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March 25, 2021

By Obituaries on March 25, 2021.

1927 ~ ESME CROWTHER ~ 2021

Esme Angela Crowther of Medicine Hat passed away on Sunday, March 21st, 2021 at the age of 93 years. The Funeral Service was held yesterday at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery 5160 Gershaw Drive SW MEDICINE HAT, AB. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Esme Crowther. Funeral arrangements 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.


1930 ~ VIOLET DEIBERT ~ 2021

Violet Deibert of Medicine Hat passed away on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at the age of 90 years, beloved wife of the late Hilbert Deibert. She leaves to cherish her memory her son, Laverne (Wendy) Deibert; two grandchildren, Alicia (Lyle) and Tyrell (Karen) and their son Hudson; one brother, Ben (Madeline) Herter; three sisters-in-law, Leona Herter, Bert Deibert and Noreen Deibert. She was predeceased by her parents, Mary and Edward Herter; her husband Hilbert on October 2, 2001; two brothers, Edwin (Esther) Herter and Lloyd Herter; her sister Edna (Jack) Zollner; four brothers-in-law, Bob Deibert, Roy Deibert, Louis (Elsie) Deibert and Earl Deibert and sister-in-law, Violet (Ed) Kissinger. Violet was the most amazing, caring and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She truly lived her life for her family. She had many other roles in her life. She was a fantastic homemaker, awesome cook, she ran the family farm mostly by herself for years and she was a great friend to many. She will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her. Her family would like to thank the nurses and care aides at the Wellington for caring for her as much as they did. Also, a HUGE Thank You to the Doctors and Nurses at St Joseph’s Palliative Care who were true angels to her over the last two months. Even though she wanted to go home so badly she kept saying how good they are treating her here. Your care and kindness to her will be remembered forever. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 1:55 p.m. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Friday, March 26, 2021 at 2:00 p.m with Life Celebrant, David Townsend.
You 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 Violet with a donation, may do so to the Alzheimer Society. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Violet Deibert, 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 ~ DORIS LORAN ~ 2021

Doris Eugenia Loran of Medicine Hat, passed away on Thursday, March 18th, 2021 surrounded by her loving family, at the age of 87 years. Doris leaves to cherish her memory, her sons, Brian (Brenda) and Perry Loran; daughters, Wanda (Dave) Dease, Sheila Burke, and Laura Didack; 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Loran many years ago, parents; Isadore and Mary Rose Montour; daughter, Judy Arnold and son in law, Steve Didack. Doris was born at Fox, AB on December 7th, 1933. She grew up in various places but settled in Medicine Hat where she married and raised her children. Doris had many occupations, a Hairdresser, Bookkeeper, Bricklayer, and she even tried Carpentry School. In her later years she ran her own commercial cleaning company and she worked diligently to keep all her customers satisfied and content. At home Doris enjoyed puzzles, her crossword books, making floral arrangements for all occasions, knitting and gardening. She could often be found checking her lotto 6/49 tickets….her one guilty pleasure. Doris had the purest love for all animals, especially dogs. Time spent with family and friends were a priority and she especially cherished the moments spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Family would like to give a special thanks to the staff of both, Cypress View Foundation and Sunnyside Care Centre for their wonderful care. A private family graveside service will be held at SAAMIS PRAIRIE VEIW CEMETERY at a later date. Memorial gifts in Doris's memory may be made to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, 200, 119 – 14th Street NW, Calgary, AB T1A 7L5. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Doris Loran. 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.


1942 ~ HARRY DIRK ~ 2021

Harry Joseph Dirk passed away on Sunday, March 14, 2021 at the age of 79 years, beloved husband of Patricia Dirk of Cypress County. He also leaves to cherish his memory two children, Marty Dirk (special friend Nadine) and Corinna (Robert) Wirges; five grandchildren, Brennon (Cymara) and their son Jaxon; Brittany, Bailey, Gavin and Owen; three brothers, George (Thelma) Dirk, Don (Janis) Dirk and Larry (Alice) Dirk; one sister Bernice (Bruce) Creighton and one sister-in-law Julie Dirk as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Theresa and Michael Dirk; his daughter-in-law Kim Dirk and brothers Samuel, Andrew (Joan) Leonard. Cremation has taken place. Harry Joseph Dirk (Dad, The Old Man or Ole Man, Grandpa or Papa and Great Grandpa) was born March 13th ,1942 in Empress Alberta to Mike and Theresa Dirk. He was second oldest of 8 children that were raised on the family farm. Harry went to school in Empress and worked on the farm until meeting a nurse at the Empress Hospital. Harry and Pat were married in the fall of 1963 and their children, Marty and Corinna came along in the years to follow. Harry was extremely proud of both of his children and spoke of their accomplishments often. In the early years the Dirk boys played a lot of hockey and Harry continued to play into the late 1970’s. He was a Defenseman and let’s just say he was often the first one in the thick of things when the opposing team needed to be set straight. Farming and ranching was a huge part of their lives and raising Registered Quarter Horses for over 47 years. Harry was always so proud to see their horses perform in the rodeo arena, working a cow, spinning and sliding in a reining pattern, standing beautifully at halter or pulling a calf to the branding irons in the spring. In the 80’s he worked under a Saddle smith- built a team roping saddle and numerous pieces of tack. He thoroughly enjoyed working with leather. Although Harry never had any formal training as a Mechanic, the mechanical aspect of practically anything came very naturally to him. So when Marty started his business in Dunmore, Marty’s Engine and Compressor Services, Harry was on board to help and because of his knowledge and personal relations skills he soon became indispensable. He was Marty’s right hand for over 20 years. Ole Man was still working there up until about a year ago. At this time the Parkinson’s had made it impossible for Harry to drive. He still came in to The Shop for visits just to make sure things were going smooth. For many years Harry liked to don the blaze orange for November hunting season and loved to share his experiences, especially about the great non-typical buck he harvested. Papa and Gavin were just exchanging hunting stories on his last birthday. Fishing has always been a staple in our family. Where ever and whatever we were fishing for, Dad would always catch the first fish and somehow it would always be a Jack fish. So, it came to be that on any fishing expeditions he was known as Jack fish Harry. Harry professed to play the accordion and pulled it out at least once or twice a year to serenade us with “You are my Sunshine”. Oh how he loved to visit and was always able to strike up a conversation with anyone. He loved their Yorkies, loved going for coffee, playing cards, driving, travelling, loved a great home cooked meal but also loved eating out. Some of Papa’s favorite treats were Kentucky Fried Chicken, a bologna sandwich, wieners or tube steaks as he affectionately called them, chocolate bars and room temperature Coca Cola. Harry loved his family and will be sorely missed by all. If family and friends wish to pay their respects, the urn will be present at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on March 26 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.
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.
To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Harry Dirk, 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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