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.


1950 - Wanda Carlson - 2022


Wanda Carlson of Medicine Hat passed away on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022  at the age of 72 years. The Funeral Service was held on Sunday, May 15th, 2022 at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5.  Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Wanda Carlson.  Funeral arrangements entrusted to


Jodi-Nicole Albrecht           Aug 16, 1973 - May, 10, 2022

It is with extremely heavy hearts that the family of Jodi Albrecht announce her sudden passing at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at the age of 48 years. Jodi was born in Bow Island to Lawrence "Larry" and Mavis Weatherhead and was raised in Burdett. After graduating from Senator Gershaw School in 1991, she attended beauty school in Lethbridge. Jodi prided herself in being a stay at home mom while also helping out at her family’s businesses which included her father's John Deere       dealership, her husband's oilfield services company and at the family restaurant. Caring for her family, friends and pets, cooking and entertaining were just a few of her many hobbies. Some of Jodi's most memorable occasions were family trips to tropical destinations and spending time boating out at the family cabin. Her family is honoured to know that she gave the gift of life through organ donation, so others can continue to live on with their families. Jodi raised three beautiful daughters and was an amazing and    supportive wife, mother, sister and daughter. Jodi's memory will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Mark Albrecht; three daughters, Jade Rushford (Colton), Krystin (Brandon) Mastel and Teah Rushford (Gage); sisters, Shannon Weatherhead (Kelly McCoy), Michele (Ron) Smith and Tami Weatherhead (Burke Torscher); mother-in-law, Marian Albrecht; brother-in-law, Tyler Albrecht as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Lawrence "Larry" and Mavis Weatherhead and father-in-law, Terry Albrecht. A private celebration of Jodi's life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel with Pastor Murray Jaster officiating. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Jodi's name may be made to Canadian Mental Health Association, 450 - 3 Street S.E. Unit 130, Medicine Hat, AB., T1A  0H1, to the SPCA, 55 Southwest Drive S.W., Medicine Hat, AB., T1A 3Y3 or to Alcoholic's Anonymous, 1710 Gershaw Drive S.W., Medicine Hat, AB., T1A 5C9. Honoured to serve the family is

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Robert John Broda          Mar 25, 1945 - May 12, 2022


Robert Broda passed away on May 12th, 2022, at the age of 77 years. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Judy Broda; brothers, John (Kelly) Broda and William (Christy) Broda; sisters, Donna Sample, Elizabeth (Andrew) Osicki, Kathy (Darwyn) Worsley, Debra (Ron) Knutt, Cheryl (Bert) Bartake and Brenda (Bruce) Penner; numerous nieces, nephews, great and great-great nephews; close friends, Rose Marie Darby Heath and Jennifer Schau.  Robert was predeceased by his sons, Trenton James Broda and Jay Allen Broda; sister, Lorna Quennelle.  Robert was born in Melville, SK and raised on a farm nearby. He worked on the farm and met Judy. They moved to North Dakota, USA. Robert and Judy returned to the farm in 1974 and then moved to Lemberg, SK in 1988 where Robert drove school bus. Robert and Judy moved to Medicine Hat in 2000 where Robert delivered lots of pizza among other things. He enjoyed baseball, woodworking, wine making, curling, golfing, bowling, outdoors, hunting and fishing.  A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, May 17th at 10:30am at the Evangelical Free Church, 8 Palliser Pl NE, Medicine Hat, AB with Pastor Daryl Porter officiating. Donations in Robert’s memory may be made to Parkinson Canada by visiting  Condolences may be made at Arrangements are made by


1948 - Dalyce Swennumson - 2022


Dalyce Mae Swennumson (nee Simpson) went to her eternal resting place on May 11, 2022.  She leaves behind the love of her life, Garth. Also mourning her loss are her three sons, Nathan (Darcey), Aaron (Melanie) and Shane (Julie).  Her grandchildren were the absolute light of her life.  She will be sadly missed by Taryn (Wes), Madelyn, Jillian, Jonah, Jori and Eastyn.  The funeral service  will be held in Zion Lutheran Church, (104 2nd Ave, Bow Island) on Wednesday May 18, 2022, at 1:00 p.m.  Rev.  James C. Bredeson officiating.  Those who wish to remember Dalyce with a donation, may do so to the charity of your choice.  To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to:  subject heading: Dalyce, or you may visit  where a more complete obituary is posted and where you can leave a message of condolence. 


