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By Obituaries on October 14, 2020.

1927 ~ Helene Wolodchenko ~ 2020

Helene Eugene Wolodchenko of Medicine Hat passed away on October 8, 2020 at the age of 93 years, beloved wife of the late Stephen Wolodchenko. She leaves to cherish her memory two children, Shirley Black (Chuck Switzer) and Ronald (Ingrid) Wolodchenko; son-in-law, Larry Paton; four grandchildren, Stefan (Jolene) Black, Dayna Black (Phil Lupton), Nicole Wolodchenko and Tyron (Barb) Paton; seven great grandchildren, Maddie, Jacob, Kashton, Justin, Tawnie, Keeley and Kaden as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased her husband Steve; one daughter, Marlene Paton; one granddaughter, Candace Wolodchenko and three brothers and sisters. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. Those who wish to remember Helene may do so to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Helene Wolodchenko, or you may visit http://www.pattisonfuneral home.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


1931 ~ DELINA WIDMER ~ 2020

Delina Bernice Widmer of Medicine Hat passed away on Sunday, October 11, 2020 at the age of 89 years, beloved wife of the late Alvin Widmer, whom she married on October 4, 1955. She leaves to cherish her memory three children, Cedric (Debbie) Widmer, Brenda Widmer and Colleen (Robert) Diacon; three grandchildren, Ethan Diacon, her first grandchild and her pride and joy, with laughter and smiles they loved each other with all their hearts, Darcey (Melanie) Closs and Charmayne (Steve) Reinhart; five great grandchildren, Brayden, Emma, Levi, Arjun and Keegan. She was predeceased by her parents, Christian and Sophie Metzger; her husband Alvin on February 9, 1997; four brothers and five sisters. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Friday from 9:30 – 10:25 a.m. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Friday, October 16, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend.
You 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.
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. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. Those who wish to remember Delina with a donation, may do so to St. Joseph’s Home, 156 3in rd Street N.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 5M1. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@ pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Delina Widmer, 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


1948 – BRENDA ST. PIERRE – 2020

Brenda St. Pierre passed away on Monday, October 12, 2020 at the age of 72 years, beloved wife of Dave St. Pierre of Redcliff. She also leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Aaron St. Pierre (Melissa Golby) and Matthew (Jessica) St. Pierre. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Brenda St. Pierre, 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


MARY ULBRICHT (nee RIES)

November 29th, 1954 October 11th, 2020
It is with great love and sad hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, Mary Ulbricht, at the age of 65 years. She faced each day of her two-year battle with cancer with courage and strength. Mary Leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband of 44 years, Wayne Ulbricht; her three sons, Travis (Kyla) Ulbricht, Cody (Gabbie) Ulbricht and Colin (Shelby) Ulbricht; seven beautiful grandchildren, Brylin, Ries, Olivia, Leon, Warren, Mackenzie and Roland; her father, Roy Ries; two brothers, Ron (Jean) Ries and Mike (Darlene) Ries. Mary will also be remembered by her sisters-in-law, Eileen Witts (Reid), Brenda Siegers, and Sheila (Ron) Papove, Rita (Ken) Ireland, Lana (Richard) Miller; and her brother-in-law, Vic (Lori) Ulbricht. Mary was predeceased by her mother, Katie Ries; parents-in-law, Jake and Lydia Ulbricht; and brothers-in-law, Bert Siegers and John Witts. She will be fondly remembered by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and wonderful friends. Mary and Wayne were best friends and together they raised a family, loved to travel and enjoyed all of life’s simple blessings. Mary loved her family more than anything and devoted her years to her boys, taking them to hockey and baseball and was always their biggest cheerleader, she loved the many jobs she held over the years. Whether it was doing taxes, working an election or at the diagnostic lab, she made friends with everyone and did her work with joy. Mary loved working in her beautiful garden, golfing, cooking, baking and having coffee with friends. She very much enjoyed her years of dragon boating and the special relationships she built with her teammates. Mary’s door was always open, and she would make anyone feel welcome at her table. Her smile and laughter could light up any room. Mary’s great joy in life were her grandchildren and she was very proud of her role as Nana. Mary lived a life in which she chose to be happy everyday, and she made you feel loved every time you saw her. She will be dearly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel, #1 Dunmore Road SE on Thursday, October 15th, 2020 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm or at Victory Lutheran Church, 2793 Southview Drive SE, on Friday, October 16th, 2020 from 12:00 to 12:55 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at Victory Lutheran Church on Friday, October 16th, 2020 at 1:00 pm with Pastor Roland Weisbrot officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, attendance at services is limited to 100 people including funeral staff and clergy. Live streaming is available through the Victory Lutheran Church website (https://victorylutheran.ca). Memorial gifts in Mary's memory may be made to the Carmel Hospice at St. Joseph’s Home, 156 – 3rd Street NE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5M1 or to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29th Street NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N2 Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Mary Ulbricht. 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.


