April 25th, 2024

March 20, 2024

By Obituaries on March 20, 2024.


PATRICIA COLEMAN 1932 ~ 2024 ‘The Little English Lady’ Patricia (Pat) Coleman, beloved wife of the late William Coleman, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2024, at the age of 91 years. She is survived by her son, David; daughter, Jenine (Mark) Scheuerman both of Medicine Hat; grandsons, Cole (Michelle) Scheuerman of Melbourne, Australia and Scott (Jenny) Scheuerman of Nantong, China; 4 great-grandchildren, Shannon, Julian, Alexandria and Nora as well as a sister and brother in the UK. She was predeceased by her husband, William (Bill). Mom was born in Sussex, England. She immigrated to Canada in 1958 with a toddler and infant in tow, to be with Dad who immigrated a few months before. Mom loved working in her garden and swimming at the Hill pool everyday during the summer. Mom and Dad lived in their house for 60+ years before moving to the Wellington. For the past 3 years, Mom has resided at AgeCare Valleyview. She always referred to herself as the “little English lady'” and will be remembered as such. “Death is just one step in your soul’s journey through the universe.” A private graveside service will take place at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial donations in Pat’s name may be made to the charity of one’s choice. (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
“Locally owned & directed”


DELILAH BECHTHOLD January 8, 1958 March 11, 2024 It is with profound sadness, the family of Delilah Bechthold announce her passing on March 11, 2024, at the age of 66 years. She is survived by her husband, Gene; sons, Gene Jr (Shellie), Brent (Shannon), and Marlon (Courteney); grandchildren, Finley, Dashel and Rio; parents, John and Ruth; brothers, Lorenzo (Shelly) and Avery (Jenine); and sister, Crystal (Ed).
Delilah was born on January 8, 1958, to John and Ruth Koback in Esterhazy, SK. She was raised in Williams Lake, BC and graduated high school in Lacombe, AB. She married Gene Bechthold on May 1, 1977, and they moved to Williams Lake, BC. Delilah loved to cook and bake for her family. Her grandkids and family meant the world to her.
A private graveside service will be held on Monday, March 18, 2024, in Beiseker, AB.
Donations in Delilah’s memory can be made to the ADRA by visiting http://www.adra.ca.
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


LEN HARTY 1937-2024 It is with heavy hearts that the family of Leonard Andrew Harty, who was the beloved husband of the late Marjorie Harty announce his passing on Thursday, February 22, 2024, at the age of 87 years. To cherish his memory are his children: Linda (Roland) Finke (their children: Craig (Amanda) Finke, Melissa (Lee) Waechter, Jesse (Yuna) Finke); Randy (Ree) Harty their children (their children: Natasha Harty (Mike McDonald), Megan Harty-Chase, Colton (Tannis) Harty, Skylar and Saxton Lajimodiere); Darcy Harty (Doreen Gunderson) (their children Kayla (Evan) Janz and Kyle Harty); Terri (Stan) Maier (their children Tyler (Katie) Maier and Amanda (Shawn) Fisher); his special partner Dorothy May and his best friends Shirley and Martin Voeller; seventeen great grandchildren, his brothers, Lloyd (Martha) Harty and Greg (Diane) Harty; his sister Ruby (Mel) Stenhouse and their families as well as brothers and sisters-in-law, many nieces, nephews and family on the Young side. Len was predeceased by Marjorie his loving wife of 58 years; his parents Andrew and Barbara Harty, sister’s Alice Flaig and Pearl Matz, brother Ken Harty, mother and father-in-law Irene and Frank Young.
Dad was born on January 15, 1937, the oldest of six siblings who were always grateful for everything he did for them.
His first job was at the Assiniboia Hotel as a bellhop and was considered family by the owners, the Cantalini’s. Len started a new career with the City of Medicine Hat Police Department in 1959. Over the years, dad earned the respect of many officers and the citizens of Medicine Hat as he was known to give many a break.
Len was not one to sit around as he had side jobs that kept him very busy including Len’s Water Hauling, playing banjo with the Harty Band. He also served on many boards including the Park Meadows Condo Board for many years.
Some of his many hobbies included purchasing and trading off vehicles, curling, golfing, and baseball.
Dad and mom spent many years traveling to Arizona and California in their motor home. Dad loved riding his Harley and Honda Goldwing, which was quite a passion for him. For many years he led the parade with his Police motorcycle.
Hockey was a sport Len also loved! He really enjoyed watching his grandsons and great-granddaughter/son participate. Going to Tiger games, dances and playing cards with family and friends were also a joy!
When mom became ill, dad became her faithful caregiver, which allowed mom to stay in their condo. Dad was grief stricken when mom passed away but found a best friend and partner with Dorothy for nine years. She supported him till his last days.
Diabetes took a toll on our dad, but he managed the best he could. Len was quite proud that he never had to spend time in the hospital in his life until he had a brain bleed and was kept in the hospital for eleven weeks.
Len was diagnosed with vascular dementia with Alzheimer’s. Once he was healthy enough, he was placed in Good Samaritans for a year until his passing. Dad became the favorite of the caregivers.
Dad, we thank you for your 30 years of service serving your community. You are truly our hero!!!
The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATION OF LIFE CENTRE on Friday, March 22, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. 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) or visit Len’s obituary page and select the video link. To leave a message of condolence you may visit http://www.pattisonfuneralhome.com.
540 South Railway St. SE,
Medicine Hat T1A 4C2


MARLENE KNODEL 1938 ~ 2024 It is with heavy hearts that the family of Marlene Knodel, beloved wife of Marvin Knodel, announces her passing at St. Joseph’s Home Carmel Hospice in Medicine Hat on Tuesday, March 19, 2024, at the age of 85 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed. (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
“Locally owned & directed”

Share this story:

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments