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1923 - AUDREY McELLIGOTT - 2017 

Audrey Helena (Clark) McElligott (nee Brown), passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 at the age of 93 years in Medicine Hat, Alberta after a period of failing health.  Audrey was born in Saint John, New Brunswick to Shirley Leroy Brown and Gertrude Elizabeth Leeman.  She was the last surviving member of her immediate family and was predeceased by siblings, James, Muriel, Trueman, Douglas, Kenneth and Gertrude.  She was also predeceased by her husband, William McElligott; and son, Larry Wayne Clark.  She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Maggie Ross of London, England; daughter, Barbara (Ric) O'Neill; two granddaughters; and one great granddaughter, all of Calgary; step-children, Elizabeth McElligott of Vancouver, Douglas (Betty) McElligott of Calgary; and step-granddaughter, Dawn McElligott of Calgary; as well as numerous nieces and nephews including, special niece, Bonnie Furyk of Barrie, Ontario.  Audrey was blessed to have the companionship and help of many friends and caregivers in her life.  Very special thanks to nephew, Ted Brown and wife Ann of Penticton, British Columbia who lovingly helped Audrey in her later years and helped care for her in her last weeks of failing health. Audrey entered the Canadian Women's Army Corps in 1942 and was discharged with the rank of Sergeant in 1946.  She spent most of her working life in Montreal, Quebec.  She and Bill moved to Medicine Hat in 1980 where they made many friends and became involved in activities such as golf, bowling and square dancing.  Audrey was a long-time member of the Hat Harmonettes and was awarded a Honorary lifetime membership in 2014.  She volunteered for many years as a receptionist at the Veiner Centre for which she received numerous certificates of appreciation including the Golden Hero award. Audrey was a private person, loving and kind who always enjoyed a good laugh.  Her character was peppered, always with a sense of mystery.  She will be missed.  There will be no service at Audrey's request.  Her ashes will be interred in the family plot in Saint John, New Brunswick.  Memorial gifts in Audrey's memory may be made to the SPCA, 55 Southwest Drive SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8 or to a charity of one’s choice.  Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Audrey McElligott.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

 


                              ENSLEN

Emma Irene Enslen of Medicine Hat passed away on Friday, January 13, 2017, at the age of 92 years, beloved wife of the late William Enslen.  She leaves to cherish her memory four children, Shirley (Ken) Pattison of Eckville, Lester (Linda) Enslen of Medicine Hat, Ken (Debbie) Enslen of Schuler and Miriam (Graham) Kern of Bismark, North Dakota; fourteen grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; four sisters-in-law, Vivian Stuber, Adeline Stuber, Pauline Stuber and Alice (Herb) Sackmann; one brother-in-law, Daniel Enslen, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her parents, Adam and Matilda Stuber; her loving husband, William on April 4, 2015; one loving daughter, Juliann (Charlie) Brooks; five brothers, Emil, Edward (in infancy), John, Fred, and Arthur Stuber and great granddaughters, Catie, Jana and Dara Bott; parents-in-law, George and Maria Enslen, and other in-laws, Jack and Ella Enslen, Anna Marie (Stockburger) Jauk, John and Edna Enslen, Violet Enslen, Ralph and Emma Mogck, Leo George Enslen, Doug and Leah Stringer, and Elmer and Tillie Anderst.  Mom grew up on a farm in the Wisdom area with her parents, Adam J. and Matilda Stuber.  She had five older brothers, Mom was the youngest and the only girl.  She attended Little Plume School for nine years and was an excellent student.  Mom married William Enslen of Schuler in 1942 and raised a family of five children.  They enjoyed seventy three years of marriage as they farmed together and retired to Medicine Hat in 1970. s24 Mom was a hard worker both inside and out on the farm.  She had a huge garden, many beautiful flowers, and was an extremely good cook and baker.  While mom was shy in nature, she had lots of company and was hospitable with everyone.  She canned dozens of jars of fruit , sausage and sauerkraut, loved quilting, and did much sewing for her family.  Mom enjoyed going shopping and had a good eye for fabric as well as ready made items.  A big thank you to the staff at Haven View for their compassionate care of our mom during her stay there. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Larry Enslen officiating.  A private family interment will take place in the Hillside Cemetery.  As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the charity of your choice.  To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Emma Enslen, or you may visit www.pattisonfuneralhome.com  and leave a message of condolence.


