May 11th, 2021

November 20, 2020

By Obituaries on November 20, 2020.

1928 ~ FRANCES MORLEY ~ 2020

Surrounded by her family`s love, Frances Anne Morley (nee Kusler), beloved wife of the late Donald Morley (2004) passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at the age of 92 years. Frances was born in Medicine Hat on August 17, 1928, the youngest of six children to Caroline and Henry Kusler. She grew up on the family farm in the Graburn area. Frances finished high school at St. Theresa`s Academy in Medicine Hat and then attended Garbutt’s Business College. Frances was employed with PFRA where she met her life long partner. On September 12, 1953 she married Donald Morley and together they raised their three children on the corner of fifth and division. Their home was always filled with love, laughter and good food. Frances was a great cook, famous for her pies, buns and kuchen. No one left their home hungry and the door was always open, especially for their children’s friends. After Donald’s passing, Frances moved into the Wellington, where she met many special friends and created a wonderful family there. In her new home she blossomed, becoming a well respected and integral member of the Wellington community. As a member of the social committee, Frances worked hard to raise funds for various projects at the Wellington. The staff at the Wellington treated Frances so well and it was her home for 12 wonderful years.
When mobility became difficult, Frances moved to Good Samaritans where she got to know so many wonderful staff that helped her daily. They became her family too. During this difficult time they made her laugh and took such good care of her, for that her family is deeply thankful. Fifth Avenue Memorial United Church and her faith have always been very important to her. The members of Unit #5 were a big part of her life and many became life long friends. Frances will be remembered for her wonderful smile, her kind and caring way, and for being a good listener. She never complained and never wanted to be the center of attention, she was always so humble. She leaves to cherish her memory her three children, Donna (Brian) Schneider, Michael Morley (Norma Hodgson) and Jim (Elisabeth) Morley; her 7 grandchildren, (Lindy (Darrell Archibald) Schneider, Janay (Kyrk) Stenberg, Rylan (Amy) Schneider, Logan Morley, Braden (Leah) Morley, Amanda Morley (Gord), Derek Morley (Val); five great grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Rachel Kusler as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Frances was predeceased by her loving husband, Donald Morley; parents, Caroline and Henry Kusler; four brothers, Eugene Kusler, Art Kusler, George Kusler, and Beny Kusler; sister, Ruth Krausz; daughter-in-law, Val Morley; sister-in- law’s, Doris Williams, Louise Kusler, Marge Kusler and Florence Kusler.
The family will be holding a private celebration of life on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel, # 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5. Friends are invited to view the service by live streaming at Streaming will begin at 10:55 a.m. on the day of service. Memorial gifts in Frances’s name may be made to Medicine Hat & District Health Foundation, 666 – 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4H6. Condolences may be sent to subject heading Frances Morley. Funeral arrangements 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 Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.

1934 ~ CLARA THOMPSON ~ 2020

Clara Thompson passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at the age of 86 years. The Graveside Service was held yesterday, November 19, 2020 at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Clara’s name may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Clara Thompson. Funeral arrangements were 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 Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.


1920 ~ 2020

It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the passing of Martha Helen Wilson (nee Erickson) on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, in Medicine Hat at the age of 100 years. This is a time of both sadness and celebration. It is a time to remember the remarkable woman that she was – kind, caring and loving. Family was everything to Martha. She is survived by her loving children, Rod (Rhonda), Darryl (Elaine) and Myra (Gary) Evert; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; sister, Ethel Laurence in La Grande, Oregon as well as numerous nieces, nephews and close friends. She was predeceased by Gordon, her beloved husband of 72 years; parents, John and Anna Erickson; ten siblings; daughter-in-law, Georgina Wilson and grandson-in-law, James Toronchuk. Martha was born on April 22, 1920, at home on the Erickson family farm north of Lancer, SK., and was delivered by her grandmother who was a mid-wife. Martha pitched softball in her younger years then played golf and curled when they lived in Abbey, SK. She was an excellent cook, baker and made the best buns and bread ever! Everyone always remarked when they stopped in for coffee, that she would go to the deep freeze and bring out a plate of delicious goodies. Martha had a quick wit about her and an excellent memory. She enjoyed playing cribbage and faithfully watched every Blue Jays game. She lived a long and healthy life and Martha’s family was so blessed to have had her with them for as long as they did. Martha’s memory will be remembered with a private family celebration at a later date. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at 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
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John J Penner of Medicine Hat, formerly of Rosemary and Brooks, passed away November 17, 2020 at the age of 97 years. Left to cherish his memory are his children Layol (Doug) McRae, Cheryl (Ray) Bergen, and Glade (Phyllis) Penner; grandchildren (Paige Riegel (Jamie Adams), Kelsey (John) Anderson, Melanie (Peter) Bosomworth, Andrew (Brett) Bergen, Matthew (Amber) Penner, and Cameron (Tiffany Kaminsky) Penner; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Dad was predeceased by his parents and 7 siblings and his beloved wife Hilda in 2017.
Dad arrived in Canada from Orenburg, Russia in October of 1926 at the age of 3. The family settled first in Provost and then Rosemary, AB. In 1951 he and Hilda Klassen were married, and together they built a life and raised a family at Rosemary. They moved to Medicine Hat in 1999.
Dad believed in a good day’s work and in helping one’s fellow man. He valued peace, love, friendship, and community. Everyone who knew him considered John a good man.
A special thank you to Dad’s caregivers at Meadow Ridge Seniors Village and to MHRH staff, particularly ER and 5W staff.
A virtual celebration of life is planned. Details to be announced.

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