December 3rd, 2021

November 25, 2021

By Obituaries on November 25, 2021.

1930 ~ RALPH PINDER ~ 2021

It is with heavy hearts, that we the family, announce the death of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle, Ralph Stanley Pinder, at the age of 91 years. Ralph passed away on November 17th. 2021 at South Country Village with his family by his side. Ralph is survived by his beloved wife, Viola Pinder (nee Anhorn), to whom he was married to for 69 years. He also leaves to cherish his memory his children, Richard (Michelle) Pinder and Shelley (David) Michalkow; six grandchildren, Alaina (Robert) Evans, Carrah (John) Walter, Gillian Pinder, Dr. Donovan (Amanda) Nunweiler, Nathan (Megan) Nunweiler, and Averley (Warren) VanOrman; 11 great-grandchildren, Tucker Evans, Tavin Evans, Brody Walters, Beau Walters, Ashton Leverton, Joshua Nunweiler, Kai Nunweiler, Anna Nunweiler, Steena Nunweiler, Ally VanOrman, and Grace VanOrman, sisters-in-law, Shirley Stefano and Edith Pinder; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ralph was predeceased by his parents, Stanley and Hilda Pinder and brothers, Robert Allen Pinder and Dennis Ronald Frank Pinder. Ralph was born on September 6th, 1930. He loved living in his hometown of Redcliff, AB and spent his whole life living there until he moved to South Country Village in his last years of life. Ralph was a born leader and believed in being active in his community. In 1945, while being a teenager, he organized a band of local Redcliff boys and performed for the first teen club in Redcliff. This was the Re-Teen Club and dances were held at the old Cameo Hall. Ralph played the saxophone. Ralph loved going fishing and in 1953 he organized the Redcliff Angling Association and served as president for years. He caught and smoked fish every year to help supply the luncheon for the Redcliff Angler’s annual banquets. He was one of the main organizers of the Cavan Lake Park camping and fishing grounds established in 1985. He built all the toilets and all the bird houses on the Cavan Lake Road. Ralph coached Little League baseball from 1961 to 1970. Ralph became a member of Town Council in 1966. He was chair of the Redcliff Recreation Board from 1966 to 1971 during which he initiated the development of the Redcliff Recreation Area which includes three ball diamonds, two tennis courts, a park and the Redcliff Arena. He was also an active member of the Lion’s building committee from 1967 to 1972 and spent many hours helping to build the Redcliff Curling Rink. Ralph was a founding memory of the Redcliff Museum and Historical Society which was formed in 1980 and still stands today. He believed Redcliff’s heritage needed to be preserved for future generations. Ralph was a member of the Redcliff Legion for 46 years. He served on the Recreation Parks and Wildlife Associations starting in 1983 under the direction of MLA, Al Hyland. Ralph was named as Citizen of the Year in Redcliff in 1985 in recognition of his many contributions to the community. Ralph started working for the Gunderson Brick and Coal Company ltd during the Summer of 1942. He started to work at Dominion Glass in December 1949 and worked there until his retirement in 1988. He worked in the packing room, became the foreman and then finally he became the shift superintendent of the whole plant. In 1995, Ralph was President of the Dominion Glass Historical Society and helped produce a book called, “Looking Through Glass”. Ralph’s hobbies were carpentry and gardening, and he excelled at both. In his later years, Ralph was an active member of the St. Ambrose Anglican Church in Redcliff. He played saxophone for the church choir. Ralph was a great family man and provider. He attended every baseball game, hockey game, figure skating and school concert that his children and grandchildren were participating in. He was always there for us. Ralph was well-loved and made friends everywhere he went. He has left a great legacy for his posterity. The family of Ralph Pinder would like to thank the staff at South Country Village for the excellent care and love that Ralph received. The Funeral Service will take place at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1B 1Z5, on Saturday, November 27th, at 2:00 pm with Dr. David Carter officiating. Due to current Covid- 19 restrictions service is limited to family members. Friends are welcome to participate via livestream by logging on to http://www.saamis.com and joining the live webcast on Ralph’s memorial page at the above date and time. A virtual guest book is available on the livestream page for those participating remotely. Donations in Ralph’s memory may be made in his name to the Alzheimer Society, 201, 770 – 6th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4J6. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Ralph Pinder. 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.


