August 4th, 2020

August 1, 2020

By Destinee Mattson on August 1, 2020.

1160 Obituaries

1933 ~ HAROLD PEARCEY ~ 2020

Harold John Pearcey of Medicine Hat AB, passed away on April 2, 2020. The funeral service was held yesterday at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel. Memorial gifts in Harold’s memory may be made to Hydrocephalus Canada or the Lung Association Alberta/NWT division. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Harold Pearcey. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel & Crematorium.

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.


1947 ~ BRIAN GALBRAITH ~ 2020

Brian Ernest Galbraith of Medicine Hat passed away on Monday, July 27, 2020 at the age of 73 years. If anyone has any information regarding Brian or members of his family please contact Pattison Funeral Home. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Brian Galbraith, 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


1957 ~ MARIE ANNE MEIER ~ 2020

Marie Anne (Yvonne) Meier of Medicine Hat, passed away on Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 at the age of 63 years. She is survived by her loving husband of 30 years, Dale; daughters, Shashauna Meier and Carrie Paul (Tyler); grandchildren, Kendra Mogck (Jordan), Isla Jarvie, John Paul, Arlana Meier-Bumphrey, Sophia Paul, and Irelynn Jarvie; brother, Emile Parent; sister, Ghislaine Beatch (Don); son-in-law, Chris Jarvie; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Marie was predeceased by her parents, Bernard and Aurelie Parent; brother, Robert Parent; and daughter, Nicole Barley. Marie Anne will be silently remembered by all those who knew and loved her. Memorial donations in Marie Anne’s memory may be made to the Medicine Hat and District Health Foundation for the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre, 666 – 5 Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Marie Anne Meier. 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.


LARRY FAULKNER 1940 ~ 2020

Armand ‘Larry’ Faulkner passed away at the Lynn Valley Care Centre in North Vancouver, BC where he had lived for over six years, on Thursday, July 23, 2020, at the age of 80 years. Larry is survived by his five children, Darryl, Laurie, Lana, Tracey and Larry James; numerous grandchildren; great- grandchildren as well as his siblings, Lois, Rita and Bruce. He was predeceased by his parents, Joe Faulkner and Jewel Chambers; step-parents, Vi, Florence and Milton as well as his brothers, Raymond and Roy. Larry was born on June 24, 1940, in Gull Lake, SK., to Joseph and Jewel Faulkner (nee Piffer). He was named Armand after a good friend of his father’s but has always been called Larry by friends and family. Joe also taught Larry to be a meat cutter while living in Maple Creek as a teenager and this was his career for most of his life. He attended school in Redcliff and Medicine Hat and was confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He was a believer. During his adult life, Larry lived in various places in BC., SK., and AB. About 16 years ago, he moved back to BC and settled in Squamish. Here he made a good friend, Lorraine Bancroft. Larry was eventually placed at Lynn Valley Care Centre due to his dementia. He really enjoyed gardening, fishing and playing cards as well as strumming the guitar which was probably an influence from his first wife, Mickey. He didn’t have much, but he would share what he had and was very kind with a good sense of humour. A private graveside service will be held. (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”


DOUGH WYATT

1923-2020

Lest We Forget

Doug Wyatt, beloved husband of the late Irene Wyatt (nee Dahlstrom), passed away peacefully at River Ridge Seniors Village in Medicine Hat on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at the age of 96 years. Doug was born on November 6, 1923, in St. George, Bristol, England and immigrated to Canada with his parents, Francis and Alice Wyatt when Doug was five years old where they then made Medicine Hat their home. In 1942, Doug joined the Canadian Army. He was originally stationed at Suffield where he worked in the motor transit division and was then assigned to the 49th Regiment in Edmonton where he was sent overseas to serve as a soldier in World War II. Doug fought in the “Battle of Ortona, Italy,” a famous hand to hand battle combat with the German Army, where he was critically wounded by artillery fire and had to be sent home. He was honourably discharged with five service medals in 1944. Doug then started his career with the Royal Canadian Legion where he dedicated his life for 46 years. He also participated as a drummer in the Royal Canadian Legion Pipe Band. During that time, he met and married Irene and together they had four children. Doug was an avid sports person. He loved hunting, fishing, biking, camping and was a life-time member of the Connaught Golf and Country Club. Doug was a dedicated weight lifter and worked out daily with his friend, Norman. Doug is survived by his three children: Doug (Deb), Kathy (Art) and Kim (Dave); eight grandchildren, Kelly, Sean, Jason, Jeremy, Ryan, Todd, Nicole and Brandi; fourteen great-grandchildren, two brothers, John (Louise) and Frank (Linda) as well as his brother-in-law, Irwin. Doug was predeceased by his wife, Irene and recently by his eldest daughter, Penny. It was Doug’s wish not to have a formal service. There will be a memorial at a later date. The family would like to say a special thank you to the staff at River Ridge Retirement Home for treating Douglas like part of a family. (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”


