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February 12, 2021

By Obituaries on February 12, 2021.

1929 ~ BETTY BRODIN ~ 2021

Betty Mabel Brodin of Medicine Hat passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at the age of 91 years. She leaves to cherish her memory three children, Sandra Hofer (Tony Davis), Linda (Mike) Baisley and Verna Scott; six grandchildren, Kristian, Dianne (Mark), Laurie (Fabian), Scott, Catherine (Les) and Stuart (Lisa); five great grandchildren, Olivia, Mason, Cohen, Adyson and Easton; her sister, Sonja (Henry) Rieder and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Ben and Signe Rud; her beloved husband Walter and son-in-law Don Scott.
Betty was proud to be the daughter of Norwegian homesteaders. Growing up and going to school in High Bank (Seven Persons area), she often shared childhood stories of her life in rural Alberta. Her family moved to Medicine Hat in 1949 where she worked at Taylor Brothers Grocery. In December 1950, she married the love of her life, Walter and moved to farm together in Orion. Betty was very involved in the Orion community ~ local hair stylist, cake decorator, seamstress, Women’s Institute, Community Association and school bus driver. Family and friends were her top priority and she cherished the traditions associated with both. Betty celebrated her family with immense love and pride.
In 1974, they moved to Medicine Hat where Betty managed a clothing store “Irene Hill” for many years. She continued to grow her circle of treasured friends. Betty loved to be involved in community and demonstrated a passion for relationships and self-giving. Whether it was travelling with the Good Samaritans, celebrating her Heritage in the Sons of Norway, or deepening her commitment to faith and church, she did it with amazing energy and love. In 2014, she chose to make her new home at Meadowlands Retirement. Betty was known as a joyful and positive inspiration to staff and residents alike. She truly loved and felt loved by her Meadowlands’ family. Betty’s family thanks Meadowlands for their loving care and their companionship. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honour Betty, may make a donation to a charity of your choice.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private funeral service will be held in Victory Lutheran Church (2793 Southview Drive SE) on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. James C. Bredeson, Chaplain Dallas Hjorth and Pastor Roland Weisbrot officiating. Family and friends are invited to watch the celebration of Betty’s life live streamed at: (select livestream). To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: subject heading: Betty Brodin, 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

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 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

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 through the webcast link on Justin’s memorial page starting at 2:55 pm. Condolences may be sent through or to 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 Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.

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