Medicine Hat Obituaries

1931 ~ SEBASTIAN GOLDADE ~ 2019

Mr. Sebastian Goldade of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of the late Evelyn Goldade, passed away on Friday, May 17th, 2019 at the age of 88 years. Sebastian leaves to cherish his memory three children, Larry (Deb) Goldade, Linda (Wayne) Stodolka and Mark Goldade (Kathy) and their families. Memorial gifts in Sebastian's memory may be made to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Sebastian Goldade. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed by

1953 ~ BLAINE POBERZNICK ~ 2019

The family of Blaine Poberznick is heartbroken to announce his passing on Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 at the age of 65 years. Blaine is survived by his wife and best friend, Janice; his children, