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Lyn Zorn    December 23, 1945 - June 26, 2017

It is with true sadness that family announce the passing of Lyn Zorn which occurred on Monday, June 26, 2017, at the age of 71 years.  Along with her beloved dog, Olive, Lyn leaves to cherish her memory two daughters, Loraine (Geoff) of Langdon, Candice (John) of Medicine Hat;  two grandchildren, Cheyanne and Kadence as well as a brother-in-law, Ron Beres, all of Medicine Hat.  She was predeceased by her parents, Margorie and Fred Allen and her twin sister, Lee Beres.  Lyn will be forever missed by her family and close friends.  Thank you for the memories and we will forever love you.  A come and go celebration of Lyn’s life will be held at the Whiskey Creek Diner, 937 - 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat (Please use the main entrance on the North side of the building) on Friday, June 30, 2017, between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.  Those attending are invited to dress casual for this time of fellowship and sharing of memories.  Family will gather privately for an interment to take place at a later date on the family farm.  (Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at  If friends so desire, memorial gifts in Lyn’s memory may be made to Bear Valley Rescue by visiting their website at  Honoured to serve the family is  

Art Eiswerth    1926 - 2017

It is with heavy hearts that the family announces that Paul Arthur “Art” Eiswerth, beloved husband of Marguerite, passed away at St. Joseph’s Home - Carmel Hospice on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at the age of 82 years. Art’s life will be celebrated at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 - 13 Street SW., Medicine Hat, on Friday, June 30, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at    Honoured to serve the family is

1948 - IRMA DORIS RILEY - 2017 

The family, friends and colleagues of Irma Riley wish to commemorate her life of love, honesty, and a commitment to both the local and world communities.  Irma passed away on Saturday evening while doing the things she loved to do with one of her daughters, both of whom she loved so much.  Irma had spent a life of service to her family, her students, and the community.  She taught students in Vincent Massey School, Riverside School, Medicine Hat High School, and Medicine Hat College.  In addition to being a teacher librarian, she taught art, math, English, French, German, and a broad range of high school options, winning provincial awards in art, English, and German.  She was selected by the Department of Education to manage and coordinate the Student Exchange Program with the schools in Bavaria, Germany, for students from across Alberta.  At the same time, she had proudly served with community groups promoting women in the professions and business, and the German Canadian Club.  She will be missed by all.  The Memorial Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Friday, June 30th, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. with Life Celebrant Lynett Getz officiating.  Memorial gifts in Irma’s memory may be made to the Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter, PO Box 2500 Lcd 1, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8G8.  Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Irma Riley.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

   1923 - OLINDA YANKE - 2017

Mrs. Olinda Yanke (nee Lutz) of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Carl Yanke, passed away on Saturday, June 24th, 2017 at the age of 93 years.  Olinda was predeceased by her son, Cecil; and her daughter, Loretta; as well as several brothers and sisters.  Olinda leaves to cherish her memory two grandchildren, Rob Yanke (Lorelei) and Lorene (Kevin) Stenhouse, both of Medicine Hat; five great grandchildren, Derek, Dallas and Dylan Yanke and Jaelyn and Peyton Stenhouse, that were her pride and joy.  Olinda is also survived by one brother, Ralph (Irene) Lutz.  Olinda was born on October 14th, 1923 in the Manyberries area.  After her education and working on the farm she met Carl at a dance in the Wisdom area and they married on October 25th, 1941, spending the next 60 years together.  Olinda worked right along Carl helping to build a new house in Medicine Hat after moving from the farm to the city.  Along with her excellent gardening and cooking skills, she was also handy with crocheting and made many doilies for family and friends alike.  A true Calgary Flames fan, she also like to spoil her family with German food that nobody could resist.  She had an instrumental hand in raising her grandchildren and loved her great-grandchildren equally as much.  We are going to miss this witty and hard-working grandma that meant so much to all of us.  A Graveside Service will be held at HILLSIDE CEMETERY, Gershaw Drive SW & 10 Avenue SW, on Thursday, June 29th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant Lynett Getz officiating.  Those wishing to attend, please meet inside the cemetery gates at 12:45 p.m.  Memorial gifts in Olinda's memory may be made to The Valleyview, 65 Valleyview Drive SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 7K5 or to SEASAR (South Eastern Alberta Search and Rescue), 8 - 49 Viscount Avenue SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5G4.  Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Olinda Yanke.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to


John Karpiuk passed away on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at the age of 68 years, beloved husband of Bev Karpiuk.  Further information will be announced.  To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: subject heading: John Karpiuk, or you may visit  and leave a message of condolence. 

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