January 22nd, 2022

January 8, 2022

By Destinee Mattson on January 10, 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. A private family Funeral Service was held yesterday at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB. Memorial gifts in Lillian ‘s memory may be made to Hillcrest Evangelical Church. 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, beloved wife of the late Leonard Herter, passed away on Sunday, January 2nd, 2022 at the age of 85 years. A private graveside service was held yesterday at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Evelyn’s memory may be made to A.J.‘s Loan Cupboard. 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.

 

 


 

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.

 

 


 

1948 – FLEUR LARSON – 2022

 

With her heart full of love for her family, Fleur Ange Larson passed away on January 6, 2022 at St. Joseph’s Home Carmel Hospice at 73 years of age, after fighting a long courageous battle with cancer. Beloved wife of Roger Larson; Fleur also leaves to cherish her memory a loving son Darren (Teresa) Szewaga and most precious grandson Brandon Szewaga. Fleur was predeceased by her precious daughter Suzan Szewaga on January 4, 1999 from a tragic car accident. Fleur was also predeceased by her parents George and Marie-Ange Casavant. She is survived by her seven sisters, Diane (Gordon) Beaulieu from Ste. Rose, MB, Leonie (Larry) Therrien from Neepawa, MB, Gloria (John) Boychuck from Winnipeg, MB, Aline (David) Erlendson from Ste. Rose, MB, Doreen Trudeau from Edmonton, AB, Odelia (Ted) Hoehn from Glenella, MB and Marie-Adele Dennis) Strilchuck from Edmonton, AB; five brothers Robert (Therese) Casavant from Ste. Amelie, MB, Leonard (Wendy) Casavant from East Selkirk, MB, Raymond (Louise) Csavant from Winnipeg, MB, Paul (Carol) Casavant from Winnipeg, MB, Michael (Valerie) Casavant from Fargo, ND, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Fleur is survived by Roger’s children Kathy (Sheldon) Janzen, Jodie (Kent) Janz and Cale (Kristi) Larson and their families. Fleur was born March 12, 1948 in Ste. Rose where she was raised and educated. She moved to Medicine Hat in 1980 and became employed with Modern Press and Holmes Printing for 27 years until she retired in 2008. Fleur married Roger Larson on June 10, 1995 and they shared a special love for each other. Fleur enjoyed golfing and going to Phoenix, AZ, in the winter time. She cherished every moment she shared with her family, Roger, Darren, Teresa, and grandson Brandon who gave her so much pleasure. She touched so many lives with her gentle heart and she will be truly missed by all who knew her, however her smile andmemories will be forever in our hearts. Fleur also served the Lord faithfully in her Catholic faith. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. with Life Celebrant, Pat Grisonich. 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. Memorial gifts in Fleur’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice. Some friends and family may want to give a more intimate memorial gift than to a charity of their choice. We have set up a GO FUND ME page. https://www.gofundme.com/f/Fleurs-Charities. These funds will be sent to Fleur’s favorite charities, Cancer Society, Margaret E. Yuill Cancer Center, Heart and Stroke, Holy Family Church, Canadian Wildlife. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Fleur Larson, 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 Roy 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”

 

 


 

ERIC LEEKS

 

This past Tuesday, Eric’s family and close friends gathered at Cook’s to honour the life of this much loved man. Although his presence will be missed, his memory will live on in the hearts of many.

You mean the world to me,

 

Always remembered and forever loved

Is what you’ll always be.

 

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 http://www.cooksouthland.com “Locally owned & directed”

 

 


 

JOAN BIDYK

 

October 21, 1944 ~ January 5, 2022

 

