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      Martin Drescher      1934 - 2017

Martin Edward Drescher passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at St. Josephs Home-Carmel Hospice, Medicine Hat on Sunday October 15, 2017, at the age of 83 years. Martin was born on July 5, 1934, in Prelate, SK., where he grew up on the family farm. Martin  married Margaret Leech on June 1, 1957, in Medicine Hat, where they raised their family of eight children. He was a loving, caring and considerate husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He loved to camp and fish while surrounded by friends and family. During his favorite time of year (Christmas) he was the biggest kid around the tree and presents. Martin will be remembered for his yearly garden and Sunday afternoon lawn dart games. He loved to watch baseball especially the Blue Jays. Martin cherished time with his family and watching his grandchildren grow and play. He  loved to joke and will be remembered for his smile and laughter. Martin was predeceased by the love of his life, Margaret Drescher (nee Leech) of 59 years; he is lovingly survived by his eight children, Mike (Sheila) Drescher, Deb (Rod) Lippert, Sherry Nevins, Brenda (Andrew) Tokamp, Dennis (Laurie) Drescher, Greg (Terry) Drescher,  Bonnie (Gabe) Graham and Jason Drescher; along with 19 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; siblings, Cora Rieder, Rose Ulland, Henry (Hazel) Drescher as well as many nieces and nephews. Martin was predeceased by his parents, Gregor and  Maria Drescher (nee Schmierer); brothers, Joe, Markus, Peter, Paul, Tony; sisters, Margaret, Ann, Christina and Regina. The Funeral Service will be celebrated at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 - 13 Street S.W., on Friday, October 20, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant Gerry Getz officiating.  Private family Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery with an Afternoon Tea afterwards in the Cook Southland Reception Facility.  If friends so desire, memorial donations can be made in Martin’s name  to St. Joseph’s-Carmel Hospice, 156 - 3 Street N.E. Medicine Hat, Alberta  T1A 5M1.  (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at www.cooksouthland.com) Honoured to serve the family is


  1945 - DEANNA INKSTER - 2017 

Deanna Grace Inkster of Medicine Hat, beloved daughter of the late Andy and Harriet Inkster, passed away on Sunday, October 15th, 2017 at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, at the age of 72 years.  Deanna is survived by her three sisters, Shirley McDonald, Donna Kennedy, and Sheila (Ernie) Sentes all of Medicine Hat; her nieces, Grace (Curt) Backlund, Michelle (Joslin Webster) Kennedy; nephews, James Inkster, David Sentes, and Richard (Corrie) Inkster, and their families.  Besides her parents, Deanna was predeceased by her sisters, Joyce Cameron and Arlene Belcourt; and her brothers, Lawrence, Jim, George, and Graham; and her niece, Sharyl. Deanna was born in Battleford, Sk. and raised in Prince Albert, she lived in Medicine Hat since 1978. Deanna was a client of REDI, a longtime volunteer at the Heart and Stroke, and most recently a resident at Cypress View Lodge.  Deanna loved playing bingo at the Lodge or on her IPAD, dominoes, casino slots, Elder’s lunches and potlucks at the Miyawasin, but mostly she loved being with people and her pet buddies. She liked country music and Metis celebrations. We would like to thank the nurses, doctors, therapists and staff at 5E who looked after Deanna during her stay.  The Funeral Service will be held at VICTORY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2793 Southview Drive SE, on Saturday, October 21st, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Jim Bredeson officiating.  Memorial gifts in Deanna’s memory may be made to the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital (5E), c/o Medicine Hat & District Health Foundation, 666 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6.  Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Deanna Inkster.  Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed by


