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By Obituaries on January 31, 2024.


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.


JUSTIN GOODHAND

JUSTIN GOODHAND 1987 ~ 2024 Justin John ‘JJ’ Goodhand, son of John and Mabel, loving father to Johnathan and Bentley; brother to Kimberley, Cora Lee and Tracy, passed away suddenly in Sundre, Alberta on Thursday, January 25, 2024, at the age of 36 years. JJ was predeceased by his sister, Crystal. A private time of remembrance was held. Dignified cremation has taken place. (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”


ROVENA EILLEEN (WEISS) BEIERBACH

ROVENA EILLEEN (WEISS) BEIERBACH March 19, 1935 – January 27, 2024 Rovena Beierbach, beloved wife of the late Elmer Beierbach, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on January 27, 2024. Rovena was born in Medicine Hat to Herb & Olinda (Boschee) Weiss, the fourth child of six children. Mom grew up south of Irvine, except for a short time in Whitla. Mom & Dad got married on October 25, 1952. They ranched in the Graburn area. Two children arrived in 1953 & 1956. Mom had numerous hobbies, crocheting, needle point, cross stitch, and jigsaw puzzles.

Mom is survived by her children, Sandi (Ed Beach) & Doug (Rhonda) Beierbach; 3 granddaughters, Brandi (Jamie) Eubank, Jodie (Brad) Fisher, Krista (Cory) Vossler; 5 great grandchildren, Toby & Zoey Fisher, Payton & Hunter Vossler and Grey Eubank; sisters, Bernice Lehr, Marlene (Walter) Beierbach; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mom is predeceased by dad, Elmer; infant daughter, Kathy; parents, Herb & Olinda (Boschee) Weiss; parents-in-law, Gordon & Emma (Graf) Beierbach; sisters, Josephine (Victor) Opp, Shirley (Ken) Beierbach; brother, Lavern Weiss; brother-in-law, Len (Marlene Bishoff) Beierbach; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mom called Masterpiece Southland home for 3 years & 10 months. Her family would like to thank the nurses and caregivers for the wonderful care and compassion. It is deeply appreciated.

Mom’s wishes will be honoured. There will be no formal proceedings.

“As long as the sun shines, the wind blows, the rain falls, You will live on inside us forever For that is all our hearts know”
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


JOHN HOLTON

HOLTON, JOHN – Mr. John Holton, a 47 year member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union, Local 496, passed away January 1, 2024. The Officers, Members & Staff extend their deepest sympathy.


WENDIE SPITZER

WENDIE SPITZER 1945 ~ 2024 Wendie Spitzer, beloved wife of Larry Spitzer of Medicine Hat, and formerly of Calgary, passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2024, surrounded by her loving family and is now with her Lord and Savior. A Celebration of her Life was held yesterday at St. Peter Lutheran Church with Pastor Shane Hein officiating. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Wendie Spitzer. 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.


DELORES HELLMAN

DELORES HELLMAN 1942 ~ 2024
Delores Agnes Hellman (Biko), beloved wife for 64 years of Robert Hellman, 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 (Alyssa) 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 her brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Steve and Frances Biko; two miscarried siblings and one sibling who passed away shortly after birth.
Mom was born on October 2, 1942 at Prelate, Saskatchewan and grew up on the farm at Liebenthal, Saskatchewan. Growing up, she loved to work outside spending time helping her dad in the yard and the fields.
Her love of music won her a few talent shows in her younger days. Mom listened to live music every chance she got. She also played many instruments like the guitar, piano, organ, and the accordion.
Her faith was very important to her; she couldn’t say the rosary enough in a day, she loved “Mary” so much. Medugorje was a very special place in her heart.
One of her greatest joys in life were her grand kids and great grand kids, enjoying every activity she was invited to and was so proud of her family, never wanting to miss anything. Spoiling her grand kids was a pleasure. 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 one left empty handed. Mom loved babies and if there was a baby in the room, she held it.
She enjoyed baking, knitting, doing crafts, gardening and working in her flower beds, also taking great pride working on the farm and in the farm yard, keeping it in tip top shape at all times. Mom looked forward to meeting friends for coffee, especially at Burger King. Her many coffee friends were like the sisters she never had.
No challenge was too great for her, whether it was getting out the ladder to change light bulbs, cleaning windows, or chasing away woodpeckers, and she still enjoyed shovelling snow. Mom enjoyed time in the Cypress Hills every summer as it was filled with fun and family holidays over the years.
In December, she got influenza and it really took a tole on her. However, this past week she was out at the farm in Richmound cleaning and packing up for the farm sale, enjoying every minute out there, completing this task one day before she passed away. 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. 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


BEV SWAREN

BEV SWAREN 1941 ~ 2024
Beverly “Bev” Kenneth Swaren passed away on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at the age of 82 years, beloved husband of Betty Swaren of Medicine Hat. 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

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