October 26th, 2020

September 19, 2020

By Destinee Mattson on September 19, 2020.

1160 Obituaries

1927 ~ ODELIA ELL ~ 2020

It is with great sadness that the family of Odelia Mathilda Ell announces her passing on Sunday, September 13, 2020, at the age of 93 years.

Odelia will be lovingly remembered by her children Robert (Marnie), Barry, and Lyndon (Bruna); her grandchildren Amber, Sigmund, Robyn, Carlie, Trevor, Melanie, Jodie, Cara, and Lee; her great grandchildren Justin, Stirling, Zenon, Dyllan, Hannah, Elliot, and Oscar.

Born in Russia, she immigrated to Canada with her parents and siblings, and settled in the Foremost area of southern Alberta. She lived in Calgary for the latter 56 years.

Odelia is survived by her siblings Betty, Katherine, and Sigmund. She was preceded in death by her parents Sigesmund and Salamea Brittner; her siblings Peter, Veronica, Ralph, and Tony; her husbands, Raymond Moser (father of Robert and Barry), William Swab (father of Lyndon), and Daniel Ell.

A funeral service in memory of Odelia will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL (Medicine Hat) on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery (Medicine Hat). Family and friends are welcome to attend the funeral service . 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. If you wish to remotely attend the service please do so 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: Odelia Ell, 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


1942 ~ HARRY “TAD” MINOR ~ 2020

Harry McCall “Tad” Minor of Medicine Hat passed away on Friday, September 11th, 2020 at the age of 78 years. Harry leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Fay; children, Thane Minor of Medicine Hat, Tammy (Guy) Shapka of Alix, AB, and Tim Minor of Sylvan Lake, AB; grandchildren, Tanner, Teagan, Kate, and Callum; brother, Joe Minor; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Tad was predeceased by his parents, Perry and Kay Minor; brothers, Tony Minor and Tim Minor; and one nephew, Aldon Minor. Tad attended school in Brooks then went to Nebraska to finish high school and play football. At age 16, Tad qualified for the Olympics in trapshooting but was unable to attend because of school. He received his auctioneer training in Iowa, married Fay in 1962 and moved to Winnipeg to start his career at the stockyards. Tad, Fay and their three children came back to Medicine Hat in 1967. He established his reputation as an honest cattle buyer and had several clients for three generations. His wit and one liners were well known. Medicine Hat Golf Course was his summer home where he had many good friends. He was an avid card player and loved the horse races. He had a chair in almost every auction market in Southern Alberta and Saskatchewan and knew most of the ranchers in this area. For many years, Tad enjoyed watching his son in-law Guy Shapka compete as a professional saddle bronc rider. Tad was especially proud of all four of his grandchildren. With his generous emotional and financial support they were able to play many high-level sports as well as attend Nursing and Law School. Tad will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved him. We know he is up there somewhere playing cards and entertaining everyone with his sense of humour. A private family graveside service will be held in October. Memorial gifts in Tad’s memory may be made to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre, c/o Medicine Hat & District Health Foundation, 666 5 St SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 4H6 or to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, c/o Foothills Medical Centre, 1331 29 St NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4N2. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Harry Minor. 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 http://www.saamis.com inquiry@saamis.com Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.


1956 ~ MARJORIE MORROW ~ 2020

Marjorie “Maggie” Marie Morrow of Redcliff, Alberta, beloved wife of the late Lloyd Morrow, passed away on Wednesday, September 2, 2020. The Funeral Service was held yesterday at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Maggie Morrow. 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 http://www.saamis.com inquiry@saamis.com Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.



DALE CLUTE

August 19, 1938 ~ September 17, 2020

Dale Gerald Clute was called home to be with his Lord after a long nine year battle with Alzheimer’s. He passed away peacefully at the Bow Island Health Centre on the morning of September 17, 2020, at the age of 82 years. Dale is survived by his son, Kevin and daughter, Karla (Conrad). He was predeceased by his beautiful wife, Georgia; son, Kelly; parents, Hiram and Mildred Clute; grandson, Everett; twin brother, Darol; brother, Stewart as well as his sisters, Myrtle Foster, Norma Stefaniuk and Berva Clute. Dale was born on August 19, 1938, in Estevan, Saskatchewan. He will be remembered as being a strong and stubborn man with a great sense of humour; for how much he loved his family and for how much he loved his Lord. He will be greatly missed but the family is rejoiced that his pain has ended and he has returned to the arms of the Lord. The family would like to thank the health care providers for all of their love and compassion in caring for Dale over the last year.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-4

“To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

A time to be born and a time to die;

A time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

A time to kill and a time to heal;

A time to break down and a time to build up;

A time to weep and a time to laugh;

A time to mourn and a time to dance.”

