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By Obituaries on August 18, 2020.

1930 ~ SHEILA VOGEL ~ 2020

Sheila “Laura” Vogel of Medicine Hat passed away on Friday, August 14th, 2020 at the age of 89 years. She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Lindsay Vogel, Jean (Wayne) Crawford, Joan (Wallace) Jewer and their families; sister, Grace Janke; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so on Thursday, August 20th, 2020 at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE. from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. The funeral service will take place at 1:30 pm on Friday, August 21st, 2020 at FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD, 395 Ninth Street SE. Due to Covid-19, attendance is limited to 100 people including staff and clergy. Please wear Sheila’s favourite colour, red, to the service in her memory. Donation’s in Sheila’s memory may be made to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, 400-393 Portage Ave #400, Winnipeg, MB R3B 3H6 or to Gideons International in Canada, PO Box 23142 Medicine Hat Mall, Medicine Hat, AB T1B 2C7. Condolences may be sent to subject heading Sheila Vogel. 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 Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.

1930 – WILF MAYER – 2020

Wilfred “Wilf” Mayer of Medicine Hat, passed away on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at the age of 90 years, beloved husband of the late Alice Mayer. He leaves to cherish his memory two sons, David Mayer and Miles (Lorraine) Mayer; three grandchildren, Alexis (David) Van Leeuwen, Corbin Mayer and Abby (Luke) Gourlay; three great grandchildren, Dorian Van Leeuwen, Harlow Van Leeuwen and Darius Gourlay; one brother Jerald (Shirley) Mayer; one sister-in-law Florence Mayer as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Alice on August 8, 2008; his parents Pauline and David Mayer and one brother Ralph. Those who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Thursday from 1:30 – 2:25 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Dennis Betker and Pastor Danny Gales co-officiating. Family and friends are invited to remotely attend any public funeral service at our facility by going to and search for Pattison Funeral Home. The video will go live 10 minutes prior to service time on the Pattison Funeral Home youtube page. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. Those who wish to remember Wilf with a donation, may do so to the Glenview Church of the Nazarene 4235 Black and White Trail, Medicine Hat, T1A 8G8.
Due to restrictions in place regarding 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.
To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: subject heading: Wilf Mayer, or you may visit 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

1938 – DON SCHOCK – 2020

Donald “Don” David Schock passed away on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at the age of 82 years, beloved husband of Marlene Schock of Medicine Hat. He also leaves to cherish his memory three children, Rhonda (Doug) Beierbach and their family: Brandi (Jamie) Eubank, Jodie (Brad) Fisher (Toby and Zoey), Krista (Cory) Vossler (Payton and Hunter); Corie (Murry Herrmann) Schock and their family: Ty (Shelby Johnson) Herrmann and Bailey Herrmann; Tracey (Sonja) Schock and their family: Paige (Baxter Watson) Schock and Brooke Schock, Nicole (Jordan) Magnuson, Maddison (Ryan Lean) Drader. He is also survived by one brother John (Florence) Schock; sisters-in-law Jean Schock, Darlene Schock and Dixie Flaig as well as several nieces and nephews. Don was predeceased by his parents John and Dorothy Schock; one sister Irene (Vic) Schneidmiller; brothers, Bill (Ilene), George and Carl as well as Marlene’s family: her parents Martin and Esther Flaig, one sister Shirley (Gordon) Weiland, her brother, Gary Flaig and a nephew Russell Flaig. The words that sum up our Dad (Papa) the best are….giving, hard working, humble, tough as nails, grit, loveable, honest, sensible, compassionate, silly, funny, outspoken, adventurous, protective and admirable. His greatest passion was his family. Married for 59 years to the love of his life who he often affectionately referred to as Red or Old Bird. Over the years, they enjoyed raising their family, travelling extensively to rodeos, horse sales and their favorite Casino’s in Nevada. The greatest gift Mom and Dad gave our family was moving out of the City of Calgary in 1973, to Moms family farm south of Medicine Hat. The rural roots run deep through all of us and we can not thank them enough for all the sacrifices they made to make this life possible. Our family continued to grow to include seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren and two step grandchildren, all of whom were dad’s pride and joy. Dad and Mom were our family’s biggest cheerleaders, never missing an event their kids or grandkids were involved in whether it was a rodeo, a roping, 4-H event or a school activity. Before moving to the farm, Dad’s passion was getting in his big rig and hitting the open roads, travelling thousands of miles all over Canada and the United States. But, most of all, Dad’s greatest joy was his horses – breeding, raising, and selling some of the most beautiful quarter horses in the area. His love for horses runs deep in the veins of all his family.

“Cowboy’s Prayer”
Heavenly father, I pause, mindful of the many blessings you have bestowed upon me. I ask that you guide me in my life. Help me, Lord, to live my life in such a manner that when I make that last ride to the country up there, where the grass grows lush and the water runs cool, that you’ll take me by the hand and say… ”Welcome Home Cowboy”….Amen.

