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Landon Matthew Schaffer

LANDON MATTHEW SCHAFFER Aug.29, 1984 – June 12, 2024
On Saturday June 22 Family gathered to celebrate the life of Landon.
He was a great Dad to the loves of his life, his boys Sheadon & Lahson (Monica) and Kason (Heather). A loving son to his Mom Ann,& Bill, his Dad Terry. A proud brother of Nicole (Doug) and Trevor (Katrina).
A Redcliff boy who grew up living close to his Granma & Grampa Glass and Granma & Grampa Schaffer, Aunts, Uncles, cousins and life long friends.
His 3 beautiful sons were the pride and joy of his life. His happiest moments were ones spent camping, fishing, golfing, swimming, gaming and shooting hoops with his precious boys and their Moms.
Landon will be forever missed by all who knew and loved him. Keep sharing that beautiful smile. Rest in peace son.


KEN GRAUMANS

1936 ~ KEN GRAUMANS ~ 2024
Cornelius (Ken) Petrus Graumans went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 7, two days shy of his 88th birthday, after a well-fought fourth battle with cancer. He successfully won the first three battles starting 28 years ago. He leaves behind his beloved and devoted wife, Rita; his four children, Arnold, Johanna (Shaun), Corinne, and Eric (Leanne); adopted daughter-in-law, Lori; three grandchildren, Ryan (Angela), Kyle (Stephanie), and Matthew (Cleo); five great-grandchildren, Oaklynn, Theodore, Koen, Benjamin, and Kyler; one brother, Jan (Dina); a sister, Mien; and sister-in-law, Nel; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ken was predeceased by his parents, Petrus and Johanna; and five siblings.
Ken was born the seventh of eight children in Liesbos, Holland on June 9, 1936 to a farming family. In his early years, he developed a passion for farming. After the required time in the army, the call for promise of a farm life in Canada lured him here with his young bride in 1962. The first many years came with a tremendous amount of learning and struggle building a farm from the ground up. Ken and Rita were determined and it was only through this determination through sacrifice, extreme hard work, perseverance, and the friendship of his sister and brother-in-law, Liz and Pete, cousins close by, and many fellow immigrants in the same position, did the years eventually get easier.
He enjoyed serving and volunteering on numerous boards, committees, counsels, clubs, and leagues in the county and community over the years including Unifarm, Cypress County, and the Dutch Canadian Society. Ken and Rita moved to Medicine Hat from the farm in Seven Persons in 2003. Ken remained extremely active and could do whatever he chose to until this past year. He looked after the yard and garden at the farm and helped Rita with the one in town, travelled with friends, golfed, played pool and cards, walked or biked daily, went to Tiger hockey games, spent time with his multi-generations of children, learned how to text, read countless books, and even went to see his family in Holland a few years ago. There is nothing he enjoyed more than a chance to visit and the opportunity to make you laugh over a coffee or a wine and something sweet. He truly touched the lives of all the people who knew him.
Ken and Rita were married 62 years in February. His life is a testament to the values of hard work and facing life’s challenges with faith here and above, grace, kindness, and optimism. They came with a dream, the clothes on their back and he ended with a wealth of memories and a comfortable life.
The family is forever grateful for the care provided to him over the past year(s) by all the doctors, nurses, home care nurses, and aids.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Parish, 1451 Strachan Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB, on Friday, June 28th, 2024, at 10:45 am with Fr. Iqbal Khurshid, Celebrant. Family and friends are also welcome to participate via livestream by logging on to http://www.youtube.com and joining the live webcast on Medicine Hat Holy Family Church on the above date and time. In lieu of flowers as a show of sympathy for the family, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in Ken’s honour at http://www.cancer.ca under Ways to Give. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Ken Graumans. 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.


