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RON THEISE

RON THEISE July 19, 1945 ~ January 6, 2024
Ronald Alfred ‘Ron’ Theise, beloved husband of the late Judy Theise, passed away peacefully in his sleep while at his residence in Jenner, Alberta on Saturday, January 6, 2024, at the age of 78 years. Ron’s memory will live on through his family: son, Robin (Marla) Theise; daughter, Laurel-Lee (David) McMenemy; one granddaughter and four great-grandchildren. Ron is also survived by one sister, Judy (Glenda); three brothers, Tom, Brian and Bruce (Evelyn) as well as numerous extended family. He was predeceased by his parents, Anne and Reinhard Theise; three brothers, Bob, Rick and Terry as well as one sister, Carol. Ron was born in Ottawa, ON., on July 19, 1945, before his family moved to Success, SK., in 1952. It was in the early 60’s that Ron moved to Jenner, AB., where he met the love of his life, Judith Ann Knutson. They were married on February 8, 1969, and a number of years later they purchased the family farm. Ron enjoyed each opportunity to cast his line into the water when visiting their cabin at Suffern Lake. Throughout his time in Jenner, Ron was involved in the community becoming well know and well liked by everyone. He will be missed. A come and go Celebration of Ron’s life will be held at the Jenner Arena on Saturday, January 20, 2024, starting at 1:00 p.m. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting http://www.cooksouthland.com) Those wishing to remember Ron may do so through donations to HALO, 12 – 1 Airport Drive S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5G4. 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”


DARREL HILLER

DARREL HILLER 1972 ~ 2024 Darrel Albert Hiller passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Tuesday, January 2, 2024, at the age of 51 years. Left to cherish his memory are his father, Ed; children, Jerad, Kodi, Skyler and Brianna; siblings, Tanya Barnes and Darren Hiller as well as his special friend, Rhonda. He was predeceased by his mother, Sandra Hiller. Darrel was born on March 12, 1972, in Mackenzie, BC., and growing up, lived in many places throughout AB, SK, and BC. Working in construction/ drywall, some would call Darrel a blue collar worker. Some of his favourite hobbies included gardening, reading, fishing, camping, listening to music and playing games; Canasta was his favourite. He loved car shows, spending hours watching and learning about them. Time spent with family meant the most to Darrel as his children were his greatest achievement. A private time of remembrance was held. A service will be held at a later date with details being announced closer to the time. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting http://www.cooksouthland.com) Memorial donations in Darrel’s name may be made directly to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 426 – 6 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T4J 2C9. 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”


AUSTIN MCBEAN

AUSTIN MCBEAN Apr. 27, 1995 ~ Dec. 29, 2023 Austin Mason McBean passed away suddenly on Friday, December 29, 2023, at the age of 28 years. With broken hearts and deep sadness, left to mourn his passing is his mother, Jackie; sister, Alisa; nephew, Brighten and his nieces, Elizah and Julia. A celebration of Austin’s life will be held at a later date. (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”


EDNA MCKELVIE

1942 ~ EDNA MCKELVIE ~ 2023 Edna McKelvie of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of Dean McKelvie, passed away on Monday, December 4th, 2023 at the age of 81 years. The Memorial Service will be held at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB, on Thursday, January 18th, 2024 at 2:00 pm with Pastor Shane Hein officiating. If unable to attend, family and friends are welcome to participate via livestream by logging on to http://www.saamis.com and joining the live webcast on Edna’s memorial page at the above date and time. A virtual guest book is available on the livestream page for those participating remotely. Memorial gifts in Edna’s memory may be made to your local Food Bank. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Edna McKelvie. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, “The Chapel in the Park #1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5 (403)528-2599 http://www.saamis.com inquiry@saamis.com Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.


BRUCE NIWA

BRUCE NIWA 1960 ~ 2024
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Bruce Patrick Niwa wish to announce his passing on Monday, January 8th, 2023.
He leaves behind his brothers, Greg (Doris), Rod, Darold (Lynn), Mick (Bernice), and Gord (Laurie); special nieces and nephews, Lindsay (Kris), Katie, Kendra (Brett), Tyson, Braden, Josh, and Jake. He also leaves behind his beloved great nephew and nieces, Parker, Maddy, and Luna and special family members, Janice Niwa and Sydney Kincaid. He was predeceased by his parents, Dennis and Marie and nephew, Brandon.
Bruce was born September 5, 1960, in Oyen and raised in Acadia Valley. As the story goes, he was a colicky baby but they think it was just to make sure everyone knew he was there having to already compete with four older brothers. However, Mary always said he was the happiest kid and never failed to cheer you up even on bad days. Life was never dull growing up on the farm with six boys. Never letting school get in the way of his education, Bruce left the farm and tried his luck working as a farm hand before joining his brother, Greg, in the crane business in 1979. This is where Bruce found his passion. He was an excellent crane operator and a hard worker who loved his job very much.
Bruce was a great storyteller and a jokester. His sarcasm was unmatched and he had one of the greatest laughs. His memory was outstanding and for many in the family, he was the go to for family history.
While he had no children of his own, Uncle Bruce was a favourite of his nieces and nephews as well as his great-nephew and nieces. He was great with little ones and always made them feel so special. It was during the times he spent with them when you really got to witness Bruce’s tender heart.
Forced into retirement early due to health, Bruce filled his time with countless card games and puzzles with the residents of Masterpiece and his friends. He loved nothing more than watching a good ball game on tv, especially when the Blue Jays were playing.
The Niwa family would like to thank the staff at Masterpiece and HealthWorx as well as all the other healthcare staff who have cared for Bruce over the years. He didn’t always make it easy but your care was so appreciated and made a big impact.
Vigil Prayers will be recited at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street SW, Medicine Hat on January 19, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Parish, 1451 Strachan Road SE, Medicine Hat on January 20, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Father Iqbal Khurshid celebrant.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish to celebrate Bruce’s life are encouraged to donate to the Niwa Family Fund c/o the Community Foundation of Southeastern Alberta (430 – 6th Ave SE #104, Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 2S8 or online via https://cfsea.ca. Donations support the greatest needs in the community. (Condolences may be expressed 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”


