Obituaries -

We would like to extend our condolences to those in the community who have recently lost loved ones.  If you Cannot Make It To a Funeral you can send A Condolence E-mail By Clicking on The Highlighted E-mail Link for Each Obituary.

1930 - Freddie Bollinger - 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Freddie (Fred) Bollinger on Monday, January 18, 2021 at the age of 90 years. A private graveside service was held yesterday at   SAAMIS PRAIRIE VIEW CEMETERY. Memorial gifts in Freddie’s memory may be made to Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation.  Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Freddie Bollinger. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1934 - DOROTHY YANKE - 2021

Dorothea “Dorothy” Elsie Yanke of Medicine Hat passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at the age of 86 years. The Funeral Service was yesterday at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL with Pastor Bob Church officiating. Memorial gifts in Dorothy’s name may be made to Alberta Diabetes Foundation or South Country Village.  Condolences may be sent to subject heading Dorothy Yanke.  Funeral arrangements by

1927 - Josephine Holton - 2021  


Josephine “Jo” Mary Holton  passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at the age of 93 years, beloved wife of John Holton.  She also leaves to cherish her memory four children, Linda (Rick) Massini, Brent Holton (Kim Bileski), John Jr. (Cheryl) Holton, Lynn Holton (Albert Roy); nine grandchildren, Ryan, Lori (Riaz) (Nico); Jaylene (Stacey); Megan (Justin) (Eve and Sage); Bradley, Cory (Randi) (Kayden and Rylan); Troy, Rene, and Neil; one brother, Peter Roth.   She was predeceased by her parents Elizabeth and Joseph Roth; her first husband, Bert DeWald in 1965; and siblings, Andrew, George, Anna, Elizabeth, Barbara, Magdelena, and Margaret.  Jo worked as a secretary for the Catholic School Board for 17 years.   Josephine and John enjoyed 52 wonderful years of marriage.  Upon retirement, for many years they enjoyed and looked forward to vacationing for the winter in Hawaii or the southern states.  She was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother; our rock and the glue that held the whole family together.  Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Monday, January 25, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend.  Family and friends are invited to remotely attend the funeral service by searching for the Pattison Funeral Home youtube page where the video will go live 10 minutes prior to service time.  Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery.  Those who wish to remember Josephine with a donation, may do so to the Salvation Army.  To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to:  subject heading: Josephine Holton, or you may visit  and leave a message of condolence. 

Micheala  Bell          November 14, 1987 - January 18, 2021

It is with profound sadness that the family of Micheala Kastel Bell (nee Dunnan) announce the passing of a beloved mother, daughter, sister and friend. She passed away in Medicine Hat on Monday, January 18, 2021, at the age of 33 years. Micheala will be lovingly remembered by her daughters, Hailey Resener and Kiersten Bell; parents, Patricia Brost and Garry Dunnan (Connie Dunnan-Peach); siblings, Jonathon Hanson (Whitney Stuber), Brittany (Mark) Streifel, Gabrielle Bow (Aksel Tigley) and Sydney Brost; grandmother, Helma Bow; many nieces and nephews; loving companion, Rikus Swiegers and his sons, Ryker and Rixten as well as her four-legged companion, Meko. She was predeceased by her grandpas, Merritt Manyon ‘Smokey’ Dunnan and Charles Bow; grandma, Jewel Tresa ‘Judy’ Dunnan and her aunt, Debra K. Brost. Micheala was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado and moved to Medicine Hat at the age of 14 years. She graduated from Eagle Butte High School in 2006, and furthered her studies at Medicine Hat College to pursue a career in nursing. Micheala became a LPN at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital where she was kind to all patients, greeting all with a smile and gentle approach. Her most memorable moments were skydiving with her sister, Sunday family suppers and going to Colorado and Oklahoma to visit family.  She enjoyed fishing, camping, quadding, doing crafts with her girls and doing DIY projects including home decor. Micheala saw beauty in everything and always thought of others first. She was the most loving and caring mother who was so proud of her girls. Micheala brought joy, laughter and light to all who were fortunate to have known her.  Those wishing to pay their respects  may do so at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 - 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. A Private Service honouring Micheala’s life will be celebrated at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel on Thursday, January 28, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. with  Murray Jaster officiating. Interment will follow at Redcliff Cemetery. Those wishing to experience the Funeral Service via livestreaming are encouraged to visit and click the View Broadcast button on the homepage at service time. If friends so desire, a trust fund has been set up in Hailey and Kiersten’s name. Please e-transfer donations to (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at  Honoured to serve the family is

