November 25th, 2020

November 14, 2020

By Destinee Mattson on November 14, 2020.

1921 ~ EVA FINDLAY ~ 2020

Eva Findlay of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Telford Findlay, passed away on Monday, November 9th, 2020 at the age of 99 years. Eva leaves to cherish her memory her children, Colleen (Clarence) Haaf, Colette (Murray) Mayer, and Merlin (Pat) Findlay; grandchildren, Matt (Laura) Haaf, Jessica (Clay) Montoya and Kristopher Mayer; great-grandchildren, Kingston and Grayson Haaf and Nova and Clove Motoya; brother, Otto Schäfer; sister, Alma Zerr; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Eva was predeceased by her husband, Telford, parents, Christian and Ludwica Schäfer; four brothers; and two sisters. A private family graveside will take place on Monday, November 16th, 2020 at Hillside Cemetery with Deacon Terry Olson officiating. Mom was very devoted to her family. Her Grandchildren and later Great grandchildren brought her special joy. She spent countless hours in her garden tending her flowers and raspberries. She was an exceptional cook and her cabbage rolls and buns were family favorites. Mom also enjoyed sewing and we all cherish the beautiful quilts she made. For the past few years Mom was a resident at Riverview care center. She was often found roaming the halls in her wheelchair checking on everyone. Mom was well cared for there. She loved all her “girls” and they loved her back. Mom your bright blue eyes, feisty spirit and beautiful smile will be missed by all. Memorial gifts in Eva’s memory may be made to Alberta Pound and Rescue Centre (APARC), 1002 South Railway Street SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 2W2 or to the S.P.C.A., 55 Southview Drive SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Eva Findlay. 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.

 

 


 

1922 – JOSEPH HEIDINGER – 2020

Joseph Heidinger of Medicine Hat passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at the age of 98 years, beloved husband of the late Anna Heidinger. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Joseph Heidinger, 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

 

 


 

1958 ~ TERRY EMPEY ~ 2020

Terry Empey of Medicine Hat, AB passed away on November 7, 2020 at the age of 62 years. Terry leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Helen; parents, Kenneth and Beverly Empey; son, Kurt (Sara) Empey; daughter, Ashley (Mark) Sjolie; grandson, Noah Sjolie; brother, Randy (Lori) Empey; brother-in-law, John (Darlene) Lech; mother-in-law, Alma Lech; and numerous in-laws, friends, nieces and nephews. Terry was predeceased by one brother, Wayne Empey. Terry was unable to work since 2007 due to declining health but still loved to play board games and checkers with Alma, cards with his parents, especially 31 and spending time with his grandson, Noah. Terry also loved his beloved cat Lacey. We love you Terry. In honour of Terry’s memory donations may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Canada, 100, 16812 – 114 Avenue NW Edmonton, AB T5M 3S2 or Canadian Hemochromatosis Society, Suite 285 – 7000 Minoru Blvd Richmond, BC Canada V6Y 3Z5. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Terry Empey. Funeral arrangements completed by

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.

 

 


 

1989 – BROCK WIEBE – 2020

The family of Brock Armand Joseph Wiebe are heartbroken to announce his passing at the age of 31 years. He leaves to cherish his memory his parents Sharna and Trevor Wiebe; his sister Shaylena Wiebe and her children Carson and Noah; his brother Tyler Wiebe; grandparents, Jeanine Wiebe and Armand Denis as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his grandfather Johnny Wiebe and grandmother Karen Denis; uncles, Ken Denis and Kevin Wiebe. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Monday, November 16, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Brock Wiebe, 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

 

 


 

 

 


 

DR. FLORENCE MELCHIOR

1956 ~ 2020

 

Florence passed away at St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice in Medicine Hat on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, at the age of 64 years. She is survived by her beloved son, Logan MacDougall; precious grandchildren, Kai and Zoe; eleven siblings, Richard, Floyd, Edith, Marie, Frank, John, Betty, Michael, Ron, Lorraine and Greg as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Florence will also be remembered by her nursing colleagues and the former RN students who passed through her classes. She was predeceased by her parents, Margaret (nee Benkendorf) and Lawrence Melchior and one sister, Millie Watson. The family would like to thank Dr. Cathy Horsman, RN Danette and HCA’s Jamie and Debbie from Home Care for many years of care and to many good neighbours and friends: Betty and Johnnie Dyck, Mary Jean Thompson, Susan Sexsmith and Deacon Terry Olson and his wife Theresa. Also, thank you to St. Joseph’s Home for their wonderful care and support. A private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MHC RN program, the Arthritis Society, The Canadian Association for the History of Nursing, or to St. Patrick’s Parish, Medicine Hat. (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”

 

 


 