HEATHER LEWIS

1940 ~ HEATHER LEWIS ~ 2024 Heather Lewis of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Boyne Lewis, passed away on Sunday, January 7th, 2024 at the age of 83 years. The Memorial Service was held yesterday at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel with Pastor Murray Jaster officiating. Memorial gifts in Heather’s memory may be made to the S.P.C.A., 55 Southview Drive SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Heather Lewis. Funeral arrangements entrusted to

SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, “The Chapel in the Park #1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5 (403)528-2599 http://www.saamis.com inquiry@saamis.com Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.


CAROLYN ASLIN

1956 ~ CAROLYN ASLIN ~ 2024 Carolyn Aslin of Medicine Hat, passed away on Tuesday, January 9th, 2024 at the age of 67 years. There will no funeral held at this time. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Carolyn Aslin. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed by

SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, “The Chapel in the Park #1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5 (403)528-2599 http://www.saamis.com inquiry@saamis.com Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.


BERTHA BESWICK

1924 ~ BERTHA BESWICK ~ 2023
Bertha Beswick of Medicine Hat, passed away on Monday, November 27th, 2023 at the age of 99 years. Bertha leaves to cherish her memory her children, Herb (Heather) Beswick, Larry Beswick and Greg (Susan) Beswick; grandchildren, Christina (Tyler) Wright, Curtis (Jocelyn) Beswick, Shane (Jan) Beswick, Thomas (Jamie) Beswick and Morgan Beswick; great-grandchildren, Kennedy, Tanner, Ava, Liam, Wyatt, Everett, Addison, Haleigh, Casen, Max and Jackson; great-great grandchild, Aileene. Bertha was predeceased by her parents, Fred and Bertha Burgar, husband, Herbert Beswick; and 9 siblings. Bertha was born on the family farm near Cando Saskatchewan, where she was raised and graduated from high school. Following her graduation, she travelled with her mother to southern Ontario to reside with her sister Edith, where she worked in a camouflage manufacturing plant, in support of the war effort. On December 5, 1944 she married her high school sweetheart Bert, and following the war moved back to North Battleford, Saskatchewan, where Bert was employed with the Saskatchewan Livestock Pool. They eventually settled in Swift Current in 1950, where they raised their three boys, and remained there until Bert’s passing in 2007. In Bertha’s forties she took up golf and curling, and became quite accomplished, participating in many District and Provincial playdowns and tournaments. Even in her eighties she could still score under 50 for 9 holes. Bert and Bertha spent many years at their cottage at Lac Peltier and their winter home in Mesa Arizona. She particularly enjoyed visiting with friends to socialize and play cards. Bertha was a terrific homemaker who prioritized her husband and children’s needs above all else. She was caring, loving and supportive. She enjoyed organizing family get-togethers, cooking and looking after all the little details, to ensure that everyone would have a good time. She loved it when her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great, great grandchild visited from time to time. In 2008 Bertha relocated to Medicine Hat to be closer to family and lived there with her beloved dog Georgie until her death. She was the heart and soul of the family and will be dearly missed. Interment will take place at a later date. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Bertha Beswick. Funeral arrangements are entrusted

SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, “The Chapel in the Park #1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5 (403)528-2599 http://www.saamis.com inquiry@saamis.com Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.


RALPH GETZ

RALPH GETZ 1943 ~ 2024 Ralph Getz, beloved husband of Francis, passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, at the age of 80 years. Ralph will be silently remembered by family and friends without the proceedings of a formal funeral service. (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”


JEANNE SULZ

JEANNE SULZ 1938 ~ 2024 Jeanne Sulz of Medicine Hat passed away on Friday, January 12, 2024 at the age of 85 years, beloved wife the late Marvin Sulz. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed. 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


DONALD BUELOW

DONALD BUELOW 1973 – 2024 Donald Buelow of Medicine Hat, passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, at the age of 50 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed. 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


DAVE WALLWORK

DAVE WALLWORK 1950 ~ 2024 David “Dave” Nathan Wallwork passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at the age of 73 years, beloved husband of Margery Wallwork of Bow Island. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed. 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


CONNIESCHLACHTER1949~2024CONST

CONNIE SCHLACHTER 1949 ~ 2024 Constance Bernadette Schlachter, beloved wife of the late Albert Schlachter, passed away suddenly at River Ridge Senior’s Village in Medicine Hat on Friday, January 12, 2024, at the age of 74 years. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting http://www.cooksouthland.com) Honoured to serve the family is

SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, “The Chapel in the Park #1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5 (403)528-2599 http://www.saamis.com inquiry@saamis.com Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.

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