June 18th, 2021

June 4, 2021

By Obituaries on June 4, 2021.

1929

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ROBERT KENNETH DENT
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2021
Robert Kenneth (“Ken”) Dent of Medicine Hat passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 1st, 2021 at the age of 91 years. Ken leaves to cherish his memory, his children and their spouses, Fred and Tallis Dent, Doug and Nancy Dent and Janet and Art Pinnell; his grandchildren, Matt (Christy) Pinnell and Jay (Jennifer) Pinnell, Scott Dent (Rebecca Schmal) and Kevin Dent (Darlene Sulz), Suzanne Dent Blumhagen (Jerry) and Rhys and Dylan Dent. He is also survived by numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Ken was predeceased by his wife, Yevonne Dent; daughter, Rhonda Dent; brother, Norman Dent and his parents, Robert and Elsie Dent. The Funeral Service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Robert Dent. 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.


1934 – ELSIE GOMKE – 2021

Elsie Gomke of Medicine Hat passed away on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at the age of 86 years, beloved wife of the late Clarence Gomke. She leaves to cherish her memory three children, Larry (Deb) Gomke, Lorraine Gamache (Allan Aumond) and Ronnie (Ronda) Gomke; six grandchildren, Kristen (Jon), Kyle (Caitlin), Daniel, Donavan, Crystal and Dustin; ten great grandchildren, Darrien, Hanna, Dante, Kai, Kale, Bentley, Willa, Kellan, Myah and Whitney; one brother Eric (Viola) Tarnaske; one sister-in-law Helen Turner as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. She was predeceased by her parents Bertha and William Tarnasky; her husband Clarence on December 23, 2015; two brothers Alfred Tarnasky and Oscar Tarnasky. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Friday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private graveside service will be held at Hillside Cemetery on Saturday, June 5, 2021. Those who wish to remember Elsie with a donation, may do so to the S.P.C.A. – 55 Southwest Drive SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8E8 or to APARC – Alberta Pound and Rescue Centre 1002 S Railway St, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2W2. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Elsie Gomke, 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 ~ PHILIP STAPPLER ~ 2021

Philip Anthony Stappler passed away on June 2, 2021 at the age of 83 years, beloved husband of June Stappler of Bow Island. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Philip Stappler, 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


1950 ~ Jeanette Beaupré ~ 2021

It is with deep sadness the family of Jeanette Caroline Beaupré announce her passing on May 29th, 2021 at age 70 after a lengthy illness. Jeanette’s memory will be lovingly cherished by her husband of 52 years Fredrick, sons Corey (Denise) and Christopher (Vanessa), grandchildren Erica, Ryan, Cameron, Shaelyn, Chloë and Brynna, sister-in-law Tina, nephew Wally (Marcus) and niece Shelley, cousin Marlys (Jim) Frank along with close friends and extended relatives.
Jeanette was raised in Manyberries, AB where she attended school before moving to nearby Medicine Hat to enroll in high school. She met future husband Fred at a New Year’s party in 1967, and after a whirlwind courtship the young couple married September 14, 1968. They bought their first house in Redcliff, AB before eventually relocating to Medicine Hat where they remained.
Jeanette was a devoted and supportive mother to her sons Corey and Christopher. She loved watching their sports and attended every hockey, baseball or bowling game or tournament and celebrated all academic achievements. She was brilliant at managing family finances and kept the household on track. Jeanette taught her children and grandchildren the value of a dollar.
Jeanette loved novels and was always working her way through a stack of books. She held a competitive spirit for Canasta, Mexican Train, Rumoli or cards. If a game was starting up, you would find her at the table ready to play. A talented cook, Jeanette’s feasts brought much joy on special occasions or weekend visits. Her delicious cabbage rolls and stuffed peppers were a family staple.
Jeanette loved to travel and the family would pack up each summer for road trip destinations in western Canada and across the U.S. including Nevada, Arizona and California. Fred and Jeanette continued to travel to destinations like Las Vegas and Mesquite, Nevada for decades.
Jeanette embraced her role as grandmother and developed a special and unique relationship with each of her six grandchildren despite long distances. Any achievement or story, Jeanette gave her full attention to learning the details. Every birthday, anniversary or special occasion, a card would arrive with a thoughtful message inside.
Jeanette will be deeply missed but we are grateful for the wonderful memories she leaves behind to cherish. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the City of Medicine Hat Library Board, Canadian Cancer Society and the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private graveside service will be held in the Hillside Cemetery on Monday, June 7, 2021 with Life Celebrant, David Townsend. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Jeanette Beaupré, 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


ARNOLD STANLEY HANSEN

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
"Locally owned & directed"