1936 - Kenneth Quennell - 2021


On an amazingly beautiful January afternoon Ken Boyd Quennell passed peacefully from his life

here on earth joining Mom on their next journey together.  Ken was born in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan on March 5, 1936.  Like many he was born into a farming family and his younger years were spent working hard on the farm and attending school.  He would get up and go light the fire to heat the schoolhouse in the early hours.  In his 11th year he took a break from his education and assisted teaching at their country school.  Upon completing his high school education Ken went on to further study in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan completing the X-ray program and becoming a certified X-Ray technician on June 1, 1960.   As a young man Ken met and dated Shirley Hardenne in Shaunavon Saskatchewan.   Ken and Shirley were married in Moose Jaw on July 11, 1960 settling that year in Medicine Hat.   Ken began his career at the Medical Arts Clinic eventually becoming manager of the Xray department.  At the age of 47 years he returned to study taking ultrasonography at the Foothills Medical Centre.  He  became the first Diagnostic Medical Sonographer in Medicine Hat graduating with honours and attaining the Dr. H.E. Duggan Academic Award.  He was proud of his 40 year career with the Medical Arts Clinic.  Quiet, humble Ken was always respectful of his patients and staff.  He greatly enjoyed conversation and coffee with his colleagues and respected the patient privacy in his care.  In their pre-retirement he and Shirley enjoyed their travel with good friends returning many times to Hawaii.    Once fully retired Ken and Shirley  ventured around the world to places such as Europe, Panama, to the east and west coasts of Canada as well as Alaska.  Ken was an active 3rd degree Knight of Columbus. He volunteered in every position and was involved in raising money for so many good causes throughout his years. He also volunteered for St. Patrick’s Parish as a cub leader, and eucharistic minister in his early years.   In his later years Ken became involved with the building of today’s Holy Family Parish where he again volunteered his time on the board, as eucharistic minister and in other ministries at Holy Family.  Ken loved to tinker and in his day Popular Mechanics and Popular Science were his reads.  He self learned carpentry, plumbing, electrical and finished the basements in each house, and kept the cars tuned and running.   Dad’s way of loving his family was to be able to help or fix something for his children.  He was proud to hand down a legacy of hard work.  Dad had a passion for genealogy and spent many years tracing back the family history for generations.  Life really became enjoyable for Dad when his grandkids were born.  The smile on his face when he would visit his toddler twin grandgirls bouncing in their cribs because they were so excited to see him. These now grown granddaughters followed after him with careers in ultrasound.  Dad was a part of the everyday life of  his grandson’s attending sports, school events or improv that they were involved in.   Dad/Grandpa would have a sparkle in his eye when his great-grand daughter Ivy came to visit. Sadly due to Covid he was unable to meet his new great grandson Felix.  Ken issurvived by his children Dale Quennell, Tara Schmidt, Deb Stiles(Ed) five grandchildren: Lindsay Schmidt (Nathan), Chelsea Nohr (Erik), Cody Schmidt (Heather), Jake and Kolby Stiles; great grandchildren Ivy and Felix Nohr; and brother Gary (Mary) Quennell.  He was  predeceased by his wife Shirley (Hardenne), brother Don Quennell, son-in-law Fred Schmidt and parents  Anne and Gordon Quennell.  May you find peace dad now free from the constraints of Parkinson’s and Anxiety.  Godspeed to you xoxo   We feel very blessed for the care Dad has received over the past few years.  Most sincere gratitude goes out to all  Staff at Chinook Village, Southlands Masterpiece and St Joseph’s Hospice Medicine Hat.  A private family graveside service will take place at Hillside Cemetery at a later date.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the St. Joseph’s Hospice Carmel Hospice (St. Joseph’s Home) c/o 156 - 3 St. NE, Medicine Hat, T1A 5M1.  To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to:  subject heading: Ken Quennell, or you may visit  and leave a message of condolence. 

Marvin Lloyd Stuber          July 13, 1932 - Jan 19, 2021 (age 88)

Marvin was a gentle, loving, caring and wonderful man who has left a permanent mark etched on our hearts. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 68 years, Belva; son, Dale (Ruby); daughters, Sheryl Kruk and Cathy (Sonny) Page; sister, Bernice; 6 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.  Marvin was born July 13, 1932 to John and Elsie Stuber and lived on the farm south of Irvine, Alberta. At age 6 he moved to another farm just west of the first farm. His school days began at age 7 at Robinson School. Another move took place as the family moved to Dauntless area. The school was located in the farmyard and the teacher boarded at the family home. The year 1942 brought disaster. His family home and all their belongings were burnt in a fire. Thankfully, another house that was in the yard and many friends and neighbours were very generous and helped out with everything they needed. After 7 years of school, Marvin was required to stay home and help with all the farm work. This is where all his farming skills began, from milking cows, working the field, building the barn and fixing anything that needed fixing. He loved rodeo’s, cattle sales, fishing, playing cards and spending time with family and friends.  Marvin will always be remembered for his amazing smile, contagious laughter and his kind generous heart. Everyone he met was a friend. A farmer outstanding in his field.  He will always be our Hero.  A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorial gifts can be made in Marvin’s name to Diabetes Canada or Canada Cancer Society Condolences may be sent to subject heading Marvin Stuber. Arrangements made by GRACE MEMORIAL AFFORDABLE BURIAL & CREMATION, 1924 10th Ave NW, Medicine Hat, AB T1C 1T5 403-905-0440

Francis Leismeister          1936 - 2021

It is with a heavy heart that Evelyn announces that her beloved husband, Francis ‘Frank’ Exavier Leismeister passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, on Friday, January 22, 2021, at the age of 84 years. Further announcements will follow upon completion of the arrangements.  (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at  Honoured to serve the family is

1976 - Darren Grey - 2021


Darren Edward Lee Grey passed away in Sarnia, Ontario on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at the age of 44 years. A Celebration of Darren’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 - 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on February 5, 2021, at 2:00 p.m.  (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at  Honoured to serve the family is


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