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JEAN AGAR

JEAN AGAR 1935 ~ 2024 Jean Agar, beloved wife of Roland, passed away in Medicine Hat on Saturday, March 23, 2024, at the age of 88 years. A celebration of Jean’s life will be held at the Consul Community Hall, Consul, Saskatchewan on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. (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”


CAROL HAINSTOCK

CAROL HAINSTOCK July 21, 1942 ~ April 22, 2024 Carol Blanche Hainstock (nee McMillan) passed away gracefully at St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice in Medicine Hat on Monday April 22, 2024, after an extended battle with cancer.
Carol was predeceased by her husband, Larry; her parents, Emmett and Lucille McMillan; brothers-in-law, David Hainstock and Lyal O’Neill; sister-in-law, June Loehr and her in-laws, Irwin and Janet Hainstock.
She is survived by her daughters, Lori (Paul) Morrison and Collette (Lee) Gibson; son, Brad (Connie) Hainstock; grand-children, Taylor (Aaron) McWilliam, Evan Benedict, Braden Morrison, Courtnee (Lee) Gadoury, Kayla Benedict, Paige Morrison, Keira Gibson, Derek Gibson and great-grandson, Noah McWilliam. She also leaves behind her brothers, Brian (Fern) McMillan and Don (Wanda) McMillan; sister, Kathy (Dale) Brown sister-in-law, Margaret Hainstock and brother-in-law, Norm Loehr as well as all her uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews who enjoyed special memories with Carol.
Carol was born in Coronach, Saskatchewan on July 21, 1942. She attended and graduated school in Coronach after which she started her banking career in Fife Lake. Carol and Larry were married in October of 1962. They resided in Coronach, Regina, Estevan, Gravelbourg and Calgary before retiring in Medicine Hat and Sundre. Carol spent most of her career with the TD Bank and enjoyed the many friendships developed there. Carol and Larry loved to spend time on the golf course and visiting with friends and neighbors.
Carol’s greatest love was her family and her closest friends. She developed a close relationship with all her children, grandkids and great-grandson, her siblings and their children, her uncles and aunts, cousins, friends and their families. Her devotion, passion and grace will be deeply missed by those whose lives Carol touched.
The family would like to thank the amazing staff at St. Joseph’s who were so kind to Carol during her time there. Their support and kindness shown to Carol and her family was beyond expectations and so deeply appreciated. The family will have a celebration of Carol’s life in the future after details are confirmed. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting http://www.cooksouthland.com) In lieu of flowers, donations in Carol’s name may be made to St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice, 156 – 3 Street NE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5M1. 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”


GARY WHITNEY

GARY WHITNEY March 17, 1942 ~ April 22, 2024
Gary Whitney of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of Linda Whitney, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 22, 2024, at the age of 82 years. Along with Linda, Gary leaves to cherish his memory: children, Joanne (Ken) Sundholm and Mike (Nicole) Whitney; grandchildren, Cassidy, Tyson (Courtney), Logan, Kaden, Dane and Avery; sister, Linda Bower as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Gary was predeceased by his parents, Burt and Bunny Whitney as well as his first wife, Marilyn. Gary grew-up on and eventually farmed at the family farm in Webb, Saskatchewan. He attended school in the local area and proudly drove the school bus through his last high school years. He was a great story teller, and told many stories of memories of school, farm life, dances, baseball games and curling bonspiels. Gary became an avid hockey fan, following his own son’s teams and cheering on the Swift Current Broncos. When hockey season was over, he had his beloved Saskatchewan Roughriders to cheer on, believing “There’s always next year” if they didn’t make it that season. Gary was active in his communities, his kids schools and his church. He loved to play cards and could count a hand of crib faster than anyone! He passed his love of cards on to his grandchildren, the game of black ball will live on! Gary (Papa to his grandchildren) was proud of all his grandchildren and enjoyed attending as many of their activities as he could. Gary was a big presence, loved by many and will be deeply missed and forever remembered. A Celebration of Gary’s life will be held at the Webb Community Hall in Webb, SK., on Saturday, May 4, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. Family encourage all of their relatives and friends to attend this come and go luncheon and to do what Gary loved the most which was visiting and telling stories while sharing memories and laughter. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting http://www.cooksouthland.com) If friends so desire, donations in memory of Gary may be made to the charity of one’s choice. 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”