KATRINA McLELLAN

May 2, 1926 ~ November 11, 2020

Katrina was born in Drumheller, AB to Harry and Marie (Ewasiuk) Kobewka. Marie passed away from pneumonia when Katrina was 2 1/2 years old. Aunts and Uncles helped look after Katrina and her brother Steve until Harry remarried. He married Mary (Kachulak) and they had a daughter named Laura. The family moved to Coleman in 1942. Katrina moved to Blairmore in 1952 with her first husband Jim Reid and their three children. Jim and Max Brown built the Sleepee Teepee Motel there and the three of them, along with Max’s wife, operated the business until Katrina and family moved to Medicine Hat in 1957. Katrina worked in retail over the next 30 years, often as a manager and also as a clothing model on CHAT TV. She was a fabulous cook (Oh! That flapper pie!). She taught herself to sew beautifully. She was a whiz at Canasta. Her warm sense of humour and loving personality will be sadly missed. Family was always #1 to her. Katrina was predeceased by her birth mother, Marie; her father, Harry; step-mother, Mary; her first husband, Jim; two sons, Daniel and Arnie Reid; her second husband, Hugh McLellan. She is survived by her daughter, Laurie Reid-Brown; daughter-in-law, Sally (Arnie) Reid; two grandchildren, Christine Hauck (Leon), Michael (Jamie) Reid and Mandy Reid; two great grandchildren, Mila and Sonya; step-sister, Laura (Stauffer). In honour of Katrina’s memory donations may be made to Core Association 412 – 3rd Street SE Medicine Hat, AB T1A 0H1. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Katrina McLellan. Funeral arrangements completed by

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.

 

 


 

MICHAEL RICHTER

A week ago today, Michael’s family privately gathered at Cook’s to honour the life of this much loved man. Dr. Andrus shared special memories from the family and a video tribute reflected many years of his remarkable life.

 

He’s boarded the train

And waved his last goodbye…

His journey’s just begun

To a heavenly destination in the sky.

 

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”

 

 


 

1950 ~ GLORIA ANN EBELHER ~ 2020

 

Gloria Ann Ebelher was born December 28th, 1950, and she passed away on November 11th, 2020. She was pre-deceased by her husband Max who was the love of her life. She is survived by her daughter Maxine (Pat) Volk; son, Lyle (Tammie) Ebelher; grandchildren, Melissa (Tyler) Brown, Matthew (Alyssa) Volk, Alicia (Tyler) Johnston, Temara Ebelher and Clayton Ebelher; great-grandchildren, Richard Volk and Mia Brown. Gloria will be fondly remembered for her love of music, especially country and old time 50’s rock and roll. During their years, Gloria and Max enjoyed traveling from coast to coast in Canada and the United States on many bus trips where they met many great friends along the way. She enjoyed traveling to Las Vegas, Hawaii and Disneyland. Gloria always looked forward to going out for lunch with her cousins and friends that she met while working at Zellers. She also enjoyed meeting with friends at the local farmer’s market where she was able to listen to the music while visiting. Camping, cooking and gardening were also activities that Gloria greatly enjoyed. Her grandchildren meant the world to her and she cherished and enjoyed all the time she was able to spend with them – which was blessed and abundant. Each of her grandchildren have many great memories that they will remember her by. These memories include:

 

Melissa:

I remember spending many days with gramma during my childhood. We went camping in Cypress Hills, and she always had the crunchy orange Cheetos with her. Gramma would always let me eat as much junk food as I ever possibly wanted. I also remember making delicious cherry pie with her one time when she came to visit me. She wrote the recipe for me in her handwriting, and I will save that recipe forever. I’m happy my gramma got to see me get married and meet my daughter Mia. Her favourite color was purple and now purple reminds me of her. I will miss calling and messaging her just for quick chats.

 

Matthew:

I remember all the sleepovers that I had with Grandma and Grandpa Ebelher at the Liebenthal Farm.

 

Alicia:

I remember spending as much time at Grandma and Grandpa Ebelher’s house as I did at my own house. We would craft and finger paint when I was young. When I got older, we would ride horses, quads and dirt bikes across the field to Grandma’s house. She always had her delicious pumpkin cake or rhubarb kuchen waiting for us. I also remember all the fun that we had when Gramma and I went to visit Melissa and Tyler in Kelowna. Most recently, I remember seeing so much joy on Grandma’s face when we danced together on my wedding day this past summer.

 

Temara:

I remember spending time in the kitchen with grandma making pickles and kuchen. I also remember dying easter eggs at her place every year. When it was close to Christmas, we would go to grandma’s house and we would snoop under the Christmas tree trying to guess what she got us for Christmas. Every year we would beg to open one gift early, and every year she would let us open a few.

 

Clayton:

I remember spending time with grandma while we made pickles and stuffed the jars full of cucumbers. I also remember the many one on one visits that I had with grandma, and I remember helping to take care of her when her health started to decline. When I was at grandma’s house, I would help maintain the yard by cutting and watering the grass. Grandma always appreciated having green grass outside her house to look at.

 

A graveside service will take place on Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 with Major Murray Jaster officiating. Memorial gifts in Gloria’s memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 220, 6223 – 2 Street SE, Calgary, AB T2H 1J5.\ or the Canadian Cancer Society, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2P5. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Gloria Ebelher. 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.

 


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