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          David Lamb    1953 - 2017

David Lamb passed away on Monday, August 14, 2017, at the age of 63 years. The family is thankful for the compassionate care that he received from all of his doctors, nurses and staff over the years of both Palliative Care and Home Care. David is survived by his wife, Holly; daughters, Rachel (Matt), Katie (Alan, Jensen, Abigayle), April (Bill); brother, Peter (Diane) and sisters, Dawn and Paula (Art).  David was predeceased by his parents, William and Pauline Lamb.  A celebration of David’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 - 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, on Saturday, August 19, 2017, at 11:00 a.m.  If friends so desire, memorial tributes in David’s name may be made to a charity of one’s choice. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at www.cooksouthland.com) Honoured to serve the family is


1929 - AL ARELIS - 2017

Algirdas “Al” Arelis of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of the late Lorene Arelis, passed away on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 at the age of 88 years.  Al leaves to cherish his memory three daughters, Wendy Arelis, Deanna Arelis (Tom McLeay), and Cheryl Arelis (David Carpenter), and their families.  The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Saturday, August 26th, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.  Interment will take place at Mountain View Cemetery in Lethbridge, on Sunday, August 27th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.  Memorial gifts in Al’s memory may be made to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, to Parkinson Alberta, or to the South Alberta Light Horse.  Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Al Arelis.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to


                   Anna Sauer

Mrs. Anna Marie Sauer, beloved wife of Frank Sauer, passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Home - Carmel Hospice, after a short and courageous battle with cancer on Monday, August 14, 2017, at the age of 84 years .  Anne was born in Medicine Hat and raised in Maleb attending Glen Echo School and Conquerville School where she completed Grade 12. On April 9, 1956, Anne Voeller married Frank Sauer at St. Anthony’s in Granlea, AB.  She enjoyed bowling for more than 30 years with Barbara Stuber and Marg Sturn, retiring in 2013.  Other pleasures in Anne’s life were camping, flower gardening and tending to the birds in the backyard.  She loved to watch the Toronto Blue Jays, the Medicine Hat Mavericks and curling on TV.  Anne was a member of the Red Rock Ladies club, CWL at St. Anthony’s, St. Mary’s and Holy Family parishes and funeral lunch convienor at Holy Family Parish.  She had the pleasure of travelling to Hawaii, Alaska, Europe and the Summer Olympic Games in 1984, but most of all travelling to watch Darryl’s baseball games.  Anne will be forever remembered in the hearts of her family, husband, Frank; daughters, Arlene Sauer; Mona Daniels (Kelly Hannah), grandson, Ryan Daniels (Amanda) and their son, Riley; granddaughter, Lisa Daniels (Jessie Gallipeau) and their father, Jeff Daniels; son, Darryl (Kelly) Sauer; brothers, Simon (Mary) Voeller, George Voeller, Fred (Carol) Voeller; In-laws, Emma Steinkey, Stan (Pat) Sauer, Albert (Susan) Sauer, Betty Parsons, Richard (Marlene) Sauer as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  Anne was predeceased by her parents, Michael and Helen Voeller; brothers, Martin Voeller, Tony (Florence) Voeller, Casper Voeller; nephew, Stan Voeller; niece, Helen Stillinger; brothers-in-law, Max Steinkey, Brian Parsons, George Sauer; sisters-in-law, Shirley Sauer and Lorraine Voeller; parents-in-law, Louis and Anna Sauer. Vigil Prayers will be recited at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 - 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, AB., on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at Holy Family Parish, 1451 Strachan Road S.E., Medicine Hat, AB., on Tuesday, August 22, 2107 at 10:30 a.m. with Interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial donations in Anne’s name may be made directly to the SPCA, 55 Southwest Drive S.W., Medicine Hat, AB.,  T1A 8E8.


