January 22nd, 2022

January 5, 2022

By Obituaries on January 5, 2022.

1923 – LILLIAN IRENE BURKART – 2021

Lillian Irene Burkart of Medicine Hat passed away peacefully on December 30th, 2021 at the age of 98 years. Born to Philip and Anna Ehnisz in a Burstall, SK farmhouse, she was the sixth child in a family of 12 children. She leaves to cherish her memory her two sons, Ken (Yvonne) and Dale (Robbi); five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Viola Deering; as well as numerous nieces and nephews Lillian was pre-deceased by her husband, Herbert, in 2002. Lillian married Herbert Burkart in 1942 and together they farmed near Linacre, SK. In 1946, they left farming so Herb could attend Bible School to prepare for ministry. After completing his training, they lived in Medicine Hat until 1956 where they did part-time itinerant ministry. From 1956 to 1980 they were in full-time pastorates in Macoun, Lipton, Sask. and Winnipeg, Man. Lillian was an ideal pastor’s wife- teaching Sunday School, singing in the choir, entertaining graciously and encouraging people. People responded to her kindness and loved her. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and was a blessing to her family. She was very proud of her family and spoke only positively about her siblings and children. Lillian had many hobbies related to knitting and handwork which she did with care and skill. Lillian spent her final years in the retirement facilities of Chinook Village and Masterpiece Southland Meadows. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB, on Thursday, January 6th, 2022 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, a private family Funeral Service will be held at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB on Friday, January 7th, 2022 at 3:00 pm with Rev. Dale Burkart officiating. Family and friends are welcome to participate via livestream by logging on to http://www.saamis.com and joining the live webcast on Lillian’s memorial page on the above date at 2:50 pm. A virtual guest book is available on the livestream page for those participating remotely. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Lillian ‘s memory may be made to the Hillcrest Evangelical Church, 3785 13 Ave SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1B 1J2 . Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Lillian Burkart. 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.


1936 ~ EVELYN HERTER ~ 2022

Evelyn Herter of Medicine Hat, passed away on Sunday, January 2nd, 2022 at the age of 85 years. Evelyn leaves to cherish her memory her children, Lyle Herter and Leila (Blaine) Schafer; grandchildren, Kimberly (Kerry) Widmer and Kallen Schafer, all of Medicine Hat, AB. Evelyn was predeceased by her husband, Leonard Herter on June 2, 2020. Evelyn was born on September 2, 1936 near Golden Prairie, SK. As a family we all resided in Medicine Hat, AB. We would like to thank Laurie and all the nurses on 4W at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital for the excellent care of our mom. At Evelyn’s request a private graveside service will be held at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Evelyn’s memory may be made to the A.J.‘s Loan Cupboard, P.O. Box 45006, MacKenzie Drug Post Office, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 0B1 or the charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Evelyn Herter. 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.


1936 ~ JOYCE HILLIS ~ 2022

Joyce Annie Hillis, November 14, 1936 – January 2, 2022, grew up in Saltcoats, attending school and later worked as a telephone operator. She married Lyle and was the proud mother of five children – Rick, Doug, Shelley, Brian, Karen. A hard worker, Joyce gave love to so many. She loved her gardens, beautiful flowers, and baking. Always plenty of food and room for one more, Joyce made everyone feel a part of the family. Joyce enjoyed living in different communities, including Aneroid, Gull Lake, Moose Jaw and Prince Albert. In 1997 Joyce returned to Saltcoats with Lyle, enjoying 13 years with her mother, family, and friends. Later moving to Medicine Hat, she relished time with family, and watching great grandchildrens’ activities. Joyce played softball, curling, golf, and skied. A caring, kind, and nurturing woman, Joyce lovingly provided the glue and stability for family. She kept abreast of everyone, regardless how far across the globe they were, and worried about them all. Joyce was a community contributor; her service with Royal Purple, the church, and those who were ill, was tireless. She liked a clean house and had a great sense of humour. Joyce enjoyed their winter trips down south, along with fishing and camping. And she loved the queen and royal family, receiving a letter from Princess Anne complementing her on her scones. Due to failing health Joyce moved into a care home, continuing to receive love and support from family and friends. Bingo, walks, visits, and companionship of sister-in-law Lynn were the highlights of her days. Joyce is lovingly remembered by her husband Lyle, children Doug (Karen; children Kit, Katie and Mitch), Shelley (Joe; children Amanda and Carrie Anne), Brian (Kate) and Karen (Colin; children Finn and Lilly), and 5 great grandchildren. Surviving Joyce are brothers Jim (Kathy) and Delmar (Sheryl), numerous nephews, nieces, and friends. Joyce was predeceased by her son Rick (surviving children Cullen and Cassidy); mother Dorrie and father Luke; and other family members. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice, in Joyce’s memory. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Joyce Hillis. 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 http://www.saamis.com inquiry@saamis.com Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.


1944 ~ JOHANNE GAETZ ~ 2021

Johanne Elizabeth Gaetz of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of Leo Gaetz, passed away on Wednesday, December 29th, 2021 at the age of 77 years. She also leaves to cherish her memory her children, Murray Gaetz and Kayley (Trent) Samoil; grandchildren, Parker Samoil and Chynna (Rhys Fingas) Samoil; brother, Clarence Tell; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Johanne was predeceased by her parents, Jozef and Kathleen Tell. Johanne was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She loved the outdoors and was enthusiastic about the times she could spend camping with her family. She had many talents and enjoyed various crafts and liked interior design. Johanne lived her life according to her Christian faith and values and was a devoted supporter of St. Thérèse and the mission of the Society of the Little Flower of Jesus. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5, on Tuesday, January 4th, 2022 at 6:00 pm to 6:55 pm. Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, January 4th, 2022 at 7:00 pm. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at HOLY FAMILY PARISH, 1451 Strachan Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB, T1B 4V3, on Wednesday, January 5th, 2022, at 11:00 am with Fr. Iqbal Khurshid, Celebrant. Interment will follow in the Roman Catholic Section at Hillside Cemetery. The family respectfully requests that anyone planning to attend be double vaccinated. All other Covid-19 restrictions will be strictly adhered to. Family and friends are also welcome to participate via livestream by logging on to http://www.youtube.com and joining the live webcast on Medicine Hat Holy Family Church on the above date at 10:50 am. A virtual guest book is available on the livestream page for those participating remotely. Memorial gifts in Johanne’s memory may be made to the Society of the Little Flower, 1313 N. Frontage Road, Darien, Illinois 60561-5340, Littleflower.org. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Johanne Gaetz. 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.


1949 ~ PATRICIA FAIRFIELD ~ 2021

Patricia Jane Marie Fairfield of Medicine Hat passed away on Friday, December 31st, 2021 at the age of 72 years. Patricia leaves to cherish her memory her children, Leanne (Kelvin) Blatz, Keri Job and Andrea (Bobby) Burnett; grandchildren, Sydney, Kaylee, Cherise, Dawson, Kiara, Harmony, Atayah; great-grandchild, Rhian; sister, Joanne Baxter; incredibly special dog, “Bernie”; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends. Patricia was predeceased by her parents, Lorne and Marguerite Fairfield; son, Wesley Burnett; brother, Paul Fairfield; and sister, Eileen Fairfield. Patricia was born on November 4th, 1949. She grew up an “Army Bratt” – and as such, travelled and lived in many different places within Canada. She attended nursing school and dedicated many years of her career as an LPN working with Alzheimer’s patients. Patricia was steadfast in her faith and her church. She was a committed homemaker and was devoted to her family. She was immensely proud of her children and her grandchildren; doted on her “fur babies”; and will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her. A private family time of remembrance will take place at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB. on Saturday, January 8th, 2022 at 1:30 pm. Interment will take place at SAAMIS PRAIRIE VIEW CEMETERY. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions attendance is by invitation. Family and friends are welcome to participate via livestream by logging on to http://www.saamis.com and joining the live webcast on Patricia’s memorial page on the above date at 1:25 pm. A virtual guest book is available on the livestream page for those participating remotely. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Patricia Fairfield. 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.


