October 24th, 2020

October 9, 2020

By Obituaries on October 9, 2020.

1932 ~ EUGENE THOME ~ 2020

Eugene Thome passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at the age of 88 years, beloved husband of Lydia Thome of Medicine Hat. He also leaves to cherish his memory three children, Agnes (Morley) Anheliger, Andrew (Kathy) Thome and Lore (Emil) Luca; five grandchildren, Cole Anheliger; Stephanie Anheliger (Zachary Nicholson); Adam (Skylar) Thome and their children Alex and Sophie; Janessa Thome and Jessica Luca; four brothers, John (Margaret), Mike, Peter and Rudy as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Christina Thome; his brother, Adolph Thome and sister, Rose (Richard) Schulzki. Eugene was born on April 9, 1932 in Odessa, Russia. He met Lydia in Germany and in 1952 Eugene came to Canada and later sent for Lydia to join him. She arrived in 1958 and they were married. They worked hard to raise their family and were together each day until his passing. Eugene enjoyed spending time with his family and loved fishing and watching sports. Dad was a romantic at heart, he loved to read a good love story. His wish was for all his grandchildren to be happily married and he would occasionally tease and drop hints to them regarding this matter. He was competitive and loved to play Canasta with family and friends, the best part of which was him winning the game. The weekly phone calls to his brothers were important to him, all of his brothers were loved by him. The family would like to thank Dr. Ciubotaru, Dr. Motsi and the nurses and staff on 4W and 5E for all their care and compassion in the past week. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the church on Monday from 12:00 – 12:55 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated in the Holy Family Parish (1451 Strachan Road S.E.) on Monday, October 12, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. with Father Iqbal Khurshid officiating. 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 Eugene with a donation, may do so to the Medicine Hat and District Health Foundation (Cheques made payable to MH&D Health Foundation) 666 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4H6 or online at http://www.ourhealthfoundation.ca. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Eugene Thome, 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


1936 – TRUDY MAE BRYANT – 2020

Trudy (Gertrude) Mae Bryant passed away October 3, 2020 at St. Joseph's Hospice after a lengthy, courageous battle with cancer. Trudy was born September 19, 1936 in Minot, ND, the eldest daughter of Lutheran missionaries. Her young life filled with adventure and travel. She travelled as an infant by ship to Bergen, Norway, her first steps filmed in Paris, lived in Madagascar from ages 2-18 where she graduated from the American Boarding High School where she made lifelong friends. Be it freighter ship, airplane (not like now), oxcart, outrigger canoe, mom would tell the stories with pictures to prove it. Her pet Lemur Mak (mok) will never be forgotten. Mom returned to Minneapolis trained as an LPN working in Montana where she married Dad. Together they immigrated to Canada. Living in BC and AB, farming and ranching, until retirement to Medicine Hat in 1997. Mom made her mind up she was moving near her first grandson and daughter – dad had no choice. So, for the last 23 years she was involved and present for her two grandsons – she was their cheering squad no matter what. Mom enjoyed meeting people and making friends writing to many over her lifetime. Her Christmas letters were legendary.
Her Lutheran faith sustained her throughout her life but especially after her illness which she handled with dignity and grace. Mom is survived by her husband Ray of 62 years; son, Stephen (Cheryl), daughter, Brenda (Doug) Bird; grandsons, Michael and Matthew Bird; brother, Melvin Rossing; sisters, Martha Sloboden, Elizabeth Erickson and their families. Trudy was predeceased by her parents Rev. Malvin and Anna Rossing and her brother David Rossing.

“Well done, good and faithful servant….
Enter into the joy of your master”

The Funeral service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERLA CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Tuesday, October 13th, 2020 at 2:00 pm. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, attendance will be limited to 100 people including staff and clergy. We request masks be worn. Live streaming will be available via http://www.saamis.com for Trudy Bryant. In lieu of flowers donations to St. Joseph’s Home, 156 3 Street NE, Medicine Hat AB T1A 5M1 would be appreciated as they provided such wonderful care to mom and her family – providing us such comfort during these last days. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Trudy Bryant. 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.


