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        1923 - MacINNES - 2014 

Mrs. Isabel MacInnes of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Dr. Angus MacInnes, passed away on Thursday, April 17th, 2014 at the age of 91 years.  Isabel leaves to cherish her memory her sister, Marion Hussey; her niece and nephew, Hilary Halliday and Hugh Hussey; her sister-in-law, Mary MacInnes; her cousins, Mary McKenzie, Jane Carmody, and Morag Le Hardy.  Isabel was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Angus MacInnes.  Isabel loved to travel and enjoyed listening to Scottish music.  She will be lovingly remembered by her family and friends.  The Graveside Service will be held in SAAMIS PRAIRIE VIEW CEMETERY, 5160 Gershaw Drive SW, on Monday, April 28th, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Dr. Nancy Cocks officiating.  Anyone wishing to attend is asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:45 a.m.  Memorial gifts in Isabel’s memory may be made to the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, 666 – 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6.  Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Isabel MacInnes.  Radio funeral announcement may be heard on Friday around 11:45 a.m. on Praise 93.7 fm.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to


 KAREN PETREMAN 

Karen Petreman of Medicine Hat, passed away on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 at the age of 68 years.  Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Karen Petreman.  Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed by


1942   -   BERTHA ANNIE LITOWSKY   -   2014

Bertha was born in Medicine Hat on February 11th, 1942, and passed away suddenly in her home on April 9th, 2014.  Bertha is survived by her beloved husband, N. Joseph “Joe” Litowsky; son, Randy (Diana) Archer; grandchildren, Krystal Archer (Brad Hurt) of Crossfield, Alberta and Curtis Archer (Hannah Coderre) of Calgary; step-daughter, Tina Milley (Steve); step-sons, Joe Litowsky (Charlene) and Gerald Litowsky; step-grandchildren, Cody and Marissa Milley, Nicholas Litowsky (Kristy), and Mason Litowsky.  Also left to cherish her memory are her mother, Emma Tetz; her sisters, Linda Andres, Edna Brusky (Ruben Blumhagen), and Rose Tevel (Gary), all from Medicine Hat; her brother, Harold Biittner (Lorraine) of Stoney Plain, Alberta; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Bertha was predeceased by her father, Reinhold Biittner.  Bertha lived her early years with her sisters and brother at their parents' farm west of Schuler, Alberta.  Early in her life she worked at the City Cafe where she was known as 'Smiley'.  She also worked at Safeway, the Travelodge, and Kenworth.  In 1972, she achieved national recognition for sales from the Tupperware Corporation.  She was married to James “Jim” Archer and Harold Stern, and for the last 29 years to Nicholas Joseph “Joe” Litowsky.  She lived her life in Medicine Hat, Calgary, Vancouver, and Burnaby, BC.  Bertha always loved the ocean, the beaches, and their community gardens in Burnaby.  Many family visits were spent just walking English Bay and Kitsilano beaches and throwing rocks into the ocean.  Bertha was active in her church where her passion for Family History grew from a personal hobby to serve as the director of the LDS Genealogy in Vancouver for many years.  She helped many families find their roots. Later she worked with children and the missionaries at LDS's Burnaby and Richmond wards. Because of her activities, she had many friends throughout the Vancouver inner mainland; many have moved on to places across Canada and around the world.  Upon retiring back to Medicine Hat in 2008, Bertha was able to reconnect with her sisters, mother, and family.  She spent much time chatting with her many friends via the Internet, and running that family farm via Farm Town.  She had a big heart and was always worried about her family and others less fortunate than her, helping out wherever she could.  We had a small family get-together earlier this month…Mom would have called it "One of Life's Blessings".  It was definitely a treasure.  A Celebration of Bertha's Life will be held at the CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, 7 Sunrise Drive SW, on Friday, April 25th, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Bishop Bryan Heninger presiding.  A lunch and social will follow at the church.  Memorial gifts in Bertha’s memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice.  Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Bertha Litowsky.  Radio funeral announcement may be heard on Thursday around 11:45 a.m. on Praise 97.3 fm.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to


