December 3rd, 2021

November 18, 2021

By Obituaries on November 18, 2021.

1924 – BERTHA DEIBERT – 2021

Bertha Deibert of Medicine Hat passed away in Calgary on November 8, 2021 at the age of 97 years, beloved wife of the late Earl Deibert (June 17, 2004). She leaves to cherish her memory her son Darryl (Paulette) Deibert and daughter-in-law Diane Deibert all of Calgary and was predeceased by her son Darcy (October 24, 2019). She is survived by five grandchildren, Ryan, Danae, Craig, Michael, and Janine; five great grandchildren, Cody, Grayson, Spencer, Samuel and Francis; two brothers, Bill Bender, Dan Bender and one sister Ruth Fauser. Bertha was also predeceased by her parents, Lydia and William Bender; her brothers Walter and Dave, three sisters Laura, Christine and Martha. A private family graveside service will be held in Hillside Cemetery on Saturday, November 20, 2021. Family and friends are invited to a come and go open house to be held at the Medicine Hat Lodge Saamis Ball Room A on Saturday, November 20, from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Those who wish to remember Bertha with a donation, may do so to the Alzheimer Society, Alberta and Northwest Territories. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: subject heading: Bertha Deibert, 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

On Wednesday, November 10, 2021, Dorreen, at the age of 86 left this world to join her husband, Clarence, in heaven. To cherish her memory, Dorreen leaves behind her two children, Brenda and Grant; two grandchildren, Katelyn and Reid; one brother-in-law, Abe (Lynn) Voth; and many nieces, nephews, as well as great nieces and nephews. Dorreen was the middle child of five, born October 15, 1935 in Herbert, SK to Wilhelm and Hulda Firus. She attended school in Herbert and met the love of her life walking past the window of A.E. Peters store, where she would gaze through the windows and watch Clarence making signs for the store. Dorreen married Clarence Cornelsen in April of 1957. They had a lovely candlelight service in Herbert, Sask. Together they had two children, Brenda and Grant. Along with being a busy mother and wife, she also enjoyed working with her hands; gardening, crocheting, and creating with plastic canvas. In her later years she enjoyed colouring and solving word find puzzles. When her children were young, she enjoyed selling Avon where she earned many rewards. Her love of gardening stayed with her throughout her entire life as she tended carefully to all the plants in her room at the nursing home. Some of which had been grown from clippings of plants found in the dining room there. Dorreen volunteered for over 15 years at The Post, a local thrift store in Medicine Hat. There she made many friends and enjoyed her days visiting and working alongside them. The family would like to thank all the staff and volunteers at Good Samaritan Southridge Village for all the care and support they have given our mother over the last few years. Mom always said, “They take good care of me here.” A quiet celebration of life for family and close friends will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB. on Friday, November 19, 2021 at 2:30 pm with Dallas Hjorth, officiating. Family and friends are welcome to participate via livestream by logging on to and joining the live webcast on Dorreen’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 to subject heading Dorreen Cornelsen. 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.¥

1948 – BRIAN PATTISON – 2021

Brian Everatt Pattison, born in Ontario on the 12th of October, 1948, passed away Monday November 15th, 2021 at the age of 73 years. Leaving his beloved partner, Judy Champion, his two children Cheryl 'Sam' Griffin (fiance, Jason Schnieder) and Ryan Pattison (partner, Shawn Donaher), along with their mother Sheila Pattison and his younger brother Carl; four grandchildren he lovingly referred to as "the Rugrats": A.J Feeg, Hunter and Kennedy Griffin, and Jurney Davies to cherish his memory. He was predeceased by his parents, Jean and Everatt 'Pat' Pattison. Brian was a Commanding Officer with the Medicine Hat Air Cadets for over 20 years, and had a lifelong career as a firefighter at CFB Suffield until his retirement. He was a quiet man with a dry sense of humour, in which his family couldn't get enough of. His cats, Bailey and Boots brought him great joy. Brian procured an endless passion when it came to his collectables. During his life, he never hesitated when he knew someone was in need of help and was the first to offer his hand. A truly remarkable man from the very beginning. He is loved and will be missed. Brian will be silently remembered by his family and friends. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: subject heading: Brian Pattison, 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

1956 ~ ROBERT ANDERSON ~ 2021

Robert “Wayne” Anderson of Medicine Hat, passed away on Monday, November 8th, 2021 at the age of 65 years. Left to cherish his memory is his mother, Gail; brother, Lionell; sisters, Debbie, Kim, and Linda; and his two children. There will be no Funeral Service held at this time. Condolences may be sent to subject heading Robert Anderson. 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.


