April 23rd, 2021

April 3, 2021

By Destinee Mattson on April 3, 2021.

1927 ~ JEAN SCHATTLE ~ 2021

Jean Kathleen Schattle of Medicine Hat passed away on Sunday, March 28th, 2021 at the age of 94 years. Jean leaves to cherish her memory her one son, Rick Schattle; four daughters, Coleen (John) McAvoy, Valerie Schattle (daughter-in-law); Marie (Jim) Mack, Sheila (Rod) Tubman, Laura (Gilbert) Weiss; grandchildren, David, Sharon (Ian), Dana (Corey), Elizabeth (Lazaro), Joseph (Becky), Jessie (Melanie), Travis, Cassie (Abhinav), Shawna (Peter), Erin (Jerry); 15 great-grandchildren; three great great-grandchildren; sister, Arline (Chuck) Crockford; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Jean was predeceased by her husband, Fred; parents, Christian and Lydia Schneider; son, Allen Schattle; grandson, Trevor Tubman; brother and sister-in-law, Lavern (Shirley) Schneider. Jean was born on February 28, 1927 in Medicine Hat, she was raised south of Medicine Hat in the Tothill area and went to school at the Albeck school. She worked on the family farm before she married Fred Schattle on April 14, 1945 in Medicine Hat. Jean and Fred ranched at Eagle Butte from 1945-1982. They then retired in Medicine Hat. Jean will be remembered for all her volunteer work for the hospital, church and woman’s shelter. Jean enjoyed doing all sorts of crafts. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5, on Thursday, April 1st, 2021 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The Private Family Funeral Service will be held at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel, 1 Dunmore Road SE Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5, on Saturday, April 3rd, 2021 with Pastor Jim Bredeson officiating. Friends are invited to view the service by live streaming at http://www.saamis.com. Streaming will begin at 1:25 p.m. on the day of service. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Jean’s memory may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 204 1865 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 1Z8 or HALO, 49 Viscount Ave SW #12, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 5G4 . Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Jean Schattle. 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 ~ LILLIAN DOCKRELL ~ 2021

Lillian Louise Dockrell born in Aberdeen, Saskatchewan on December 19, 1930, the baby of eight children, she always said she must have been an unwanted child because in the dirty 30’s who would have wanted another mouth to feed. Mom passed away on March 26, 2021 at the age of 90 years with her family by her side. Beloved wife of the late Stanley Dockrell, went to be with loved ones that have gone before her namely her husband, Stanley in 2017 and her son, Robert in 2003 . She was also predeceased by her mother and father, Carl and Mary Wudrich, as well as all of her seven siblings. Lillian is survived by her loving daughter, Donna Dirk and her husband Siegfried Tessmann. The apple of her eyes her grandchildren and great grandchildren, Kristen Bishoff (Tyler Leismeister), their daughter, Elliette; Justin and Cynara Dirk and their children Jaxton and Charleigh; Stephanie and Cameron Koch and their children Jordon and Hayden; Denniel and Jamie Ritchie. Also survived by sisters-in-law, Beatrice Prisque, Fern Wudrich, and Betty Wudrich; many nieces and nephews that meant the world to her; as well as many cousins she loved dearly. Mom loved to bake for her family and we called her cookie grandma because if she was baking cookies it wasn’t done until her table was full, then she carefully divided up the cookies for everyone to have a taste. She left us surrounded by all her loving family, on her terms, with so much love for all of us. Mom, you were the strongest person I knew and you will be forever loved and missed. At mom’s request, there will be no formal service as she wants people to remember her how she was, full of life and love. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Lillian Dockrell. 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.