HELEN MARJORIE 'MARJ' MONCRIEFF

October 3, 1945 ~ May 31, 2021

Helen Marjorie “Marj” Moncrieff, beloved wife of David, passed away at the Bow Island Health Centre on Monday, May 31, 2021, at the age of 75 years. Along with David, Marj is survived by her daughter, Dr. Kathleen; son James; daughter-in-law, Kelly; grandchildren, Ben and Tom; sister, Pat (Lazlo) as well as her brother, Murray (Mary) and their children Emily, Ro, Scott and Andy. Marj was predeceased by her parents, Sid and Helen Dineen as well as her brother, Bill Dineen. Marjorie was born in Edmonton, Alberta. A city girl, she learned to love the wide open prairies and the beautiful, friendly town of Bow Island, where she lived for 30 years. She had many friends and strong community affiliations. Marj retired from the University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, where she was an instructor in Medical Laboratory Sciences. She was a microbiologist, educated at the University of Alberta and Brigham Young University. Earlier in her career she worked as a lab tech in the Alberta Provincial Lab in Edmonton, where her favourite part of her job was mycology. She was a passionate educator and proud that her pancreatic cancer had been diagnosed by one of her daughter’s family medicine residents on his rural rotation and she was so happy each time a nursing student, medical student, or resident, took care of her during her illness. It made her feel good to know that she was teaching the next generation of healthcare workers, even as a patient. Marj took up “politics” in Bow Island, serving as a Town Councilor, Prairie Rose School Board member, Bow Island Library Board member and chair, member of the Alberta School Boards Association, Shortgrass Library Board member and many other volunteer activities. Marj was very bright, creative and artistic. She was spiritual and determined in fighting for causes she believed in. She became more involved in creative and artistic endeavors when time allowed and her children were older. She was an accomplished water colourist, wood worker, knitter, photographer, played the organ in church and was a great cook. Marj won a trip to Spokane to demonstrate her delicious zucchini cake on the KSPS PBS station. Her zest for life matched her love for people, puppies and guinea pigs. Nothing pleased Marj more than time (or video chatting) with her grandchildren. She was a force on this earth and her kindness and spirit of generosity had no bounds. Marj was a traveler in her early years spending many summers in England, Scotland, and Ireland. She even took a few wrong turns on a road trip in Northern Ireland during the “troubles,” ending up with an armed escort back across the border! Marj was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She joined the church as a teenager after hearing a church radio broadcast that talked about a Mother and Father in Heaven and families being together forever and wanting to find out more because this made sense and felt true to her. She was a hopeful and faithful person. A special thank you to the staff of the Bow Island Health Centre for their tender loving care who took care of her physically and emotionally during the last month as her illness progressed to a level where the only treatment left to pursue, was love and comfort. Thank you for your nursing care, for putting her lotion and chapstick on her, for holding her hand, for sitting with her and for reassuring her that she didn’t need to worry about how to get to Heaven. Thank you to her friends who came to be with her and her family every day. There is no more chemotherapy or cancer or pain where she is now (and according to her, there would be no more Jello either!), and we know she is there reuniting with friends and family who have gone before her and preparing places for the rest of us that she had to leave behind. Til we meet again. Due to current health restrictions, the Funeral Celebration will be by invitation only. The Celebration of Marj’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. with Life Celebrant Gerry Getz officiating. Interment will follow in the peaceful surroundings of the Bow Island Cemetery. Those wishing to join the family virtually and experience the Chapel Service are invited to watch via live-stream and may do so by visiting our website at http://www.cooksouthland.com and selecting the View Broadcast button on the homepage at service time. In lieu of flowers, we ask that anyone who wants to pay tribute to Marj, consider donating to Pancreatic Cancer Canada in her honour (pancreaticcancercanada.ca) and take some time to enjoy your family and your favourite food and activities together. (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
"Locally owned & directed"


LYNN HAZELAAR

September 20, 1929 ~ June 1, 2021

With profound sadness we announce the passing of Lynn (Oma) Hazelaar, our loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend who passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at the age of 91 years. Lynn was born to Jan and Niesje Bronk on September 20, 1929. She was the sixth of seven children. Lynn witnessed incredible changes to her world, having been a young teen during WWII. After the war, she met Rex Hazelaar and were married before bravely immigrating to Canada. Once in Canada they settled in Medicine Hat with extended family. Lynn lived a full life as a wonderful wife, mother and homemaker. She supported her husband, Rex and together they worked hard to provide for their family and succeed in business. Lynn was a dedicated mother first and foremost. Raising six children on their budget was not easy but her garden was bountiful and fed us all well, as long as we helped her pick the beans. Lynn also enjoyed crocheting, knitting and sewing and loved to bless her family with the fruits of her talents. At any given time her loved ones were wearing beautiful mittens, hats, and sweaters that she had created and have since been passed down to the next generations. Lynn also had a flair for sewing and produced “designer” clothing for all of us to wear to church on Sunday mornings. Lynn was always patient, gentle, kind and supportive and had a great ear for listening and conversation. She had a great wit and enjoyed a competitive game of cards or rummikub and a laugh with family and friends. Lynn especially loved her role as Oma and was the matriarch of this large family. She will be lovingly remembered in the hearts of her children, Harry, Jackie, Margaret, Janet, Pauline and Erica; 17 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Rex in 2006. Lynn was called Oma by all who loved her. We will miss her smile, her laugh and the prayers she lifted up for us. Lovingly written by her daughter, Erica, who is unable to be there to honor her but is there in spirit. Due to current health restrictions, the Graveside Celebration will be by invitation only. The Celebration of Lynn’s life will be held at Hillside Cemetery in Medicine Hat on Monday, June 7, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. with Murray Jaster officiating. Those wishing to join the family virtually and experience the Graveside Service are invited to watch via live-stream and may do so by visiting our website at http://www.cooksouthland.com and selecting the View Broadcast button on the homepage at the scheduled service time. (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
"Locally owned & directed"


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