1941 ~ JOYCE RISLING ~ 2020

Joyce Janette Risling of Medicine Hat died peacefully surrounded with love and prayers on October 4, 2020, at the age of 79 years. Beloved wife of 60 years to Jack Risling, devoted mom to their four children, and deeply loved by her nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren: Sherry (Henry) Curtis and their children, Travis Curtis, Tessa Curtis (children Mataya, Izaya, Jacob, Ariah) Jelena Komanchuk; Kim Bennett and her children Amanda (Patrick) Wallace (children William, Euphoria, Elijah, Xanthe) Kodi Ukaluchuk; Robert (Helena) Risling and their children, Amelia (Joel) Mackie (children Olivia and Owen) Derrick Risling, Isaac Risling, Isabella Risling; Siblings Merle Meyer, Barry Meyer, Pam Meyer, Wendy Meyer, Wanda Forster; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Joyce was predeceased by her son Rodney, parents Herbert and Alice Meyer, and sister Shirley Akerstrom.
Joyce loved to tell stories and would often tell the story regarding her birth. She was born on a farm in a home converted from a granary, rather than the hospital in Medicine Hat. When telling the story she would say with much chagrin, that because her dad promised her mom that if she had the baby on the farm, he would buy her a new kitchen suite, she now has Hilda Alberta listed as the place of birth on her birth certificate. Joyce married Jack, the love of her life in 1960, they resided in Medicine Hat for most of their marriage apart from two years in Winnipeg Manitoba, where the twins Rodney and Robert were born. Joyce worked at the Redcliff Glass Factory for around 18 years and maintained many close friendships long after the factory closure. Joyce loved reading and was always active, she loved to garden, play ball (back catcher) in an organized league in her youth and as a young mother, have foot races with her kids and sew Barbie clothes for Sherry and Kim's dolls, to name a few. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and teaching them how to bake things from scratch. She was fiercely loyal to her family and Church and spent her life helping to serve their needs. In 1962 Joyce was baptized in the Roman Catholic Church, she deeply loved and was devoted to our Lord Jesus and our Lady, she read scripture daily, went to daily mass and prayed countless rosaries, novenas and chaplets for her family, friends and the world. (if she knew you she was praying for you) She was a true servant of Jesus Christ. The Funeral Vigil will be celebrated at HOLY FAMILY PARISH on Friday, October 9, 2020 at 7:00 p.m., at 6:30 p.m. the Vigil liturgy is preceded with the full recitation of the Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Dcn. Robert Risling presiding. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at HOLY FAMILY PARISH Saturday, October 10, 2020 1:00 p.m., Fr. Iqbal Khurshid presiding. Interment to follow in the Roman Catholic Section at Hillside Cemetery. THE FUNERAL, VIGIL AND ROSARY SERVICES WILL BE STREAMED LIVE VIA MEDICINE HAT HOLY FAMILY CHURCH YOUTUBE PAGE.
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, clergy and funeral home staff.
To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Joyce Risling, 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. 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.


DICK ROSENDAL

1948 ~ 2020

It is with a heavy heart that Henny announces her beloved husband, Dick Rosendal, passed away peacefully at his home in Medicine Hat on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at the age of 72 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced upon completion. (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"


DOUG WYATT SR.

1923 ~ 2020

Please join the family for a memorial gathering to honour the late Doug Wyatt Sr. who passed away on July 28, 2020. The memorial will be held at the Connaught Golf Club (Vallely Practice Area), 2802 – 13 Avenue S.E., Medicine Hat on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 2:00 pm. Watch for signs. Dress is outdoor casual. In case of inclement weather, the gathering will take place inside the Connaught Golf Clubhouse. Memorial donations in Doug’s name may be made directly to the Connaught Golf Club (Junior Golf Program). Please call 403.504.9715 if you have any questions. (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"


JOHN ROBERTS

Family and friends gathered privately in Cook’s Chapel this past Saturday to celebrate the life of John Roberts. A glass of John’s favourite wine, Royal Red, was shared in honour of his carefree nature and the love of his family. His memory will never be forgotten.

I see you wish the days away,
Begging to have me home,
I’ll try to send you signs,
So you know you’re not alone!

His Life Lived…
His Life Cherished…
His 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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