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March 26, 2021

By Obituaries on March 26, 2021.

1927 ~ ESME CROWTHER ~ 2021

Esme Crowther of Medicine Hat, passed away on Sunday, March 21st, 2021 at the age of 93 years. She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Ken (Theresa) Crowther, Nadine (Patrick) Dougherty, Barry (Linda) Crowther, and Ray (Yvonne) Crowther; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Esme was predeceased by her loving husband, Harold; parents Arthur and Thirza May Willet; and her two sisters. Esme shares her story at https:// http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcCvtg-J71c A private family graveside service was held on Wednesday, March 24th, 2021 at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Esme Crowther's memory may be made to the Dialysis Unit of the Medicine Hat and District Hospital c/o Medicine Hat & District Health Foundation, 666 – 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4H6. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Esme Crowther. 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.


1930 ~ JACK KUNTZ ~ 2021

Jack Kuntz of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of the late Eva Kuntz, passed away on Monday, March 22, 2021 at the age of 90 years. The funeral service will be announced when completed. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Jack Kuntz. 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.


1931 ~ VICTOR SKYE ~ 2021

Victor George Skye of Medicine Hat, passed away on Thursday, March 18th, 2021 at the age of 89 years. Victor leaves to cherish his memory his daughters, Alice Hauck, Donna (Dale) Cove; son, Doug (Marcey) Skye; grandchildren, Katrina (Art) Hauck-Miller, Colin Hauck, Eli Cove, Angela Cove, Jade Skye; great grandchildren, Lucas, Xan and Aria; sister, Thersa Oddan as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Victor was predeceased by his wife, Donna; parents, George and Natalie Sky; son-in-law, Doug Hauck; sisters, Mary Elliott, Jesse Hawthorne and Rose Joseph; friend; Laura Schneider. Victor survived the 30’s on the farm near Maple Creek, SK. He often told stories of running a trap line and snaring wild rabbit for extra income and food. He practiced his skills as a gardener, canner and fisherman for many years. He left the farm and began his career for CP Rail in 1949. His jobs ranged from shoveling coal, to rail gang supervisor and signal maintainer. Victor and his family lived in many southern Alberta and BC communities over the years including Medicine Hat, Irvine, Blairmore and Field. Victor retired in Medicine Hat in 1988. He had a passion for travel. He and his siblings visited Lithuania and USSR while the Iron Curtain stood so they could meet their many cousins from the old country. Victor enjoyed loading his family in a truck and camper and heading south all the way to Mexico, Yellowstone, Disneyland and many sites along the way. After retirement Victor would regularly head south with his friends so they could escape the cold and enjoy the country music shows and night life in Las Vegas. Victor was a skilled carpenter, electrician, plumber, painter, drywaller and upholsterer. He owned and maintained a four unit apartment until well into his 80’s. We will miss you Dad! Rest in peace. The Funeral Service will be held at a later date. Memorial gifts in Victor's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2P5. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Victor Skye. 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 ~ VI KRAUSS ~ 2021

Viless “Vi” Valentine Krauss has begun a new journey and has been reunited with the love of her life, Dennis on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at the age of 79 years. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Monday, March 29, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant, Pat Grisonich. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery.
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: Vi Krauss , 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


1958 ~ THOMAS DOVICHAK ~ 2021

Thomas Daniel Dovichak of Medicine Hat passed away peacefully after a battle with cancer on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at the age of 62 years, beloved husband of Tatiana Dovichak. He also leaves to cherish his memory his children, Jessica (Adam) Ziegler and Adam (Sharrese) Dovichak; two grandchildren, Harlow and Lincoln. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Monday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at1:00 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.
To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Thomas Dovichak, 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


1990 ~ DAKOTA MILLEN ~ 2021

Dakota Millen of Medicine Hat passed away on Sunday March 21, 2021 at the age of 30 years. She leaves to cherish her memory her son Ocean, who was the dearest part of her life, her parents, Ken Millen and Louise Wagar; her sisters and brother, Danielle Sarabura, Tyrel (Stephanie) Smith, Tannia Los and Emily Millen, as well as numerous Aunts, Uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews who loved her dearly. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 11:00 time with Rev. David Pollard 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.
Those who wish to remember Dakota may do so with a gift to Canadian Mental Health Association 204 – 1865 Dunmore Rd. SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z8. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Dakota Millen, 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