Bertha Mills 1927 - 2014

Mrs. Bertha (Bertie) Mills, beloved wife of the late Mr. James Mills, passed away peacefully at the Riverview Care Centre on Monday, April 21, 2014, at the age of 87 years.  Funeral arrangements will be announced upon completion.  Condolences may be expressed by visiting www.cooksouthland.com) honoured to serve the family is


        1955 - KUSLER - 2014 

Deborah Ann Kusler, lost her courageous battle with cancer on Monday, April 21st, 2014 at the age of 58 years.  Deb leaves behind her best friend, Brett Brooks; brother, Darcy (Micky) Kusler and their children, Kit and Ann; sister, Karen (Chris) Young; father, George Kusler; as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins.  Deb was predeceased by her mother, Marjorie Kusler.  Deb was born in Medicine Hat on August 5th, 1955 and spent her early years on the family farm south of Walsh and her teen years roaming the hills of the ranch south of Maple Creek.  Deb attended the University of Saskatchewan and graduated with a degree in Physical Education.  From there she chose a career as RM Administrator and more recently, worked at Financial Solutions in Medicine Hat.  Deb will best be remembered as someone who believed in shopping for screamin’ deals especially shoes, enjoying a glass of red wine with friends, a healthy diet interrupted by the indulgence of chocolate, regular exercise, volunteering for special events, and arriving ‘fashionably’ late.  She will be forever missed by those whose lives she touched.  A Celebration of Deb’s Life will be held in MEDALTA POTTERIES, 713 Medalta Avenue SE, on Friday, April 25th, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.  Memorial gifts in Deb’s memory may be made to St. Joseph’s Home Carmel Hospice, 156 – 3rd Street NE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5M1, or to the Friends of Medalta, 713 Medalta Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 3K9.  Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Deb Kusler.  Radio funeral announcement can be heard on Thursday around 11:45 a.m. on 93.7 Praise FM.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to


        Bruce H. Logan  1942 - 2014

John 11:25 Jesus said “I am the resurrection and the life.  He who believes in me will live, even though he dies”.  On Good Friday, April 18, 2014, Bruce H. Logan, beloved husband of June, was called home to be with the Lord.  He passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family after a brief battle with cancer at the age of 71 years.  He is also survived by both his daughters, Karen (Dale) Smith and Kim (Darin) Fregin;  his much loved grandchildren, Logan and Kayden Tumbach, Bailey and Brooke Fregin and great-grandson, Zavrey Tumbach.  Also left to mourn his passing is his brother, Bill of France;  sister, Jean of Atlanta, Georgia;  brother-in-law, Ian and wife Grace of Scotland;  sister-in-law, Sheila of England as well as many nieces, nephews  and numerous dear friends around the globe.  A Celebration of Bruce’s Life and Candlelight Service will be held at First Assembly of God, 395 - 9 Street S.E., Medicine Hat on Friday, April 25, 2014, at 7:00 p.m.  Memorial donations in Bruce’s name may be made directly to Bladder Cancer Canada, 21 Jason Crescent Georgetown, Ontario L7G 4Z3 or donate online by visiting bladdercancercanada.org/en/donate  (Condolences may be expressed by visiting www.cooksouthland.com)  
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                   SWANSON

Bette Anne Swanson of Medicine Hat passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014, at the age of 76 years.  She leaves to cherish her memory three children, Wendy Kemp, Drew Turner and Audra (Howard) Birndorf; five grandchildren, Gillian Falk (her daughter, Olivia), Ryan Wuerch, Jenna Kemp, Esmeʹ Birndorf and Alex Wickett; one sister, Elaine Swanson; a special and loving companion Jim Felesky; Gene Fried (father of Audra) as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by her parents Grace and William Swanson; one daughter Kim Wickett; and by Gary Turner (the father of Wendy, Drew and Kim).  Bette Anne shared her passion for music with her children and her community.  She had an infectious smile and laughter that will forever be remembered.  Everyone who met her loved her right away.  The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with  Life Celebrant, David Townsend.  Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery.  As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT and Nunavut #124 - 430 6th Ave. SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 2S8.  To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Bette Anne Swanson, or you may visit www.pattisonfuneralhome.com  and leave a message of condolence. 


