September 25th, 2021

September 10, 2021

By Destinee Mattson on September 10, 2021.

1924 – TONY BOSCH – 2021

Anton “Tony” P. Bosch of Medicine Hat, passed away on Friday, September 3, 2021, at the age of 97 years. He leaves to cherish his memory two sisters-in-law Ruth Bosch and Veronica Bosch as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. He was predeceased by his parents Katherine and Philip Bosch; four brothers, Frank (Lena and Rita), John, Joseph and Raphael; two sisters, Rose (Nick) Schafer and Gertrude (Tony) Bosch as well as three brothers and one sister in infancy. Tony was born in the Rosenthal district in Saskatchewan, the seventh out of eleven children. He lived in Southwest Saskatchewan for most of his life and took over his parent’s farm near Burstall, Saskatchewan when they retired in 1951. Eventually, he moved to Medicine Hat and leased the farm out until he sold it in 2018. He lived on the SE Hill until 2018, when he moved to Meadowlands, and then to the Good Samaritan at the end of 2019. Tony enjoyed watching sports and the EWTN channel. He was an avid bowler for over 10 years, winning many trophies. He owned many different types of cameras over the years and took many photos at family functions and during his vacations. Travelling with his siblings or nieces/nephews to the Mediterranean, the Panama Canal, Alaska and Asia were highlights. Tony spent a lot of time with his siblings’ families and was Santa Claus to many of the grand nieces and nephews. His faith was important to him and he was an active member of Holy Family Parish and the Knights of Columbus. Those who wish to pay their respects may do so at the church from 10:00 to 10:45 am. There are no restrictions on the size of gatherings, therefore everyone is invited to the funeral mass that will be celebrated in Holy Family Parish (1451 Strachan Road SE) on Monday, September 13, 2021. At 10:45 a.m. there will be a tribute to Tony followed by the funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Rodel Abanto celebrant. Masks are mandatory. The tribute and funeral mass will be live streamed for family and friends who are unable to attend. You are invited to watch on Hat Holy Family Church or follow this link: Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. Those who wish to remember Tony with a donation may do so to either Holy Family Parish or the Knights of Columbus. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: subject heading: Tony Bosch, 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




1941 ~ WAYNE MUNROE ~ 2021

Wayne Anthony Munroe of Medicine Hat, passed away on Saturday, September 4th, 2021 at the age of 79 years. Wayne leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Pauline; daughters, Debbie Barron, Anita (Darrell) Janssens; grandchildren, Robert Barron (Katrina), Greg Barron; brother, Gerry Munroe; sister-in-law, Norma Jean Coté; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Wayne was predeceased by his parents; two brothers and one sister. Wayne was born September 29, 1941 in Theslon, Ontario, later moving to Peterborough where he got his education. After graduating high school, he took up the sheet metal trade which he loved. On June 6, 1964 he married Pauline Head at St. Anne’s Catholic Church. In August, 1965 they welcomed their first daughter, Deb, then in December, 1967 they welcomed their second daughter, Anita. Wayne was also an avid hunter, as well as a trap shooter here in Medicine Hat. His love for springer spaniels lead him to Field Trials which he won 4th place with Erin in the Edmonton National Field Trial. Wayne & Pauline moved back to Peterborough in 1989, remaining there until 1998 at which time they moved back to Medicine Hat where they remained until Wayne’s passing. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB, on Friday, September 10th, 2021 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel, on Saturday, September 11th, 2021 at 11:00 am with Father Iqbal Khurshid officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome to participate via livestream by logging on to and joining the live webcast on Wayne’s memorial page at the above date and time. A virtual guest book is available on the livestream page for those participating remotely. Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Wayne Munroe. 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.






