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April 2, 2024

By Obituaries on April 2, 2024.


BEN SCHNEIDER

BEN SCHNEIDER 1938 ~ 2024 It is with heavy hearts that the family of Bernhardt (Ben) John Schneider, beloved husband of Irene (nee Hepfner) Schneider of Medicine Hat, announce his passing while surrounded by family at the Good Samaritan Society in Medicine Hat on Tuesday, March 26, 2024, at the age of 85 years. Ben had a great passion for the land and farming and the love he had for for his family was endless. He will be dearly missed by his wife, Irene Schneider; daughter, Venise (Mike) Silver and grandchildren, Ardian and Rylene; son, Stacey (Julie) and grandchildren, Sherissa and Tyson; siblings, Anne Unreiner and Adam Schneider as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Anton and Francisca Schneider; brothers, Joe (Anne) and Mike (Violet); brother-in-law, Tony Unreiner and sister-in-law, Irene Schneider. 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. with Father Iqbal Khurshid officiating. Family interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery with a reception thereafter 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”


DONALD ALDAG

DONALD ALDAG September 5, 1935 ~ March 26, 2024
It is with heavy hearts that the family announces that Donald Edward Aldag, beloved husband of Kaye, passed away at St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice in Medicine Hat on Tuesday, March 26, 2024, at the age of 88 years.
Don was born on September 5, 1935, in Gull Lake, SK to parents, John and Harriett Aldag. Don was raised on the family farm in the Aldag District with his older brother, Calvin; older brother, Jerald (who died in infancy) and younger sister, Coleen. Don attended the rural Aldag School, located near the family farm and Luther College in Regina for one year, before returning to the Aldag District where he completed his schooling. Upon his return he began helping his Dad and brother, Calvin on the farm. In 1954, Don was hired by the oilfield company, Canadian Delhi Oil, where he worked until 1960. In 1957, he met the love of his life, Kathleen ‘Kaye’ Fenton who had come to the area with her brother who was also working in the oilfield. On July 21st, 1958, Don and Kaye were married at Good Hope Lutheran Church in the Aldag District, and they remained by each others’ sides for the next 66 years. While Don was working for Delhi, he began to purchase farmland and in 1968 when his father retired from farming, he purchased the homestead and an adjoining quarter of land. Don and Calvin continued to grow the farm that they grew up on until they retired in 2001.
During his years on the farm, Don was an active volunteer as a councilor for the R.M. of Carmichael and being a board member for the Lutheran Church and Gull Lake Special Care Home. Sports were also a big part of Don’s life as he was an original member of the Aldag Eagles fastball team that was formed in 1957 and played on a field that was located near the homestead. Later on, Don also became an avid curler and golfer, and he and Kaye were some of the Saskatchewan Roughriders most loyal fans.
Don was a very social person who loved visiting with family, friends and neighbors, whether it was when he and Kaye lived on the farm, retired to Gull Lake or eventually when they moved to their final home in the Grandview Village condos in Medicine Hat. It was here that they made many friends through the morning coffee gatherings, card/games nights and the regular outings to support the Medicine Hat Tigers hockey team and Medicine Hat Mavericks baseball team.
Don’s greatest life accomplishment was his family, being a devout husband and father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen ‘Kaye’; daughter, Debbie (Robert) Jensen; sons, John Aldag (Elaine St. John) and Rick Aldag (Krista Collier-Aldag); his grandchildren who were his pride and joy, Krista (Joel) Pullman, Daniel Jensen (Megan), Kai, Hattie and Kalani Aldag, Dayden Collier and Conner Aldag; great-grandchildren, Madison, Carter, Mikayla and Caleb Pullman, Evangeline, Lewis and Judah Jensen; sister, Coleen Retzlaff (Glen Fletcher) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Don was predeceased by his parents, John and Harriett Aldag as well as his brothers, Calvin and Jerald Aldag.
Don was respected by all who crossed his path. He was loved and he will be missed!
A Celebration of Don’s life will be held at Victory Lutheran Church, 2793 Southview Drive S.E., Medicine Hat on Wednesday, April 3, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Grant Chrichton officiating. Those wishing to attend the service via livestream may do so by visiting the following link: https://victorylutheran.ca/livestream/ (Condolences may be expressed by visiting http://www.cooksouthland.com) In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice or to AJ’s Loan Cupboard. 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”


THELMA LUTZ

THELMA LUTZ 1937 ~ 2024 With her family by her side, Thelma Elaine Lutz passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Saturday, March 30, 2024 at the age of 86 years. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m as well as one hour prior to the service. A Celebration of Thelma’s Life will take place at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel on Thursday April 11, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. A private interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. (Condolences for the family may be expressed at 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”


LAURA JOHNSON

1926 ~ LAURA JOHNSON ~ 2024 Laura Johnson of Medicine Hat (Redcliff), cherished wife of Joseph McFadzen, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 24th, 2024 at the age of 97 years. She was also the beloved mother of Donna Johnson Alden and Janice Hehr. Funeral arrangements and details of her long full life will follow shortly. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Laura Johnson.
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.


