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1941 - Chester Welte - 2023
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Chester Jesse Welte announce his passing in Medicine Hat, AB on Thursday, March 23, 2023 at the age of 81 years. Left to cherish Chester's memory is his loving wife of 57 years, Bernice Welte (Kopp), and their three sons, Warren, Wayne and Wade “Jig” (Tammy). Chester will forever be cherished by his grandchildren, Wryder and Tayler; also survived by his sisters, Shirley Kozij, Sharon (Alick) Newton, Lynette (Alvin) Ziola; sister-in-law, Lorraine Welte; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Chester was predeceased by his parents, Ione and Jesse; his brother, Al; and brother in-law, Nick Kozij. Chester was born on June 10, 1941 in Rose Valley, SK and later graduated from school in Kelvington. Chester grew up on the family farm between Hendon and Fosston. After graduation, he left the family farm and started his first job at the hardware store in Brownlee, SK, where he lived in the second floor of the train station. After the hardware store, he was hired by the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool as a grain buyer and worked at the elevators in the White Bear, Tyner, and Lacadena area. Sometime shortly before 1963, he accepted a transfer and headed to the elevator at Gascogne, near Mendham. In October 1963, his life would change forever as he met his future wife, Bernice Kopp, on a blind date set up by his good buddy, Art Angerman. In May 1965, he accepted another transfer, this time to Tunstall. On August 7th, 1965, he and Bernice were married. The first of three sons, Warren, was born in 1966 and Wayne followed in 1967. Chester began his long career in the gas patch in May 1969 when he accepted a job with North Canadian Oil. The youngest son, Wade “Jig”, was born and shortly after in September 1973, Bernice and Chester purchased a house, that is still the family home, and moved to Richmound. Chester spent the next four decades working in the patch for NCO, Norcen, and Southwest Oil & Gas. He ended his career working for the City of Medicine Hat in the gas department in Southwest Saskatchewan. He loved his time in the patch and spent numerous years as a foreman. As a foreman, he was able to give a lot of people their starts and helped a lot of people with their businesses in the area. He was tough, but a well respected and well liked foreman. He played a role in having the NCO field office (which is currently home to the RM of Enterprise and the village of Richmound) built in town. A short time after his retirement, his grandchildren, Wryder (2006) and Tayler (2009) were born. Chester loved taking annual vacations with his family. He loved going for "drives" with Bernice. Another of his favorite things was always going out for coffee with the guys in the morning and he would routinely be the first one there, waiting for the other coffee guys to show up. Chester also loved to watch his children and grandchildren do their activities. He rarely missed anything that they were doing, from hockey, baseball, curling, volleyball, or anything and everything in between. The Memorial Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB on Thursday, March 30th, 2023 at 1:00 pm with Celebrant, Fr. Roque Periera. If unable to attend, family and friends are welcome to participate via livestream by logging on to www.saamis.com and joining the live webcast on Chester’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, memorial gifts in Chester's memory may be made to S.T.A.R.S. Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society, Hangar 21, 2475 Airport Rd, Saskatoon, SK S7L 1M4. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to firstname.lastname@example.org subject heading Chester Welte. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to
Larry Bonneville July 20, 1940 – March 22, 2023
Laurence Joseph Bonneville “Larry” of Medicine Hat, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on March 22, 2023, at the age of 82 years. Larry is survived by his immediate family: his wife of 56 years, Kay Bonneville; his daughter Leah (Wayne) McBurnie of the Gold Coast, Australia and grandchildren Callum, Meeghan and Vanessa; his son Sean (Vanessa) Bonneville of Medicine Hat, and grandchildren Mitchel, Allyson, Emilie and Danial; and his son Bryce Bonneville of Scottsdale, Arizona and grandchildren Cole and Evan. Larry is also survived by numerous extended family and their children, and his siblings: Yvonne (Donny) Michnik; Marie (Morris) Pawliw; Louis (Brenda) Bonneville and Paul (Sylvia) Bonneville; and all of their numerous children and grandchildren. Larry spent his childhood in Glaslyn, Saskatchewan before moving to Turtleford, Saskatchewan in grade 11 to play hockey. Larry then went to Teacher’s College and started working as a radio announcer to pay for his education. Larry taught in Turtleford, Saskatchewan before returning to University in Saskatoon to get his degree. Upon completion of his University degree, Larry continued working in radio at CKCK in Regina, where he met the love of his life, Kay Bonneville. Larry spent the rest of his life with Kay and built his entire life, family and career with Kay. They remained inseparable for the rest of his life. Larry started his teaching career shortly after graduation and married Kay in 1966. Larry and Kay moved to Medicine Hat in 1974, where they grew their family and their careers. Larry taught for several years at St. Francis Xavier School in Medicine Hat before he went on to have a successful career with the City of Medicine Hat before retiring in 1999. Larry spent his retirement golfing, snow-birding, hiking, playing and listening to music, gardening, visiting family and friends and of course travel with many trips to Australia and Arizona. Larry spent his retirement generally being the happiest and most active retiree anyone has ever met. In particular, Larry enjoyed taking every possible opportunity to spend time with his children and grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, March 31 from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm at the Medicine Hat Golf & Country Club – where incidentally, Larry got 2 holes in 1 (of his 3 total in life)!!! m.