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


1934 ~ WILLIAM KUNTZ ~ 2021

William Martin Kuntz of Medicine Hat, passed away on Wednesday, November 17th, 2021 at the age of 87 years. The Funeral Service was held yesterday at Victory Lutheran Church, 2793 Southview Drive SE, MEDICINE HAT, AB T1B 2H1. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Bill Kuntz. Funeral arrangements 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.


1945 ~ RONALD WALKER ~ 2021

Ronald Laverne Walker of Medicine Hat, passed away on Monday, November 22nd, 2021 at the age of 76 years. Ronald leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Barbara; children, Trevas (Nancy) Walker, Veronica (Ben) Schellenberg and Kenton Walker; grandchildren, Raylena Walker, Zerek Walker, Brandon Schellenberg, Renee Schellenberg, Dustin Walker, Tanisha Walker, Damon Walker, Evan-Lee Walker, Arianna Giesbrecht, Amanda Walker, Bradley Walker and Tella Beingessner-Kerr; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ronald was predeceased by his daughter, Carina Walker. Ron was a very caring person with a great sense of humor. He loved playing cards and fishing but most of all he loved spending time with his family and his dogs. The private graveside service will be held at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Ron’s memory may be made to the Medicine Hat & District Food Bank Association, 532 South Railway Street SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 2V6. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Ronald Walker. 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.


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.


NANCY INGRAM

It is with broken hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Nancy Joan Ingram on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at the age of 60 years. Nancy was born in Brooks, Alberta to Oliver and Irene Ingram. Nancy spent her summers at the cabin at Lake Newell and then lived a fulfilling life in group homes in Medicine Hat and spent her days at C.O.R.E. where she learned so much. Nancy became such a character and even helped in the office there. She went on to live in individual caregiver’s homes and was so much a very big part of their families. Nancy was predeceased by her parents Oliver and Irene Ingram; her niece, Amy Stearns; and her nephew, Joey Stearns. She is survived by one sister, Jane Stearns McKay; her brothers-in-law, Hugh McKay and Mike Stearns; one nephew, Daniel McKay; one niece, Emily McKay; her aunt, Rose Lincoln as well as her uncle, Doug Ingram. Nancy will be sorely missed by a huge circle of extended family and friends, as she touched everyone she met with a sense of humor, wit, and her love of animals. A special thank you to the C.O.R.E. staff and peers for being so much a part of her family. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Saturday, November 27, 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 willremain on the youtube page for future viewing. Interment will take place at a later date. In memory of Nancy, if friends desire, donations may be made to the C.O.R.E. Association 412 3rd Street SE, Medicine Hat, T1A 0H1 or to a charity of your choice. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Nancy Ingram, 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


MICHAEL GEORGE HARTY

1946 ~ 2021

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Michael George Harty, beloved husband of Joanne Harty, announce his passing at the Grey Nuns Hospital in Edmonton on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at the age of 75 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed. (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"


WILLIAM ROY DICK

William Roy Dick passed away on Tuesday, November 16th, 2021, with his beloved wife, Emily by his side in Steinbach, Manitoba.
Roy, as he was known was born on February 6,1948 in Carman, MB., and was raised in Elm Creek by his parents, Wilhelm & Eva (Fleming) Dick. He grew up with 3 brothers, Robert, Richard & Jeff. Roy left home as a teenager and enlisted with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. He worked as a loader operator in Manitoba, British Columbia and in Alberta where he started his own construction business.
Roy married Emily Allan in 1972 and they had two children, Shelley (Marcel) & Steven (Carly). They raised their family in Garson, MB., and later lived in Medicine Hat and Portage La Prairie. Roy was a proud grandfather to Willem & Damian.
Roy was the kind of person that led with kindness and humour. He had a tremendous heart and was beloved by all who were lucky to know him. Roy & Emily shared a special kind of love that was felt by all. Roy loved to go fishing and felt most at peace by the water. He will be greatly missed.
A memorial will be held for Roy in the summer of 2022.

Dearest Dad, the world is shifting without your light, but it also burns brighter in all of us forever.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Canadian CancerCare Society or Cancer Care Manitoba.


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