 

 


 

1932 ~ BEATRICE JENSON ~ 2021

Beatrice Lillian Jenson of Medicine Hat passed away on Friday, March 19, 2021 at the age of 88 years, beloved wife of the late Vernon Jenson. She leaves to cherish her memory two brothers-in-law, John Stober and Donald Jenson as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Olaf and Bernice Christofferson; her husband Vernon on September 2, 2016 and sister Alice Stober. Beatrice was born December 14, 1932 to parents Olaf and Bernice Christofferson. Her mother passed when Beatrice was very young so her grandmother assisted with the raising of Beatrice and her sister. She married Vernon Jenson April 23, 1956. Beatrice began employment with the Royal Bank of Canada in 1961 as a Teller in Stettler, Alberta and progressed through a variety of clerical positions in Lethbridge, Camrose and Medicine Hat. In 1981 she was promoted to Manager of Crestwood Branch in Medicine Hat and in 1991 transferred to Carry Drive Plaza in Medicine Hat where she was again Bank Manager. She retired in December, 1992, bringing to a close a career spanning a period of 31 years. Beatrice was very active in her retirement. She served for many years on the Fairview Village Condo Board and as a volunteer planting and caring for flowers and delivering newsletters and notices. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private graveside service will be held in the Hillside Cemetery with Rev. David Pollard officiating. Those who wish to remember Beatrice with a donation, may do so to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Beatrice Jenson, 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

 

 


 

1937 ~ BEN BRODERICK ~ 2021

Keith “Ben” Broderick of Maple Creek passed away on Friday, March 26, 2021 at the age of 83 years, beloved husband of Effie Broderick of Maple Creek. He leaves to cherish his memory four children: Bill (Cathie) Broderick, Jim (Joanie) Broderick, Raymond (Ava) Broderick and Jean Broderick (Brad); eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren: Nicole (Harvey) Espinosa and their son Lucas; Diana (Jonah) Tan and their daughter Elizabeth; Jeremy Broderick; Matthew (Trapheana) Broderick; Jessica Martin and her son Landon; Ryan (Naomi) Martin; Jillian Broderick and Tiffany Broderick; two sisters-in-law, Gail Bruce and Donna Raymer. He was predeceased by his parents William and Pearl Broderick, his brother Blair and two brothers-in-law Tom Bruce and Arthur Raymer. Ben was born on July 24, 1937, in Collingwood Ontario and raised in Creemore. After graduating from high school, he joined the RCMP in December of 1955. He met Effie Raymer in Weyburn. They were married on September 24, 1960 in Star City, Saskatchewan. During his career with the RCMP he was stationed in Maple Creek twice, Ponteix, Consul, Pelly, Prince Albert and finally Kindersley. He retired from the Force in Kindersley and “went home” to Maple Creek. Ben was a fascinating person with many interests. After retiring from the RCMP he started a commercial bee business, Cypress Hills Honey Farm which his son, Raymond, continues to run. He worked at the Cypress Hills Provincial Park until he was 65. Ben was always busy, in retirement, he also served South West Saskatchewan as the Coroner for many years. Ben enjoyed metal detecting, collecting guns, model trains and Saskatchewan town commemorative plates. Out of his many past times, Ben’s favourite was to visit with friends and tell stories. His love of Maple Creek made him an avid amateur historian of Maple Creek and area. He enjoyed driving around the countryside, shooting gophers and talking about the history of the area. Another prominent hobby of his was building bird houses. He built thousands over the years and placed them along the countryside. Ben was a gregarious, humorous, and loving man. He will be missed by family and friends. He will be laid to rest at the Maple Creek Cemetery. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private funeral service will be held at a later date. Those who wish to remember Ben with a donation, may do so to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Ben Broderick, 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

 

 


 

 

 


 

AARON ZAHN

1969 ~ 2021

 

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Aaron Zahn, beloved husband of Jennifer and Dad to Josh, announce his peaceful passing at St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice in Medicine Hat on Thursday, April 1, 2021, at the age of 51 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed. (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”

 

 


 

BARBARA JUNE OVESON-GLASGO

June 21, 1963 – April 1, 2021

 

I come to you with great peace in my heart and soul to let you know that I have gone to be with my Creators. Being the nonconformist that I am – I am writing this myself.

