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CARREL”JEAN”LEHR(NEEFLEXHAUG

CARREL “JEAN” LEHR (NEE FLEXHAUG)
Carrel “Jean” Lehr (nee Flexhaug), 90, passed away peacefully on Sunday January 7, 2024 at Covenant Care, St. Marguerite Manor in Calgary, Alberta. She was a devoted wife, daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, teacher, and business woman. She was born December 25, 1933 in Welling, Alberta, Canada. She just celebrated her 90th birthday with family.
Jean is survived by her 5 children, Kathleen ( Claude) Smith, Jacob “Jack” Lehr (Karin Gashus), Bonnie ( Brian) Williams, Lorena (Duane) Douglas and Donald Lehr; her brother, Vern Flexhaug; sister-in-law, Bernice Lehr; 19 grandchildren, Luke (Andrea), Daniel (Kathy), Tyler, Ben, Jay, Brock (Bethany), Jason (Christina), Josh (Tara Joi), Brittany (Justin), Tamara (Scott), Cory, Kristin (Derek), Trent, Trevor, Thomas, Clayton, Nathan, Wyatt, and Preston; and 43 great-grandchildren. She has many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews which she loved dearly also. ( deceased). She was predeceased by her husband, Jack “Jacob” Lehr; parents, Peter Flexhaug and Lorena Richardson; siblings, Lenora, Leonard, Gladys, Lester Gordon, Robert, Richard and Linda.
She grew up around the Raymond area. Jean learned the love of poetry from her mother which brought her to excel in elocution and competed in reciting poetry. She worked on the family farm which included hoeing sugar beets. The Flexhaug home was a place of gathering on a Sunday with extended family for dinner. The highlight of each summer was attending the Raymond Parade and Stampede on July 1. After graduating from high school, she was hired as a teacher supervisor of a one room schoolhouse near Manyberries. She attended a community dance there, and that is where she met Jack Lehr. They married on May 13, 1953, in Raymond, Alberta. Eventually, they built a home in Medicine Hat, where they raised their 5 children. Jean held many teaching positions in her church for the youth and adult classes, forging forever friendships. She would consider herself as a shy, quiet person though she became the first women grocery store manager for Horne and Pit-field (IGA Grocery store), and later in life she served as the first woman on the St. Mary’s Irrigation Board for two terms. She was always a cheerleader for her husband and children, encouraging them to do their best in all they did.
Thank you to all those who lovingly cared for our mom at St. Marguerite Manor. All efforts were very much appreciated.
The Funeral Service will be at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Royal Oak Ward Building (81 Royal Elm Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta) on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 10:30 a.m. with a family viewing one hour prior to the service. A luncheon will be served after the service before the interment at the Temple Hill Cemetery in Raymond, Alberta, Canada. For a link to the livestream and messages of condolence please go to http://www.piersons.ca.


GRANT PETER PISKO

PISKO, Grant Peter November 30, 1942 January 15, 2024 Grant Pisko of Calgary, AB, passed away on Monday, January 15, 2024, at the age of 81 years. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed with Grant’s family at http://www.MHFH.com.


