September 25th, 2021

September 4, 2021

By Destinee Mattson on September 4, 2021.

1926 ~ ALICE FLAIG ~ 2021

Alice Flaig went to be with the Lord, Sunday, August 29, 2021. The funeral service was held yesterday at Victory Lutheran Church. A private interment followed at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Alice’s name may be made to the Alzheimer Society or Victory Lutheran Church. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Alice Flaig. 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.

 

 


 

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.

 

 


 

1935 – FAY BRUNNER – 2021

Fay Marie Brunner of Medicine Hat, passed away on Saturday August 28, 2021, at the age of 86 years.

Beloved wife of the late Alfred Brunner. She leaves to cherish her memory three children, Gary (Jeanene) Jensen of Coldspring, Texas, Gail Vellenoweth (Steve Mcsweeny) of Medicine Hat and Teresa Brunner of Turks and Caicos Islands; her grandchildren, Blake, Logan, Abigail, Brayden (Becca, their daughter and Fay’s great granddaughter Barker) and Brianne; four stepchildren Gail (Bruce) Clarke of Edmonton, Rick (Carol) Brunner of Granum, Paul Brunner (Karen Stoppel) of Granum and Neil Brunner of Medicine Hat as well as her step grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents Agnes and Roy West; her husband Alf on December 3, 2002; two stepsons, Mike Brunner and Lorne Brunner; one brother and two sisters, Frank West, Hilda Hunter and Marguerite Jackson.

Fay was born in Hanna and raised in the area of Byemoor, Alberta. During the years, Fay resided in Morrin, Acadia Valley and then moved to Medicine Hat in 1977. She grew up on a farm and appreciated hard work. She loved animals, especially horses and lambs. Fay was a beloved employee of Canadian Tire for many years and was well known throughout the community. She was an avid crafter and could always be seen selling her wares at the Farmers Market. She loved to travel and enjoyed visiting family and friends locally and internationally. Fay was very close with her family and friends and she will be sadly missed by all.

The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Monday, September 27, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend. 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. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to remember Fay with a donation, may do so to the Alzheimer Society, Alberta and Northwest Territories or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Fay Brunner, 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 announce her passing on August 26th, 2021. The Funeral Service was held yesterday at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL. The interment followed at Hillside Cemetery. If so desired, memorial tributes can be made the Medicine Hat Salvation Army and/or the Medicine Hat Community Housing Society. 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. There are no restrictions on the size of gatherings, therefore everyone is invited to the funeral service which will be held in the Cypress Centre Auditorium on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend. Masks are mandatory. For those unable to attend, the service will be live streamed on Youtube. Please search http://www.Youtube.com for the Pattison Funeral Home youtube page. The service will go live 10 minutes before service time. 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) c/o 557 18th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 8C4 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

 

 


 

FERNE GILL

The family of Ferne Marie Gill are sad to announce her passing on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 95 years of age. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert Gill, mother of Cheryl Crofford, Bonnie (Gary) Davies, Russell (Anita) Gill and Rodney (Terry) Gill. She is survived by her sister Shirley (Doug) Colton and brother Leslie (Fran Stevenson) Legros. Her brothers Stanley Legros, Don Legros, Bill (Marg) Legros and Art (Betty) Legros predeceased her. Ferne had ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Ferne was born in Rosetown on May 18, 1926. She came from a family of five brothers and one sister. She was the second oldest. Her father Ben Legros was a school teacher, so she grew up in various small towns in her early years. In 1946 she left for Toronto to take a three year nursing course. Meanwhile her parents had moved to Leader the year she graduated, and she decided to come to Leader and get a job nursing at the hospital. A short time after she arrived, a local farmer named Bob Gill took an interest in the school teacher’s daughter and within a very short courtship, wedding vows were exchanged. Ferne had a very short nursing career as she had four kids in five years. Over the years, Ferne was involved in C.G.I.T., teaching Sunday school and cooking for various hired men and hockey players who boarded at their place. She gave the boys haircuts and sewed clothes for all the kids. She was quite talented in that area. She enjoyed playing the piano and accompanied the kids in musical get togethers.

A highlight of their lives was trips to California in the winter time. They started going down in the sixties and eventually bought a place in Palm Desert in 1978 and wintered there until 2004. They made many friends in those years and Ferne became quite a golfer. She still golfed regularly at the Leader course into her 90’s.

She loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren and lit up just being around them. She will be sorely missed. She lived life to the fullest to the very end. She carried on with a positive attitude no matter what the obstacles and always put others first.

At Ferne’s request, no services will be held at this time. Memorial donations in Ferne’s memory may be made to “The Canadian Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan”, 200 – 4545 Parliament Avenue, Regina, SK, S4W 0G3

 

 


 

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”

 

 


 

VIOLET “LYNN” GOURLAY

1956 ~ 2021

Violet “Lynn” Gourlay of Medicine Hat, passed away on Tuesday, August 17th, 2021 at the age of 65 years. Lynn leaves to cherish her memory her children, Kelley Gourlay, Brent Gourlay, and Michael (Shiela) Gourlay; grandchildren, Maralynn Sasse, Kelvin King, Robert Gourlay, Stephanie Gourlay and David Gourlay; brothers; sisters-in-law; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold Gourlay; parents, Arthur and Maizie Hillis; brother, Gerry Hillis; brother, Glen Hillis and his wife, Mary and their son, Darrell Hillis; sister, Anne and her husband, Frank Schreiner; sister-in-law, Jackie and her son, Jim Hillis; sister-in-law, Bernice Hillis; and nephew, Rick Hillis. She claimed to be a gypsy at heart and loved to travel. She finally settled in Chemainus on Vancouver Island as a business owner before moving to Medicine Hat in 1993. She was always up for a competitive game of canasta and enjoyed teaching people to play. There will be no formal service at this time. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Violet Gourlay. Donations in her name can be made to AJ’s Loan Cupboard, PO Box 40056, Mackenzie Drug Post Office, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 0B1. 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.

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