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             1955 - HART - 2014

The family of Donald F. Hart Jr. are very saddened to announce his passing on April 20th, 2014, in Medicine Hat, Alberta, at the age of 59 years after a tough battle with cancer.  Don leaves behind his loving wife, Elisabeth; his three children, Maggie, Justin, and Lori; his parents, Donald Sr. and Frances Hart; his sisters, Lynn (George) Myette and Peggy (Larry) Schlenker; his brother-in-law, Bob Senekowitsch; his niece, Jenny (Dale) Howe; his nephews, Brad Schlenker and Jason VanBuskirk; as well as many treasured aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.  Don was predeceased by his grandparents, Walter and Hilda Hutchison, Jack and Opal Hart; and his nephew, Boyd Schlenker.  Don Hart Jr. was born on May 18th, 1955, into a third generation ranching family Northeast of Medicine Hat.  He later took over the family ranch raising purebred Hereford cattle and was a member of the Medicine Hat Stampede Board, Drowning Ford Grazing Association, and Southern Alberta Purebred Beef Breeders Association.  Don enjoyed 4-H for many years as a beef member in his youth as well as a leader and active 4-H parent later in his life.  Don loved working with cattle but he also took advantage of his analytical mind by taking Business at the University of Lethbridge and working for several local businesses.  Don enjoyed photography, computers, going out for lunch with friends, and travelling, and his trip to Australia and New Zealand was one that he cherished forever.  Don spent countless hours with his family watching hockey, going riding, puttering around the yard, and sitting on the porch drinking coffee.  Don loved his family very much and his world revolved around spending time with them. He will be dearly missed by all of his family, relatives, and friends.  The Funeral Service will be held at Glenview Church of the Nazarene, 4072 Strachan Road SE, on Friday, July 25th, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Barrett Scheske officiating.  A Private Interment will take place at St. Margaret’s Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Don’s memory may be made to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre, 666 – 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6.  Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Don Hart.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to


1925 - ROMANKO - 2014 

Michal Romanko of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of the late Mila Romanko, passed away on Saturday, July 19th, 2014 at the age of 89 years.  Michal leaves to cherish his memory his children, Roxanne (Kelly “Kell”), Marina, Marlene, and Berniece; as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Michal Romanko.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to


RATH

Gregory “Greg” Edward Rath of Medicine Hat passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014, at the age of 59 years.  He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Tammy Street of Unity, Susanne (Bryce) Jensen of Two Hills and Jennifer Rath of Blackfalds; his parents, Edward and Marjorie Rath of Elkwater; three grandchildren, Trista, Taelyn and Zoey; two brothers, Kelvin Rath and Keith Rath (fiancÚ Christie Radke) as well as nieces and nephews, Trisha and Clayton, and Ryan and Amanda.   He was predeceased by one brother, Terry Rath in 1959.  The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.   As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Diabetes Education Centre, 666 5th St. SE, Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 4H6.  To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Greg Rath, or you may visit www.pattisonfuneralhome.com  and leave a message of condolence. 


RONNES

Helen Muriel Ronnes passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014, at the age of 86 years, beloved wife of the late Russell Ronnes .  The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Canon R. Ivor Ottrey officiating.  Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery.  To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Helen Ronnes, or you may visit www.pattisonfuneralhome.com  and leave a message of condolence. 


VANCISE      

William James Kenneth “Ken” Vancise who was born on March 28, 1929 in Chesley, Ontario, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014 in Medicine Hat at the age of 85 years.  A private family service will be held. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Ken Vancise, or you may visit www.pattisonfuneralhome.com  and leave a message of condolence. 


