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By Obituaries on April 17, 2024.


NICOLAS WILLIAM DeVALTER April 7, 2024 It is with intense sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the birth of our son Nicolas William DeValter who arrived April 7th at 6:23am and passed away during his delivery. He will be remembered by his mom, Nicole DeValter and his dad, Brayden DeValter. He will also be remembered by his grandparents, aunts, uncle, and cousins. He was loved and will be greatly missed.


MARK LEONARD LATHAM October 12th, 1966 March 12th, 2024 It is with great sadness to announce that Mark Latham passed away on March 12, 2024, due to complications from his recent cancer diagnosis. Mark was born on Oct 12, 1966, in Cardiff, South Wales, he moved to Canada in June 1970.
Left to mourn Mark’s passing is his father, Norman, sisters, and brother in-law Kim & Trevor (Davies), Jane & Ted Froh of Regina, brother & sister in-law Carl & Kiki (Fu) of Naha Trang, Vietnam. As well as his nieces, nephew, and numerous cousins. Not to mention his adoptive family in Medicine Hat of Wes and Janice Reinheller (and family), of whom Mark spent many trips and memories with.
Mark was predeceased by his birth mother Ann (1976) & stepmother Marie (2011).
He was a brother, son, and amazing friend too many. Mark had so many friends and it was often said that he knew half of Medicine Hat if not more.
The family would like to thank The Core Association, especially Linda, Wendy, Pat, Michelle, and Brandi.
As well as the nurses and doctors at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital. Mark had many special friends that were like family to him and that was a peace of mind to us that you included him in yours.
A service celebrating Mark will take place at the Link Church, Medicine Hat (1714 Saamis Dr NW), Saturday April 27th at 2:00pm. Condolences may be made at Arrangements are made by
Grace Memorial Affordable
Burial & Cremation
1924 10th Ave N.W.
Medicine Hat, Alberta T1C 1T5


SHEILA HELEN CHURCH August 26th, 1954 April 11th, 2024
It is with pure sadness and heartbreak we announce the sudden passing of Sheila Church on Thursday April 11, 2024. Sheila was an incredibly generous, creative, loyal and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and great friend to many.
Sheila is survived by her sons, Cam (Chrystal) Church, Cody (Kendra) Church; grandchildren, Hayes, Cooper, Chesney, Gracy, Stella and Maeve; mother, Margret Spicer; siblings, Holly (Jim) Morrison, Brian Spicer, Bev (Susan) Spicer, Kevin (Rose) Spicer, Brad Spicer; sister-in-law, Norma Church; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Sheila was predeceased by her husband, Rob Church; father, Barry Spicer; brother, Gary Spicer; brother-in-law, Lynn Church; father and mother-in-law, Bud and Mona Church.
Sheila was born August 26, 1954, in Berwick, Nova Scotia and raised on the family apple orchard where she grew up playing and working with her siblings, raising pet foxes, crows, raccoons and whatever else the Spicer kids could get their hands on. Creating a fearless nature and at the young age of 18, Sheila boarded a train and headed west “Looking for a Cowboy” (which is what she always told us). Not long after arriving in Medicine Hat, she found one……. Sheila married Rob Church in April of 1976 and the rest is history. Rob and Sheila resided briefly in Lethbridge where they met many lifelong friends. Returning back to the Hat residing in Ross Glen and out to the farm in 1988. Building a beautiful house and truly enjoying the country living with their horses and hosting the famous September long weekend parties, where a “Great Time Was Had By All”.
Sheila worked for the Hudson Bay Company, Safeway, Victim Assistance with Medicine Hat Police Service (earning a Civic Recognition Award in 1993), CORE and Home Care, retiring in 2019. Sheila enjoyed many activities, such as quilting, curling, skiing, gardening, paddle boating and helping out with the kids activities. Sheila attended and volunteered at countless hockey and school events both as mother and grandmother. She stayed in touch with her home care group taking part in monthly potlucks. Sheila baked and decorated hundreds of cakes throughout the years, for all kinds of events. Sheila was dedicated to her long time Stich N Bitch crew and “All In” for Christmas and holiday events. Sheila loved baking, decorating, cooking for whoever showed up at her door, which was always open with a bottle of wine on standby. Mom made it clear that everyone was welcome, but grandkids are preferred. Sheila will be greatly missed by her family, extended family, many people and lives she had touched over the years.
“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal.” A Celebration of life and a casual come and go will be held at the Seven Persons Community Hall, Monday, May 20th, 2024, from 1pm to 4pm. Condolences may be made at Arrangements are made by

