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By Obituaries on March 27, 2024.


CECIL WAYNE BISCHKE

CECIL WAYNE BISCHKE October 5th, 1948 March 20th, 2024 Cecil Bischke passed away on March 20th, 2024, at the age of 75 years. He leaves to cherish his memory, son, Mike (Jennifer) Bischke; daughter, Christine (Frank) Stewart; partner, Anh Thai; grandchildren, Alexander, Kynan, and Austin; great grandchildren, Mya, Grace and Harmony; brother, Donald (Delores) Bischke; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Cecil was predeceased by his parents, Edwin and Emma Bischke; and brother, Eugene Bischke.
Cecil was born and raised in Medicine Hat where he worked for Municipal Works department at the City of Medicine Hat until retirement. Fishing, camping and slow pitch were activities enjoyed with family/friends. He amateur boxed in his younger years. He loved his brand new 1996 Chevrolet Silverado. Cecil loved country music. Almost every Sunday began with one of his fabulous home cooked meals that would then proceed on with rum drinks, dancing and singing. In between, we reminisced and shared great stories old and new that will never be forgotten. We shared momentous times with our father, they will linger in our hearts always. We love you very much you are at ultimate peace now, Dad.
No formal service will be held. Donations in Cecil’s memory 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


NESTER POLOWAY

1930 ~ NESTER POLOWAY ~ 2024
Nester Poloway of Medicine Hat passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Friday, March 22nd, 2024 at the age of 93 years. Nester leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 51 years, Ruth, sister, Hilaria, sisters-in-law, Marie, Jess (Abe), Olga, and Mary; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Nicholas and Mary Poloway; brothers, George (Evelyn), Julien, and Peter; sister, Gloria; and brother-in-law, Peter. Nester grew up, the oldest of six children, in Oakburn, Manitoba. He graduated from Normal School and taught for 17 years. In 1969, he left his teaching career and followed his passion for studying geology and metallurgy at Keewatin College. He met Ruth Dyck during this time and they were married on July 31, 1972. They moved to Wabowden, Manitoba where Nester worked at the Manibridge mine deposit for Falconbridge Mine. When the mine closed, he went on to study power engineering in Medicine Hat. They then moved to Fort McMurray in 1979 to work for the Regional Hospital. In retirement, in 1993, they moved to Medicine Hat. Nester and Ruth went on many road trips over the years sharing a hobby for rock hounding. They enjoyed nature and fishing together. Once Nester moved to Medicine Hat, he began his passion for gardening. He was a member of Hillcrest Church and enjoyed leading Bible Studies as well. He loved his Lord and Saviour and had full confidence that at the end of his life he would be in His presence. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB, on Tuesday, March 26th, 2024 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL on Wednesday, March 27th, 2024 at 1:00 pm with Pastor Jamie McDonald officiating. Interment will follow at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Nester’s memory may be made to Whispering Pines. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Nester Poloway. 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.


JEAN AGAR

JEAN AGAR May 12, 1935 ~ March 23, 2024
With profound sorrow, Roland Agar and his family announce the peaceful passing of Jean Audrey Devina Agar (nee Pettyjohn), his beloved wife of nearly 70 years. Jean departed this world surrounded by loved ones at River Ridge Seniors Village in Medicine Hat, AB, on March 23, 2024, at the age of 88.
Jean was predeceased by her parents, Ernest and Marjorie Pettyjohn; sisters, Shirley Bakken and Wilma Thomas; son, Glenn Agar; grandson, Kade Anderson, and son-in-law, Dean Sanderson.
Left to cherish her memory are her children: Marjorie (Ted) Gilchrist, Linda (Harold) Anderson, Sharon (Dave) Milburn, and Karen Sanderson. She will also be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren and their families: Ryan (Stacey) Gilchrist and their children Carter, Hudson, and Lennon; Michelle Matthews and her children, Thomas (Katie) Brazil (with children, Rylan and Eden), Melody Brazil (with son, Axel), Graham Matthews, Walker Matthews, and Mavrik Matthews; Bobbi-Jo (Gary) Anderson-Hill; Luree (Mark) Weisbeck and their children, Augustus and Casey; Shakia-Lee Milburn; Dayna (Tim) Craddock and their children, Crosby and Nash; Tayler (Mandie) Sanderson and their children, Sawyer and Arianna. Additionally, she will be remembered by Glenn’s wife, Louise Agar; their children and their families: Desirea Agar and her children, Emma and William; Devina (Richard) Berger and their children, Tanner, Levi, and Henry; and Austin Agar. Jean is also survived by her siblings, David (Connie) Pettyjohn and Don (Ilene) Pettyjohn as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Jean was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt, leaving behind a legacy of love, care, and devotion to her family and friends. She will be deeply missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known her. The family would like to thank Dr. Ciubotaru and the staff at River Ridge for their care and compassion shown to Jean.
A celebration of Jean’s life will be held at a later date. Details will be announced once confirmed. (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”


HENRY AMBROSI

HENRY AMBROSI April 20th, 1953 March 22nd, 2024 The family is devastated to announce the passing of Henry at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital at the age of 70 years.
Left to cherish Henry’s memory is his spouse, Karen; son, Brad (Nicole) and their sons, Justis and Jarod; Karen’s daughter, Angela (Bob) and their children, Cassie, Bobbi and Robert; brother, John(Chris); Chris’ daughter, Kelly and her son, Dylan; John’s daughter, Lacey with daughters, Jazmin and Lily and John’s son, Scott.
Henry was predeceased by his parents, John and Elisabeth.
Henry was raised and worked in Medicine Hat. He was most proud of his years at OK Tire, running the muffler shop for over 10 years, as well as an owner/operator at Loomis Courier for 28 years where he enjoyed the camaraderie of his customers and co-workers.
He had special memories of his trips to Germany with family and especially loved his RV and his travels and camping excursions, particularly to Niagara Falls.
Henry will be dearly missed and will remain in our memories as a fun-loving guy who loved to laugh.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Ralph’s Texas Bar on March 28th at 1:00pm. Donations in Henry’s memory may be made to SPCA. 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


JOSE CRUZ

1933 ~ JOSE CRUZ ~ 2024 Jose Tomas Cruz of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of Maria Cruz, passed away on Wednesday, March 20th, 2024 at the age of 91 years. The Funeral Service was held yesterday at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel with Fr. Iqbal Khurshid, Celebrant. Interment followed at Hillside Cemetery. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Jose Cruz. 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.


DONNA RUFF

1953 ~ DONNA RUFF ~ 2024 With profound sadness, the family of Donna Ruff, announces her passing into the arms of the Lord on March 9th, 2024. The celebration of Donna’s life was held yesterday in Hillcrest Church with Pastor Steve Pahl officiating. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Donna Ruff. 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.


IDA SEITZ

IDA SEITZ 1923 – 2024
Ida Seitz of Medicine Hat, passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2024, at the age of 100 years, beloved wife of the late Gottfred Seitz. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed. 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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