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By Obituaries on October 27, 2023.


JOSEPH GERALD RONDEAU March 12, 1972 – September 26, 2023 Joseph passed away very unexpectedly on September 26, 2023. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 3:00pm in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 7 Saamis Rotary Way, Medicine Hat. Refreshments and stories to follow.


JOHN GUTFREUND 1962 ~ 2023
John Anton Gutfreund passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital in the early morning hours of Monday, October 16, 2023, at the age of 61 years. Vigil Prayers will be recited at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Sunday, October 29, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. A Come & Go Celebration will be held in the Grandstand Banquet Room at the Medicine Hat Stampede Grounds, 2055 – 21 Avenue S.E., Medicine Hat on Monday, October 30, 2023, between 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. with a program beginning at 12:00 p.m. Both Vigil Prayers and the Celebration will be live streamed. Anyone who is not able to attend but wishes to be a part of the services, can visit our homepage and select the view broadcast button on the home page at service time. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting 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”


It is with profound sadness that I announce the passing of my best friend, by beautiful bride of 33 years, my Michele. Surrounded by family she passed away peacefully at the age of 60 after battling both Pulmonary Fibrosis and Ovarian Cancer simultaneously for over four years. Left to cherish her memory, along with myself, Ray Roach, are her parents, Stan and Johanna Kambeitz, brother Kelly (Krista) Kambeitz, sister Kendra (Cal) Griscowsky, and nieces and nephews; Whitney Kambeitz (Devon Wood), Colton (Amber) Kambeitz and their children; James, Jayda and Sage, and Alyssa Gooding and Josh Gooding. Michele is also lovingly remembered by her stepchildren; Lisa (Clay) Thomas, Lori Roach, Alison Unger, Andrew Roach. Michele will be dearly missed by all her twelve grandchildren.
Michele attended McCoy High School and we were united in Marriage on June 9, 1990. We celebrated 33 years of marriage and 35 years together. She had worked various jobs in Medicine Hat, but the highlight of her working career was working on several Islands throughout the Caribbean for a duration of seven and a half years. She was employed as a Fund Administrator in Grand Cayman. She was also employed along with myself in Nassau Bahamas, Barbados, Grand Cayman, and Sint Maarten as electrical and IT project managers in the construction of new resort hotels. Her passion were the years she spent trading stocks in various USA and Canadian stock markets.
Michele was an enthusiastic cook and homemaker and a self professed Martha Stewart wannabe. In her later years, her faith in the good news of the gospel and her belief in God and Christ were the most important to her and gave her much strength. She was the strongest person I knew. With the health issues she endured, she never gave up hope and always had faith in the will of God.
She was an inspiration to everyone she knew for the courage she had while she tried to overcome the adversity of her terminal diseases.
Michele will be greatly missed by everyone she knew and it gives us great comfort to know that she now resides in her heavenly home free from pain and suffering.
Funeral services will be held at the Evangelical Free Church (8 Palliser Place NE) at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 28, 2023. To leave a message of condolence you may visit http://www.pattisonfuneralhome.com.



FRANK DEERING 1942 ~ 2023
After a courageous battle, Frank David Deering passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, October 22, 2023, at the age of 81 years. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife Margaret Deering of Medicine Hat; two children Terry Deering and Sherry Schritt (Mike); three grandchildren Megan and Sarah Schritt and Darcy Deering; two great grandchildren; two brothers, Eugene Deering and George Deering as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Frank was predeceased by his parents David and Hilda Deering and his sister Delores Beatch. Frank was born and raised on a farm and was a farmer at heart. In his early years he worked for Goodyear, then for Telus until retirement. He loved vacationing in Puerto Vallarta with family and friends. His passion was his yard and made sure it was the best kept lawn on the block. He made the best sausage ever. Family was his pride and joy, and Marg the love of his life. He had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone, and expect nothing in return. He had a smile that would light up a room and a sense of humor second to none, even to the end. He was deeply loved by so many, and will be forever missed. Cremation has been entrusted to THE PATTISON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM. Flowers are gratefully declined and those who wish to remember Frank with a donation may do so to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. To leave a message of condolence you may visit http://www.pattisonfuneralhome.com.

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


PATRICIA MUMBY 1925 ~ 2023
Patricia “Pat” Grace Mumby of Medicine Hat passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2023, at the age of 98 years, beloved wife of the late Vernon Mumby.
Pat was born on October 1, 1925, in Calgary, to Wyman and Gladys Johnson and grew up in the Turner Valley area. In 1944, at the age of 19, Pat enlisted with the Canadian Women’s Army Corp, serving in the north, and was discharged in 1946. After the war she met Vern and they were married in 1950, in Okotoks, Alberta. Working in the oil patch they relocated frequently, living in various towns in central Alberta. Vern and Pat retired to Turner Valley, then Vernon, BC and finally to Medicine Hat.
Pat was a lifelong member of the United Church and was very active in AA. She enjoyed travelling and summers at their RV spot at Sicamous. Photography was a hobby that resulted in many cards and bookmarks through the years. The Brier was always a must-watch and she always enjoyed bridge, cribbage and other card games. She enjoyed time with her grandchildren, especially when she was skiing, swimming, or playing cribbage with them. Pat also loved early morning walks and her notable pet dogs in her life.
Vern passed away in 2002 and Pat spent the remaining years at Chinook Village, then the Riverview Care Center in Medicine Hat. She was healthy throughout her life and passed away peacefully in her sleep.
Pat is survived by her children, Rod (Nadine), Ray (Mavis), Tom (Terry) and Verna, six grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
The family would like to thank all the wonderful staff and doctors at Riverview Care Centre, Chinook Village and her special care givers Anne Marie, Cindy and Bonnie.
Cremation has been entrusted PATTISON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM. Family and friends will gather in Okotoks for a memorial service and interment on November 4, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at Snodgrass Funeral Home in Okotoks, Alberta. To leave a message of condolence you may visit http://www.pattisonfuneralhome.com.

