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January 12, 2022

By Obituaries on January 12, 2022.

1930 ~ LEONARD GEHRING ~ 2022

Leonard Gehring of Medicine Hat, passed away on Sunday, January 9th, 2022 at the age of 91 years. Memorial gifts in Leonard’s name may be made to Medicine Hat & District Health Foundation, 666 – 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4H6 or Masterpiece Southlands Meadows, 4401 Southlands Dr SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1B 0S1. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Leonard Gehring. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed 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.


ANN SLESSOR

1921 ~ 2022

Anna ‘Ann’ Catherina Slessor (nee Coebergh) passed away peacefully at the Wellington Retirement Residence in Medicine Hat on Friday, January 7, 2022, at the remarkable age of 100 years. Ann is survived by her youngest son, Allan (Pat), three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband, Bob in 2009 and her eldest son, Curtis in 2007. Ann was born and raised in the Medicine Hat and Bowmanton area. The family will have a private celebration of her life in the spring. (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
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DEAN SUTHERLAND

April 24, 1953 ~ January 8, 2022

It is with a heavy heart that Linda announces the passing of her beloved husband, Dean Kerwin Sutherland. Dean passed away at St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice in Medicine Hat on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at the age of 68 years. Dean was born on Friday, April 24, 1953, in Kindersley, SK., where he was raised and went to school. After high school, he attended Kelsey Trade School in Saskatoon where he achieved his mechanic license. Dean married the love of his life, Linda Mundt in Alsask, SK., on December 23, 1978, sharing a wonderful 44 years together. He was a member of the Alsask Lions Club for 10 years. Dean worked as a mechanic and service manager for Ford Motor Co., later with Fracing companies in Medicine Hat in various positions and finally as a Seamer specialist at Crown Cork and Seal. Dean’s love for his family and friends was most often shown by his willingness to help with any repair or project. No matter how big or small the job, the deepest connections with Dean were made at these times. He was always willing to share what he knew and proudly passed on these skills to his children. Dean enjoyed many activities throughout his life including playing guitar, working on vehicles, trap shooting, aviation, motorcycle riding, camping, hunting, snow skiing, water skiing and bowling to name a few. He fondly recalled the birth of his children and grandchildren as a special memory and the celebrations of their 25th and 40th wedding anniversary parties. Dean and Linda shared in having a special connection with Ted and Hilda’s anniversary which was celebrated on the same day… their 25th wedding anniversary was Dean and Linda’s first wedding anniversary. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Linda; children, Dallas (Nicole) and their daughter, Aubrey; Richelle and her daughters, Alannah and Rylie; siblings, Gail (Dave) De Busschere, Dana (George) Unger, Blair (Shannon) Sutherland, David Sutherland, Allan (Yvonne) Sutherland; sisters-in-law, Ruth (Kevin) Munroe, Rita Mundt, Debby Mundt, brothers-in-law, Rick (Shannon) Mundt, Rob (Chandra) Mundt as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Dean was predeceased by his parents, Hugh and Louvaine Sutherland; inlaws, Ted and Hilda Mundt and brother-in-law, Gary Mundt. Relatives and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Friday, January 14, 2022, between 1:00 p.m. and 2:55 p.m. A Private Celebration of Dean’s life will follow at 3:00 p.m. The chapel service will be live-streamed and anyone wishing to experience the service is encouraged to visit our website and select the View Broadcast Button on the homepage at service time. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Dean’s name may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Road N.E., Calgary, AB., T2E 2P5. (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"


EDITH MARIA AMEND RINALDI

1957 ~ 2022
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved one Edith. On January 7, 2022, Edith peacefully left this world and left the suffering behind after a two year struggle with cancer. Edith was a person of great positivity; everything in her life was met with brilliant optimism regardless of the adversity encountered. She will be forever cherished by her brothers, sisters, mother and friends in kind. Her formal schooling was a Bachelor of science in biology degree from Concordia University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from McGill University and the University of Alberta. After her son was born she completed a Masters of Business Administration at the Ivy School of Business, University of Western Ontario. She spent most of her professional life at the Medicine Hat Regional hospital for 30 years in various capacities working for the betterment of healthcare. Edith met the love of her life Dr. Brent Rinaldi in 1981 at McGill University and was married in 1984. In 1988, she was blessed with a child, Matthew Nicolo Rinaldi. As a family they loved travel, gourmet cooking, and more recently, gardening. Fortunately, Edith was a voracious reader, a hobby she could enjoy even once debilitating cancer took hold. It is now with a heavy heart that each of us releases her from this life to her goal, entering the gates of heaven. The family would like to thank the physicians and staff at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital for their professionalism and kindness. A special heartfelt thanks to the nurses, aides and pastoral staff at Carmel Hospice at St. Joseph’s Home for their compassion, commitment and gifted caring shown to Edith and our family. Until we meet again. A private graveside service will take place on Wednesday, January 12th, 2022. A tribute to Edith’s life is available for viewing by friends and family on her memorial page by logging into http://www.saamis.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in Edith’s memory may be made to Carmel Hospice at St. Joseph’s Home, 156 – 3rd Street NE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5M1. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Edith Amend-Rinaldi. 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.


