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By Obituaries on February 7, 2024.


ELLIE WENZEL

ELLIE WENZEL 1943 ~ 2024 It is with heavy hearts that family announce the passing of Alice Jeanette ‘Ellie’ Wenzel (nee Aasman). She passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Wednesday January 31, 2024, at the age of 80 years. Ellie is survived by her children, Ben (Laura) and Rachelle; daughter-in-law, Deb; grandchildren, Lee, Camara, Matt, Tyler, Alycia and Shanda as well as eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Reuben as well as her son, Don. Ellie was born in Holland on September 29, 1943, and immigrated to Canada with her brothers and sisters in 1950. A Celebration of Ellie’s life will be held at the Living Hope Church, 300 Primrose Drive S.E., Medicine Hat on Friday, February 9, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. with Chaplain George Koopmans officiating. The service will be live streamed and may be viewed at medicinehatcrc.org Interment will take place prior to the church celebration. Those who wish to attend the interment should gather at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel on Friday between 11:00 a.m. and 11:10 a.m. to join the procession to Hillside Cemetery. The family would like to send a very special thank you to Dr. Datta, Dr. Ghazal and Dr. Claassen as well as a huge thank you to Sheila, Brenda and staff on 4W for your compassion and care. (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”


GRACE LEWANDOSKI

GRACE LEWANDOSKI 1931 – 2024
Grace Lillian Lewandoski (nee Gill) passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at the age of 92 years. Grace was born and raised on the family homestead south of Irvine with her five sisters. She was educated at Irvine school before attending Alexandra High School in Medicine Hat. After high school, Grace worked in Winnipeg for Royal Bank prior to being transferred to Brooks, Alberta where she met her future husband George Lewandoski. Grace and George were married on April 12, 1958 and lived in Medicine Hat where their son Greg was born September 1, 1959. In November 1959, the family moved to their farm in Jenner, Alberta. On October 1, 1960, their second son Brent was born. Their third son Jeff was born on January 24, 1972.

In 1981, George, Grace and Jeff moved to a farm near Abbotsford, BC to be closer to her twin sister Gladys until returning to Jenner in 1986. In the early 1990’s, George and Grace bought a house and retired to Medicine Hat. After George’s passing in 1996, Grace moved into a new condo in Meadowlands where she resided for 22 years. During that time her cherished grandson Jarret was born in 2002. Grace treasured every moment she could spend with Jarret reading books and telling stories. In 2019, she moved across the street into Meadowlands Retirement Residence. She joined her sister Ruby so they could look after each other and be dining partners. Her final residence was Masterpiece Southland Meadows.

Grace leaves to cherish her memory her son Jeff (Bobbi), one grandson Jarret and numerous nieces and nephews. Grace was predeceased by her husband George, sons Greg and Brent, sisters Francis Gill, Getrude (Leonard) Straub, Ruby (Ted) Andjelic, Gladys (John) Andjelic and Harriet Gill. She was predeceased by her parents Reinhold and Eva Gill and her father and mother-in-law Jan and Valria Lewandowski, brother-in-law Edward Lewandoski, sister-in-law Mary (Christian) Helm, sister-in-law Wanda (Mike) Smolanski and numerous nieces and nephews.
Grace was an avid reader, liked to crochet, enjoyed gardening, camping and loved the farming life. Grace was at every branding at the OL Ranch until she could no longer attend. Her boys enjoyed their mom’s cooking but her baking was the specialty of the house. She was active in the CWL for many years.
The family would like to thank Dr. Jeffrey Bradvoldt for the many years of dedicated care he provided Grace, and to the staffs at Meadowlands and Masterpiece Southland Meadows.
Family and friends who wish to pay their respects, may do so one hour prior to the mass. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church (238 2nd Ave N.E.) on Friday, February 9, 2024 at 1:30 p.m. with Fr. Iqbal Khurshid celebrant. The service will be live streamed. Please visit the Pattison Funeral Home Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/pattisonfuneralhome. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. 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


GEORGE EDWARD (ED) ROBINSON

GEORGE EDWARD (ED) ROBINSON
George Edward (Ed) Robinson passed away peacefully at the age of 90 years with his family by his side. He was born in Cartwright Manitoba, the youngest of four children and the last of his generation.
On June 27, 1959, George married the love of his life, Edith Mary Hancock. They were married for 44 years until she passed away on December 6, 2003.
Medicine Hat became home for George in 1947. He attended Riverside School and Alexandra High School, was a News carrier and a Cadet with the 15th Medicine Hat Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron. In 1951, he joined the RCAF serving twenty years as an Aero-Engine Technician. His career took him to Whitehorse (YT), Goose Bay (NL), #4 Fighter Wing Germany, Rabat Morocco, Saskatoon (SK), Penhold (AB) and Moose Jaw (SK). Following retirement from the Armed Forces in 1971, his family settled in Medicine Hat where he worked for Goodyear Canada Inc. as a Power Engineer, retiring in 1994.
George’s attention to detail and routine was his way of life. He enjoyed his vehicles, making sure each was maintained under the hood, inside and out. With that same care, he stayed on top of the home maintenance and gardening for as long as he could before moving into the Wellington in 2014. He was a quiet, private, independent and reflective soul, and will remain forever in our hearts.
He is survived by his daughter, son and six grandchildren: Janet (Mirko) Zatka of Calgary – Jillian (Patrick) and Martin (Amelia); Brian (Rena) of Medicine Hat – Janessa (Jared) Anderson, Blake, Lauren and Kara; also, Edith’s siblings Bertha Hancock, Audrey (Morris) Kennedy, Mildred Kennedy, Blair Hancock, and sister-in-law Marianne Hancock, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Heartfelt thanks are extended to the staff at the Wellington who cared for Dad with kindness and compassion over the last decade, and especially the last few months as his health declined.
A Memorial Service will be celebrated on Friday, February 9, 2024, at 2:00 pm at PATTISON FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATION OF LIFE CENTRE with Rev. David Pollard officiating, followed by a private interment at Hillside Cemetery. 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


DENIS REILING

DENIS REILING 1946 ~ 2024
Denis Kenneth Reiling of Medicine Hat passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2024 at the age of 78 years, beloved husband of the late Marlene Reiling. He leaves to cherish his memory two sons, Mark Reiling and Michael Reiling both of Medicine Hat; one brother, Marvin Reiling of St.Albert; a close family friend, Eric Chow; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and good friends. He was predeceased by his wife, Marlene Reiling; and parents, Jacob and Lydia Reiling. Denis was born on February 1, 1946 and passed away on his 78th birthday in hospital with family and friends by his bedside. Over the years, Denis was employed with Medicine Hat Greenhouses and Redcliff Greenhouses. Denis had a beautiful yard full of flowers, trees, and shrubs, but his favorite were his roses. He enjoyed Tim Horton’s and watching sports. Those who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATION OF LIFE CENTRE on Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATION OF LIFE CENTRE on Thursday, February 8, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. 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). Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery . Those who wish to remember Denis with a donation, may do so to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. 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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