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January 7, 2022

By Obituaries on January 7, 2022.

1936 ~ JOYCE HILLIS ~ 2022

Joyce Annie Hillis of Medicine Hat, passed away on Sunday, January 2nd, 2022 at the age of 85 years. The Funeral Service was held yesterday at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Joyce Hillis. 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.


1943 ~CAROL KOLODY ~ 2022

Carol Doreen Kolody passed away peacefully at the Bow Island Health Centre, surrounded by family on January 2, 2022 at the age of 78 years. She leaves to cherish her memory, her beloved husband of 50 years, Ted Kolody, her children, Todd Kolody, Derry Kolody, Carma (Kevin) Lane, Willis (Nicole) Kolody, Linda (Chuck) McDonald; grandchildren, Danae and Jalen Lane, Cavan and Kyana Kolody, Keegan and Zaide Kolody and great grand daughters, Tylah and Layklyn Lane. Also left behind to cherish her memory is Jack and Bev Kolody, Carol Kolody as well as numerous nieces and nephews and many friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Enoch and Lucille Christianson; her father and mother- in- law, William and Olga Kolody; brothers, Garth Christianson, Carmon Christianson; sister, Lynn Pollitt; brothers- in- law, Kenneth Pollitt and Walter Kolody. In 1971 our mom met the love of her life, Ted and married in November of the same year. Sons, Todd and Derry were brought into her world in the following 2 years, soon to be joined by their sister, Carma. Three years later they had another son, Willis. A few years later, mom’s sister, Lynn passed away, so mom and dad adopted their niece, Linda, and raised her like their own. Five kids in the span of 6 years. Mom’s family was complete. Our mom was born in Gull Lake, Saskatchewan on March 17, 1943. She lived for many years in Magrath, AB before moving to Calgary for a few years. She then met dad and in 1971, she moved to Bow Island, and then out to the farm east of Bow Island where she raised her family. They retired from farming in 1995, but lived there until 2005. In 2005 they retired off the farm into Medicine Hat. Mom enjoyed living in Medicine Hat, but she always said that when she needed to have assisted living, she was moving back to the Pleasant View Lodge in Bow Island. We were able to make this move happen, even if it was only for 7 days. Mom’s family was the most important thing to her. Thankfully she was able to raise her family as a stay home mom. She loved helping dad on the farm and doing lots of yard work alongside him and her 5 kids. She grew a huge garden and loved spending lots of time outdoors. She also liked cooking, sewing, painting, drawing, cake decorating and the list goes on. Mom could do almost anything. Definitely a “Jill of all trades”. She spent hundreds of hours chasing all of her kids around to their various sports. She loved driving all of them to their practices and games . I don’t think mom hardly missed a single game. Mom was so full of love that it didn’t just stop at dad and her kids, she had so much love for each one of her grandkids, and when her 2 great grandbabies came along, the love was still pouring out of her. A private Graveside Service will be held. In lieu of flowers, mom would like you to go out and show random acts of kindness to someone in need. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Carol Kolody. 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.


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. He leaves to cherish his memory two children, Denine (John) Welsh of Chestermere and Ryan Krutzler of Medicine Hat; three grandchildren, Liam and Caiden Welsh and Kiarra Krutzler; two brothers, Kelly Krutzler (Colleen Bates) of Red Deer; Perry (Joanne) Krutzler and one sister Yvonne Krutzler all of Medicine Hat. He was predeceased by his wife Bernie on October 31, 2019 and by his parents Ida and Leo Krutzler. Bruce was born on August 4, 1952 in Medicine Hat where he was raised and educated. In 1970, he graduated from Medicine Hat High School and married his highschool sweetheart Bernadette Ries on September 1, 1973. In 1972, he began his career with C.P. Rail as a Brakeman and in 2005, retired as a Conductor. Bruce also worked with his father at J&K Traders as well as farming near Tompkins, Saskatchewan. Those who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Masks are mandatory, 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


1959 – DELLON PHILLION – 2021

Dellon Ray Phillion passed away on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at the age of 62 years, beloved husband of Bonnie Phillion of Redcliff. He also leaves to cherish his memory two children, Dellon (Candace) Aaker and their children Cade and Crue; Valina Phillion and her children Blaydon, Faith and Grace; one stepdaughter Tamara Sayers; son-in-law Jack (Shelly) Bunney and his children Sophie, Olivia and Liz; two brothers, Vernon (Carron) Phillion and Troy Phillion; two sisters Judy Hilliard and Tammy Phillion (Todd); one sister-in-law Sandy and her son Andrew Phillion as well as many nieces, nephews, family members and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Jackie and Paul Phillion. Dellon was born ion September 10, 1959 in New Liskeard, Ontario. For many years he worked as a semi-driver until he was seriously injured in August of 1989. On September 12, 1998 he married the love of his life Bonnie Irwin, in Medicine Hat. Dellon will be silently remembered by his family and friends. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Dellon Phillion, 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


