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.


CHERYL HEIDEBRECHT          1943 - 2021

It is with deep sadness that Heidi Heidebrecht informs you of the passing of the love of his life, Cheryl, after more than 60 years of marriage. Cheryl’s memory will live on in the hearts of her three children, Jodi (Robert) Faith, Renae (Kerry) Buss and Jason (Donna) Heidebrecht as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Cheryl Ann Livingston was born the youngest of three children to Clarence and Isabelle July 29, 1943. She grew up in Milk River and Lethbridge. Heidi and Cheryl were married in Lethbridge April 1, 1961.  Cheryl’s love of travel and family shaped her and Heidi’s life of adventure. They saw every corner of the world and shared their love during many family trips. Cheryl loved trip planning; her anticipation and attention to detail was something those she travelled with always appreciated. She loved her family – her heart was fullest when she could love on and be generous to Heidi, her kids and their families. Grandma was a great supporter of whichever activity her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren participated in; she loved watching and cheering them on.  The Gideon ministry was a passion for Cheryl and Heidi; they shared scriptures around the world. On many trips an entire suitcase was filled with Bibles to distribute to eager contacts in other countries. Her faith in Jesus was important to her; she hosted or attended a weekly prayer cell for years; her family knew Grandma was praying for them and wanted them to know Jesus personally like she did.  Cheryl and Heidi enjoyed success in business; first in Brooks at Eastbrook Automotive and at Action Parts for over 40 years – many staff, customers and suppliers are counted as friends. Cheryl had a keen business sense; she was demanding while always fair. She was also an amazing listener who made friendships easily – showing her caring side in one-on-one interactions.  Cheryl will be forever missed by all her family and friends. Memorial gifts in Cheryl’s memory can be made to The Gideons – with cheques payable to The Gideons in Canada, mail to 3123 15th Ave SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 8K1 or call 403-866-3123. A private family service will be held and plans for a memorial service will be made and communicated once current restrictions are lifted.  Condolences may be made at


1933 - Mary Bachmeier - 2021 


Mary Helen Bachmeier of Medicine Hat passed away on Monday, September 20, 2021 at the age of 88 years, beloved wife of the late Henry Bachmeier.  She leaves to cherish her memory one daughter Irene (Ken) Klassen, daughter-in-law Cecile (Al) Seebek and son-in-law John Harder; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren:   Trevor (Carol) and their daughter Brooklyn; Crystal (Adam) and their children Hunter and Autumn; Kayla (Tanner).  A private funeral service will take place in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend.  The service will be live streamed, and family and friends who are unable to attend are  invited to watch the service by searching on Youtube for the Pattison Funeral Home Youtube page.  The video will go live 10 minutes prior to service time and will remain on the youtube page for future viewing.  Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery.   To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to:  subject heading: Mary Bachmeier, or you may visit  and leave a message of condolence. 


1936 - Francis Pius “Frank” Hordos -  2021


Francis Pius Hordos of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of Dianne Hordos, passed away suddenly on Thursday, September 16th, 2021 at the age of 85 years.  Frank leaves to cherish his memory his children Roland (Monica), Peter, Corinne, Joseph (Jenn), Pius, and April; grandchildren, Willow, Olivia, Kayanna, Peyton, Hendrix, Gage, and Hayes; brothers, Abraham, Anton, and Adam; sister, Yolanda; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents,  Francis and Alma Hordos; son, Leon; brother, Joe and sisters, Julia and Alma. Frank was born to a farming family in Quinton, SK on March 2nd, 1936.  As a young man, Frank found his way to Elkwater, AB obtaining employment with Alberta Provincial Parks.  It was then that he met the love of his life, Dianne.  They married in 1966 and together they raised seven children.  Frank also worked as a volunteer fireman for many years.  In his spare timer, Frank enjoyed working  on vehicles and also enjoyed curling and riding his bicycle.  Frank was generous with his time and would always make himself  available to those in need.  A private family graveside service will take place at 2:00 pm on Sunday, September 26th, 2021 at Hillside Cemetery with Fr. Iqbal Khurshid, Celebrant.  Family and friends are welcome to participate via livestream by logging on to and joining the live webcast on Frank’s memorial page at the above date and time. A virtual guest book is available on the livestream page for those participating remotely. Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Francis Hordos.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to


