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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.


Nikolaus  Hermann          March 26, 1938 - September 24, 2022

It is with a heavy heart that Linda  announces her beloved husband, Nikolaus Hermann, went home to be with his Saviour on Saturday, September 24, 2022, at the age of 84 years. Left to honour Nick’s memory are his children, Kurt (Jodi) Hermann, Glenn (Laura) Hermann and Teresa (Jason) Milos;grandchildren, Christopher (Kaley) Hermann and their son, Kallan, Ryan (Jen) Hermann and their son, Colt, Brant (Maria) Hermann, Kylee (Brody) Hermann as well as Sara, Brooklyn, Nicole and Kayla Milos. Nick is also survived by his siblings, Pete (Myrna) Hermann, Ann Salik, Renate (Terry) Courts, Joe (Nadine) Hermann and Ben Hermann. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Eva Hermann and Monica Hermann; grandson, Kameron Hermann as well as his siblings, Tony Hermann, John Hermann, Adolf Hermann and Curt Hermann.   Nick was born in Karamurat, Romania and went to trade school in Germany to be a butcher. He married Linda on July 3, 1965, at the German Catholic Church in Calgary. Nick worked at the Battery Factory in Calgary before settling in Bow Island on the farm where him and Linda raised their family. Playing soccer, cards, crib, curling, fishing, watching sports, especially hockey, were just a few of Nick’s hobbies. He was a Knights of Columbus member for many years as his faith was very important to him. Any get together with friends and family as well as entering into the AgExpo in Lethbridge where Nick won many awards for his grains and alfalfa, were some of his greatest achievements in his life. Nick had a hard shell but a warm heart; especially for his family, whom will miss him most dearly. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so starting one hour prior to the start of Vigil Prayers which will be recited at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 113 - 1 Street East, Bow Island, on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at 7:00 p.m.  The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael’s Catholic Church on Thursday, September 29, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. with Father Wojciech Jarzecki celebrant. Interment will follow in the Bow Island Cemetery with a time of fellowship to follow thereafter at the Golden Age Club in Bow Island. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Nick’s name may be made directly to Diabetes Canada, 1300 - 522 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5G 2R5. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at Honoured to serve the family is

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1939 - Wayne Chesley - 2022


Wayne Phelps Chesley passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2022, at the age of 83 years, beloved husband of   Bernice Chesley of Medicine Hat.   The funeral service  will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Thursday, October 6, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. with Life Celebrant David Townsend officiating.   The service will be live streamed.  Those who wish to attend virtually, please visit and select live streaming, then select You Tube (arrow).  A private family interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, those who wish to remember Wayne with a donation, may do so to the S.P.C.A. - 55 Southwest Drive SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8E8 or to the Women’s Shelter, Box 2500, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8G8.  To leave a message of condolence you may visit


1981 - Leslie McLennan - 2022


It is with profound sadness that we share the passing of Leslie Lynne McLennan on Wednesday, September 20, 2022, at the age of 41 years. Leslie was born into the arms of her parents, Archie (Millie) McLennan and Cherry McLennan, in Medicine Hat, August 14, 1981. Leslie was watched over by her older sister, Kelly McLennan, her entire life. Three years after her birth, she was blessed to have her brother, Ian McLennan, to share her life with. Her cat, Snowball,  joined the family to provide endless cuddles. In high school, she gained a Finnish exchange-student sister, Vilma Karkkainen. Leslie was also known as Les, Lettuce, Lechuga, Banner, Lester, and it goes on (to disclose more would make her apoplectic!). Leslie was loved by her extended family including stepbrothers, Jason (Maya) Becker and Dwayne (Jessica) Becker; grandfather, Tom Spence; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins; as well as family members who have predeceased her.  Throughout her life she was known to befriend her friend’s children, and they became a part of her family. She had a special connection with Erin Vossler and her three beautiful girls, Tala, Elei, and Sina; who brought absolute joy and love into Leslie’s life. Together they played, danced, and had sleepovers letting the cares of the outer world fade away. No words can express the loss and heartache her passing has caused. Leslie was a smiley, kind-hearted, vibrant, friendly, hard-working, smart, strong, hilarious (and don’t tell her otherwise, as she’ll again become apoplectic), passionate, and caring person. She had a gift of quickly making connections with people, which is why she made friends wherever her life took her. When Leslie walked into a room, she had smiles and hugs for everyone! Leslie was a McCoy Highschool ’99 Grad, and later completed her degree in Kinesiology at the U of R. Following her schooling, she worked extensively in the service industry - Medicine Hat, Calgary, and the Shuswap, sprinkled with bouts of travelling overseas. She taught English in Progreso, Mexico and Masan, Korea. She backpacked Fiji, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Panama. She looked back on these times as some of her most precious years. Changing gears in 2012, she moved back to Medicine Hat, obtained her Class 1, and began working in the male dominated, oil and gas and seasonal construction industries. Leslie paved the way for other female workers because on more than one occasion she joined teams who had never had a female work with them. Throughout her life, Leslie excelled in sports. As a child, she was a competitive Salta gymnast. In her early adult years, she captained the MHC Rattler Women’s Soccer team and was offered a scholarship to play and captain the University of Regina Cougars. Her strength in soccer inspired the men’s team, which is how she deservedly earned the name Banner. Leslie, albeit strong, was also gentle and ever so thoughtful. She wanted to make a difference in our world. Through the many, many incredible people she touched in her short life with her passion, smiles, laughs, quick wit, and twinkling eyes her memory, spirit, and influence will live on. Leslie you are loved forever and always. The Memorial Service will be held at the Carriage House, Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede Grounds 2055 - 21 Avenue SE Medicine Hat, Alberta, on Friday, September 30th, 2022 at 2:00 pm with Reverend Dr. Shane Andrus officiating.  If unable to attend, family and friends are welcome to participate via livestream by logging on to and joining the live webcast on Leslie’s memorial page at the above date and time. A virtual guest book is available on the livestream page for those participating remotely. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 204 – 1865 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 1Z8 or to the Medicine Hat Community Foundation of South Eastern Alberta, 104, 430 – 6th Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2S8.  Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Leslie McLennan. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to