CONNIE SCHLACHTER

CONNIE SCHLACHTER January 13, 1949 ~ January 12, 2024
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Constance Bernadette ‘Connie’ Schlachter announce her sudden passing at River Ridge Seniors Village in Medicine Hat at the age of 74 years, one day before her 75th birthday.
She is survived by her mother, Theresa June Judkins; siblings, Myrna Judkins, Bryan (Linda) Judkins, Wayne Judkins, Rita McNeil, Terri (John) Mazereeuw; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces/nephews and in-laws, Judy Judkins, Gaby Schlachter and Mary (Alvin) Wutzke. She was predeceased by her husband, Albert Schlachter; father, Neil Judkins; brother, Timothy Judkins as well as Albert’s parents, Timothy and Appolonia and brothers, Gary and Kenny.
Connie was the oldest of seven and had many good memories of growing up at the “Gas Camp.”
She attended schools in Burdett and Bow Island. In her early adult years, Connie was a member of the ceramics club where she made many beautiful gifts for family and friends. She was working at the Bow Island IGA when she met her future husband, Albert. He farmed near Conquerville where she joined him after their marriage on April 29, 1979, and they lived there until she lost him to cancer on June 15, 1996. Connie then moved to Medicine Hat where she met many friends and enjoyed city life. She volunteered at CNIB at the suggestion of her good friend, Shirley Dupmeier and had many funny stories to tell about Shirley and her guide dog. Connie then got engaged to Ben Heschl and they later moved to Ladysmith, B.C. where she sent many emails to her sisters bragging about the nice weather and all the fun they were having. They lived there for almost 10 years until Ben’s sudden passing, after which time she returned to Medicine Hat.
Connie’s favourite vacation memories were visiting the British Isles, Hawaii and weekend trips to Great Falls. She really enjoyed being one of the girls in the exclusive “Clothing Party” group where many laughs were had by all.
Connie was a gentle soul, sensitive, and very caring for others be it family, friends, or strangers. She enjoyed laughing and telling jokes even when she couldn’t remember the punchline.
After losing two mates, Connie faced even further challenges later in life but her faith and fortitude prevailed. She was a self-proclaimed “people person” who had compassion for all, and was blessed to have had so many kind, compassionate people in her midst as well.
The family would like to thank the staff at River Ridge and all other health care facilities, as well as individual friends and others who cared for her over the years.
Vigil Prayers will be recited at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Sunday, January 21, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. with Deacon Robert Risling officiating. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Parish, 1451 Strachan Road S.E., Medicine Hat on Monday, January 22, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. with Father Iqbal Khurshid celebrant. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Those wishing to join the family virtually and experience the Funeral Mass via live stream are invited to watch by connecting to YouTube and searching: Medicine Hat Holy Family Church, then selecting the video link at service time. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting http://www.cooksouthland.com) In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. 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”


ROSIE HEIDINGER

1928 ~ ROSIE HEIDINGER ~ 2024 Rosie “Rose” Heidinger of Medicine Hat, passed away on Saturday, January 13th, 2024 at the age of 95 years. Rose leaves to cherish her memory her sons, Darry (Sharon) Heidinger of Lethbridge and Allan (Karen) Heidinger of Medicine Hat; grandchildren, Jared (Carianne) Heidinger of Lethbridge, Nicole Running of Lethbridge, Matthew Heidinger of Fort Saskatchewan, and Samantha Heidinger (Calder Fertig) of Calgary; seven great- grandchildren; sister-in-law, Gertie Moss; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Rose was predeceased by her parents, Lorenz and Aurora Moss; husband, Ruben Heidinger; brothers, Ed Moss, Joe (Margaret) Moss; sister, Mary (Lavern) Kurpjuweit; stepsisters, Fracis (Linus) Sehn, Pauline (Valentine) Bischoff, and Margaret (Ben) Steinke. Rose was born in Leader, SK and raised in Liebenthal, SK. In 1947, at the age of 19 years, Rose moved to Medicine Hat and worked at the Savoy Café. Not long after she started to work at the glass factory, this is where she met Ruben. They were married September 5, 1950 and raised two wonderful boys. Rose and Ruben both loved fastball, (Rose played softball in her younger years), they went on many trips to watch fastball games. Rose enjoyed crocheting and making doilies, some of her favorite things were, crystal dishes, jewelry and clothes. The Private Funeral Service will be held at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB. Memorial gifts in Rose Heidinger’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2P5. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Rose Heidinger. 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.


FLORA LEMAY (nee IONEL)

FLORA LEMAY (nee IONEL) 1935-2024 It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Flora, who in the presence of loved ones, left us peacefully on January 17th, 2024 at the age of 88 years. At her request, there will be no formal funeral service. A graveside service and interment will take place in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan at a later date. In lieu of flowers, gifts in Flora’s memory may be made to Carmel Hospice at St. Joseph’s Home, 156 3rd Street NE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5M1 or the Canadian Cancer Society Canadian Cancer Society, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2P5. For Flora’s full obituary, please go to http://www.saamis.com. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Flora Lemay. Final 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.