Grace Memorial Affordable
Burial & Cremation
1924 10th Ave N.W.
Medicine Hat, Alberta T1C 1T5


CAROLINE “LOUISE” LEMIRE 1941 ~ 2024 Caroline “Louise” Lemire of Medicine Hat, passed away on Saturday, April 6th, 2024 at the age of 82 years. The Funeral Service was held yesterday at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB. Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Louis Lemire. Funeral arrangements entrusted to
“The Chapel in the Park
#1 Dunmore Road SE,
Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5
Locally owned and directed
CGR Holdings Ltd.


IRENE KOCH 1937 – 2024 Mrs. Irene Koch (Riffel) of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Raymond, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, April 11, 2024, at the age of 86 years. Family and friends will gather for prayers in the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATION OF LIFE CENTRE on Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at HOLY FAMILY PARISH (1451 Strachan Road SE) on Wednesday April 17, 2024, at 11:30 a.m. with Fr. Iqbal Khurshid celebrant. A private interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. The prayer service and the funeral mass will be live streamed. To virtually attend the prayer service please go to the Pattison Funeral Home home page and select live streaming, then select the YouTube (arrow). To watch the funeral mass go to
A Special thank you to Dr Monty, and AgeCare Riverview staff for their care that they provided to our mom Irene. We would also like to thank Dr Bradford for all his years of care. Those who wish to remember Irene with a donation, may do so to the Alzheimer Society Alberta and Northwest Territories, #101, 1201 Kingsway Ave SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 2Y2 ( To leave a message of condolence you may visit
540 South Railway St. SE,
Medicine Hat T1A 4C2


BILL STUBER 1930 -2024 William “Bill” Lloyd Stuber passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2024, at the age of 93 years, beloved husband of Verna Stuber of Medicine Hat. He also leaves to cherish memory one son Wayne (Kathy); grandchildren, Jennifer, Brant (Candace); great grandsons Caden and Liam; daughter-in-law Wanda Stuber, granddaughters Brandi, Breann and a great grandson Jacob; his sisters, Violet Heller (Edwin deceased) and Delores Gartly (Gerald), brother-in-law Marvin and Ruth Rath as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his youngest son Warren on November 16, 2018, by his parents Molly and Frank Stuber, his parents-in-law Emma and Fred Rath sister-in-law and brother-in-law Gladys and Elmer Schlenker. Bill was born on December 13, 1930, in Medicine Hat and attended school at Lloyds School in the Wisdom area. He married Verna Rath on October 30, 1953. He farmed and ranched in the Wisdom area his whole life. In 1976, they moved to Medicine Hat and he drove City Bus for the Transit Department for 20 years, making many new friends. Bill and Verna were members of the Moose Lodge and enjoyed all the activities there. His family would like to thank the staff on 5 west and Dr. Larjani for the outstanding care given to William. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATION OF LIFE CENTRE on Friday, April 19, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant David Townsend officiating. The service will be live streamed. Those who wish to attend virtually, please visit and select live streaming, then select the YouTube (arrow). Inlieu of flowers, those who wish to remember Bill with a donation may do so to Medicine Hat and District Health Foundation (cheques made payable to MH&D Health Foundation) 666 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4H6 or online at http://www.InYour or to HALO c/o HALO Air Ambulance (formerly Southern Alberta Medic Air Society) #12 – Airport Drive SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 5G4. Please make cheques out to HALO. To leave a message of condolence please visit
540 South Railway St. SE,
Medicine Hat T1A 4C2

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