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By Obituaries on February 23, 2021.

1924 ~ VICTORIA DEIS ~ 2021

Victoria Deis (nee Lerner) passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at the age of 96 years. A private family funeral mass was celebrated at Holy Family Parish 1451 Strachan Road SE MEDICINE HAT, AB T1B 4V3 on Saturday, February 20, 2021. Those who wish to honour Victoria with a donation, may do so to the Heart & Stroke Foundation 200, 119 – 14th Street NW, Calgary, AB T1A 7L5. Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Victoria Deis. 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.


1929 – 2021
Elinor Elizabeth Robertson (nee Rowley), beloved wife of the late David Robertson, passed away peacefully in Bow Island on the morning of Saturday, February 20, 2021 at the age of 91 years.
As a result of current regulations regarding COVID-19, a memorial service will be held at a future date. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at
Elinor is survived by her three daughters Sheila (Pat) Stearns of Seven Persons, Valerie Robertson of Lethbridge and Laurie (Robert) Cooper of Bow Island; four grandchildren Tammy (Peter) Poole, Chris (Suzanne) Stearns, Nicole Cooper and Tara Cooper; five great grandchildren Olivia Poole, Levi Poole, Kennedy Stearns, Tori Stearns and Avery Reesor. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Cassie Robertson of Tucson, Arizona and numerous nieces and nephews.
Elinor was predeceased by her husband of sixty-six years, David Robertson; parents Norton and Grace (nee McGhee) Rowley; four older siblings Adella (John) Deibert, Gordon (Jean) Rowley, Bunny Rowley and Walter Rowley; her in-laws Hugh and Barbara (nee Donald) Robertson; brothers-in-law Donald (Jean) Robertson and Bill Robertson.
Family, immediate and extended, was Elinor’s primary focus and passion. She also loved music, and she shared this gift with the community, especially St. Andrew’s United Church. Volunteerism filled Elinor’s life and heart with joy and purpose. She was actively involved with many church committees and groups, as well as community endeavors, which included the many clubs and groups with which her children were involved. The hospital auxiliary, especially palliative care, the Bow Island Tourism Board, and St. Andrew’s United Church music programs were several, of the many, that were dear to heart. As a lifetime caregiver, Elinor’s life motto was “have an attitude of positivity and the good days will outnumber the down ones.”
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Elinor’s name may be made directly to the St. Andrew’s United Church Memorial Fund, Box 36, Bow Island, Alberta T0K 0G0.


1933 – 2021
Anton Hermann, beloved husband of the late Marianne Hermann, passed away unexpectedly in Medicine Hat, holding family in his heart, on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at the age of 87 years.
As a result of the restrictions regarding COVID-19 and the government recommendations, a private Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Bow Island on Friday, February 26, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Bow Island Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at
Due to the fact that in person attendance at the service is limited and by invitation only, those who wish to view the service may do so by visiting Tony’s obituary page on our website and clicking on the livestream link that will be available at 12:45 P.M. on Friday, February 26, 2021.
Tony leaves to cherish his memory his five children Thomas (Laurie) Hermann of Calgary and their children Lindsey (Rob), Krista (Franz) and Brennan (Pamela); Anthony (Sandy) Hermann of Medicine Hat and their children Kellen (Kaylin) and Jayna; Gordon (Tammy) Hermann of Lethbridge; Corinna (Ed) Umeris of Lethbridge and their children Isabella and Ethan; Mark (Candy) Hermann of Medicine Hat and their children Jessica and Kyle; his great grandchildren Violet, Oliver, Josie, Milla, Alice and Cove; and his long time companion, Rita Speicher. Tony also leaves behind his brothers Peter (Myrna) Hermann and Nick (Linda) Hermann; half-brothers Ben Hermann and Joe (Nadine) Hermann; half-sister Renate (Terry) Courts and step-sister Ann Salik and their families.
He was predeceased by his loving wife Marianne Hermann, his parents John and Eva Hermann, step-mother Monica Hermann and his brothers Kurt Hermann, Adolf Hermann and John (Marie) Hermann.
Tony was born on April 22, 1933 in Karamurat, Romania to Johannes and Eva Hermann. In 1954, he and his family immigrated to Canada. On November 12, 1955, Tony married Marianne Martha and after working in various plants and mines and as a mechanic, they eventually settled on the farm they loved in Bow Island to raise their family. Long days spent in the field and in his shop, bringing old motors to life, Tony was never the one to back away from a challenge. He will be remembered for his unending service to others. Tony was the hardest working man his family knew, never hesitating to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. His favourite saying was “happiness is work” and Tony embodied that saying to the fullest, for he was truly at his best helping his family, friends and neighbours.
Family meant everything to Tony. A devoted husband, father and Opa, his greatest joy was when the entire family was gathered together for celebrations and he could sit at the head of the table and make us laugh with his stories. He loved his grandchildren dearly, always having treats in his hand and a teasing glint in his eyes.
Tony was an entertainer and a story teller. He had a way of putting people at ease and making them laugh. He never focused on the tough times; rather, he stressed the importance of being positive and living life to the fullest.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Tony’s name may be made directly to the County of 40 Mile Food Bank (Bow Island), Box 100, Bow Island, Alberta T0K 0G0.

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