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January 26, 2021

By Obituaries on January 26, 2021.

1953 ~ CAROL ANNE LeBLANC ~ 2021

Carol LeBlanc (Greene) passed away on January 24th, 2021 at the age of 67 years. She leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband, Albert; children, Melanie Hermann (Darcy), Stacy Rieger (Jeremy), Jamie Greggains (Erin); Albert’s children, Curtis (Glenda), Jerome (Tasha), Chantel Sieben (Keith); together, Travis (Amber); four sisters, Mavis Ball (Malcolm), Trudi Henderson (Willard), Leila Giese (Calvin), and Gloria Wenman (Pat); brother, Cal Greene (Wanda); 17 grandchildren; and three great-grandchickenens. Carol was predeceased by her parents, Art and Gertrude Greene; Mom on New Years Day 2010 and Dad in April 2010. Also, her father and mother-in-law; as well as nephews, Brad and Blake Ball. She will be remembered for her humor and wit—and many would chuckle saying “here comes trouble” or “the old bag”. Even after having had five strokes she wouldn’t give up. As a past time she would enjoy the company of friends, anytime or anywhere. She had a passion for doing puzzles, wonderwords, and crosswords. Volunteering her time at the Post was never far from her heart. The family would like to thank the staff at Brain Injury Relearning Services for all their support over the past six years. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions a private family interment will be held. Donation’s in Carol’s memory may be made to Brain Injury Relearning Services, 856 Allowance Ave SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 7S6 or Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, 200, 119 – 14th Street NW, Calgary, AB T1A 7L5. Condolences may be sent to subject heading Carol LeBlanc. 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 Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.

1956 ~ DARCEY HOWELLS ~ 2021

Darcey Sheldon Howells of Medicine Hat passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at the age of 64 years, loving husband of Carol Howells of 44 years. He also leaves to cherish his memory three brothers-in-law, Gordon (Deidre) Wagner, Bruce Wagner, and Gary (Barbara) Wagner; sister-in-laws, Brenda Nunweiler (Randy Hammel) and Lorraine (Lyle) Bradley; nieces and nephews, Amber and her son Cayle, Michelle, Crystal, Jaime, Jodi, Caitlyn, Cindy (Brian) Sunderlund, Bruce (Kristi) MacDonald, Carla, Shawn, Celeste, Lyle and Carmen. He was predeceased by his parents, Elsie and Russell Howells; Carol’s parents, Harold and Magdalene Wagner; brother-in-law, Darryl Nunweiler; two brothers, Harold, and Lyle in infancy; two sisters, Yvonne and Claire; nephew, Russell MacDonald and niece, Colleen Howells. Darcey was very involved with the Medalta and Top Hat Bingo. The family would like to thank the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Clinic and nursing staff on 4W for their wonderful care. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Tuesday evening from 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 Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant, Pat Grisonich. 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 Darcey with a donation, may do so to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Clinic (make cheques payable to the Medicine Hat and District Health Foundation) 666 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4H6 – please specify department. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@ subject heading: Darcey Howells, or you may visit 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


October 14, 1938 – January 3, 2021

With sadness, we share the passing of Beth Elaine Lemke. Beth is survived by her loving husband, Ed; daughter, Michelle; and grandchildren, Sky, Desirae, and Quinn. Predeceased by her son, Mark.
Beth was born in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan to Cecil and Margaret Raymond. Beth attended Briercrest Schools for High School and Bible College in Caronport, Saskatchewan. She also attended Nursing school in Medicine Hat, upon which time she met and fell in love with her tall handsome man, Ed! In one exciting weekend, Beth graduated with her Nursing Degree, she and Ed got married and they moved to Portland, Oregon. It was in Portland where Beth began her Nursing career while Ed attended Masters school. They had their two beautiful children, Michelle and Mark, and made the decision to return to Medicine Hat to raise their family.
In 1985 Beth and Ed moved to Nanaimo, BC to purchase the jewelry store, Marquis Jewels. A few years later they built their dream home in Nanoose Bay, BC where both she and Ed continued to live to this present day. They also opened a Marquis Jewels store in Qualicum Beach, which they sold in 2007 to begin a wonderful retirement adventure together.
Beth was very passionate about everything she pursued from nursing, Christian Women’s Club, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Worship Team singing at Parksville Baptist Church, her friendships, Briercrest Schools (where her children attended), and many more creative ventures. However, most important to her in her later years were her kids, and grandkids.
Beth had the most loving, patient, and forgiving spirit towards everyone she cared for! She will be forever loved and missed.
Ed and Michelle Lemke