1951 – JOHN A. HOFER – 2021

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of John A. Hofer of Boxelder, at the age of 70 years. A loving husband, father, grandpa, brother, uncle and a special friend to many. He was taken into the loving arms of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ whom he had a deep relationship with and was his dearest and nearest friend. He was the first he worshipped every morning and praised every evening. John was hog manager for 25 years then he became gardener and German school teacher for 22 years, His highlight was working with the bees and in the meat shop.
John will be greatly missed by the love of his life Annie. They were married for 48 wonderful years. Together God blessed them with three daughters, Rosa (Jerrylee) of Grandview, Marilyn (Rev. James) of Mayfield, Edna (Joseph) of Viking; nine grandchildren; seven sisters, seven brothers and a very close nephew Mark (Edna) of Boxelder. John was predeceased by his parents and in-laws, a granddaughter Sierra, two brothers, two sisters and three brothers-in-law.
The funeral service was held on Sunday, January 2, 2022. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: John Hofer, 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 – BRUCE KRUTZLER – 2022

Bruce Calvin Krutzler of Medicine Hat, passed away on Sunday, January 2, 2022 at the age of 69 years, beloved husband of the late Bernadette “Bernie” Krutzler. Due to the restrictions brought forward by the Chief Medical Officer of Health, indoor public gatherings are to be kept to 50 people therefore a private family service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant Pat Grisonich. 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 take place at Hillside Cemetery. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Bruce Krutzler, 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


DARRYL WHITTLETON

September 2, 1967 ~ December 28, 2021

Mr. Darryl Stanley Whittleton passed away in Redcliff, AB., on Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at the age of 54 years. Darryl was born on, September 2, 1967, at the Royal Alexander Hospital in Edmonton, AB., where he lived with his mom, dad and younger brother until the age of four years. The family then moved to Kinistino, SK., briefly before moving to Prince Albert, SK., where he grew up and attended school. Darryl met the love of his life, Marnie Nyland and had two children, Trevor and Kristen. In 1989, Darryl became an apprentice in Heavy Duty Mechanics and in 2001, relocated to Medicine Hat with his family where he continued his career with Summit Motors as a Journeyman Mechanic until his passing. Darryl loved tinkering in his garage on the classic car he won, his truck, motorbike and anything else he could get his hands on. He was a jack-of-all trades. Darryl truly enjoyed the outdoors, golfing, hunting, fishing or going for a good scenic truck drive or motorbike ride. Darryl loved all his family and friends and was there for anyone who needed help. He was proud of what he had accomplished in his life. Darryl was a solid man with a heart of gold and will be deeply missed by so many. We Love You! Darryl’s memory will be forever cherished in the hearts of his children, Kristen (Justin) Allen, Trevor Whittleton, step-daughter, Tenille Ruel; grandchildren, Kaidyn Allen and Keara Allen; brother, Murray (Rita) Whittleton and their three children, Tyler, Brad and Natalia Chahoyer. He was predeceased by his father, Louis Stanley Alberati; mother, Jean Margaret Whittleton and fiance, Marnie Nyland. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. A private celebration of Darryl’s life, will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, AB., on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at 11:00 a.m., with Life Celebrant Gerry Getz officiating. Those wishing to join the family virtually and experience the funeral service are invited to watch via live-stream by connecting to http://www.cooksouthland.com and click on the View Broadcast button. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at 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”


DIXON

In Memory of a dearly loved brother P. Kirk Dixon who was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta; grew up in Ottawa, Ontario; graduated from University of Waterloo with a degree in Computer Sciences and lived and worked In Toronto and area, developing and leading a very successful international data management software company.
Kirk died in hospital in Barrie, Ontario on December 5, 2021, 1 day after his 65th birthday. He will be sadly missed by all who loved him.

Remember by Christina Rossetti

Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
When you can no more hold me by the hand,
Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.
Remember me when no more day by day
You tell me of our future that you plann’d:
Only remember me; you understand
It will be late to counsel then or pray.
Yet if you should forget me for a while
And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
For if the darkness and corruption leave
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad.

At Peace now with Dad and Mom.
Remembered Always.


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