GEORGE HOFFART


June 25, 1943 ~ January 9, 2022

George Donald Hoffart, beloved husband of Diane, passed away peacefully at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Sunday, January 9, 2022, at the age of 78 years. George was born in Prelate, Saskatchewan on June 25, 1943, the sixth of nine children. He married his sweetheart, Diane Kuhn, from Estuary, SK., on June 15, 1968. George spent many years working as a mechanical supervisor in the oil and gas industry. He always had a greeting, smile, time for pleasantries and was known for spreading joy and sharing his quick wit. George’s hobbies included fishing, playing cribbage, golfing, watching curling, woodworking and he was a man who could fix anything. He was a community volunteer on town council, Burstall Fire Department and sang in the church choir. He was an ardent Saskatchewan Roughrider’s fan and never failed to wear green on game day. George was his grandchildren’s biggest fan, cheering for them on whichever team they played. He was voted as Burstall citizen of the year by his fellow community members. Family gatherings, making homemade sausage, taking his grandchildren fishing and teaching them to play cribbage will all leave a legacy for his loved ones to remember! Left to cherish George’s memory are his loving wife of over 50 years, Diane; daughters, Lisa (Greg Hart) Hoffart and children, Mitchell, Connor, Delany, Helena; Renee (Chris) Kohls and children, Brendan and Janelle; Paula (Greg) Stodalka and children, Owen and Jillian; siblings, Richard (Yvonne) Hoffert, Delores (Edwin) Meuchal, Wilfred (Dolores) Hoffart, Alma (Arnold) Burton, Ronald (Sharon) Hoffart, James (Alice) Hoffart and Karen Holmstrom; in-laws, Rose Bischoff, Marian (Ian) Hindmarsh and James (Janet) Kuhn as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. George was predeceased by his parents, Peter (Irene) Hoffart; parents-in-law, Balzar (Mary) Kuhn; sister, Victoria (Rhinny) Bischoff and brothers-in-law, Donald Holmstrom and Frank Bischoff. The Vigil Prayer service is by invitation only. Prayers will be recited at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel on Friday, January 14, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. with Father Roque Pereira officiating. Relatives and friends are all invited to attend a Funeral Mass celebrating George’s life at the Burstall Community Hall, 951 Railway Avenue, Burstall, Saskatchewan on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. (CST) with Father Francis Appiah-Kubi celebrant. Both the service and Vigil Prayers will be live-streamed and anyone wishing to experience the service is encouraged to visit http://www.cooksouthland.com and select the View Broadcast Button on the homepage at service time. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting http://www.cooksouthland.com) If friends so desire, memorial donations in George’s memory may be made to the local food bank or to the Burstall Community Hall. Relatives and friends may also choose to give the gift of life through organ or blood donation. 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"


SULZ, Ronald

June 4, 1941 – December 7, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce Heaven has received another cowboy with the sudden, unexpected passing, at home, of Ron on December 7, 2021. He was born June 4, 1941, in Medicine Hat, AB. Fond memories of growing up included playing for the Medicine Hat Tigers hockey team. Hockey, his passion, took him onwards to Peace River, AB, and ultimately Yellowknife, NWT, where he played hockey at the first Canada Winter Games in 1967. The stories of Senior and Old Timer Hockey in Yellowknife were unending. After moving to Kelowna, working with horses and helping neighbors took him into his happy place. All those who knew him knew that he loved to talk and that they would need an hour or two to visit. The Sulz heritage was very dear to Ron, thus there were many ‘old time’ conversations during cherished visits with family. Ron is survived by his wife, Clara; son Darcy (Shelley); grandsons Karl and Daley; brother Barry (Diane) and family; sister-in-law Bette; nieces and nephews; as well as many extended family members. He was predeceased by father Emil and mother Martha; infant brother Donald, brother Harold and sister Joyce (Alan). Heartfelt thanks to all the first responders for their efforts, unending support, and compassion. There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date. No flowers by request, and in lieu, donations to JoeAnna’s House kghfoundation.com/joeannas-house, or charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting http://www.springfieldfuneralhome.com


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