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Medicine Hat Obituaries

1939 ~ Molly Roy ~ 2021

Molly Roy of Medicine Hat passed away on Wednesday, June 16th, 2021 at the age of 82 years. The Funeral Service was held yesterday at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel 1 Dunmore Road SE Medicine Hat, AB. Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Molly Roy. Funeral arrangements entrusted to

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 or to subject heading Denise Earl . Funeral arrangements entrusted to

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 or to subject heading Paul Pylatuk. Funeral arrangements entrusted to

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 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 through or to subject heading Tony Roy Gould. Funeral arrangements entrusted to

1942 ~ Dennis Lester Aman ~ 2021

Dennis Lester Aman of Medicine Hat passed away on Sunday, June 6th, 2021 at the age of 78 years. The Funeral Service was held yesterday at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery 5160 Gershaw Drive SW MEDICINE HAT, AB. Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Dennis Aman. Funeral arrangements entrusted to

1947~ Marjorie Berg ~ 2021

Marjorie (Watson) Berg of Medicine Hat, died peacefully June 6, 2021 at the age of 73 years. Born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan on October 29, 1947. Marjorie was the 2nd daughter to, Phyllis and Ernest Watson. She will be deeply missed by her son, Scott (Mandy) Berg, grandchildren, Aydria Berg, Nayla Berg, and Piercyn Berg; sister, Wendy (Bill) Wolcoski; brothers-in-law, Abe (Joy) Berg and Henry (Gail) Berg; sister-in-law, Dolly Berg; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Marjorie was predeceased by her husband, Neil; parents, Ernest and Phyllis Watson; and sister, Lesley Berg. She lived as a child in Brandon, Manitoba and Eastend, Saskatchewan. Graduating high school in Eastend in 1965. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1970. Marjorie married Neil Berg on June 6, 1970, following her convocation. They began their married life in Calgary where Marjorie worked in the OR and School of Nursing at Calgary General until it was changed from hospital based to school based education at Mount Royal. Marjorie then worked for the V.O.N. in Calgary as a care nurse for a couple years until taking some time off before their son, Scott was born in 1975. In 1976, the Bergs moved to Shaunavon, Saskatchewan. Neil was in partnership with Marjorie's dad in an electrical business and they settled into a busy family life. Marjorie worked in Public Health in Shaunavon for about 4 years. She then moved into home care for about 14 years to help develop the health care aide program for the Health District. Her last employment in Shaunavon was as a Senior Administrator with the Southwest Health District. The course of Marjorie's life was forever changed when Neil passed away in 1997 after a brief struggle with cancer. In 1998, Marjorie moved to Medicine Hat to be closer to family. She soon began working at the Medicine Hat College, teaching the Health Care Aid program for about 6 years, retiring in 2007. During this time her son Scott moved to Medicine Hat and married. Marjorie very much enjoyed having him near and she was very proud of his accomplishments. As his family grew she loved spending time with her grandchildren, eagerly attending any events they participated in. Family was very important to Marjorie. She was very involved in the care of her parents in their senior years, and as she was considered the family "medic" she was always there to help and give advice for anyone who asked. She was always eager to attend any family events, and also enjoyed keeping up with family and friends spending hours on the phone. Marjorie loved to travel. She went on several bus tours in the US and particularly loved her trips to Victoria BC. Two huge highlights were trips to Great Britain with her sister, Wendy and niece, Kelli in 2003, and the Indy 500 with Scott and Mandy in 2008. She was an avid news and TV watcher and kept very up to date with the current events. She also enjoyed watching many sports including golf, car racing, horse racing, equestrian, and tennis. Illness plagued her in her retirement years. She was forced to forego many of the things she wanted to do. As her health declined she moved through the system into various care homes as her needs required. She was always a great advocate for the nursing staff wherever she lived. Her most recent move was to Masterpiece where she resided until her passing. The events of the last year were very hard on her as she was unable to see or spend as much time with family and friends as she would have liked. She watched and enjoyed her last Indy 500 the Sunday before her passing. She died peacefully with Scott and her sister, Wendy by her side on Sunday June 6, which would have been her and Neil's 51st wedding anniversary. Due to Covid-19 restrictions a funeral service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts in Marjorie’s name may be sent to Centre Street United Church, Box 1360 Shaunavon, SK S0N 2M0 or Medicine Hat Fire Department Burn Society, PO Box 1323 LCD 1 Medicine Hat, AB T1A 7N1. Condolences may be sent to subject heading Marjorie Berg. Funeral arrangements by

