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By Obituaries on February 29, 2024.


HARRY ZELLER

HARRY ZELLER August 9, 1935 ~ February 23, 2024
It is with heavy hearts we say goodbye to Harry Zeller, beloved husband of the late Eleanor Zeller, who passed away at the Sunnyside Nursing Home in Medicine Hat on Friday, February 23, 2024, at the age of 88 years.
His memory will be forever treasured in our hearts and sadly missed by us, his two children, Brenda (Leroy) Friesen and Barry. Sadly he was predeceased by his eldest son, Leslie, just recently on August 1, 2023.
He is also survived by five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, Adrienne Brum (Trevor) Kaylan and Jerika, Nicole Simon (Justin) Reed and Everly, Travis Patterson, Marnie Zeller (Spencer) and Taylor Zeller (Justin); daughter-in-law, Melody Zeller; two sisters, Darlene Reeder and Violet Tarnasky; sisters- in-law, Mildred Meier, May Jesse and Donna Adams; brother-in-law, Bob Jesse (Millie) as well as many nieces and nephews.
Along with his eldest son, Leslie, Dad was predeceased by his parents, John and Mary Zeller; Eleanor’s parents, Gust and Ida Jesse; brother, Richard; son-in-law, Garry Patterson; grandson, Cory Simon; grandsons, Jason, Justin and Logan all in infancy as well as his brothers-in-law, Marven Jesse, Fred Meier, Sid Tarnasky and Mike Reeder.
Dad was raised in Redcliff and later moved to Medicine Hat. He married the love of his life, Eleanor Jesse in 1957 and their union was blessed with three children, Brenda, Leslie and Barry.
Dad always worked in the automotive parts business; first in various jobs, then working his way up to the manager of Motor Car Supply in Calgary. Two years later it became Acklands and Dad and Mom made the decision to move back to Medicine Hat and go into business for themselves. Dad found a perfect partner in Larry Moore (Edna), hence the name Zelmor Automotive came to be by merging the two surnames which Mom came up with. The business thrived with lots of hard work from 1967 to 2012.
Dad was a sports minded man his whole life. Between golf, curling and baseball, then seniors slow pitch which brought many happy times. He also enjoyed spending time with the family on annual camping trips and on several lovely family vacations, including Disneyland, Disneyworld plus Hawaii!
He and Mom travelled extensively with business related conventions and conferences. They enjoyed their motor homes and loved to camp while Dad was at many slo-pitch and golf tournaments.
Dad was a Dodger and Blue Jays fan, travelling twice with his grandson, Travis and nephew, Craig Stock to watch the Jays in Toronto in 2006 and then in Minneapolis in 2016 when he was 80.
After Mom passed, Dad was extremely grief stricken and alone for the first time in his life and then COVID hit; which was so hard on him. His health started to decline because of the loneliness and isolation and he is now back with the love of his life, Eleanor and his eldest son, Les.
A Celebration of Dad’s life will be held at Holy Family Parish, 1451 Strachan Road SE, Medicine Hat on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Murray Jaster officiating. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at http://www.cooksouthland.com). Memorial donations in Dad’s name may be made to the Community Foundation of Southeastern Alberta, 104, 430 – 6 Avenue S.E., Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 2S8. 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”


MARTIN JOHN FARR

MARTIN JOHN FARR March 2, 1941 February 9, 2024 Martin Farr passed away on February 9, 2024, at the age of 82 years. Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Leslie Kinghorn (Alan Kinghorn); granddaughter, Catherine (Mia) Kinghorn; son, Brett Farr (Valerie Carlson); his sister, Sandra Long; as well as his many nieces and nephews.
Martin was predeceased by his parents, Harold and Constance Farr; and his brothers, Garvin and Dudley Farr.
Martin was born on March 2, 1941, in England. He grew up in England until his family emigrated to Ontario, Canada when he was 16. Martin was drafted into the American Army during the Vietnam War. He was based in California where he met his future wife, Carol. Martin was a butcher by trade and in his latter working years, changed his career to driving taxi in Edmonton for 35 years.
He enjoyed playing racquetball and riding his bicycle in the river trails of Edmonton and during his last couple years in Medicine Hat.
No formal service will be held. Donations in Martin’s name may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
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


VERONICA GETZ

1926 ~ VERONICA GETZ ~ 2024 Veronica Getz of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Peter Getz, passed away on Monday, February 26th, 2024 at the age of 97 years. Veronica leaves to cherish her memory her sons, Ronald (Sharon) Getz and Allen Getz; daughters, Debra Schafer (Jerry) and Colette (Brad) Kopec; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Veronica was predeceased by her husband, Peter; parents, Michael and Elizabeth Ressler; four brothers; and six sisters. Veronica loved baking, cooking, and playing cards (until 2:00 am). She made the BEST chokecherry jam, cream chicken dumplings, and chicken noodle soup. Veronica’s family would like to thank the staff at Riverview Care Centre for their amazing compassion. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Parish, 141 Strachan Rd. SE, Medicine Hat, on Friday, March 1, 2024 at 1:00 pm. Memorial gifts in Veronica’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society, 101-1201 Kingsway Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 2Y2. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Veronica Getz. 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.

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