EMIL AUSSANT

October 24, 1935 ~ December 30, 2021

It is with great sadness that the family of Emil Aussant announce his passing on Thursday, December 30, 2021, in Medicine Hat at the age of 86 years. He was the beloved husband of Susan Aussant for 59 years. He also leaves to cherish his memory his daughters; Michele (Raymond) McGuire, Andrea (Kevin) MacInnis and Laureen Aussant; seven grandchildren, Katie (Curtis) Nernberg, Ben Mastel, Kassandra Roach, Taylor MacInnis (Josh Schroeder), Haley Pomreinke (Rylan Couch), Madison Pomreinke and Pacey Haskett; two great-grandchildren, Noah and Rebel Nernberg; siblings, Larry Fortin, Gil (Olga) Aussant, Simone (Dean) Peat, Agnes “Lisa” (Kitch) Mesher, Claude Aussant and Alain Aussant; brothers-in-law, Willis McDowell and Willie Watson; sisters-in-law, Margaret Prudham, Maureen Brophy and Shirley Watson as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Omer and Irene Aussant; siblings, Henry (Helen) Aussant, Yvette (Henry) Levasseur, Aline (Bill) Boreski, Bea McDowell and Ron Aussant; parents-in-law Andy and Peggy Watson; brothers-in-law, Hugh Fortin, Sam Watson and John Brophy and nephews, Gerald Aussant and Andrew Watson. Emil was born on a farm near Gravelbourg, SK on October 24, 1935. He farmed in the area with his family and worked in a garage in Assiniboia, SK until 1955 when he moved to Regina, SK to complete his mechanic apprenticeship. He moved to Flin Flon, MB in 1961, where he met Susan in February 1962, while driving the city bus. They were married on November 10th of that same year. Emil had a very strong work ethic and was not afraid to make positive changes in life in order to provide the best for his family. He, Susan and their daughters moved to Moose Jaw, SK in 1966 where he started a water well drilling company with his brother, Ron and brother-in-law, Willis. The family moved to Camrose, AB in 1968 where Emil worked as a mechanic and then to Parksville, BC in 1974 where he owned a Texaco gas station in Nanaimo. In 1977, they moved to Swift Current, SK where Emil resumed his water well drilling company and later owned a water pump business to service wells and irrigation systems on local farms. He retired in 1996 and built a home with Susan in Vernon, BC. Emil and Sue enjoyed traveling in their RV throughout Canada and spent many winters in Yuma, AZ. They moved to Medicine Hat in 2006 to be closer to family. Along with having high morals and values, Emil was kind, generous and helpful. He was a mentor and leader to many. He loved country music and dancing and was talented at playing the harmonica and yodeling. Visiting with family and friends over a few drinks was one of his favorite things to do. Emil was quick to tease, joke, laugh and share a big smile with his mischievous blue eyes shining. He loved camping with his grandchildren, gardening, tinkering in his garage and won many awards for his wood carving skills. Emil needed to keep busy and was always mastering a new hobby; his talents were many. Emil will be fondly remembered by those who were lucky to have known him and his spirit and zest for life will be dearly missed. He was a loving husband, a dedicated father, a proud grandpa and a good friend. Thank you to all the staff at Masterpiece Southland Meadows for the special care they provided Emil over the past several years; you are truly his Masterpiece family. A celebration of Emil's life will take place in the spring. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at http://www.cook southland.com). In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of one’s choice. 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"


JANICE ELNORA (ENNS) FUNK (nee LAUTERMILCH)

Janice was born on February 20th, 1937 in Woodrow, Saskatchewan and was called Home to be with her Lord in the early morning hours of Christmas Day, December 25th, 2021. She had been a resident of Gateby Care Residence in Vernon, B.C. for the past six years and was 84 years of age at the time of her Graduation to Glory.
Janice will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Roy; one son, Lyle (Ginny) Enns; one daughter, Jody (Eugene) Hampshire; four grandchildren, Kaitlin (Stan) Wei, Karleena (Peter) Duerr, Grayson and Jack Hampshire; three sisters-in-law, Vivian, Carol and Wynn Lautermilch; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Carlton (Carl) Enns and three brothers, Edwin, Alvin and Gordon Lautermilch (who was called Home just two days after his sister Janice).
The Funeral Service will be held at Bethel Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, January 11th, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. with Pastor Dithmar Molzahn officiating. Interment will take place in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery the following day.

Funeral arrangements have been made with
BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD.,
5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5
250-542-1187


REG MIHALICZ

1943 ~ 2021

Reginald ‘Reg’ Alfred Mihalicz passed away in Medicine Hat on Friday, December 31, 2021, at the age of 78 years. Reg’s memory will be forever cherished by his son, Wayne (Rebecca) Mihalicz of Elkford, BC.; daughter, Rhonda (Ron) Gardiner of Sylvan Lake; grandchildren, Jessica (Brandon) and Ethan (Spencer); great-grandson, Avery as well as their mother, Ruby Smith. Reg was a milkman for Alpha Dairy for 20+ years, a career he wholeheartedly enjoyed. In his younger years, Reg was very active in fishing, camping, tennis, racquetball, golfing; and in his later years, he enjoyed watching football, golf and tennis on TV and daily trips to the YMCA. Reg was a faithful fan of Elvis, having all the memorabilia you could think of in his honour. He will be greatly missed by his family, those that meant the most to him! A Celebration of Reg’s life will take place in the spring when family and friends can get together to honour Reg’s memory, the way he would have liked to be remembered. (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"


SILVERTHORNE

Edna Silverthorne passed away in Manzanillo, Mexico on September 17, 2021. She was with her son, Robert Silverthorne, her son, Gordon Silverthorne and her daughter Myrna Skrypnek.
Edna was born May 3, 1924 in Empress, AB. She is survived by her children, Robert, Gordon and Myrna and their spouses, her sister Olive Bentz, her 4 grandchildren and her 5 great grandchildren.
A small family service will be held in Medicine Hat, AB in the summer.


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