January 15th, 2021

January 13, 2021

By Obituaries on January 13, 2021.

1927 – REV. ARTHUR ZELLER – 2021

Rev. Arthur, was called home to be with his Lord and Saviour on Saturday January 2, 2021 at the age of 93 years, beloved husband of Annettte Zeller for 51 ½ years. He also leaves to cherish his memory two children, four grandchildren and one great granddaughter: son, Darrell (Bonnie) Zeller of Medicine Hat and Darrell’s children, Adam Zeller and Kristen Zeller (Tyler Gordon and their daughter Stella); daughter, Carol (Wayne) Kopchia and their children Michelle (Zacharias) Geib and Jason Kopchia (Lindsay Clarkson) of Calgary; and Annette’s sister Betty Byrne of Gilbert, Arizona. Arthur was predeceased by his parents Christina and John Zeller Sr., his daughter-in-law Margaret Zeller in 2007; his brothers, John Jr. (Lillian), Ernest (Ellenore); sisters, Erna (Kenneth) Edwards, Leona (Gordon) Weidman; his first wife Leona (Ries) in 1966, and by two daughters in infancy, Sandra and Cynthia. Arthur was born on July 26, 1927 in Paris, Romania, then immigrated to Canada that year with his parents to live in the Golden Prairie district of Saskatchewan. In his teens, Arthur went to Edmonton to C.T.I. to complete his education. He then went on to Sioux Falls North American Baptist Seminary. After that, he was Ordained into the Ministry and served various churches in Saskatchewan and Alberta. After his wife’s passing, he took a nursing course and became a Registered Nursing Orderly, serving on the Riverview Nursing Home in Medicine Hat for 7 ½ years. It was around this time he met and married Annette Farquharson and they married July 19, 1969. Later he took employment with the Medicine Hat Travelodge for 10 ½ years as their building Maintenance Manager. During this time he began to have health problems and had an Angioplasty and could not return to work, so began his time helping to raise his grandchildren, which he loved and enjoyed every day of. Art also loved his garden and every spring couldn’t wait to see it grow. His hobbies were fishing and golfing but the love of his life was his children and grandchildren and great granddaughter Stella. He also continued to serve as pastor whenever called upon to fill the pulpit. He enjoyed travelling with his wife for many years. They enjoyed camping years, visiting relatives, making new friends and catching up with old friends. We will miss him forever, but God will take care of him and some day we will meet again in Heaven. Friends and family are invited to pay their respects at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday evening between 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (Masks are mandatory) Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Jamie McDonald and Pastor Michael Deibert co-officiating. Family and friends are invited to remotely attend the funeral service by searching for the Pattison Funeral Home youtube page where the video will go live 10 minutes prior to service time. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. Those who wish to remember Arthur Zeller with a donation, may do so to the Whispering Pines Camp, Box 23110, Medicine Hat Mall PO, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1B 4C2. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Arthur Zeller, 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


1930 ~ BONOGOFSKI ~ 2021

Barbara Bonogofski, beloved wife of Peter Bonogofski of Medicine Hat, passed away peacefully in the loving arms of her husband at Age Care Valleyview on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at the age of 90 years. She is lovingly remembered by her daughters, Ann (Larry) Flaig of Assiniboia, Saskatchewan, and Betty Ann Bugg of Lethbridge, Alberta; her grandchildren, Justin (Jackie) Bugg of Lethbridge and their children Heston and Holden, Jennifer Bugg (Jamie Arnold) of Coaldale and their children Reese and Linden. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Evelyn Kurtz; and many nieces and nephews. Barbara is predeceased by her parents, Lawrence and Magdalena Kurtz; her daughter, Patty Bonogofski; her son-in-law, Terry Bugg; her siblings; as well as extended family members. Mom enjoyed gardening, especially when it came to her flowers and tomatoes. Family and friends enjoyed coffee and mom’s delicious dishes that she would serve up in no time at all. The grandchildren and great grandchildren put a smile on her face, a skip in her step, and warmed her heart. Mom fought hard the last few years, but chose to join her daughter, Patty in Heaven. She has become an angel for those who need her. We will hear her Hail Mary’s whispered gently for all! Thank you to the staff of Age Care Valleyview for the care and support mom received and dad continues to receive. The funeral service will be held on Friday, January 15, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB, with Father Francis Tran officiating. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions the service will be by invitation only. Friends are invited to view the service by live streaming at http://www.saamis.com. Streaming will begin at 10:25 a.m. on the day of service. Memorial gifts in Barbara’s name may be made to Alzheimer’s Society, 201, 770 – 6th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4J6. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Barbara Bonogofski. 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 http://www.saamis.com inquiry@saamis.com Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.


