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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.

Brian Ashwick             July 18, 1943 - June 13, 2024

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of Brian William Ashwick, beloved husband of Arlene Ashwick. Brian passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Thursday, June 13, 2024, at the age of 80 years. Besides his loving wife, Arlene, his memory will be cherished by his daughters, Corina (Glen) Hogan and Brenda Ashwick along with their mother, Erika Anderson; seven grandchildren, Ashley, Emma, Joshua, Liam, Austin, Allysa and Brandon and one great-granddaughter, Faye; Arlene’s children, Corinna (Dennis) Brown, Clayton (Tammy) Ulrich and Cameron (Brittany) Ulrich; step-grandchildren, Nolan, Sydney, Taylor, Colton, Madison, Jordan, Tyler, Blayke and Alyson and lastly, his trusted companion, Trish Dog.  Brian was born on July 18, 1943, in Medicine Hat a son to William and Cora Ashwick. Following a long career in advertising, marketing and display, Brian retired to a lifelong hobby and passion in repairing and revitalizing antique radios and oil lamp collecting. He had a keen interest in current affairs and spent much time watching and reading informative programs. Brian will be deeply missed by his family and friends. A Celebration of Brian’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 - 13 Street SW, Medicine Hat on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. with Dr. David Carter officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial donations in Brian’s name may be made directly to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 6007 - 1A Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2H 0G5. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting  www.cooksouthland.com) Honoured to serve the family is

Karen Hornung             May 8, 1957 – June 4, 2024

 

Karen Joan Hornung of Medicine Hat, AB, beloved wife of Ken Hornung, passed away peacefully on June 4, 2024, at the age of 67 years. After a courageous, yet tiresome battle with cancer, she is survived by her two children Allen (Jodi) Hornung (of Calgary, AB) and Lynnette Hornung (of Courtenay, BC); three grandchildren Eben, Otto and Bram Hornung (of Calgary, AB); her brother Ken (Hilda) Woldum (of Bearspaw, AB); and many nieces, nephews, and their families. Karen was predeceased by her parents Heiran and Dorothy Woldum (of Strathmore, AB).  A private Celebration of Life event honouring Karen’s memory will be held for her family and close friends on Sunday, June 23, 2024.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Karen are invited to make a donation to: St. Joseph's Home (donation is through Covenant Health / Covenant Foundation, but can reference Facility: St. Joseph's Home Medicine Hat through donation page) https://www.canadahelps.org; ACTION Integrative Oncology through University of Calgary https://engage.ucalgary.ca/integrativeoncology;  AJ's Loan Cupboard (Medicine Hat) https://www.ajsloancupboard.ca.   To leave a message of condolence you may visit www.pattisonfuneralhome.com. 

1941 - Margaret Scherer - 2024

Margaret Rose Scherer passed away June 9th, 2024. The Memorial Service was held at the Salvation Army Church, 164 Stratton Way SE, Medicine Hat, AB on Friday, June 14, 2024.  Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Margaret Scherer.  Funeral arrangements by

Stanley Stuber               1945 - 2024

 

Stan passed away on Thursday June 6, 2024, at the age of 79 years. He is survived by his loving wife Beverley (nee Schacher), son Blair (Chamen), grandson Dean Dewalt, brothers Barrey Stuber (Linda), Wes Stuber (Carol), father-in-law Ken Schacher (Marie), mother-in-law Margaret Schacher, brother-in-law Jack Schacher (Lois), sister-in-law Dixie-Lee Egan (Francis), brother-in-law Darryl Schacher (Zoe) as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his son Dean in 1988, parents Emil and Vivian Stuber, sister Shirley Dupmeier and brother-in-law Barry Schacher.  Stan was born on the way to Medicine Hat in a farmhouse in Rosebeg.  He went to school in Manyberries; he did not like school so his dad said " if you don't want to go to school we will buy another farm".   He started farming at the age of 15.   In 1965, he met Beverley Schacher and they were married in 1967.  They resided south of Manyberries, in Comrey until 1987, when they moved just south of Medicine Hat.  Stan did contract work for A.G.T. before starting his own company “Stans Cattle and Hay Hauling.   Stan was active in the rodeo circuit participating in team roping.  He served as a director on the Medicine Hat Stampede Board from 1989 to 2006.   Laughter, jokes and teasing were always abundant. The coffee pot was ALWAYS on, strangers and strays soon became friends.  Bev never knew who Stan would have sitting in her kitchen (even the odd hitch hiker or someone just broke down on the road) when she got home.  To honour Stan’s request, there will be no funeral service.  In Stan fashion .... Bev will keep the coffee hot! To leave a message of condolence you may visit www.pattisonfuneralhome.com