IRENE PALMER

1929 – IRENE PALMER – 2024
Our gentle, kind & compassionate mom passed away in Medicine Hat, Alberta a few days after her 95th birthday, with her daughter by her side reminding her of the wonderful memories she created for her family & friends. Mom was the glue for our family. She loved us unconditionally, was an awesome listener, the best mother-in-law anyone could ask for, a devoted friend & always there for anyone in need. Mom cherished her family; sons, Jim (Shirley), Cam (Brenda), Brent-deceased (Darlene), and Tracy; her daughter, Nancy Dalgleish. Glen shared the same birthday as Irene and was like a son. Glenda, mother of Brent’s children. Mom was so proud of her 12 grandchildren & enjoyed seeing all the children they created & those children’s, children! Mom loved her little sister, Vera Salmon and her sister-in-law, Dorothy Smith. Mom was at the right age at the right time to begin a special connection with her nieces & nephews back when they were young adults & committing their shenanigans! Irene is reunited with her parents Bill and Ollie Smith, her loving husband, Bill; brother, Cliff and brother-in-law, George; Bills family: parents, Percy and Emily; sister, Elsie (Danny); brother, Jack (Audrey); brother, Len (Ina).
Being transferred by dad’s company they were often on the move, even during their retirement years they had a few moves. Mom was a prolific packer, planner and hands on creator! They frequently bought, renovated and sold homes in the same community before moving onto the next. The original house flippers! They built so many wonderful & lasting friendships throughout Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan, BC and Alberta throughout their 68 years together.
Mom started curling in Saskatchewan when she had a young family & continued to curl in whatever province they lived in and enjoyed so many years of fun, regardless of wins or losses. She was a proud member of Medicine Hat Curling Cub and curled well into her 80’s. If Mom wasn’t on the ice herself, she was calling the shots behind the glass or watching every rock thrown on every televised game!
A celebration of life will be held for Mom at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel, #1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB at 2PM on Thursday May 2,2024. If unable to attend, family and friends can be granted private livestream permission by contacting the funeral home. A virtual guest book is available on the livestream page for those participating remotely. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Irene Palmer. Memorial gifts in Irene’s memory are appreciated and can be directed to the Medicine Hat Curling Club, 880 2nd Street SE., Medicine Hat Alberta T1A0E6, 403-526-3821 or email: manager@mhcurling.com. 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.


GLORIA PICKEN

GLORIA PICKEN 1942 ~ 2024 Gloria Picken of Medicine Hat, passed away on Saturday, April 20th, 2024 at the age of 82 years. Gloria leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Doug Picken; children, Bruce Picken, Sandy Brabant (Mel) and Debbie Picken; grandchildren, Mark Picken (Amber) and Christine Hilsendeger; great-grandchildren, Cade, Lacey and Rowan; brother, Stan O’Connor (Sandy). Gloria loved camping, gardening, stock car races and searching for hubcaps in the ditches but most of all spending time with her grandchildren. She had a love for country music, loved to sing and have dance parties and watched the country music channel every Friday night. Gloria was the glue to our family, a very strong woman and didn’t get enough credit for everything she did for everyone. There will be no funeral service held at this time. Memorial gifts in Gloria’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2P5. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Gloria Picken. 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.


EDWIN GEIGER

EDWIN GEIGER February 13, 1943 ~ April 9, 2024
Edwin Jacob Geiger, better known as “Ed” or “Eddie” , passed away at St. Joseph’s Home in Medicine Hat with family and friend, Lana by his side on Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at the age of 81 years. Ed leaves to cherish his memory: son, Tim (Karri) Geiger and their daughter, Mallory; daughter, Kathleen Eresman and her children, Jessica and Darien as well as one brother, Eldon (Pat) Geiger and their children, Monica and Monty and his two children, Login and Keiden. Ed was predeceased by his parents, Jacob ‘Jack’ in 1991 and Lydia in 2005. He was born in Medicine Hat to proud parents, Jack and Lydia (nee Anhorn) Geiger. Along with his younger brother, Eldon, Ed was raised on a farm in the Linacre District of Fox Valley, Saskatchewan. He attended school in Fox Valley and at the age of 16, he moved to Maple Creek, Saskatchewan and started working his first job at Humphries Chicken Hatchery. He met and later married his first wife, Margaret Friday in December of 1963, and they had two children together, Tim and Kathleen (Kathy). Ed worked at several jobs through the years from working for the Town of Maple Creek, the Department of Highways as well as construction work, and ranching. Ed had several hobbies, some of which included stock car driving, snowmobile racing, camping, dancing, playing pool and riding his bike. He liked to have fun, enjoy life and socialize…that’s for sure! Ed later re-married to Connie Lightfoot from Consul, Sk. They lived together in Maple Creek until moving to Medicine Hat in 2018, before separating in 2023. Ed then moved into St. Joseph’s Home for the Aged, retirement home, where he resided until his passing. “Dad, you will be missed by all!” Family and friends extend their heartfelt appreciation to all the amazing staff at St. Joseph’s Home. A Graveside Celebration will be held at the Maple Creek Cemetery at a future date. The date and time of the celebration burial will be posted at the Maple Creek Post office in the weeks prior to the celebration. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting http://www.cooksouthland.com) Those wishing to make donations may do so to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. 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”