     Gordon Ormiston      1932 - 2017 

Mr. Gordon Frederick Ormiston passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Sunday, October 15, 2017, at the age of 85 years.  Gordon is survived by his wife, Blanche as well as her children;  sisters, Grace Tedesco and Margaret DeValter as well as several nieces and nephews.    He is also survived by his favorite country cousin, Connie Sheardown and her family.  Gordon was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Ella Ormiston and a twin brother, George Ormiston.  Those wishing to pay their respects may do so starting one hour prior to the celebration of Gordon’s life which will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 - 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Friday, October 20, 2017, at 11:00 a.m.  A time of fellowship will follow immediately after in the Cook Southland Reception Facility.  Interment will take place at 3:30 p.m. in the Consul Cemetery, Consul, Saskatchewan.  (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at www.cooksouthland.com)  If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Palliative Care Society.  Please make cheques payable to the Medicine Hat & District Health Foundation, 666 - 5 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6.  Honoured to serve the family is


        Lucille Enslen     1940 - 2017

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Lucille Diane Enslen, beloved wife of the late Bob Enslen, announce her passing at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Monday, October 16, 2017, at the age of 77 years.  Lucille was born on August 14, 1940 in Brooklyn, Nova Scotia, a daughter to Ernest and Hilda Weagle.  She grew up in Nova Scotia and completed her schooling there.  After working a couple of years, she  met and married the love of her life, Bob Enslen in 1960.  A year later they moved to Alberta  before   making their way back east to Ontario in 1963.  In 1974, they  decided to move to Medicine Hat and have called it home ever since. Lucille was a wonderful lady who loved quilting, traveling, sewing and crafting.  She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.  Left to cherish her memory are her children: Stephen (Debbie), Jon (Bev), Wally and Caroline (Steve); grandchildren, Marina, Alicia, Dustin, Andrew, Kelsey, Stephanie, Amanda, Ashleigh and Jenna; great-grandchildren, Shawn, Summer, Liam, Lily and Neveah; a sister, Janice (David) Dickie and families as well as good friends, Cheryll Norwood and Ron and Joyce MacDonald.  She was predeceased by her husband, Bob and parents, Ernest and Hilda Weagle.  The Funeral Service will be held at the Salvation Army Corps, 164 Stratton Way S.E., Medicine Hat on Friday, October 20, 2017, at 10:30 a.m.  with Captains Ron and Joyce MacDonald officiating.  Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting  our website  at www.cooksouthland.com)  Memorial donations in Lucille’s name may be made directly to the Salvation Army, 164 Stratton Way S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1B 3R3 or to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 6007 - 1A Street S.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2H 0G5.    Honoured to serve the family is


BECKER

Howard Ernest Becker of Medicine Hat, passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017, at the age of 85 years, beloved husband of the late Verna Becker.  Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Clare Rattai and Pastor Mike Leist co-officiating.  Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery .  As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Whispering Pines Camp, PO Box 23110, Medicine Hat Mall PO, Medicine Hat, AB T1B 4C7.  To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Howard Becker, or you may visit www.pattisonfuneralhome.com  and leave a message of condolence. 


      1927 - FRED YANKE - 2017 

Fred John Yanke, beloved husband of Dorothy Yanke of Medicine Hat, passed away on Monday, October 16th, 2017 at the age of 90 years.  Fred also leaves to cherish his memory his children, Phyllis Day Chief, Harvey (Yvonne) Yanke, Leroy (Cheryl) Yanke, Marilyn (Glen) Emmelkamp, Valerie Yanke, and Sherry (Kevin) Rissling; nineteen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; three sisters, Olga Stickel, Marion Kalicum, and Alma Mansel; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  Fred was predeceased by his parents, John and Justina Yanke; two brothers, Albert and Chris; and four sisters, Adella, Pauline, Violet, and Bertha.  Fred was born on July 3rd, 1927 in Irvine where he was raised and educated.  He married Dorothy Schmidt on December 28th, 1951 and they set up their homestead in the Orion area where Fred was a farmer.  He was also a bus driver for 25 years receiving the Gold Watch Long Service Award from the County of 40 Mile.  In 1976, they retired and moved to Medicine Hat where Dorothy continues to reside.  Fred will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by his family and friends.  Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Friday from 12:00 to 12:55 p.m.  The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL on Friday, October 20th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating.  A Private Interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery.  Memorial gifts in Fred’s memory may be made to the Medicine Hat & District Health Foundation, Palliative Care Unit, 666 – 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6, or to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, 340A Maple Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 7L5.  Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Fred Yanke.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to


