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August 21, 2020

By Obituaries on August 21, 2020.

1959 – RANDY SWAIN – 2020

Randy Lee Swain passed away peacefully at Sunnyside Care Centre on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at the age of 61 years. He leaves to cherish his memory two children, Jamie and Terri-Lee; their mother Theresa; and six grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents Eileen and Jim Swain. A private family service will take place. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: subject heading: Randy Swain , 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


1933 ~ 2020
Mr. Alec Stuber, beloved husband of Judy Stuber, passed away at St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice in Medicine Hat on Friday, August 14, 2020, at the age of 86 years. He will be dearly missed by his children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Alec was a farmer / rancher and a school bus driver for over 40 years. In honouring his wishes, there will be a private, by invitation, columbarium placement at Hillside Cemetery at a later date. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at Memorial donations in Alec’s name may be made directly to the charity of one’s choice. 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"

In Memory Of


February 16, 1940 – August 2, 2020

It is with heavy hearts the family of Heinz Traichel wish to announce his sudden passing while visiting Germany on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at the age of 80 years.
Heinz is survived by the beloved mother and grandmother of their children and grandchildren, Lydia Traichel. He also leaves to cherish his memory Karen (Gary) Botter and their children, Jennifer, Lindsey, and Nathan; Anita (Kelly) Reid and their children, Harrison and Karliana; Sandra Traichel (fiancé, Zachary Mauch); Stephan Traichel; Mark Traichel and his children Julia, Carmen, Anika, James and their mother Gwen Traichel (Mark’s partner Kate Grimsdale and her son Karter); sister Brunhilde “Bruni” (Art) Schlenker; sister-in-law Frieda Freitag, brothers-in-law Gus (Doris) Stojke and Herb Stojke (Julie Hrup) and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Rudolf and Emma Traichel; sisters-in-law Marg Stojke and Irene Stojke. Heinz was born in Brienne, Bessarabia (Romania) on Feb 16, 1940. The family was resettled to Poland from 1940 – 1943 due to WWII and eventually settled in southern Germany. It was here that Heinz saw a blacksmith and knew as a young lad that his ambition was to work with steel. In 1956, the family immigrated to Canada and bought a mixed farm where he worked many evenings and weekends. He shared that he was one of the youngest fellows to start his apprenticeship at the age of 16 and received his welding certification at the age of 20. Following this he was employed at SF Scott Manufacturing and Northwest Nitro. In 1962, Heinz married Lydia and together they raised five children on an acreage while running a business, farm and many other business ventures. He taught us all with perseverance and determination that we could accomplish anything we set our mind to. Wonderful memories were made on many family vacations going boating, camping and being fortunate to share his love for travel in both Europe and North America. In 1968, Heinz fulfilled his lifelong dream and ambition to be an entrepreneur and owned and operated Gas City Welding, then Gas City Truck Body Equipment Ltd. and later Gas City Metals and Recycling Ltd. Being in business suited his independent, determined and positive nature. He developed and maintained many good business relations as well as friendships with his employees and the wider community of Medicine Hat and Cypress County over the course of 50 years in business. Heinz also enjoyed the ring of the auctioneers gavel both as a buyer and seller of equipment which developed a lifelong friendship with Jim Schlenker of Schlenker Auction Service. Heinz lived his life to the fullest and never let his age dampen his enthusiasm for enjoying life and taking risks. He shared his enjoyment of boating, water and snow skiing, parasailing, and his passion for motorbikes, planes and antique cars with family and friends. In addition, he was always generous with his time and resources to help those down on their luck, as well as the local church, community association and others. Heinz will be affectionately remembered for his appreciation for a good laugh and a joke – especially his own! This usually involved a quotable quote in German which dad would share with those of us who understood German…Das Leben ist schön und teuer. Mann kann es auch billiger machen aber dann ist es nicht mehr so schön. Dad, we hope you enjoy your last ride in the Caddy! Due to COVID restrictions both the funeral service and celebration of life are by invitation only. The funeral service will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Saturday, August 29, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Mike Leist officiating. Private family interment will follow at Little Plume Church Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held thereafter at Kin Coulee Park from 2 – 4 p.m. Should you wish to attend please reach out to Karen at 425-984-3819 or at (Condolences may be expressed by visiting 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"

McKenna, Lila Marion (nee Knoblich)

On August 16, 2020, Mrs. Lila Marion McKenna of Red Deer peacefully passed away at the age of 90 years.
She is survived by her two sons, Timothy of Airdrie, Wesley and his wife Lori of Cochrane; two daughters Shelley and her fiancé Albert Kennedy of Nanaimo, BC, Lorri and her husband Wayne Powell of Red Deer; nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren; one sister Agnes Sommert of St. Albert.
Lila was predeceased by her faithful husband Morley McKenna; her loving daughter Bonnie Rach; her dear brother Reverend Harvey Knoblich.
She was born and raised in the community of Schuler, AB on her grandfather’s homestead. She met and fell in love with Morley McKenna and they married alongside her sister and brother-in-law in a beautiful double wedding. They moved to Calgary where they raised five children before settling onto an acreage with a home built by her loving husband. There they resided until moving to Edmonton where she would remain until she moved to her present-day home in Red Deer at Villa Marie.
Lila McKenna was a devout Christian, a faithful wife, caring mother and loving grandmother and great grandmother. She will be greatly missed by her family.
Funeral service will be held for immediate family on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 2 PM at the Red Deer Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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