Mary  Hoeppner          1931 - 2021

The family of Mary Hoeppner, beloved wife of Peter Hoeppner, announces her passing at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at the age of 89 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting   Honoured to serve the family is

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Irene Amelia Hayward          July 1, 1924 - September 13, 2021

Mrs. Irene Amelia Hayward, beloved wife of the late Mr. Norman Hayward, passed away peacefully at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Monday, September 13, 2021, at the age of 97 years.  Irene leaves to cherish her memory:  three children, Vernon (Carol) Hayward, Gloria (Doug) Van Riper and Sharon Hayward (Graham Wilson);  six grandchildren, Kevin (Pam) Hayward, Kenny (Kendra) Hayward, Bradley (Jenny) Hayward, Lona Meier, Lori (Gareth) Barnes and Melissa (Stephen) Miller;  thirteen great-grandchildren;  one sister-in-law, Olive Herman as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extend family.  Along with her husband, Irene was predeceased by her brothers, David, Robert and Lawrence Herman.  Irene was born on the family farm at Eagle Butte on July 1, 1924, to proud parents, Edward and Amelia Herman (nee Rath).  She met Norman, an Airforce Pilot from Britain, and they were later married on July 29, 1944.  Shortly after their marriage, Irene worked for Medalta Potteries for a period time before moving on to waitressing at Kresges where she made numerous life-long friendships.  Irene and Norm travelled extensively together throughout the years, including trips to Britain, Mexico, Hawaii and Italy (just to name a few).  After Norm’s passing, Irene joined the Veiner Centre where she enjoyed dancing and playing cards as much as 5 days a week!  Her greatest joy in life came from time spent with her children and grandchildren and she enjoyed sharing her great sense of humour with them.  A Private gathering of family in celebration of Irene’s life will be held at Hillside Cemetery on Saturday, September 25, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting If friends so desire, donations in memory of Irene may be made towards 5 East at the Medicine Hat Hospital or the Medicine Hat Cancer Clinic.  Donations should be made payable to the Medicine Hat and District Health Foundation, 666 - 5 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6. Honoured to serve the family is

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1927 - Mary “Molly” McClements - 2021

It is with deep sadness the family of Molly McClements announce her passing on September 20 2021 at the age of 93 years. Her life was devoted to her Christian faith and her family.  Molly was born on December 26 1927, in Coleraine, Northern Ireland. She was the youngest of three children born to Archibald and Mary Hartin. Molly and her siblings all excelled at school. Molly went on to own and operate her own retail business and was respected for her friendly and professional manner. On September 8 1948 she married Robert ‘Bob’ McClements and they had one daughter, Thelma. Molly and Bob enjoyed many visits to Canada to visit their daughter and family in Canada. In 1984, they immigrated to Canada to be close to their family. They enthusiastically embraced their new home in Medicine Hat, Alberta. In 1987 Molly and Bob were delighted to became Canadian citizens and have their two grandsons in attendance. Molly was an avid reader, bird watcher and enjoyed walking the trails in Medicine with five special friends, “The Merry Milers.” Molly was sociable, a great communicator and story teller. She was quick-witted, enjoyed listening to opera, classical and Andre Rieu’s orchestra. She had the flair for the dramatic and loved to entertain. Molly was an active member of St. John’s Presbyterian Church, where many friendships were made. Her grandsons and great grandchildren were her greatest joy. Molly’s memory will live on in their hearts.  Left to cherish her memory, one daughter, Thelma Cowan; son-in-law, Robin Cowan and their two sons and their families; Robert (wife Katie) and their daughters, Trinity and Adara; Brian (wife Rochelle) and their children, Annie and Samuel; nephews, nieces, great nephews and great nieces; and friends here and abroad. Molly was predeceased by her husband (Bob) and soul mate of 51 years (Medicine Hat); sister, Agnes McWilliams; brother-in-law, Harry McWIlliams; and nephew, Daryl McWilliams (all from Ontario). Also predeceased by brother, Archie Hartin and his first wife, Maisie, and his second wife, Kathleen.  Thank you to the staff of South Country Village, Sunny Side for the wonderful care Mom received. Due to COVID-19, a private service will be held at  Hillside Cemetery with Rev. R. Cruickshank officiating. Donations may be made to St. John’s Presbyterian Church or the charity of your choice in memory of Molly. Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Molly McClements. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to


