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Lynn Frank, beloved wife, mother, sister and friend passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017, at the age of 66 years.  She leaves to cherish her memory her husband Erhardt, daughters, Richele Frank and Jillian (Mark) Volk and her two grandchildren Lily and Joseph Volk.  Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.  To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: subject heading: Lynn Frank, or you may visit  and leave a message of condolence. 

Haiko Meint Geertsema   July 11, 1939 - April 19, 2017

Haiko Meint Geertsema passed away suddenly on April 19, 2017, in Medicine Hat, AB.  He is survived by his loving wife, Pat (nee Van Zwol), his nephews, Jan (Annemarie) Jonker and their children, Megan and Janine of Bow Island, AB.;  Hinderikus (Hester) Jonker and their daughter, Josien (Geert-Jan) of The Netherlands as well as his wife’s relatives of Ontario and The Netherlands. Haiko was predeceased by his parents, Hinderikus and Janna Geertsema;  sister, Geessina Jonker and brother-in-law, Harm Jonker.  Haiko was born on July 11, 1939, in Veendam, The Netherlands.  He was raised on the family farm and immigrated to Canada in 1976.  Haiko and Pat met in Calgary and were married in 1984.  Together they started a dairy farm in Thorsby, AB. and in 1999, they moved to Medicine Hat, AB.  Haiko was a devoted Christian and enjoyed studying the bible.  He loved farming, gardening, raising chickens and was a hard worker.  A memorial service will be held at the Christian Reformed Church, 300 Primrose Drive S.E., Medicine Hat on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor George Koopmans officiating.  Private burial will take place prior to the memorial service. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at    Honoured to serve the family is 


Frank Reider, of Medicine Hat, passed away on Friday, April 21, 2017, at the age of 89 years.  He leaves to cherish his memory his sister-in-law Cora Reider, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents Valentine and Veronica Reiter; his brothers, Adam, Tony and Balzer and his sisters, Lottie, Elizabeth, Plara, Katherine and Magdalena.  Franks family would like to thank the Riverview Care Centre and their staff for caring for Frank for the past three and a half years.  The graveside service will be held in the Hillside Cemetery on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Philip Le officiating.  Those who wish to attend are asked to meet inside the cemetery gates at 10:15 a.m.  To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: subject heading: Frank Reider , or you may visit  and leave a message of condolence. 

        Keith Bueckert    1975 - 2017

It is with great sadness that family announce the passing of Keith Michael Edward Bueckert at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Thursday, April 13, 2017, at the age of 41 years.  Left to cherish Keith’s memory are his parents, Barry and Norma Bueckert;  children, Kaiden Darley, Jace and Rayne Bueckert and their mother, Lauren Bueckert;  his wife, Shantanna and his sister, Katherine Brown.  He was predeceased by his son, Manning.  Keith spent many years working as a driller on the oil rigs and loved to spend his free time with his children and family.  He also worked for a concrete company for a year and took on odd jobs to keep busy.  Keith could fix almost anything and was a hard worker believing if the job was worth doing, it was worth doing right.  We will all miss him very much as he is in a better place with no more pain and with his Saviour, Jesus.  The funeral service will be celebrated at the River Valley Community Church, 1101 Queen Street S.E., Medicine Hat on Friday, April 28, 2017, at 11:00 a.m.  with Pastor Ken Roset officiating.  Interment will take place at the Redcliff Cemetery.  If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to a charity of one’s choice.  (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at    Honoured to serve the family is



