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.

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1973 – JASON CAMERON – 2021

 

It is with the deepest sorrow that we announce the passing of Jason Cameron, who passed away surrounded by family at his home in Medicine Hat on June 10th 2021.  He is survived by his loving family mother, Tereena Cameron; sons, James and Jarred Cameron; common law girlfriend, Melissa Maynard; stepchildren, Cheyanne and Jaxson; father, Norman Acheson, as well as  numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by grandma, Sam Cameron; grandma and grandpa, Stuart and Dori Acheson; auntie, Donnaleen Tokamp and auntie Shirleen Cameron. At Jason’s request a Celebration of his life will be held and details will be announced at a later date. Flowers are gratefully declined. Anyone wishing to do so may make donations to any local youth sports programs in memory of Jason Cameron. Condolences for the family may be sent at www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Jason Cameron. Funeral arrangements by

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Dave Tingley          1935 - 2021


It is with deep sorrow that the family of Charles David Tingley ‘Dave’ announces his peaceful passing after a short illness on Monday, April 19, 2021. A Graveside Service honouring Dave’s life will be held at Hillside Cemetery on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. with Murray Jaster officiating.  Due to the current health restrictions in place, attendance at the service will be by invitation only.  The Service will be live streamed, and anyone wishing to join the family virtually and experience the service can visit www.cooksouthland.com and select the View Broadcast button on the homepage at service time. Should friends so desire, donations can be made in Dave’s memory to the Salvation Army, 164 Stratton Way S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1B 3R3 or to a charity of one’s choice. ‘So long, Dave!’  (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at www.cooksouthland.com) Honoured to serve the family is

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1927 - Paul Pylatuk - 2021

 

Paul Joseph Pylatuk of Medicine Hat, passed away on Saturday, June 12th, 2021 at the age of 93 years. Paul leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Ida; son, Brad (Laurie) Pylatuk; grandchildren, Cody Pylatuk (Sarah) and Marty Pylatuk (Chelsea).  The Funeral Service will be held at Jones Parkview Moose Jaw,SK, on Saturday, June 19th, 2021 at 2:00 pm.  Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Paul Pylatuk.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

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Helen Marjorie “Marj” Moncrieff          1945 - 2021

 

One week ago today, family and close friends gathered together to remember and celebrate the vibrant spirit of Marj Moncrieff.  Her artistry lives on through all those whose lives she touched... in bloom forevermore.  “Touching her brush to canvas, She poured love into each little mark, Creating a lifetime of memories, You can forever hold in your heart.”  Her Life Lived...Her Life Cherished...Her Life Honoured.  Courtesy of 

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1934 - Gene Wittke - 2021

 

