November 27th, 2020

September 17, 2020

By Obituaries on September 17, 2020.

1929 ~ KAROLINE "LINE" GILL ~ 2020

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Karoline Friedericka Gill on September 12, 2020. Born in 1929, Karoline was the daughter of Karl and Louisa Gerstenlauer of Eibensbach, Germany. She completed her early schooling in Eibensbach, though her later studies ended because of the war.
After the war ended, Line met a handsome bachelor, Waldemar Gill. When Waldemar immigrated to Canada in 1950, Waldemar and Line corresponded by air mail. Upon accepting Waldemar’s written invitation to join him and to build a life together in Redcliff, Alberta, she bravely moved to Canada in December of 1951. They wed in February of 1952; their union bore them six children.
Karoline worked at the greenhouses in Medicine Hat for many years, as well as providing catering services at the Redcliff German Canadian Harmony Club. She sang with the German Canadian Harmony Club Choir and was a faithful parishioner at St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Karoline’s life was dedicated to Waldemar, her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She showered all of her family with love, instilled a strong sense of family values and commitment, and maintained a spirit of adventure. Gardening was her second greatest passion, quiet grace was one of her most outstanding qualities.
After Waldemar’s passing in 2007, Karoline remained in her family home and maintained her steadfast commitment to her family and her gardens until shortly before her passing. Hers was a life well-lived.
Karoline is survived by her children Margot (Jack) Coleman, Megan (Artie) Eggins, Chris (Jaime); Irmgard (Neil) Leslie, Allison, Garth (Katelyn); Rita (Greg) Sumka, Mike (Janice), Mark (Angela); Dorothy (Paul) Casey, Sidney (Andrew) Fraser, Karl (Sarah); Harold (Corinne), Marissa, Cristen (Amir) Hamed, Jaime (Alex); Arthur (Geraldine), Graham and Joshua. She is survived by her brother, Walter (Elana) Gerstenlauer, sisters-in-law Erna Gill and Hilma (Jake) Schlenker. Also surviving her are five great-grandchildren: Izzy, Lyrah, Cayden, Everest, and Hakeem; many nieces and nephews survive her in Germany and here in Canada. She was predeceased by her parents, Karl and Louisa, her husband, Waldemar, her brothers Frederick, Hermann, Gotthilf, Paul, and her sister, Emma.
Given restrictions imposed by the Covid 19 virus, Karoline’s funeral is by invitation only. Friends wishing to pay their respects are welcome to do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Thursday, September 17, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will take place on Friday, September 18, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church (515 Sprague Way) with Pastor Ken Edel officiating. Interment will follow in the Redcliff Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Association of Alberta or to a charity of your choice.
Family and friends are invited to remotely attend the funeral service by going to youtube.com and search for Pattison Funeral Home. The video will go live 10 minutes prior to service time on the Pattison Funeral Home youtube page
. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Karoline Gill, or you may visit http://www.pattisonfuneralhome.com 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


1937 ~ MARVEN JESSE ~ 2020

Marven Gorden Jesse passed away on Friday, September 11, 2020 at the age of 83 years, beloved husband of May Jesse of Medicine Hat. He also leaves to cherish his memory four sons, Dale (Corinne), Glen (Shauna), Brent (Adeana) and Rick (Rachel); five grandchildren, Cody (Ally) Jesse and their daughter Joey Rose; Dallas (Chenelle) Jesse, Brynna Jesse (Matthew Ehret), Morgan Jesse (fiancé Mitch Scharnatta) and Cyrus Jesse; his brother, Robert (Mildred) Jesse; two sisters, Mildred (Fred) Meier and Donna Adams; brother and sister-in-law, Harry Zeller and Lorna (Harvey) Seitz as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Gustave and Ida Jesse; his sister, Eleanor Zeller; father and mother-in-law, Ted and Rose Gehring and sister-in-law, Doreen Racz . A private graveside service will be held at Hillside Cemetery on Friday, September 18, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Patrick Schoenberger officiating. Those who are attending the graveside service are asked to meet at the main gate to the cemetery at 2:45 p.m. If you wish to remember Marven with a donation, please direct it to Parkinsons Alberta or to the charity of your choice. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Marven Jesse, or you may visit http://www.pattisonfuneralhome.com 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


NINA RATH

1934 ~ 2020

Nina Mildred Rath passed away at St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice in Medicine Hat on Sunday, September 13, 2020, at the age of 86 years. Her memory will be forever cherished in the heart of her beloved husband of 62 years, Melvin; son, Todd; daughter-in-law, Christine; grandsons, Matthew and Justin; brothers, Leonard (Beverly) and Jim (Cindy) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Nina was predeceased by her son, Russell; parents, Jack and Emma Stroh; sisters, Velma (Sam) and Delores (Peter) and Melvin’s parents, Mike and Pauline Rath. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Thursday, September 17, 2020, from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. A Graveside service will be held at Hillside Cemetery on Friday, September 18, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Those wishing to attend the interment are asked to gather at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel between 10:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at 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"


ROSEMARIE KAT

Many gathered at Cook’s Chapel this past Friday to celebrate the life of a mother, sister, and friend. Rose will be dearly missed and her memory will never be forgotten.

A life well lived is a legacy
Of joy and pride and pleasure,
A loving, lasting memory
Our grateful hearts will treasure.

Her Life Lived…
Her Life Cherished…
Her 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 http://www.cooksouthland.com
"Locally owned & directed"


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