January 15th, 2021

January 6, 2021

By Obituaries on January 6, 2021.

1934 ~ GERHARD BROST Sr. ~ 2021

Gerhard Brost Sr., beloved husband of Helga Brost, passed away peacefully into the arms of Jesus on January 4, 2021. Along with Helga, he also leaves to mourn his passing his children, Rosemarie (Rudolf) Merkle, Gerhard (Hilma) Brost, Ute (Kyle) Rehill; grandchildren, Stefan (Stacey) Merkle, Dennis (Irina) Merkle, Aaron (Sherry) Brost, Tim (Jenna) Brost, Sara (Grant) Hopkins, Adam (Sarah) Rehill, Kelsey Rehill; great grandchildren, Lillia, Amery, Rosa and Aksel Merkle; Maria, Vanessa, Angela and Olivia Merkle; Kyler and Kristopher Brost; Nic, Drake and Milo Brost; and Finley Hopkins. Also, his brother Friedhold (Irmin) Brost; Helga’s sisters in Germany, Ursula (Siegfried) Jassmann, Gerdi Neuweiler, Rose (Harry) Siegloch; and numerous nephews, nieces, great nephews and great nieces. He was predeceased by his parents Immanuel and Erna Brost. Born in 1934 in Dennewitz, Bessarabia, Gerhard’s life was marked by travel and relocation. At six years old he lost his Dad in the war, and soon after he fled Bessarabia with his mom, his brother and extended family. After several short-term stays in Eastern European countries, he eventually settled in West Germany where he met his beloved Helga Karr and they married in 1955. Finally, a long period of settling down followed as they raised their three children in Fuerfeld, Germany. One of his careers was to drive long distance bus tours throughout Europe and the middle east. During one of these trips to Israel, he embarked on his personal journey with God and eventually the entire family came to love and serve God. He loved to recount the stories of Bessarabia and his travels and had particularly fond memories of his early childhood. In 1974, Gerhard led the family on a new adventure, this time to a new home in Canada. Soon the entire family, including mom Erna and brother Friedhold with family joined. Settling in Medicine Hat, he returned to his early career in carpentry and soon started a construction company. Gerhard and Helga enjoyed many happy years in retirement with their grandchildren and great grandchildren. They eventually moved into Chinook Village, before health issues saw him moved into long-term care at Masterpiece. We are so thankful for the wonderful staff there who made him as comfortable as he could be. He is finally at rest in his forever home. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (Masks are mandatory and a limit of 10 people at one time is permitted in the viewing area). A private family interment service will take place, with a celebration of life to be held when the entire family and his friends can gather in one place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mustard Seed, 503A Allowance Ave SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 3E8 or to Opportunity International Canada 145 Lincoln Rd, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 2N8. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Gerhard Brost, 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


1935~ LENO ALBERTINO TONIN ~2021

It is with great sadness the Tonin family announces the death of our dear husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather Leno Tonin (age 85) on January 3, 2021. Cherishing his memory are his loving wife Evan; son, Bruce (Theresa) Tonin; and daughter Janet Tonin (Will Zaichkowski). Five wonderful grandsons and one great grandson were a joy of his life: Brayden (Samantha) Tonin, Austin and Daylan Tonin; Alexander and Nicholas Zaichkowski and baby Axel Tonin who added light to his last months. Leno is also survived by his sister Elsa Proctor of Lethbridge as well as numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws. He was predeceased by his parents Louis and Antonietta Tonin, brothers Joe and Philip (Banjo) Tonin and his sisters Mary Joynson and Carmen White. Leno was born in San Martino, Italy in 1935 and came to Medicine Hat as an infant. He attended St. Louis School and St. Teresa's Academy. As a young man he loved to skate and was known for his hockey skills. Leno was a talented tradesman who at the age of forty-three went back to school and earned both his journeyman printer and millwright tickets. Leno was the guy who could fix or build almost anything. A quiet man, he loved his home and garden. During the summer, family and visitors would admire his lovingly tended gardens and in the winter he built furniture for his family. He was a true craftsman. Leno requested there be no funeral and no flowers. A private memorial will be held at a later date. If you wish to honour Leno’s memory please consider a donation to St. Joseph’s Carmel Hospice c/o 156 – 3 St. NE, Medicine Hat, T1A 5M1; or to the charity of your choice. Thank you to the staff at St. Joseph’s Carmel Hospice for their quiet compassionate care of our family. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Leno Tonin, 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 ~ MARGARET REINBOLDT ~ 2020

