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BLAINE RICHARD VADNAIS

BLAINE RICHARD VADNAIS September 10, 1941 – May 9, 2024
On Thursday, May 9, 2024 Mr. Blaine Richard Vadnais of Medicine Hat, Alberta went to be with his Lord at the age of 82 years. Born and raised in Claresholm, Alberta, our dad spent most of his career working in the oil and gas industry as an electrician, instrumentation designer, and a compression station operator and journeyman. Blaine’s career took him to various locations in Alberta including Fort McLeod, Princess, Coleman, and finally Carstairs where he dedicated two decades of his life to the community. Blaine wasn’t just a worker; he was a giver. Thousands of volunteer hours were devoted to coaching athletic teams in Carstairs. Baseball diamonds and basketball courts became his canvas, where he nurtured young talents and instilled values beyond the game. Later, Blaine settled in Medicine Hat, continuing his commitment to the community. Lifelong friendships blossomed, and he became a familiar face around town. His joy was found in simple pleasures: spending time with his children and eventually sharing those precious moments with his grandchildren. Summers were filled with family adventures, camping trips, laughter by the fire, and visits to his siblings across Alberta and British Columbia. The lake held memories of many boating adventures, where Blaine enjoyed the company of friends and loved ones. He found pleasure in fishing, watching hockey and baseball, and engaging in basketball discussions with his children. Blaine had so many skills; whether he was fixing a leaky faucet or offering sage advice on a project. But it was his heart that truly stood out. His laughter echoed through the years, and his bear hugs wrapped us all in warmth. As we say goodbye, we honor the strength he brought to our lives. His legacy is etched in the hearts of those who knew him. Blaine will be lovingly remembered by his children Janet and her husband Andrew Barr of Cochrane, Alberta, Shelley and her husband Darrell Coutu of St. Paul, Minnesota, Richard Vadnais and his wife Shannon of Chestermere, Alberta, Todd Vadnais and his wife Christina of Lake Country, British Columbia; twelve grandchildren Sydney (Alex) Schow of Cardston, Alberta, Rachel (Nolan) Morrison of Diamond Valley, Alberta, Hannah (Jorgen) Thompson of Lethbridge, Alberta, Brendan (Kajsa) Coutu of Lansing, Michigan, Tyler (Lindy) Coutu of St. Paul, Minnesota, Mitchell (Parker) Coutu of Oceanside, California, Evan Coutu of Alexandria, Virginia, Alexander (Alie) Coutu of Phoenix, Arizona, Justin (Taylor) Vadnais, Korbyn Vadnais, Logan Vadnais of Lake Country, British Columbia, Zyryah Vadnais of Lake Country, British Columbia; ten great-grandchildren; and one brother Arnold (Bonnie) Vadnais of Kamloops, British Columbia. Blaine is predeceased by his parents Kathryn Baird and Richard Albert Vadnais; siblings Allen, Lawrence, Rose, Joyce, Annette, Leonard, Robert, Gail, and Sharal. A memorial service will be held for Blaine at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cochrane Chapel, 1100 Gleneagles Drive, Cochrane, Alberta. Cremation has taken place at the Foothills Crematorium. If one so desires, memorials in Blaine’s memory may be made to Jumpstart, https://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/ Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family at http://www.piersons.ca.


SHIRLEY MOSS

SHIRLEY MOSS 1935 ~ 2024 Mrs. Shirley Dawn Moss, beloved wife of the late Mr. Ralph Moss, passed away peacefully in Medicine Hat on Sunday, May 12, 2024, at the age of 88 years. Further announcements will follow upon completion of the arrangements. (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”


ALICE CHISHOLM

ALICE CHISHOLM 1937 ~ 2024 Alice Chisholm of Medicine Hat, passed away on Thursday, May 9th, 2024 at the age of 86 years. Alice leaves to cherish her memory her children, Donald (Lynn) Chisholm, Margaret Chisholm, Ronald (Zen) Chisholm, Marcel (Racquel) Chisholm and Darren (Shelly) Chisholm; grandchildren, Jeffrey (Brandy), Jason (Rebecca), Terence (Laura), Trinitas, Min, Hailey and Kaden; great grandchildren, Wyatt, Jesse, Abigail, Kaydee, Shaylee and Melodee; sister, Delores (Bill) Stuart; her dog, Mandy; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Alice was predeceased by her parents, Edwin and Helena Jesse; husband, Donald Chisholm; brother, Ernest Jesse and sister, Doreen (Gary) Ziegler. Alice loved gardening, doing crafts and cooking, especially cooking Christmas meals for the family. Alice enjoyed spending her time with family and friends and babysitting her grandchildren. She was a avid Tiger’s fan and enjoyed watching the hockey games. In Alice’s younger years she enjoyed square dancing. Thank you to all the staff at River Ridge for the wonderful care of Alice during her time there. Also thank you to a special friend and her family, Kay Hansen, Cheryl and Chester Drever and their family for always being there for her. The Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family Parish, 1451 Strachan Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB on Friday, May 17th, 2024 at 1:00 pm with Fr. Iqbal Khurshid, celebrant. Memorial gifts in Alice’s memory may be made to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, PO Box 460 STN K, Toronto, ON M4P 9Z9 or 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 Alice Chisholm. 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.


