December 3rd, 2021

November 19, 2021

By Obituaries on November 19, 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

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 Hehr; brother, Lionell Hehr; three sisters, Debbie, Kim, and Linda; girlfriend, Brenda Broadis; as well as numerous relatives. 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.


1986 – 2021
It’s a funny thing, life. Knowing you’re undoubtedly on bought time, can really change one person’s perspective on how you live it. We never liked to call this bout with cancer a battle. We treated it like it was just the next challenge, next adventure, and next phase of life that taught us a whole lot of lessons. It taught us how to live, how to love and at the end of this journey, it was a big part of the reason we became the best versions of ourselves. Sure, passing at the young age of 35 isn’t ideal, but we don’t think of it as a tragedy. It was a very beautiful and fulfilling 35 years, and that’s how we will remember it. We did this our own way. Not a lot of people can say they conquered the world, travelled freely, and lived so genuinely all while owning a business that they enjoyed. Biking, campervans, crowd surfs, and random last minute adventures to appease our wanderlust. To sketchy back alleys, thumbs ups, and bad jokes all with my favorite people. Carrying on my legacy, is my whole world, my best friend and “wife” of nearly 12 years, Robyn (aka Goof). Every day spent together was my favorite. Even when things got challenging, we always made sure that our time spent together was about living. We learned to find light in every darkness. Our two fur babies, Bella and Rango, they will have to be your guardians now. I leave behind, my loving parents, Robert & Dinah Hazelaar, my family, Jen (Jordan) De Roaldes, Chantel (Keith) Vis. I love you all. My friend and father-in-law, Brian. My in laws, Apryl (Gord), Carmin & Clyde. Robyn is your handful now. To our numerous nieces and nephews, endless amount of friends and family who have been with me, visited, shared memories, continued to laugh and cheered me on for this heck of a ride. You are the family we chose. I wish we had more time.
Big thank you all the amazing health care workers. So much appreciation for the extra care that was given, you did more than your job required of you. We know we made an impact.
A private service will be held at a later date. Donations in Branden’s name may be made to 670 Collective Mountain Bike Club ( Condolences may be made at Arrangements are made by

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


1954 ~
Caroline Sarah Parker-Woodard of Irvine, AB passed away suddenly on Tuesday, November 16th, 2021 at the age of 67 years. Caroline leaves to cherish her memory her loving partner, Larry; children, Bonnie, Jessica, Andrew and Cole; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; brother, Gary; sister, Norah; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Caroline was predeceased by her parents, Andrew and Norah Parker; son, Robbie; brothers, and Andrew and James. Caroline was born in Glasgow, Scotland on January 8, 1954. At the age of 15 she moved to Canada to live with her sister in Ontario. She lived in many different locations throughout Canada until she met Larry in Sylvan Lake in 1989 and settled in Calgary until 2007 when they chose to call Medicine Hat their home. Caroline was fun-loving and spirited. She enjoyed camping, fishing and spending time with family and friends. She also liked to decorate and garden. Caroline’s talent was making people laugh with her infectious laugh. Caroline was a treasure to her family, and she will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB on Friday, November 19th, 2021 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm as well as on Saturday, November 20th, 2021 from 1:00 pm to 1:50 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, on Saturday, November 20th, 2021 at 2:00 pm. Family and friends are welcome to participate via livestream by logging on to and joining the live webcast on Caroline’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 Caroline Woodard. 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.


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


Dennis Michael Gizen was born to Michael & Phyllis (nee Kucher) Gizen on March 14, 1936, at Prelate SK. There he grew up on the family farm and went to school in Prelate. From there he completed his schooling at the University of Saskatchewan with the College of Agriculture.
On March 14, 1958, Dennis married Irene Thome, and together they raised five beloved daughters: Denise, Tammy, Colleen, Peggy, and Charlene on their farm. Dennis and Irene moved into Leader SK from the farm in 2001 and retired from farming in 2011. In his younger years, Dennis was active in hockey and curling, but golfed throughout his life. For many years, you could find him & Irene down in Yuma AZ avoiding the cold Canadian winters.
Dennis passed away peacefully in the early morning hours on Friday, November 12, 2021, at Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon SK at the age of 85 years. His memory will live on with his beloved wife of 63 years, Irene, his daughters; Denise Wenzel, Tammy Gizen, Colleen Gizen (Mel Klotz), Peggy Gizen, and Charlene Cocks (John), and his grand children; Scott (Paige) Wenzel, Aaron (Alex) Wenzel, Dustin (Pam) Bischoff, Dalton Bischoff, Lindsey (Eric) Nixon, Landon (Sheri) Gizen, Skye (Dallas) Morrison, Amber (Jarret) Vaudreuil, Madison Cocks, Rylan Cocks, and Kalen Cocks. Dennis was also the proud great-grandfather to 16 little ones. He will also be remembered by his brother Gerald, and sister-in-law, June Gizen. He had been predeceased in this life by his parents, Michael and Phyllis, his sister Caroline Gizen Lee, his brother-in-law, George Lee, and two sons-in-law: Neil Wenzel and Dennis German.
A funeral service will be held to celebrate Dennis’ life on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. from the Leader United Church with Rev. Catherine Christie officiating. Following the service, Dennis will be laid to rest in the Prelate Cemetery. For those who wish, donations may be made to the “Leader Community Hall Re-Roof Project” C/O Town of Leader, Box 38 S0N 1H0.


1956 – 2021

Larry Baron passed away on Friday, November 12th at the age of 65 years. Larry was born on March 30th, 1956, in Medicine Hat, Alberta.
A private family Graveside Service will be held on November 26th, 2021, at Hillside Cemetery in Medicine Hat.
Arrangements are made by

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


1937 ~ 2021
Lloyd Raymond Cox passed away in Medicine Hat on Monday, November 15, 2021. Due to inclement weather, Lloyd’s service will now be celebrated at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Friday, November 19, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Those wishing to experience Lloyd’s Celebration should visit and select the View Broadcast Button on the homepage at service time. (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"


May 31, 1949 – November 6, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Sellhorn. John is survived by his cherished wife Vicky; his son Jason Sellhorn and his sister Anne (Ric) Carrier and her children, Brent Carrier; Shelly (Ken) Carrier Lewis; Wade (Karla) Carrier; Francis (Nicole) Carrier; John’s cousin Cindy Hart and extended Sellhorn, Carrier, and Steinkey families. John was predeceased by his parents Bill and Ruth Sellhorn; Patty his first wife and daughter Corinne. John worked overseas for many years in Qatar as Senior Permit to Work Coordinator for RasGas and Qatargas and loved retirement at his beach house in Mexico. John was also a PADI Master Scuba Diver and Instructor who loved diving all over the world. A celebration of John’s life will be held on Monday, November 22, 2021, at 11:00 am, at the Whiskey Creek Pub 937 13 St. SW, Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 4V4. John’s Internment will be private. Family requests if you wish, in lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of your choice. Photos, memories and condolences may be shared John’s family through

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