MARYLYN FAYE BANEK (GRIMMSHAW)          April 28, 1947 - Sept 23, 2022


Our dear Mom, grandmother and great grandmother went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 23rd, 2022, at the age of 75 years, in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Her memory will be cherished by her five children, Kerry (Brent) Barrett, Karen (Bruce) Logan, Koreen Banek (Dennis), Kevin (Candice) Banek and Kristy (Dann) Bergdahl; five grandchildren, Nikki Banek (Ty), Corey Logan (Heather), Ryan (Tayla) Logan, Julia Banek-Jensen (Ryan) and Luke Banek; two great grandchildren, Arianna and Braxton; along with her two brothers, Allen and Trevor Grimshaw; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  Marylyn loved spending time with family and friends, crafting, decorating, gardening, shopping, and baking. These times spent together will always be cherished.  Marylyn spent many years helping in Women’s Ministries at the Phoenix Safe House, volunteered at The Dream Centre and served on the Medicine Hat Transit board.  A visitation will be held at Grace Memorial on Wednesday, September 28th 6pm-8pm. A private graveside service will be held on Thursday, September 29th. A public luncheon will follow at First Assembly of God Church @ 2:00pm. Donations in Marylyn’s memory may be made to Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter Society by visiting  Condolences may be made at Arrangements are made by 


WINONA HANOVER           Nov 12th, 1933 – Sept 14th, 2022


Winona Hanover (Beam), age 88, passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 14th, 2022. She was very dedicated to her love of music and passed her gift onto many students throughout the 69 years she taught piano. Winona participated with the Kinettes in both The Pas and in Swift Current from 1964 to 1978. She was also influential in the creation of The Calgary Synchronized Skating Club (formerly named Calgary Precision). Winona's talents were many, she taught art classes at Medicine Hat College when she wasn't creating her own art pieces at home. She was a remarkable seamstress and a beloved member of the community, a part of Newcomers and a competitive Bridge club. She was a wife, mother, grandmother and community volunteer who loved to entertain. Preceded in death by her parents, Myrtle and Benjamin Beam; husband, Gerald Hanover; brother, Jack (John) Beam; and sister, Hazel Rose (Beam). She is survived by her son, Richard Hanover (Margaret); daughter, Maureen White (Mike); granddaughters, Amanda Hanover and Jessica White; grandson, Jerrald White; great granddaughter, Isabella Hanover; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, October 29th, 2022, at Medicine Hat Christian Reformed Church, 300 Primrose Dr SE, with Pastor George Koopmans officiating. A light lunch will follow and provide a time to come together for fellowship. The family would like to express our thanks for the wonderful help and care given by South Country Village as well as the Doctors, Nurses and Staff at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital. The Hanover family would like to recognize all of the support her friends and neighbors provided during this difficult time. Condolences may be made at Arrangements are made by 