Brenda Jacob             1950 - 2024


Brenda Beverley Jacob,  loving wife of Jim, passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at the age of 73 years. Along with Jim, left to remember Brenda are her children, Nicole, Scott (Lana), Jeff, Jonathon, Shennah, and Quinton; two grandchildren,   Destiny and Dylan; siblings, Lorene (Lawrence), Sylvia (Will) and Bill (Veryl); Jim’s siblings, Tom (Janice), Janice (Tom) and Frances; long time friend, Jackie McLeod, aka ‘Louise’ as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Bev and Flo; Jim’s parents, Frank and Jean and her brother-in-law, Adolf. Brenda had a huge heart for kids as was evident through her role with Jim as foster parents for many years; even adopting four of the    children that they cared for. Brenda was a kid at heart, playing practical jokes on people and always having a laugh at someone else’s expense... even up until her final days. Even though her health had deteriorated the last few years, Brenda always kept up her spirits and looked on the positive side of things.  She was a hardworking woman who loved to socialize and spend time with her family and friends. Brenda’s favourite pastime was shopping... oh, could she shop! She will be deeply missed. A Come & Go Celebration in Brenda’s honour will be held at Jim and Brenda’s condo, 194 Sunrise Circle S.W,  Medicine Hat (access via Sunrise Circle) on Monday, June 24, 2024, between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting www.cooksouthland.com)  Honoured to serve the family is

ROSELLA LINKLATER (LINKLATER)            Nov 16, 1970 - June 7, 2024

 

Rosella "Rolly" Linklater, born on November 16th, 1970, in The Pas, Manitoba, to Alice and Frederick William Linklater, transitioned from this life on June 7th 2024. A member of the Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation, she had to be relocated from South Indian Lake to access medical facilities due to her heart condition. She was then embraced by Jean Fox into a family of sisters named Shelly Robinson, Laurie (Gary) Brake, Karen (Jake) Thomas, and Cathy Willamson. Throughout her journey, Rolly encountered various challenges, including open heart surgery at the age of 12. Despite her battles, including addiction, she made tough decisions, such as giving Amy Schulz up for adoption. Later, she built a family of two daughters, Jenna (Ashton) Buhler and Shayla Smith, with her first love, Kenny Smith. Rolly endured many hardships but embraced life wholeheartedly. Known for her generosity, feistiness, and being the life of the party, she cared for everyone, selflessly helping others and spreading joy with her non-judgmental nature. Rolly loved her friends and family deeply. She was a proud grandma to Geneviene Smith and Elon Buhler, who both held a special place in her heart. Rolly connected to her culture with help from the Miywasin Friendship Centre, where she lived. She enjoyed drumming, baking, beading, and having a great time. Rolly had a big heart, and as she embarks on her next journey, she leaves behind a legacy of love, resilience, and unwavering strength. She now joins her loved ones who have passed before her, leaving behind her adored sisters, nieces, nephews, daughters, grandchildren, and countless friends whose lives she touched. In honoring Rolly's memory, let us carry forward her spirit, remembering her famous words: "Stay Strong!" A celebration of life will be announced soon for Rolly. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Rosella Linklater.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to 

GRANT HOWG           March 20, 1962 - June 13, 2024

 