1940 - Pat Enslen - 2022


Dorothy Patricia “Pat” Enslen, beloved wife of the late Jacob Enslen, passed away in Lethbridge, Alberta on Monday, April 18, 2022, at the age of 82 years.  Pat’s kind, humorous spirit will be missed by all who knew her but especially by her three daughters, Lynann (Greg) Kerr of Medicine Hat, Tanya Enslen (Robert Robie) of Aliso Viejo, California, Tricia (Orin) Maxwell of Lethbridge and her five grandchildren, Dana Kerr, Colin Kerr, Morgan Maxwell, Cooper Robie and Cameron Robie.  Pat is also survived by her eight siblings, several in-laws and numerous nieces and nephews.  Along with her cherished husband Jack, Pat was predeceased by her parents, Clifford and Ethel Homister, a sister, Marilyn and a brother, Ted.  A graveside service will be held at Hillside Cemetery on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.  Those who wish to attend are asked to meet inside the main gate to the cemetery by 1:45 p.m.  In honour of Pat, the family requests that you plant a tree or a flower in her memory and that you treat the earth and each other with kindness, always.  To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to:  subject heading: Pat Enslen, or you may visit  and leave a message of condolence. 


Edmund  Calvin  Keck          May 9, 1928 - May 10, 2022

It is with profound sadness we announce that our beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Edmund Keck, has passed away peacefully at the AgeCare Riverview Care Center where he resided for the last 3 months.  Edmund (affectionately known as Ed or Eddie) was born in Buffalo Head, SK, to parents, Edward and Bertha Keck (nee Hepper).  He grew up on a farm near Horsham, SK, along the Alberta border. He married Anne Hudec in 1951 and together they had 8 children.  His love for the land saw Ed start farming at the age of 15. As a younger man, Ed enjoyed the horses on the farm.  He depended on them to pull the farming equipment until 1947 when the first tractor was purchased. Through hard work and perseverance, Ed was able to own his land at the age of 24 and continued this labour of love for the next 45 to 50 years. After his father retired, Ed eventually bought the family farm and managed to increase the size of it considerably to match the needs of his growing family. He also worked at a gas company for several years to supplement his farming income.  After retiring from farming in 1985, Ed started a company that provided backhoe and hauling services to the oil and gas industry. He continued with this business until 1988, after which he retired to Medicine Hat.  Although he liked his cars, those who knew Ed best knew he was “a truck guy”, and this was evident through the 30 or more new trucks he purchased throughout his lifetime.  He was very proud of his Chevys!  Ed loved his sports, baseball, golf, billiards and curling in particular.  He participated in many ball tournaments in his youth and certainly won his share of curling bonspiels over the years. He also enjoyed taking his kids to their baseball games, volleyball games, curling games or piano lessons. For his 80th birthday, he finally had the opportunity to see a major league baseball game in Phoenix, Arizona, one of his many highlights. May he swing to the fences alongside his baseball heroes!  Ed was also a renowned bridge player in Medicine Hat. He enjoyed playing all card games, reading historical books, and the New York Times crossword puzzle. He had immense knowledge of old cars and participated in the restoration of two antique vehicles. He was also instrumental in the complete restoration of the old farmhouse where the family lived for many years. Ed was very community minded and gave back by belonging to the Knights of Columbus and many other community organizations.  Ed was a big man with a big heart, compassionate and giving.  He will be missed immensely by his children, Patrick, Michael (Arlene), Stuart (Sandi), Colleen (Mark), David (Nadine), Yvonne, James (Melanie) and Kevin (Fameena);  19 grandchildren, Nicole (Jared), Rhonda, Laura (Johnathan), Adam, Kristopher (Rheanna), Jeffrey, Craig, Eric (Anouk), Christine (Josh), Evan, Nathan, Daniel, Jillianne, Emily, Michael, Ian, Keely, Zach and Justin;  7 great-grandchildren, Danielle, Bradyn, Hatchett, Max, Neva, Gemmalena and Brayden as well as his many nieces, nephews, in-laws and numerous friends.  He was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Bertha; brother in infancy, Albert; sisters, Irma Hardy, Amanda McDonald, Ester (in infancy), Eleanor Mudry and Agnes Wiley; daughter-in-law, Louise Keck and long time companion, Shirley Torrie.  Ed viewed his greatest legacy as his children and their families, taking pride in their many accomplishments.  The memory of his gentle soul will live on in the hearts of all those whose lives he touched.  Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 - 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Thursday, May 19, 2022, between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.  The Celebration of Ed’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel on Friday, May 20, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. with Life Celebrant Gerry Getz officiating. A time of fellowship will follow in the Cook Southland Reception Facility with Private Interment set to take place later in the day.  The Celebration of Ed’s life will be live streamed.  Those who cannot attend but wish to experience Ed’s service should visit and select the view broadcast button on the homepage at service time. Those wishing to remember Ed may do so through a donation directly to Alberta Lung (103, 1259 - 91 Street S.W., Edmonton, AB., T6X 1E9) or the Calgary COPD & Asthma Program (payable to the University of Calgary at 4C, 60 - 3280 Hospital Drive N.W., Calgary, AB., T2N 4Z6) (Condolences may be expressed by visiting  Honoured to serve the family is