      Dwane Omilusik     1954 - 2017

Edward Dwane Omilusik passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Sunday, October 8, 2017, at the age of 63 years.  Dwane will be remembered by a brother, Rick Hanson; three sisters, Brenda Hanson, Bonnie Hanson and Angela Hanson as well as his beloved extended family with CORE.  He was predeceased by his mother, Rosella Schneider and father, Edward Omilusik. A Celebration of Dwane’s Life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 - 13 Street S.W., on Thursday, October 19, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. with Major Murray Jaster officiating.  (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at www.cooksouthland.com)    Honoured to serve the family is


                    ANHORN

Margaret Mary Anhorn (McIvor), beloved wife of the late Theodore John “Ted” Anhorn, passed away peacefully at the age of 87 years, in Camrose, Alberta.  Formerly of Medicine Hat, Margaret leaves to cherish her memory her son William (Joan) Anhorn, her daughter Arlene (Lee) Scheibner, son Ted (Barb) Anhorn and her son James (Karen) Anhorn.  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 2 Ave N.E.) on Friday, October 20, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Tomy Manjaly celebrant.  A private family interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery.  As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, Alberta and Northwest Territories #201, 770 6th Street SW Medicine Hat, AB T1A 4J6.  To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading:  Margaret Anhorn, or you may visit www.pattisonfuneralhome.com  and leave a message of condolence. 


1943 - PATRICIA CONNELL - 2017

Patricia May Connell (nee Patterson) of Medicine Hat, passed away on Sunday, October 15th, 2017 at the age of 74 years.  Patricia leaves to cherish her memory her son, Chris Connell of Drumheller; her daughter, Alana (Scott) Lanz of Etzikom; grandchildren, Hannah Connell, William Connell, Tyler Eresman, Sarah Eresman, Brandt Lanz and Eden Lanz; one sister, Jean (Robert) Berndt; one brother, Wally Patterson; as well as cousins, Kathy Morvick, Marvin Morvick and Sharon Stredwick.  Patricia was predeceased by an infant daughter, Rachel Erin Connell; her parents, Robert and Katie Patterson; two uncles, Ruben (Evelyn) Stredwick and Vic Stredwick; and her cousin, Ralph Stredwick.  Patricia was born on June 27th, 1943 in Eastend, Saskatchewan.  She worked for various companies including Cypress View Foundation, Medicine Hat Golf Club, Casino and office manager at Pad Car Mechanical.  Patricia was very active with her church; having served on the board, in the choir and bookkeeping.  She loved photography and travelling, especially to Fairmont.  Patricia will be missed dearly by all those who knew and loved her.  The Funeral Service will be held at WESTMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 101 - 6th Street SE, on Thursday, October 19th, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. with Reverend Chelsea Masterman and Reverend Jan Stevenson co-officiating.  A private interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery.  Memorial gifts in Patricia's memory may be made to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre, c/o Medicine Hat and District Health Foundation, 666 - 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6 or the the Carmel Hospice at St. Joseph's Home, 156 - 3rd Street NE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5M1.  Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Patricia Connell.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to