March 4, 1935 ~ August 30, 2021


John Peter Neigum, beloved husband of Rose Neigum (nee Kurtz), passed away at St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice in Medicine Hat on Monday, August 30, 2021, at the age of 86 years. Along with Rose, left to cherish John’s memory are his children: Terry (Bonnie) Neigum, Wes (Vicki) Neigum and Marsha Neigum (Gord Elgie); grandchildren, Jamie (Craig) Matisho, Daron (Candace) Neigum, Damon Elgie, Emily Neigum, Ronald Witzke, Ben Witzke, Abi Neigum, Em Elgie and Nicole (Joel) Nichols as well as great-grandchildren, Jett Matisho, Myles Matisho, Shylo Brown, Kelsey Shaw, Sheldon Shaw and Hazel Elgie. He is also survived by his sister, Annie Lamare and sisters-in-law, Joyce (Jake) Neigum, Martha (Sam) Neigum, Caroline (Larry) Busse, Gladys Jolicoeur, Brenda (Wayne) Radis and Marlene (Stan) Stimson; brothers-in-law, Clarence Kurtz, Jim (Gail) Kurtz, Art (Danielle) Kurtz and Allen (Yvonne) Kurtz. John was predeceased by his son, Roger; parents, George and Elizabeth; parents-in-law, Vincent and Margaret Kurtz; sisters, Caroline, Elizabeth, Johanna, Julia, Maggie and Katie; brothers, George, Sam, Jake, Tony, Fred and Nickie; sisters-in-law, Jenny, Theresa and Lorena as well as his brother-in-law, Gordon. John was born in Burstall, SK. to George and Elizabeth Neigum, the 11th of 14 children and was raised in Mendham, SK. He met his wife, Rose and they were married on June 1, 1954. John started his career with Alberta Gas Truckline in 1963, and he obtained his millwright certificate while working there. He retired as a supervisor for Nova in 1993, and following retirement, he kept busy by working in a small engine repair shop from his garage. He was known to be the ‘fix it man’ as he could fix anything. He was an avid fisherman who also loved hunting and playing cards with his family and friends. Telling stories of his experiences and making people laugh made John one of a kind. He had a passion for helping others. One of his greatest memories was building a pipeline in Australia. John loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren as he never missed a family celebration. In honouring John’s wishes, his life will be silently remembered without the proceedings of a formal service. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at If friends so desire, memorial donations in John’s name may be made directly to Covenant Health – St. Joseph’s Home, 156 – 3 Street N.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5M1. 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”





1947 ~ 2021

It is with extremely heavy hearts that we announce that John Robert (Bob) Opsahl, beloved husband to Marie; father to Tina (Tim) and Todd (Stacy); grandfather to Shelby (Drew), Spencer (Chloe), Peyton (Brayden) and Cameron; brother, Rick (Deb) and sister, Jacky, was called home into the arms of the angels. Bob was predeceased by his parents, Arnold and Mary Opsahl; Dave and Mabel Shaw; and brother in law, Gary. Bob and Marie were married on March 16, 1968 in Elrose, Saskatchewan and just celebrated their 53rd anniversary. Bob was a heavy duty mechanic then later a truck driver and loved his wood working. He played all sports and later was an avid Rough Rider, Mavericks, Blue Jays and Tiger fan. One of his new loves was watching his great grandson, Wyatt and always being on the lookout to buy him more activity toys even a little Radio Flyer. Bob loved to shop. He had such a big heart, if someone needed one thing, (two or more), would be better or your sidewalk cleared he was there. There wasn’t a holiday he didn’t decorate for. Bob will be starting a new adventure in Heaven while we on earth remember the love he shared with us all. There will no funeral service at this time. Memorial gifts in Bob’s name may be made to the Mustard Seed, 503A Allowance Ave SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 3E4. Condolences may be sent to subject heading Bob Opsahl. 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 Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.






1962 ~ 2021


It is with heavy hearts and sadness that the family of Kelly Jean Kurpjuweit announce her passing at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Sunday, September 5, 2021, at the age of 59 years. Along with her loving husband Sheldon, Kelly’s memory will live on in the hearts of her three children: Robin (Kirsty) Kurpjuweit, Chelsey (Aaron) Welwood and Sara Kurpjuweit. A celebration of Kelly’s life will be held at Hillcrest Evangelical Missionary Church, 3785 – 13 Avenue S.E., Medicine Hat on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Mike Landry officiating. (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 “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





1953 ~ 2021


Terry Lee Green passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Saturday, September 4, 2021, at the age of 68 years. Terry was born on April 28th, 1953. His time on earth involved so many adventures as he always had stories to share about his experiences. He was a man of integrity with great loyalty to everyone he cared about. Most children tell you their Dad was their hero, and ours was. There was never a time you called him and he wasn’t there to pull you out of whatever situation you got yourself into. That is what heroes do. Thank you for being our hero. You are so loved and missed. Hope you are soaring with the eagles, at peace and free of any pain. Your fight is over but your memory forever lives on through your friends, family, your four children and four grandchildren. Again, We love you Dad! A small service to celebrate his life will be held at a later date in spring 2022. (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 “Locally owned & directed”

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