1926 ~ Virginia Botelho Cabral ~ 2021

Surrounded by the love and support of her daughters, Virginia da Conceiçao Botelho Cabral slipped quietly from this world into the arms of her Heavenly Father on June 5, 2021. Virginia was born on December 11, 1926, in Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal. Together with her young daughters, she immigrated to Canada in 1959 to be reunited with her husband who had been waiting for his family to arrive. Virginia was a quiet, humble and caring person who devoted her entire life to her husband, Orlando, and to her daughters. She was a woman of great faith and eagerly anticipated watching daily mass on television until it was no longer possible for her to do so. She was also a woman of great strength who accepted life’s challenges as the will of God. Children loved her and in turn, she had a special connection with them. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren have wonderful memories of their grandmother who loved each one unconditionally. Anyone who was fortunate to meet Virginia was touched in some way by her positivity and kindness. Cherishing her love and mourning her loss are her daughters, Maria (Silvio) Mantello, Lil (George) Rosendal, Alex (Scott) Sepke, Rose (Ron) Brittner and Elizabeth (Henry Penner) Durk; her devoted grandchildren, Jason, Lyndell, Laura, Kristina, Michael, Robert, Shonna, David, Steven, Catherine, Travess, and Athena; as well as their partners and great grandchildren. Virginia was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Orlando (2003), her only sister and a brother-in-law. Also predeceasing Virginia were her lifelong friends, Lucia and Gualberto Pimentel. Virginia had many wonderful sayings which we will now revere and reminisce about. Her forever wish was for all of us to have “paz” -- peace with one another. We will endeavour to fulfill this wish as we begin our lives without her. She leaves a profound void in our lives, but we rejoice that she is at peace and no longer suffering. We will forever miss and love her. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, only immediate family members will attend her funeral mass at Holy Family Parish on Saturday, June 12, 2021. Family and friends are invited to watch the funeral mass online. Please go to and in the search line type in Medicine Hat Holy Family Church. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Those who may wish to donate in her memory may do so to a charity of personal choice. Condolences may be sent to subject heading Virginia Cabral. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1952 – Denise Earl - 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Denise Alta Earl (Olson) on June 4th, 2021. She is survived by her mother, Colette; her five children Jason, Denise, Danielle (Mike), Jennifer and Calvin (Alicia); her grandchildren, Brett (Tysan), Ethan, Braydon (Tanisha), Austin, Camryn, Madelyn, Layton, Kinley and Maylee; and her great grandchildren, Ella, Avery, Annalise and Wednesday. Denise is also survived by her sister, Wendy (Dale); brothers, Bill (Ann) and Bob (Yvonne); her honourary brother, Joe (Donna); her brothers-in-law, Richard (Siony), Albert (Dianna), Carl (Pat); sisters-in-law Francis (Don), Charlotte (Howard), Gwen (Bill); as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and her special three-legged friend, Miranda. Denise was predeceased by her husband, Gord; father, Ken; mother-in-law, Elsie; father-in-law, Victor; and sisters-in-law Irene and Barbara. Denise was born on October 3, 1952 in Brooks, and raised on the family farm in Jenner. She moved to Medicine Hat in high school where she remained until her passing. She married the love of her life Gord on March 23, 1991 and together they raised their ever growing family until his passing in 2008. After Gord’s passing, her family continued to grow and there was no greater joy in her life than being ‘Ma’ to all of them. In addition to her family and friends Denise loved to golf, travel and work in her yard. She was also active in the community. She met and touched many people during the sixteen years she owned and operated Café Mundo. As well, she spent a great deal of time volunteering for various organizations including Victim Assistance and the Santa Claus Fund. Denise was loved by many and although she will be greatly missed, her family takes comfort in knowing that Ma and Papa are now reunited and holding hands. Together was always their favourite place to be. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so on Sunday, June 13th, 2021 at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL from 2:00 to 4:00 pm or from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, a private memorial service will take place at 10:30 am on Monday, June 14th, 2021 at Hillside Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome to participate via livestream by logging on to and joining the live webcast on Denise’s memorial page on the above date at 10:20 a.m. A virtual guest book is available on the livestream page for those participating remotely. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Santa Clause Fund c/o Medicine Hat News, 3257 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 7E6 or the Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter Society (Phoenix Safe House), P.O. Box 2500 . Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 8G8. Condolences may be sent to subject heading Denise Earl.