Grant Howg of Prelate, SK passed away on June 13, 2024, at the age of 63 years. Grant was the beloved son of Gyles and Doris Howg. Grant will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by his devoted spouse, Suzanne; children, Jarren, Alfred, and David. He cherished every moment spent with his boys and found immense joy in watching them grow. Grant will also be remembered by his brothers, Bryan (Sandra), Felix (Sharon), and Jimmy (Wendy). Their bond was unbreakable, and the memories they shared will forever hold a special place in their hearts. A man of many talents and interests, Grant had a passion for art and found solace in sketching with chalk pastels. His creative spirit shone through in every stroke, reflecting the beauty he saw in the world around him. Grant's artistic endeavors were not only a source of joy for him but also a gift he shared with those around him. Known for his kind and generous nature, Grant was a great husband, father, brother and a good friend to many. His willingness to go above and beyond for his family and friends knew no bounds, and his presence brought warmth and comfort to all who knew him. The memory of Grant Howg will live on in the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to have known him. A private memorial service to honor and celebrate Grant's life will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Leader, SK at a later date. The family kindly requests that donations be made to a charity of your choice in Grant's memory. Rest in peace, Grant. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Grant Howg.  Arrangements are by 

1936 - Ken Graumans - 2024

Cornelius (Ken) Petrus Graumans went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 7, two days shy of his 88th birthday, after a well-fought fourth battle with cancer.  He successfully won the first three battles starting 28 years ago. He leaves behind his beloved and devoted wife, Rita; his four children, Arnold, Johanna (Shaun), Corinne, and Eric (Leanne); adopted daughter-in-law, Lori; three grandchildren, Ryan (Angela), Kyle (Stephanie), and Matthew (Cleo); five great-grandchildren, Oaklynn, Theodore, Koen, Benjamin, and Kyler; one brother, Jan (Dina); a sister, Mien; and sister-in-law, Nel; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ken was predeceased by his parents, Petrus and Johanna; and five siblings. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Parish, 1451 Strachan Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB, on Friday, June 28th, 2024, at 10:45 am with Fr. Iqbal Khurshid, Celebrant.  In lieu of flowers as a show of sympathy for the family, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in Ken’s honour at www.cancer.ca under Ways to Give. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Ken Graumans.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

John Charles Hughes              1953 - 2024

It is with great sadness that the family of John (Jack) Charles Hughes announce his sudden passing on May 25, 2024 at the age of 71. Jack is lovingly remembered by his children Jason (Kaitlin) and Kristina (Mark) and their mother Gwen; as well as granddaughters Sierra and Avery.

Jack was born on May 10, 1953 in Vancouver, BC to Richard and Reta Hughes. He was the fourth oldest of nine siblings. In his early 20s, Jack moved to Calgary and pursued a life long career in Parts which included owning and running his own Auto Parts Store. He spent 30 years married to Gwen and raising a family together. He was actively involved in the Drag Racing Community, enjoyed camping with his family, and supported his children in many different sports and community programs.  In later years, Jack loved to travel and scuba dive. One of his fondest destinations was Roatán, Honduras where he escaped from the cold Canadian winters. When he wasn’t travelling, Jack could always be found giving a helping hand and loved to spend his time volunteering at various organizations. Jack made friends wherever he went and his presence will be missed far and wide.  A Celebration of Life will be held on September 21, 2024 from 2-5PM at the Parkridge Estates Community Hall (222 Burroughs Cir NE, Calgary, AB T1Y 6K3). (Condolences may be expressed by visiting Cook Southland’s website at www.cooksouthland.com)   Honoured to serve the family is Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, Crematorium & Reception Facility, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4V4.  Telephone:  403-527-6455 or toll free at: 1-877-528-6455.