            1933 - DUBE - 2014 

With loving memory and great sadness the family of Mary Dube nee Usselman announces her passing on Friday, July 18, 2014 at the age of 81 years.  She is survived by her husband, Fred; 4 children, Brenda Dube (Harley Endersby), Wendy Price (Tim), Miles Dube (Gaelynn) and Renee Dube; 6 grandchildren, Brianne Chermishnuk, Allister & Leighton Price, Dayle & Devon Dube and Aaron Slobodin; 2 great grandchildren, Brennan & Presleigh Price; and 4 siblings, Anne Magas (George), Rose Lucas (Ken), Donna Urban (Rick) and John Usselman (Beatrice).  Mary was predeceased by her sisters, Margaret Hirsch and Katie Larson.  The Memorial Service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 62 Valleyview Drive SW on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.  Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Mary Dube.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to


          1921 - AITKEN - 2014 

Ella (Bueckert) Aitken passed away peacefully at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Friday, July 11th, 2014.  Ella leaves to mourn her passing four children, Barry (Norma) Bueckert, Lorna (Lloyd) Veenstra, Greg (Shelly) Bueckert and Chris Weiss; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Norma Genert; one sister-in-law, Betty Rempel; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.   Ella was predeceased by her parents, Rudolph and Annetta Weiss; three sisters, Lydia Gerein, Esther Guminy and Helen Bliss; one brother, Lenard Weiss; her first husband, Edward Bueckert; and her second husband, Elmer Aitken.  Ella was born in Kuest, Saskatchewan and moved to Schuler, Alberta with her family when she was four years old.  She moved to Medicine Hat as a teenager to care for her ailing grandmother.  It was there she met Edward Bueckert whom she married in 1940.  She and Ed owned and operated Redcliff Building Supply Company until Ed's passing in 1975.  Ella also worked at the Redcliff Greenhouses for a number of years tending to the roses.  Ella travelled extensively after Ed's passing and moved to Veinerville in 1989.  She married Elmer Aitken in 1995.  Ella was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She enjoyed bowling, travelling, reading, playing darts, going to bingo, and spending time with her family.  She was always supportive and encouraging and will be sorely missed by her family.  A Celebration of Ella’s Life will be held at Christ The King Assembly, 1101 Queen Street SE, on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Mark Borrows officiating.  Memorial gifts in Ella'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 Ella Aitken.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to


Gail Clarke (nee McLean)  1937 - 2014

Mrs. Gail Elaine Clarke (nee McLean), wife of the late Mr. Arthur Clarke,  passed away peacefully while at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at the age of 76 years.  Gail was born in Winnipeg, MB., the eldest of two daughters to Colin and Madeline McLean.  She completed her schooling in Winnipeg and married Art in 1962, sharing 24 years of marriage before his untimely passing in 1986.  She was proud of the fact that she was the first woman to graduate in an all male dominated accounting class.  She believed she helped break through that stereotypical world.  Gail worked for many years as an Accounting Technician until her retirement. Her generous nature was always at the forefront of her volunteering within the community and Gail was a huge supporter of the Arts in Medicine Hat and believed the Esplanade had the best acoustics anywhere... she loved live theatre.  She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and was fond of helping with the festivities surrounding  Canada Day. Gail will be forever remembered in the hearts of her three daughters, Meredith, Jocelyn and Erin;  her grandchildren, Lucas and Sophie; nieces and nephews, Sandy, Frank, Alana, Heather and her grand-niece, Laura.  She was predeceased by her husband, Art;  parents, Colin and Madeline as well as one sister, Sandra.  The family wish to thank Dr. Glas, Dr. Monte and the staff of Health Worx and Drs. Foley, Trudeau, North and staff at the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre for all their care and attention to Gail.  The Funeral Service will  be celebrated at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 635 - 4 Street S.E., Medicine Hat, on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. with Reverend Canon Gene Packwood officiating.  Interment will follow in Hillside Cemetery.  Those attending the funeral service are asked to wear a touch of purple in honour of Gail.  (Condolences may be expressed by visiting www.cooksouthland.com)  If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Gail’s memory may be made to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre, c/o the Medicine Hat and District Health Foundation, 666 - 5 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6;  the Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre, 401 - 1 Street S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8W1 or to the Medicine Hat Symphonic Society, P.O. Box 1295, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 7N1.  Honoured to serve the family is


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