May 14th, 2021

April 21, 2021

By Obituaries on April 21, 2021.


Gladys Jeanne Owsjanikow of Medicine Hat passed away on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at the age of 76 years, beloved wife of the late Leo Owsjanikow. She leaves to cherish her memory two children, John (Darlene) Owsjanikow and Sheri (Derek) Moore; stepson, Mike (Diane) Owsjanikow; six grandchildren, Cash Moore, Sydney Moore, Alexis Owsjanikow, Kaleb Owsjanikow, Jeffrey Owsjanikow and Joshua Owsjanikow and her sister, Darlene (Ed) Cote. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Mary Leskiw; her husband Leo on December 27, 2002; two sons, Leo Jr. on November 25, 1987 and David on August 26, 2014; two brothers, Ed Leskiw and Bill Leskiw. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday 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 Thursday, April 22, 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. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. Those who wish to remember Gladys with a donation, may do so to Muscular Dystrophy Alberta. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneral home.comlain subject heading: Gladys Owsjanikow, 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


June 14, 1939 ~ April 17, 2021

Mr. Charles Arthur ‘Charlie’ Letcher passed away after a short battle with cancer, while at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at the age of 81 years. Charlie was born in Port Hawkesbury, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia on June 14, 1939, to the late Clair and Mary (nee Allen) Letcher. It was while growing up there that he developed his passion for fishing. Since coming to Alberta, he made many trips to the Blood Indian and Bullshead Reservoir’s and Reesor and Michelle Lakes. Charlie had a fulfilling career in the Royal Canadian Artillery from 1958 to 1993. He served in Picton, ON.; Gagetown, NB.; Shilo, MB.; Cairo and Ismalia, Egypt; Baden, Germany; twice in Cyprus, Saigon and Hanoi Vietnam; Yuma, Arizona; Wainwright, AB.; New Westminster, BC.; Winnipeg, MB and finally in Suffield, AB. After retiring, Charlie was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion in Medicine Hat and the National Association of Federal Retirees. Charlie enjoyed traveling to Mexico, across Canada from BC to NS and to Alaska. He was always ready to give up his time for others including as a Big Brother and a Poppy Fund volunteer. Charlie’s wish to donate his body to science, did not come to fruition due to his declined health. He will be remembered by his sisters, Bette Horton of Mulgrave NS., and Jean Dutcher of Woodstock, NB.; niece, Nancy Derrick of Stittsville, ON.; furry friends, Chewie and Miller; his little buddies, Robert Parkinson and Colton Matheson who he mentored as a Big Brother; his many Brothers at Arms from the military; trusted neighbours, Don and Lynne; coffee buddies as well as many other nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his brothers, Clair and William. A memorial celebration of Charlie’s life will be held at a future date when restrictions are eased. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting 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
"Locally owned & directed"


Ellen was born in Durham County, England November 5, 1919. She passed away peacefully, in her sleep March 25, 2021 at the age of 101.
Predeceased by father John Hope and mother Mary (Davies) Hope; husband Alfred Ladret; sister Violet (Albert) Davis Survived by brother George (Ruth) Hope; sister Loreen (Robert – deceased) Treloar; sister in-law Dorothy (Jack – deceased) Hope; sons Alfred Snuffy (Lynda) Ladret; Bruce (Alba) Ladret; Gregory (Dawn) Ladret; Douglas (Lara) Ladret; daughter Lynne-Ellen Ladret; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and friends.
Ellen had a long and well lived life. The greatest passion of Ellen’s life was her family. She was an active participant in each and every family member’s life, from being a proud but reserved cheerleader to being the supportive shoulder when it was needed. She gave her love, support and wisdom to all that were lucky enough to have been a part of her world.

Wherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories.

In life we loved you dearly, in death we love you still. In our hearts you hold a place no one else will ever fill.

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1956 ~ 2021

With heavy hearts the family of Gary Lawrence Hall announce his passing at St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice, in Medicine Hat on Friday, April 16, 2021, at the age of 64 years. Gary will be lovingly remembered by his life partner, Sherry Ellis; his children, Tina Hall, Jason Hall, Tamara Hall, Joey Hall and Justin Hall as well as his grandchildren, Tyler, Zach, Zoe, Connor, Alexandria, Declan, Marcel, Xandra and Haley. Due to COVID – 19 restrictions, the Funeral Celebration will be by invitation only. The Celebration of Gary’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Friday, April 23, 2021, at 2:00 p.m., with Murray Jaster 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 our website at and click the View Broadcast button on the homepage at service time. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at 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
"Locally owned & directed"

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