September 25th, 2021

September 11, 2021

By Destinee Mattson on September 11, 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 http://www.youtube.com/Medicine Hat Holy Family Church or follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG6zK-XzuXdDHj79rV6ut_Q. 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: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Tony Bosch, 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


1941 ~ WAYNE MUNROE ~ 2021

Wayne Anthony Munroe of Medicine Hat passed away on Saturday, September 4th, 2021 at the age of 79 years. The Funeral Service will be held today at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB on Saturday, September 11th, 2021 at 11:00 am with Father Iqbal Khurshid officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com 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 http://www.saamis.com inquiry@saamis.com Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.


1955 ~ ALLAN KRASSMAN ~ 2021

Allan Blake Krassman of Medicine Hat passed away on Monday, September 6, 2021 at the age of 65 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Allan Krassman, 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


BONNIE DYCK

Family and friends gathered in Cook’s Chapel a short time ago to remember a remarkable lady with the kindest soul. Bonnie’s beautiful smile will be forever cherished.

I know how much you love me,

As much as I love you,

And each time you think of me,

I know you’ll miss me too!

Her Life Lived…

Her Life Cherished…

Her Life Honoured.

Courtesy of

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”


BONNIE EMERSON

1971 ~ 2021

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Bonnie Marie Emerson announce her passing in Medicine Hat on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at the age of 50 years. Further announcements will follow upon completion of arrangements. (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”


DANIEL GILCHRIST

Daniel Gilchrist passed away on August 23, 2021, at the age of 64 years. Funeral arrangements are pending. (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”


EDWARD ALMOND

1929 ~ 2021

Edward Harry Francis Almond, beloved husband of the late Joy Almond, passed away in Medicine Hat on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at the age of 92 years. A mass honouring Edward’s life will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, 238 – 2 Avenue N.E., Medicine Hat on Thursday, September 16, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. with Father Francis Tran celebrant. The Funeral Mass will be live-streamed. Those who cannot attend but wish to experience the Funeral Mass, may do so by visiting Cook Southland’s website and selecting 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”


ESTHER WILKINSON

Mrs. Esther Wilkinson passed away on September 7, 2021. Further details will be posted to our website once confirmed. (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”


JOHN NEIGUM

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 http://www.cooksouthland.com) 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 http://www.cooksouthland.com “Locally owned & directed”


JOHN ROBERT “BOB” OPSAHL

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 condolences@saamis.com 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 http://www.saamis.com inquiry@saamis.com Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.


KATHERINE NEILSON

Mrs. Kay Neilson passed away on September 5, 2021. Further details will be posted to our website once confirmed. (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”


KELLY JEAN

(MATSALLA) KURPJUWEIT

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, Sara Kurpjuweit (Jeremy Lohrer) and Chelsey (Aaron) Welwood; her mother, Dorene Matsalla and siblings: Rick (Janet) Matsalla, Leanne (Owen) Telke, Lynda (Roger) Biemans, Debbie (Darcy) Brandt and Jim (Kari) Matsalla. She was predeceased by her father, Ed Matsalla. 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. Those wishing to join the family virtually and experience Kelly’s celebration are invited to watch via live-stream and may do so by visiting http://www.hill crestchurch.net and selecting the Watch tab at the top of 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”


KIM LA RAE HADFORD

1961 – 2021

Kim La Rae Hadford, 60, born in Lethbridge, Alberta, passed away on September 9, 2021 in Medicine Hat, Alberta.

Kim’s family would love to have a gathering and services at this time; however, due to the current conditions, funeral services and burial will be planned for a future date. The family appreciates your loving thoughts and prayers.

Kim was born to Donna Schneider and Kieth Hadford on May 16, 1961. After completing public school, Kim attended Grant McEwan College where she was student president. Kim worked for a number of years as a bookkeeper/ accountant and even as a long-haul truck driver.

Everyone who knew Kim can agree that she was loving and loyal, with a keen mind and exceptionally sharp wit. Kim had the most beautiful smile and a wonderful laugh, although it is noted that while laughing the hardest Kim often made no sound at all! Kim loved nothing more than to spend time with family, telling stories, listening and giving great advice. Kim’s last wish was for her children to always know how much she loved them. Kim will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Kim is preceded in death by her grandparents, Clara and Stanley Schwartzenberger, and Audrey and Leighton (Bud) Hadford.

Kim is survived by her children, Leighton (Jill), Chelsey (Justin) and Justin; her siblings, Shannon Gradwell (Rick), Holly Hansen (Perry), Scott Hadford (Heather), and Lacey Hadford (Joseph); her mother, Donna Schneider (Darrel), and father, Kieth Hadford (Bev); her grandchildren, Zoe, Ethan, and Walter; as well as much loved nieces and nephews.