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VIOLA "VI" GOULET          1945 - 2022


Vi Goulet of Medicine Hat, AB, passed away on May 11th, 2022, at the age of 76 years. Vi was born on July 24th, 1945, in Stettler, AB, and raised in Youngstown, AB.  She leaves to cherish her memory her sons, Charles (Raquel), Chester (Gonnie) and Devon (Tanya); daughters, Audrey (Todd) Klein and Daneen (Kevin) Fitterer; grandchildren, Melissa, Taylor, Maria, Tristan, Talia, Jasmine, Jonathan, Samantha, Melissa, Michael and Tyler; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Patricia (Allen) Kowalik and Lauretta (Bob) Stevens; and brother-in-law, John Koenig.  She was predeceased by her parents Loretta and Joseph Rheaume; long-time partner, Joseph Gugyelka; son, Leon (1989); and sister, Mary Anne Koenig.  Vi enjoyed photography, genealogy, doing her Sudoku, travelling and working in her yard and of course, spending time with her family and having coffee with her friends.  Until she passed, she prayed her rosary and read her pray books daily.  The funeral mass will be held at Holy Family Parish – 1451 Strachan Rd SE on Tuesday, May 17th at 1:00PM with Father Roque Pereira officiating. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so an hour before service time. The funeral mass will be live streamed, starting at 12:45PM. To view the service, visit and locate the youtube video with heading: Vi Goulet. Please note that all songs played during the live stream and video tribute are copyrighted. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery.  Donations in Vi’s memory may be made to the Kidney Foundation by visiting  Condolences may be made at   Arrangements are made by


Wayne Hart          1957 - 2022

It is with heavy hearts that the    family announces the passing of their father, Wayne Allan Hart at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at the age of 64 years.  Wayne’s memory will be cherished in the hearts of his children, Graham (Chelsea), Christie (Jason), Ronald (Monica) and Shawn ( Bailey); grandchildren, Camille, Veronica, Presley, Ayden, Kinley, Nixen, Bree, Rae, Parker, Vincent and Amaya.  He was predeceased by his parents, William and Florence Hart; grandparents, Alfred & Edna Martin and Ernest &  Ethel Hart. A Celebration of Wayne’s life with be honoured by a private funeral service followed by the interment in Hillside Cemetery.  If friends so desire, memorial      tributes in Wayne’s name may be made directly to AJ’s Loan Cupboard, P.O. Box 45006, MacKenzie Drugs Postal Outlet, Medicine Hat, AB., T1A 0B1. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at    Honoured to serve the family is

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1960 - Shandee Manship - 2022

Shandee Manship (nee Nabess) passed away on Sunday, May 8th at the age of 62 years at the Medicine Hat Hospital. She will be deeply missed by her loving husband of 34 years, Ken Gemmell; daughter, Tanya Manship and her child, Kay; daughter, Nicole (Jeremy) Hall and their children, Jesse (Sam), Fayth, Josh, Max, and Beau; stepdaughter, Nicole Gemmell and her children, McKenzie, Mya, and Megan; stepson, Dustin Gemmell and his children, Dafydd, Atley, and Dayton. Brothers and sisters, Darrell, Candace, Derek, Gayton (Yvonne), Dayton, Rocky (Sharon), and Tamara; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Shandee was predeceased by her parents, Olive and Andy Nabess. Shandee Nabess was born in The Pas, Manitoba to Andy and Olive (O’Neil) Nabess. She was one of 8 children. She met her life partner, Ken Gemmell, in Calgary and they both called Medicine Hat their home for the last 28 years until her passing. Shandee was a proud Métis who believed in equality for all. She was an advocate and a voice for those who needed one. She was a skilled photographer and loved to cook and refinish furniture. She had a good sense of humor and loved watching her grandchildren grow. She liked to listen to music and loved her two cats, Snuffy and Jigger. As per the request of Shandee, there will be no formal Funeral Service. Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Shandee Manship. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to


