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By Obituaries on February 21, 2024.


BARBARA PAYNE

BARBARA PAYNE 1958 ~ 2024
It is with heavy hearts that family of Barbara Jean Payne announce her peaceful passing in Medicine Hat on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at the age of 65 years. Further announcements will follow upon completion of the arrangements. (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”


MICHAEL STRONG

1984 ~ MICHAEL STRONG ~ 2024 With sadness in our hearts, we announce the passing of Michael Strong, ending his battle with cancer in Medicine Hat on February 6th, 2024, at the age of 39 years. He leaves to cherish his memory his soulmate and life partner, Stephanie (Greene); his beloved son, Xander; mother, Judy; grandmother, Adeline; brothers, Kyle Peterson and Dyllon (Kendra Almon) McEwan; sister, Shea (Jodie) Meeks; best friend, Russel Henderson; as well as his precious dog, Cobalt. His memory will never be forgotten by his friends, extended family, and in-laws. Although we are at a loss without him, we are grateful that he now rests easy. A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 29, 2024 at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB at 1:00 pm. Memorial gifts in Michael’s memory may be made to AJ’s Loan Cupboard, P.O. Box 45006, MacKenzie Drug Post Office, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 0B1. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Michael Strong. 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.


GUY JEAN PIERRE VALLENDER

GUY JEAN PIERRE VALLENDER 1946 2024 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Guy Jean Pierre Vallender on Tuesday, February 20th, 2024 at the age of 77 years with family and close friends by his side. Guy leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife of 50 years, Monique; daughter, Susanne (Mike) Holizki; and granddaughter, Celine. At Guy’s request, there will be no formal funeral service, but you are welcome to attend a “come and go” luncheon that will take place on Friday, February 23, 2024 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Redcliff Senior Centre, 629 1st Street SE, Redcliff, AB, in his honour. In lieu of flowers, donations in Guy’s memory can be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Guy Vallender. 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.


ADOLPH WAGNER

ADOLPH WAGNER 1936 – 2024 Adolph Wagner passed away on Friday, February 16, 2024, at the age of 87 years, beloved husband of Victoria Wagner of Medicine Hat. He also leaves to cherish his memory three children, JoAnne (Larry) Pommier of Lethbridge, Larry (Shirley) Wagner of Calgary and Jerome (Susan) Wagner of Saskatoon; four grandchildren, Terry Wagner (Fiancé Karen), Alyssa Wagner, Jessica Wagner and Kelsey Wagner; one great granddaughter Vi Wagner; two brothers, George Wagner and Ed (Wilma) Wagner all of Shaunavon and his brothers-in-law Leo Volk of Medicine Hat and Armand Bachelu of Regina; one sister Jean Wingenbach of Medicine Hat as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Leogadia and Bernard Wagner; brothers Ole, Peter and Raymond in infancy, brothers, Joe (Trudy) and Bert Wagner; sisters, Anna (Ben) Hittel, Katherina Volk, Rose (Leon) Ebelher and Betty Bachelu. Adolph’s family would like to thank Dr. Jonker, Dr. Zeeshan, the nurses and staff on 2N and 4W at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, Meadowlands and St. Joseph’s Home for their compassionate care. Family and friends will gather for prayers at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATION OF LIFE CENTRE on Thursday, February 22nd at 7:00 p.m. The prayer service will be live streamed. Please visit pattisonfuneralhome.com and select live streaming, then select the YouTube (arrow). The funeral mass will be celebrated in HOLY FAMILY PARISH (1451 Strachan Road SE) on Friday, February 23, 2024, at 11:30 a.m. with Fr. Iqbal Khurshid celebrant. The funeral mass will be live streamed. You are invited to watch on http://www.youtube.com/Medicine Hat Holy Family Church or follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG6zK-XzuXdDHj79rV6ut_Q. A private interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Those who wish to remember Adolph with a donation may direct to Carmel Hospice (St. Joseph’s Home) c/o 156 – 3 St. NE, Medicine Hat, T1A 5M1. 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