1940 – 2021

Ernie Rance passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 14th at the age of 80 years. He was a loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend.
Ernie leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 48 years, Lynne; sons, Dan Rance (Kristy) and Glenn Rance; daughters, Beverly (Ian) Draper and Barbara (Jason) Kruk; grandchildren, Cody Draper, Dayton Rance, Jesse Draper (Tim), Emily Kruk and Keidis Kruk; great grandchildren, Sawyer Kennedy and Lexi Kennedy; brothers, George Rance (Bernice) and Ben Rance (Shaina); sisters, Joyce Czember, Debbie Georgeadis (Fred), Linda Wright (Jim) and Kathy Cooney.
Ernie was predeceased by his parents, Fredrick and Loise Rance; sisters, Audrey Merlo and Jean Bengtson.
Ernie owned his own business for many years, Ernie’s Heating and Sheet Metal and installed a lot of furnaces around Medicine Hat and area. He treated his customers with a good attitude and honest dealings from which he made many long-time friends.
Ernie fell in love with the sport of hunting and fishing at a young age and has had the opportunity to fish in Hawaii, Alaska, Port Renfrew and many other hidden gems around Alberta and of course the South Saskatchewan River. He travelled many places including Jamaica, Dominican, Vancouver Island, Las Vegas, Arizona and Kingston. Ernie had a great sense of humour and just loved to tease his sisters, nieces, nephews, and of course his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Ernie had a love of sports. The Tigers, Bluejays and Roughriders were his favourite as well as rodeo and curling. You could always catch Ernie sneaking sweets (fudge), singing along to country music and having rum and playing cards with friends.
He will be missed by all who knew him.
A Celebration of life will be planned for a later date. Condolences may be made at Arrangements are made by

Grace Memorial Affordable Burial & Cremation
1924 10th Ave N.W.
Medicine Hat, Alberta T1C 1T5


February 16, 1937 ~ November 15, 2021

It is with great sadness that the family of Lloyd Raymond Cox, age 84, announce his passing in Medicine Hat on Monday, November 15, 2021, following a brief battle with cancer. Lloyd was born in Kimberley, BC. and spent his youth in Cranbrook, BC before joining the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1954, at the age of 17. He served in France for two years as well as many Canadian postings. While stationed in Ottawa, ON., he met and married June Ann Miller on September 24,1966, and one year later they were posted to Germany for four years. Lloyd retired after 25 years of service. He was then employed as a workshop supervisor with the British Army (BATUS) at CFB Suffield for 18 years. After retirement, Lloyd dedicated much of his time as a volunteer with June in the community, including the MS Society, the Santa Claus Fund and the Medicine Hat Food Bank. He served as a board member of Riverside Presbyterian Church and was also a Meals on Wheels driver for 20 years. A kind and quiet man, Lloyd had a steadfast commitment to helping others and was always willing to lend a hand. His family and friends will remember him for his gentle nature, curious mind and sense of humour. Lloyd is survived by his wife, June; two daughters, Allison of Redcliff, and Laura (Fernando) Tobal and grandson, Ethan of Chapel Hill, NC. He is also survived by his sister, Sharon Kennedy of Penticton, BC. Lloyd was predeceased by his parents, Glenna and Raymond Cox and his step-father, Mark Kennedy. A Graveside Service will be held at Hillside Cemetery on Friday, November 19, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Murray Jaster officiating. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to gather at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat between 1:30 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. The procession will depart for the cemetery shortly thereafter. The interment service at Hillside Cemetery will be live streamed. Those wishing to experience Lloyd’s Graveside Celebration, should visit our website at and select the View Broadcast Button on the homepage at service time. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting If friends so desire, memorial donations in Lloyd’s name may be made directly to The Root Cellar (Medicine Hat Food Bank), 440 Maple Avenue S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 0L3. 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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