MARCY ARBEZ             1939 - 2024

 

Peacefully after a brief illness, Marcelline Anne Marie  Arbez, passed away on Monday, June 10, 2024. Marcy is survived by her children, Alain (Karen) and Susan (Dale); grandsons, Jeffrey and Jason as well as her great-grandchildren, Anastasia and Vincent. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Gilles. The family would like to give their heartfelt thanks to the compassionate and caring doctors and staff at St. Joseph’s Home - Carmel Hospice and to her extended family at Masterpiece. In honouring Marcy’s wishes, no formal service will be held. She will be very sadly missed.  (Condolences may be expressed by visiting www.cooksouthland.com)  Honoured to serve the family is

1942 - Bob MacPherson - 2024

Robert Fraser MacPherson, known to everyone as Bob, passed away on May 24, 2024, in his adopted hometown of Medicine Hat, Alberta. Born on August 12, 1942, to Elsie Greenwood and Robert MacPherson in Weston, Ontario. Bob spent the first 46 years of his life in the Toronto area and was a fan of the Maple Leaf's and Blue Jays.  Bob was a graduate of Weston Collegiate and Sheridan College and spent many years in the sports equipment industry in Toronto before pursuing a career change in the new field of computing. His career working for Computer Land led to the opportunity to move to Medicine Hat, Alberta. It is in Alberta that he spent the final 35 years of his life listening to country music and AM talk radio.  Bob was an avid caller to local political talk radio shows and loved to have a spirited political discussion.  In 1965, Bob married his wife, Elaine Patricia Wallace. Together, they raised two children: Robert MacPherson and Patricia Jane Anne Ferguson. Bob was an involved father, known for his presence at his children's sporting events and other various activities. He will be remembered for hotdogs and WWF wrestling every Saturday as well as with the creation of the hockey player special sandwich. Bob and his wife, Elaine, were avid Medicine Hat Tigers fans. They spent many years as season ticket holders as well as Host parents for several of the players on the team.  His memory will live on with his surviving family, his wife, Elaine; his children, Bob (Stacy) and Tricia (Shane); and his seven grandchildren, Layne, Ewan, Bailey, Kade, Halle, Marin, and Reese.  The family invites you to attend a celebration of Bob’s life from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm that will be held in Medicine Hat on Saturday, July 6th, 2024.   The family will share memories of Bob beginning at 11:00 am and the memorial will be held in the cultural hall of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1865 Division Avenue N, Medicine Hat, AB T1C 1W4.  Following the service, the family will meet, and Bob will be laid to rest at Hillside Cemetery. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Robert MacPherson.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

DOUGLAS "DOUG" GRANT ASHBY           April 24, 1955 - June 10, 2024  (Age 69)

 

Doug passed away on June 10th, 2024, at the age of 69 years. He leaves to cherish his memory his partner, Connie Johns; sons Joel (Darla) Ashby and Kurtis Ashby; daughters, Brianne (Arlen) Foster and Kaleigh Ashby (Dylan); brothers, C.G. Bud (Marlene) Ashby and sister, Lorna (Gerry) Bell; sister-in-law, Gerri Ashby. Doug was predeceased by his parents, Edgar and Margaret Ashby; brother, John “Jack” Ashby.  Doug spent a few years with the RCMP in Saskatchewan then went to Yellowknife as a building contractor until 2011. He retired to Medicine Hat in 2011 and got involved in the rural community.  A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  Condolences may be forwarded to www.gracememorial.com.  Arrangements are by 

