August 4th, 2020

July 25, 2020

By Destinee Mattson on July 25, 2020.

1939 – ED STURM – 2020

Eddie “Ed” Richard Sturm of Medicine Hat, passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at the age of 81 years, beloved husband of Ruth Sturm. A private family graveside service will take place with Pastor Lance Duncalfe officiating. Those who wish to remember Ed with a donation, may do so to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Clinic (make cheques payable to the Medicine Hat and District Health Foundation) 666 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4H6 – please specify department. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Ed Sturm, 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


1942 ~ JESS SACKMAN ~ 2020

Jess Lucille Sackman passed away peacefully in her own home with her family by her side on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at the age of 77 years. She leaves to cherish her memory her beloved husband of 59 years, Cliff “Sacky” Sackman; two daughters, Shelley (Hal) Benson of Medicine Hat and Carrie (Arnie) Smith of Leduc; two grandchildren, Brandon (Lisa) Heather and their children Elijah and Raphaella; and Tyler (Ashley) Heather; one brother Rick (Darren) Moore and one sister Helen Retelback as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Helen and Richard Moore; one daughter Cindy Lee in infancy (1961) and one sister Beatrice McCallum. Jess was born on December 17, 1942 in Medicine Hat and was raised in Redcliff. On March 25, 1961 she married Cliff Sackman and that same year their daughter Cindy was born and passed away after 3 days. Jess was proud to be a secretary for her entire career, retiring in 1996. In retirement she lived to golf. She also enjoyed travelling and more golf. Our family wish to express our gratitude to Dr. Foley and we will be forever grateful for the Palliative Home Care team. In compliance with restrictions in place regarding COVID- 19 from the Chief Medical Officer of Health – funeral services are limited in attendance. Please practice safe distancing. The funeral service will be held on the 1st hole “Ladies tee box” at Riverview Golf Course in Redcliff on Tuesday July 28, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend. If possible please wear casual golf attire and bring your own lawn chair and an umbrella. It is recommended to park in the golf course parking lot and walk to hole #1. Those who wish to remember Jess with a donation, may do so to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Clinic, or to the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital Palliative Home Care (cheques payable to MH&D Health Foundation) 666 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, T1A 4H6 or online at http://www.InYourCommunity.ca. Please take care to specify which department you would like your donation to go to. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Jess Sackman, 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


1948 ~ Alexander “Al” Schafer ~ 2020

Alexander ‘Al’ Schafer passed away suddenly on July 21st, 2020. He leaves to cherish his memory his sisters, Marj Schafer and Loretta Schafer and their families, as well as nephews, Derrick Schafer and Logan Riddell. He was predeceased by his parents, William and Rosie; brother, Joe Schafer; and nephew, Dustin Riddell. Al was raised and educated in the Schuler area and was employed as a mechanic for a few years prior to his accident. He also helped his father farm. At the age of 26 years, he moved to Medicine Hat and eventually started Paals Accessibilities. He loved to play the accordion and he enjoyed his family and friends. A Celebration of Al’s life will take place on Tuesday, July 28th, 2020 at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB with Gary W. Goran officiating. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, attendance is limited to 100 people including funeral staff and clergy. Those wishing to do so may watch the service via live webcast by logging into Al’s obituary located at http://www.saamis.com. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed by

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.


1950 ~ D. ROSS CONGRAM ~ 2020

Ross Congram of Medicine Hat, passed away on Thursday, July 16th, 2020 at the age of 70 years. Ross leaves to cherish his memory his daughters, Olivia Congram, Alexandra Congram (Mike Hovan); grandson, Xander Hovan; brother, Glenn Congram (Debra); niece, Jill Congram and sister, Gail Congram. Ross was predeceased by his parents S.F. (Eric) and Annie Congram. Due to Covid-19 a memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial gifts in Ross’s name may be made to Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, 200, 119 – 14th Street NW, Calgary, AB T1A 7L5. 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.


1962 ~ MONIKA SILCHER ~ 2020

Monika Silcher of Medicine Hat, Alberta passed away on Monday, July 20th, 2020 at the age of 58 years. Monika leaves to cherish her memory her best friend and partner in life, Eddie Doehring and her step- children; Crystal, Aaron, Caitlin, Chelsea, and Nicholas; brother, Willi (Connie) Silcher; sisters, Hannelore (Gerald) Kulpe and Rita (Dave) Olsen; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Monika was predeceased by her parents, Helmut and Wilma Silcher and her brother, Hinz Silcher. Monika was born and educated in Medicine Hat, AB. She was attracted to the great outdoors and all that it offered, her favourites being riding her motorcycle, boating, horseback riding and side-by-siding. She especially loved doing all these things in Parker Arizona, with all her snowbird friends. At home, she spent her days in her barber shop and weekends at 40 Mile. She was also an avid photographer and liked to post her photos online for her friends and family to enjoy. Monika was a great friend to all who knew her and she absolutely adored being in the company of her friends and family whenever she could. There will be an informal Celebration of Life held on Saturday July 25th, 2020 at Willi and Connie Silcher’s, 12423 RR 65 off the Holsom Road from 2pm – 5pm. Memorial gifts in Monika’s memory may be made to the ALS Society of Canada . Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Monika Silcher. 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.



BARRETT SCHESKE

1948 ~ 2020

It is with sadness that the family of Reverend Barrett Scheske announce his passing on Friday, July 24, 2020 in Medicine Hat, Alberta, at the age of 71 years after a brief battle with cancer. Funeral arrangements will be announced upon completion. (Condolences may be expressed 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”


DORIS HELEN KEIM

May 28, 1936 – July 23, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Doris Helen Keim. She was a truly kind and caring person who always put other needs before her own. Doris is predeceased by her parents Alfred and Helen Fines, her siblings Annie, Dick and Ken and her husband of many years Fred Keim. Left to forever remember her are her two sons, Chris Keim and Nathan Keim, Chris’s wife Dawn, her three grandchildren Eric, Kyle and Taylor and two step grandchildren Nathan and Sarah. She will also be fondly remembered by all the friends and relatives, whose lives she has touched over the years. Born in Simpson, Saskatchewan on May 28, 1936, she soon moved to Saskatoon. From there she resided in various communities including Edmonton, St. Albert, Enderby, Prince George, Medicine Hat and finally in Calgary where she lived her remaining years at Clifton Manor. Doris loved the outdoors, including camping and fishing, loved travelling, loved her wood carving and painting, but foremost, loved her time she spent with her family. We will all miss her dearly. A Celebration of her life will take place at her son Chris’s residence on Sunday July 26 from 2-4 pm. All are welcome to attend. 120 Prairie Dr. NE, Medicine Hat, Alberta.


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