DORIS PARKS

DORIS PARKS 1932 – 2024 Doris Helen Parks passed away, at the age of 91 years, on Sunday February 18, 2024. She leaves behind a legacy of love, care, and devotion to her family and friends over the many years. Doris was predeceased by her husband James “Jim”, and her sister Lillian. She leaves behind her brother Elden. Doris was born on December 19, 1932, in Wetaskiwin, Alberta. Her family moved to Red Deer, where she met and married Jim. Together they had four children: Wanda, Bradley, Larry (spouse Mary), and Diane (spouse Colin Caddick). There are seven grandchildren: Candace, Jared, Jeffrey, Danusia, Brian, Joey and Mitchell; and three great-grandchildren: Rennie, Rowan, and Ellis. As the kids were growing up, Doris and Jim lead the family on many adventures, including: tenting/camping, fishing trips in northern Alberta, and hauling a trailer across Canada and into the United States several times. Doris was always up to a challenge and participated in many activities like: bowling, shuffleboard (at the local community hall), and golfing. She and Jim joined a “Gourmet Club” with some friends, and they would get together on a regular basis to make dinners featuring recipes from around the world ( and test out the local “drinks” as well) – it was a good time for all. Doris was also instrumental in establishing a women’s golf league for the retired police guild in Edmonton, which they originally called “The Golf Bags”. Doris and Jim were inseparable throughout the years, and after Jim retired from the City of Edmonton Police Department they went on many road trip holidays and cruises, traveling with family and friends to far reaching places. Doris spent these last few years in St. Albert and finally in Medicine Hat. To honour her wishes, we will not be having a service, but a small family private get-together to place her ashes with Jim, at his memorial site in Red Deer. 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


KASPER ALBAN FITTERER

KASPER FITTERER
Kasper Alban Fitterer passed away peacefully at the age of 87 with his family at his side. Kasper was born in Prelate, Saskatchewan, the oldest of three boys. His mom passed away when Kasper was just eight years old. This is how Kasper came to live with, and was raised by, his maternal grandparents (Karl and Marian Duchscherer). They moved from the farm, into Prelate and finally to Medicine Hat, building a house on Riverside. Kasper attended St. Teresa’s Academy, graduating as the last class out of the academy. Kasper’s memories of this time were full of family and adventures. These memories would give Kasper peace during his final days. Kasper met the love of his life, Irene (Brown), and they were married on July 3,1965. They were together 58 years. Kindersley, Saskatchewan was their home where Kasper worked for Keller & Cameron (John Deere Dealership) as the Controller, Equipment Deliverer, and all-around company ambassador. In the late 80’s, Kasper and Irene left Kindersley and relocated to Stony Plain where they managed a large apartment complex until retiring in 2003 and relocating to Redcliff, Alberta. Redcliff became Kasper and Irene’s new home where they quickly became part of the community. This meant cards, dancing, fishing, Redcliff seniors trips, going to garage sales, and of course family. All of these things kept the hood of Kasper’s car always warm to the touch.
He is survived by two sons and three daughters: Darrell (Pam) of Burstall, Saskatchewan; Brian of Red Deer, Myrna Smart (Ryan Scoular) of Neilburg, Saskatchewan, Rena (Brian) Robinson of Medicine Hat, Alberta and Nola (Rick) Pirart of Bentley Alberta. Both Kasper and Irene came from very large families and created a fairly large family of their own. Kasper knew who you were, who your parents were, and whom you lived beside. He carried you in his heart and to Kasper you were all family. Special thanks to the staff at Meadow Ridge for the care Kasper received over the past two years.
Those who wish to pay their respects may do so on Friday, February 23rd from 6:00 – 7:00 with the prayer service beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATION OF LIFE CENTRE. The prayer service will be live streamed, please visit pattisonfuneralhome.com and select live streaming, then select the YouTube (arrow). You may also pay your respects at the church one hour prior to the funeral mass which will be celebrated in HOLY FAMILY PARISH (1451 Strachan Rd SE) on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. with Fr. Iqbal Khurshid celebrant. You are invited to watch the funeral mass via livestream by following the link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG6zK-XzuXdDHj79rV6ut_Q or visiting http://www.youtube.com/Medicine Hat Holy Family Church. Interment will take place at Blumenfeld Cemetery later in the day Saturday. Those who wish to remember Kasper with a donation, may do so to A.J.’s Loan Cupboard (Alan Joys Memorial Fund Society) Box 45006, McKenzie Postal Outlet, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 7H3 or to the Blumenfeld Heritage and District Site c/o PO Box 104, Leader, Saskatchewan S0N 1H0. 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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