December 3rd, 2021

November 20, 2021

By Destinee Mattson on November 23, 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. A quiet celebration of life for family and close friends was held yesterday at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL. 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.





1924 – 2021


After 97 revolutions around the sun and thousands more around his grain fields, Arthur George (Art) Strain passed away November 13th, 2021, at Long Term Care in Bow Island.

Dad was born in Lethbridge on August 1st, 1924, to George and Lydia Strain and joined his brothers, Doug and Bert on the homestead south of Nemiscam, where he lived and farmed for the next 95 years. While growing up during The Depression, he developed his love of family, farming, music and sports. Jam sessions, ballgames and pond hockey were his passions. Later on, he enjoyed coaching ball, curling in Foremost and skiing and golfing in Elkwater. Many hours were spent enjoying family and friends at the cottage in Elkwater and watching the kids and grandkids sports and activities.

Dad was a Robertson Associate seed grower and processor and an esteemed lifetime member of the Canadian Seed Growers Association, winning numerous awards for his grain at Seed Fairs in Lethbridge and Calgary and the World Championship in Toronto.

Art is survived by Eve, his wife of 72 years and their children, Gail (Jim) Westland, Wendy (Kelly) Hagel, Gary (Phoebe) Strain and Lynn (Nick) Tait; grand- children, Gerry (Ashley), Shannon (Jake), Ryan, Ashlee (Kelly), Meagan (David), Owen (Nicole), Emilia, Georgia and Alex; nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be a private family celebration of life at a later date. If so desired, donations in Art’s name may be made to Halo or a charity of one’s choice.


“You’ll see as you go!”


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 ~ 2021

Caroline Sarah Parker-Woodard of Irvine, AB passed away suddenly on Tuesday, November 16th, 2021 at the age of 67 years. The Funeral Service will be held today at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL at 2:00 pm with Pastor David Pollard officiating. 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.




It’s been just over one week since family and friends gathered at Cook’s Chapel in celebration of Doug’s life. Stories were told and laughs were shared during this beautiful tribute lead by Pastor Steve Zinger.


A lifetime of memories,

Time cherished together,

Douglas Kennedy showed all,

A father’s love is forever!


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”Locally owned & directed”

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