                          STEHR

Traugott Stehr passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2017, at the age of 96 years, beloved husband of the late Emilie Stehr.  He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Shirley (Russel), Stan, and Eugene (Patsy); his grandchildren, TaniaMarie (Grant) and their children, Scott and Teighla; TeraLeigh; Tyler (Dorlisa) and their children, Adelynn and Jaren; Nathan (Amber); Thomas (Veronica) and their daughter, Sawyer Emilie; and Jonathan; one sister, Edna Friemark as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents, Nickolas and Karolina Stehr; his wife, Emilie on June 4, 2010; three brothers, and one sister.  Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Friday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at  11:00 a.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend.  Interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery.  As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society 200, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 or to the Carmel Hospice (St. Joseph’s Home) c/o 156 - 3 St. NE, Medicine Hat, T1A 5M1.  To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Traugott Stehr, or you may visit www.pattisonfuneralhome.com  and leave a message of condolence. 


    

REINHOLD H. KRAUSS   May 3rd, 1920 - January 18th, 2017 

Reinhold the "lucky 13th" child in a large family of 18 children passed away in Medicine Hat, at the age of 96 years. Reinhold was predeceased by his wife, Clara Marjorie (Scott); his parents, William and Magdalena (Bischke); step-mother, Maria (Schattle/Irion); in-laws, Fred and Margaret (Maggie Woolley/Wodham) Scott; brother-in-law, Grant (Isabel) Wodham, Grant's second wife, Rosie (Dewalt); sister-in-law, Hazel (John) Lentz; as well as his siblings and their spouses, Emilie (Fred) Stuber, Henry, Pauline (Chris) Yanke, Edward (Elsie), Martha (Gordon) Deering, Jack (Bertha), John (Martha), Lydia (John) Lehr, Willy (Amelia), Andrew (Gertie), Louise (Bill) Ruff, Anna (Elmer) Bohnet, Emanual (Laurina), Albert (Elvina), Adam (Hazel) and Eva (Ken) Schneider; one child deceased at birth; and special friends, Marv Prusky and John Schorr.  Reinhold leaves to cherish his memory two children, and their families:  Daughter, Arlene (Terry) Krausz; granddaughter, Bonnie Burrows (Pat Russell); great grandsons, Devin Burrows, Mitchell Burrows (Annie Simmonds); great-great grandson, Wade Burrows; and grandson, Terry Scott (Lisa Weselowski); and Son, Don (Carol); granddaughter, Shannon (Don) Pakula; and great grandson, Dylan Pakula; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  At Reinhold's request, there will be no formal funeral service.  In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Reinhold's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.  Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Reinhold Krauss.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to


1947 - RALPH GATTOLLIAT - 2017

We regret to inform you that Ralph Alexander Gattolliat, age 69, of Medicine Hat, Alberta, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2017 at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital. Ralph is survived by his loving wife of 49 years Donna; his son, Jimmy (wife Cari); his daughter, Dawn (husband Charlie); and his beloved grandson, Gage, they were the love of his life, along with many other family members, brothers, sisters, sister-in-law’s, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great great nieces and nephews. Ralph was born in Drumheller, AB to Roland & Jean Gattolliat on October 7th,1947.  He married Donna on July 15, 1967 in Calgary, AB.  He worked as a Locomotive Engineer for Canadian Pacific Railway out of Calgary and then Medicine Hat, Alberta for 33 years. He volunteered at AJ's Loan Cupboard. The family of Ralph Gattolliat wishes to extend our sincere thanks to The Doctors and Nurses of the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital ICU and 4 West, as well as the Alberta Health Services Home Care. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Medicine Hat & District Branch, 102, 73 - 7th Street SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 1J2 or the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, 124, 430 - 6th Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2S8.  Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Ralph Gattoliat.  Funeral arrangements entrusted to


