January 24th, 2021

August 5, 2020

By Obituaries on August 5, 2020.

DANIEL HOFFART


June 7, 1928 ~ August 1, 2020

It is with a heavy heart that Julia announces her beloved husband, Theodoseus ‘Daniel’ Hoffart, passed away at South Country Village in Medicine Hat on Saturday, August 1, 2020, at the age of 92 years. Along with Julia, left to cherish Daniel’s memory are his children, Rosealie Payne, Shirley Campbell, Michael Hoffart (Pat Turigan) and Allan Hoffart; grandchildren, Darcy Brown, Dale Brown (Colby, Keira), Kassidy Visser (Jess), Sean (Amanda), Daxon and Knox Campbell, Andrew (Sasha), Liam and Rylie Campbell, Brian (Allyson) (Natalie, Zoey and Josh) Campbell, Alex Hoffart, Trevor (Tieghan) Hoffart, Richard Hoffart (Tiana) Amara, Layla and Ashley Hoffart, Brady Hoffart and Dustin Hoffart; siblings, Anna Mary Puckett and Frank Hoffart as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Daniel was predeceased by his parents, William (Amalia) Hoffart; son, Danny Hoffart; granddaughter, Jeanette Brown; grandson, Richard Hoffart; siblings, Pete (Mary) Hoffart, Tony (Katie) Hoffart, Johanna Hecht, Amelia (Otto) Schmidt, Tillie (Frank) Merkl, Lawrence Hoffart and Charlie Hoffart; son-in-law, Jim Payne; daughter-in-law, Terry Hoffart as well as Julia’s parents, Alexander (Julia) Soltesz. Daniel was born and raised in Fox Valley, SK., and attended Snowdown School. He married Julia Soltesz on November 25, 1950, at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Taber. They were faithful members of Holy Family Parish. In 1959, they bought a farm in Castor, AB and in May of 1962, Daniel moved the family from Taber to Castor where they farmed until May 1995. Daniel loved laughing (he was known as laughing Dan), fishing, watching Stampede Wrestling, going to rodeos, going for drives, berry picking and picnics, but his greatest joy was music, music, music. He was a fun loving, hard working man who had a heart of gold and was a good provider for his family. Daniel was skilled in many areas including playing the accordian, which was self taught, but was a farmer at heart and grader operator in his later years. He loved people, but his family was most important to him. Daniel’s greatest achievement and joy were his children and grandchildren. Another achievement, was winning an award at the Kimberley Accordian Festival. He loved Julia dearly, celebrating almost 70 years of marriage. Daniel will be missed by all those who knew and loved him! Those wishing to pay their respects may do so starting one hour prior to Vigil Prayers which will be recited at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be celebrated at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel on Thursday, August 6, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. As a courtesy, due to COVID-19 restrictions, those wishing to watch the service via the live stream are encouraged to visit http://www.cooksouthland.com and click the view broadcast button on the homepage at service time. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial donations in Daniel's name may be made directly to Holy Family Parish, 1451 Strachan Road S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1B 4V3. (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"


LANZ, Leonard (Len)

