October 26th, 2020

September 26, 2020

By Destinee Mattson on September 26, 2020.

1160 Obituaries

1934 ~ ANTONIO GRISONICH ~ 2020 

Antonio Grisonich of Medicine Hat passed away on September 23, 2020 at the age of 86 years, beloved husband of the late Anna Grisonich. He leaves to cherish his memory three sons, Robert (Shelley) Grisonich, Patrick (Kristin) Grisonich and Boris Grisonich; four grandchildren, Ashley, Michael, Laurel and Connor and his sister, Paula Auber of Slovenia. He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Anna Grisonich on November 3, 2019; two brothers, Guido Grizonic and Luciano Grizonic and two sisters, Tina Mancini and Lilija Husic. Those who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Sunday from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Family and friends will gather for prayers in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m. or you can remotely attend by going to youtube.com and search for Pattison Funeral Home which will be live ten minutes prior. The funeral mass will be celebrated in the St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church ( 238 – 2nd Avenue N.E.) on Monday, September 28, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Roque Pereira celebrant. (The mass will not be live streamed). Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. 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, funeral home staff and church participants. Those who wish to remember Antonio Grisonich with a donation may do so to St. Joseph’s Home (for furniture in Medicine Hat), 156 3rd Street N.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 5M1. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneral home.com subject heading: Antonio Grisonich, 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


1943 ~ CAROLINE MILLER ~ 2020

Caroline “Carol” Susan Miller of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Donald Miller, passed away on Monday, September 21st, 2020 at the age of 77 years. The Funeral Service was held yesterday at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL. Memorial gifts in Carol’s memory may be made to the Canadian Liver Foundation, 1010 – 1 Ave NE #309, Calgary, AB T2E 7W7. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Carol Miller. 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.


1951 ~ EDGAR BLAQUIERE ~ 2020

Edgar “Ed” Joseph Blaquiere passed away on September 24, 2020 at the age of 68 years, beloved husband of Bev Blaquire of Medicine Hat. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to remember Ed with a donation, may do so to the Carmel Hospice (St. Joseph’s Home) (for furniture in Medicine Hat) or the Medicine Hat News Santa Claus Fund. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Edgar Blaquiere, 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


1952 ~ LINDA KLEIN ~ 2020

Linda Elaine Klein passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s surrounded by her family on September 17, 2020. Survived by her loving husband Leo Klein of 49 years. Lovingly remembered by her sons, Lenny (Angela), Leroy (Gail), and Lyle Klein; daughter, LeAnn Klein; grandchildren, Kajun, Georgia, Hunter, Aurora, Ty Rey, Gabriella, and Savanah. She was predeceased by her older sister, Marge Thomas. Linda took great pride in making her house a beautiful home for her family. She would spend many hours tending to her yard and beautiful flowers in the spring and summer. In the winter she would spend her time baking and cooking for family and friends. Linda always had fresh baking to offer if you stopped by for coffee. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Linda Klein. Funeral services will be announced at a later date. 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.


GAETZ, Sister Bernadette (Theresa)

May 19, 1939 – Medicine Hat, Alberta

September 19, 2020 – Calgary, Alberta

Sister Bernadette (Theresa) Gaetz, Sister of Charity of St. Louis, died peacefully at Swan Evergreen Village in Calgary, AB, on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at the age of 81 years, 62 of those years in religious life.

Bernadette was born in Medicine Hat, AB, the 8th of fourteen children, three of whom died as infants. She grew up in a busy household and knew the value of sharing in the work at hand and in a healthy give-and-take. In 1956, she joined religious life and made her profession in 1958. Her years of varied service included: nine years of teaching in Melville, SK, and Medicine Hat, AB; seven years of parish ministry at St. Francis parish in Edmonton; six years as Provincial Leader of the SCSL West; five years as Administrator of John Paul II Center in Regina, SK; twelve years as General Councillor in Rome and Montreal, QC; and two years of service at St. John’s convent in Calgary, AB. In addition to a B.Ed. from the U of A, Bernie attained a B. of Theol. from Newman Theol. College in Edmonton, and a M. of Theol. from St. Paul’s U, in Ottawa.

Bernie had many gifts that were strongly supported by her deep faith and love of God. She had strong leadership and organizational skills which served her well in all of her ministries. The SCSL province benefited greatly from her financial acumen and her ability to think and plan for the long-term. In any task she undertook, she gave of herself without counting the cost. She had a good sense of humour and enjoyed good companionship with family members, friends and sisters. In her last days, she expressed again and again a deep gratitude for all God’s manifold blessings during her life.