Denise Helene McDougall, beloved wife of Gary McDougall, passed away on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 at the age of 56 years.  Denise also leaves to cherish her memory three children, Brennan McDougall (Kimberlee Berger) of Calgary, Ashley McDougall (Jeff Wahl) and Brittney McDougall (Tanner Walters), both of Cypress County; one brother, Allan Larochelle; one sister, Lisa (Alden) Seib; two brothers-in-law, David (Margaret) McDougall and Bob McDougall; nieces and nephews, Danielle, RJ, Austin, Aubrey, Jensen, Brady, Sydney, Jaycee and Jennifer; as well as her step brothers and step sisters, Paul (Patty) Vallee, Pauline (Pat) Zender, Guy (Marla) Vallee, and Peter Vallee.  Denise was predeceased by her parents, Leo Larochelle and Therese Vallee; her step dad, Claude Vallee; and her in-laws, Lil and Dave McDougall.  Denise was born in Ponteix, Saskatchewan.  Later, as a young girl, she moved to Swift Current with her mother, Terry and siblings, Allan and Lisa for the remainder of her childhood.  She then attended Medicine Hat College and the University of Lethbridge graduating with a Bachelor of Education degree.  Her teaching career began in Medicine Hat at Ross Glen School where she taught grade four in the same room for 31 years, touching many young lives and developing lifelong friendships.  It was also at Ross Glen School where Denise met and worked alongside Gary McDougall who later became the love of her life.  Denise and Gary were married on July 25th, 1987, and together they had three beautiful children: Brennan, Ashley and Brittney.  A few years later they decided to leave the city to build their dream home and raise their children on an acreage. It was during this time that Denise discovered her love of gardening, nature, and the outdoors. Denise was never afraid of getting her hands dirty and working alongside Gary no matter what the task.  Camping was an activity enjoyed yearly and was always made a priority, strengthening the bond between their family, relatives and friends.  Denise also loved board games, collecting and watching movies, caring for all forms of wildlife, and had recently re-discovered her love of arts and crafts.  As a daughter, mother, wife, sister and aunt, Denise always put her family first.  This is what contributed to the unbreakable bond that her family shares now and forever more.  The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at HOLY FAMILY PARISH, 1451 Strachan Road SE, on Friday, April 28th, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. with Father Philip Le, celebrant.  Memorial gifts in Denise’s memory may be made to the SPCA, 55 Southwest Drive SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8.  Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Denise McDougall.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

         1931 - BOUMAN - 2017 

Jana “Jean” Bouman of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Leo Bouman, passed away on Monday, April 17th, 2017 at the age of 86 years.  Jean leaves to cherish her memory two children, John (Bonnie) Bouman of Edmonton and Nellie (Dale) Simpson of Redcliff; three grandchildren, Chad (Jasmine) Bouman and their children Aria and Emerens, Linda (Justin) Asham and their son Brandon, Nicole (Trevor) Seipert and their children Brooke and Drake.  Jean was predeceased by her husband, Leo; and her parents, Roelof and Petronella de Keijzer.  Jean was born in 1931 in Holland.  In her earlier years, she loved to golf and curl and, later in life, she enjoyed playing bingo.  Jean will be greatly missed by her family and friends.  A Come and Go Celebration of Jean’s Life will be held at SAAMIS CREEKSIDE CENTRE, #11 Dunmore Road SE, on Monday, April 24th, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Memorial gifts in Jean’s memory may be made to the Carmel Hospice, St. Joseph’s Home, 156 – 3rd Street NE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5M1.  Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Jean Bouman.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

Verona King  1922 - 2017
It is with great sadness that the family of Verona King, announce her peaceful passing in Medicine Hat on Saturday, April 15, 2017, at the age of 95 years.  Verona will be greatly missed by her sons, Roger (Phyllis) and Garry (Lynne);  daughter, Karan Love;  grandchildren, Robert, James (Kim), Cory, Brad (Amanda), Brittany, Colin, Dana (Steve) Kowalski;  great-grandchildren, Kennedy, Madison, Brookelyn, Hayden, Kapri and Kane;  brother, Don (Maxine) Erlandson;  sisters, Jean (Bud) Satter and Shirley McLeod;  sisters-in-law, Norma Campbell and Mary Anne King as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  Verona was predeceased by her husband, Elmer in March of 1984;  her parents, Henry and Tacla;  brothers, Harold, Howard (Betty), Ken (Millie) and brothers-in-law, Bob McLeod, Everett King and Alf Campbell. Verona was born in Driscoll Lake, SK. to Henry and Tacla Erlandson and married the love of her life, Elmer King on March 9, 1943. Together they settled in Moosomin, SK. and later moved to Medicine Hat in 1956 where Verona worked in a drug store and post office for many years. She was very sports-minded and represented Alberta in the 1974 Canadian Seniors Curling Championship in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Verona loved the company of family and friends and her door was open to everyone! She loved playing cards, preparing meals and visiting with all. The Funeral Service will be celebrated at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 - 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Monday, April 24, 2017, at 2:00 p.m.  Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Verona’s name may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, #124, 430 - 6 Avenue S.E., Medicine Hat, AB. T1A 2S8 or to the charity of one's choice. 

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