GREGORY HEEBNER

1948 ~ 2020

Gregory Myles Heebner passed away unexpectedly in Medicine Hat on Thursday, July 23, 2020, at the age of 72 years. Gregory was born in Vanguard, Saskatchewan on June 19, 1948. He attended the University of Saskatchewan where he obtained a Bachelor of Education Degree. He then went on to further his education at the University of Calgary where he pursued his Bachelor of Physical Education Degree. Gregory’s hobbies included bike riding, kayaking and touring the countryside. He also had an interest in any kind of sport. Gregory leaves behind to cherish his memory three nieces, three nephews, numerous great-nieces and great-nephews as well as his brother, Ross. He was predeceased by his parents, Fred and Joan Heebner as well as his brother, Glen. A celebration of Gregory’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Gregory’s name may be made directly to S.E.A.W.A., 41, 419 – 3 Street S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 0G9. (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”


LEE FRANCIS

December 6, 1940 ~ March 1, 2020

Leila “Lee” Elizabeth Francis passed away on March 1, 2020. She leaves to cherish her memory her son James Russell Quiding as well as her stepchildren, Leonard (Lisa) Francis, their children Kaitlyn and Matthew; Gordon (Evett) Francis, their children Jessica and Jeremy; Judith (Blake) Gertner, her children Brittney and Dalton. Lee is also survived by her brother Leighton (Jonnette) Smith, brothers-in-law, Frank Francis and Norman Francis as well as numerous nieces and one nephew. Lee was predeceased by her parents John Smith (1999) and Wilma Smith (2019); her mother-in-law Marle Francis (1982), father-in-law John Francis (1996) as well as her beloved husband Barry Francis (2006). Lee graduated as an RN from the Moose Jaw Union Hospital in 1962, and continued her career in the ICU in Edmonton, the Drumheller Penitentiary, Continuing Care in Medicine Hat, finally retiring from Day Surgery in Medicine Hat in February of 2013. Lee was independent and hard working letting nothing hold her back including breast cancer over three decades ago. Lee enjoyed adventure and over the course of her life achieved many of those goals such as getting her single engine pilots license (1976). She had a long list of hobbies and activities. She enjoyed life to the fullest, was creative accomplishing beautiful work with her crafting, knitting and crocheting as well as many other projects. Lee played league darts making a lot of friends at tournaments in both Canada and the U.S.A. Camping, travelling, motorcycles, cribbage and throwing on a meal for family or friends brought her great joy. She made the best homemade soups. Lee was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion for 37 years, the Moose Lodge for 30 years and the Eagles Club. When you think of Lee you think about her being thoughtful, kind, giving and always willing to lend a helping hand. It is the family’s wish to reunite Lee with Barry on what would have been their 40th wedding anniversary. The graveside reunion will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. in Hillside Cemetery. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the main gate to the cemetery at 1:45 p.m. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Lee Francis, 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


MARLENE WEISSCHADEL

1942 ~ 2020

Marlene Weisschadel passed away in Medicine Hat on Sunday, July 19, 2020, at the age of 77 years. She leaves to cherish her sister-in-law, Elsie as well as numerous nieces and nephews. In honour of Marlene’s wishes, her life will be silently remembered without the proceedings of a formal service. (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”


NOREEN G. HILL (nee) HURD

June 30, 1948 – July 29, 2020

It is with great sadness, that we announce the passing of our Amazing Beautiful Mom, Momma (Grandma), Sister, Aunt, Cousin and dear friend to many. Mom passed away peacefully with her Stacey and Gerry at her side. Mom leaves to cherish her memory, Daughter, Stacey Heath (Mark Kennedy); Stacey’s children, Cody Heath, and Emily Heath (Michael Caravan). Her son Gerry Bleile (Kerry Richmond-Bleile) and their children Shelby Bleile, Sarah Richmond and Katelyn Mary Marie. As well as her very special Brother VerDon (Donnie) Hurd, sister Myrna (John) Brosnikoff, and sister Judy Bitschy, and numerous nieces and nephews whom adored her. She was Auntie Noreen, Auntie No, and Weenie to those that were close. A special Thank you to Lucy Jacober and our Aunt Lorraine Mundy for loving our Mom and watching out for her while we were not here. Mom was predeceased, by her first husband Ken Tebbs, her Mom Lila Barker and her Brother Jerry Hurd. At Mom’s request there will be no service. In Lieu of Flowers Stacey and Gerry request a donation be made to Lung Cancer Canada in her name. 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.


RICK BOKSTEYN

1958 ~ 2020

A short time ago, Rick’s family as well as many colleagues and friends, gathered at the Methanex Bowl to celebrate the life of this honourable man. Numerous tributes were shared before Rick’s casket was ceremoniously placed on old engine #12 by the honour guard from the Medicine Hat Fire Department and processed off the field. A life well lived!

Rest here your breaking heart,

We know you gave your all,

Rest easy, you’ve done your part

You’ve answered your last call.

His Life Lived…

His Life Cherished…

His Life Honoured.

Courtesy of

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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