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By Obituaries on September 3, 2021.

1924 ~ BERTHA SCHIMPF ~ 2021

Bertha Natalie Schimpf of Medicine Hat passed away on Friday, August 27th, 2021 at the age of 96 years. A private family funeral service was held yesterday at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL. 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.


1933 ~ HENRY “Hank” GALECKI ~ 2021

Henry "Hank" Galecki of Medicine Hat passed away on Monday, August 30th, 2021 at the age of 88. He is survived by his three sons, Curtis (Nadene), Kelly (Cynthia) and their children, Stephanie, David, Ashley, Michael and Destiny, and Colin (Betty Ann) and their daughter Caitlin; and one sister, Elsie Theobold; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Henry was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth “Betty”; his parents, Witold and Zofia Galecki; two brothers, Ted and Edmund; and five sisters, Maureen, Phylis, Angelia, Irene and Selma. He will be forever missed and always remembered for his stories. A private family interment will take place at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery on Saturday, September 4th, 2021. The family would like to thank the doctors and staff at Carmel Hospice in St. Joseph’s Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society, 1441 Aviation Park NE, P.O. Box 570, Calgary, Alberta T2E 8M7. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Hank Galecki. 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.


1959 – LINDA CROSS – 2021

Linda Doreen Cross passed away peacefully, after a courageous battle with ALS on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 in her 62nd year. Beloved wife of Randy Cross of Medicine Hat, Linda leaves behind to cherish her memory her parents Reta and Charles Cook, Randy’s three children, Jennifer (Dan) Groenendyk and their children, Catrynaa, Tayte, Kaylee, Payton, Danika, Abel, Jake, and Julia; Marla (Jason) DeGroot and their children, Evan and Logan; and Shaun Cross and his children Karizma, Sariyen, Noah and their mother Nicole; her two brothers, Marvin Cook; Glenn (Rebecca) Cook and their children, Cassidy and Jesse; two sisters, Barbie Cook and Brenda Cook (David); as well as numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Linda’s greatest accomplishment in life was the imprint she left on others through her loving and caring way with both family and friends. Her goal was always to do whatever she could to lighten everyone’s load. If you needed her she was there, whether it was across the province or across the country, be it a celebration, a crisis or cleaning out a basement, she was there. Her smile, laughter and kind nature along with her genuine love of life will be remembered by all who crossed her path. Linda kept her sense of humour and her ability to put others first until the end, she will be remembered as a fighter to all who love her. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. with Life Celebrant, Pat Grisonich. The service will be live streamed, and family and friends who are unable to attend are invited to watch the service by searching for the Pattison Funeral Home Youtube page. The video will go live 10 minutes prior to service time and will remain on the youtube page for future viewing. Flowers are respectfully declined. Those who wish to remember Linda with a donation, may do so to the ALS Society of Alberta at alsab.ca. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Linda Cross, 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


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. The Funeral Service will be held today at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL 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 of Cypress County. He also leaves to cherish his memory two daughters, Shaylee Geigle (fiancé, Delwyn Mezei) and Taylor Geigle (Logan Skagen); one sister, Debbie Geigle and her daughter Danika; his mother-in-law, Lorraine Highsaw; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Lionel (Patti) Highsaw, Shelly Highsaw (Randy Loewen), Kelsey Highsaw, Wendy (Earl) Baron, Sherry McCrea (Paul Chase), Brian (Debbie) Highsaw, Treena (Danny) Blake, Wade Joorisity as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, Esther and Harvey Geigle; his father-in-law, Bruce Highsaw; one brother-in-law, Jim McCrea; and one sister-in-law, Ella Joorisity. The funeral service will be held in the Cypress Centre on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend. The service will be live streamed for family and friends who are unable to attend. Streaming details will be announced on our website later Friday afternoon. Those who wish to remember Darcy with a donation, may do so to the “Halo” c/o Southern Alberta Medic Air Society (please make cheques payable to Southern Alberta Medic Air Society) or to a 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


HUGH DECKER

April 16, 1931 – August 29, 2021
It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Hugh Decker of Medicine Hat, a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend.
Hugh, aged 90, was loved immensely and will be remembered for his devotion to family, positivity, humour, and passion for gardening, nature and the outdoors. He leaves behind Norma, his wife of 60 years, children Alan, (Carla), Lori (Doug), Shelly (Steve), Blaine (Kelly) and Colin. He adored all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Sieg (Helen.) Hugh was predeceased by his infant daughter, Tammy, parents (Adolf and Agatha), sister Agnes and brother, Ace. He leaves behind many friends.
Hugh was born in Minitonas, Manitoba and lived in Edmonton for many years before moving to Medicine Hat where he enjoyed the milder winters and puttering in his yard.
At Hugh’s request, there is no funeral service. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to St. Joseph’s Home Carmel Hospice, where the team provided such compassionate and supportive care in his final weeks.
Many thanks to the wonderful people who helped him during his courageous battle with cancer. Hugh was so grateful. He will be missed and forever loved.