SCOTT UNRUH

SCOTT UNRUH 1952 ~ 2024
It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, father-in-law, and much-loved Scott Erwin Unruh, on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at the young age of 71. Husband of Joanne (nee Faber), father to Tenille (Alex) Burdz and Terra (Clayton) Hoffman; grandfather of Aidan Perks; brother to Wenda (Don) McIntosh, Laurie (Donna) Unruh and Dave (Cathy) Valcour, and more to those who knew and loved him, he is already missed more than words can express.
Scott(y) lived every day to the fullest, starting at 4am and still taking work calls into the evening hours, even if it was from his couch in front of the biggest TV that would fit his living room, where he would shake his head at officiating, cheer on fast cars, exclaim over the cost of barley, or offer you some advice on how to properly smoke, slow roast or BBQ any kind of meat. When he wasn’t selling pivots or cheering for the Saskatchewan Roughriders (Lucky Lake will always be home), Scott could be found on the golf course, proudly displaying his newest golf cart, putter, range finder or Panama hat and telling you about what an amazing golfer his wife is (Joanne a nurse who “could have played in the LPGA”). Or maybe he was hunting with one of his many dogs (Reese, Montana, Shelby he still talked about each of them), fishing with his grandson (Aidan even though he might have been bored, he still cherished that time with his grandpa), or driving a group of us to the race track in Vegas in the Exxon Valdez (How many friends, family and colleagues can you fit in a Ford Excursion? Take that number and add 2!). We’re not sure if he could have done more with his amazing life but we know that he spent every second making the most of the time he had.
If you were in the agriculture industry in Saskatchewan, Alberta or Montana, whether you were a customer, colleague, or competitor (good luck with that, you would have needed it), you knew who Scott Unruh was. There was no one with as much pride in their work, passion for the industry or drive to get the job done, no matter where or when, than Reinke’s top salesman. There is not enough space to list the awards, accolades and milestones after over 30 years in the business, starting at Inland Irrigation and finishing with Delta Irrigation in Medicine Hat, still at his computer every morning, country music blaring, right up until a few weeks before his passing.
Here’s the deal… we could talk about Scotty for pages, fill a book with lists of his friends, family, accomplishments, favorite things, the vehicles he has owned, the trips he has taken, his love for his wife, his pride in his daughters and grandson, and his absolute, unwavering belief in himself and the fight he put up right until the end. There will never be another like him, and he will forever be missed by anyone that was lucky enough to have met him.
An interment will be held in Lucky Lake, Saskatchewan, where he will be placed with his parents, Erwin and Bertha Unruh and a celebration of life will be held in Choteau, Montana, later this summer. In lieu of flowers, Scott requested that donations be made to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre, c/o the Medicine Hat & District Health Foundation, 666 – 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6 or St. Joseph’s Home Carmel Hospice, 156 – 3rd Street NE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5M1.
If you have stories, pictures or condolences to share with the family, please send to rememberingscottunruh@gmail.com so that we can collect them.
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”


DELAINE LUX

DELAINE LUX 1930 ~ 2024 Mrs. Delaine Lux, beloved wife of the late Hubert George Lux, passed away in Medicine Hat on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at the age of 93 years. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Garry (Estelle) Lux and their children Ryan (Amanda), Andrew (Jen) and their children Mckenna, Ben and Seth, Kathryn (Derek) Robertson; Yvonne (Adrian) Kristoff and children Michael (Rachel) Jensen and Elliot, Joycelyn; Murray ( Elaine † ) Jason (Danielle) Logan, Jakeb and Colton, Sheri ( Mike † ) Alisa and Brayden; Joyce (Jack) Cameron, Jackie, Megan (Cole Dyrland) and Parker. Vigil Prayers for Delaine will be recited on Sunday, January 21, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. and the Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, January 22, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. Both services will be celebrated at Holy Family Cathedral, 110 – 104 Street West in Saskatoon. Those who cannot attend but wish to experience Delaine’s Funeral Mass on Monday may watch the live stream by using the following link at service time:
http://www.faithproductions.ca/livestream
(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”


RAYMOND RODERICK DILLMAN

RAYMOND RODERICK DILLMAN November 1st, 1938 January 17th, 2024 It is with heavy hearts that the family of Raymond “Ray” Roderick Dillman announce his passing on January 17, 2024, at the age of 85 years. Ray is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Jean Dillman.
At Ray’s request, there will not be a formal service. The family would like to thank the staff of 2 North at MHRH and the staff at Masterpiece Southland Meadows for the exceptional care Ray received.
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


