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February 11, 2021

By Obituaries on February 11, 2021.

1923 ~ MARY DIETELBACH ~ 2021

Mary Dietelbach of Medicine Hat, AB passed away on February 5, 2021 at the age of 97 years. A private family service was held yesturday at SAAMIS MEMORAIL FUNERAL CHAPEL. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Mary Dietelbach. 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.


1930 ~ ANNA HOFFNER ~ 2021

Anna Mary Hoffner of Medicine Hat, passed away on Monday, February 8, 2021 at the age of 91 years. Anna was born on January 17, 1930 in Mendham, Saskatchewan, the only child of Nels and Catherine Folk. She leaves to cherish her memory ten children, Sharon Cartwright of Brantford, Ontario; Brian (Shirley) Hoffner, Charlotte (Dale) Roberts, Harvey (Janice) Hoffner, Linda Friesen (Pat Hintz), Corinne Hoffner, Dale (Sandra) Hoffner, Donna Hoffner all of Medicine Hat, Randy (Margo) Hoffner of Sherwood Park, and Colleen (Scott) Wilson of Medicine Hat; twenty two grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren and her uncle Jack (Verna) Bischoff. She was predeceased by her parents, Nels and Catherine Folk; her husband Valentine Hoffner on January 9, one great grandson; her uncles Valentine and Frank Bischoff; her aunts, Aloysia Folk, Mary Lutz, Helen Hirsch, Barbara Heidrich, Lena Wist, Rose Duchscherer and Ivy Bonogofsky. On April 15, 1950 she married Valentine Hoffner in Medicine Hat. They moved to the farm near Liebenthal in 1954. While on the farm mom was very busy raising her family. She spent many hours with all aspects of farm life. When they retired to Medicine Hat in 1994, she loved to play bingo. She was amazing at crocheting, cooking, sewing and all handi-crafts. Her family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the entire staff at River Ridge for the excellent care of our mother for the past 4 ½ years. As well, her daughter Donna who went above and beyond to care for and make sure that Anna’s every need was met. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Thursday evening between 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (Masks are mandatory and social distancing is required during that time). Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private funeral mass will be celebrated in Holy Family Parish on Friday, February 12, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Rodel Abanto celebrant. Family and friends are invited to watch the funeral mass online; please go to Youtube.com and in the search line type in Medicine Hat Holy Family Church. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. Those who wish to remember Anna Hoffner may do so with a donation to Alzheimer Society, Alberta and Northwest Territories. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Anna Hoffner, 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


1933 ~ AUDREY SCHAFFER ~ 2021

Audrey Doreen Schaffer (Paulson) beloved wife of the late Harvey Schaffer passed away peacefully with her children by her side on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at the age of 87 years at the Wellington Retirement Residence. Born in Medicine Hat to Edwin and Amanda Paulson on November 4, 1933 where she grew up and later met the love of her life, Harvey Schaffer, who she was married to for 63 years. She is survived by her children: Darrell (Ruth) Schaffer, Sandra (Terry) Goldade, Dale Schaffer, Brian (Ericka) Schaffer, and daughter-in-law Ann (Bill) Ferguson, eight grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, her brother Russ (Lynne) Paulson, sisters Janice (John) Judge and Carol (Jim) Lines, sisters-in-law Bernice Paulson, Lorine (Howard) Mock, and Alice Schaffer, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families. She was predeceased by her husband Harvey (2015), son Terry (2002), parents Edwin and Amanda Paulson, brother Howard Paulson, and in-laws Peter and Helen Schaffer.
Audrey was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Audrey and Harvey raised their family in Redcliff, where she worked for Medalta Potteries before becoming a proud mother raising her five children. She enjoyed having family dinners on a regular basis, as she was an amazing cook. Cooking things like strudels and dumplings was her specialty, which the entire family always looked forward to. Audrey also enjoyed gardening and her yard was proof as it always looked amazing. She was involved for years volunteering for the Redcliff Lionettes and the Redcliff Seniors Society. Audrey was a kind and thoughtful woman who will be loved and missed dearly by all who knew her.
The Wellington Retirement Residence was the place Audrey called home for the past four years, and our family is grateful to Dr. Monty and the amazing team of caregivers at The Wellington, that assisted in her daily care and comfort.
A private time of remembrance will be held at the PATTISON CHAPEL on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend. 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. If anyone so desires, memorial tributes in Audrey’s name may be made directly to AJ’s Loan Cupboard, Bay 4, 602A Clay Ave. SE, Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 3V2. Condolences to the family may be expressed by emailing office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Audrey Schaffer, or you may visit http://www.pattisonfuneralhome.come to leave a message of condolence.
Funeral Arrangements are by the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 540 South Railway St. SE, Medicine Hat T1A 4C2