At Don’s request, no funeral service will be held. Those who wish to remember Don with a donation, may do so to the Carmel Hospice 156 3rd Street N.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 5M1 – specify funds to be directed to St. Joseph’s Home. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: subject heading: Don Schock, or you may visit 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

COTE – Roger Andre –

It is with great sadness that the family of Roger Andre Cote, announce his passing on August 8, 2020 at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital with family by his side, the angels came to get our dad. Formerly living on farms near Admiral and Cadillac, then the city of Swift Current and finally Medicine Hat. Roger was born on July 3, 1931 on the family farm near Admiral, SK. He graduated from Cadillac High School in the class of 1949. Dad and Mom (Shirley Boutin) were married on October 27, 1954. They made their first home on the farm 4 miles west of Cadillac where they raised their 7 children and resided until 2001. Swift Current was then their home until 2010 when they moved to Medicine Hat, AB. Dad’s farming career started as a teenager helping his dad and older brothers. His love of farming never left him even after moving off the farm. He loved to drive around the country checking crops especially on land he previously farmed himself. Dad enjoyed watching his children grow up then the grandchildren and then great- grandchildren. Dad was a hockey fan and enjoyed watching Cadillac senior hockey games and cheered for the Canadian NHL teams on TV. Dad curled every winter in his younger years and watched curling bonspiels through the winter months on TV. Dad also loved a good game of Cribbage! Dad really looked forward to having coffee with his friends and missed this activity the most when the pandemic cutoff social gathering. We always knew where we could find him if he was not a home. The coffee locations provided a newspaper so he could keep up with current events locally, nationally, and globally. Dad was always there to help his family be it harvesting, building a house, providing the always important, fatherly advice, or simply helping mom with a family supper by peeling potatoes. Dad is remembered for his amazing smile, kindness, and concern for others. A devoted husband Roger always took care of his wife Shirley, even when his own health was failing him, he never felt right about having to place Shirley in the care of others. Roger is survived by his loving wife Shirley, of 65 years, their children Yolande Boyko (Doug), Norman Cote (Brenda), Roland Cote (Connie), Vivian Wolfater (Raymond), John Cote (Cheryl), Albert Cote (Betty), 19 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, in-laws, many nieces, nephews and great friends. Roger is predeceased by his parents Hercule and Corona, his father-in-law Remy and mother-in-law Dora, brothers Anton, Rosaire, Oscar, Marcel, sisters Louise and Lina and daughter Theresa and grandson Jason. The family would like to thank all the wonderful people at the Calgary Foothills Hospital and Medicine Hat Regional Hospital who cared for Dad. Donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation in memory of Roger. A funeral mass was held on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Due to the restrictions of Covid, the service will be for immediate family only. The interment was held at Hillcrest Cemetery, Swift Current, SK. For further information or to sign the family book of condolence, visit Arrangements are in care of Parkside Memorial Funeral Home – Ryan Cappelle & Hayden Cappelle.


It is with great sadness we announce the passing of David Michael Galonski on Friday, August 14, 2020, at the age of 49 years.
David was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta where he spent his childhood years. He completed his education at the University of Calgary and subsequently spent the majority of his career in the city’s oil and gas industry. Dave loved his family, the band U2, and visiting Tofino, BC. His quick wit and sense of humour will be remembered by all who met him.
David will be lovingly remembered by his wife Brenda Galonski (nee Hartley); his daughter Maggie Galonski, his sisters JoAnn (Danny) Dick and Margie (Gord) Hynes, his father Tom (Marlene) Galonski, his sisters-in-law Cheryl (Jim) MacArthur, Diane (Greg) Moffatt and Denise (Kevin) MacInnes, and his step-siblings Marcy Leigh and Brad Handsaeme, as well as several nieces and nephews. Dave was pre-deceased by his mother Margaret Galonski (nee Gray) and his brother Don Galonski.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 6007 – 1A Street SW, Calgary, AB T2H 0G5,, or to the Agape Hospice at 1302 – 8th Avenue NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1B8,


1952 ~ 2020
Mr. Rockley Allan Fardoe, beloved husband of Mrs. Marilyn Fardoe, passed away in Medicine Hat on Thursday, August 13, 2020, at the age of 67 years. He grew up and graduated high school in Winnipeg, MB, and completed some university studies. Rockley married Marilyn Louise Koch in Brooks, AB., on May 2, 1981. He worked as a Manager for the Bank of Montreal from 1968 – 1988, was owner of Medichair Medicine Hat from 1988 – 1996, worked in furniture sales for the Medicine Hat Coop from 1996 – 2001 and as a shuttle driver with Davis Buick GMC from 2001 – 2014 before retiring on January 3, 2014. Rockley enjoyed cooking and was a sports enthusiast which included golf, football and he loved to play the piano. He was an avid Winnipeg Blue Bombers fan, attending their games whenever he could. Rockley will be lovingly remembered in the hearts of his wife, Marilyn; children, Sean Fardoe (Janice Klassen) and his children, Kody and Danielle; Dawn Fardoe (Mark Therrien) and their children, Alyssa and Ryan; brothers, Craig and Gordon and sister, Pamela. A Come & Go Celebration of Rockley’s life will be held in the Cook Southland Reception Facility, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, on Thursday, August 20, 2020, from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial donations in Rockley’s name may be made directly to the Medicine Hat & District Health Foundation c/o Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre, 666 – 5 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, AB. T1A 4H6. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at Honoured to serve the family is
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