Eugene “Gene” Oscar Wittke, beloved husband of   Elsie Wittke went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at the age of 87 years.  He also leaves to cherish his memory two  children, Colin (Janice) Wittke of Magnolia, Texas and Jody Wittke (Eric Sackney) of Medicine Hat; five grandchildren, Tylin, Tessa and Trey Wittke; Lynae (Blair) Daffy and Amy Nunweiler (Jullian Rodriguez); two brothers, Lorence (Diane) Wittke and Mel (Ardeth) Wittke as well as several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents Ida and Oscar Wittke; one son Bart Wittke (2007) and one grandson Brayden Nunweiler (2020).  Gene was born on February 20, 1934 in Walsh, Alberta to Oscar and Ida Wittke. He was the eldest of three brothers Lorence (Diane) and Melvin (Ardeth). At the age of 13, while attending a Pentecostal Family Camp he gave his heart to Christ and was filled with the Holy Spirit the same day as his father. That moment in time determined how he would live the rest of his life.  The son of a Blacksmith, Gene spent much of his formative and adolescence years helping out in his father’s shop in Walsh (Oscar relocated the shop to Medicine Hat in 1949). Through this exposure he developed a keen interest and deep understanding of the importance metal played in the farming community surrounding Walsh.  In 1954, Gene and his close friend Syd Heringer left Medicine Hat to attend Northwest Bible College in Edmonton.  It was there that Gene met the love of his life Elsie (Steinke) Wittke and they were married Sept 30, 1955.  Gene and Elsie eventually settled in Medicine Hat and raised three children Bart, Colin, and Jody. They did much traveling as a family and cherished all the memories that came with that.  In retirement, Gene and Elsie continued to travel extensively throughout the United States, spending their winters primarily in Arizona.  Also during retirement Gene became an avid softball player and played on numerous teams in both Arizona and Alberta.  He somehow maintained his foot-speed well into his 70’s and carried the nick name from this teammates ‘Gene Gene the Flying Machine’.  The ‘Apples’ of Gene and Elsie’s eyes and a source of continuous joy to their lives, were their six  grandchildren.  Colin and Janice’s children – Tylin Wittke, Tessa Wittke, Trey Wittke; and Jody’s children - Lynae (Blair) Daffy, Brayden Nunweiler and Amy Nunweiler. Gene had a special way with all children, but his focus on these six in particular was tireless.  Each of them grew up with Papa being ‘bigger than life’, and each of them are left with his example of what selfless love really is.  The interest that was sparked working in his father’s Blacksmith shop in Walsh led Gene to a lifelong career in welding and metal fabrication. His first ‘regular’ job after Bible School was in Edmonton at Sivlles & Bryson where he quickly became a shop foreman. Upon returning to Medicine Hat, Gene and Lorence bought their father’s welding shop and started to expand Wittke Iron Works. The company grew into one of the largest employers in Southern Alberta. Gene was gifted with an inventive mind and designed numerous waste industry products for the company. In 1977, he was granted a U.S. Patent for Waste Container design and Wittke Iron Works went on to produce those containers for decades.  His legacy in this area continues to this day as the Wittke Frontload truck is a mainstay in the Waste Industry and is still being produced for the U.S. and Canadian markets today.  Husband, father, grandfather and friend, he lived a truly storied and fulfilling life that touched so many people for the better. If he were the one summing it up, he would gloss over his accomplishments in business and emphasize the joys he and Elsie shared with their many friends and extended family. Underlying all of that he would have summed it up with “Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior, I lived my life for Him”.  All of us that have written down these few words to capture a life that could fill volumes saw him live out that claim.  We all rejoice because we know the first thing he heard after leaving this life was “Well done good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of your Lord”.  Today our hearts are broken and we miss him so much but we want to say the same thing, “Well Done Gene.”   Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private funeral service, with Pastor Mark Borrows officiating, will be held on Friday, June 18, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. with live streaming of Gene’s life in pictures starting at 12:30 p.m.  Family and friends are invited to remotely attend by searching for the Pattison Funeral Home Youtube page - video will go live at 12:20 p.m.    Those who wish, may join the family for a come & go Celebration of Gene’s life at 1902 - 21 Street SE following the chapel service.  Those who wish to remember Gene with a donation, may do so to the Mustard Seed https://theseed.ca/medicine-hat.  To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com  subject heading: Gene Wittke, or you may visit www.pattisonfuneralhome.com  and leave a message of condolence.

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Margaret Bennett

Margaret Bennett, a beloved mother, grandmother and loving wife of the late, James Leroy Bennett, passed away on May 31, 2021, at the age of 89 years.  Interment will take place at a later date in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.  (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at www.cooksouthland.com)    Honoured to serve the family is 

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1938 - Tony Roy Gould - 2021

 

Tony Gould passed away peacefully at home on June 5th ,2021, at the age of 83 years. He is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Thelma. Happy memories will live on in Tony’s children, Charles, Holly and Aaron, and his children-in-law, Jamie, Adam and Laura. Tony will also be lovingly remembered by his pride and joy, his grandchildren, Lincoln, Dexter, Benjamin, Cricket and Tuula. Tony was predeceased by his parents, Isabelle and William; his sister, Yvonne; and his brothers, Richard and Jean-Paul.  Tony will be remembered always for his tenacity, his strong will, his joyfulness, his love of music and animals, and most importantly, his dedication to his family and friends. He loved having company, spending time visiting and sharing stories. Tony loved adventure and lived his life to the absolute fullest. So many of his adventure stories will remain untold, but his loved ones are so grateful for the ones they got to hear.  A small memorial service for immediate family will be held at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel on Friday, June 18th, 2021 at 1:00 pm. All those who wish to are welcome to attend via livestream by logging on to www.saamis.com and joining the live webcast on Tony’s memorial page at the above date at 12:50 pm. A virtual guest book is available on the livestream page for those participating remotely. Memorial gifts in Tony’s name may be made to Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, 200, 119 – 14th Street NW, Calgary, AB T1A 7L5. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Tony Gould.  Funeral arrangements by

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1952 - Denise Earl - 2021

 

Denise Alta Earl of Medicine Hat, passed away on Friday, June 4th, 2021  at the age of 68 years. The Funeral Service was held on Monday, June 14, 2021 at Hillside Cemetery Gershaw Dr SW & 10 Ave SW MEDICINE HAT, AB.  Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading  Denise Earl.  Funeral arrangements entrusted to

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