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the death of our beloved mother. Margaret Rose Reinboldt (nee Riffel), passed away in Medicine Hat with family by her side on Wednesday, December 31, 2020, at the age of 77 years, after a short battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of the late Donald Reinboldt for 51 years. Margaret Rose was born in Prelate, Saskatchewan on November 16, 1943. She was raised in Fox Valley, Saskatchewan where she attended school and spent her childhood. Margaret Rose Riffel married Donald Reinboldt on March 23, 1963 in Medicine Hat at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church. In 1966, they moved to Fox Valley, Saskatchewan to take over the family farm where they began a very successful trucking company, Don Reinboldt Trucking & Excavating. During those years, they also began to travel, having adventures beyond our dreams in Las Vegas, Mexico, Hawaii, and Laughlin. She was also a devoted mother and wife who enjoyed spending time with her family, especially watching her grandkids grow. Her greatest joys were her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was blessed with exceptional culinary skills and got great joy from baking and cooking her wonderful meals to her family and friends. In her spare time, Margaret was an avid gardener, loved planting flowers and enjoyed watching game shows, hockey and curling. She will be remembered fondly and sorely missed. Margaret Rose was predeceased by her parents, Vincent and Rose Riffel, and her husband, Donald. She is survived by her loving children; Donita (Warren) Meyer, Dean (Denise) Reinboldt, Darcy Reinboldt; grandchildren, Stefan (Chantel) Meyer, Kassondra Meyer (Trevor Lethbridge), Dayton and McKenna Reinboldt (Tye Opalinski), Ashton and Santana Reinboldt (Daniel Janik); great-grandchildren, Goldie and Navy Meyer, and Riley Yamada; two sisters, Irene Koch, and Louise (Tom) Sandau, and numerous nieces and nephews. She will always leave a legacy of care, warmth, and strong sense of family. Her family would like to offer our sincere thanks and gratitude to Dr. B Durand, and his medical staff. As well, a heartfelt thanks to Dr. Gerharni and the wonderful staff at the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre. Thank you to the amazing staff at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, Floor 5 Palliative Care for the care Margaret received during her last few days of her life, especially Chelsie for her kindness and support. The family is also grateful for Dr. Gerald Lim and the exceptional staff at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private graveside service will be held at Hillside Cemetery with Life Celebrant, Pat Grisonich. Those who wish to remember Margaret Reinboldt with a donation, may do so to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre (make cheques payable to the Medicine Hat and District Health Foundation) 666 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4H6 – please specify department; or to A.J.’s Loan Cupboard (Alan Joys Memorial Fund Society) Box 45006, McKenzie Postal Outlet, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 7H3. To e-mail an expression of sympathy please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneral home.com subject heading: Margaret Reinboldt, or you may visit http://www.pattison funeralhome.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


FRANK McCONVILLE


In God's Care

Last week, Frank’s family gathered at Cook’s to honour the life of this much loved and caring man. Special tributes were shared of memories which reflected on a life well lived.

An angel to remind me
even though we are apart,
Your spirit is always with us
forever in our hearts.

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"


JOHANN (JOHN) LEEB

October 1, 1933 ~ December 20, 2020
John Leeb of Nanaimo, BC, formerly of Medicine Hat, Alberta, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 20, 2020 at the age of 87 years. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 65 years, Sieglinde; his son, Harold (Joy); grandson, Jared (Elizabeth); granddaughter, Amber (Shamis); brother Alex (RoseMarie); sister Ann (Frank); brother- in- law, Eric; Aunt Rose and cousin John; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as cousins in Germany and Romania. Predeceased by his parents, Anselm and Teresia; his sister, Mary; his uncle John; and niece Alixes.
John was born October 1, 1933 in Knees, Banat, Romania. He often spoke of the hard times during his early years; being raised by his grandparents when his parents were sent away and how relentless his grandmother was at seeing lawyers to obtain passports and visas so John and his brother, Alex, could join their parents and sister who had immigrated to Lancer, Saskatchewan in 1948. However, complications with the visas meant an arduous journey, with John and Alex finally arrived in Canada in August, 1950. The family moved to Medicine Hat, Alberta in 1951.
John worked at I-X-L Industries in Medicine Hat, retiring in 1992, after 40 years. John and Sieglinde enjoyed socializing with friends at the German Canadian Harmony Club in Redcliff. They spent many happy times taking road trips and camping with their Volkswagen Westfalia camper. They liked to spend winters in California, Nevada or Hawaii and were extremely fond of taking cruises. They relocated to White Rock, BC in 1994. In 2016, they moved to Nanaimo, to be closer to their son, Harold.
In recent years, John suffered from many health issues but he suffers no more.

Death takes the body,
God takes the soul,
Our mind holds the memories,
Our heart keeps the love,
Our faith lets us know
That we will meet again.


At John's request, there will not be a funeral service.


VIOLA BERES

Forever Loved

New Year’s Eve in Cook’s Chapel, the family celebrated the beautiful life of a mother and grandmother, Viola Beres. Many tributes from her family and a video tribute captured the essence of who she was.

I am at peace, my soul’s at rest,
There is no need for tears…
For with your love, I was so blessed,
For all those many years.

Her Life Lived…
Her Life Cherished…
Her 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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