JOYCE BROTZELL

1943 ~ JOYCE BROTZELL ~ 2024
Joyce Darlene Brotzell (Schatz/Reich) was born on March 15, 1943, in Medicine Hat, AB, and passed away on May 9, 2024, in Medicine Hat, AB, at the age of 81 years.
She was the middle child of John and Lea Schatz and is survived by her loving husband and best friend, William “Bill” Brotzell. She is also survived by one sister, Myrlene (Eddie) Grant of Juneau, Alaska; one brother, Dale (Sally) Schatz of Summerland, BC; six nieces and nephews; eight great nieces and nephews; one great-great nephew; step-daughter, Jennifer (Lyndon); and three step-grandchildren, Samantha (Nick) Trollope, Emily Millen, and David Rody. She was predeceased by her father, John, in 1996, and her mother, Lea, in 2005.
She attended Elm Street School for grades 1-4 and Connaught School for grades 4-6. She then attended Alexandra Junior High School for grades 7-9 and she graduated from Medicine Hat High School in 1961 after completing the commercial course, including shorthand and typing, which she loved.
Immediately upon graduation, Joyce started her career as a secretary for the superintendent of school at Medicine Hat School District No. 76 for 11 years. She moved to Vernon, BC in 1972 working for a court reporter and the family court system for four years. Upon moving back to Medicine Hat in 1976, she worked for Brower Insurance Co. for eight months. Followed by working for the Justice Department (judicial clerk) of the Province of Alberta for 25 years, retiring on November 14, 2002.
Joyce loved to go travelling and camping. Her hobbies included walking, bike riding, floor curling, bowling, and golfing until she was no longer able to do these things. She spent many hours in her yard planting flowers, watching the birds, and looking after her dog, Shadow. In her later years, Joyce spent many hours on the computer, colouring, doing word finds, and scrapbooking.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB, on Thursday, May 16th, 2024 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The Interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery, 1280 Gershaw Drive SW & 10 Avenue SW, Medicine Hat, AB, on Friday, May 17, 2024, at 2:00 pm. If wanting to attend, please meet inside the cemetery gates at 1:50 pm. There will be a Memorial Service held at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB, on Friday, May 17, 2024, at 3:00 pm with Pastor Ed Lehman officiating. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Joyce Brotzell. 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.


GLADYS BERRETH

GLADYS BERRETH 1919 – 2024
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gladys May Berreth (Congram) of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Edwin “Wheat King” Berreth on May 9, 2024, at the age of 104 just seven days short of her 105th birthday. Gladys leaves to cherish her memory one son Clifford Berreth (Myra Lutz), seven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. Besides her husband Edwin, Gladys was predeceased by her parents George and Christine Congram, her son Jerome Berreth, her daughter Phyllis Wilde, son-in-law Wayne Wilde, granddaughter Valerie Wilde, six brothers and four sisters. Gladys was the last remaining member of her family. Born on May 16, 1919, on a farm outside of Piapot, Saskatchewan; she took her schooling at Prairie Star School. Gladys married Edwin Berreth on August 30, 1937, and lived on the Cumberlands farm for three years and then moved into the village of Piapot and continued farming until 1957, when they moved to Maple Creek. While in Maple Creek, Gladys worked at the local hospital as a Lab Aid. In 1970, Gladys and Edwin moved to Medicine Hat. She started work as a Ward Aid in Riverview Nursing Home where she worked for 9 1/2 years and finally retired on her 65th birthday. Mom’s last retirement came in 2008 at the age of 89 after volunteering at The Post for 15 years. Not only did Mom enjoy the work at The Post but she became very good friends with all of the staff members. Mom was an avid gardener, enjoyed reading, watching sports on TV and playing cards with her friends as well as listening to music and taking various bus tours throughout Western Canada. Our family wishesto express our sincere gratitude to Marianne Hilmoe who was a great friend and helper to Mom for many years. Also, thank you to all of the staff at the Good Samaritan’s for taking such good care of Mom for the past 10 1/2 years. The funeral service will be held in VICTORY LUTHERAN CHURCH (2793 Southview Drive SE) on Thursday, May 16, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Roland Weisbrot officiating. The service will be live streamed. Those who wish to attend virtually, please visit victorylutheran.ca/livestream. Interment will take place at a later date in the Piapot Cemetery. 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


RUTH TROTTER

RUTH TROTTER 1940 ~ 2023
TROTTER, RUTH KATHERINE (nee DAVIDSON), passed away suddenly and peacefully at the Good Samaritan South Ridge Villa on December 17, 2023, at the age of 83 years. The memorial service will be held in the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATION OF LIFE CENTRE on Thursday, May 16, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant Pat Grisonich officiating. The service will be live streamed. Those who wish to attend virtually, please visit pattisonfuneralhome.com and select the obituary page for Ruth. Interment will take place in Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Parkinson’s Association of Alberta in memory of Ruth. 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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