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By Obituaries on July 2, 2024.


DONALD DOUGLAS WESSNER

1941 – DONALD DOUGLAS WESSNER – 2024
Donald Douglas “Don” Wessner, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother, peacefully passed away on June 27, 2024, in Medicine Hat, AB. He was born on April 14, 1941, in Hodgeville, SK, to Emil and Leona Wessner. Don was a man of unwavering love and kindness, whose warm smile and gentle nature touched the lives of all who knew him. He embraced life with a passion for the outdoors, finding peace and joy in boating, camping, and observing birds and animals in their natural habitats. Don also found solace in woodworking, creating pieces that reflected his creativity and craftsmanship. On September 19, 1964, Don married the love of his life, Fay Stock, and together they shared 59 years of unconditional love, support, and devotion. Their union was blessed with two children, Travis (Shauna) and Tyrone, who were the pride and joy of Don’s life. He cherished his role as a father, guiding and nurturing his children with patience and wisdom. Don’s grandchildren, Lucas, Kenna, Emily, and Ben, held a special place in his heart, bringing him immeasurable love and joy. He treasured every moment spent with them, creating lasting memories that will be cherished forever. In addition to his immediate family, Don is survived by his brother, Ralph (Vivian) Wessner as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Don was preceded in death by his parents, Emil and Leona Wessner, daughter-in-law, Monika Wessner; his sister, JoAnn (Helmer) Schwartz; and Fay’s parents, Adolph (Violet) Stock. A man of integrity and compassion, Don will be remembered for his unwavering dedication to his family and his ability to spread love and kindness. His legacy of warmth and generosity will continue to inspire all who knew him. A memorial service in honor of Don’s life will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, July 2, 2024, at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB. If unable to attend, family and friends are welcome to participate via livestream by logging on to http://www.saamis.com and joining the live webcast on Don’s memorial page at the above date and time. A virtual guest book is available on the livestream page for those participating remotely. The family kindly requests that donations be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 6007 1A Street SW, Calgary, AB, T2H 0G5 or the Alberta Diabetes Foundation, 1 020 HRIF-East, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E1, causes that were close to Don’s heart. Don Wessner will be deeply missed but never forgotten. May his soul rest in eternal peace. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Donald Wessner. 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.


IDA “EDIE” YOUNG

IDA “EDIE” YOUNG December 19, 1942 June 26, 2024
Mom/Gramma/Nana

Born Ida Jean Neumann December 19, 1942- adopted nickname of Speedy Edie in school from her days playing ball. This name was very appropriate as mom was full tilt on whatever passion she was pursuing.
She married Dad in 1961 on his 22nd birthday so he would never forget their anniversary. They would’ve been celebrating 63 years of marriage on June 30, 2024. Together they loved to travel, mostly to warm destinations, Florida was a favourite. She was so excited to finally experience a rocket launch in person this year on the beach surrounded by family, it had been a lifelong bucket list item and was definitely memorable.
Her interests were diverse and abundant ranging from gardening, cooking, baking, pickling, music, sewing, swimming, camping, bird watching and helping anyone in need. Her Yorkshire pudding, zucchini bread and borscht were legendary.
Mom was very generous with her time as well as with the thoughtful happy mailings she would send for every special occasion or just because. She was actively involved in the figure skating club in Surrey as well as when we first moved to Medicine Hat, sewing all of our costumes without hesitation.
She was driven with a passion of service – she loved to help people as best she could. She taught at hairdressing school in the early days, to volunteering as a brownie leader, and providing a welcoming place to stay for international students travelling through town with the group “Up with People”. Mom took solace in comforting people at times of grief- her kindness and compassion was a light in times of darkness.
More recently mom cherished the quieter times and simply spending time with her family. Many memories of looking for seashells, angels and fairies, or just chilling will fill our hearts as we take comfort that she is finally able to rest in peace.

Forever in our hearts xxoo
She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Les Young; daughters, Valerie (Scott) Warren and Laura (Derek) Melnick; grandchildren, Jenna (Pablo), Ciara (Malyk), Autumn and John; brother, Chuck Neumann; as well as extended family and friends near and far. She was predeceased by her parents, brother and sister.

No formal service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations in Edie’s memory may be made to ShelterBox Canada or to a charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be made at http://www.gracememorial.com. 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


THEO VERHOEVEN

THEO VERHOEVEN 1937 – 2024 Theo Verhoeven of Bow Island, passed away on Thursday, June 27, 2024, at the age of 87 years. 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


TED BIERBACH

TED BIERBACH 1940 – 2024 Ted Bierbach, beloved husband of Judy Bierbach, passed away on Monday, July 1, 2024, at the age of 84 years. 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


HENDRIKA NORRIS

HENDRIKA NORRIS 1950 – 2024 Hendrika Norris of Medicine Hat, passed away on Monday, July 1, 2024, at the age of 74 years. 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


ARTHUR RENTON

ARTHUR RENTON 1929 – 2024 Arthur William Renton, beloved husband of Patricia Renton, passed away to be with his Lord on Saturday, June 29, 2024, at the age of 95 years. He his also survived by Lyle and Donna, Morgan and Kathryn, granddaughters, great granddaughters and his nieces and nephews in England. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so one hour prior to the service. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATION OF LIFE CENTRE on Friday, July 5,2024, at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Dan Doerksen officiating. Interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish to remember Arthur with a donation, may do so to the Southern Alberta Bible Camp – info@aabc.ca 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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