1926 - GISELLA “SALLY” REHBEIN - 2017 

Gisella “Sally” Gertrude Rehbein (nee Glass) of Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan, passed away on Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at the age of 91 years.  Sally leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Connie; her son, Garry; six grandchildren, Jeffrey (Sherri), Bree (Trevor), Kristine (Ian), Jesse, Kody, and Jayde; four great-grandchildren, Brooklynn, Theodore, Aubree, and Charlotte; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her parents, Ludwig and Karoline Glass; her husband, Otto; her daughter, Donna; her great-grandson, Quintin; eight brothers; and two sisters.  Sally was born and raised on a farm near Fox Valley, Saskatchewan.  She lived in Medicine Hat the majority of her life and worked at K-Mart until her retirement.  Sally was devoted to her family and loved spoiling them with her cooking.  She enjoyed knitting and was an avid card player.  The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Saturday, October 21st, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Jim Bredeson officiating.  Interment will take place at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery with a reception to follow.  In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Sally’s memory may be made to the Lutheran Hour Ministries (www.lhm.org), 660 Mason Ridge Center, St. Louis, Missouri, 63141.  Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Sally Rehbein.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to


     1954 - JAMES SATRE - 2017

With deep sadness and despair, we announce the untimely passing of James Dale Satre on Thursday, October 12th, 2017 at the age of 63 years.  James was a gentle soul who had a strong affinity with nature.  James spent much of his free-time travelling, he enjoyed going on outdoor adventures alone and with his family.  His passions included photography, reading and caring for his plants.  As a Red Seal Chef and self-employed painter; he had many connections within the community and will be greatly missed by many neighbours, friends and family.  James is survived by two sisters, Linda (Alfred Sr.) Peard and their daughter, Destiny Peard, Marie Lippert and her children, Curtis Lippert and Shawn Fischer; and one brother, Daniel (Wendy) Satre and their children, Derek Satre, Christina Glauser, Kyle Satre and Joshua Satre.  James was predeceased by his parents, John and Olga Satre; and two nephews, Ramen Peard and Alfred Peard Jr.  A Come and Go Memorial Service will be held at the SAAMIS CREEKSIDE CENTRE, 11 Dunmore Road SE, on Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.  Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading James Satre.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to


SIFTON 

Barbara Lilian Sifton of Bow Island passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at the age of 92 years, beloved wife of the late John Sifton.  Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.  To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Barbara Sifton, or you may visit www.pattisonfuneralhome.com  and leave a message of condolence. 


   1942 - GAYLE BURKART - 2017 

Gayle Kenneth Burkart passed away from lung cancer at the age of 75.  He was born and raised in Fox Valley, Saskatchewan.  Gayle took the majority of his schooling in Fox Valley completing grade 11 in Calgary and going on to study auto mechanics at SAIT.  He then worked for a time at his brother's service station in Calgary.  Gayle was a natural at auto mechanics and began working at an early age in his father's garage in Fox Valley.  In his youth, he was an excellent baseball player earning the nickname "lefty" as he was a left-handed pitcher.  He later played in the old timer’s league.  Gayle truly loved bird hunting and always had a bird dog as friend and companion.  He was the manager of the sodium sulphate plant for 30 years.  In 2001 his brother, Gordon, made a deathbed request for Gayle to take over the management and care of his (and Janet's) herd of cattle.  Gayle knew nothing about cattle at the time, however, he agreed to take on the responsibility. With the help of friend, Blair, and many Hutterite friends, Gayle learned to be a cattleman and discovered he loved it.  On September 16th, a group of friends gathered to celebrate his 75th birthday. It was bittersweet being that it was the last time being with him before his passing.  Gayle leaves to cherish his memory his son, Cory Burkart; his daughter, Misty Burkart; three grandchildren, Destiny, Noah, and Journey Burkart; one brother, Harvey Burkart; one sister, Marlene Epneris; one sister-in-law, Janet Burkart; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  Gayle was predeceased by his parents, Alvin and Lydia Burkart; three brothers, Cliff Burkart, Maurice Burkart, and Gordon Burkart; and one sister, Mildred Russel.  Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Wednesday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  A Celebration of Gayle’s Life will be held at the FOX VALLEY COMMUNITY HALL on Saturday, October 21st, 2017.  Memorial gifts in Gayle’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 2P5.  Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Gayle Burkart.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

 


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