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Lorne Clark Cole Oct 1, 1967 - Mar 20, 2023
My love, you went through Heaven’s Gate and became an Angel. Our beloved Lorne Clark Cole, passed away at the South Health Campus in Calgary on March 20, 2023, with his loving wife and family by his side, following a lengthy illness and a courageous battle. Family and friends will gather for the prayer service in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Friday March 31st at 7:00 p.m. led by Fr. Naveed Arif. A celebration of life will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Saturday, April 1, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant David Townsend officiating. Those who wish to pay their respects may do so one hour prior. If you cannot attend in person, you are invited to watch the prayer service and the funeral service virtually. Please visit pattisonfuneralhome.com and select live streaming, then select the youtube (arrow). To leave a message of condolence you may visit www.pattisonfuneralhome.com.
1934 - Ella Look - 2023
Ella Maria Look of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Erwin Look, passed away on Friday, March 24th, 2023 at the age of 88 years. Ella leaves to cherish her memory her children, Lorie (Terry) Krauss of Red Deer, AB and their children Emily (Graeme) and Sarah (Josh) ; Beverly (Don) Sept of Medicine Hat and their children, Alissa (Matthew) and Robyn (Mike); Rick Look (Annalise King) of Medicine Hat and their children, Dustin, Dylan, and Sarah; and Randy (Melissa Hilmoe-Look) Look of Airdrie, AB and their children, Matthew and Nicholas; great-grandchildren, Jaxon, Jett, Bennett, Austin, Scout, Lenae; brothers, Erich (Pauline) Hintz and Manfred (Doylene) Hintz; sisters, Alma Hintz, Anita (Ted) Walker, and Lillie Jetter; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ella was predeceased by her parents, Samuel, and Olga Hintz; loving husband Erwin Look; brothers Helmut Werner, Arnold Hintz, Gerhardt Hintz and Hans Hintz; and sister Emma Weige. Ella was born in Leipzig, Germany on December 18th, 1934, one of eleven children born to Samuel and Olga Hintz. After moving to Canada she met, and married, Erwin Look. Ella was an extremely dedicated and hard-working housewife and mother. She raised her four children, all whilst maintaining a job outside of the home, working at Gene’s Bakery, then the Co-op Bakery until her retirement. She was an exceptional wife and mother and she cared very deeply for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Ella was an excellent cook and she very much enjoyed hosting family dinners; her home was always filled with the laughter of family and friends. Before Erwin’s passing, they would sit outside their family home in the warm summer evenings and gather the neighbours around to visit. Ella kept a beautiful and bountiful garden – harvesting peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers and potatoes that she loved to share with her family. Ella loved to play cards with her children and grandchildren, and later on with all of her friends at Chinook Village. Ella was blessed with a strong faith and was a long- time member of St. Peter Lutheran Church where she was actively involved in church functions as part of the Ladies Aid. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5, on Thursday, March 30th, 2023 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at ST. PETER LITHERAN CHURCH, 758 - 8th Street SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1M5 on Friday, March 31st, 2023 at 1:00 pm with Pastor Shane Hein officiating. If unable to attend, family and friends are welcome to participate via livestream by logging on to www.youtube.com and joining the live webcast at St. Peter Lutheran, Medicine Hat, AB at the above date and time. Interment will follow at HILLSIDE CEMETERY. Memorial gifts in Ella's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2P5. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to email@example.com subject heading Ella Look. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to
Larry Halvorson 1943 - 2023
Brenda Halvorson 1949 - 2023
It is with extremely broken hearts that the family of Larry and Brenda Halvorson announce their sudden and tragic passings in Cypress County on Monday, March 20, 2023, at the ages of 79 years and 73 years respectively. Both Larry and Brenda were the youngest sibling in their families. They leave to cherish their memories, their children, Laurie (Dion) Schlosser and Trevor (Tara) Halvorson; five grandchildren, Taylor Schlosser, Kiara Schlosser, Breanna Schlosser, Cole English and Treyten Halvorson as well as one great-grandchild, Blake English. Larry also leaves behind one sister, Diane Duncan. Brenda leaves behind two brothers, Francis Collinson and Bryon Collinson. They both leave behind several nieces and nephews. Larry and Brenda were predeceased by their parents, Allen and Christina Halvorson and Bill and Marguerite Collinson; granddaughter, Montana Halvorson; great-grandchildren, Camille English and Conner English; brother, Lavern Halvorson; sister-in-law, Sheila Halvorson; brother-in-law, Dick Duncan; brother, Robert “Bob” Collinson; sister-in-law, Carol Collinson and niece, Bobbi-Lea Collinson. Larry and Brenda spent their first 25 years of marriage farming in Abbey, SK. After selling their farm, they moved to Medicine Hat to be closer to their children. Larry did various truck driving jobs and Brenda worked at Safeway until she retired. Larry and Brenda both enjoyed many years of camping with family and attended as many of their grandchildren's sporting events as possible. The pair enjoyed dancing and even continued to dance together at the social events they had at the Meadow Ridge Home (where Larry resided for the past year. The past year, Brenda made a point of going to the home almost daily so she and Larry could still be together. They both had a soft spot for their cat, Molly, who is going to be lost without their constant attention. The family will be hosting a Come and Go Celebration in honour of both Larry and Brenda which will be held in the Ortona Room at the Royal Canadian Legion, 702 - 2 Street S.E., Medicine Hat on Saturday, April 15, 2023, between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting www.cooksouthland.com) Honoured to serve the family is