IRMGARD EGGEMANN (HELLER)

IRMGARD EGGEMANN (HELLER) 1939 ~ 2024 Irmgard passed away on March 24th at the age of 85. She leaves behind a legacy of love, kindness, and resilience.
Born in a different era, Irmgard witnessed the world transform over her lifetime. She lived a full life and made many friends; she will be missed by her family and community.
Irmgard is survived by her daughter, Tanja Leslie; son-in-law, Tyson Leslie; three cherished grandchildren; her sister, Monika (Willi) Restemeyer; and her brother, Juergen (Ingrid) Heller.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Dieter. Their love story remains etched in the hearts of those who knew them.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, 1200-2300 Yonge St, Box 2414 Toronto, ON M4P1E4, or the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29th Street NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 4N2.
Irmgard’s light may have dimmed, but her legacy shines brightly in the hearts of all who knew her. May she rest in eternal peace.
Dem Auge fern, dem Herzen ewig nah
Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Irmgard Eggeman. 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.


RICHARD GROPP

RICHARD GROPP 1959 ~ 2024 With great sadness we announce the passing of Richard Wallace Gropp, (Rico/Ric) of Medicine Hat, on Friday, March 29th, 2024 at the age of 64 years. This came after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Swift Current, raised in Webb and later moving to Medicine Hat for his high school years. Ric was always surrounded by a solid group of friends. Ric worked as a carpenter all his life. He took great pride in always doing the job right. Ric was predeceased by his loving parents, Wallace (Wally) and Helen Gropp; nephew, Todd Smyth. Ric leaves to cherish his memory his much-loved Tammy Regner and her family; brother, Dave (Jacquie); sisters, Carol (Doug) and Diane (Brian); nephews, Scott (Heidi) and Shaun (Cheryl); nieces, Lauri Ann (Jason) and Heather (Dan); as well as great nephews and nieces, Josh, Wyatt, Andrew, Shaylin, Paige and Casey. A Graveside Service will be held at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery, 5160 Gershaw Drive SW, Medicine Hat, AB, on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024 at 2:00 pm with Pastor Shane Hein officiating. A Celebration of Life will be held in the summer of 2024. Thank You to Dr. Mastel, palliative care team, homecare nurses, Clara and team and St. Joseph’s Home. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Richard Gropp. 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 (nee Stuber) 1923 2024
Our beloved Ida Seitz passed away at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, March 23, 2024, at the age of 100 years. She leaves to cherish her memory, son Allen Seitz and two daughters, Sharon Friesen and
Beverley McDougall; one sister Lena Stuber; five grandchildren, Monte Friesen, Mitchell (June) Friesen, Vanessa Friesen, Alison (Roger) Wilcox, Sean McDougall; and eight great grandchildren. Besides her loving husband, Gottfred Seitz, Ida was predeceased by her parents Erhard Stuber and Maria Magdalena Kriel, five sisters, four brothers, and son-in-law Don Friesen.

Ida was born and raised in Tothill, Alberta, the 7th of 11 children. She farmed and ranched with her husband in Little Plume, Alberta, managing a dizzying load of raising kids, growing food, milking cows, toiling in the fields, working cattle, and driving school bus, all before moving to Medicine Hat to work as a nurse’s aide, then in retail at K-Mart. She was a dedicated church member, spending much of her time helping with meals and special events. Ida would recount the best stories about the “Royal Quilters”, a group of church ladies who worked together sewing and selling quilts to support church needs. Ida will be remembered for her selflessness, faith, perseverance and hard work ethic, all carried out with joy and a great sense of humor. She was a prayer warrior! All who had needs, went on her list of petitions to “the Father”. She just wanted everyone to know her Jesus. Her life was in service to her family and community, full of energy even to the end. Though we miss her terribly, heaven is rejoicing!

Family time viewing from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.; Public viewing from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. with the funeral service following at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME AND CELEBRATION OF LIFE CENTRE on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Larry Enslen officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. To leave a message of condolence you may visit http://www.pattisonfuneralhome.com. 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). 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


CRAIG HALE

CRAIG HALE 1954 – 2024
Craig Robert Hale of Medicine Hat passed away on Friday, March 29, 2024, at the age of 70 years, beloved husband of the late Glenna Hale. Cremation has been entrusted to the Pattison Funeral Home and Crematorium. 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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