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August 13, 2020

By Obituaries on August 13, 2020.

1934 ~ DENNIS "IKE" PINDER ~ 2020

Dennis “Ike” Pinder of Redcliff, AB, passed away on Sunday, August 9th, 2020 at the age of 85 years. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 61 years, Edith “Edie” Pinder; son, Glen; granddaughter, Michelle Rita Pinder; brother, Ralph (Vi); as well as in-laws, Marie Edwards of Prince George, BC, Wayne (Jean) Crawford of Redcliff, AB, Gary Crawford of Medicine Hat, AB, Nina Crawford of Dauphin, MB, Patricia (Scott) Larose of Victoria, BC as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Dennis was predeceased by his son, Mark; his brother, Alan; and sister- in-law Burt (Carolyn) Crawford. Dennis was born at home in Redcliff where he was raised, educated, employed, and retired except for the three years that he was in the airforce. He was employed by Domglas for over three decades and retired upon its closing. He played hockey and baseball for the Redcliff Legion Red Sox and also curled. His family was very important to him and he will be sadly missed by them as well as his close friends. A Memorial Service will take place at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Friday, August 14th, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at REDCLIFF CEMETERY. Due to Covid-19, attendance will be limited to 100 people including staff and clergy. Those who wish may view the service via live webcast by logging into Dennis’ obituary information at at the service time (Friday, August 14th, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.). Memorial gifts in Dennis’ name may be made to Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, 200, 119 – 14th Street NW, Calgary, AB T1A 7L5, Palliser Health Authority: Home Care c/o Medicine Hat & District Health Foundation 666 – 5th Street SW Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4H6 or to a charity of your choosing. Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Dennis Pinder. 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 Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.

1944 ~ Roger Bryce Carefoot ~ 2020

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of my best friend and the greatest man we have ever known. After a lengthly battle with metastisised prostate cancer, Roger succumbed with dignity and bravery. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Rosalyn Fisher of Medicine Hat; two daughters, Eve (Chris) Carefoot and Teresa (Steve) Siebold; two grandsons, Cameron and Colten; sister, Marilyn (Nick) Snyder of Coeur d’Alene and all of Calgary. Roger was born in Saskatoon December 17, 1944, moved to Prince Albert then to Moose Jaw and finally to Medicine Hat in 1957 where he attended Alexander and MHHS. His dry humour and sense of mischievousness often landed him in less than academic situations. He prevailed and chose land development, then after receiving his A.S.E.T from U of C. he worked for UMA, constructing the Maple Ave. Bridge, Trans Canada Hwy and overpass upgrades. He lived in Calgary for 38 years consulting with Stantec and his own consulting firm before moving back to Medicine Hat in 2012, where golf, winters in Palm Desert and visits from his grandsons occupied his time. Roger’s incredible sense of humour and gentlemanliness endeared him to all. He will be dearly missed by those who had the pleasure of knowing him. He lived his “Dash” brilliantly with grace, humour and integrity. Good Bye my Love… it was an honour. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Roger Carefoot. 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 Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.


Father Iqbal led the congregation through scripture and prayer last Thursday to honour the life of Daniel Hoffart. At the reception following, music could be heard from Dan’s accordian where everyone joined together in singing and laughter.

We will hold you close within our hearts,
And there you will remain,
To walk with us throughout our lives,
Until we meet again!

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
"Locally owned & directed"


August 5, 1943 ~ August 8, 2020

“A mother is someone who can take the place of all others
but whose place no one else can take.”

Laura Joan Watts passed away peacefully at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Saturday, August 8, 2020, at the age of 77 years. Joan was born in Biggar, Saskatchewan on August 5, 1943. She was the third of four children of Howard and Mildred Taylor. Joan received her schooling in Biggar up until Grade 10 then she ventured to Saskatoon to live on her own and attend Marvel Beauty School. Upon graduation, she moved to Eatonia to work for Evelyn Sommers. There she fell in love with a strapping young rancher and eventually she bought her own shop on Main Street until her family grew too large to do both. Out numbered by five males in the house, Joan established her place early on as the keeper of the home. Joan was never one to soften the truth. As a ranchers wife, she learned that calves may end up in your bathtub or basement, travelling was limited to team roping events and venues like Vegas when the NFR was on and meal time means at least three squares a day. When branding time came along, she could really showcase her cooking talents as everyone came to the Watts brandings to help out so that Jerry would help at theirs with 3-4 boys in tow.
As a mom, the boys remember her paint stick and bar of soap that she wasn’t afraid to use on any kid stepping out of line, patched jeans, spending hours in the garden with their mother (never voluntarily), her getting off the phone from other mothers when they had accidently roped the neighbor kids off their bikes, the baking that would be in the freezer and then the anger they would endure when she realized those containers were empty, many miles going to hockey practices and games and her displeasure the Christmas everyone showed up with dogs and she grumbled about all the dogs and no grandchildren, then being presented with three the following year.
The grandchildren, oh how she loved them, remember her ice cream sundae toppings, waiting to see if grandma brought her delicious apple pie for Sunday suppers, hot dogs and kraft dinner, cutting their toast into four before bed, Christmas mornings, her crazy driving, going for walks with Bo, grandchildren weddings and her displeasure about mini stick tourneys in her basement.
Joan will forever be loved and remembered by her sons, Darryl (Zerlina), Brent (Lana), Kim (Leanne) and Travis (Tara); grandchildren, Jayelle, Taylor (Chelsey), Ty, Brayden, Kourtney (Chad), Aaron, Shaunda, Evan, Haylie, Austin, Brynn, Brooke and Jayce; siblings, Wayne (Veronica) Taylor and Patti Evanisky and sisters-in-law, Gail (Wayne) Holmes and Bonnie Shore. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Gerald Watts; parents, Howard and Mildred Taylor; brother, Jack Taylor; parents-in-laws, David and Madge Watts and brothers-in-law, Bill Shore and Alex Evanisky.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this Funeral Service will be by invitation only. Those wishing to watch the service via the live stream are encouraged to visit and click the view broadcast button on the homepage at service time. The celebration of Joan’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901-13 Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta on Friday, August 14, 2020, at 2:00 p.m., with Dennis Betker officiating. A Private Graveside Service will follow at Hillside Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial donations in Joan’s name may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, Suite 200, 6223 – 2 Street S.E., Calgary, AB., T2H 1J5 or to the Eatonia Oasis Living, 205 – 2nd Ave West, Eatonia, SK. S0L 0Y0. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at 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
"Locally owned & directed"

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