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September 7, 2021

By Obituaries on September 7, 2021.

1932 ~ ARLENE BLACKMER ~ 2021

Arlene Leila Blackmer of Medicine Hat passed away on Friday, September 3rd, 2021 at the age of 89 years. Arlene leaves to cherish her memory her son, Randy Blackmer; daughters, Janice Blackmer, Karen (Ken) Blackmer-Thompson, and Sandra (Chuck) Regier; sisters, Marge Pavelich, Donna (Greg) Campbell and Beverly Giroux; grandchildren, Marnie Beggs-Murray, Melanie (Shaun) Beggs-Murray, Aaron (Gina) Blackmer, Jamie Blackmer (Kenzie Lapointe), Danielle (Casey) Bertram, Matthew (Amber) Blackmer, Milan (Waylon) Belisle, Braydon (Jessica) Regier, and Alynn Regier (Kris Sotiros); great-grandchildren, Sohee, Nicolas, Kase, Havalyn, Scarlett, Hadley, Peyton and Genevieve; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Blanche Giroux; her husband of 60 years, James Blackmer; sisters, Carole (Max) White and Doreen (Bob) Tracey; brothers-in-law, John Pavelich and Norman Scherer; and daughter-in-law, Shauna Blackmer. The family wishes to thank the staff at Sunnyside Nursing Home for the care and attention Arlene received while in their care. At Arlene’s request a private family graveside service will take place at SAAMIS PRAIRIE VIEW CEMETERY on Wednesday, September 8th, 2021 at with Pastor Danny Gales officiating. Memorial gifts in Arlene's memory may be made to the Sunnyside Nursing Home Society (Long Term Care), 1720 Bell Street SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 5G1. Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Arlene Blackmer. 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 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. A private family interment was held at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery on Saturday, September 4th, 2021. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society. Condolences may be sent to 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 Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.

1949 ~ IVADELLE PRATT ~ 2021

Ivadelle Mae Pratt passed away on Friday, September 3, 2021 at the age of 72 years, beloved wife of George Pratt of Medicine Hat. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed. Those who wish to remember Ivadelle with a donation, may do so to KidSport Medicine Hat and Redcliff. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: subject heading: Ivadelle Pratt, or you may visit 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


July 7, 1951 ~ September 3, 2021

It is with a heavy heart that Connie announces that her beloved husband, Harold George May, passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Friday, September 3, 2021, at the age of 70 years. Along with Connie, Harold will be lovingly remembered by their children, Wendy (Pat) Furlong, Scott (Line) May and Corey (Brandi) May; grandchildren, Rachel and Emma Furlong; McKenzie Trent and Reece, Emily and Jayla May; siblings, Garry May, Gail (Lorn) Cook, Gayle May, Marilyn (Ray) Cradduck and Colleen (Monty) Kunz; brothers-in-law, Ross (Shanon) Anderson and Terry Anderson as well as his sister-in-law, Andrea Anderson (Randy Rota). Harold was predeceased by his parents, Walter and Norma May; brother, Garth; brother-in-law, Robert; sister-in-law, Leona May as well as parents-in-law, Melvin and Rachel Anderson. Harold was born, raised and educated in Taber, AB. In his younger years, he could be found on the ice as he also played hockey in Taber. Harold married Connie Anderson on August 25, 1973, in Barnwell and they made Lethbridge their home for many years. Harold started his career at C & H Irrigation and then worked for Oliver Irrigation before buying the store in Medicine Hat that he worked for in 1993 and recently retired celebrating 50 years working in irrigation. He was a hard worker who liked to play tricks and make up stories for his grandkids. Playing cards with his friends and grandkids while adjusting the rules was one of Harold’s favourite pastimes! He also enjoyed golf, hunting, traveling, camping and special trips with the boys to golf and to watch Corey’s football games. You could always find Harold watching golf and WWE wrestling on TV after a hard days work. He was a strong supporter of 4-H clubs and stood behind all that they believed in. Harold’s most memorable occasions were a family trip to Turks & Caicos and celebrating his and Connie’s 48th wedding anniversary. He will be deeply missed! A Celebration of Harold’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 -13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. with Bruce Hill officiating. A private interment will follow at the Barnwell Cemetery. Those wishing to join the family virtually and experience the celebration are invited to watch via Live-Stream and may do so by visiting and selecting the View Broadcast button on the homepage at service time. Memorial donations in Harold’s name may be directly to HALO, 12 – 1 Airport Drive S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5G4. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting 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
"Locally owned & directed"


1925 – 2021

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Audrey Joyce Long (née Terry) of Lethbridge, Alberta at the age of 96 years.

She is lovingly remembered by her sons, Brian and Richard; nieces and nephews; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Larry Long; daughter, Linda; brothers, Bob and Wilbur; and many friends and relatives.

Joyce was a wonderful host and convivial soul who loved to talk and visit. Her company always brought smiles and laughter into the lives of her loved ones. She worked at Eaton’s department store and before that laboured at a munitions factory in Medicine Hat during the Second World War. After marrying Larry she devoted herself to her family and community.

Her family wishes to send a special thank you to the staff at the Capital Care McConnell Place West in Edmonton. Your care and support for Joyce will always be remembered.

To send condolences, please visit

Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home
Downtown Chapel
(780) 422-2222

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