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March 28, 2024

By Obituaries on March 28, 2024.


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


KEVIN JACK DONALD GOODYEAR Kevin Jack Donald Goodyear, 32, passed away on March 12, 2024. Kevin was born on May 7, 1991, in Scarborough, Ontario; and lived in Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, and Calgary, Alberta.
Kevin led a life of unparalleled passion. Having graduated from the University of Lethbridge with distinction, Kevin achieved his dream job as the drama teacher at Bert Church High School. Kevin enjoyed nearly 10 years with his students and colleagues; directing many successful plays and musicals at the Bert Church Theatre. Though Kevin’s proudest moment in life may have been when he became an uncle.
Kevin is survived by his partner Spencer Bergen, his parents Brian & Kim Goodyear, his sister Brianna Harrison (Gavin) and his niece Natalie. He is also survived by his Grandmother Hilda Goodyear in NL, Uncles Jim (Theresa) Goodyear, Jeff (Judy) Goodyear, Randy Carter (Rochelle), Aunt Lori Wheaton (Travis), cousins Brooke, Liam, Lucas, Jacklyn, Michael, Derek and Kelly. He was predeceased by his Grandfather Jack Goodyear, and Grandparents Don & Elsie Carter. He also leaves to mourn his many, many friends, colleagues and students.
A celebration of life for Kevin will take place on April 6th, 2024 at 2:00 PM at the Bert Church Theatre in Airdrie, Alberta. While there is no dress code, to honour Kevin it is suggested that you wear something in his favourite colour, bright blue. If you are unable to attend but wish to view the celebration of life from home, please e-mail kjd.goodyear@gmail.com to request the link.
Kevin’s family will be creating a scholarship in his memory at Bert Church High School, where Kevin spent his career as the much loved drama teacher. In lieu of flowers, if you are interested in supporting this scholarship we ask you bring a donation to his celebration of life, or send an e-transfer to kjd.goodyear@gmail.com.


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. The Funeral Service was held yesterday at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL at 1:00 pm with Pastor Jamie McDonald officiating. Interment followed 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.


PHYLLIS GARRETT Phyllis Gwen Garrett died peacefully in her sleep on March 26, 2024, in Strathmore, Alberta at ,the age of 88. She is survived by her loving children Rick Garrett of Burely, Idaho, Pam Sheane of Okotoks, Mike (Heather) Garrett of Calgary, Linda (Bob) Grove of Strathmore, and Nancy (Howard) Smith of Strathmore. She is also missed by numerous Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren and one Great-Great-Grandchild. She is predeceased by her husband John Garrett; parents Livona and Patrick King; her 4 sisters, Nova, Nona, Nina, and Patricia; and daughter-in-law Faith Garrett. Phyllis was born in Lamar, Colorado, on April 14,1935. She moved to Vale, Oregon at the age of six where she met and married her husband John Garrett on June 10,1952. Phyllis was involved in baton twirling, gymnastics, and was a drum majorette in high school and later taught her children and numerous other girls. Phyllis was also involved in teaching sewing in 4H as she was an excellent seamstress and quilter.
Phyllis and John owned a cattle ranch in eastern Oregon where they lived and raised their family until August 1969 when the lure of Canada became too great. The family lived in Alberta, B.C., and Saskatchewan. Upon retirement they moved to Redcliff, Alberta until John’s death in 2007. Phyllis moved to Strathmore to be closer to her family in 2009.
A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at Wheatland Funeral Home (202 Lakeside Blvd, Strathmore) at 11:00 a.m. The family invites you to the interment later the same day at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery (5160 Gershaw Dr SW, Medicine Hat, AB).
The family would like to thank Kindred Companions and the staff members at Sagewood (Eagle Lake and Namaka Lake) for the wonderful care of Phyllis . In lieu of flowers donations can be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Canada (Alzheimer.ca) or the Sagewood Resident Council-Healing Garden Fund (140 Cambridge Glen Dr., Strathmore, AB, T1P 0E2).
To send condolences, please visit Phyllis’ obituary at http://www.wheatlandfuneralhome.ca.


DONALD ALDAG 1935 ~ 2024 It is with heavy hearts that the family announces that Donald Aldag, beloved husband of Kaye, passed away at St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice on Tuesday, March 26, 2024, at the age of 88 years. Arrangements will be announced upon completion. (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”