JANET SIMPSON

JANET SIMPSON 1955 ~ 2024 Janet Simpson of Medicine Hat passed away suddenly on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at the age of 68 years. She was born to Jim and Pearl Rodermond in 1955, and raised in the farming community of Leslieville, AB. Janet attended David Thompson High School and began her office career after moving to Medicine Hat where she attended Garbutt Business College.  This is also where she married Charlie Simpson in 1981. Janet had three children: Katrina, James and Jessica. With a strong work ethic and sharp mind, she excelled at accounting and liked reading and puzzles. Janet spent the golden years of her life with her partner, Brian Bowery. They enjoyed their retirement together, traveling and living a peaceful life. Janet is predeceased by her parents and her brother, Michael. She is survived by her partner, children, brother Ernest (Judy) Rodermond and many friends and relatives. A Celebration of Janet’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Friday, January 26, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Murray Jaster officiating.  Interment will follow at the Redcliff Cemetery with a time of fellowship thereafter in the Cook Southland Reception Facility.  The Chapel Service will be live streamed.  Those who cannot attend but wish to experience Janet’s 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 the Cook Southland website at http://www.cooksouthland.com) Those wishing to remember Janet are encouraged to do so through donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Box 2414, Toronto, ON., M4P 1E4.  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”


JAMES CRAWFORD

JAMES CRAWFORD 1934 ~ 2024 Mr. John James ‘Jim’ Crawford, beloved husband of Maxine, passed away in Medicine Hat on Thursday, January 18, 2024, at the age of 89 years. Further announcements will follow upon completion of the arrangements. (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”


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


GLENN WRIGHT

GLENN WRIGHT 1959 – 2024 After a brief fight with cancer, Glenn Francis Wright passed away peacefully on January 16th, 2024, surrounded by family.
Born September 11, 1959, to Loreen and Orville Wright. Glenn, along with his three siblings: Patricia, Randy and James; lived in Medicine Hat, Calgary, and Port Colborne, Ontario.
After graduating from the University of Guelph, Glenn spent his career in the milling industry. Living and working in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. Finally coming to call Lethbridge, his home. Along the way he gathered many friends but, no matter where he lived, was always close to his family. He was a wonderful brother-in-law to Cathy and Kris. He was the “fun” uncle to Richelle, Sean, Meghan, Mason, Isabelle and Kalista, and he was also a great uncle to Owen, Isla and Daxx.
With a ready smile, and the ability to put anyone at ease, Glenn was always the life of the party. He treasured his friends and family. He was always willing to lend a hand. His interests spanned reading (especially science fiction) cooking, LEGO, all things horticulture, baking and wood-working. He loved to watch sports and spend time in the outdoors.
Glenn will be sorely missed by all who knew him. A Private celebration of life will take place. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in honour of Glenn to the Canadian Cancer Society. 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


DOROTHY PERRIN

DOROTHY PERRIN 1936 – 2024 Dorothy Mildred Perrin passed away Jan 15, 2024, after a brief illness. She joined her beloved Bruce Perrin who passed away in 2022.
Dorothy Mildred Schneider was born February 7, 1936, to Ethyl Gladys Stover and Fredrick George Schneider. She had four brothers, Winton, Milton, Vern, and Stuart who have all predeceased her. Dorothy was raised by her mother, and they had a remarkably close relationship. Dorothy and Bruce were both born and grew up in Medicine Hat and were high school sweethearts. Dorothy was a cheerleader, had many friends that she stayed connected with her entire life, and worked at the bank for most of her life. She loved to shop, loved clothes and to have matching jewellery, liked to decorate for every holiday and had a beautiful garden and flower beds. She golfed, played in bridge clubs, and loved to go out for lunch. She would work on jigsaw puzzles and loved her iPad and playing games on it as she aged. She will be missed by many.
Dorothy was the mother of three: Perry Perrin and wife Teresa (Spencer Krug, Zoe Sather and their families), Kelly Sackley and husband Peter (Tyler Sackley, Chelsey Jarvis, Kalyn Tanner, Alissa Engen, and their families), Corey Perrin and wife Michelle Titus (Joel Dyer, Tessa Wall and their families). She was a caring mother and wanted the best for her children. She was a terrific grandmother and great grandmother. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
We wish to thank the staff at Chinook over the years for the care, competence and compassion shown to both of our parents and the recent exemplary care at St. Joseph’s Carmel Hospice. A private family service will be held at a later date.
Cremation has been entrusted to the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM. 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


DALE HOLT

DALE HOLT 1969 ~ 2024 Dale Grant Holt passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2024 at the age of 54 years, beloved husband of Denise Holt of Medicine Hat. 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

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