DORIS FRANKO

1938 ~ DORIS FRANKO ~ 2024
Doris Phyllis Franko (nee Mutschler) went to be with her Heavenly Father on June 16, 2024, following a brief battle with cancer. Doris passed away peacefully with her family at her side, at St. Joseph’s Hospice, at the age of 85 years. Doris was born the fourth of five children to Philip and Katherine (Ginther) Mutschler in Maple Creek, SK. She is survived by Diane and Murray Morton, and their children, Brookelynn and Jenna; Dale and Cindi Franko; brother, Jim Mutschler, and his wife, Delores; brother-in-law, Allen Donst; brothers and sisters-in-law, Don and Connie Franko, Carol and John Smith, and Peter Kapeluck; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends; and her adopted family, Rick, Line, Connor, Cameron, and Kyle Gray. Doris was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Walter; sisters, Irma (Fernie) Glass, Lorraine (Rudy) Jackle, and June Donst; brother and sisters-in-law, Olga (Leo) Bast, John (Ruby) Franko, and Violet Kapeluck. Doris worked at several different jobs, but her 20 years working for mental health services, both in Medicine Hat and Victoria, BC, were the ones she enjoyed most. She enjoyed travelling, camping, dancing, curling, and playing cards/games with her family and friends. Special thanks to Dr. Majeed and the amazing team at St. Joseph’s Hospice who went above and beyond to care for our precious mother. We are forever grateful. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB, on Thursday, June 27th, 2024 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, and at Victory Lutheran Church, 2793 Southview Drive SE, Medicine Hat, AB, on Friday, June 28th, 2024 from 10:00 am to 10:50 am. The Funeral Service will be held at Victory Lutheran Church on Friday, June 28th, 2024 at 11:00 am with Pastor Roland Weisbrot officiating. If unable to attend, family and friends are welcome to participate via livestream by logging on to victorylutheran.ca/livestream/ at the above date and time. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Doris’ memory may be made to Carmel Hospice at St. Joseph’s Home, 156 3rd Street NE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5M1. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Doris Franko. 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.


WAYNE MARTIN

WAYNE MARTIN July 31, 1937 ~ June 20, 2024
It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of Wayne Vernon Martin, our beloved husband, father, grand-father, brother, uncle and friend on Thursday, June 20, 2024. Wayne was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and after a long battle, he passed away peacefully at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital with his family by his side, at the age of 86 years.
Wayne was born in Ponteix, Saskatchewan on July 31, 1937 to Vernon and H. Doris Martin and was raised on the family farm near Cadillac. On August 12, 1959, Wayne married Judy Klath. In 1975, together they purchased the family farm, where they farmed and raised their three daughters. His passion was his family and the farm. Wayne was very involved with the community and served 32 years as a devoted Division 6 councillor for the R.M. Of Auvergne #76. He enjoyed raising Gelbvieh cattle and being involved in the 4-H program with his daughter, Carmen, through the years.
Many summers were spent at the cabin in Cypress Hills with family and friends. In 2006, they sold the family farm and officially retired to Medicine Hat to spend their golden years, where he actively spent his time biking, bowling, golfing and walking his adored puppies on every trail imaginable. He was truly a kind friend to all who knew him.
Wayne leaves behind his loving wife, Judy; three daughters, Colleen (Wayne) Baron; grandchildren, Cody (Erika) and their children, Jonathan, Madison and Jaxson; Megan (Corey) Black and their children, Paisley and Gage; Jesse (Clay) Williams and their children, Harper and Barrett; Crystal Martin and Carmen (Jeff) Watson; grandsons, Connor and Ethan. He also leaves behind his brothers, Lawrence Martin and Bill Martin (Sharon); sister, Catherine Dubourt as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and so many dear friends. Wayne was predeceased by his parents, Vernon and H. Doris Martin; in-laws, Margaret Martin, Lorraine Martin Morton and John Dubourt; niece, Lori Martin and great-nephew, Daniel Backmann.
The family would like to thank the doctor’s and nursing staff of the Medicine Hat Hospital, the ALS Society and the Home Care team for their exceptionally compassionate care and kindness.
A Graveside Celebration of Wayne’s life will be held at Hillside Cemetery on Tuesday, June 25, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. A time of fellowship will follow thereafter in the Cook Southland Reception Facility. Relatives and friends attending the graveside celebration should gather at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 -13 Street S.W., on Tuesday between 1:30 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. to join the procession to gravesite for the celebration. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our 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”