1929 ~ Joseph Lutz ~ 2021

Joseph Andrew Lutz passed away on Monday, May 31st, 2021 at the age of 91 years surrounded by his family. He is lovingly remembered by his sons, Ken (Eileen) Lutz, Allan (Debra) Lutz and daughter, Myra Lutz (Cliff Berreth); seven grandchildren, Kendra Lutz (Dan Somerville), Keri (Will) Lutes, Amber (Brian) Braun, Kimberly Lutz (Scott Graham), Kelly Lutz (Anna Ehret), Justin Lutz, Vicki (Tanner) Betcker; five great-grandchildren, Haileigh and Paige Lutes, Zachary and Hadley Braun, Heidi Betcker; one sister, Margaret (Larry) McKay; brothers and sisters-in law, Jerry and Kay Hager, Mike and Marion Ibach; as well as many nieces and nephews. Joe was predeceased by his wife, Irene; his parents, Frank and Susanna Lutz; step mother, Edna Lutz; sister, Anna Marie Koenig; brothers and sister-in-law, Tony and Katherine Ibach, Henry Ibach, Joseph Lesmeister. Joe was born on the family homestead on August 20, 1929 near Liebenthal, SK. He met the love of his life at a church social in 1951. In the spring of 1952, they moved to the family homestead near Liebenthal where they resided until moving to Medicine Hat in 1989. Joe still helped his sons farm for many years before fully retiring and was always interested in what was happening on the farm. Joe and Irene were avid card players always ready for a game. Joe enjoyed many sports especially baseball which he umped and coached when his sons were young; as well as playing horseshoes and curling. When they retired he enjoyed his big backyard garden. He was a long time member of the Knights of Columbus.
Many thanks to all the staff at Masterpiece for their excellent care over the past year. Friends and family are invited to pay their respects and offer their condolences at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5, on Thursday, June 3rd, 2021 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm and from 12:00 – 12:55 pm on Friday, June 4th at HOLY FAMILY PARISH. A Funeral Mass will be held at HOLY FAMILY PARISH, 1451 Strachan Road SE, medicine hat, AB T1B 4V3 on Friday, June 4th, 2021 at 1:00 pm with Fr. Iqbal Khurshid celebrant. Family and friends are welcome to participate via livestream by logging on to the Holy Family Parish page at at 12:40 pm. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Joe’s memory may be made to the Alberta Diabetes Foundation, 1 – 020 HRIF-East, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E1 or a charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be sent to subject heading Joseph Lutz. Funeral arrangements by

