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1936 - PLANTE - 2016 

Edward “Ed” Plante, beloved husband of Jo Plante, passed away on Thursday, February 11th, 2016 at the age of 79 years.  Ed also leaves to cherish his memory his children, Darryl (Roxanne) Plante, Tery Plante, and Pamela (Jay Fode) Plante, and their families.  Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Ed Plante.  Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed by


          Robbie Ost  1946 -  2016

Mr. Robert (Robbie) Roland Ost of Seven Persons, passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, at the age of 69 years.  Robbie was born in Medicine Hat on November 6, 1946.  He was the third son of Olander and Lillian Ost of Seven Persons (both deceased);  brother to Oliver (Carol) Ost, Ed Ost (deceased) and Linda (Ken) Richards.  Robbie was a single, Seven Persons farmer.  He loved to raise cattle and dairy cattle held his greatest interest.  Robbie enjoyed going to auction sales. He travelled everywhere to attend them and he loved visiting with old friends and new.  Robbie enjoyed old time stories from elderly people and loved what he called “A gab fest.”  Robbie built a special bond with the Melnik, Vossler, Van Hal and Tubman families of the Seven Persons area, his long-time friends.  A gathering of friends to commemorate Robbie’s life will be held in the Cook Southland Reception Facility at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 - 13 Street S.W.  Medicine Hat on Friday, February 12, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served and everyone will be encouraged to share their personal memories of Robbie.  (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at www.cooksouthland.com) Honoured to serve the family is


1930 - POTTER - 2016 

Doris Lillian Potter of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Bruce Potter, passed away on Monday, February 8th, 2016 at the age of 85 years.  Doris leaves to cherish her memory her son, Robert B. Potter.  Doris was predeceased by her husband, Bruce Potter; and one daughter, Laurie Potter.  A Private Family Time of Remembrance will be held.  Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Doris Potter.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to


1945 - WEBBER - 2016 

Margaret Rose Webber of Dunmore, passed away on Sunday, January 31st, 2016 at the age of 70 years.   A Celebration of Margaret's Life will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE at a later date.  Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Margaret Webber.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

 


Garfield (Garry) Potvin

March 23, 1928  -  January 26, 2016

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, dad, and granddad.  Garfield (Garry) Potvin passed away while surrounded by his family at the Carmel Hospice on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, at the age of 87 years.  Left to cherish Garfield’s memory is his wife, Violet;  his three children, Ellen, Greg (Linda) and Lois (William) Gibson and five grandchildren, Jarrett, Aidan, Alycia, Robert and Jane.  He will also be lovingly remembered by Violet’s children, Jeff (Tara), Winston (Michelle), Brian (Ardis) and Cheryl Braund and their children, Kaleigh, Kole, Karson, Jordan, Cody, Josh, Richard, Michael and Thomas;  brother, Bill and his family;  Vi’s siblings and their families as well as Jack and Donna Brooke and family.  Garfield was predeceased by his parents, Wilfred and Sophia Potvin;  his first wife, Marlene as well as his son-in-law, Ross Kidd.  Garry and his brother Bill were raised on the family farm near Islay.  His early education was at Trimbleville, Kitscoty and Vermilion and he went on to earn his Bachelor and Master Degrees of Education.  Garry was always an educator and his teaching career took him from the classroom, to Principalships, to Superintendent of Schools.  Garry enjoyed discussing and debating politics, playing cards, going out for coffee, golfing, curling, square dancing and playing pool.  He was a loyal member of the Golden K Kiwanis Club.  The annual Potvin reunion was the highlight of his summers.  Garry was humble, kind, loving, generous and inquisitive with his friends and family and he always enjoyed visiting.  He was proud of all the grandchildren and attended their graduations and sporting events.  He taught honour, respect and values.  In 1962, Garry married Marlene Brooke, and together they had three children, Ellen, Greg and Lois.  Marlene passed away in 1990.  Garry married Violet McArthur in 2001, mother of Jeff, Winston, Brian and Cheryl.  Due to his ailing health, he enjoyed traveling to Victoria in the winter to escape the Alberta cold.  The Celebration of Garfield’s Life will be held at Victory Lutheran Church, 2793 Southview Drive S.E., Medicine Hat on Saturday, February 13, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Jim Bredeson and Diaconal Minister Lila de Waal officiating.  Prior to the service, Private Interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery.  (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at www.cooksouthland.com)  Those wishing to remember Garfield may do so through a donation to the St. Joseph’s Home - Carmel Hospice, 156 - 3 Street N.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5M1 or to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre (Make donation payable to the Medicine Hat & District Health Foundation with a note that the donation if for the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre), 666 - 5 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6. Honoured to serve the family is


