December 3rd, 2021

November 24, 2021

By Obituaries on November 24, 2021.

1933 ~ FLOYD RONAN ~ 2021

Charles Floyd Ronan passed away on Friday, November 19, 2021 at the age of 88 years, beloved husband of Dolores Ronan of Medicine Hat. He also leaves to cherish his memory two sons, Colin (Colleen) Ronan of Airdrie and Kevin (Shilpa) Ronan of Lethbridge; as well as one grandchild, Kieran Ronan. He was predeceased by his parents, Martha and Charles Ronan; his brother, Fred Ronan; and two sisters, Alice Verhaest and Millie Rhodes. Floyd was born on January 21, 1933 in Medicine Hat where he married Dolores Saklofsky on December 21, 1957. Floyd was Past President of the Saamis Rotary Club and was a Director with the Medicine Hat Stampede and the Kinsmen Club. A private family funeral service will be held in the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Friday, November 26, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend. Due to the restrictions brought forward by the Chief Medical Officer of Health, indoor public gatherings are to be kept to 50 people. Masks are mandatory. The service will be live streamed, and family and friends who are unable to attend are invited to watch the service by searching for the Pattison Funeral Home Youtube page. The video will go live 10 minutes prior to service time and will remain on the youtube page for future viewing. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to remember Floyd with a donation, may do so to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Diabetes Education Centre, or The Kidney Foundation of Canada. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Floyd Ronan, 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


1952 ~ KATHLEEN ANNE "KATHY" LOMAS ~ 2021

It is with great sadness to announce that Mrs. Kathleen Anne “Kathy” Lomas passed away on Friday, November 19th, 2021 in Medicine Hat, Alberta, at the age of 69 years after a brave battle with pancreatic cancer. Kathy leaves to cherish her memory her loving and devoted husband, Brett Cockerill; She will be missed greatly by her children, Johnny Sears and Jennifer (Michael) Rioux; Brett’s daughters, Sherry (Boyd) Craven, Mindy Cockerill and Heidi (Keith) Crawford; she gave lasting loving memories to her grandchildren, Allen, Abigail, Charlotte, Luke, Darrien, Cooper, and Davrie; and leaves behind her Sisters, Nancy -Jean (Brian) Wilde and Judy (Cecil) Seitz; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Kathy was predeceased by her parents, Alfred and Nancy Lomas and her brother, Greg. Kathy was born on April 17th, 1952 in Brooks, AB and weighed only 2lbs. She was kept warm by the coal stove wrapped in a bear rug and bear grease and fed with a cloth soaked in milk. Kathy was a proven fighter from the start! The family moved around in her early years, but she settled back in Brooks in Grade 11. Kathy joined the high school volleyball team and in her Grade 12 year, her team was the only high school team to make it into Nationals; finishing 5th in Canada. She graduated from high school in 1969, with honours. Kathy was not only active in many sports throughout her life, but she also volunteered her time to committees. Kathy raised her children and worked at several part-time jobs to help support her family. Kathy was accepted to the nursing program at Medicine Hat College and graduated in 1988. She started her nursing career in Bow Island until she retained a position at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital; first as a psychiatric nurse and then as a surgical nurse. In 1991, she met Brett and together they enjoyed travelling. They were engaged while on a vacation to Africa and were married in 1995 on their acreage just outside of Medicine Hat. They began their own company, Riverbend Water Hauling. They worked at their business side-by-side until their retirement in 2020. Kathy enjoyed cooking and baking and was known for her delicious meals and baking that she generously shared. She enjoyed the outdoors and liked to work in the garden or go hiking. Kathy was a loyal and devoted friend, she made many over the years that she valued and treasured and called them her angels. The family is forever grateful to all of Kathy’s angels who took the time to visit and offer their support. A Celebration of Kathy’s life will take place at a later date. Gift’s in Kathy’s memory may be made to A.J.‘s Loan Cupboard, P.O. Box 45006 MacKenzieDrug Post Office, Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 0B1. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Kathleen Lomas. 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.