DIXIE MELISSA SAAM

DIXIE MELISSA SAAM May 25th, 1977 – April 18th, 2024 Until we meet again
Grace Memorial Affordable Burial & Cremation 1924 10th Ave N.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1C 1T5 http://www.gracememorial.com 403-905-0440


RENE NITZ

1952 ~ RENE NITZ ~ 2024 Rene Nitz passed away on Thursday, March 14th, 2024 at the age of 71 years. A Graveside Service will be held at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery, 5160 Gershaw Drive SW Medicine Hat, AB, on Tuesday, April 30th, 2024, at 11:00 am with Pastor Shane Hein officiating. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Rene Nitz. 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.


EDWIN DEERING

1932 ~ EDWIN DEERING ~ 2024 Edwin Henry Deering passed away, after a courageous battle with cancer, on Monday, April 8th, 2024, at the age of 91 years. The Funeral Service was held yesterday at Victory Lutheran Church with Pastor Roland Weisbrot and Pastor Grant Crichton officiating. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Edwin Deering. 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.


JULIE GOGOLINSKI

JULIE GOGOLINSKI 1983 – 2024
With profound sadness the family of Julie Gogolinski announces her passing on Monday April 22, 2024, at the age of 40 years. We would like to thank St. Joseph’s Hospice in Medicine Hat for their loving care.

Julie Anne (Taylor) Gogolinski arrived on December 16, 1983, in Didsbury, Alberta, the youngest of five children born to Brian and Judy Taylor. Julie grew up on a dairy farm near Carstairs, where she enjoyed a happy childhood. She was influenced early in life by her extended family, by the many friends she made wherever she went, and by her adventures travelling to many countries.

Julie loved God, enjoyed good music, and the colour ‘purple’. Because of her love for children, she began working at a local foster home, then in Canmore as a beloved nanny, and later in Calgary as a creative pre-school teacher.

In 2010, Julie met the love of her life – Ryan Gogolinski. They were married on October 8, 2011, and settled into farming life at Orion, Alberta.

Three beautiful children blessed their home: Elise, Kellan, and Rayelle. Being a wife and mother made her very happy!

Julie loved life and filled her days helping on the family farm, gardening, making preserves, and decorating their lovely home. She was a gracious hostess, loved playing games and organizing events. She became very involved in their community, church, their children’s school, and sports activities.

Throughout her courageous two-year battle with cancer, Julie inspired many people with her thoughtful posts on ‘Julie’s Journey’, revealing her positive attitude, and beautiful smile!

Julie will be forever missed, and remembered for her sweet spirit, friendliness, loving ways, and her quiet determination.

Julie is survived by her devoted husband Ryan Gogolinski, and their children Elise, Kellan, and Rayelle; her parents, Brian and Judy Taylor of Carstairs, and Ryan’s parents, Phil and Maxine Gogolinski of Medicine Hat. Her siblings: Landon (Marti) Taylor of Carstairs; Janelle (David) Hay, Katelyn, Emily, Julia of Sherwood Park; Lori (Dave) Reid, Carmen, Charlotte, Lynelle, Evelyn of Cremona; Lowell (Julie) Taylor, Fraser, Stefan of Lethbridge. And Julie’s brother-in-law Kyle (Christine) Gogolinski, Rachel, Briea of Ft. McMurray. She will be missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and countless friends all around the world.

Sincere thanks to the Gogolinski and Taylor families, and friends far and wide who brought meals, helped with childcare, and offered support and encouragement in so many ways during this difficult journey.

A celebration of Julie’s life will take place at Hillcrest Evangelical Missionary Church (3785 13th Ave SE) on Monday, April 29, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish to remember Julie with a donation may do so to the St. Joseph’s Home Carmel Hospice 156 3rd Street N.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 5M.
The funeral service will be live streamed for those who are unable to attend. Please visit hillcrestchurch.net then select “watch” then “funerals” then “funeral live-stream”. 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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