It is with great sadness that the family of William (Bill) Lee Van Buskirk, announces his passing after a brief illness and while surrounded by his family at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Monday, January 16, 2017, at the age of 87 years.  Bill leaves to cherish his memory four children, Lee (Susan) Van Buskirk, Bill (Venyce) Van Buskirk, Dick (Debbie) Van Buskirk and Pat (Shelly) Van Buskirk;  14 grandchildren, Jessica Van Buskirk, Shannon Van Buskirk, Josh (Bethanie) Van Buskirk, Laura (Josh) Sifuentes, Aaron Van Buskirk, Anna Van Buskirk, Brooke (Andrew) Moss, Derk (Sheryden) Anderson, Jason Van Buskirk, Jennifer (Dale) Howe, Shontel (Nick) Lessard, Jason (Aleesha) Smith, Christine (Mike) Westland and Cassidy Van Buskirk;  16 great-grandchildren, Taytum, Preston and Daphnie Van Buskirk, Micah and Kyra Sifuentes, Brianna Buk, Addyson, Quinn and Hallie Swasey, Ryder and Brekkyn Van Buskirk, Kenzie Howe, Shelby Lessard, Haven and Nova Smith and Burtyn Westland.  Bill was predeceased by his parents, Lee Edward and Dorothy Alice Van Buskirk; granddaughter, Emalee Jane Van Buskirk and great-grandchildren, Zoey Swasey and Parker Moss.  Bill Van Buskirk was born January 7, 1930 in Medicine Hat, Alberta, where he spent his younger years. Bill attended Riverside School and Alexandra High School.  Following high school, he enlisted and attended military training at the Canadian Forces Base Borden, Ontario.  Following his military training he returned to Medicine Hat to work for Lake of the Woods Milling Company.  After several years working in Medicine Hat, Bill moved to Lethbridge, Alberta and worked up to his retirement for Diversey/Molson Corp. in 1993.  Bill was baptized and confirmed at St. Barnabas Anglican Church in Medicine Hat.  He later attended St. Augustine’s Anglican Church in Lethbridge.  Bill had a passion for baseball, hockey and golf for many years.  He started playing as a pitcher for the Southern Alberta Regiment Flyers in the Southern Alberta Baseball leagues from 1945 through to the early 1950’s.  He also played hockey for several leagues in Lethbridge.  Bill was a member of the Lethbridge Country Club for many years.  He continued to golf following his retirement and volunteered in preparation of the Lethbridge Country Club History book.  He was also a long time member and Past President of the Lethbridge Kinsmen Club.  Bill was a kind, gentle and thoughtful father, grandfather and friend.  He loved being with his family and being involved in their interests.  He will be greatly missed.  The Funeral Service will be held at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 635 - 4th Street S.E., Medicine Hat on Saturday, January 21, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Canon Gene Packwood officiating.  Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery with a luncheon thereafter in the Cook Southland Reception Facility.  Memorial donations in Bill’s name may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 124, 430 - 6th Ave. S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2S8.  (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at  www.cooksouthland.com)    Honoured to serve the family is


Shantel  Hilmoe   November 3, 1992 - January 9, 2017

Miss Shantel Hilmoe of Medicine Hat passed away in Edmonton on Monday, January 9, 2017, at the age of 24 years. Along with her mother, Lana Hilmoe (nee Jaster), left to cherish Shantel’s memory is her father, Brent (George) Hilmoe;  brother, Lance Hilmoe;  half sister, Trinity Paul and her maternal grandparents, Larry and Linda Jaster.  Shantel was predeceased by her paternal grandparents, Oscar and Lillyan Hilmoe.  Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 - 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Friday, January 20, 2017, between 10:00 a.m. and 10:55 a.m.  A Celebration of Shantel’s life will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Major Murray Jaster officiating.  Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery with a time of fellowship thereafter in the Cook Southland Reception Facility.  (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at www.cooksouthland.com)    Honoured to serve the family is 


                         KURTZ

Helen Marjorie Kurtz (Nicholson) passed away on Monday, January 16, 2017 with her family by her side, at the age of 61 years, beloved wife of Barry Kurtz of Medicine Hat.  She also leaves to cherish her memory her children, Kyle (Lauren Killian) and their children, Aria, Hayden and Dexter; Braden (Joyce Peacock); Christina (Kenneth) Ryan and their children, Chase, Easton and Harper; and Mitchell;  her sister, Marion McRoberts; two sisters-in-law, Lyndell (Terry) Brekko and Michele (Barry) Bitz as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her parents, Michael and Marjorie Nicholson and her brother, Michael. Helen was born in Medicine Hat to Michael and Marjorie Nicholson on February 26, 1955.  She grew up on a farm near Manyberries.  She went to school in Manyberries until her final year, graduating from Medicine Hat High School.  Helen started out working as a telephone operator for AGT.  On May 29, 1981, she and Barry were married and Helen decided to be a stay at home mom.  Life revolved around spending time with her family and close friends. The funeral service will be held in Holy Family Parish (1451 Strachan Road SE) on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Murray Miller officiating.  As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre (Medicine Hat Regional Hospital) c/o 666 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 4H6. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Helen Kurtz, or you may visit www.pattisonfuneralhome.com  and leave a message of condolence. 