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


RODNEY MARTIN 1956 ~ 2023
Rodney “Rod” George Martin, born March 10, 1956, in Maple Creek, peacefully passed away on October 10, 2023 in Medicine Hat. A funeral service to honor Rodney’s life will be held at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATION OF LIFE CENTRE on Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant, Pat Grisonich officiating. Those who wish to remember Rodney with a donation, contributions may be made to the Alberta Children’s Hospital. To leave a message of condolence you may visit http://www.pattisonfuneralhome.com.

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


ERIC REESOR July 7, 1945 ~ October 24, 2023
Eric Leslie Reesor was born on July 7, 1945 and departed this earth on October 24, 2023, at the age of 78 years.
Eric leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Margo Reesor and children, Dawn (Chris) Reesor, Penny (Mike) Pacholek, Kathryn Reesor, Jacky Goring, Lynn Reesor, Gail (Scott) Sapergia, Dan Reesor and Ryan (Chanda) Bressler as well as his first wife Deanna Reesor. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Brandon Moch, Terrence Moch, Hannah Basso, Zachary Basso, Lonnie Basso, Amanda Gould, Kassidy Malone, Saraya Goring, Tonisha Goring, Rylee Besnoska and Blakely and Audrina Bressler as well as his great-grandchildren, Domanick, Chloe, and Madilynn, Liam, Aubrey, Kaison, Kohen, and Benson.
Eric was the eldest of 7 children born to Helen and Keith Reesor. His memory will live on as well with his siblings Lyle (Karen) Reesor and their children Kyle and Kristy; Shane (Emmy) Reesor and their children, Rob and Jolene; Dan Reesor; Scott (Theresa) Reesor and their children, Jason, Joan, and Leanne; Kevin Reesor and his children, Amanda, Colin, Shawn and Tessa; Jeanne (Bill) Hanson and their children, Jodie, Leslie, Kara, Jana, Chance and Clay as well as many other in-laws, outlaws and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Eric was predeceased by his parents, Helen and Keith Reesor and son-in-law, Trevor Goring.
Dad spent his early years playing cowboys and indians on the ranch; a typical ranch kid, big brother, oldest son and friend to all animals. Trucks and tractors and all make of things with moving parts were just puzzles for dad to solve. Participating in 4-H with winning steers kept him busy, besides helping in the ranch work.
Graduating high school and going on to achieve a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in 1967 was an important milestone in his life. Mom and Dad began a family in 1969. He worked more hours for less pay than anyone else I know. Feeding us couldn’t have been easy at the best of times, but we never went hungry as it was a busy life keeping the old place running. Dad made pancakes on Sunday nights and that old griddle was seasoned just right. There was never a failed pancake!
My Dad could fix things and he knew things; parts and pieces and a bit of imagination and magic happened. Parts of three trucks could make one run, and bikes we had, those chains were oiled and tires on straight. Dad imported some of the first Tarentaise cattle from France in the early 70’s with something of a dream and it was a quite a thing to take part in showing those beautiful cattle. Besides farm and ranch work, Dad had a passion for computers, software, games, programming, building spreadsheets and when computers were just getting popular, he became one of the first distributors for the TRS 80. I don’t know if people told my Dad he shouldn’t or couldn’t, I just know that he did. We played cards and fished and took part in pulling apart beaver dams, berry picking and tinkering at the workbench. Wine making was a hobby that brought a lot of satisfaction, root beer was an adventure till the batch that blew up in the kitchen cupboard. A wealth of information, why do clocks go clockwise? Do fish sleep? How to get rich, books and the internet were a world unto itself.
Dad and Margo married in 1993, and moved to Paradise Valley for a number of years. Having his own fish pond was an adventure and the garden and yard there were beautiful with the combined effort. Grandchildren were a huge highlight. Dad worked his way up from a water truck driver to operator in the oilfield and built production reporting spreadsheets and numerous other important information gathering documents. When they moved back to Medicine Hat, there were new opportunities with computer related projects and operating in the oilfield. He was a part of a sawmill operation for a number of years. To dad, the smell of fresh cut wood and sawdust just made a lot of sense as he found his true passion in that wood. He went on to create some of the most beautiful furniture and boxes, picture frames and other various wood based projects. Dad enjoyed a variety of music and games, spending time with all the children and grandchildren. He found camaraderie at the Veiner Center in the last few years, good friends and game partners. The time we had may have been cut short, but cherish the time we had; we will. Forever loved and forever missed!
A gathering will be planned for summer. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at http://www.cooksouthland.com) In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to either Redi Enterprises, 860 Allowance Avenue S.E., Medicine Hat, AB., T1A 7S6 or to the Women’s Shelter Society, PO Box 2500, Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 0G8. 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”

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