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DEL HADLER

DEL HADLER November 19th, 1936 October 24th, 2023
Delbert (Del) Hadler passed away peacefully on October 24th, 2023, at the age of 86 years. After 66 years together, he was predeceased by his loving wife, Marion, in July of this year. Left to cherish his memory are his daughter Lori (Doug) Streifel; grandchildren, Chad Hadler and Michelle (Chad) Hurlbert; great grandchildren, Jaxon Hadler, Rio Hadler, Jada Hurlbert (Damon Jahraus) and Camryn Hurlbert; sister Cheri Knol; daughter-in-law Diane; as well as several nieces and nephews. Del was also predeceased by his son, Darrell Hadler; parents, Vic and Thelma Hadler; brother Dirk and his wife June, and brother-in-law Walter Knol.
Del was born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, a younger brother to Dirk and a much older big brother to sister Cheri, who arrived twelve years later. The family moved to Medicine Hat in 1949 when his dad purchased the Greyhound Cafe and renamed it Vic’s Terminal Cafe. Outside high school hours, Del was busy working at the cafe serving up 25 double dip milkshakes, 45 loaded burgers, 75 roast beef dinners, and, inevitably, hand washing never-ending loads of dishes. In 1953, he joined his dad in opening the first of several small grocery stores, the last of which closed over 40 years later. It was at that first store where an attractive cashier caught Del’s eye, and he married Marion Knodel in June of 1956. They were blessed with a son, Darrell, and a daughter, Lori.
Del was very social and enjoyed chatting with his grocery customers, most of whom he knew by name. Customer service was important to him, from providing convenient charge accounts to grocery carry-outs. He took pride in maintaining an attractive store, designing many prize-winning product displays for supplier-sponsored contests. He was pleased to have his son join the family business following his high school graduation. Del had a strong interest in interior design and decor, and it became a sideline business for well over a decade. Following his 40+ years in the grocery business, Del worked in real estate sales until his retirement.
As the kids were growing up, many summer weekends were spent at the family cabin in Elkwater, boating, water-skiing, and visiting with friends who would drop by for a barbeque. Annual vacations were often spent travelling to British Columbia to enjoy camping in the mountains and lakeside. In later years, Del and Marion enjoyed travelling in their RV. Del was always a strong supporter of his kids’ many activities. When grandchildren and eventually great grandkids entered their world, Del and Marion were overjoyed. They spent endless hours entertaining them and had as much fun as the kids did. Del’s Alzheimer’s Disease eventually necessitated a move into care at Masterpiece Southland Meadows. The family would like to sincerely thank the staff at Masterpiece for the excellent care provided to Del over the past several years. As well, heartfelt appreciation is extended to the dedicated nursing staff at St. Joseph’s Home Carmel Hospice for their compassion and kindness during his final days.
No formal service will be held as per Del’s request. Condolences may be made at http://www.gracememorial.com. Arrangements are made by

Grace Memorial Affordable
Burial & Cremation
1924 10th Ave N.W.
Medicine Hat, Alberta T1C 1T5
http://www.gracememorial.com
403-905-0440


BERTA GARDNER

BERTA GARDNER July 8, 1932 ~ September 29, 2023
Miriam Alberta Gardner, beloved wife of the late Frederick James Gardner, passed away at the Peter Lougheed Center in Calgary on Friday, September 29, 2023, at the age of 91 years. Our beautiful, sweet, loving Mother, Granny, Great-Granny, Sister and Aunt has gained her heavenly wings.
Left to cherish Berta’s memory are her children: Judy Hill, Dave (Sandy) Gardner, Bill (Lois) Gardner and Ken (Cindy) Gardner: nine grandchildren: Melanie (Wayne) Gour, Ryan (Nina) Hill, Wendy (Kelly) Jones, Cathy Gardner (Dave Schram), Scott Gardner (Shelly Logan), Megan Gardner (Justin McLellan), Nathan Gardner (Kelsey Walker), Dustin (Amy) Gardner and Lynsey (Jeff) Durback as well as fifteen very dear great-grands. Berta is also survived by her brothers, David Cartwright and Albert (Sheila) Rowbottom; sisters-in-law, Diana Gardner, Cecile Gardner and Darlene Gardner; brothers-in-law, Stan (Marge) Gardner and Dennis Gardner as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her loving parents, Miriam (Albert) Cartwright and step-father, Albert Rowbottom; step-siblings, Edna (Bruce) Forsythe and Tom (May) Rowbottom; brothers, Herb (Dot) Cartwright and Bill (Hazel) Cartwright; half siblings, Lois (Jim) Steinberg and Helen (John) Beck; sister-in-law, Janet Cartwright; son-in-law, Fred Hill and great-granddaughter, Hayley Gardner.
Berta was born on July 08, 1932 in Merritt, B.C. As the eldest of a large blended family, she very early learned to cook, clean, run a household and care for young children. When she met Fred at the age of 16, she was well prepared to be married, and so they did on October 10, 1948 in Kamloops B.C. At the time, Fred was working at a logging camp. It wasn’t long and Berta was baking bread, pies and full meals for the entire crew! Over their 72 years of marriage, they moved 26 times covering B.C., Saskatchewan and Alberta. Each time Berta took on new jobs and always excelled at what she did all the while rasing four children. No matter how small or old the house, she made it into a cozy lovely home for her family; the highlight always being a beautiful yard and garden.
After barbering for a number of years, Fred eventually became a Saskatchewan Wheat Pool agent and after living in a few locations, they moved to the Kindersley/Pinkham area. It was there that Berta found her special joy. She joined the local Embroiders Guild eventually becoming the leader. She did many kinds of embroidery but when an instructor from New York arrived to teach the rudiments of Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery, Berta really found her niche, taking many courses to achieve her instructors status. When they moved to Medicine Hat in 1992, she set up her business in the basement of her home and from there grew it into a very popular hobby taken by many dozens of Medicine Hat ladies. Berta was an excellent teacher and loved by all. The business continues to this day thanks to her protégé, Michele Roll! And just to prove she could do anything, when Fred started a wood carving business, she took that up as well. Her family and friends have so many mementos to treasure.
In 2017, a final move was made to independent assisted living at the newly built Masterpiece Southlands Meadows where Berta made new friends and had all the help she needed when Fred passed in 2020. What a beautiful and well run facility for Berta to spend her final years. Berta’s family is forever grateful to Masterpiece!
Though Berta was in severe chronic pain and a lot of illness, those around her never knew the extent of it…she was always smiling, caring and had only good words for everyone.
A memorial celebration will be held in the spring of 2024. Further details will be announced closer to the date. (Condolences may be shared 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”


