kehn at St. Barnabas Church. Colin was an avid sportsman enjoying all sports equally. A come and go celebration of Colin’s life will be held at Whiskey Creek Reception Centre on Monday, July 13, 2020 between 1:30 and 4:00 p.m. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Colin Hyde, 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


1958 ~ Lorna Bérubé ~ 2020

Lorna Doreen Bérubé passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 5th, 2020. The Funeral Service was held yesterday at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL. Please consider planting a tree dedicated in her memory. Memorial gifts in Doreen Bérubé’s memory may be made to Carmel Hospice at St. Joseph’s Home, 156 – 3rd Street NE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5M1 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2P5. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Lorna Bérubé. 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.


GERALD KETTNER

1930 ~ 2020

It is with great sadness that the family of Gerald Arthur Kettner announce his passing on Monday, July 6, 2020, at the Good Samaritan Society in Medicine Hat. Gerry was born on October 16, 1930, in Gull Lake, SK., and raised on the farm South of Gull Lake. He attended elementary school in String Butte and high school in Gull Lake. He married the love of his life and the mother of his children, Marian Doris Benjamin on August 25, 1951. Following their marriage, Gerry worked as a manager for Revelstoke Lumber until 1963, when he moved his family to the Benjamin farmstead North of Antelope, SK. There he ran the mixed farming operation as well as worked as an operator / forman for Mobil Oil. One of Gerry’s greatest achievements was assisting with the design and building of the Battrum Battery 21 Facility. Following his retirement in 1992, Gerry moved to Medicine Hat where he resided until his passing. He was a very hard working man, meticulous and organized throughout his life. In his younger years, Gerry participated in track and field, baseball, hockey and in his adult years curling. In his retirement years, he excelled at electronics and learned how to efficiently use a computer. Gerry’s memory will be forever treasured in the hearts of his special friend, June Thompson; children, Darryl (Joyce) Kettner, Kathi (Cam) Rutledge, Stephen (Kerry) Kettner, Kimberly (Troy) Todd; 10 grand-children and five great- grandchildren; his brothers, Leonard (Myrtle) Kettner and Darcy (Sandy) Kettner as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his wife, Marian in 1977; parents, Art and Dela Kettner; sister, Elaine Lowe and brothers, Glen and Don. A Celebration of Gerry’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Thursday, July 16, 2020, at 11:00 a.m., with Life Celebrant Gerry Getz officiating. Due to restrictions in place with regards to 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. A private family reception will follow. Interment will take place at the Memory Gardens in Swift Current, SK. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Gerry’s name may be made directly to the Good Samaritans Society, 550 Spruce Way S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta 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”


LISA ANN (VRABEC) GAMBLE

1962-2020

Our bright light, Lisa, passed away on June 29, 2020. She was born in Calgary on August 13, 1962. We are all heartbroken.

She started school enthusiastically at Varsity Acres Elementary and graduated from Crescent Heights in Medicine Hat, AB. From there she pursued her higher education at Medicine Hat College, where she obtained her certification as a travel consultant. She began her career with P. Lawson Travel and AMA Travel. During this time, she gave back as an assistant teacher in the same travel certification program at Medicine Hat College from which she had graduated. She later moved to White Rock, BC to begin a lengthy career with American Express Corporate Travel, winning countless accolades and awards, including the company’s highest honor “Pacesetter” several times. In 1996 she met the love of her life, Ian Gamble. They were married in June 2001 in Vancouver, BC.

Lisa was a “Daring Doer”. She boldly set goals and promptly achieved them. She also gave generously of her time as a volunteer with the North Vancouver Police Dept, Special Victims Unit, and assisted with special needs children and adults at the Pacific Riding Therapeutic Horseback Academy in Abbotsford BC. Although she was an accomplished golfer and excelled at other sporting activities, Lisa’s passion was curling. She curled for many years with her dear friends in North Vancouver. She also worked tirelessly as a valued member of a core group of Curling Canada volunteers serving at major curling bonspiels and championships across Canada, including the Brier, Scotties, Nationals, and Worlds. She was enormously proud to be associated with Curling Canada.

An ardent traveler and adventurer, Lisa was determined to see the entire world. She experienced countless cities through her profession, and many other locales with Ian just for the fun of it. Lisa (along with her brother Greg) was the family event organizer, and happily kept us all in line. Spending many summers with family in Nags Head NC (OBX) was one of Lisa’s great joys. In 2006, she and Ian built a beautiful log home just south of Kamloops affectionately known as “The Ranch”, where friends and family could gather and spend special moments together.

Lisa was predeceased by her father, Mike Vrabec, in 1988, and by both sets of grandparents. She is survived by her loving husband Ian and their dog Leo. Lisa is also survived by her mother Jan Vrabec (Jim); brother Greg and Jodi Vrabec and their children, Curtis (Kara), Erica and Alison; sister Vickie and Rob Berger and their children Michael and Kalli; mother-in-law Mairi Matheson; brother-in-law Fraser and Mardelle Gamble and their children Kaiya and Angelina; sister-in-law Heather and Jim Kennedy; aunts, uncles and cousins.

Lisa’s nephews and nieces were extra special to her. She loved them all deeply. She will be dearly missed and loved by all those whose lives she touched.

Lisa was cremated near Kamloops, as was her wish. Her ashes will be spread at several cherished locations in BC and Alberta, and a final resting place will be established at Hillside cemetery in Medicine Hat where her dad rests. A celebration of life will be held in Whitefish Montana at the earliest practical opportunity. This will allow our many family members residing in the US to gather with many other friends and family to celebrate our beloved Lisa. The family kindly requests that any donations be made to the Curling Canada Foundation (https://www.curling.ca/foundation/), a cause near and dear to Lisa’s heart. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Lisa Gamble, 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


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