HEIDI ANN FISHER

HEIDI ANN FISHER July 11th, 1967 April 25th, 2024 Heidi Fisher passed away on April 25th, 2024, at the age of 56 years.
A Graveside Service will be held on June 25th, 2024, at 1:00pm at Redcliff Cemetery.
Arrangements are made by
Grace Memorial Affordable
Burial & Cremation
1924 10th Ave N.W.
Medicine Hat, Alberta T1C 1T5
http://www.gracememorial.com
403-905-0440


JOHN THORBURN

1923 – JOHN THORBURN – 2024 John Thorburn passed away on May 9, 2024, three months shy of his 101st birthday. A celebration of John’s life was held yesterday at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Lancer, SK. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Canadian Kidney Foundation or to AJ’s Loan Cupboard. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading John Thorburn. 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 FISCHER

1937 EDWIN FISCHER 2024 It is with a heavy heart that the family of Edwin Fischer announce his passing on Wednesday, June 19th, 2024, at the age of 86 years. The Funeral Mass was celebrated yesterday at HOLY FAMILY PARISH with Fr. Iqbal Khurshid, Celebrant. In lieu of flowers , donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Edwin Fischer. 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.


THELMA SCHNEIDER

THELMA SCHNEIDER 1938 – 2024 Thelma Schneider of Medicine Hat, passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2024, at the age of 86 years, beloved wife of the late Vernon Schneider. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed. 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


JERRY ZIEBART

JERRY ZIEBART April 20, 1938 ~ June 20, 2024
With a broken heart, Jean announces the passing of her beloved husband, Jerome ‘Jerry’ Ziebart. He passed away at the Sunnyside Nursing Home in Medicine Hat on Thursday, June 20, 2024, at the age of 86 years. Along with Jean, left to remember Jerry are his two daughters, Jody Ziebart and her family, children, Dustin and Jessica and her daughter, Graylee; Linda (Russell) Price and their family, children, Danielle (Scott) and their son Silas; Jenna; and Brennan (Cierra) and their son, Nathan, many dear friends as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Jerry was born the sixth of eleven children to Aloysius and Elizabeth Ziebart. He was very proud of serving the Medicine Hat community as a firefighter for 34 years, retiring as Platoon Captain. In Jerry’s younger years, he was very athletic playing both hockey and baseball. He was an avid Blue Jays fan who never missed watching a game. Jerry was a jack of all trades who could do a little of everything including woodworking. He spent many hours helping out friends and family including farming and ranching. Jerry’s family would like to thank the amazing staff at Sunnyside for the care they provided as well as the laughter and kindness they’ve always shared with him. A Celebration of Jerry’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Friday, June 28, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Murray Jaster officiating. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our 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”


CATHIE RAMSAY


CATHIE RAMSAY 1929 ~ 2024 Mrs. Catherine Ramsay, beloved wife of 66 years to the late Alexander Ramsay, passed away in Medicine Hat, on Friday, June 21, 2024, at the age of 95 years. Cathie leaves to cherish her memory: son, Wayne (Barb) Ramsay; daughter, Avril (Bill) McEwen; grandchildren, Scott (Mel) McEwen; Steven (Alanna) McEwen as well as two great grandchildren, Claudia and Alex McEwen. The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the wonderful people at Meadowlands and Sunnyside Care Centre for the dignity and care they provided to Cathie. Her life will be honoured and her memory cherished without the proceedings of a formal service. (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”

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