   VICTORIA FRANCES MARLATT 

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Victoria Frances Marlatt (nee Schwengler) announce her passing away, peacefully, on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at the age of 74.  Victoria was born May 12, 1941 in Prelate, Saskatchewan.  She retired several years ago to enjoy her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Victoria will be forever remembered by: daughter, Rhonda (David) Nagel of Leader, Saskatchewan and their children, Paden (Meagan) Nagel of Leader, and Keara (Dillon) Wanner of Swift Current, Saskatchewan; daughter, Michele Schmidt of Maple Creek, Saskatchewan and her children, Cody (Kelsey) Schmidt of Kindersley, Saskatchewan, and Niko Schmidt of Leader; daughter, Glenda (Bruce) Joyner of Leader, and her children, Karissa (Cornie) Fels of Prelate, Saskatchewan and Bryton Fels of Leader; great-grandchildren: Camille Schmidt of Kindersley, Winston Neufeld of Prelate, and Navada Nagel of Leader.  She is also lovingly remembered by her brother, Jerry (Judy) Schwengler; brother, Charles Schwengler; sister, Rose Ann (Paul) Scherger; as well as her numerous nieces, nephews and friends.  Victoria was predeceased by her parents, Sebastian (Sam) Schwengler and Theresia Drescher.  A Celebration of Victoria’s Life will be held at LITTLE FLOWER PARISH in Leader, Saskatchewan on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.  A private family interment will follow at the Prelate Cemetery.  Memorial gifts in Victoria’s memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #102, 73 – 7 Street SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 1J2, or to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 6007 – 1A Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2H 0G5.  Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Victoria Marlatt.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to


           1934 - SENFT - 2016  

Mrs. Mabel Senft of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Clarence Senft, passed away with her children by her side on Monday, February 8th, 2016 at the age of 81 years.  The Funeral Service was held Thursday at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL   Memorial gifts in Mabel's memory may be made to charity of one's choice.  Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Mabel Senft.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to


        1983 - ROFLIK - 2016 

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Brian Roflik announce his passing on Thursday February 4, 2016 at the age of 32.  Brian was born November 4, 1983 in Regina, Saskatchewan.  In his younger years Brian enjoyed playing hockey, soccer, golf and camping with friends and family at Brightsand and Emma Lake.  Brian started to display his entrepreneur ability at a young age by renting out his Nintendo to friends and selling candy for profit at school.  Brian moved with his parents and sister to Medicine Hat, Alberta in 1999. Brian graduated from Eagle Butte High School in 2002.  After taking computer and business classes he went on to be self-employed owning a delivery company and taxi service in Lethbridge, Alberta.  He was an excellent storyteller and loved to share his adventures as a taxi driver.  Brian enjoyed going on ski trips with family and friends and was always happy to play cards and games. He will be forever remembered in the hearts of his parents, John and Linda; his sister, Heather (Josh); Oma Hedy Roflik; Grandma Hazel Cannon; Aunts and Uncles, Vlasta (Zdenka) Roflik, Rob (Christine) Roflik, Dave (Diana) Cannon, and Glenys (Wes) Richmond; cousins and friends.  Brian was predeceased by his Opa Vince Roflik; Grandpa Harry Cannon; and Aunt Joni Cannon.  A Celebration of Brian’s Life will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Friday, February 12th, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating.    Memorial gifts in Brian’s memory may be made to the Medicine Hat & District Health Foundation, Recovery 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 Brian Roflik.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to


             Pat Schile  1950 -  2016

Pat Schile, beloved wife of the late Hoss Schile, passed away peacefully at her residence in Foremost on Friday, February 5, 2016, at the age of 65 years.  Pat’s memory will forever live on in the hearts of her family:  brother, George Webb of Medicine Hat;  sister, Barbara (Glen) House of Brooks and Barb’s two children, Matt Reeves of Medicine Hat and Erin (Darcy) Frank and their children, Owen and Peytyn of Priddis, AB., as well as numerous other extended family and friends including her very close friend, Ginger Frankish.  Pat made her home in the Foremost area in the early 70’s and her love for the community was evident as she resided there until the time of her passing.  A Celebration of Pat’s life will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, located on the corner of 3 Avenue and 2 Street in Foremost, Alberta on Friday, February 12, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Mac de Waal officiating.  Interment will follow at the Foremost Cemetery.  If friends so desire, memorial donations in Pat’s name may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 124, 430 - 6 Avenue S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2S8 or to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 101 - 1201 Kingsway Avenue S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2Y2.  (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at  www.cooksouthland.com) Honoured to serve the family is


                         FONG

Leong Kai “Stanley” Fong passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at the age of 80 years, beloved husband of Lana Fong of Medicine Hat.  He also leaves to cherish his memory his children, Dave Fong (Julie Luu), Murlyne Fong (Shawn Freeman) and Donny Fong (Karina Fong) all of Calgary.  He was predeceased by his parents, three brothers, and one sister, all in China.  Stanley was born on July 16, 1935 in China.  He came to Canada in 1955 where he began employment as a working partner at the Shasta Café.  Stanley married Lana Yee on June 5, 1963.  In July of that year, he began working at C.P.R. as a personal chef and then moved on to the Dominion Glass Factory in Redcliff, Alberta in 1968.  In 1978, Stanley started gardening with 2 acres of land behind the Ogilvie Mill, expanding in 1980 to establish Fong’s Market Garden, where he continued until retiring in 1994.  Since 1977, he was a member of the Medicine Hat Chinese Association where he also served as President.  Stanley enjoyed gardening, hunting and fishing.  Family and friends may attend a viewing at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.  The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.  Family and friends are welcome to join in laying Stanley to rest on Friday, February 12, 2016 at 3:00 pm at Queen’s Park Cemetery located: 3219 – 4th Street NW, Calgary, Alberta.  As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital - Dialysis Unit (cheques made payable to M H @ D Health Foundation) 666 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 4H6 or visit www.inyourcommunity.ca .  To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Stanley Fong, or you may visit www.pattisonfuneralhome.com  and leave a message of condolence. 


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