 

My Mom and Dad, Ted and Marjorie Oveson, left this earth many years ago, and I now get to be with them again! Now for the people that are still here with you; my husband, Cecil Glasgo, my very best friend; my son, Bernis Glasgo and his wife, Nikki, who are both the most loving and caring children and the joy of my life. Also, my one surviving brother and two sisters, Linda and Larry Augustine, Dale and Beth Oveson, and Brenda and Doug Bauman. I have eight nieces and nephews with Tania, Julie and Scott being true friends of mine. I was born in Regina, Saskatchewan on June 21, 1963. I came from an oilfield family and therefore moved several times – with my final residence being Medicine Hat. After several part time jobs, I secured a full-time position at the MH Provincial Court in 1984. Prior to this I met Cecil and we moved into our present home of 40 years in July, 1981. After working for several years, my little bundle of joy – our son Bernis came along. He was an addition to our four-legged kids. We had way too many horses, some cows, a few chickens and a dog in those days. I enjoyed my home, my animals and my yard – especially my trees. I never thought any of them to be work – and loved watching everything grow. As a growing family we did a lot of peddle biking both on and off road – which included many hilarious crashes by all of us. I also rode my horses as much as time would allow. Quadding in the mountains with our little 4-year-old brought a lot of great memories. Later on, it turned into obtaining old tractors and construction equipment that were our family outings. I loved being with my boys, especially on an adventure that took us to picking up equipment that was at least 50 years old – knowing that it was going to become an operable running piece of machinery one day. It took us all these years to finally smarten up and work down to 3 horses, “the children” who are our 11 barn cats, and the best dog ever, “Giro”. Giro (who recently passed away) and I ran agility – best sport ever! I look so forward to seeing her and running with her again – Yeah! In 1991, I returned to work, this time at MHPS. I spent the next 25 plus years there. I held several jobs with the Police Service doing what I could to look after the well-being of the Officers and to ensure their safe return home to their families after each shift. I remain friends with many and have many fond memories of my days at the station.

Outside of work, I have been blessed with so many wonderful friends, I love you all. All your love and kindness and especially your support over the past two years is without words.

Unfortunately, my gremlins chose to visit again in January 2019. These gremlins are better known to all as cancer – but since I don’t like that word – they are just my gremlins. I had 11 years of gremlin free greatness until they returned – this time hitting me a lot harder and therefore getting the better of me. Prior to them taking me down, I was able to “shake a leg” in November 2020 at Bernis and Nikki’s wedding – what a celebration!

So that brings me to now, there will be no funeral, no flowers, and any cards can be sent to PO Box 1122, Medicine Hat, Alta., T1A 7H3. How I wish for you all to remember me is on Saturday, April 10, 2021 @130pm – please stop what you are doing, where ever you are in the world (in other words no travelling) and take a few minutes to smile and reminisce with me, either by yourself, and/or with family and friends – and give a cheer. I’ll be watching – LOL!!

 

Remember we can never get back yesterday. Life is to be lived not endured. Be happy and live your life always with love and kindness.

 

Barb

 

Condolences may be made through http://www.gracememorial.com. Arrangements made by

Grace Memorial Affordable Burial & Cremation

1924 10th Ave N.W.

Medicine Hat, Alberta T1C 1T5

http://www.gracememorial.com

403-905-0440

 

 


 

DON WENZEL

Remembering a man who lived

life to the fullest….

 

A private graveside service was held at Hillside Cemetery this past Thursday to celebrate the life of Don Wenzel. His fishing and hunting stories as well as his infectious laugh will always be remembered and never forgotten.

 

Don’t remember me with sadness,

Don’t remember me with tears,

Remember all the laughter,

We’ve shared throughout the years.

 

His Life Lived…

His Life Cherished…

His Life Honoured.

 

Courtesy of

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”

 

 


 

FITZPATRICK, Duane Lorne

March 31, 1961 – March 24, 2021

It is with great sadness the family announces the sudden passing of Duane on March 24, 2021 at the age of 59 years.

He will be lovingly remembered by his son Tyson; grandchildren: T.J. Olivia, and Ashlynn; mother Shirley (Andy) Vodon; twin brother Dwight (Sheila); brother Allan, two sisters: Lori, Marsha (Tim), as well as nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Duane was predeceased by his father Lorne and brother Kevin.

YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISSED!