                  WINGENBACH 

Angelina “Lena” Wingenbach (nee: Wagner), passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, April 20, 2014, at the age of 88 years, beloved wife for 69 years to Dan Wingenbach of Medicine Hat.  She also leaves to cherish her memory her children, Terry Wingenbach, David (Rita) Wingenbach, Geraldine “Geri” (Frank) Hecker, Jeanette (Ron) Bechtold and James “Jim” Wingenbach.  Lena will be greatly missed by her grandchildren, Scot (Carla) Hecker, Andrea (Arnulfo) Cumatz, Curtis (Angela) Bechtold, Coralie (Robert) Hecker, Candace (Myron) Malowany, Todd Wingenbach, Stacey (Todd) Opsahl, Talayna (Kevin) Bohlken, Clayton Wingenbach, Kristin (Neal) Jesperson and great grandchildren, Peyton, Cameron, Katie, Nathan, Juliana, Maya, Javier, Cora, Jesse, Jacy, Kallum, Nathan, Taryn, Lawson, Owen and Cale and one sister, Clara Crews.  She was predeceased by her parents, Frances and Kasper Wagner; one son, Randall and her brothers and sisters.  Lena was born in Prelate, Saskatchewan, on October 12, 1925.  Following her marriage to Dan, they moved to the Liebenthal area where she filled her days working on the family farm and taking care of her family.  Lena was a gifted seamstress and enjoyed feeding her family with her delicious cooking and baking.  Upon their retirement from the farm, Dan and Lena moved to Medicine Hat where Lena enjoyed bowling and ceramics.  Lena was a proud mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, sharing stories of her family during the many card nights she enjoyed with Dan and friends.  Those who wish to pay their respects may do so at the  PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Thursday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Family and friends will gather for prayers in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Thursday at 7:00 p.m.  The funeral mass will be celebrated in Holy Family Parish (1451 Strachan Road SE) on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. with Fr. Philip Le celebrant.  Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery.  As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT and Nunavut #124 - 430 6th Ave. SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 2S8.  To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Angelina Wingenbach, or you may visit www.pattisonfuneralhome.com  and leave a message of condolence. 


Garry Bower  1942 - 2014

Mr. Garry Norman Bower, beloved husband of Mrs. Linda Bower,  passed away peacefully with family at his side at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Friday, April 18, 2014, after a year and a half battle with cancer. He was 71.  Garry was born and raised in Gull Lake, Saskatchewan where he farmed until retiring in 2000.  He and Linda then moved to Medicine Hat where Garry worked part-time for Schlenker Auction and enjoyed his retirement.  He took great pleasure in going for coffee with friends, spending time with his wife and children, and attending his grandson's activities.  Garry leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Linda;  daughter, Brenda (Stephanie Martin); son, Kris (Deanna);  grandsons, Wyatt and Keaton;  brothers, Ron and Jim; an aunt Joyce as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.  In honour of Garry's life, an informal come-and-go gathering for family and friends will be held in the Cook Southland Reception Facility, 901 - 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Thursday, April 24, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Private Columbarium placement will take place at Hillside Cemetery later in the day.  (Condolences may be expressed by visiting www.cooksouthland.com)  Memorial donations in Garry's name may be made directly to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 960 - 19 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 1W5.  Honoured to serve the family is


Bruce Logan  1942 - 2014

Mr. Bruce H. Logan, beloved husband of Mrs. June Logan, passed away peacefully at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, on Friday, April 18, 2014, at the age of 71 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced upon completion. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting www.cooksouthland.com) honoured to serve the family is


1955 - GREENFIELD - 2014 

Debra Ann Greenfield passed away on Monday, April 14th, 2014 at the age of 58 years.  Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed by


1929 - MUTSCHLER - 2014 

Mrs. Estelle Mutschler, beloved wife of Mr. Melvin Mutschler of Medicine Hat, passed away on Thursday, April 17th, 2014 at the age of 84 years.  Estelle also leaves to cherish her memory four children and their families.  Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Estelle Mutschler.  Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed by


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