A celebration of Dale’s life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations in Dale’s name may be made directly to the Alzheimer Society of Alberta, #201, 770 – 6 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4J6 (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”


EDWARD ROGER ROBERTSON ‘EDDY R’

May 10, 1930 ~ September 15, 2020

Ed Robertson, known to many of his friends as “Brooks” or “Eddy R”, passed away peacefully at his home in Medicine Hat on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at the age of 90 years. Ed is survived by his three sons, Dale (Wendy) and their children: Janis (Trent) Biddiscomb (Brett, Justin, Dylan), Tammy (Terry) Messer (Hailey, Paige, Ashley (Brandon Leroy) and great-great-grandchildren, Nevaeh, Madilyn, Savannah, Gracyn), Jason (Amber) (Jaylynn, Dayvie, Dalmar) and Terri (Josh Tarnaski); David (Kathy) and their children, Erin and Davey (Kristy) (Bailey, Kennedy) and Darren (Misty) and their children, Lindsay and Matthew. Ed was predeceased by the love of his life, Joyce in 2001. Ed was born in Calgary, Alberta on May 10, 1930, and grew up in Yorkton, Saskatchewan with his grandparents, Pauline and Peter Stolar. He moved to Medicine Hat at age 17 and stayed with his parents, John and Grace Robertson. Ed worked at the Cecil Hotel in Medicine Hat and advanced to manager under the ownership of Calgary Breweries at the time. Through his tenure as manager, he travelled to other hotels across Alberta that were owned by Calgary Breweries as a management consultant. A new hotel was being constructed in Hay River, NWT where he was sent to oversee the construction and to manage the facility in the late 1950’s. In 1965, he left the hotel business and became a Bulk Fuel agent for Pacific 66 in Hay River. Throughout his years in Hay River, NWT, he started the Hay River News newspaper, partnered in an auction business and owned a second hand store. For over 35 years, Ed was heavily involved in the community of Hay River through the Chamber of Commerce, Winter Carnival and a number of sports associations; primarily hockey and fastball. He was instrumental in growing a national quality fastball team in Hay River with a number of his close friends and if you ever wondered where he was….you just needed to head to the ball park! Ed enjoyed life to the fullest and made countless friends and wonderful memories over the years. The family will miss him dearly and will cherish the memories he created. A private family interment will take place at a later date. Memorial donations in Ed’s name may be made directly to the Kidney Foundation, 6007 – 1 A Street S.W., Calgary, AB, T2H 0G5. (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”


GEORGE PIPER

1931 ~ 2020

It is with sadness that the family of George Piper announce his passing on September 15, 2020 at the age of 89 years, at the Medicine Hat Hospital. George was born on March 18, 1931 at the Galt Hospital in Lethbridge. He grew up on the family farm with his brother and sister, was home schooled one year, then attended Coulee Bank and Sunalta schools until the school districts were consolidated and then spent the rest of his schooling, where he excelled in mathematics and the sciences at Foremost School and graduated in 1951 with a High School Diploma. He learned to play the violin with George Muza and also the accordion. He started farming in 1950 and retired in 1995. A special friendship developed with Doug Mueller and the Mueller family when together they purchased the Dr. Brit Hunt land and farmed together for many years. He helped build many homes in Foremost (many with Ray Geldriech) and finally his own. A community minded man, he served on Village Council for 39 years, 15 years as Mayor and 12 years as Deputy Mayor. With his aptitude for mathematics the organizations became like a hobby for him and he faithfully and honestly kept financial records for many organizations for many years.