The family of Kim Hadford wishes to extend sincerest thanks for the kind care and attention of the staff of Medicine Hat Regional Hospital 5 East, the fine folks at Cypress View Foundation where Kim lived for the last two years, as well as the staff at Grace Memorial Funeral Home. In lieu of memorials, and in light of Kim’s love for animals, the family feels that Kim would appreciate kind donations to the animal shelter of your choosing.

Condolences may be made at http://www.gracememorial.com. Arrangements are made by

Grace Memorial Affordable Burial & Cremation

1924 10th Ave N.W.

Medicine Hat, Alberta T1C 1T5

http://www.gracememorial.com

403-905-0440


LONG, AUDREY JOYCE

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 http://www.connelly-mckinley.com

Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home

Downtown Chapel

(780) 422-2222


MANDY FAULKNER-SCHAFER

1990 ~ 2021

It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the sudden passing of Amanda ‘Mandy’ Maxine Faulkner-Schafer on Sunday, August 22, 2021, at the age of 31 years. She will be forever cherished by her mother, Tracey; daughters, Sophie and Maddison; brothers, Zach and AJ as well as aunts, uncles and cousins. A private family graveside service was held at Hillside Cemetery. (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”


MARK BLOOMQUIST

1960 ~ 2021

Mr. Mark Bloomquist passed away in Medicine Hat on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at the age of 61 years. Further announcements will follow upon completion of the arrangements. (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”


NICIFROSA “NICI” CARTERA

1973 – 2021

On Sunday, September 5, 2021, Nicifrosa (Nici) Cartera was welcomed into the loving arms of her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ at the age of 48 years old. Nici leaves to cherish her memory, her beloved husband, Eduardo; and her adoring son, Paul and his wife, Rena. She is also survived by her family in the Philippines as well as many extended family and friends who will miss her dearly.

Nici would often share how she came to Canada searching for a deeper relationship with the Lord. Her life was forever altered when she began attending Life Church in Medicine Hat. In 2009, Nici was baptized and filled with the Holy Spirit and became a pillar in her church. Nici passionately served, cared, ministered and shared the Gospel with everyone who crossed her path. She had a true servant’s heart and touched the lives of many. Nici lived every day preparing for her eternal home, and her family takes comfort knowing that she has reached the goal she lived her life for.

Join us in a Celebration of Life on September 14, 2021 at 1:00pm.

Life Church

2366 Southview Drive SE

6:30pm reception to follow in the gym

If desired, friends may make memorial contributions that will be forwarded to Nici’s mother in the Philippines who Nici supported monthly. Monetary contributions can be made at the church on the day of her service.

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7

Condolences may be made at http://www.gracememorial.com. Arrangements are made by

Grace Memorial Affordable Burial & Cremation

1924 10th Ave N.W.

Medicine Hat, Alberta T1C 1T5

http://www.gracememorial.com

403-905-0440


NORM McLEOD

1931 – 2020

This past Monday, family and friends gathered at St. John’s Presbyterian Church to honour the life of Norm McLeod. He spent many years serving his community and is now at peace serving the Lord. He will be missed!

To have left the world better –

Whether by an improved poppy,

A perfect poem or a rescued soul…

That is achievement!

His Life Lived…

His Life Cherished…

His Life Honoured.

Courtesy of

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 GARDEN

Family and friends gathered together last week at St. John’s Presbyterian Church to honour the life of this much loved lady. Although she will be dearly missed, her memory will not be forgotten.

Every yesterday is a memory of happiness,

And every tomorrow is a vision of hope

Her Life Lived…

Her Life Cherished…

Her Life Honoured.

Courtesy of

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”


VICTOR SEDERBERG

A private graveside service was held at Hillside Cemetery in honour of Victor Sederberg. His passion for raising Hereford cattle on the family homestead will leave a lasting legacy. “May the work I’ve done speak for me”.

“I need somebody

who’ll bale a family together

with the soft strong bonds of sharing.”

So God made A Farmer.

His Life Lived…

His Life Cherished…

His Life Honoured.

Courtesy of

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”


VICTORIA GAIR

1933 ~ 2021

The family announces the passing of Victoria Marie Gair, beloved wife of Ken Gair of Redcliff, at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at the age of 88 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced upon completion. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting 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”


YVETTE MICHELLE JENNISSEN

1963 – 2021

Yvette passed away on Thursday, September 9th, 2021 at the age of 57 years at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital. She leaves to cherish her memory her partner, Dennis Snyder; brothers, Greg (Maureen) Jennissen and Kirk (Nicole) Jennissen; sister, Tammy Jennissen; numerous nieces and nephews.

Yvette was predeceased by her parents, William and Adele; sister, Judy Reid.

She was born in Brooks, Alberta on October 21st, 1963. Yvette met her partner, Dennis in 1987.

Memorial gifts in Yvette’s name may be made to the Cancer Society. Condolences can be made at http://www.gracememorial.com. Arrangements are made by

Grace Memorial Affordable Burial & Cremation

1924 10th Ave N.W.

Medicine Hat, Alberta T1C 1T5

http://www.gracememorial.com

403-905-0440

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