October 22nd, 2021

September 1, 2021

By Obituaries on September 1, 2021.

1924 ~ BERTHA SCHIMPF ~ 2021

Bertha Natalie Schimpf of Medicine Hat passed away on Friday, August 27th, 2021 at the age of 96 years. Bertha leaves to cherish her memory her sister, Vivian Glesman; nephews, Dwight (Laurianne) Schimpf, Larry Schimpf, Kevin (Natalie) Schimpf, Lance Schimpf (Aline Bouhamdan); niece, Elaine Hausauer (Dale Glasier); as well as their families. Bertha was predeceased by her parents, Alexander and Katherine Schimpf and her brothers, Eddie, Harold, and Wilbert. Bertha was born in a farmhouse in Estuary, SK on October 31st, 1924. She received her early education at the nearby rural schoolhouse and then went on to graduate from Hillcrest Christian College. In 1955, she moved to Calgary, AB where she accepted a position as an office clerk with United Grain Growers. A few years later she changed professions and started working at the Foothills Hospital in the Housekeeping Department. In 1975, Bertha moved to Medicine Hat and accepted a housekeeping and child-care position with a local dentist. When time allowed Bertha loved to travel. She was especially fond of her trips To Hawaii. She also enjoyed gardening, crafts, and baking; family reunions, picnics and the annual long-weekend getaways were something that Bertha always looked forward to. Bertha was most proud of her family and held them close in Faith, Love and Prayer every day. Above all, Bertha loved her Lord, Jesus Christ and lived her life in Faith, knowing that one day she would be united with Him in Heaven. Her family will hold in their hearts their loving memories of Betha, comforted by the knowledge that Bertha is now in her Glory in Heaven. A private family funeral service will take place at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL on Thursday, September 2, 2021. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Bertha Schimpf. 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 ~ DOROTHY TAYLOR ~ 2021

Dorothy Julia Taylor (nee Chudleigh) passed away quietly at the age of 91. She was born in Empress, Alberta on March 20th, 1930 and spent her early childhood in Bindloss, Alberta. She was predeceased by her parents, George, and Dorothy Chudleigh; her brother, George Starks Chudleigh; her sister-in-law, Margaret Chudleigh; and nephew, Warren Chudleigh. Julia went to high school and business college in Medicine Hat. She moved to Calgary in 1950 where she worked in the oil industry. She spent time in England where she met her former husband, Clarence Taylor. They later returned to Calgary where Julia worked for the federal government in various positions. Julia moved back to Medicine Hat in 1999. Julia enjoyed sports and was an ardent competitive swimmer. She loved to travel and enjoyed the arts and music. Hiking in the mountains was one of her favourite pastimes. She loved animals and especially her cat. Julia enjoyed many social occasions including Birthdays, Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving with her brother, Starks and his wife, Margaret as well as nephews and nieces. Julia is survived by her nephews, Kent Chudleigh (Kathy), Cliff Chudleigh (Nancy); Gail Chudleigh, and nieces, Vicki Hall, Wendy Wynder (Terry); as well as numerous great nephews and nieces. At Julia’s request there will be no service. In honour of Julia’s memory and her love of animals, donations may be made to Medicine Hat S.P.C.A, 55 Southview Drive SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8. 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.


1935 ~ GLADYS GAETZ ~ 2021

Gladys Gaetz (Krauss) passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, August 25th, 2021 at the age of 86 years. The funeral service was held yesterday at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB. A private interment followed at Hillside Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Gladys Gaetz. 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.


1963 ~ DONNA MILLER ~ 2021

After a long and courageous battle with cancer, it is with immense sadness that the family of Donna Caroline Miller has to announce her passing on August 26th, 2021. Donna was 58 years young and cherished her family. She defied doctors’ prognosis to spend every last day with those she loved. You would only have had to be in her presence for a minute to know that her strength to battle came from her strong faith in Jesus.