1945 ~ IRIS EGAN ~ 2021

Iris Yvonne Egan passed away on Friday, February 5, 2021 at the age of 75 years, beloved wife of Delenor Egan of Medicine Hat. She leaves to cherish her memory two brothers, Clifford (Anne) Elle and Eric (Caroline) Elle and one sister Janet (John) Schaefer; her nieces and nephews, Margaret Elle, Debbie (Michael) Krisa, Karen (Ian) Stewardson, Christopher (Sarah) Schaefer, Curtis (Heather) Schaefer, Lathom (Ashley) Elle and Ilka (Chad) Vecqueray, numerous great nieces and nephews; Iris’s brother-in-law, Doug (Grace) Egan and their family She was predeceased by her parents, Mabel and Ernest Elle and one nephew Corbin Elle. Iris was born on December 7, 1945 in Medicine Hat and was raised at Horsham, Saskatchewan. She attended school at Horsham and then Medicine Hat. She worked at Riverview Nursing Home for many years. She was a faithful member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and loved reading the Bible, Chicken Soup for the Soul and doing word circles. She sat with many seniors and volunteered at Southview School. She loved people. Iris was a member of many groups including Saint John’s Ambulance, the Medicine Hat and District Historical Society, the Womans Christian Temperance Union and Medicine Hat Pro Life. On June 26, 1988 she married Del Egan. She will be remembered for her warm smile and hugs. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Friday, February 12, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Ryan Reeves 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 Iris may do so with a donation to the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Iris Egan, 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


1983 ~ JUSTIN OVESON ~ 2021

We are sad to announce the sudden passing of Justin Oveson of Medicine Hat, AB on February 7, 2021, at the age of 37 years. He leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Hajnal Oveson; sister, Tania Oveson (Ashley) Jones. Special Auntie, Annalisa; special cousins, Rainbow, Scott and Julie; the Niwa family, Greg (Doris), Janice, Lindsay and Lindsay’s son Parker who had a special connection with Justin calling him “Uncle Ove.” As well as numerous Aunts, Uncles, cousins and friends. As a young boy, Justin loved riding his motorcycle and practising Karate. When he moved to Medicine Hat he joined hockey and met lifelong friends BJ, TJ, Logan and Leif, who remained his best friends throughout the years. Justin (Ove by many of his friends) was happiest when he was with “the boys,” Vio and Val holding a special place in his heart. He loved to travel, loved the beaches and the waves. He was devoted to his health and fitness and rode his bike, running the steps and jogging daily but he always had room for his mum and sisters baking. Justin’s laugh and smile will be missed by many. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5, on Friday, February 12th, 2021 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Due to Covid-19 restrictions a private family service will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2021. Friends are invited to view the service via live streaming at http://www.saamis.com through the webcast link on Justin’s memorial page starting at 2:55 pm. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Justin Oveson. 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.


ROBERT “BOB” JAMES ROLICK

1947 ~ 2021
Bob Rolick of Lethbridge passed away at the Parkview Meadows Good Samaritan’s Residence in Lethbridge on February 5, 2021 of the age of 73 years. He will be remembered with love by his daughter Dana; brother Bud (Faye) Rolick and niece Bille Jo (Geoff). Bob was predeceased by his parents, Bill Rolick in 1986 and Peggy Rolick in 1999. Bob grew up in Burstall, Saskatchewan and later spent most of his adult life working for Alberta Transportation in Medicine Hat and Lethbridge. He spent most of his winters curling, becoming quite proficient at it and made many friends throughout Saskatchewan and Alberta. But, his main enjoyment was world travel; starting at the age of 18 and ending recently when he had to return from Thailand due to Covid. At Bob’s request, no funeral will be held. A private family interment will take place at a later date in Hillside Cemetery, Medicine Hat. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Bob Rolick, 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


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