He was a faithful member of the Elks Lodge and served as secretary for five years and treasurer from 1970 to 1994 and served one term as District Deputy. When the Foremost Elks discontinued operation, he maintained his membership with the Bow Island Elks Lodge and continued as secretary-treasurer of the Sage Club from 1994 – 2018. He was treasurer of the Foremost Seed Cleaning Plant through its construction and from 1971 -1996. He served as treasurer for the Foremost Ag Society since 1988, the Foremost Civic Center Arena Committee since 1979 and the Cypress Hills P.C Association until recently. George loved his family and friends and enjoyed all the Piper family dinners, reunions and weddings. Many happy times were spent with Tony Kanig, Jim Hearn, Tony Voeller, John Wutzke, Frank Heck and Mel Boschee sometimes playing bridge and sometimes enjoying 83, just laughing and having a good time.

George is survived by his sister, Lyn Dillenbeck; brother, Douglas Piper; nephew, Rod (Simone) Piper; great-nieces, Lisa (Ryan) Kaupp, Johanna (John), Harty, Candace (Cody) Roome; great-nephews Brandon (Kayla) Piper and Austin (Aspen Larson) Piper; as well as great-great niece Sierra (Ted) Varley and great-great nephews Brady (Brittany Lavoie) Harty and Connor and Carson Roome.

He was predeceased by his parents, John and Ruthea Piper; nephew, Kenneth Reynolds and Ken’s wife, Karen Voeller; brother in law, Bryan Dillenbeck and sister in law, Mildred Piper.

George loved his community and supported all the organizations that made Foremost such a special and unique community In lieu of flowers those who wish may make a donation to the Foremost Community Hall one of George’s favourite projects, or a charity of your choice.

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Joseph Eugene André Bérubé 

1954 ~ 2020

Joseph Eugene André Bérubé passed away on the morning of Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital at the age of 65, after complications from a sudden stroke and cancer diagnosis. The love of his life, Lorna, recently passed away on July 5, 2020. They are now reunited, together forever. André is survived by his son, Paul Bérubé; daughter, Rachelle Bérubé; granddaughter, Eden Bérubé whom he loved to dance with; sister, Diane Bérubé; sister, Ginette Bérubé; brother, Michel Bérubé; and sister, Sylvie Bérubé. Mother, Lauréanne and father, Guy (pre-deceased). At nineteen years old, André joined the Canadian Armed Forces, and it was the Airforce that introduced him to his beloved wife of 42 years, Lorna, whom he met by accident when she sat down at the wrong table to eat. He was a skilled F-18 fighter jet mechanic at the core, but more than that, he led by example and always exceeded expectation. During the Gulf War, he was stationed in Lahr, Germany, where he had the duty and responsibility of an entire squadron and fleet of aircraft. He retired with the rank of Warrant Officer. In retirement, André drove school bus, had a love of RVing, and cruising. A travel planner at heart, he had a talent for sourcing his next itinerary and could meticulously map out destinations, like the New York subway system or the best route to get across Barcelona! He also had an eye for fine art, enjoyed a quality glass of wine and could fix anything! Papa, on se souviendra toujours de toi comme le protecteur et le pourvoyeur de notre famille, la personne sur laquelle nous pourrions compter pour nous soutenir et nous guider vers ce que nous sommes devenus aujourd’hui. Prends soin de maman. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading André Bérubé. 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 http://www.saamis.com inquiry@saamis.com Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.


SHARON LOUISE ROSE FLANAGAN

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Sharon Flanagan, who died on July 31st, one day before her 70th birthday. She leaves to mourn her devoted children Stéphane and Marieke (Patrick); her grandchildren Caleb, Eloïse, and Béatrice; Corinne mother of Caleb; her brother Tom and sisters Margaret, Maureen, Anne-Marie and Jane; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Although Sharon suffered ill health for many years, she always maintained her sense of humour and keen interest in others. She will forever be remembered as generous, kind-hearted, and as someone who fought for the underdog. Her greatest joy was found in the service of others, and her passion and gift for teaching followed her into retirement, as she tutored her grandkids and acted as host mom to foreign students. Due to COVID, the family will hold a private service, and a proper Irish wake once it is safe to do so. In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to the Cross Cancer Institute (where mom waxed poetic about the staff), to Wheels of Hope (without whom she could not have received the excellent care she did), or to the Terra Centre, where she devoted countless volunteer hours. She was always loving, and will be forever loved.

To share condolences, memories, or offer a tribute please visit http://www.southsidememorial.com.

South Side Memorial Chapel

8310–104 Street

Edmonton, Alberta

T6E 4E8

Phone: 780-432-1601


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