April 18, 1935 – Medicine Hat, Alberta
August 1, 2020 – Calgary, Alberta

Leonard Lanz, of Calgary, AB passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at the age of 85 years, at the Agape Hospice in Calgary after a brief battle with cancer. He was predeceased by the love of his life Marlene Lanz in 2018. Her death left a broken heart that would never forget.
Len was born in Medicine Hat, AB on April 18, 1935 to Christian Adam Lanz (1885-1954) and Gertrude Philomene Lanz (nee Lavoie) (1903 – 1987) and grew up on the family farm close to Etzikom, AB where he went to school. Len had 15 siblings and is survived by Eva Adams and Gertie Heitrich.
Marlene and Len met at the Canada Cafe in Medicine Hat where Marlene was a waitress and Len would play pool in the pool hall in the basement. They were married on August 28, 1965 in St. Patrick’s church in Medicine Hat, and are survived by their two children, Lorelei Lanz and Greg Lanz. Len and Marlene raised their children in Medicine Hat and Redcliff.
Len had a variety of jobs from chauffeur, to working on road crews but finally settled on becoming a Millwright and obtained his journeyman certification while working at Western Cooperative fertilizer plant from 1959 until its final closing in 1987. They moved to Peace River, AB in 1989 after Marlene graduated from college and started working with the Métis Nation. They soon moved to their forever home in Calgary, AB with the birth of their first grandchild, Brett Chernow. They were there for the arrival of their second grandson, Jason Chernow. Family was everything to them.
Len was an avid reader and children and dogs always gravitated to him. He was always up for entertaining them. Len will be remembered for his gentle demeanour, his laugh and smile, and being a cribbage master.
Len spent his final days, surrounded by the comfort and familiarity of family. Lorelei, Greg, Brett and Jason provided round the clock care.
A Graveside Service will be held in Big Prairie, AB, later this month, where Len will join his wife in their final resting spot. A friends and family, come and go, backyard gathering will be held on Sunday, August 9, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Len’s obituary at http://www.McInnisandHolloway.com.
In living memory of Leonard Lanz, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.


Interment of ashes will be held at a later date.


PHILLIP RAYMOND BYAM

Devoted Father, Loving
Grandfather, Humble Friend
January 17, 1951 ~ June 10, 2020

We can shed tears that he is gone,
or we can smile because he lived.
We can close our eyes,
and pray that he'll come back.
Or we can open our eyes,
and see what he has left.
Love lives on, he may be gone,
but will never be forgotten.

A Celebration of life will take place on Saturday, August 8th, 2020 from 12pm to 5pm at Redcliff Baden Powell Center, 202 1st Street SW, Redcliff, AB. Open to all family and friends. Phil's family thanks you for your kind words and well wishes.


RYAN PANCOAST

May 30, 1984 ~ July 31, 2020

Ryan Cole Pancoast, loving husband of Jordan and adoring father to Asher and Dylen, passed away in Medicine Hat on Friday, July 31, 2020, at the age of 36 years. Along with the love of his life, Jordan, Ryan will be forever remembered in the hearts of his parents, Milton and Barb Pancoast; sister, Leesa (Royce) Bert and their children, Deegan and Keyana; grandma, Velma Pancoast and Oma, Ingrid Kitzler. He also leaves to cherish his memory Jordan’s family: parents, Lee (Cindy) Porter; brother, Hayden; grandma, Donna-Lee Porter as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Ryan was predeceased by his grandpa, Lindsay Pancoast and Jordan’s grandpa, Bob Porter. Asher and Dylen were Ryan’s pride and joy and he was their biggest fan. He coached Asher in hockey and was at every dance recital of Dylen’s. He loved dirt biking, camping, wake/snowboarding, hunting and learning to play the guitar with Asher. Ryan and Milt went on a trip of a lifetime hunting caribou and dahl sheep last summer; a trip both of them cherished. He was a kid at heart and his true inner child came out when playing and laughing with his children, niece and nephew and all of his friends children. Ryan was always the life of the party and the bright light in every room. The time spent being surrounded by his family and friends was one of Ryan’s greatest joys. He was always one to have a beer with the boys and have a good time. Ryan took over ownership of the family greenhouse and was honoured to run this business, making his family proud. He cherished his family most of all and will always remain in their hearts! Due to COVID 19 restrictions, the Funeral Service will be by invitation only. The Funeral Service will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Friday, August 7, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. Those wishing to watch the service via the live stream are encouraged to visit http://www.cooksouthland.com and click the view broadcast button on the homepage at service time. Friends and colleagues are welcome to gather at the Greenhouse by 12:45 to watch the service via live stream. The celebration will continue at the Chinook Greenhouse, 1431 Bridge Street S.E., Medicine Hat from 2:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. (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"


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