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By Obituaries on June 3, 2021.

1929 ~ Joseph Lutz ~ 2021

Joseph Andrew Lutz passed away on Monday, May 31st, 2021 at the age of 91 years surrounded by his family. He is lovingly remembered by his sons, Ken (Eileen) Lutz, Allan (Debra) Lutz and daughter, Myra Lutz (Cliff Berreth); seven grandchildren, Kendra Lutz (Dan Somerville), Keri (Will) Lutes, Amber (Brian) Braun, Kimberly Lutz (Scott Graham), Kelly Lutz (Anna Ehret), Justin Lutz, Vicki (Tanner) Betcker; five great- grandchildren, Haileigh and Paige Lutes, Zachary and Hadley Braun, Heidi Betcker; one sister, Margaret (Larry) McKay; brothers and sisters-in law, Jerry and Kay Hager, Mike and Marion Ibach; as well as many nieces and nephews. Joe was predeceased by his wife, Irene; his parents, Frank and Susanna Lutz; step mother, Edna Lutz; sister, Anna Marie Koenig; brothers and sister-in-law, Tony and Katherine Ibach, Henry Ibach, Joseph Lesmeister. Joe was born on the family homestead on August 20, 1929 near Liebenthal, SK. He met the love of his life at a church social in 1951. In the spring of 1952, they moved to the family homestead near Liebenthal where they resided until moving to Medicine Hat in 1989. Joe still helped his sons farm for many years before fully retiring and was always interested in what was happening on the farm. Joe and Irene were avid card players always ready for a game. Joe enjoyed many sports especially baseball which he umped and coached when his sons were young; as well as playing horseshoes and curling. When they retired he enjoyed his big backyard garden. He was a long time member of the Knights of Columbus.
Many thanks to all the staff at Masterpiece for their excellent care over the past year. Friends and family are invited to pay their respects and offer their condolences at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5, on Thursday, June 3rd, 2021 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm and from 12:00 – 12:55 pm on Friday, June 4th at HOLY FAMILY PARISH. A Funeral Mass will be held at HOLY FAMILY PARISH, 1451 Strachan Road SE, medicine hat, AB T1B 4V3 on Friday, June 4th, 2021 at 1:00 pm with Fr. Iqbal Khurshid celebrant. Family and friends are welcome to participate via livestream by logging on to the Holy Family Parish page at http://www.youtube.com/ at 12:40 pm. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Joe’s memory may be made to the Alberta Diabetes Foundation, 1 – 020 HRIF-East, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E1 or a charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Joseph Lutz. 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.

1930 ~ BETTY MAY ~ 2021

The family of Kathleen “Betty” May are saddened to announce her passing on May 31, 2021 at the age of 91 years. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 64 years, William May; son Clark May and son Dean (Delaine) May and their sons, Landon (Ellen) May and Evan May as well as three great granddaughters, Lily, Robin and Summer. Betty was born to Clarence and Kate Cochrane on February 11, 1930. The family lived in the Merryflat district, south of Maple Creek and that is where she received her early education. After finishing her high school in Maple Creek, she worked for a time as a nurses aid and later at the Bank of Montreal in Maple Creek. In June of 1957, she married William and together they lived on his farm at Golden Prairie until 1983, when they moved to Medicine Hat. In her younger days, she enjoyed sports especially curling and bowling. She served as a volunteer at the Medicine Hat Hospital Gift Shop and was a member of the United Church in Golden Prairie and later Westminster United Church in Medicine Hat. As another pastime, she enrolled in organ lessons and practised playing hymns and old country songs. She looked forward to coffee time with her numerous friends. Throughout her life, she enjoyed and had a special love for children. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by one sister, Grace (Harry) Lightfoot and two brothers, Errol (Lily) Cochrane and Robert Cochrane. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Thursday from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Masks are mandatory) A private family graveside will be held at Hillside Cemetery on Friday, June 4, 2021. Those who wish to remember Betty with a donation, may do so to the Medicine Hat and District Health Foundation (cheques made payable to MH&D Health Foundation) 666 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4H6 or online at http://www.InYour Community.ca.

You can shed a tear that she is gone,
Or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back,
Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her,
Or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
Or you can happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her and only that she is gone,
Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can close your mind and cry, be empty and turn your back,
Or you can do what she would want:
Smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Betty May, 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


March 20, 1932 ~ May 28, 2021

The family of Arnold Hansen is sad to announce the passing of their father, grandfather and brother at his home in Medicine Hat at the age of 89 years. Arnold will be forever remembered by his oldest son, Brien (Bryan Poirier); his only daughter, Leslie (Kelly) Risling; granddaughter, Kelsie (Corey Goddu) and his only sister, Lora McDonald. Arnold was predeceased by his wife, Patricia in 2003; youngest son, Alan in 2012; mother, Emilie in 1982; father, Oscar in 1983, and his brother-in-law, John McDonald in 2021. Arnold was born and raised in Hanna, Alberta, where he completed his early education, began working on the CNR in his early teens and eventually rose to the position of train conductor. He also met the love of his life, Pat Laing, in Hanna and they were married in 1954. As a young husband and father, Arnold bravely relocated his family to Calgary in 1960 to pursue an education in organic chemistry at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. In 1962, he again packed up his family and moved to Medicine Hat and began a career in the chemistry section at the Defense Research Establishment Suffield. He retired from D.R.E.S. in 1996. Arnold coached for the Tiny Mite Hockey Organization in the early 60’s and also supported his children in their swimming endeavors with the A.M.A.C. Swim Club. Family summer vacations were enjoyed camping in the Okanagan area of B.C. Arnold was a lifelong, serious model train enthusiast and he boasted an impressive collection which was proudly displayed in his basement along with a train cap and lantern from his days as a conductor. Arnold and Pat’s retirement years were far too short; however, they did enjoy golfing, curling and traveling to sunny destinations until Pat’s untimely passing at 74 years of age. Shortly thereafter, Arnold grew a ponytail, bought a Harley Davidson motorcycle and “took to the open road.” Although he was unable to enjoy the bike the past few years, he found simple delight in going out to the garage and opening the big door to “enlighten’ his neighbours to the deep, resonating sound of the Harley in neutral. He would sit, reminisce and listen to the roaring echo of the wonderful vibrations he loved so much. Rest easy Dad. We will miss you! Arnold’s life and his memory will be cherished without the proceedings of a formal funeral service. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting 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
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