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June 1, 2024

By Obituaries on June 1, 2024.


BOB HASSARD

BOB HASSARD 1940 ~ 2024 Mr. Robert (Bob) Hassard, beloved life partner of Marlene Berrington, passed away peacefully at his residence in Medicine Hat on Friday, May 24, 2024, at the age of 84 years. Along with Marlene, his soulmate of almost 46 years, Bob leaves to cherish his memory four children: Shelley Hassard (Kevin Werre), Keith Hassard, Cory Hassard and Richard (Tammy) Berrington as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Bob’s life will be held in the coming weeks with further announcements published in the days leading up to the celebration. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting Cook Southland’s website 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”


MOLLY IRVING

MOLLY IRVING 1930 ~ 2024
Emily ‘Molly’ Irving, loving partner of Leo Pelland, passed away peacefully at the Good Samaritan Southridge Village in Medicine Hat on Thursday, May 23, 2024, at the age of 94 years.
Molly was born in Estevan on May 12, 1930, to fourth generation Black Sea German parents Martin & Mathilda Johner (nee Walliser). The family farmed in the area called Hillside where they also ran an ice delivery business and a boarding house.
Molly was the 6th of 9 children and was predeceased by her parents and all of her siblings Annie, Bert, Agnes, Nick, Rose, Anne, Frank and Myrna.
She attended Estevan Collegiate Institute and loved playing baseball on a team with sister, Rose. Figure skating and dancing were her other passions.
Her life was her children and her home (which was always spotless) supporting them in whatever they chose to do – sewing her daughter’s dance costumes, leading her son’s Cub pack – and always there with sage advice, empathy and love. Many dances with her children happened in Molly’s kitchen.
After numerous moves around Saskatchewan, she settled in Medicine Hat in 1964.
Molly got her first job in 1965 working as a cook, then a car-hop at the A & W Drive In. Her red hair, speeding from car to car and flashing her bright smile she was a favorite of the customers and staff. When Medicine Hat’s first Burger King opened, she took on a manager role. She loved working with the young staff and was a much loved mentor to many of them. Molly then managed the Woolworths cafeteria until her retirement.
She met her partner, Leo Pelland, in 1982 and they spent the next 42 years together.
Molly was an avid Tigers fan and accompanied her daughter to all of the games for many years.
She moved into the Good Samaritans home about 8 years ago. The staff always commented how they loved her friendliness and quick wit. She occupied a lot of her time doing jigsaw puzzles and enjoying (and, of course, dancing to) the live music in the great room.
Once you met Molly, you could never forget her!
Molly is survived by her partner, Leo Pelland; her children, Murray Irving (Dianne Gehring) and Cheryl Ann Barrett nee Irving; grandchildren, Lisa Jo Dykema nee Heidinger (Blake), Jeffrey Barrett, Justin (Andrea) & Ryley (Kelly) Irving, Kenton & Lara Gilchrist and great-grandchildren, Slater & Sloan Dykema, Everett & Grayson Irving as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Special thanks to Dr. Jeraj and the wonderful staff at Good Samaritans for the care they gave Molly in her later years as they treated her like family.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Sunday, June 2, 2024, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and again one hour prior to the service. The Funeral Service will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel on Monday, June 3, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Murray Jaster officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Those who cannot attend but wish to virtually attend Molly’s service may visit the Cook Southland website and select the View Broadcast button on the homepage at service time. (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”


DE-DE DALLA LONGA

DE-DE DALLA LONGA 1954 ~ 2024 It is with a heavy heart that Lawrence announces the passing of his loving wife, Diana ‘De-De’ Lynn Dalla Longa (nee Lozo). She passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Monday, May 27, 2024, at the age of 69 years. Along with Lawrence, left to cherish De-De’s memory are her daughters, Tracy (Trevor) and Mandee; granddaughter, Journee and her furbaby, Barnee. She also leaves behind her brother, Terry (Gon); aunt, Alice; uncle, Larry (Lorraine); Lawrence’s siblings, Joanne (Kelvin), Johnny, Janice and Valora (Clint) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Harold and Arlene; brothers, Rick and Dave; uncle, Allan; Lawrence’s parents, John and Doris as well as his sister, Lorraine (Angus). De-De loved nothing more than sitting in her yard amongst her beautiful garden, watching the birds in the many displayed feeders, while sipping on a glass of wine. She will be deeply missed! A service celebrating De-De’s life will be held later in the summer. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting http://www.cooksouthland.com) Memorial donations in De-De’s name may be made directly to the SPCA, 55, Southwest Drive S.W., Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 8E8 or to APARC, 3184 Gershaw Drive S.W., Medicine Hat, AB, T1B 4P8. 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”