ROBERT WAPPLE

1987 ~ 2020

It is with the heaviest of hearts that the family of Robert Paul Wapple announce his passing in Medicine Hat on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at the age of 32 years. Robert will be lovingly remembered by his father, Kevin Wapple of Medicine Hat; mother, Heather Ann Wapple of Lethbridge; sister, Nicole of Calgary; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins as well as his cat, Macaroni. Robert was predeceased by his grandmother, Mary MacFarlane and grandfather, Mel Wapple; aunt, Wendy Lipinski and his uncle, Boyd Wapple. Robert was born in Medicine Hat on November 7, 1987. This is where he grew up and attended Webster Niblock, CHHS and Medicine Hat College. In his younger years, Robert played youth soccer, baseball, hockey and golf and continued to play golf as an adult. He had a variety of interests and a keen mind in which he was constantly seeking knowledge. Robert held a 3rd class power engineer certificate and had completed 3 of 6 requirements for second class certification. He held various positions as an apprentice electrician, maintenance in healthcare and in the family business. Previous to his passing he was working as a power engineer. Robert had numerous traits that he will be remembered for including being funny, sarcastic, caring, kind, gentle, smart, loving, wonderful and adventurous. He will be forever remembered! A private family service was held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel with Murray Jaster officiating. Memorial donations in Robert’s name may be made directly to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 204 – 1865 Dunmore Road S.E., Medicine Hat, AB., T1A 1Z8 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 119 – 14 Street N.W., Calgary, AB., T2N 1Z6.. (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"


SHIRLEY JOHNSTON

1941 – 2020
Mrs. Shirley Diane Johnston of Milk River, beloved wife of the late Mr. Charles Johnston, passed away with her loving family by her side at the Milk River Health Centre, on Friday, October 9, 2020, at the age of 79 years.
Shirley is survived by 3 daughters, Agnes (Russell) Dobrocane of Milk River, Irene (Roy) Marceniuk of Bonnyville, Betty (Jason Childs) Graham of Medicine Hat; 1 son, Robert (Linda) Johnston of Milk River; grandchildren, C.J. and Kristin Dobrocane, Kayla and Kurtis Marceniuk, Mathew and Hayley (David) Graham, Dayton Johnston, and Brooke (Brian) Ferguson; sisters, Betty (Mike) Owens and Joanne (Morris) Sosick.
Besides her loving husband Charles, Shirley was predeceased by her parents, John and Agnes Popel and brother Jonnie Popel.
Shirley was the eldest daughter born to John and Agnes Popel. She attended school from grades 1-6 in Winnifred and grades 7-12 at Gershaw High School in Bow Island. She went on to graduate from Nursing Aide School in Calgary, and then worked in Claresholm and Taber before moving to Milk River to work at Border Countries General Hospital. There she met the love of her life, Charles Johnston. After getting married, Shirley dedicated her time to being a full-time mother and housewife.
Some of Shirley’s simple pleasures were working on the farm, gardening, cooking, baking and Scrabble. She enjoyed attending school events for her children and grandchildren, such as school plays, sporting events, theatre and many others. In her spare time, Shirley loved to sew, read, knit, bowl, have coffee with friends and neighbors, and complete any puzzle she could find.
A private family service will be held at 10:00 am, on Friday, October 16, 2020.
Those who wish may watch the livestream at: https://www.fhwebsites.org/ymb/ obituary/Shirley-Johnston . Please note: the livestream link will be available on the Martin Brothers website below Shirley’s obituary at 9:45 am.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish may make a donation to the Prairie Rose Lodge 117 3 Ave NW, Milk River, AB T0K 1M0 or the Milk River Tree of Hope, c/o Milk River Health Centre, 517 Centre Ave NE, Milk River, AB T0K 1M0.
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