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WALTER FILGAS

WALTER FILGAS 1932 ~ 2024 Walter Filgas went to be with his Lord, in the presence of his daughters, on January 26, 2024. Walter was born north of Purple Springs, Alberta to Michael and Ada Filgas on September 21, 1932. He will be lovingly remembered by his children, Gregory (Kenna) Filgas, Dale Filgas, Beverly Filgas, Bradley (Anne Page) Filgas, Lorne-Michael Filgas, and Cheryl (Lyle) Rebmann; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brother, Tom (Rose) Filgas; sister, Elaine Noble; sister-in-law, Yvonne Filgas; and numerous nieces and nephews. Walter was predeceased by his loving wife, Doreen; daughter-in-law, Gloria; granddaughter, Kimberley Nicole Rebmann; brothers, Ken, Stanley, David, Russel, and Carl; sisters, Stella, Elizabeth, Marlene Dow, and Kathleen Lockwood; as well as his parents, Michael and Ada. Walter was a proud engineer with the CPR/ Via Rail service retiring in 1990 after 37 years of service. Walter was a pillar of strength up until the day he passed. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. A private celebration of Walter’s life will be held at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel. An interment will be held at Hillside Cemetery in the Spring. In lieu of flowers, donations in Walter’s memory may be made to Carmel Hospice at St. Joseph’s Home, 156 3rd Street NE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5M1. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Walter Filgas. 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.


LENARD STROH

LENARD STROH 1937 ~ 2024 The family of Lenard Stroh, formerly of Elkwater, are saddened to announce his sudden passing on January 28, 2024. At Lenard’s request, there will be no funeral service. He will be lovingly remembered and missed by his family. A special thank you to the nurses and staff at the Wellington and Emergency in the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital for their excellent care of Lenard. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Lenard Stroh. 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.


RICHARD TRAXEL

1946 ~ RICHARD TRAXEL ~ 2024
Richard Leslie Traxel passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on January 25th, 2024 in Medicine Hat, Alberta after a long battle with cancer and IPF. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.
Richard was born in Cardston, Alberta on January 12, 1946, the son of John Traxel and Irene Cahoon Traxel. He is survived by his loving wife, Jacqueline “Jackie” Kirk; daughter, Jenna (Jesh Gibson) Traxel; son, Stuart Kirk; brother, Allen (Barb) Traxel; sister, Carolyn Traxel Laurin; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his first wife, Kathleen “Kathy” Isoardi Traxel, originally from Roanoke, Illinois.
Richard was an avid fisherman with a passion for camping, boating and travelling. In his childhood, Richard lived in Schuler, Leavitt, Welling, and Cardston, Alberta. Growing up, he spent time with his father fishing, playing pranks on his friends, and playing baseball and basketball. His passion for fishing and sports continued throughout his life. He loved fishing throughout Southern Alberta, Manitoba, BC, the Caribbean, and Mexico. He enjoyed watching sports with friends, participating in football pools and playing QB1.
In 1965, Richard joined the Canadian Armed Forces, serving as a medic until 1967. Richard earned a BSc in Zoology in 1973 and an MSc in Biological Sciences in 1977, both from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, where he met his first wife. Upon graduation, Richard and Kathy taught in small towns throughout Alberta, eventually settling in Medicine Hat where they taught biology and chemistry at Medicine Hat and Crescent Heights High Schools. They were married in 1985 and Jenna was born shortly afterwards.
Throughout Jenna’s childhood, the family camped around Alberta, BC, and throughout the US. Almost every year, they took a road trip to spend time with Kathy’s family in Central Illinois. Richard and the Isoardi clan loved each other as family and the bond between them remained constant throughout his life. Jenna and her father had a very close bond, they kept in contact almost every day and not only were they family, but they were also best friends.
After retirement, Richard enjoyed travelling, golfing, camping, music, photography and of course, fishing. He met Jackie in 2002. Sharing a love of golf and travel, they took memorable trips throughout Europe, the Caribbean, Central America, South Africa, and Mexico. They were married in 2011.
As the son he never had, Richard embraced his role as father to Jackie’s son, Stuart, and loved teaching him the art of flyfishing. They shared a love of camping, playing games and cheering on their beloved Blue Jays.
Richard will be remembered by his friends and family as a devoted father and husband, for his sense of humour, his love of adventure and his kind nature. Jackie will always cherish the time they had together, not just the many trips and wonderful adventures but the day-to-day companionship and love they shared. Playing cards, cooking together, watching the birds (Richard knew the names of each!); there was never a dull moment when they were together.
A private interment will be held in the spring for family. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to donate in his memory can do so to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre, Alberta Cancer Foundation, 710, 10123-99 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3H1, 1-866-412-4222, albertacancer.ca/in-memory
or Carmel Hospice at St. Joseph’s Home, 156 3rd Street NE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5M1. Richard’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff of both clinics for the excellent care he received over the past few years and in his final days. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Richard Traxel. 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.