1948 ~ Dale Tarence Stanley Dieterle ~ 2021

Dale Dieterle, beloved husband of Karen of Burstall, Sask, passed away on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at the Leader Hospital at the age of 72 years. Dale leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Edna of Leader, Sask; step-son, Kraig (Amanda) Wanner; grandchildren, Daymon and Kayla of Estevan, Sask; step-daughter, Kari-Lyn (Mackenzie) Kosolofski; granddaughter, Sophia of Burstall, Sask; 2 brothers, Eugene (Evelyn), Brad (Kathy) both of Burstall, Sask; sister, Lennette Glauser of Castlegar, BC; 3 brothers-in-law, Gerald (Carol) Garrioch of Thompson, Man, Donald (Lynda) Garrioch of Morinville, AB, Richard (Audrey) Garrioch of Estevan, Sask; sister-in-law, Velma Mann of Edmonton, AB; special aunt, Joyce Neigum of Medicine Hat, AB, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins. Dale was predeceased by his precious daughter, Crystal; father, Clifford, father and mother-in-law, Raymond and Lillian Garrioch; brothers-in-law, Grant Mann and Bernard Garrioch; niece, Tricia Garrioch; nephews, Clinton Dieterle, Nicholas Mann and many aunts and uncles. Dale Tarence Stanley Dieterle was born November 30, 1948 at Leader, Sask. He was the 1st child of Clifford and Edna Dieterle. He received his education in Burstall, Sask. He started working in the construction industry in 1968. In May of 1973, Dale started working for TransCanada Pipelines at Burstall, Sask until he retired in 2003. Dale met Karen in 1994 through a personal ad in the Western Producer. They married on April 21, 1995 and recently celebrated their 26th anniversary. He often remarked that he never thought that he would get to be a father again and was so proud of Kraig and Kari-Lyn. Then the icing of the cake was when Daymon was born in 2000. He would follow Papa around and say, “Papa hammer” as papa was always fixing something. They would share muffins and gingerale, which Papa called “piss water” and Daymon would get such a kick out of that. When Kayla came along in 2003 he doted on her and let her fix his hair and watched cartoons with her. Papa would fall asleep while watching and they would laugh at his snoring. Then Sophia (Sopher the Gopher) or Soph, as Papa called her came along in 2015. This little girl was the light of his life and brought him much love and happiness. Dale enjoyed collecting and repairing antique radio’s and clocks. He also enjoyed woodworking and built many beautiful pieces of furniture including a grandfather clock. Dale was also mechanically inclined, having built a 1915 T-Bucket car and restored a 1930 Ford Model A car and a 1946 Chev half ton. Dale will be remembered as a talented and hardworking man, loving son, brother, husband and father, and papa who will be forever missed. A graveside service will be held at St. Paul’s Cemetery, Burstall, Sask, or as Sophia would say “the Jesus Park”, at a later date when we can gather together. Those wishing to pay their sympathy can do so with gifts to Burstall Community Hall, Burstall, Sask. Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Dale Tarence Stanley Dieterle. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1928 – Mabel Jalbert - 2021

The family of Mabel Jalbert is saddened to announce her passing on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at the age of 92 years. Mabel was born and grew up on the family farm at Glentworth in Saskatchewan. She is predeceased by her husband, Rollie, and survived by their four children and their families which include several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mabel’s family would like to thank the staff at Southlands Masterpiece in Medicine Hat for the wonderful care provided to our mother in her later life and final days. Mabel’s final journey will take her back to Glentworth to rest beside her beloved husband at a future date. Memorial gifts in Mabel 's memory may be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Mabel Jalbert. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1954 ~ Brian Krassman ~ 2021

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Brian Joseph Krassman on May 23, 2021. Brian passed away at the age of 67, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, Cynthia Krassman, whom he was married to for 43 years. He is lovingly remembered by his son, Damon Krassman; his daughter, Kyla (Seth) Buehler; and his grandchildren, Aubri Krassman, Carter Krassman, Kaiden Buehler, and Jase Buehler; sister, Bev Crawford and Loreta (Norman) Glass; as well as numerous nephews. Brian was predeceased by his father, Joseph Krassman and his mother, Betty Krassman. Brian was a kind, empathetic, hard working family man who would do anything for anyone. He began his career working with CP Rail but left that position when his children were young as he wanted more time at home to focus on his family. Brian then started a courier company which he grew into a very successful career that he worked at until he retired in 2019. Brian and Cynthia spent a lot of their time travelling, especially to Hawaii which was their second home. Brian loved to golf and spent much time on the course with his best friend of decades, Gary Heller. Brian was a helper, an encourager, and was the backbone of his small, tight knit family. Brian’s most rewarding accomplishment was being a father: He prided himself on being there for his children through every up and down and taught them the importance of family and enjoying every moment together. Brian's grandchildren were his pride and joy and his closeness to each of them was a result of the time he spent with them all. Brian's sense of humor was unmatched: his witty, quick responses could make anyone laugh, even in the toughest of situations. Brian’s legacy will live on through those who were lucky enough to know and love him. A celebration of Brian's life will be announced when gathering restrictions are lifted. Donations greatly appreciated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 200, 119 – 14th Street NW, Calgary, AB T1A 7L5 Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Brian Krassman. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to