KASEY RONNETH REESOR Sept 25, 1991 - Mar 22, 2023
It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Kasey Reesor on March 22, 2023, at the age of 31. He was a son, brother, uncle, and friend, who will be dearly missed. Kasey was the youngest of four children, born in Fort McMurray on September 25, 1991, where he lived until 2000. Kasey and his family then moved to Medicine Hat. Kasey enjoyed many different activities including MMA, hockey, baseball, drama, acting, BMX racing, and snowboarding. He was naturally talented, and his skills came effortlessly. Kasey was a passionate skateboarder. As a member of the Medicine Hat Skateboard Association, Kasey helped to teach kids at SkateSkool, volunteered at local charities like the Food Bank (now Root Cellar), Prairie Gleaners, and the Women’s Shelter, and travelled to Mexico to build homes for families in need. Kasey was known for his generous heart and would help anyone who needed it. Kasey will be lovingly remembered by his parents, Wayne & Angela Reesor; brother, Monty Reesor; sister, Jessie (Cale) Kaupp and nieces Kennedy, Jordynn and Caydence; brother, Jowly (Kearsten) Reesor and nieces, Isabella, Lia, and Rachel; grandpa, Ron Reesor; step grandma; Joanne Munsch; uncles, Keith (Ronda) Reesor, Michael (Cyndi) Reesor, Shane (Lynann) Munsch, Clint (Sheila) Munsch and Dusty (Krysten) Munsch; aunties, Karla (Wade) Wiebe, Wendy Reesor, Gaylene (Cory) Reesor, Cindy (Danny) Meier, and Dixie (Kevin) Munsch. Kasey was predeceased by his grandparents, Ken and Shirley Munsch, Dorothy Reesor; and cousin, Stacy Munsch. A celebration of life will be held at The Link Church on Friday, March 31, 2023 at 4:00 PM. There will be a service followed by refreshments and social gathering with family and friends. Condolences may be made at http://www.gracememorial.com. Arrangements are made by
Erika Leeks Jan 24, 1992 - Mar 21, 2023
The family is heartbroken to announce the sudden passing of Erika Marie Leeks in Medicine Hat on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at the age of 31 years. Erika leaves to cherish her memory her two beautiful daughters, Vada Marie and Shania Jolee; mother, Carolyn MacLean-Leeks; brother, Devin (Amanda) Leeks and their children, Ryker and Amelia; sister, Carleen Smyke and her children, Nikki, Dezmon, Kaiden, and Aaryn, all of Medicine Hat. She also leaves behind numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, some of whom she was very close to. Erika was predeceased by her father, Eric Leeks; grandparents, Fred and Phyllis Leeks and Alexander and Joan MacLean. Born on January 24, 1992, Erika grew up in Medicine Hat, graduating from Crescent Heights High School. She enjoyed all her trips to Cape Breton to see Grandma and Grandpa especially the summer her and Kaylee spent a month there, swimming, hiking waterfalls and boating with Uncle Bill. Erika spent lots of time doing art and drawing. She loved outdoors, camping and traveling. Erika moved to Duncan, BC, where she fell in love and married Alex Scott. She loved BC as she was so happy there. She became very involved in her church and with her love for children, enjoyed teaching Sunday School. Erika was Godmother to her nephew, Ryker. She also started making amazing jam that she learned from Grandma Joan in those summers in Cape Breton. Her love for animals was always shown especially with her dog, Xena. After returning to Medicine Hat, Erika became a proud Mommy to Vada three years ago. Nothing was more precious than her time spent with Vada. She loved reading to her, doing arts and crafts, teaching Vada to draw and spending time outdoors with her. On March 5th, she gave birth to her second baby girl. In the short 2 weeks she had with Shania, she would cuddle and read to her while spending time with her in the NICU. Erika's love for her two precious little girls was unbreakable and now she will eternally watch over them. A Celebration of Erika’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 - 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Saturday, April 1, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Erika’s service will be live streamed. Those who cannot attend but wish to experience her celebration should visit www.cooksouthland.com and select the View Broadcast button on the homepage at service time. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting www.cooksouthland.com) A trust account has been set up for Erika’s daughters, Vada and Shania. Donations will be accepted at TD Canada Trust, 1311 Southview Drive S.E. Medicine Hat, under Carolyn MacLean-Leeks. Honoured to serve the family is
Helen Campbell 1940 - 2023
Helen Elizabeth Campbell passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at the age of 83 years, beloved wife of Alex Campbell of Irvine. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed. To leave a message of condolence you may visit www.pattisonfuneralhome.com.