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1938 ~ 2021

Mr. Donald Pearce, beloved husband of the late, Shirley Pearce, passed away at St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice on Friday, January 22, 2021, at the age of 82 years. Further announcements will follow upon completion of the arrangements. (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
"Locally owned & directed"


1936 ~ 2021

It is with a heavy heart that Evelyn Leismeister announces that her beloved husband, Francis ‘Frank’ Xavier Leismeister passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, on Friday, January 22, 2021, at the age of 84 years. Frank was born on October 20, 1936, in Maple Creek, SK. He married the love of his life, Evelyn on June 20, 1959, sharing 62 beautiful years together. Frank liked to keep busy especially tinkering around in his garage. In his leisure, he so enjoyed curling, snowmobiling and hunting. Frank was an avid gun enthusiast having collected many over the years. He will be forever remembered in the hearts of his family, beloved wife, Evelyn; sons, Darcy (Kerri), David and Gregory; grandchildren, Troy, Kalee and Zachary; sisters, Tilly Schafer and Kathy (Clem) Kuntz as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his parents, Jacob and Dorothy Leismeister; siblings, Basil, Jack and Lorraine. A private family funeral service will be celebrated at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel with Father Iqbal Khurshid officiating. Columbarium placement will follow at Hillside Cemetery. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at If friends so desire, memorial donations in Frank’s name may be made directly to the SPCA, 55 Southwest Drive S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 8E8. 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
"Locally owned & directed"

James T.R. Oldham

January 24, 1941 – Jul 4, 2020 James (Jim) passed away in Vancouver, B.C., on July 4, 2020, with his loving wife Bawne by his side. Besides Bawne, Jim is survived by his daughter Kathryn (Kevin and his daughters Lindsay, Ashley, and Heather and their families) and son Mark (John), who all miss him greatly. His sister Marilyn (Bill) and brother Don (Lee), and brothers and sisters-in-law James (Judi, since deceased), Dave (Cheryl), Daphne, Richard (Donna), Ken (Joanne) and Bill (Joanne) and their families also mourn his passing. Jim was predeceased by his parents, John (Jack) and Margaret, as well as his sister-in-law Linda and brother-in-law Bernie.
Born in Alberta in 1941, Jim grew up and had many fond memories of his formative years in Medicine Hat, including attending the World Scout Jamboree of 1957 in the UK. After graduation from the U. of Alberta (Calgary) in 1963 with a BSc, Jim spent his career primarily in the Oil & Gas industry, starting in Thompson, MB, with lengthy stops in Fort St. John, BC (where many wonderful friendships were made), Medicine Hat, and then eventually to Calgary, where he retired from Shell Canada in 2003.
What started as summer club swimming for his kids turned into Jim's long association with amateur and Masters sports (swimming and cycling). Named as Medicine Hat's 1981 Civic Recognition Award recipient for his dedication as Head Coach of AMAC (the swim team), many more years of involvement with Calgary's swimming community followed. Post-retirement, Jim became involved with Masters Cycling (and made many more wonderful friendships) as a member of the Calgary Crankmaster Cycling Club. Upon moving to Vancouver in 2007, Jim continued his love of sports and volunteerism and was a very proud volunteer at the 2010 Olympics.
Over the years Jim enjoyed travel to Asia and Europe (including the epic 2009 bike trip to WWII historical sites in Northern France and a memorable trip with Kathryn to Prague in 1994), and most recently staying slightly closer to home with annual trips to the Coachella Valley.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Donations in Jim's memory can be made to St. Paul's Hospital (the family is extremely appreciative of the care he received while in hospital), the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, or

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