Donna was born on June 30th, 1963, in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, to Chris and Thelma Lanz. She grew up as a country girl developing a love for horses and loved raising her pet pig until it ended up on the supper table. After coming to Alberta and later in life settling in Medicine Hat, Donna married Dale James Miller. Together they blended two families and created many great memories. Most recently, in July, they celebrated their 32nd wedding anniversary.

Donna leaves so many to cherish her memory. She was a loving mother to Kelly (Natalia) Holt, Cory (Falynn) Holt, Chantelle (Ryan) Freed, Matthew Miller and Kenny Miller. She also had a special place in her heart for her stepchildren, Brandi Droeske and Jesse Miller. Along with her children, Donna is survived by her nine grandchildren, Skarlett, Kingston, Phoenix, Brenton, Ryland, Hawksley, Hendrix, Chase and Ali. Donna is also survived by her five siblings: Debbie (Larry) Malpass, Diane (John) Reid, Danelle (Glenn) Christman, and Darrel Lanz, as well as many nieces, nephews and in-laws. Donna fostered many meaningful relationships within the church and the community where she was known for her smile and a helping hand.

Donna had a strong passion for helping others and after working with the elderly at various retirement and nursing homes, she felt called to help those struggling with homelessness and addiction. She transitioned to a role at the Medicine Hat Resource Centre and later took on a management role there, always striving to help those struggling, to find peace. Donna’s passion for helping others was never fulfilled and she later became a head Chaplin at the Medicine Hat Remand Center. With her time at the remand, she empowered many individuals to seek new beginnings and dedicated her time to support them through their transitions. In August of this year the remand dedicated the Chapel to Donna, formally naming it “The Donna Miller Chapel”.

Family! Donna’s most cherished value! Like many, Donna delighted herself in forming a family that she could care for. Donna instinctively was a true caregiver which ultimately led to her passion for helping others. Donna was the rock to her children and the glue to her blended family. Life naturally has many twists and turns, but blended families can sometimes see more. Donna prided herself in always stressing the importance of family. She loved each grandbaby dearly and often said there was no greater role in this world then getting to be a grandmother. Her favored pastimes were taking the kids to swirls, chasing them in the park or sharing fruit snacks with them while watching “Paw Patrol”. Donna's love, moxie and memory will live on in each and every one of them.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB on Thursday, September 2nd, 2021 form 6:00 to 9:00 pm and/or on Friday, September 3rd from 10:00 to 10:55 am. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL on Friday, September 3rd, 2021 at 11:00 am with Art Hildebrand officiating. The interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Family and friends who are unable to attend are welcome to participate via livestream by logging in to http://www.saamis.com and joining the live webcast on Donna’s memorial page at the above date and time. A virtual guest book is available on the livestream page for those participating remotely. If so desired, memorial tributes can be made the Medicine Hat Salvation Army, 164 Stratton Way SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta. T1B 3R3 and/or the Medicine Hat Community Housing Society, #104, 516 – 3rd Street SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 0H3. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Donna Miller. 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.


1967 ~ DARCY GEIGLE ~ 2021

Darcy Blaine Harvey Geigle passed away on Sunday, August 29, 2021 at the age of 54 years, beloved husband of Laurie Geigle. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed. Those who wish to remember Darcy with a donation, may do so to “Halo” c/o Southern Alberta Medic Air Society, #12 49 Viscount Ave SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 5G4. Please make cheques payable to Southern Alberta Medic Air Society or to the charity of your choice. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Darcy Geigle, 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


TANIS GARDEN

1938 ~ 2021

Our beloved Mom and Grandma, dear wife of the late Al Garden, left our side to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 26, 2021. You are invited to join in the Celebration of Tanis’ life at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 504 – 2nd Street S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta on Friday, September 3, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. with Reverend Jeff Lackie officiating. During this time of Covid-19 the family requests that those attending the Funeral Service wear a mask to minimize risks to yourself and others. Should you require a mask, one will be provided for you. Livesteam details will be announced in the coming days. Private interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. (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 http://www.cooksouthland.com
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