BEV SWAREN

BEV SWAREN 1941 ~ 2024
Beverly “Bev” Kenneth Swaren passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at the age of 82 years, beloved husband of Betty Swaren of Medicine Hat. He also leaves to cherish his memory two children, Darren (Velvet) Swaren and their sons, Mitchel, Sean (Alex) and Logan (Danielle); Kerry (Bonnie) Swaren and their sons Derian and Brandt. He was predeceased by one son Tyler and is survived by daughter-in-law Tarra and their children Rhett and Gabriel. He is also survived by one sister Marlene (Keith) Westwood and Garry (Pauline) Swaren. Besides his son Tyler, Bev was predeceased by his parents George and Annie Swaren; brothers, Arnold and Stuart and his sister Doris Rostaing. Bev was born on March 21, 1941, in Camrose, Alberta. He began his working career with the Alberta Government “Public Works” at the age of 16 and retired from Government employmnet at age 65. His hobbies included boxing, gardening, cats and playing cards. Over the years he received the “Golden Gloves” award in boxing several times. Bev served as Past President of Medicine Hat Minor Hockey and Past President with the Raymond Lions Club. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. in the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATION OF LIFE with Life Celebrant David Townsend officiating. The service will be live streamed. Those who wish to attend virtually, please visit pattisonfuneralhome.com and select live streaming, then select the YouTube (arrow). 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


DELORES HELLMAN

DELORES HELLMAN 1942 ~ 2024
Delores Biko Hellman, beloved wife of Robert Hellman of Medicine Hat passed away peacefully on Friday, January 26, 2024 at the age of 81 years. She leaves to cherish her memory five children, Jerome (Tammy) Hellman, Roberta (Brad) Stober, Arlene (Brad) Miller, Claudette (Darren) Hoffart, and Jason Hellman; grandchildren, Kiri (Danny) Lister, Kristin (Dylan) Armstrong, Kevin (Laura) Brittner, Jerret (Allysa) Brittner, Jolene (Shaun) Dunbar, JaraLee (Justin) Schafer, Josh (Mikayla) Miller, Trinity, Magdalene, and Niko Hellman; great grandchildren, Jase and Braxton Lister, Chloe and Jax Armstrong, Nora and Brynn Brittner, Hailee and Brooklyn Schafer, Ava and Max Dunbar, Bridget Miller, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families. She was predeceased by her parents Steve and Frances Biko, two miscarried siblings, and one sibling who passed shortly after birth. Mom grew up in Liebenthal, Saskatchewan. Growing up, she loved to spend time helping her dad in the yard and the fields. She especially loved to work outside. She loved music and won a few talent shows in her younger days. Mom listened to live music every chance she got. She played many instruments like the guitar, piano, organ, and the accordion. Mom loved “Mary” so much. She couldn’t say the rosary enough in a day. Medugorje was a very special place in her heart. One of mom’s greatest joys in life were her grand kids and great grand kids. She enjoyed every activity she was invited to. She was so proud of her family and never wanted too miss anything. She loved to spoil her grand kids. Every Halloween, she would have the kids pillowcases full of candy before they went out trick or treating. Every holiday was the same as well, no oneleft empty handed. Mom loved babies. If there was a baby, she held it. She enjoyed baking, knitting, doing crafts, and loved gardening and working in her flower beds. She loved working on the farm and took great pride in the farm yard, keeping it in tip top shape at all times. Mom enjoyed meeting friends for coffee, especially at Burger King on the weekends. Nothing was to much for mom. She still whipped out ladders to change light bulbs, clean windows, or chase away woodpeckers, and still enjoyed shovelling snow. Mom enjoyed time in the Cypress Hills every summer enjoying fun family filled holidays over the years. Mom’s life was turned upside down when dad was injured and moved to Meadowlands. In December she got influenza and it really took a tole. However, this past week she was out at the farm in Richmound cleaning and packing up for the farm sale. She enjoyed every minute out there, and completed the task one day before she passed. Farm life was where her treasured memories were made. The funeral mass will be celebrated in the HOLY FAMILY PARISH (1451 Strachan Road SE) on Thursday, February 1, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Iqbal Khurshid celebrant. Family and friends will gather at 10:45 a.m. for rosary and eulogy prior to the service. Those who wish to attend the funeral mass virtually, please do so at http://www.youtube.com/Medicine Hat Holy Family Church or follow this link: http://www,youtube.com/channel/UCG6zK-XzuXdDHj79rV6ut_Q. Interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. n Those who wish to remember Delores with a donation, may do so to the Canadian Diabetes Association. 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


ADELINE MOGCK

ADELINE MOGCK 1935~ 2024
Adeline Mogck of Medicine Hat passed away on Saturday, Januray 27, 2024 at the age of 88 years, beloved wife of the late Charles Mogck. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Roxanne Plante (Cory Winder); two grandchildren, Kenedi (Charles) Liebrecht and Landon Plante (Jayde Kubinchuk); her brother-in-law Norm Derheim and sister-in-law Alma Becker; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Besides her loving husband Charles, Adeline was predeceased by her parents Robert and Lindina Becker; four brothers, Lloyd (Anne), Earl (Alice), Harvey (Alice), and Raymond Becker; two sisters, Ruth (Josh) Ford and Jean Derheim. Adeline was born on November 26, 1935 and raised in Schuler, Alberta. As a young adult she moved to Medicine Hat to work at the Glass Factory. She met Charles and they were married on June 19, 1959. Adeline was a stay at home mom, and raised their daughter Roxanne. She enjoyed camping, playing cards, cross stitch, and crocheting, but especially loved to spoil her grandchildren. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATION OF LIFE CENTRE on Wednesday, January 31, 2024 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. In keeping with Adeline’s wishes, no funeral service will be held. 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


JEANNIE WENAAS

JEANNIE WENAAS 1938 ~ 2024 It is with a broken heart that Ken announces the passing of his loving wife, Jeanette Rose Wenaas. She passed away at her home in Medicine Hat on Friday, January 26, 2024, at the age of 85 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced upon completion. (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”

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