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KEVIN CLUTE October 31, 1970 ~ October 19, 2023 Kevin Mark Clute passed away suddenly at the Alfred Egan Home in Bow Island the morning of October 19, 2023, at the age of 52 years; a few days shy of his 53rd birthday.
Kevin is survived by his sister Karla. He was predeceased by his parents, Dale and Georgia; brother, Kelly and nephew, Everett. 52 years ago, when Kevin was born, being born with Down Syndrome was considered a family tragedy. But to his family, he was simply an adored son and brother. His world was no tragedy. It was clear to all that he was happy and had a great life. Kevin was loved by all who knew him. He couldn’t speak or communicate in the traditional sense, but he was smart, funny, mischievous, kind, adventurous, and gentle. He absolutely adored going on adventures, going for drives, and music.
His recent home was the Alfred Egan Home in Bow Island. While there, he enjoyed many outings with his new family and friends. Most recently he was able to go to the Dean Brody concert and the Calgary Zoo in which he had so much fun! His caretakers at Alfred Egan Home were wonderful at including him in outings and making sure Kevin had everything he needed to be happy and comfortable. His family will always be grateful for the care and compassion shown to him in the last three years of his life. Kevin, we will think of you often during drives and listening to music. You will be terribly missed.
A celebration of Kevin’s life will be held at a later date. Memorial Donations in Kevin’s name may be made to Alfred Egan Home, c/o Bow Island & District Health Foundation, PO BAG 3990, Bow Island, AB T0K 0G0. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at http://www.cook southland.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
“Locally owned & directed”


FRANK DEERING 1942 ~ 2023 Frank David Deering passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2023 at the age of 81 years, beloved husband of Margaret Deering of Medicine Hat. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed. To leave a message of condolence you may visit http://www.pattisonfuneralhome.com.

540 South Railway St. SE,
Medicine Hat T1A 4C2


MICHELE ROACH 1963 ~ 2023 Michele Renee Roach passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at the age of 60 years, beloved wife and best friend of Ray Roach of Medicine Hat. The funeral service will be held at the Evangelical Free Church (8 Palliser Place NE) on Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. To view the full obituary or to leave a message of condolence you may visit http://www.pattisonfuneralhome.com.

540 South Railway St. SE,
Medicine Hat T1A 4C2


OLGA SIDORAK 1928 ~ 2023 It is with great sadness that the family of Olga Sidorak announces the death of our Mother, Baba and Great Baba on October 20, 2023 at the age of 95 years.
She is survived by her husband of 72 years, William; her daughter, Cheryl Herzog; her son, Ron Sidorak; her grandchildren, Chad (Julie) Sidorak, Tara Atwell, Kristina (Rob) Schultz, and Lauren Herzog, along with her great grandchildren, Nico Sidorak, Mia Sidorak, and Avery Herzog. Olga was predeceased by her great grandchildren, Derrick Sidorak and London Herzog.
Olga was born in Rosthern, Saskatchewan on October 12, 1928, where she grew up. She attended Milner School in the Rosthern District and then Scott Business College in Saskatoon. She worked at the Eaton’s Company in Toronto and once married moved back to Saskatchewan where she worked at the University Hospital in Saskatoon.
In 1951, she married William Sidorak and they were together for 72 years. Olga was a member of St. Peter and Paul’s Church in Saskatoon and the ladies league for many years. Bill and Olga moved to Medicine Hat, Alberta in 2001 to be closer to their children and grandchildren.
Olga was very proud of her Ukrainian heritage and loved to follow the customs her mother and father, Alex and Francis Hrapchak, taught her.
Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so one hour prior to the funeral service. The funeral service will be held at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATION OF LIFE CENTRE on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at 1:30 p.m. with Fr. Roque Pereira officiating. The service will be live streamed. Those who wish to attend virtually, please visit pattisonfuneralhome.com and select live streaming, then select the youtube (arrow). To leave a message of condolence you may visit http://www.pattisonfuneralhome.com.

540 South Railway St. SE,
Medicine Hat T1A 4C2


MYRA LINK 1937~ 2023 It is with great sadness that the family of Myra Arline Link announces her passing on Friday, October 13, 2023, at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital.
Myra was born on September 19, 1937 to Phil & Regina Baker. Myra is survived by her beloved husband of 65 years Victor, son Terry (Dorothy), son Richard (David Moloney), and son-in-law Trevor James; she very sadly had to say good bye to her daughter Jennifer James in August of this year.
Myra was born and raised in Medicine Hat and lived her life in the city. She grew up in the “flats”, and loved hanging out with her cousins, and the kids on fourth street and surrounding blocks. This is where she met her best friend Melinda Link (now Melinda Price) and Melinda’s brother Vic, whom she married.
Myra was a cheerleader in high school and was Medicine Hat Teen Queen. She also worked as a court reporter in the early 60s and once her children were grown, she returned to work at the Medicine Hat College in the Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts departments. Her incredibly organized nature was of great help to the artists, students, and instructors who shared her passions.
She always took pride in her appearance, whether it was a new hair style or an outfit in the latest fashion.
Her great passion was art: literature, music, and the visual arts. She’d always have the maximum number of books on reserve at the library, and she was instrumental in getting many best sellers into the Medicine Hat Library system. Myra had an encyclopedic memory of all the authors she had ever read, and could easily tell you all the books she’d read by a particular author.
While her contemporaries were listening to rock ‘n’ roll, she and her cousin Ken were dedicated jazzophiles, spending many afternoons listening to their favourite artists. She felt privileged to see many of them live, including Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Cleo Lane, Stan Getz, Shirley Bassey, Barbra Streisand and Diana Krall. Have a listen to our playlist for Myra https://tinyurl.com/playlistforMyra.
Her and Vic’s house was filled with books, records, and beautiful artwork including photos by Ansel Adams; prints by Picasso, the Group of Seven, and Ettore DeGrazi; and drawings by her favourite local artist, Jim Marshall.
She and Vic travelled to Mexico and Europe for Oldtimers’ Hockey tournaments, and to London to visit Jennifer and Trevor. Stories about her trip to New York with Melinda, and to Los Angeles to see Barbra Streisand, were among her favourite reminiscences. Myra and Vic spent many winters in Arizona and they also enjoyed time at the family’s summer cabin at Lake Newell.
Due to mobility issues, Myra spent her last few years at Cypress View and most recently River Ridge Senior Village, where she knew everyone’s names, and was grateful for the care she received.
As per Myra’s request, there will not be a formal service. In lieu of flowers, if you would like to remember Myra, a donation to the Medicine Hat Library would be appropriate. To leave a message of condolence you may visit http://www.pattisonfuneralhome.com.

540 South Railway St. SE,
Medicine Hat T1A 4C2

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