Sister Bernadette will be lovingly remembered by her SCSL sisters; her family – sisters, Kay Bowes, and Shirley (Howard) Sharpe; brothers, Raymond (Gladys), Pius (Frances), Leo (Johanne), and Jim (Rachel), sisters-in-law, Ann (Martin), Ruth (Joe), and Penny (Robert), brother-in-law Frank (Rosemarie) Besplug; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, friends and co-ministers.

She was predeceased by her parents, Christian and Mary (Zahn) Gaetz, sister, Rosemarie (Frank Besplug), brothers, Martin (Ann), Joe (Ruth), and Robert (Penny).

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private ceremony to celebrate Bernie’s life will be held. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Sister Bernadette’s obituary at http://www.McInnisandHolloway.com.

We are grateful for the excellent and extraordinary care and attention given to Bernie by the staff at Swan Evergreen Village and she was blessed to be able to spend her remaining days in her own ‘home’ at Swan Evergreen.

In living memory of Sister Bernadette Gaetz, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, AB T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.


JAMIE PRAWDZIK

1968 ~ 2020

It is with sadness that the family announces the passsing of a beloved son and brother, Jamie Joseph Prawdzik on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at the age of 51 years. The celebration of Jamie’s life will take place at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this Funeral Service will be limited to 100 people. Those wishing to watch the service via Live Streaming are invited to click on the link on the website at http://www.cooksouthland.com just prior to the service time. (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”


LEO A. BERNARD, CD2

1932 – 2020

Leo A. Bernard at the age of 88 years and one week, passed away peacefully at his favourite spot the trailer, with his beloved wife of sixty three years, Carole by his side on Wednesday, September 23, 2020.

Besides his loving wife Carole, left to cherish his memory are his daughters Susan (Rob) Northmore of Kingston, Ontario, Frances Wubben (Brian Roche) of Kingston, Ontario and Jo-ann (Ian) Mc Taggart of Medicine Hat; son Leo (Carolann) Bernard of Kingston, Ontario; grandchildren Paul Wubben (Cassie Haylor), David Wubben (Deanna Macdonald), Elizabeth Bernard (Nick Maschi), Amanda Boutilier (Sean Bowen), Craig and Carey Roche; special granddaughter Molly Martinson; great grandchildren Ruby and Edith Bowen, Hugo “Gator” Bernard. He is also survived by his sister Linda Serafin and brother Albert Bernard; many nieces and nephews; grand pets Tessa, Momma and Three.

He was predeceased by son Charlie and grandson Joseph.

Leo served with the Canadian Armed Forces for thirty five years and retired as the Command Chief Warrant Officer of the Military Special Investigation Unit. Serving with the C Pro C, Military Police and SIU.

Leo will be privately remembered by his family. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Leo’s name may be made directly to the Alan Joys Memorial Fund Society, Box 45006, Mackenzie Drug Outlet, Medicine Hat, Alberta TIA OBI.

The family would like to thank the EMT’s and RCMP who responded as well as Mark and Sharon, Tina and Kevin for their support. A special thanks to Ian and Jo-ann for your support and help over the last fifteen years.


MARY FISCHER

1930 ~ 2020

Mary Fischer was welcomed into the arms of Jesus, with her children by her side, to be reunited with her beloved husband, Bill, on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at the age of 90 years. Left to cherish Mary’s memory are her children, Marlene (Bill) Janot, Barry (Gigi) Fischer, Sheila (Murray) Pfeifer and Lori (Glen) Stickelmier; nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Bill; son, Wes; one great-grandson; three brothers; three sisters as well as numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Mary was born in Schuler on July 3, 1930, and raised on the family farm. She married William on November 3, 1951, and together they farmed in Hilda where Mary also drove school bus. In 1991, they retired to Medicine Hat and lived in various beautiful places within the community. Her last move was to the Havenview Care Centre where she resided until her passing. The family would like to thank the entire staff at South Country Village for the excellent care and compassion they provided to their mother over the years. A Celebration of Mary’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Monday, September 28, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Bob Church officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Due to restrictions in place from the Chief Medical Officer of Health regarding COVID – 19, funeral services are currently limited to no more than 100 attendees. As a courtesy, Mary’s service will be live streamed through the Cook Southland website. Those wishing to experience the service via the live stream are encouraged to visit http://www.cooksouthland.com and select the video stream button on the homepage at service time. (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”


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