January 22nd, 2021

February 15, 2020

By Destinee Mattson on February 15, 2020.

1160 Obituaries

1926 ~ MELVIN “MEL” FAUSER ~ 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mel Fauser, beloved husband of Florence (Wittig) on February 13, 2020 at the age of 93. Mel was born March 5, 1926 in Surprise, SK. After the death of his parents in 1926 and 1928, he was raised by his grandparents, Andrew & Christina Fauser in Medicine Hat and on the family farm in Golden Prairie, SK. Throughout his life he had many careers, including city bus driver, real estate agent/owner, and his favorite job was later in life being a tour bus driver and driving bus for the Medicine Hat Blue Jays. He loved all sports but especially baseball, hunting and fishing. His favorite hobby later in life was pony chariot racing. Mel won the Emerson Porter Memorial Trophy in Medicine Hat three years in a row. He was known as “gentleman Mel” on the racing circuit. Mel is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Florence; two daughters, Bonnie Penner of Calgary and Arlene (Fred) Ohlmann of Medicine Hat; grandchildren, Sara (Bryce) Stickel, Jennifer (Chris) Mossey, Michelle Penner, Charlie Penner; and six great grandchildren Payton, Levi, Jacob, Olivia, Liam and Shay. The family would like to thank the staff at Haven Care at South Country Village for the outstanding and loving care given to Mel for the last two years. The Funeral Service will be held at TEMPLE BAPTIST CHURCH, 606 – 7th Street SW, Medicine Hat, on Monday, February 17th, 2020 at 2:00 pm with Pastor Bob McGougan officiating. Memorial gifts in Mel’s memory may be made to the Pinecrest Baptist Bible Camp, c/o 606-7 Street SW, Medicine Hat, AB. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Melvin Fauser. 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.


1935 ~ DOREEN BEIERBACH ~ 2020

Doreen Beierbach of Medicine Hat, passed away on Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 at the age of 85 years. A private graveside service will take place in the spring. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Doreen Beierbach. 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.


1946 ~ PENNY McLACHLAN ~ 2020

Penny Lou McLachlan passed away in Medicine Hat, AB on Thursday, February 13th, 2020 at the age of 73 years. She will be dearly missed by her four children and their families. A memorial service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB on Thursday, February 20th, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. Memorial gift’s in Penny’s name may be made to the local S.P.C.A., 55 Southview Drive SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8. Condolences may be sent through condolences@saamis.com subject heading Penny McLachan. 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.


1959 ~ PRUD’HOMME ~ 2020

Roger Joseph Prud’Homme of Medicine Hat, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2020, at the age of 60 years, beloved husband of the late Betty Prud’Homme. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Roger Prud’Homme, or you may visit http://www.pattisonfuneralhome.com and leave a message of condolence.

Funeral Arrangements are by the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 540 South Railway St. SE, Medicine Hat T1A 4C2



JOSEPH NOWICKI

Although the air was crisp and cool, the Redcliff Cemetery was peaceful and calm as family gathered to lay Joey to rest. The celebration of his life continued at Family Church in honour of a man who was truly a blessing to all those who knew and loved him.

And think of him as living

in the hearts of those he touched…

for nothing loved is ever lost,

and he was loved so much.

His Life Lived…

His Life Cherished…

His Life Honoured.

Courtesy of

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”


MILDRED BERGEN

1930 ~ 2020

Mildred Pollyanna Bergen passed away at St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice in Medicine Hat on Monday, February 10, 2020, at the age of 89 years. A Celebration of Mildred’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of cards and flowers, memorial donations in Mildred’s name may be made directly to St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice, 156 – 3 Street N.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5M1. (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”


NORMA ELAINE DANYLUK

Norma Elaine Danyluk (nee Ans) passed away peacefully on February 5, 2020 at the age of 95 in Medicine Hat, AB. She was predeceased by her husband Walter Danyluk on October 15, 2003 and is survived by her son Bruce Danyluk of the R.M. of Springfield, MB; daughter Susan (Eric) Clay of Pias, Portugal; daughter Shelagh Corless and family friend Denise Hanson of Medicine Hat; and grandchildren Kate-Lyn Danyluk (Steven Skehar) of the R.M. of Springfield, Angie Zaid of Winnipeg, Annan Harley of Toronto and Scott Harley of Montreal.

Norma was born on April 13, 1924 in Whitemouth, MB. During WWII, she was one of the first generation of women to serve in the RCAF (Women’s Division). Prior to leaving her military job, she received an engagement ring in the mail from her boyfriend Walter, then serving as a Lancaster pilot in England. When the war ended, she and Walter married and moved to Vancouver where Walter attended UBC. After graduation, they moved back to Manitoba and Walter began his career with the Manitoba Government. Walter’s career took them to Rennie in the Whiteshell, and subsequently to Winnipeg.

In the mid-1970s, Walter and Norma purchased a rural property in the R.M. of Springfield. Norma never stopped talking about her love of “The Farm”. At the “farm”, she spent many happy hours in the garden and in her pottery. When Walter passed, Norma moved to Medicine Hat to be with her youngest daughter Shelagh.

The family wishes to thank the staff of the Riverview Care Centre and the Medicine Hat Hospital for their compassionate care of our Mom. At Norma’s request, no funeral is planned. It is suggested that those wishing to make a donation in Norma’s memory direct their donations to the Cardiac Care program at the St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, through the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation.