NORM McLEOD

1931 ~ 2020
Norman ‘Norm’ Francis McLeod, beloved husband of Shirley, passed away in Medicine Hat on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. A Celebration of Norm’s life will be held at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 504 – 2 Street S.E., Medicine Hat on Monday, September 6, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Jeff Lackie officiating. A private interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Due to the rising Covid-19 cases, the family requests that those attending Norm's memorial, wear masks during the service to minimize risks to yourself and others. Should you require a mask, one will be provided to you. Those wishing to experience the Funeral Service via livestreaming are encouraged to visit http://www.cooksouthland.com and click the View Broadcast button on the homepage at service time. (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"


STAN BECKER

1962 ~ 2021

It is with great sadness that the family of Stanley Wayne Becker announce his sudden passing in Medicine Hat on Thursday, August 26, 2021, at the age of 59 years. Stan was a loving husband to Marie; loving father to his daughter, Lacey (son-in-law, Peter) and a proud Papa to his two grandchildren, Isis and Corbin. He is also survived by his sister, Sheila as well as numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. Stan was predeceased by his parents, Howard and Verna Becker. A private celebration of Stan’s life will be held in Calgary at a later date; family and friends will be notified when details have been confirmed. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. (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"


STAN C.L. WITTY


Stan Charles Laverne Witty passed away at home in Medicine Hat on Thursday, August 5, 2021, at the age of 67 years. He was born in Canmore, AB., on Monday, January 4, 1954, to Jean Mitchel and Manley ‘Bud’ Witty. Stan was a self-proclaimed “Jack of all Trades, Master of None” which included but not limited to mechanic, carpenter and all around handyman. He would always say he could rebuild a ‘57 Buick but give him modern tech and he’d need IT support from his daughter, Jenn. Stan was a lover of nature, animals, and the outdoors. You would often find him out fishing whenever he had the opportunity. This was instilled in him through his love and belief in the Cree Nation. Stan enjoyed working on projects, many of which involved carpentry. One of his specialties was whittling or carving art from any piece of wood he could find. Stan was an avid Edmonton Oilers and Toronto Blue Jays fan; he would seldom miss an opportunity to watch a game and cheer them on. Stan loved his dogs, cats and enjoyed the company of his two daughters’ pet lizards. Stan would often tell stories of his tarantula named Barney and his dog named Ugly. He would tell his family tales of Barney running free in the house catching bugs to eat. Stan will be lovingly remembered in the hearts of his two daughters, Jenn (Shannon) Hodder, Kristen (Mike) Morishita; stepson, Shane Rose and longtime friend, Mavis Deans. The family will honour Stan’s life with a private celebration at a later date. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Stan’s name may be made directly to the SPCA, 55 Southwest Drive S.W., Medicine Hat, AB., T1A 8E8. (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"


TANIS BARBARA GARDEN

1938 ~ 2021

Our Mom and Grandma went to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 26, 2021. Mom was blessed with 83 beautiful years. She is adored and remembered by her children, Scott Garden (Judy; Savannah and Sierra) of Camas, Washington; Dana Bykowski (John; Elani and Janelle) of Lethbridge, AB; and Krista Bartman (Troy; Truman and Amaly) of Medicine Hat. Mom is also remembered and cherished by her brother, Bill Murray and his wife, Jan (and family) of Redvers, Saskatchewan. She was predeceased by her husband, Alistair; her parents, Edna and Syd Murray, and her brother, Scott.
Mom was born on March 9, 1938 in Redvers, Saskatchewan. She and her family lived above the family store, a building that still remains vital in the family today. Mom loved to draw, paint, play the piano, and she had a deep appreciation for literature and poetry. Mom graduated from the University of Saskatchewan as a Registered Nurse in 1959 and moved to Medicine Hat to begin her career. The friends she met during university and early in her career were held dear throughout her life. Mom and Dad met at a YM-YWCA dance in Calgary and they were married in 1963. She and our dad, Alistair, were married for 57 years before Dad passed away in 2020. While raising a family, Mom also began a life of active volunteering in our community. She was a quiet but important contributor to many organizations. She will be remembered for her time devoted to the Kinette Club, CGIT, WMS, Canadian Cancer Society, VON, Medicine Hat Christian Counselling, Rotary Club and the Rotary Music Festival. Mom always lived a healthy and active lifestyle and, for over 50 years, enjoyed being a member of the downtown YMCA. Along life’s way, Mom nurtured many friendships. She was also a dedicated member of St. John’s Presbyterian Church and served as a Sunday school teacher, Elder, and Choir member. Family and faith were deeply valued by our mom, and raising her children was the center of her life’s work. The pride and love she felt for her family radiated in her thoughts and deeds. We will miss her steady and loving presence so very much.
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. Graveside Interment will be a private moment for the family. Those wishing to join the family virtually and experience Tanis’ celebration are invited to watch via Live-Stream and may do so by visiting http://www.cooksouth land.com and selecting the View Broadcast button on the homepage at service time. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Tanis’ name may be made directly to the Community Foundation of Southeastern Alberta, (online http://www.cfsea.ca) 104, 430 – 6th Ave. SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2S8. (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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