MICHAEL LANT

1963 ~ MICHAEL LANT ~ 2024
William “Michael” Earl Lant passed away peacefully at home on May 24, 2024, at the age of 60.
He is survived by his biological father, Bill Chomut of Ontario; daughter, Sarah (Jonathan) Harder; son, Alex Lant of Lethbridge; granddaughter, Abby Harder of Lethbridge; and his siblings Richard (Bobbi) Lant of Medicine Hat, Diane (Wayne) Henderson of Calgary, Robin (Renee) Porter of Calgary, Marianna Chomut of Calgary, and Geordie Chomut of Ontario; uncle, Larry Lant of Medicine Hat; aunt, Adeline (Lyle) Asselstein of Vancouver; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, and several treasured friends.
He was predeceased by his parents, Leo and Sheila (nee Rourke) Lant, and his aunt, Sharon Lant.
Born in Fort William, Ontario, Michael came to Alberta in the mid 60s. From an early age, it was clear that Mike would excel academically with his thirst for knowledge and love of reading. He loved a good debate and with his quick wit and dry sense of humour, there was rarely a dull moment in the conversation. As a young boy, Mike showed a keen interest in cars which was the beginning of his love of the car business. In 1989, he and his family made the move from Calgary to Medicine Hat to join the family business alongside his father, brother, and eventually, his uncle. Mike built an extraordinary career nurturing relationships and helping serve his customers and the community. During his career, he was awarded the highly prestigious and coveted Ford Sales Summit award which was reserved for only the Top Performers in Canada. He had a loyal customer base and took great care in ensuring each person received the best experience possible. He enjoyed a relaxing game of golf in the summer and pool league in the winter. In his spare time, he was an avid gardener taking great pride in his tomatoes and zinnias and sharing his prized plants with cherished friends and family.
He loved a good book, a great song on vinyl, and tinkering with vehicles. Nothing gave him more joy than taking his granddaughter for a drive and having her hair dyed blue!! They spent their time joking and teasing and Mike loved every minute of having a little shadow.
Thank you to the doctors and staff at the Medicine Hat Hospital Dialysis Clinic for their ongoing dedication and concern.
Special thanks to Katrina for her care and friendship.
Rest peacefully, you will be missed.
In Lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Medicine Hat Hospital Dialysis (Kidney) Clinic, Medicine Hat & District Health Foundation, 666 – 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4H6. A Come and Go in Michael’s memory will be held at Saamis Creekside Centre, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5, on Saturday, June 8th, 2024, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Michael Lant. 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.


ROBERT MACPHERSON

ROBERT MACPHERSON 1942 ~ 2024 Robert MacPherson of Medicine Hat, passed away on Friday, May 24th, 2024 at the age of 81 years. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Robert MacPherson. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed by

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.


HARVEY TARNASKY

HARVEY TARNASKY 1940 ~ 2023 Harvey Allen Tarnasky, beloved husband of the late Anne Tarnasky (nee Shudra), passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Tuesday, December 19, 2023, at the age of 83 years. Harvey is survived by sisters, Delores Schafer of Kelowna, BC and Betty Shrieves of Kimberley, BC., as well as numerous other extended family. Along with Anne, he was predeceased by his parents, Jacob and Emily Tarnasky. A Celebration of Harvey’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Friday, June 7, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. with Life Celebrant Gerry Getz officiating. A time of fellowship will follow thereafter in the Cook Southland Reception Facility. Harvey’s service will be live streamed. Those who cannot attend but wish to experience his celebration should visit Cook Southland’s website and select the View Broadcast button on the homepage at service time. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 164 Stratton Way S.E., Medicine Hat, AB., T1B 3R3. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting Cook Southland’s website 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”


MICHAEL MAURER

MICHAEL MAURER 1942 – 2024
Michael Maurer of Medicine Hat, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at the age of 81 years. He leaves to cherish his memory three sisters, Rose (Bill) Webster, Marian (George) Kuhl and Darlene (David) Romanchuk; one brother, Joe Janisch as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. He was predeceased by his parents, Michael Maurer and Rose Janisch. Michael was born on December 11, 1942, in Romania. He received his schooling in Aylmer, Ontario and was later employed with Goodyear. His hobbies were all sports related: baseball/slowpitch, hockey, golf and bowling. He coached fastball, loved to garden and was a member of the Goodyear Slowpitch team. Over the years Michael belonged to various golf clubs and was a mixed bowling champion. His family would like to thank Home Care, the Wellington staff and the staff of 4West for taking such good care of Michael. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATION OF LIFE CENTRE on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend officiating. The service will be live streamed. Those who wish to attend virtually, please visit Michael’s obituary page on our website and select the link. Interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, in memory of Michael, donations may be directed to St. Peter Lutheran Church 758 8th Street SE, Medicine Hat T1A 1M5 or to A.J.’s Loan Cupboard (Alan Joys Memorial Fund Society) Box 45006, McKenzie Postal Outlet, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 7H3. 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


MARLENE SAUER

MARLENE SAUER 1953 ~ 2024
Marlene Christina Sauer passed away on Thursday, May 30, 2024 at the age of 71 years, beloved wife of Richard Sauer of Maleb, Alberta. Family and friends will gather for prayers in the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATION OF LIFE CENTRE on Sunday, June 9, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. The prayer service will be live-streamed. Please visit Marlene’s obituary page at http://www.pattisonfuneralhome.com for the link. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Sunday evening, June 9, 2024, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Monday one hour prior to mass. The funeral mass will be celebrated in the HOLY FAMILY PARISH (1451 Strachan Road S.E.) on Monday, June 10, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. The funeral mass will be live streamed. You are invited to watch on http://www.youtube.com/Medicine Hat Holy Family Church or follow this link: https://www.youtube.com@medicinehatholyfamilychurch. A private interment will follow in the Hillside 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

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