Medicine Hat Obituaries

1940 ~ Maurice Rolles ~ 2019

 

Maurice Alfred Rolles of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of the late Florence Rolles, passed away on Sunday, July 14th, 2019 at the age of 79 years. Maurice leaves to cherish his memory his step-sons, Daniel Demers of North Battleford, SK and Ronald Demers of Kyle, SK; step-daughters, Jeanette Brosinsky of Maple Creek, SK, Kathleen (Gordon) Osbak of Cayley, AB, and Donna Demers (Brent Spliak) of Innisfail, AB; nine grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; brother, Ernest Rolles of Melfort, SK; sister, Violet (Robert) Terry of Okotoks, AB; and numerous nieces and nephew. Maurice was predeceased by son, Allan Demers; daughter, Sharon Demers; parents, Martin and Hilda Rolles; brother, Edgar Rolles; sisters, Helen Jacklin and Hazel Reinhart; and son-in-law, Jerry Brosinsky; and brothers-in-law, Jerry Reinhart and Tom Jacklin. Maurice was born on the Saskatchewan family farm on January 25th, 1940. He attended South Star School and then went on to start his career in road construction. He owned and operated his own business for many years before going to work for the RM. Maurice retired on June 30th, 2000 and then moved to Medicine Hat, AB. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, making fiddle boxes, as well as playing the fiddle and the accordion. He treasured the time he spent with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and he will be sadly missed by all those who knew and loved him. A private family time of remembrance will be held. Memorial gifts in Maurice's memory may be made to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre, c/o Medicine Hat and District Health Foundation, 666 - 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6 . Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Maurice Rolles. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1961 ~ TERRY AKERSTROM ~ 2016

 

Terry Akerstrom passed away January 1, 2016 in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Terry leaves to cherish his memory his father, mother, one brother and two sisters. Celebration of Life will be held at the Rosalind Drop-in Centre, 5 Main Street, Rosalind, Alberta on July 27, 2019. The interment will take place at the Greenview Cemetery, Rosalind, Alberta. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

July 23rd, 1923 ~ Marianne "Ruth" Lee (nee Long) ~ July 6th, 2019

Ruth went to sleep just 17 days short of turning 96 years of age. She was born on the homestead in Ridgewood, Alberta to C.W. (Billy) and Margorie Long. Ruth was the oldest of six children. She married Bruce Lee on September 18, 1944 and made Penhold, Alberta her home for many years. After Bruce’s passing in 1977, Ruth made Red Deer, Edmonton and then Medicine Hat her place of residence. Her spunk and true desire was to travel to distant lands or to house sit for friends so that they too could travel. She was baptized March 9, 1963 as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and made it her goal to share her faith in Jehovah God with any that would listen. However her declining health took away her ability and energy to help others. Ruth will be lovingly remembered by her four children: Les and Anne Holm, Medicine Hat; Richard and Debra Lee, Lockeport, Nova Scotia; Alan and Lorraine Lee, Red Deer; and Chris and Dixie Lee, Medicine Hat. Also remembering her are 14 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, two surviving sisters, Florence (Bonnie) Million and Marjorie (Marwin) McLeod of Edmonton and one brother, Willard of Iona Station, Ontario. Our appreciation and thanks go to Park Place Meadow Ridge and Valleyview Age Care centers who took such great care of her in her time of need. Honouring Ruth's wishes, no formal funeral services will be held. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Ruth Lee. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1969 ~ BONNIE HANNAH ~ 2019

Bonnie Elizabeth Hannah passed away on Sunday, July 7th, 2019 at the age of 50 year. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Friday, July 12th, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. Memorial gifts in Bonnie's memory may be made to the Medicine Hat SPCA, 55 Southview Drive SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Bonnie Hannah. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1926 ~ Matilda “Tillie” Meier ~ 2019

Mrs. Matilda “Tillie” Meier of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of Norman, passed away on Saturday, July 6th, 2019 at the age of 92 years. Tillie leaves to cherish her memory her six children; Diana of Medicine Hat, Darlene (Leonard) of Nanaimo, BC, Douglas (Natalie) of Brampton, ON; Daniel (Marleen) and David of Saskatoon, SK; Delbert (April) of Medicine Hat; fourteen grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; sister, Bertha (William) of Medicine Hat; and numerous nephews and nieces. Tillie was predeceased by her husband Norman, in 1994; 3 sisters; 4 brothers; son-in law, Paul Metz in 2009; and one grandson in infancy. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL on Monday, July 16th, 2019 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 758 – 8th Street SE, on Tuesday at, July 16th, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. Interment will follow in the family plot at Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tillie’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, Alberta/NWT Division, Suite 200, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 2P5. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Matilda Meier. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1918 ~ Sophie Knodel ~ 2019

Sophie Knodel of Medicine Hat, loving wife of the late Walter Knodel, passed away on Thursday, July 4th, 2019 at the age of 100 years. She is survived by her sons, Dennis (Frances) Knodel and Norman (Naomi) Knodel; daughter, Betty (Larry) Lutz; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Gladys Knodel; and numerous nieces and nephews. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Sophie Knodel. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed by

1962 ~ ELIZABETH WEISNER ~ 2019

Elizabeth Weisner passed away June 27th, 2019 at the age of 57. The Funeral Service was held at TEMPLE BAPTIST CHURCH on Saturday, July 6th, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to Temple Baptist Church Ministries or the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Elizabeth Weisner. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1921 ~ HERB NITTEL ~ 2019

Herbert Nittel of Medicine Hat passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 at the age of 98 years. The Funeral Service was held yesterday at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL. Memorial gifts in Herb's memory may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Herb Nittel. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1933 ~ SOL RUFF ~ 2019

Solomon “Sol” Reinhold Ruff of High River, beloved husband of the late Marie Ruff, passed away on Sunday, June 16th, 2019 at the age of 86 years. Sol leaves to cherish his memory two sons, Craig Ruff and Christopher Ruff. The Funeral Service will be held at ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH, 758 - 8th Street SE, on Saturday, July 27th, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Shane Hein officiating. Interment will follow at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Sol’s memory may be made to The Medicine Hat Elks Lodge, 305 - 3rd Street NW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 6L1. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Sol Ruff.

 

1927 – HARRY ALEX KOENIG - 2019

Harry Koenig, beloved husband of Linda Koenig of Medicine Hat, passed away Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 at the age of 91 years in the care of Riverview Care Centre. The Funeral Service was held on Saturday at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Harry Koenig. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1990 ~ BENJAMIN SAVARD ~ 2019

It is with sadness that the family of Ben Savard announce his passing on Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 at 28 years old. Ben graduated from Medicine Hat High School in 2010. He went on to complete the power engineering program at Medicine Hat College and recently completed the 2nd year in the paramedic program with honours. February 13th, 2012, Ben married Chelsea Gadd who has become a cherished member of the Savard family. He had a smile that could light up a room and such a kind heart. Nothing made him happier than being able to help others. He was recently employed by Flynn, Trenton and Joey who became friends and taught him a lot about life. Ben was the best big brother and had a special bond with Danny. They had so much love for each other. Ben was predeceased by his grandparents, Muriel & Glen Ransom and Theresa & Nelson Savard. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Chelsea; parents, Paul & Karen Savard; brother, Danny and many aunts, uncles and cousins. A private family service will be held on Sunday. There will be no funeral service but please come to 395 Woodman Ave SE, Sunday, June 30th anytime after 3:00 p.m. to remember Ben with his family. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted at the house to a charity that was special to Ben. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Ben Savard. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to