Clayton Howard Walls of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of the late Darlene Patricia Walls (nee Neufeldt), passed away peacefully in hospital, on February 8, 2024, at the age of 75 years.
Clayton was born in Rosetown, Saskatchewan and moved with his parents Norma and Bert to Saskatoon shortly thereafter. He was the oldest child in a family of five children. He started school at King George, and when the family decided to move to Montgomery Place, Clayton and his sisters Dorothy and Gail made a short stop at Queen Elizabeth School before settling at Montgomery School. As the oldest child, Clayton took his role as leader and protector seriously and his siblings enjoyed a safe and secure childhood with him as a big brother. Clayton went to Mount Royal Collegiate and then began working at Adam’s Lumber. He worked in the lumber and building sector for a number of years until he moved to Medicine Hat and began driving for Care Cabs. His association with Care Cabs gave him some of the happiest memories of his working life. It was here that Clayton met Darlene and they started a partnership that would endure for the rest of their lives. Clayton and Darlene were married in North Battleford in August 1998. Everyone who knew him would comment that this was the happiest day of his life. He was loving and devoted to Darlene throughout their days together. When she passed away in 2021, Clayton did his best to carry on. He kept contact with his many nieces and nephews and delighted in their stories, their adventures and their lives. Ill health and deep sadness caused Clayton’s world to grow smaller even as he was sustained by dear friends and family. He passed away peacefully following a brief illness.
He is survived by one sister Gail E. Gregory (Mike) of Regina, Saskatchewan; one brother James A. Walls (Lynda) of North Battleford, Saskatchewan, and a brother-in-law, Doug Bowman of Watrous, Saskatchewan; Darlene’s sons, B J (Bill) Roberston and Dale Robertson of Medicine Hat as well as numerous nieces, nephews, whom he loved dearly, and their families. Besides his loving wife Darlene, Clayton was predeceased by his parents, Norma Walls (Crawford) and Albert Walls and by his sisters, Dorothy Stephenson and Anne-Marie Bowman, and his brother-in-law, Arni Stephenson.
A Celebration of Clayton’s life will take place in the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATION OF LIFE CENTRE on Monday, April 1, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant Pat Grisonich officiating. Those who wish to remember Clayton and Darlene with a donation may do so to the Medicine Hat SPCA (medhatspca.ca). To leave a message of condolence you may visit http://www.pattisonfuneralhome.com.



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. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATION OF LIFE CENTRE on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Larry Enslen officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. To leave a message of condolence you may visit http://www.pattisonfuneralhome.com



JERYL ANDERSON 1950 – 2024
Jeryl Lynn Anderson of Medicine Hat, AB, passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness on March 23rd, 2024 at the age of 73 years. Jeryl was born on October 21, 1950, in Frontier Saskatchewan, to parents Anthony and Jeanne Leger. Jeryl was blessed with many siblings and a house full of love and laughter. Jeryl was raised on a farm at Divide Saskatchewan, and went to school in a one-room school from grades 1-7 then finished her formal education in Frontier. In 1969, Jeryl opened her own hairstyling business in Frontier and served the surrounding community for the next 40 years. During this time, Jeryl took great pride in raising her two daughters and spending quality time with her family and friends.
In 1993, Jeryl married her best friend, Donnie Anderson, and together they looked after the farm, traveled the world, and spent countless beautiful moments together. In 2008, Jeryl and Donnie moved to Medicine Hat.
Jeryl was a devoted wife, loving mother, doting grandma, and a special friend to many people all over the world. She was well-known for her many talents, including her exceptional sewing skills, photography, wreath-making, scrapbooking, and of course her baking!
Jeryl was a kind soul who was known for her hospitality and was always delighted when people stopped in for coffee and a visit. She was a shining light in many people’s lives and her vibrant personality continues to reverberate in our hearts.
Those who knew her, knew she loved her family, the simple life, and Elvis Presley. Although Jeryl is no longer with us, her interminable determination, strength and her zest for life will forever be her legacy.
Jeryl is survived by her beloved husband, Donald Anderson; her daughter’s father, Garry Bakken, remarkable daughters, Rayann (Jason) Jarman, Stacie (Chris) Bakken; cherished grandchildren, Drayton (Casey) Deshryver, Landon (Maddy) Jarman, Jaida Deschryver, Chase Jarman and Dalen Jarman; one great-grandchild; loving siblings, David (Darlene) Leger, Gail Lightfoot, Darcy (Graham) Mazurek, Cecile Leger and Joanne Behrman; and her dear nieces and nephews.
Jeryl is predeceased by her parents; Anthony and Jeanne Leger; siblings, Brian Leger, Eldon Leger, Dean Leger, and infant sister Marie Leger; fathers and mothers in-law, Jim (Georgette) Anderson, and Helmer (Ida) Bakken; brothers-in-law, Jim Lightfoot and Lloyd Bakkeli; and nephews, Troy Leger and Tyler Lightfoot.
Please join us in celebrating Jeryl’s life Saturday afternoon April 27, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. in the BETHEL EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH in Frontier. A reception will follow the service in the Frontier Hall.
In lieu of flowers or donations, put a pot of coffee on, put some cookies in the oven and invite an old friend over for a visit – Jeryl would appreciate it. To leave a message of condolence you may visit http://www.pattisonfuneralhome.com.



BEN SCHNEIDER 1934 ~ 2023 It is with heavy hearts that the family of Bernhardt (Ben) John Schneider, beloved husband of Irene Schneider, announces his passing at the Good Samaritan Society in Medicine Hat on Tuesday, March 26, 2024, at the age of 85 years. The Funeral Service will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street SW, Medicine Hat on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. Family interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery and a reception in the Cook Southland Reception Facility. (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”

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