 

 


 

JACOB “JACK” BISCHOFF

1929 ~ 2021

Jacob Pius “Jack” Bischoff of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of Verna Bischoff, passed away on Sunday, March 28th, 2021 at the age of 91 years. Jack leaves to cherish his memory wife, Verna; children, Brenda (Melvin) Hittel, Leslie (Bev) Bischoff, Wanda (Brian) Munro, Murray (Connie) Bischoff, and Blanche (Lorry) Bakke; grandchildren, Melanie (Kelly) Robb, Stacy Hittel, Renee (Chris) Mealing, Stuart (Stef) Munro, Nicole (Mitch) Clarke, Shaelyn Bischoff, Nevada Bischoff, Morgan (Chad) Hingley, and Taylor (Brock) McAtamney; great-grandchildren, Brennan Robb, Meaghan Robb, Deacon Mealing, Haddie Mealing, Tripp Mealing, Sawyer Clarke, Adaline Clarke, Coltson Munro, Boden Munro, Aubree Hingley, Rylee Hingley, Kinley Hittel and Jace Hittel; sister-in-law, Hilda Schwartz; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Jack was predeceased by his parents, George and Felicia Bischoff; siblings, Catherine (Nels) Folk, Mary Joe) Lutz, Helen (Kasper) Hirsch, Barbara (Peter) Heidrich, Lena (Roy) Wist, Valentine (Christina) Bishoff; Frank Bischoff, Ivy (Bill) Bonogofsky, and Rose (Henry) Duschererer; mother and father-in-law, Martin and Elizabeth Schwartz; and brothers- and sisters-in-law, Joe Schwartz, Tillie (Oly) Meyer, and Bill Schwartz. Jack was born August 9th, 1929 in the Liebenthal, SK area on the family farm where he was raised. In 1945, he moved with his family to Prelate and attended Nicefield School. He worked at various jobs in and around the Prelate area. He married his sweetheart Verna on April 21st, 1952 and they moved and settled in Medicine Hat, AB. That same year Jack began his lifelong career with the Defense Research Establishment of Suffield (DRES) where he continued to work until his retirement in 1983. Jack and Verna were enthusiastic travellers and they enjoyed many vacations together. He was an avid sports fan and he enjoyed all sports. He particularly fancied a good game of darts. Jack’s biggest accomplishment was his family and he loved spending time with his grandchildren. Friends and family are invited to pay their respects, sign the register, and offer their condolences at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5, on Sunday, April 4th, 2021 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, social distancing measures will be enforced and masks are required. All guests are requested to enter through the front door of the funeral home. A private Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family Parish, 1451 Strachan Road SE, MEDICINE HAT, AB T1B 4V3 on Monday, April 5th, 2021 at 10:00 am with Fr. Iqbal Khurshid officiating. Attendance at the church is by family invitation. Family and friends are welcome to participate via livestream by logging on to the Holy Family Parish page at http://www.youtube.com/Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Jack’s memory may be made to the Holy Family Parish Building fund. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Jack Bischoff. 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.

 

 


 

JAMES FURGESON

 

Jim Furgeson passed away in Medicine Hat on Sunday, March 21, 2021, at the age of 69 years. Jim will be silently remembered by family and friends. (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”

 

 


 

LORRAINE SEHN (nee VOLK)

1934 – 2021

 

Lorraine was born on November 15, 1934 and departed to be with our Lord on March 28, 2021. She was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Margaret Volk; her parents-in-law, Gabriel and Armelia Sehn; her brothers, Joseph and Anton; her husband, Conrad; her son, Bob and 6 grandchildren. She is survived by 9 children, Louis (Joyce), Sheila Dupuis, Amos (Beatrice), Lorne, Janice Stein (Rod), Julianne Chisholm (Douglas), Tim (Beverly), Alana Schmid (Jim) and Corrie Avery (Brent); 33 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, 65 great grandchildren and 2 sisters-in-law, Josephine Volk and Josephine Sehn.

 

Lorraine married Conrad Sehn on November 15, 1951. They initially farmed with Conrad’s brother, Tony, but a few years later, took over the Imperial Oil bulk oil and gas franchise, operated the service station, a meat shop, and lastly were the custodians of the High school.