Dieter Engler of Medicine Hat passed away on Monday, June 10, 2024, at the age of 80 years.  He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 59 years, Shirley; his son Mike (Donna), daughter Melissa (Mike); grandchildren, Tyson (Erica), Allison (Quintin), Cody (Miriah) and great grandchildren Roman, Laikyn, Brooks and Audrey; by his sisters Hannah Smail, Kuni (Steve) Cox, Carol Engler and his brother Walter (Marcia) Engler; brother-in-law Eddie (Marilyn) Moss as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his mother Augustina Lehr, stepfather John Lehr, sister Eva Medd, brother Albrecht Engler, brother-in-law Brian Smail and nephew Mark Smail.   Heinz “Dieter” Engler was born on January 12, 1944 at Krembkau, Germany.  While in Germany he worked on a barge on the river Rhine until he immigrated to Canada.  Farming was always an interest which led to his employment for his Aunt Lili on the farm south of Medicine Hat.  Throughout his younger years, he pursued carpentry and received his trade papers at the University of Lethbridge.  He helped many family members and friends with their projects.  Following his carpentry career, Dieter purchased a share with Deluxe Central Cab company and drove cab for many years.  Racing pigeons was an integral part of his life, travelling to many shows, meeting life long friends, and winning many awards.  Dieter was also very skilled as a fly fisherman, spending a lot of time in the Cypress Hills.  The arrival of his grandchildren then great grandchildren was a great thrill for him.  He was an awesome, husband, brother, dad, grandpa and opa and will be missed dearly by all. To honour Dieter’s request, no funeral service will be held.  Dieter’s family would like to thank Dr. Bastos, Dr. Malik, ICUnurses: Trisha, Lilia and Trina as well as Dr. Bharwani, Dr. Majeed, Dr. Dirker, Louis from Respiratory and Shaun from the Physio department.  Those who wish to remember Dieter with a donation may direct it to one of the following.  Canadian Cancer Society, Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation, Kidney Foundation, Canadian Diabetes or the Canadian Lung Association.    Cremation has been entrusted to the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM.  To leave a message of condolence you may visit www.pattisonfuneralhome.com

Mary Gallagher             1933 - 2024


Mrs. Mary Kathleen Gallagher (West) passed away at  the Rosedale Hospice in Calgary on Thursday, June 13, 2024, at the age of 91 years.   The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church,  238 - 2 Avenue N.E., Medicine Hat on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. with Father Vincent Tuan Ha celebrant.  The service will be live-streamed, those who cannot attend but wish to virtually attend the service may visit the Cook Southland website and select the View Broadcast button on the homepage at service time.  (Condolences may be expressed by visiting www.cooksouthland.com)  Honoured to serve the family is

Adeline Wagner


Adeline P. Wagner  passed away on  Saturday, June 8, 2024, at the age of 88 years.  Dignified cremation has taken place. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting www.cooksouthland.com)  Honoured to serve the family is

NORMA LUCILLE (BEACOM) WALLACE             Nov 8, 1927 - Oct 14, 2024  (Age 95)

 

Norma Lucille Wallace (nee Beacom) of Swift Current passed away peacefully in Medicine Hat, Alberta on October 14, 2023, at the age of 95 years.   She is survived by her son Robert and his wife Dawn, and by her daughter Beverly Dale; her grandchildren David Dale, Daphne Cunningham, Brian Wallace, Katelin Gambino, Stephanie Burke, Warren Wallace and Barbara Mehlhorn.  She was predeceased by her parents Gladys and Lawrence Beacom, her son James in 2008, her husband Sam Wallace in 1993, and her sister Billie (Alwilda) Garry.  When first married, her and Sam lived in Braddock, Saskatchewan while farming in that area.    They later moved to Swift Current where Sam started working and later Norma worked at Sears and then at the local television station CJFB TV in the financial services section, for about 10 years.  Later they moved to Swan Hills, Alberta where Norma worked at Esso in the office and Sam worked for their son James.  Norma and Sam moved back to Swift Current and built a house at Lac Pellitier where they lived for many years.  While at the lake Norma worked at Mobil Oil Ltd. and drove back and forth between the lake and Swift Current only missing one day of work over several years.  After retirement, she purchased a trailer in Weslaco, Texas and would spend four to five months in Texas then back to Lac Pellitier for the rest of the year.  She was an avid baker of bread and buns as well as being resourceful by gardening and pickling various vegetables.  At the lake she really enjoyed playing cards, fishing, and the evening campfires.  She has many good friends and lots of good times with them.  She was a strong matriarch of the family and will be dearly missed.  Interment of ashes will take place at the Memory  Gardens Cemetery in Swift Current on Friday July 19, 2024, at 2:00 p.m.  To leave a message of condolence you may visit www.pattisonfuneralhome.com

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