Marvin I. Schneider    July 22, 1934 – August 14, 2017 

Marvin Schneider died peacefully in Medicine Hat on August 14, 2017.  Left to mourn Marvin’s memory are his children:  Morris (Donna), Kathy (Micheal) Stadnyk, Charles (Lorna), Dan (Ruth), Eugene, Melinda (Hugh) Arthur, Marvin, and Ann (Dwayne) Koch; son-in-law, Rod Griffiths; his grandchildren:  Greg (Julia), Nicholas (Kristen), Eric (Kathleen), Julia (Liam), Emily (Blake), Sonia, Nathan, Derek, Jacqueline and Camille; his great-grandchildren:  Kate, Jillian, Eva and Finn; his brother, Harvey (Alida); and brothers-in-law, Walter Link, Bruce (Pat) and Jack McCleary.  Marvin was predeceased by the love of his life and wife of 50 years, Jacqueline; his parents, Irvine and Anna-Marie Schneider; his daughter, Elise Schneider; sister, Marilyn Link; brother-in-law, Jerry McCleary; and sister-in-law, Virginia McCleary.  Dad was a strong and faithful man who worked hard to build a wonderful and blessed life for his family.  He loved farming and on the farm he and mom built a beautiful home where they raised their children.  When their much-loved grandchildren came along, the farm became a special place for them too.  In his professional life, he built a career in steam engineering, working and studying his way to the Chief Steam Engineer position at Western Co-op Fertilizers through to instructing in the Power Engineering program at Medicine Hat College.  Marvin leaves a lasting legacy of faith and love of family with those left to honour his memory.  Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Friday from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL on Friday, August 18, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.  The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at HOLY FAMILY PARISH, 1451 Strachan Road SE, on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Philip Le, Celebrant.  Interment will follow at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery.  Memorial gifts in Marvin’s memory may be made to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation #124, 430 – 6 Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2S8, or to Chalice, 26 Union Street, Bedford, Nova Scotia, B4A 2B5.  Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Marvin Schneider.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to


                       KLETTKE

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Debra Ann Klettke on Saturday, August 12, 2017, at the age of 63 years, beloved wife of Bernie Klettke of Medicine Hat.  She leaves to cherish her memory one son Chad; ten siblings, Linda (Reg) Jackson, Bonita (Richard) Lewandoski, Keith (Judy) Schnell, Barrie (Deb) Schnell, Bryan (Heather) Schnell, Donna (Bertrand) Schnell, Steven (Wendy) Schnell, Mark Schnell, Arnold Schnell and Murray Schnell as well as numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her parents Barbara and Kasmer Schnell; her in-laws, Dorothy and Wayne Klettke; one sister-in-law Crystal Reimer and a niece Shenaya Klettke.  Deb loved to cook and always had a couple of books to read on the go.  She loved camping, fishing, riding with Bernie on his Harley but her greatest passion were animals.  Deb was well known for her big heart, her generosity and how she welcomed everyone with open arms.  Deb passed away after a short but courageous battle with cancer and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.  An informal celebration of Debra’s life will be held at Whiskey Creek, 937 13th Street SW (Creekside Reception room) on Monday, August 21, 2017, between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m.   As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the “Halo” c/o Southern Alberta Medic Air Society, #12 49 Viscount Ave SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 5G4 (Please make cheques payable to Southern Alberta Medic Air Society).  To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Debra Klettke, or you may visit www.pattisonfuneralhome.com  and leave a message of condolence. 


1926 - LOUISE TIMMONS - 2017

Mrs. E. Louise (Morrissette) Timmons of Medicine Hat, passed away on Friday, August 11th, 2017 at the age of 90 years. Louise leaves to cherish her memory three children and their families.  The Funeral Service will be held at the WUERFEL AUDITORIUM, 1720 Bell Street SW, on Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Bob Findley officiating.  A private interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Louise's memory may be made to the Medicine Hat SPCA, the Swift Current SPCA or the Leprosy Foundation of Canada.  Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Louise Timmons.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to


     1939 - DAVE HARRIS - 2017

David Harris of Medicine Hat, Alberta died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, August 12th, 2017 after a 17-year battle with cancer.   Funeral Services were held yesterday at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL.  In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Dave's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 or to a charity of your choice.   Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Dave Harris.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to


                       MAYER

Ralph Melvin Mayer passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2017, at the age of 84 years, beloved husband of Florene Mayer of Medicine Hat.  He also leaves to cherish his memory three sons Marty (Rayleen) Mayer of Dunmore, Merl (Jaylene) Mayer of Medicine Hat and Myron (Jennifer) Mayer of Medicine Hat; eight grandchildren, Samuel, Julia, Rebecca, Elizabeth, Meray, Connor (Rose, and their daughter Ema-Leigh), Kimberly and Hayley; two brothers, Wilf Mayer and Jerald (Shirley) Mayer, one brother-in-law Arnold Holmes and a sister-in-law Marlene Levie as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents, David and Pauline Mayer, his stepfather, Tom Weiss and many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.  Ralph was born on November 4, 1932 in Woolchester Alberta. He lived most of his life south of Medicine Hat. He loved to work hard and spent his early years as a farm and ranch hand and became a journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. When he retired he loved visiting seniors and family, helping people with projects, building and fixing everything. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.  Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Thursday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Friday from 12:30 - 1:25 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the Southview Church of God (2366 Southview Drive SE) on Friday, August 18, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Bob Church and Rev. Robert Findley officiating.  Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery.  As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Gideons International in Canada 177- 1415 28 St. SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8P9.   To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Ralph Mayer, or you may visit www.pattisonfuneralhome.com  and leave a message of condolence.


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