ROY DUANE GALE          June 22, 1920 - September 16, 2022

Roy Duane Gale, beloved husband of the late Anna Gale (nee Wiedemann), passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Friday, September 16, 2022, at the remarkable age of 102 years.  Roy’s memory will forever live on in the hearts of his family:  children, Tom Gale of Edmonton, Liz (Henri   ) Baril of Edmonton, Marilyn (Brian) Johnston of Edmonton, David (Wendy) of Cambridge, ON., Stan (Linda) of Medicine Hat and Brian of Edmonton;  grandchildren, Mathew (Jackie), Colin (Sonia), Johnathan (Yuka), Scott (Sandy), Sara (Rob), David (Anna), Joshua, Nick (Laura), Nathan (Hailey), Nicola (Chris) and Liam as well as 18 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family.  Along with his wife, Anna, and his parents, Hannah and Duane Gale, Roy was predeceased by a son-in-law, Henri; granddaughter, Jennifer as well as three siblings, Fred (Mary), Rene (Bill) and Jim (Shirley).  Roy was born in Canora, SK., on June 22, 1920, the third of four children to Hannah and Duane Gale.  His family moved to Medicine Hat in 1929, where he was raised in the family home on 8th Street and received his schooling at Connaught School and Alexandra Middle School. Roy worked at various jobs before enlisting in the Army in 1939.  He achieved the rank of Sergeant Major before his discharge in January of 1946.  In March of 1946, he purchased Dunmore Cash Store, bulk fuel business, town gas well and distribution system, post office and mail hauling contracts. He married Anna K. Wiedemann on February 5, 1947 and they began working together and raising their family.  In 1952, they built Sunny Spot Service and Dunmore Tractor Parts, post office, convenience store and auto repair.  They sold their entire business in 1974 and built a new home on the east end of Dunmore. Roy then took over a country school bus route, worked as a Real Estate Agent and continued to actively volunteer in the community until retiring in 1991.  He was very community minded and a dedicated volunteer donating countless hours to various causes, especially with the Lion’s Club and the Royal Canadian Legion.  Roy had many hobbies and interests including cribbage, pool, antique cars, trucks and tractors as well as travelling the world to name a few.  He also enjoyed a good game of ball or tossing horseshoes.  Roy was a family man through and through.  The legacy of his gentle soul will live on through his family and the lives of all those who knew him. Private Interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery.  Everyone is invited to join the family for a celebration of Roy’s life in the Ortona Room at the Royal Canadian Legion, 702 - 2 Street S.E., Medicine Hat on Saturday, October 15, 2022, at 11:00 a.m.  (Condolences may be expressed by visiting  If friends so desire, memorial donations in Roy’s name may be made directly to the Medicine Hat Lions Club or to the Royal Canadian Legion, Robertson Memorial Branch No. 17. Honoured to serve the family is

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URSTLA KLASSEN          July 13, 1932 - September 24, 2022


Urstla passed away peacefully in Medicine Hat on September 24th, 2022 at the age of 90 years. She was predeceased by her spouse, John; her brother, Fred St. Dennis; her sister, Peggy Merrick; and her parents, Bretta Belle (Pickwell) and Bert St. Dennis. She will be missed by her son, Bob (Ruth) Richardson and their children, Dana (T.J.) Lovell and Scott (Pamela) Richardson and their son, Hank; her grandchildren, Rylan and Noah Dent; stepson, Ronn Klassen (Judy Schulz); her niece, Betty Jane (Don) Briggs and her daughters, Bobbie Howatt and Tracie Henrikson; as well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. Urstla was born on July 13th, 1932 in Quill Lake, SK but was raised in Winnipeg, MB. She married Ron Mervyon Richardson in 1952. Bob was born and Urstla and Ron divorced in 1964. She married John Klassen and became a stepmother to Ronn. They moved to Rivers, MB and then returned to Winnipeg where she worked as a bookkeeper until her retirement in 1985. Urstla was always a very creative person. She supplemented her income with her dressmaking and artistry abilities. Her skills included painting, sewing, crocheting, knitting, sculpting, and quilting. Later in life, her great passion was porcelain dolls; she won many awards. She enjoyed the Playhouse Theatre in Vernon, BC, where she excelled as a costume designer and maker. She also designed and created sets for many plays. This work continued when she moved to Medicine Hat, AB in 1998 to be closer to her son and his family. Urstla’s other interests included fishing, camping, playing car games (especially cribbage), and reading. She also volunteered at the Veiner Centre. Urstla was very involved in the church with women’s groups and Sunday School. She always loved animals; Minnie and Teddy were close canine companions. Those wishing to have coffee and donuts with Urstla’s family prior to the Funeral Service may do so at SAAMIS CREEKSIDE CENTRE, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 1Z5, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Friday, October 7th, 2022. We will then proceed to the Funeral Service. The Funeral Service will be held at THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS, 7 Sierra Blvd SW, Medicine Hat, AB, on Friday, October 7th, 2022 at 2:00 pm. Interment will follow at SAAMIS PRAIRIE VIEW CEMETERY. Lunch will be catered by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Relief Society to be held at SAAMIS CREEKSIDE CENTRE after the Interment. Memorial gifts in Urstla's memory may be made to the Alberta Pound and Rescue Centre (APARC), 1002 South Railway Street SW, Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 2W2. Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Urstla Klassen.