1988 - Benjamin Jeremy Stigter - 2022

With great sadness, the family of Benjamin Stigter announces his passing at the age of 33 years. We cherish the many beautiful times we had together with him and will always remember him as our beloved son, brother, and friend. Condolences may be sent to subject heading Benjamin Stigter.  "Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."  Matthew 11:28

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The family of Patricia Woods is saddened to announce the passing of their beloved mother and grandmother on May 10th, 2022 in Brooks, Alberta at the age of 87. Pat was born in Calgary on October 4th, 1934, to parents John George and Julia Poole. She spent much of her younger years split between Calgary and Blairmore, where she lived with her Grandparents. She never forgot Blairmore, and fondly recollected her time spent there and the mountains that forever held a special place in her heart. In July of 1954, Pat met Bill Woods of Sibbald, who was in Calgary attending SAIT, at a Stampede dance; they eloped a year later on July 12th, 1955. Bill moved his new bride to the family farm where they built a life and a family of their own together. They welcomed their first son George in 1957, followed by Jeff, Willaine, David, and Roger. Though Pat preferred to stay out of the field and corrals, she was persuaded to help sometimes, usually with mixed and oftentimes memorable results. Pat was a voracious reader and loved nothing more than a quiet place with a good book and a coffee, and she instilled in her family a love of reading and an appreciation for the little things in life, like the smell of coffee coaxing her out of bed in the morning, dandelions brightening up the yard, and the sound of the wind rustling through the trees. Her eyes would light up with love when a bouquet of pussywillows or crocuses were presented to her by her grandchildren, and every crayon drawing was proudly displayed on her kitchen wall as her own personal art gallery. A great listener, she always had a way of making you feel like you were the only person in the room. She always loved Calgary, so when Bill passed in 2004 she decided to go back. She moved from the quiet farm to downtown Calgary, a culture shock to some but not for Pat; she was right at home amongst the towering skyscrapers and skywalks of downtown. She was fiercely independent and strong-willed, and enjoyed the freedom city life afforded her. Her apartment granted her a view of the mountains, and she would proudly point out 'her mountain' to visitors. Pat never learned to drive, so when giving directions she used landmarks, such as cranes, which lead to some tense moments for whoever was doing the driving in Calgary, but Pat was never phased; she would say 'every wrong turn is one turn closer to the right one'. As her mobility waned, Pat moved from Calgary to Medicine Hat Retirement Villa. In 2020 she lost her eyesight, and moved again to Agecare Sunrise Gardens in Brooks, where she could receive the additional assistance she needed. It's difficult to sum up Pat's life in a few paragraphs, and the impact she had on her family and friends; she was a wife, mom, Nanny/Grandma, friend, confidant, penpal, cheerleader, a light. The world is less now without her in it, but her light and love lives on in the hearts of those whom she leaves behind. Pat is predeceased by her loving husband Bill Woods, parents John George and Julia (Johnson) Poole, son Roger Woods, brother George Poole, grandson Graeme Woods, and grandparents Fred Albert and Sarah Johnson. She leaves behind her children George Woods (Cheryl), Jeff ( Maria) Woods, Willaine Rosenau, and David (Kim) Woods; grandchildren Vanessa (Adrian) Woods, Katie (Colin) McMillin, Ganya (Mike) Fyfe, Jessi (Shelby) Roseneau, Hayley Roseneau, Lindsay Woods, Layne (Olivia) Woods, Linden Woods, Cassandra and Branden Woods; great-grandchildren Owen and Sadie Liboiron; brothers-in-law Dick and Robin (Pat) Woods, as well as her numerous nieces and nephews. A Family Service will be held. Cremation is entrusted to and conducted at Smith Funeral Home Ltd. and Crematorium, Brooks Funeral arrangements entrusted to: SMITH FUNERAL HOME LTD. AND CREMATORIUM BROOKS, ALBERTA Condolences may be forwarded through Telephone 403-362-4636 or Toll Free (866)-362-4652 "Our Families Serving Your Family Since 1951"


DARLENE LYNN PFEFFERLE           1956 – 2022


Darlene passed away May 15th, 2022. She is lovingly remembered and cherished by her special friend, Patrick Stewart; sisters, Cherl Brooks, Karen Wilkins and family. There will be no formal service as per Darlene's wishes. Condolences may be made at Arrangements are made by

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