ANDREA MASON

1963 ~ 2021

Andrea Dawn Mason passed away peacefully at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital with her son, Taylor by her side, on Thursday, March 18, 2021, at the age of 58 years. Along with her son, Taylor Kovitch, Andrea’s memory will forever be cherished by her mother, Yurena Holma; brothers, Carey (Glenda) Kovitch and Aaron (Amanda) Holma; nieces and nephews, Kalen, Kendall, Karissa, Keagen, Aidyn and Ella; uncle, Bill (Gail) Kovitch; aunts, Shirley Bedford and Dorothy Roberts as well as numerous cousins and many friends. Andrea was predeceased by her son, Arlen Mason; father, Hilbert Kovitch; step-father, Barry Holma; aunts, Shirle (Earl) Blum, Phyllis (Jim) Harms and uncles, Eldon Bedford and Harvey Roberts as well as cousins, Marlin Kovitch and Marcie Roberts. Andrea was born in Kindersley, SK., and lived her childhood years in Alsask, White Bear and Young, SK. She was a talented hairstylist who eventually settled down in Medicine Hat where she raised her family. Andrea loved art, drawing, music, singing, dancing and karaoke. Rumour has it, she also loved to play bingo, especially when she hit the big one on a balls ticket… ‘BINGO’. Andrea was absolutely charming, however, could be very head strong and perhaps a little rebellious. She will be missed by her family and friends and left us way too soon. A private service is planned for a later date. If friends so desire, memorial donations in Andrea’s name can be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 204 – 1865 Dunmore Road S.E., Medicine Hat, AB., T1A 1Z8. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at http://www.cooksouthland.com) 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 http://www.cooksouthland.com
"Locally owned & directed"


RACHELLE PRATT

1986 ~ 2021

Rachelle Anne Pratt was called home on Saturday, March 20, 2021, at the age of 35 years. She is now safe in the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She is survived by her parents, Richard and Corinne Pratt, her beautiful daughter, Lilah and her loving sister, Janay. Due to Covid restrictions, a private Celebration of Rachelle’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Friday, April 9, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Jamie McDonald officiating. Those wishing to virtually join the family and experience the celebration are invited to watch via live-stream and may do so by visiting http://www.cooksouthland.com and click the View Broadcast button on the homepage at service time. (Condolences may be expressed by http://www.cooksouthland.com) Memorial donations in Rachelle’s name may be made directly to the Narrow Road Home Treatment Centre at https://narrowroadhome.com/ 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 http://www.cooksouthland.com
"Locally owned & directed"


RENA MALDANER

1951 – 2021
Rena May Maldaner was born to Karl and Jean Maldaner on May 4, 1951. After a short illness, Rena passed peacefully from us on March 23, 2021.
Rena attended special schools in Medicine Hat and Lethbridge while living with caring families and in group homes.
Rena loved her family, babies, shopping, kittens, dogs, and birthdays, especially her own. It was her job in the last few years to shop for perfect gifts for her great nieces and nephews. Thank you to all of her caregivers and dayworkers who helped make Rena’s life easier and brighter.
Rena was predeceased by sister Ruthie in 1940, her father in 1987, her mother in 2003, and brother Earl in 1997. She leaves behind her brothers: John (Rena), David (Nan), Larry (Shelley), Brian (Barbara), Dean (Eunice), sister Lois (Doug Harrowing), sister-in-law Sally, twenty-nine nieces and nephews and a goodly amount of great nieces and nephews in Canada, Australia, and the Philippines, and a whole lot of cousins.
Her roommates, Jeanie and Alyssa, caregivers, and dear friend Alex will miss her.
Our family appreciates the dedication and compassion of the nurses and doctors of 4C at Chinook Regional Hospital.
A family Graveside Service was held in Coaldale on March 25, 2021, with Reverend Erin Phillips officiating.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.


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