   1925 - MURIEL ROGERS - 2017

Muriel Louise Rogers of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late William "Bill" Rogers, passed away on Friday, January 13th, 2017 at the age of 91 years.  Muriel leaves to cherish her memory her twin sister, Margaret Hobbs of Medicine Hat; two nieces, Kathryn (Kevin) Friesen of Medicine Hat and Sharon (Ron) Henschel of Red Deer; three nephews, Harold (Sharon) Millie of Regina, Richard (Judi) Millie of Edmonton and David (Carole) Millie of Sceptre, Saskatchewan and extended family.  Muriel was predeceased by her husband, Bill; and her parents, Dougall and Ida Hunter.  Muriel was born on September 20th, 1925 on the farm at Climax, Saskatchewan.  In 1948 she began her teaching career, retiring in 1980.  Throughout her life, Muriel was an avid volunteer with numerous organizations.  She was given the Medicine Hat Humanitarian award in 2004.  Muriel enjoyed gardening, bridge and the company of her dear friends and family who will miss her greatly.  The Funeral Service will be held at FIFTH AVENUE MEMORIAL UNITED CHURCH, 476 - 4th Street SE, on Friday, January 20th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend David Pollard officiating.  Interment will take place at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery.  Memorial gifts in Muriel's memory may be made to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre, c/o the Medicine Hat and District Health Foundation, 666 - 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6 or to a charity of one's choice.   Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Muriel Rogers.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

 

                       HAUCK

It is with heavy hearts we say goodbye to Matt Hauck, beloved husband of the late Rose Marie “Rose” Hauck, who passed away peacefully at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Monday, January 16, 2017, at the age of 89 years.  His memory will be forever treasured in our hearts and sadly missed by his six children, Sandy (Jim) Schafer, Mervin Hauck (Arno), Nancy (Lyndon) Reinhardt, Randy (Sharla) Hauck, Wally Hauck, and Vance (Roxanne) Hauck; twelve grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; one brother, George Hauck; two sisters, Marion (Felix) Lutz and Catherine (Bert) Besplug.  He was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Elizabeth Hauck; his wife, Rose on July 11, 2015; four brothers, Tony, Bill, Leonard and Joe Hauck and one sister, Betty Galecki. Matt was raised on the family farm near Mendham, Saskatchewan.  He married the love of his life, Rose Marie Scherger and moved to Odessa, Saskatchewan where he managed the Co-op Bulk Fuels.  In 1969, they moved their family to Medicine Hat, where they raised their six children.  He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus.  He enjoyed fishing, golfing, camping and playing cards.  The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to The Medicine Hat Villa, Home Care, 4 West and Palliative Care for the exceptional care, kindness, compassion and comforting words. Family and friends will gather for prayers in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m.   The funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church (238 2nd Ave N.E.) on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Tomy Manjaly celebrant.  A private family interment will be held in the Hillside Cemetery.  As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Medicine Hat Villa, 530 4 St SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 0K8 or the Home Care Support Program or 4West or Palliative Care, 666 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, T1A 4H6.  To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Matt Hauck, or you may visit www.pattisonfuneralhome.com  and leave a message of condolence. 

 

        1937 - Bill Cruickshank - 2016 

William Alistair “Bill” Cruickshank of Medicine Hat, passed away on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 at the age of 79 years.  Bill leaves to cherish his memory his son, Darcy Cruickshank; his daughter, Anita Cruickshank; his step-daughter, Judy Keehn; two grandchildren, David (Lisa) Keehn and Aaron Keehn; one great-granddaughter, Malena Keehn; one brother, Donald (Barbara) Barry; his niece, Barb (Terry) Labbe; as well as many other nieces and nephews.  Bill was predeceased by his wife, Margaret Cruickshank; his parents, Alistair and Kathleen Cruickshank; and his brother-in-law, George Burns.  Bill was born in Bissett, Manitoba, and moved to Winnipeg with his family at the age of five.  They then moved to Trail, BC and later Vancouver.  On April 1st, 1953, Bill joined the Canadian Army and was deployed to Egypt, Cypress, Germany, and Korea, serving with the The Royal Candian Army Service Corps, The Royal Canadian Navy, and the Air Force (RCAF).  He retired to Medicine Hat and in 1991 moved to Calgary.  Bill enjoyed fishing, hunting, and spending winters in Yuma, Arizona.  The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Friday, January 20th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating.  The officers and members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Redcliff Branch #6, will conduct a Poppy Service for their departed comrade.  Interment will take place in the Veteran’s Section at Redcliff Cemetery with a reception to follow at the Redcliff Legion.  In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Bill’s memory may be made to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, #124, 430 – 6th Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2S8.  Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Bill Cruickshank.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to


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