JUSTIN LEE TRAINER


Justin Lee Trainer resident of Grande Prairie, AB; formerly of Medicine Hat, AB; passed away on November 17, 2021 at his parents home in Grand Prairie at the age of 35 years.
Mourning his sudden passing: parents Russell & Audrey Trainer of Grande Prairie, AB, brother Jaret (Danielle) Trainer and their children Brei & Braxtyn of Grande Prairie.
He will be sadly missed by his old and new friends, aunt Jeri Trainer, aunt Marion (Albert) Christmann, uncles Merle & Marvin Kaudt, grandpa Herb Klaudt, relatives and friends of his parents.
He will also be missed by cousins Brian (Lana) Christmann and Jason Christmann, Robin Cowan and Brent (Laura) Cowan, Renea and Corrine and aunt Sharon.
Justin was predeceased by grandma Linda Trainer (1993), grandma Alice Klaudt (1994), grandpa Ken Trainer (2004), and uncle Harold Klaudt (2011).
Justin was born in Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on November 22, 1985. He attended Seven Persons School ECS to Grade 9, graduated grade 12 from Eagle Butte High School in 2003. He was employed as a Rig Hand 2004 – 2007, BOS SOLUTIONS GP 2008 – 2015, Est Company JLT Contracting Inc 2011 – 2016, In-Line Drilling (ER & best friend Russ) 2017, Big Stick Rentals (ER & mentor Kevin) 2018 – 2020 September – November 2021
Justin bonded with grandma Trainer from the time of his birth and liked playing crib with grandpa Trainer. As a child he had fun visits at the ranch with grandma & grandpa Klaudt and uncles Harold & Merle. He developed a special relationship with aunt Jeri, uncle Merle, friends Val and Seb.
Justin was heartbroken when he parted with the gal he thought was the love of his life in 2014. He also suffered with severe pain due to scoliosis, he had extensive back surgery in February 2015. He continually struggled with emotional and physical pain along with sleep issues.
Justin enjoyed spending time with his brother, sister-in-law and being an uncle to Brei and Braxtyn. His dog Buddy, which he got as a puppy in 2015, was his Best Bud and meant the world to him. To destress Justin would walk Buddy and Blue (Jaret's dog) or work out at the gym when able to.
Justin consumed several bottles or glasses of water each day, his favourite colour was blue and sweet dark chocolate candy. He thought it was funny when I would occasionally find an empty package of my baking milk chocolate Hershey's Mini Kisses that went missing.
He laughed when you would say “he would always be our baby bear”, smiled when we said “we wud love him and his bro always, forever to eternity”. We so miss his hugs, the sound of his voice, his sarcastic remarks meant to be funny and texts.
Highlights for Justin in 2021, his Rehabilitation Graduation Ceremony at the Calgary Dream Centre on July 2nd; attending his longtime friend Chris (Jessica) Burkett wedding celebration at Peace River, AB on July 17th; ownership of his black Ford Harley Davidson truck.
Justin was very loved and supported by family and friends through his life journey.
We have to believe the angels came to take him home, as he was so tired of the constant challenges and obstacles to achieve better, brighter, happier, healthier; also hoping and wishing for his dreams to come true.
A private gathering to be held in Grande Prairie for his friends, also a private gathering in Medicine Hat for family and friends.
Arrangements are being made for his final resting place with Saamis Prairie View Cemetery, Medicine Hat, AB.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Justin’s memory to The Calgary Dream Centre Rehabilitation Services.


LILLY STONJECK

1930 ~ 2021
Lilly Emma Stonjeck, beloved wife of the late Wilhelm ‘Willie’ Stonjeck, passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice in Medicine Hat on Monday, November 22, 2021, at the age of 90 years. Lilly will be lovingly remembered by her son, Thor (Debbie) Stonjeck; granddaughters, Hannah and Shalayna Stonjeck and brother, Ernst Kock. She was predeceased by her husband, Wilhelm Stonjeck; son, Roland Stonjeck and sister, Ilse Kummerfeld. Willie and Lilly immigrated to Canada in 1964 and settled in Lethbridge where Willie became a contractor building houses and Lilly managed the German Deli downtown. They were very active in the local German Canadian Harmony Club where they spent most Saturday nights dancing and socializing. After retirement, they spent many years traveling the world until 1998, when they moved to Medicine Hat to be closer to their grandchildren. Willie passed away in 2007, after which time Lilly spent her days with family, dancing and tending her garden. Lilly’s memory will be cherished without the proceedings of a formal funeral service. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at http://www.cooksouthland.com) If friends so desire, memorial donations in Lilly’s name may be made directly to the Alzheimer Society, #306, 10430 – 61 Avenue N.W., Edmonton, AB., T6H 2J3. 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
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