 

Mom was a meticulous bookkeeper for the businesses. She could also handle any customer that came along besides looking after a large family. She sewed many dresses for the girls in the evenings when everyone was sleeping, ironed all the white shirts for the boys for Sunday church, had us all in polished shoes, plus made Sunday feasts for us. Working at the grocery store and the hotel were fitted in there too.

 

Mom and Dad were musicians as well. Dad could play almost any instrument by ear and Mom played the saxophone until parental duties took over. Mom was a wonderful host and they often had parties with their friends who were also musicians and sometimes danced all night long to the music. We also had lots of good records to play so we had loads of fun dancing.

 

Mom’s mission was to please anyone and everyone, even the pets they had. She loved cooking for the dogs. Mom had such a pure heart and embodied all the highest virtues of kindness, generosity, unconditional love, forgiveness, appreciation and many others. Handing out TV dinners to the bachelors in town was a regular occurrence for Mom. Self-improvement was also a priority for her. She wanted to improve her grammar, so she took an English grammar course. She taught herself how to use a typewriter, the computer and used an iPad up until a few years ago. Her cursive handwriting was almost flawless. When Dad retired from the custodian job, Mom took over by obtaining her 5th Class Power Engineer certification.

 

Cleanliness was almost an obsession for Mom. The house was always spotless and the bedrooms were highly organized. When she was camping with Dad, they would get everything set up and then Dad would have his afternoon nap. Mom would then wash the windows, inside and out and sometimes even the walls. If the campground washrooms were not up to her standards, she would clean them spotless too!

 

Mom was a fabulous cook, serving up some of the most delicious meals anyone could ask for. Traditional German fare was always a given, regardless of the time it took to prepare. Homemade pasta, pies, cookies, doughnuts, tangles, knipla, bachentla, baking powder noodles, strudels, kuccha, cream and sauerkraut noodles, dumplings, garlic buns, potato salad, cabbage rolls, perogies and many others. The pressure cooker was used often for the tastiest stew or creamed chicken with cornmeal. Some of our favorites were ham cooked with the dough around the outside, chicken and rice, chicken noodle soup with homemade noodles, and the wonderful Chinese dishes that Mom and Dad cooked together. They used to watch Wok with Yan at lunch time and prepare what he taught for supper that evening because they had all the ingredients that were used in all his dishes. Having the meat shop right next door was certainly optimal for having their choice of meat available at any moment. They used to make the best sausage around with their secret recipe as well.

 

Being extremely healthy and energetic was normal for Mom. She had some health issues that were more pronounced in the last few years, however she rarely complained about anything. She was always concerned about our happiness and really enjoyed the video chats we had right up until the last day. We will always remember Mom for her unconditional love of her family and her unwavering faith in God, Jesus and the Blessed Virgin Mary. Prayer was always a priority at home, and the rosary was recited often.

 

Much gratitude to the staff at Good Samaritan for the loving care she received there, especially the warm blankets. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations would be gratefully received by any shelter for women or the homeless of your choice.

 

A Celebration of Life service will be live streamed on Tuesday April 6, 2021 @11:00 am from Medicine Hat Holy Family Church with Celebrant Fr. Philip Le presiding. To view service, visit http://www.holyfamilymh.ca or follow this link to view live stream: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCG6zK-XzuXdDHj79rV6ut_Q.

 

A graveside service will follow at Fox Valley Cemetery with Celebrant Fr. Francis presiding. Condolences may be made at http://www.gracememorial.com. Arrangements made by

Grace Memorial Affordable Burial & Cremation

1924 10th Ave N.W.

Medicine Hat, Alberta T1C 1T5

http://www.gracememorial.com

403-905-0440

 

 


 

MARLENE REICHERT

1950 ~ 2021

 

Marlene Teckla Reichert was born on July 11, 1950, in Estevan, SK. She passed away peacefully at the Alfred Egan Home in Bow Island, surrounded by her family, on Sunday, March 28, 2021, at the age of 70 years. Marlene leaves to cherish her memory: sisters, Valerie Gutormson, Beverly Hepfner, Donna Becker (Darcy) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Marlene was predeceased by her parents, Jake and Teckla Reichert. A graveside service will be held at Hillside Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations in Marlene’s name be made to the charity of one’s choice. (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”

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