DONALD PHILLIPS

DONALD PHILLIPS May 15, 1941 ~ October 24, 2023
Donald ‘Don’ Henry Phillips, beloved husband of the late Pat Phillips, passed away in Medicine Hat with family at his bedside following a brief illness on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, at the age of 82 years. Don leaves to cherish his memory: three sons, Brad (Leila), Jeff (Boerny) and Don Jr. (Lisa); three grandchildren, Kelsey (Joel) Wagner, Alexander Phillips and Anthony Phillips; his very special great-granddaughter, Madeline Wagner as well as numerous other extended family including daughter-in-law, Laverne Phillips. He was predeceased by his honourary grandchild, Mitchell Burton. Don was born and raised in the Trail, B.C. area. He proudly served in the R.C.A.F. from 1960 – 1994, retiring in Medicine Hat. During retirement, Don was very involved and donated much of his time to the Royal Canadian Legion, Robertson Memorial Branch #17 as well as the Lions Club of Medicine Hat. Don’s strong sense of duty for his family and for his country will be forever remembered by all who knew him. A Celebration of Don’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on November 10, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. Private Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery with a time of fellowship thereafter in the Cook Southland Reception Facility. Don’s celebration will be live streamed. Those who cannot attend but wish to experience his celebration may visit the Cook Southland website and select the View Broadcast button on the homepage at service time. Family wish to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the doctors, nurses and staff of 4 West at the Hospital for the wonderful care Don received while there. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at http://www.cooksouthland.com) If friends so desire, donations in memory of Don may be made to the Poppy Fund c/o the Royal Canadian Legion, Robertson Memorial Branch #17, 702 – 2 Street S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 0E1. Please note with your donation that it is in memory of Don Phillips. 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”


DENNIS WIRACHOWSKY

DENNIS WIRACHOWSKY 1946 ~ 2023 Mr. Dennis Wirachowsky, beloved husband of Shirley, passed away peacefully in Medicine Hat on Friday, October 27, 2023, at the age of 77 years. Further announcements will follow upon completion of his arrangements. (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”


JAN GIJBELS

JAN GIJBELS 1950 – 2023 Jan Gijbels of Medicine Hat, passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2023, at the age of 73 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed. To leave a message of condolence you may visit http://www.pattisonfuneralhome.com.

Grace Memorial Affordable
Burial & Cremation
1924 10th Ave N.W.
Medicine Hat, Alberta T1C 1T5
http://www.gracememorial.com
403-905-0440


PATRICIA MUMBY

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 to Pattison Funeral Home in Medicine Hat. 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.

PATTISON FUNERAL HOME
AND CREMATORIUM
540 South Railway St. SE,
Medicine Hat T1A 4C2


FRANK DEERING

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.

PATTISON FUNERAL HOME
AND CREMATORIUM
540 South Railway St. SE,
Medicine Hat T1A 4C2


MYRA LINK

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.

PATTISON FUNERAL HOME
AND CREMATORIUM
540 South Railway St. SE,
Medicine Hat T1A 4C2


MELVIN MUNRO

MELVIN MUNRO 1943 ~ 2023 Mr. Melvin ‘Mel’ Munro, beloved husband of Susan, passed away in Medicine Hat on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, at the age of 80 years. A Celebration of Mel’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Thursday, November 2, 2023, at 2:00 pm. Private Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery with a time of fellowship thereafter in the Cook Southland Reception Facility. Mel’s celebration will be live streamed. Those who cannot attend but wish to experience his service may visit the Cook Southland website and select the View Broadcast button on the homepage at service time. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting Cook Southland’s 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”

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