DEL MUDRACK

May 15, 1935 ~ January 9, 2021

It is with profound sadness that the family of Odelia ‘Del’ Theresa Marie Mudrack, announce the passing of their beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. She passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice in Medicine Hat on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at the age of 85 years. Del was born to proud parents Tony and Marie Mercier on May 15, 1935, and raised in Ponteix, SK. She married Nick Mudrack in Edmonton on September 3, 1960. They had four sons and a daughter and have resided in Redcliff for the past number of years. Del’s Catholic faith was very important to her and she faithfully attended church weekly. Her children and grandchildren were very special to her and she always enjoyed their visits. She loved going to bingo, time spent at the casino, tending to her garden and nurturing her household plants. Mom’s message to everyone was to “Enjoy Life”. The family would like to thank Home Care, Dr. Motzi, Dr. Jeraj and the nurses and staff with St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice for their care of Del over these past number of months. Family also extend a very special thank you to Stephanie Gyorkos for her love and attention to Del’s needs over the years. The family would like to extend their graditude to Eileen, Kelley and Peggy for their help with mom. Del is survived by her sons, David, Dennis, Jamie and Tom; grandchildren; David’s children, Josh, Jordan and Damon; Susan’s children, Zoe, Rain and her son, Jairus; Jamie’s children, Joel, Jay and Aubri; siblings, Terry (John) Fafard, Joe (Jeanne) Mercier, Lu (Jim) Gunther, Ray (Denise) Mercier and Anne (Mike) Noel as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Del was predeceased by her loving husband, Nick; daughter, Susan and sister, Rose (John) Byrne. The Private Funeral Mass honouring Del’s life will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, 238 – 2 Avenue N.E., Medicine Hat on Saturday, January 16, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. with Father Roque Pereira celebrant. Those wishing to watch the Funeral Mass via livestreaming are encouraged to visit http://www.cooksouthland.com and click the View Broadcast button on the homepage at service time. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at http://www.cooksouthland.com) If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to a charity of one’s choice. 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"


PEGGY ANN CARNEGIE (MEIER)

1968 ~ 2021
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Peggy Ann Carnegie, of Redcliff, AB, on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at the age of 53 years. A memorial service was held yesterday at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB. Memorial gifts in Peggy’s name may be made to Medicine Hat & District Food Bank Association or Alberta Pound and Rescue Centre (APARC). Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Peggy Carnegie. 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 http://www.saamis.com inquiry@saamis.com Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.


VALENTINE “VAL” HOFFNER

1930 ~ 2021
Valentine Hoffner of Medicine Hat, AB, beloved husband of Anna Hoffner, passed away on Saturday, January 9th, 2021 at the age of 90 years surrounded by family. Val leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Anna; children, Sharon Cartwright, Brian (Shirley) Hoffner, Charlotte (Dale) Roberts, Harvey (Janice) Hoffner, Linda (Pat) Friesen, Corinne Hoffner, Dale (Sandra) Hoffner, Donna Hoffner, Randy (Margo) Hoffner, Colleen (Scott) Wilson; 22 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sisters, Frances DeBoer; Helen Leismeister; and Irene Hoffner; as well as numerous nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Mary Hoffner; brothers, Johnny, Adam, and Martin; sisters, Phyllis Hoffman, Mildred Heinz, Anna Volk, and Katie Wendalen. Valentine farmed at Liebanthal, SK with his wife, Anna, by his side from 1954 to 1994 before making Medicine Hat their home. It was at that time, that Valentine started playing slow pitch which he loved doing. When he retired from the game at age 83, it did not stop Valentine and Anna from going down and watching games every night. He also enjoyed fishing, playing pool, BINGO, and dancing with Anna. He will be greatly missed by all. The Funeral Service will be held at HOLY FAMILY PARISH, 1451 Strachan Road SE MEDICINE HAT, AB T1B 4V3, on Thursday, January 14th, 2021 at 11:00 am with Father Rodel Abanto officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Due to current COVID-19 -19 restrictions, attendance will be by invitation only. However, you are invited to view the service via livestream through You Tube via Medicine Hat Holy Family Church. Memorial gifts in Valentine's memory may be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Valentine Hoffner. 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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