Pauline Tarnaske of Cochrane, AB sadly passed away at the age of 51 years. She leaves behind her mother, Annie Booth; sister, Bernice(Stephen) Liepert; nephew, Jesse Liepert; her fur baby, Lexie; and numerous aunts, uncles , and cousins. She was predeceased by both fathers, Oscar Tarnaske and Gerald Booth as well as all grandparents. Pauline worked in dental industry her whole career and liked to hike, travel and spend time with her dog. Special thank you to Greg Lance for his friendship and compassion. A Funeral Service is undecided at this time. To view and share photos, condolences and memories of Pauline, please visit

GLENN MORRISON           1934 – 2022


Mr. Glenn Morrison of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Joyce Morrison, passed away peacefully at St. Therese Villa on Sunday, September 25, 2022, at the age of 87 years. Glenn is survived by his wife Joyce Elaine, sons Dr. Robert James Holdsworth (Carole) and David Glenn, daughters Dr. Janet Elaine (Norm) Welch and Helen Margaret (David) Maze. He is also survived by his grandchildren Zachary Morrison, Alastair Morrison, Emily (Brandon) Morrison, Katie (Brandon) Fooks, Christopher (Haley) Welch, Juliet Morrison and Nicolas Morrison, and his sister Helen Thomson. He was predeceased by his parents Dr. James Douglas Morrison and Phyllis Helen Morrison and his sister Marjory. Glenn was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta December 29, 1934. He pursued his dream of year-round golf by attending the University of British Columbia. While at UBC he met Joyce. They were married August 30, 1958. Glenn practiced law in Lethbridge for 44 years, first with Virtue and Company and later with Torry Lewis Abells. For many years he travelled to Milk River and Warner on Thursdays to the Virtue and Company Branch office. He was the Federal Crown Prosecutor in Southern Alberta for many years and a Sitting Justice of the Peace for the Provincial Court of Alberta from 1995 - 2004. He was designated King's Counsel in 1993. He was a board member for the Lethbridge Public Library, Lethbridge Community Foundation and an honorable member of the Legal Archives Society of Alberta. Glenn's happy place was Beaver Mines. He and Joyce built their bungalow in 1974. His favourite days were spent puttering around the cabin and hiking in the Castle valley with his family and friends. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 am, on Friday, September 30, 2022 at ST. AUGUSTINES ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411 11 St S, Lethbridge, Alberta with Canon James Robinson and Reverend Gillian Breckenridge, officiating. Flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Augustine's Endowment Fund, 411 11 St S, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 2N9, The Legal Archives Society of Alberta, or the Beaver Mines Community Association, Box 1896, Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0. Visit to send a condolence.

KATHERINE STEIER         1928-2022


lt is with great sadness and much love, the family of Katherine Steier (nee Helfrich) announce her passing on September 26, 2022, at the age of 94. She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Paul, in 2009. She was also predeceased by parents Frank and Catherine (Ashenbrenner) Helfrich; five siblings Mary, Joseph, Jake, Anne, and Elizabeth. Katherine leaves to cherish her memory two children June (Jerry) Gizen and Lloyd (Marilyn) Steier; five grandchildren Jason Gizen, Jeremy (Trisha) Gizen, Janelle (Brad) Moch; Paul Steier, Adam (Amber) Steier; ten great-grandchildren, Roman, Volodja & Andreanna Gizen, Grace, Mae & Benjamin Gizen, Cade & Lucy Moch, and Esme Steier; two step great- grandchildren Bo (Kristen) Morgan & Cole (Donna) Morgan & children Aurora, Bayne, Ember. She will also be missed by numerous nieces and nephews. Katherine was born on June 14, 1928, in Prelate Saskatchewan where she resided happily for most of her life, later living in Leader at both the Chinook courts and Western Seniors home. In addition to raising a family and maintaining a household she worked full time for over 40 years--mostly in healthcare--first at the Prelate Hospital then at Leader Union Hospital when Prelate closed. She would often work a full day shift at times such as Christmas and somehow still manage to prepare amazing holiday dinners for family and friends. She often recounted stories of her early years working in Prelate, when often she was the only one on duty for the evening or night shift, she dealt with many facets of healthcare. She took much satisfaction in being a caregiver and her greatest joys were helping with the birth of babies and taking care of children. She treasured her grandchildren and loved every moment spent with them. The family is especially appreciative of the culture of caring that exists in the communities of Prelate and Leader-- particularly the Seniors home. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial donations in Katherine's name to either the Western Senior Citizens Home, Leader Sk., S0N 1H0; or Diabetes Canada (on-line or to the Regina Office 919B Albert St. S4R 2P6). A Celebration of Katherine's Life will be held on Monday, October 3, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the Little Flower Catholic Church, 308 Main St. West, Leader, SK, with Father Prince officiating. The service may also be viewed on-line through the Little Flower Church Facebook page. A private burial will follow later at the Prelate Cemetery.

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