September 30th, 2020

September 8, 2020

By Obituaries on September 8, 2020.

1934 – ALICE MEIER – 2020

Alice Madelin Meier of Saskatoon, formerly of Medicine Hat, passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2020 at the age of 86 years, beloved wife of the late Joseph Meier. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: subject heading: Alice Meier, 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

1943 – JAMES HILLSON – 2020

Reverend James “Jim” Henry Hillson of Medicine Hat passed away near Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at the age of 77 years. He leaves to cherish his memory two sons Mark (Shannon) Hillson of Vancouver Island and Brendan (Carole) Hillson, two granddaughters Madeleine and Josephine; and Bonnie Simpson and Mary-Ann Britt, all of Medicine Hat; one brother, Jack (Annmarie) Hillson of Saskatoon as well as his niece Stephanie and nephew John; stepchildren Dominic Baril and Ginette Chay (her children, Amy, Vanessa Berg and Caitlyn Baril). James was predeceased by his wife, Janet (Campbell) in 2004 and two brothers, Glen and Bill. Jim's only calling was to be a minister, a position which he was born to and loved. He led his first service at age 19 at his childhood home of Briercrest, Saskatchewan, and was ordained with the United Church of Canada in 1967. His work was chiefly in Calgary, where he was the first minister of Robert McClure United Church; in Medicine Hat at Fifth Avenue Memorial Church; as well as Trail, BC and Vancouver. Upon retirement, he returned to Medicine Hat where he happily occupied his time with his granddaughters' sports, family dinners, church activities and bridge.
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.
The funeral service will be held in Fifth Avenue Memorial United Church, (476 – 4th Street S.E.) on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. David Pollard, Rev. Linda Ervin, and Rev. Joel Den Haan co-officiating. To assist the church with contact tracing, please call – 403-526-2237 or email the church – and register to attend. Please include in the email your name, address, and phone number. Those who are unable to attend are welcome to view the funeral live on the “Fifth Avenue Memorial United Church” Facebook page. If you wish to remember Rev. Hillson with a donation, you may do so to Doctors Without Borders online at To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: subject heading: James Hillson, 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

1948 – MARVIN MASER – 2020

Marvin Jerry Maser passed away on Friday, September 4, 2020 at the age of 72 years, beloved husband of Pearl Maser of Medicine Hat. A private family service will take place. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: subject heading: Marvin Maser, 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


August 8, 1943 – August 31, 2020

Dr. Terry Law was born Terrance Herbert Law on April 8, 1943, to the Reverend Herbert and Ann Law of Four Corners, Saskatchewan, Canada. He passed into the presence of his Lord on August 31, 2020, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Terry was preceded in death by his wife, Janice (D'Arpa) Law. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Law, and children Misty Law Flurry, Scot Law, Rebecca Law, Shawna Law Lawrence, Jason Law, Laurie Law Wilson, and David Wolfer, and ten grandchildren. He is also survived by his family in Medicine Hat, Lorne and Lois Taylor, Lyle, Sharon and Linda Taylor as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebrated graduate of Oral Roberts University, Class of 1969, Terry Law’s ministry as an evangelist and humanitarian for Christ spanned some fifty-four years, taking him into more than 100 nations, from the plains of western Canada to the deserts of Iraq, with special emphasis on closed nations.
Dr. Law’s early career began 1969, when he and the late pianist, Larry Dalton, formed “Living Sound,” a ministry that pioneered contemporary music concerts with preaching of the Gospel. During its seventeen-year run, Living Sound grew from its original thirteen members into four fulltime teams that won tens of thousands to Christ in dozens of nations on six continents. Along the way, he devoted himself to both evangelistic preaching and extensive humanitarian efforts, whether personally smuggling bags of rice across the frozen Tumen River into North Korea, delivering food, medicine, and clothing to refugees from al-Qaeda and ISIS, or preaching to audiences as large as a quarter million people in Poland. For these and his other efforts, Dr. Law gained the trust of such luminaries as his friend, Pope John Paul II, and the Presidents of Iraq and today’s Iraqi Kurdistan, where religious freedom initiatives he began in recent years are still in progress.
For all these achievements, Dr. Law’s proudest accomplishment and greatest legacy are the lives of his children, as well as the hundreds of ministries that sprang up from his preaching and discipleship. Throughout his life, he broke barriers thought impenetrable and ran into the storms that everyone else fled. He was, as the name of his life story suggests, a true “Storm Chaser.”
The Funeral Service can be viewed online on Tuesday, September 8 at 1pm CST (12pm MT) at Universtiy./
For friends wishing to honor Dr. Terry Law’s life, donations may be given to Terry’s unfinished project: Fresh Water for the Ninevah Plains. Terry’s heart long burned with love and compassion for the people of this region. He recently began a project to provide fresh water to the villages of Kurdistan. If you would like to help complete this project, you may go to: to contribute or mail donations to: 5109 E 107th Place, Tulsa, OK 74137.


1937 ~ ‘Grumpy Jim’ ~ 2020

On Thursday, September 3, 2020, Bev’s husband and best friend of 56 years, James Glen Waddell ‘Grumpy Jim’, passed away after a short and intense battle with cancer. Along with his beloved wife, Beverly, Jim will be lovingly remembered by his son, Robert (Della); grandchildren, Ashley (Blaire), Jason, Kymberly (Richard) and Connor as well as great-grandchildren, Brayden and Arya, Todd, Troy, Rhianna, Lexi, and Beckett. He is also survived by his sister, Vera; sisters-in-law, Patty (Sid) and Susan; niece, Shauna as well as nephews, Scott, Jim (Karen), Lindsay (Lynette), Troy (Annie), Nathan (Abby) and their children. He was predeceased by his daughter, Jody Waddell-Wenaas; parents, Robert and Sybil Waddell; sister and brother-in-law, Doug and Mary Moser as well as his mother and father-in-law, Dave and Caroline Unger. Jim was born in Medicine Hat on December 11, 1937, and was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He loved spending his mornings with his coffee buddies at the D&D Diner – Petro Canada. Jim was a Navy veteran, an avid hunter, fisherman and a huge sports fan. He worked for Dowell for many years following his Navy career, then started his own oil field consulting company “Grumpy Jim Wellsite Supervision” and retired in 2010. Jim and Bev moved back to Medicine Hat in 2012, where they have continued to reside. A Come & Go Celebration of Jim’s life will be held at D&D Diner, 820 Redcliff Drive S.W., Medicine Hat on Saturday, September 12, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Jim’s name may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Road N.E., Calgary, AB., T2E 2P5. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at Honoured to serve the family is

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