ROSE GEIGER

Earlier this week, a Funeral Mass for this lovely lady, Rose Geiger, was held at Holy Family Parish. It was a special time with music, scripture and prayer in which brought comfort for those in attendance. Although she will be dearly missed, her memory will not be forgotten.

The music stops,

Yet it echoes on in sweet refrains…

For every life that passes,

Something beautiful remains.

Her Life Lived…

Her Life Cherished…

Her Life Honoured.

Courtesy of

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”


ROSIE OBER

Last Saturday, nearly 300 people united in Cook’s Chapel to honour the life of such a wonderful lady, Rose Ober. Her life was reflected in the sharing of stories of her life and a display of pictures and personal items beautifully captured her memory. She will be kept close in the hearts of her family and many friends.

Rosie’s time on this earth,

Has come to a close…

Her memory can be found,

In the beauty of a Rose

Her Life Lived…

Her Life Cherished…

Her Life Honoured.

Courtesy of

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”


1936 ~ EDWARD EMES ~ 2020

It is with profound sadness that the family of Edward Harrison “Ted” Emes announce his sudden passing on January 18th, 2020, at the age of 83 years. Ted was predeceased by his dearly loved wife, Carol Emes; his daughter, Terry; brother, Ken; and parents, Olive (nee Hawthorne) and Leslie Emes. He leaves to cherish his memory, his best friend and confidante, Gail Frandsen; son, Craig (Marnie) Emes; and daughter, Karen (Irv) MacDonald; grandchildren, Lyndsey, Craig, Sarah, Michael, Kristopher, Benjamin, and Madeline; great-grandchildren, Isabella, Maverick, Jaycee, Emily, Braydon, Lucas, Sydney, and Abby; Carol’s family; Angela and Rob; Peggy and her children, Mykayla and Jean (John) and their father, John; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ted also leaves to cherish his memory his special friends, Jason McDouall and family and Wayne Dyck and Kathy Pollock. Ted was born March 15th, 1936 in Grande Prairie, AB. During his elementary years, he lived in Granum, AB, during World War II, where his dad was stationed at RCAF Claresholm. In his teen years, the family moved North up to Beaverlodge where he completed his high school education. During those years he was involved in cadets and he also worked as a newspaper carrier. In the mid 1950’s, as a young man, Ted moved to Medicine Hat to work for his uncle at Hawthorne’s Men’s Wear. Thereafter, he went to work in the insurance profession and began what turned into a 30-year career with London Life as an underwriter where he was also a very active P.C. Associate for many years. Ted met and married Carol and together they were able to travel to Cuba and Mexico; drive to Alaska; and take many golf trips before her passing. Later, he was blessed to be able to travel to Scottsdale, Hawaii and Palm Desert with his best friend and companion, Gail. Ted also had a love for International trucks and John Deere tractors and enjoyed completing his own restorations as a hobby. He was on the executive of the Alberta Chapter of the American Truck Historical Society as both treasurer and membership chairperson and was a proud member of The Royal United Services Institute of Medicine Hat. Ted also made many friends through his involvement at Temple Baptist Church and St. Barnabas Anglican Church. He sincerely enjoyed participating in the times of fellowship that he shared with the men at breakfast on Saturday mornings. He was a very caring and lovable person, but he would always tell you how things were. He would tell you if you looked good but then he would also tell you to “go fix your hair”. He had fond nicknames for everyone and everything. He had a contagious smile and infectious laugh that could not be missed, and he would always say “Ya…Ya” and “I’ll get around to it”. He will be sadly missed by all those who knew and loved him. His family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff at South Country Village and Masterpiece Southland Meadows for taking such great care of him during the months that he was there. A Memorial Service will be held at ST. BARNABAS ANGLICAN CHURCH, 635 – 4th Street SE, on Monday, February 17th, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Oz Lorentzen officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Ted’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Edward Emes. 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.


WEILER, DONNA MARIE

June 15, 1960 – Medicine Hat, Alberta

February 13, 2020 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with great sadness, that the family of Donna Weiler of Calgary announces her passing after a courageous battle with cancer, on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at the age of 59 years.

Donna accomplished much throughout her life and was most proud of her thirty-seven years of dedicated service with TELUS, starting with AGT in Medicine Hat then on to Edmonton and Calgary. After retirement she volunteered with Calgary Interfaith Food Bank, Terry Fox Foundation, and Samaritan’s Purse.

Donna was passionate about hockey, music, and crazy cats. She was also so proud of her nieces and nephews who brought joy to her life.

Donna will be lovingly remembered by her special friend Andy Collier, brother John (Martha) Weiler; sisters, Sharon Frame and Carolyn Weiler (Vern Hyde); as well as nieces and nephews, Stevie-Ann Frame, Jamie Frame, Slade Frame, Sophie Marcotte (Patrick Blais), and Benoit Marcotte; and cousins and friends.

Donna was predeceased by her parents, Stan and Eva Weiler.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, AB) on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. There will also be a Memorial Service held in Medicine Hat at a later date. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Donna’s obituary at http://www.McInnisandHolloway.com.

In living memory of Donna Weiler, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD SE, CALGARY, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403- 256-9575.


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