1923 - Marie “Mary” Skjenna - 2021

Mary Skjenna (nee Dziatkewich) died peacefully on September 12, 2021, in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Mary was born on June 29th,1923, on the family homestead near Chilmark, Alberta, the fourth of seven children to Wasyl and Anastasia Dziatkewich. Mary left home at 17 years old living and working at various jobs in Buffalo, Cereal, and Calgary. She spent about a year in Ajax, Ontario working in an ammunition plant near the end of WWll. When Mary was working at the Colonel Belcher hospital in Calgary, she met and subsequently married William Spratt. In 1954, Mary married Olaf Skjenna moving to Buffalo, Alberta. After many years on the Skjenna farm Mary and Olaf retired to Medicine Hat. Mary enjoyed herself wherever she went with an enormous zest for life. Her first love was always her family, as all her children and grandchildren knew. She spent many hours enjoying herself while entertaining her grandchildren whether it was with displays of her tap dancing or producing freshly baked buns. Gardening was another pastime Mary took great pride in, she grew a bounteous vegetable garden on the farm and enjoyed her flowers when she moved into town. Medicine Hat also allowed Mary the opportunity to join a slow pitch team, compete in senior’s games, and do countless volunteering whether it was with the Legion, her church or any other good cause. She was always proud of and excited about all the activities she participated in and good deeds she carried out. Mary thrived anywhere she went, always willing to try new adventures, she was never late.  Mary is survived by her three sons, Bob Spratt (Linda), Mel Skjenna (Maggie Gamble), and Dennis Skjenna; six grandchildren, Jason Spratt (Sharla), Kyle Spratt (Candis), Joel Spratt (Morgan), Abaigeal Skjenna-Luoma (Darren), James Skjenna, and Kathleen Skjenna; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Helen Johnston and Jennie Vincent, and numerous nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents, Anastasia and Waysl; siblings, Tony, Tiny, Paul, and Sophie. A private family memorial was held on September 22, 2021 at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to subject heading Mary Skjenna.  Funeral arrangements by


1946 - Phillip Arnold - 2021


Phillip Arnold, loving husband of Elsie, passed away on Saturday, September 18th, 2021  at the age of 74 years.  Condolences may be sent to subject heading Phillip Arnold.  Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed by


1935 - Fay Brunner - 2021


Fay Marie Brunner of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Alf Brunner, passed away on Saturday August 28, 2021, at the age of 86 years.  The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Monday, September 27, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend.  Due to the restrictions brought forward by the Chief Medical Officer of Health, indoor public gatherings are to be kept to 50 people. Masks are mandatory. The service will be live streamed, and family and friends who are unable to attend are invited to watch the service by searching for the Pattison Funeral Home YouTube page.  The video will go live 10 minutes prior to service time and will remain on the YouTube page for future viewing.  Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, those who wish to remember Fay with a donation, may do so to the Alzheimer Society, Alberta and Northwest Territories or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.  To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: subject heading: Fay Brunner, or you may visit  and leave a message of condolence. 


1953 - KEVIN PARSON - 2021


Kevin Ragnar Parson passed away while surrounded by his family at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Friday, September 17, 2021, at the age of 62 years. Kevin is survived by his sons, Ethan and Brennan; sisters, Maureen (Kent) Gulbraa, Eva (John) Pasztor, and Sonjia (Doug) Morgan as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Kevin was predeceased by his parents, Ragnar and Ruby Parson. In keeping with Kevin’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Kevin's life will take place at a later date. A memorial trust fund has been established for Kevin’s boys, Ethan and Brennan. Those wishing to contribute may do so at any Toronto Dominion Bank location.  (Condolences may be expressed by visiting   Honoured to serve the family is

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