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By Obituaries on December 8, 2023.


SHIRLEY FUNK 1940 ~ 2023 Shirley Ann Funk passed away at St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice in Medicine Hat on Friday, December 1, 2023, at the age of 83 years. She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Wesley (Julie), Peggy (Bernie), Kathy (Bill) and Dawna (Clynt); 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Frankie as well as her aunt, Evelyn. She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Peter. Shirley’s life will be silently remembered by family and friends without the proceedings of a formal funeral service. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting 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”


MARCIA HAUSER July 7, 1940 ~ December 4, 2023
Marcia Elizabeth Hauser (nee Hartie), beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away peacefully in Medicine Hat while surrounded by her husband, children, grandchildren, and loved ones on Monday, December 4, 2023, at the age of 83. She was predeceased by her parents, Margaret and Heber Hartie and her sister, Irene Burwash. She is mourned by her husband of 59 years, E. Lorne Hauser; daughter, Angela Hauser and wife Jessica; son, David Hauser and wife Lisa; daughter, Pamela Hauser; son, Benjamin Hauser and fiancé Bogdana as well as grandchildren, Liam, Maxwell, Katherine, Raphael, and Emily. She leaves behind a legacy of love, strength, and cherished memories. Marcia was born in Ocean Falls, British Columbia on July 7, 1940. After studying nursing in Ottawa, Ontario in the early 1960’s, Marcia had a long career in hospital and public health care. After she graduated, Marcia worked in several hospitals in Ontario and New Brunswick. In 1976, she and Lorne moved their family to Alberta where they had purchased the Hauser family farm in Hilda, Alberta. Over the next 4 years, Marcia worked as a public health nurse in Medicine Hat while Lorne worked to build a new house on the farm for the family to move into. When the family moved out to the farm in 1980, it was the culmination of one of Marcia’s greatest childhood wishes as she had dreamed of living on a farm since she was a child. In the years following, Marcia worked as a kindergarten teacher at New Hilda School, as an education assistant at the Rose Glen Hutterite Colony and was dedicated to the care and operations of the Hilda Lutheran Church. In addition to her professional career, Marcia was a dedicated homemaker, wife, and mother. She raised four children and was an avid farmer, gardener, and cake decorator. Marcia was known for her kind heart, warm smile, and infectious laughter. She had a passion for teaching, nursing, the church and creating a welcoming home on the farm for her loved ones. Her love and care extended beyond her immediate family, touching the lives of all who knew her. Marcia’s memory will forever live on in the hearts of her husband, children, grandchildren, and all those who had the privilege of knowing her. She will be remembered for her unwavering love, selflessness and the joy she brought to the lives of others. May Marcia rest in eternal peace, knowing she was deeply loved and will be forever missed. The family would like to extend a huge and heartfelt thank you to the staff of AgeCare Riverview. A service to honour and celebrate Marcia’s life will be held at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 504 – 2 Street S.E., Medicine Hat on Saturday, December 9, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Jeff Lackie officiating. The service will be live streamed. Anyone who is not able to attend but wishes to be a part of the service can visit the Cook Southland website and select the View Broadcast button on the home page at service time. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at 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”


1942 ~ EDNA MCKELVIE ~ 2023 Edna Eloise McKelvie of Park Meadows Medicine Hat, passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, due to lung cancer, on Monday, December 4th, 2023 at the age of 81 years. She was born January 18, 1942 to Howard and Eloise (Willock) Ireland of Oyen, Alberta. Edna attended school in Oyen and received her teaching certificate from the University of Calgary. Edna married Dean McKelvie on December 22, 1962 and they began their married life together, farming in the Benton area for 23 years. Edna and Dean wintered in Arizona for many years where hiking the Superstition Mountains became a passion for her. Edna became a very active member of the Volkssport Club of Medicine Hat, travelling many paths all over Alberta. She was a competitive player in many sports and was always up for a game of cards. Gardening and stain glass were favorite hobbies. Edna had many friendly and giving qualities, creating many lifelong bonds. She contributed to Plan International Canada, supporting orphans in many developing countries. Edna will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Edna is survived by her husband, Dean McKelvie; brothers, Ken (Kate) Ireland of High River and Roger (Jackie) Ireland of Wetaskiwin; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Edna was predeceased by her parents, Howard and Eloise Ireland; brother-in-law, Grant Wood; sister, Yvonne Wood; brother, Bob Ireland; niece, Melanie Wood and nephew, Jake Wood. Funeral service arrangements will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to your local Food Bank. Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Edna McKelvie. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

“The Chapel in the Park
#1 Dunmore Road SE,
Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5
Locally owned and directed
CGR Holdings Ltd.


MOOK It is with great sadness and gentle peace that the family of the CHESTER JOHN MOOK, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Sharon Mook and father of Tiffany Fraser and Camille Rose, announce his passing at Cedar Creek Adaptacare, on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at the age of 79 years.
Arrangements will be announced when completed.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (, Lethbridge & District Humane Society ( or Lethbridge Symphony (
To send a condolence, please visit


RITA LIPPERT 1956 ~ 2023 Rita Joanne Lippert passed away on Friday, December 1, 2023, at the age of 67 years, beloved wife of Larry Lippert of Burstall, Saskatchewan. She also leaves to cherish her memory her children Brandie Lippert (Mark Kruse), Ricky Lippert and Regan Lippert (Maddie Pilotin) and their son Aiden; her siblings, Alvin Ruff, and Les Ruff as well as her cat Bella. Rita was predeceased by her parents Alfred and Freda Ruff, one sister Doris Rubbelke and one brother Elroy Ruff. Rita Lippert was born in Leader, Saskatchewan to Alfred and Freda Ruff and was a beloved figure in the Burstall community. Her involvement in the Ladies Auxiliary and the Bowling Alley underscored her commitment to community. Rita’s artistic talents were evident in her ceramics and needlepoint, and she was known for her delicious knefla and meat pockets. A lover of crossword puzzles, she found joy in the challenge they presented. Her beautifully tended flower garden showcased her love for nature. Rita’s warmth, creativity, and dedication to her community and hobbies continue to inspire those who knew her.
The celebration of her life will be held in the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATION OF LIFE CENTRE on Saturday, December 9, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Pastor Shane Hein officiating. The service will be live streamed. Those who wish to attend virtually, please visit and select live streaming, then select the YouTube (arrow). The interment will take place at a later date. To leave a message of condolence you may visit

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

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