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RAYMOND HARRIS 1939 ~ 2023 Raymond Wilson Harris of Medicine Hat, formerly of Whitbourne, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 15, 2023, at the age of 83. Ray was predeceased by his wife, Marcie (nee Kelly); parents, Wes and Mary Harris (nee Hutchings); In-laws, Bill and Marcella Kelly (nee Murphy); sister, Shirley Bursey (nee Harris) as well as his sister-in-law, Geraldine Bruce (nee Kelly). Left to mourn his passing with fond and loving memories is his partner in life, Dorothy Patry and her family; sons, Perry and Paul (Sue); three grandchildren; Dylan (Dominique), Stacey and Amanda. Also left to mourn Ray’s passing are his brothers, Don (Barb), (Skip) George (Doris), Todd (Helen); his extended family as well as a large network of friends from his participation in various music clubs, the Royal Canadian Legion and fellowship friends. Dignified cremation has taken place and arrangements for a celebration of life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ray’s name may be made to Crohns and Colitis Canada at http://www.crohnsandcolitis.donor portal.ca To send a message of condolence or to sign the guest book, please visit http://www.Carnell’s.com
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HENRY HAUGAN May 24, 1928 ~ October 8, 2023
Henry Haugan passed away on October 8th, 2023 at the age of 95 years after a brief hospitalization. Henry was born on the Haugan farm on May 28, 1928 to Lars and Anna Haugan. His education included grades 1 – 9 at Orion School. He was a student at Olds College from 1944 – 1945 and he attended Calgary Tech from 1951 – 1953. In the next chapter of his life, he would meet his “life-long soul-mate to be” Mary Lou Peter. Henry and Mary Lou were married on October 22, 1955 at Fifth Avenue Memorial United Church in Medicine Hat. They shared a life of accomplishments with devotion to each other. Henry possessed a deep and steady affection for his family. He devoted a life of hard work to the Haugan Family Farm near Orion. Henry and Mary Lou were blessed with the gift of their four children; Pamela,Byron, Lyndon and Arden ; fourteen grandchildren: Kendra, Nevin, Colin, Courtney, Brodie, Everett, Karli, Nickola, Erika, Alexa, Tate (lived for 7 days), Charlotte, Delaney and Martie; six adorable great-grandchildren; Neve, Ailish, Brooks-Henry, Sasha, Raya and Remy. Henry had three sisters. Ila and Amy have both passed with Helen left to mourn his passing. Henry remembered that when they were all very young, his sisters put on a birthday party for him and they invited all of their girlfriends! Henry and Mary Lou have experienced a variety of travel destinations, some of which included Nashville, Norway, New Zealand and many more. They loved to social dance and a fun chapter for them was the eight years they spent square-dancing. There were so many games of bridge played and Henry also enjoyed a good game of crib. Henry served on the original Board of Directors of Forty-Mile Gas Co-op from 1973 – 1997. He also served as a Director of Cypress Rural Electrification Association from 1953 – 1993. In June calf brandings brought the excitement of camaraderie and the accomplishment of the task at hand. He was very proud of the following award that their family received in 2009: Farm and Ranch Award Recognizing The Haugan Family For 100 Years Of Family Ranching On The Original Homestead (1909 – 2009). Retirement has been at their condo at Cottonwood Coulee Villas where Henry and Mary Lou are so thankful for their comfort, security and special view from their condo. The Celebration of Henry’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Monday, October 30, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Murray Jaster officiating. A time of fellowship will follow immediately thereafter in the Cook Southland Reception Facility. Henry’s Celebration will be live-streamed. Those who cannot attend but wish to experience the service should visit http://www.cooksouthland.com and select the View Broadcast button on the homepage at service time. (Condolences may be shared by visiting our website at http://www.cooksouthland.com). Honoured to serve the family is


Michele Roach passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at the age of 60 years, beloved wife of Ray Roach of Medicine Hat. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed. To leave a message of condolence you may visit http://www.pattisonfuneralhome.com.


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