On Wednesday, January 5, 2022, Heaven gained a beautiful angel as we said goodbye to our Mom, Gramma and G’ma. Joan Eileen Sharp was born on Saturday, October 21, 1944, in North Battleford, SK., to Everett and Eileen Sharp. She was raised on the farm in Saskatchewan and attended school at Arbor Hill and then Paynton Consolidated and this is where she met the man she would marry. Joan married Edward Nick Bidyk in a quaint little church in Paynton, SK., on April 15, 1963. They lived in Kindersley and Coleville before moving to Medicine Hat in 1971, making this their forever home. Joan was the best stay-at-home mom while we were little. She then worked at Pennington’s and eventually became manager for a number of years. Joan went back to school and took a Health Care Aide course and then worked for Home Care, a job she loved to do! Left to mourn and miss this wonderful lady are her family; children, Daryll, Cheryl (Keith) and Trevor; she was the best Gramma to Jayleen (Nate), Karissa (Josh), Kolby, Aaron (Terri) and Cassie (Austin); and a wonderful G’ma to her great-grandbabies, Adeline, Alden, Linden, Korri-Lynn, Axton, Austin, Savannah, Oliver, Kingston, Harrison, Thorston and Viviannah; brother, Wayne (Bea); sisters, Betty and Natalie (Brian); sisters-in-law, Deanna and Julie; brother-in-law, Ken (Linda) and sister-in-law, Joyce as well as many wonderful nieces, nephews and as mom would call her ‘an angel on earth’, her special niece, Kim (Paul). Joan was predeceased by her husband, Edward (2001); parents, Everett (1983) and Eileen (2019); in-laws, Mike (1994) and Mary (1992); two brothers, Vaughn (2012) and Neal (2018); brother-in-law, Marvin (1984); sister-in-law, Eveyln (2002); brother-in-law, Larry (2019) and her infant grandson, Landon (1994). One of the highlights for Joan was planning and celebrating her mother’s100th birthday party in 2019. She loved family gatherings no matter the occasion. Some of her favorite pastimes were camping, playing cards, watching curling and figure skating, scrapbooking, girls only trips to the States and more recently, playing her favourite games on her tablet and watching her favorite shows. Joan had the biggest heart and was a kind and gentle soul. Her family meant the world to her and she loved each and every one of them! Mom, we love you and we will always miss you! Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions in place, the service honouring Joan’s life will be by invitation only. The Celebration of Joan’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Murray Jaster officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery with a gathering at Whiskey Creek next to Cook Southland (everyone is asked to use the South entrance). The chapel service will be live-streamed and anyone wishing to experience the service are encouraged to visit http://www.cooksouth land.com and select the View Broadcast Button on the homepage at service time. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at http://www.cook southland.com) If friends so desire, memorial donations in Joan’s name may be made directly to the Alberta Children’s Hospital, 28 Oki Dr N.W., Calgary, AB. T3B 6A8 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Road N.E., Calgary, AB. T2E 2P5. 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”

 

 


 

JOHN GLOCKNER

It is with sad hearts that we share the news of the passing of Johnny Glockner. He was the much loved husband of Rita, father of five, grandfather of nine, and great grandfather of seven!

Johnny was born in 1932 and was raised in the small village of Moragy in Hungary. There he developed his love of wine and singing …. passions that stayed with him throughout his entire life. He apprenticed in this village with his father who was an accomplished stone mason. After WWII he and his family immigrated to Medicine Hat, AB. It wasn’t long until he met his sweetheart Rita, they were married, and raised their 5 children.

Johnny worked in Medicine Hat as a plasterer, then owned and operated the L&G Concrete plant with Rita’s father, and later became a building contractor.

This was, however, just the necessary “work” side of his life! All of Johnny’s spare moments were dedicated to spending time with his family and friends whether that was dinners together, travelling, spending the weekends at Elkwater Lake, or singing in the Barbershop quartets and chorus.

He LOVED music and was the chorus director for the Medicine Hat chapter for decades. He was so passionate about this music that he tried (+ was often successful!) to recruit everyone he met to join in Monday night Barbershop practices! A more passionate advocate for Barbershop singing would be hard to find.

In 1992 Rita and Johnny moved to Nelson, BC where 2 of their children lived. It was the town of their honeymoon, so how could they resist! Immediately upon arrival he joined the Nelson Barbershop chorus and started spreading the good word of this music to his new community. “Keep the whole world singing” is the motto of the Barbershop association and during his lifetime Johnny definitely took on this cause.

He passed his love of family, friends, and music to his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. In his final days at the Nelson Jubilee Manor his children and grandchildren were singing for hours at a time by his bedside. Everyone knew that these were the sounds he would most like to be hearing as he passed from this world where he was loved so very dearly.

The Glockner family wants to give a shout out to those that we have aptly named the “Jubilee Angels”. The staff of this facility went far above and beyond to meet the needs of Johnny and our large and omnipresent family….Thank-you!

Due to COVID restrictions, there will not be a funeral or memorial service.

 

 


 

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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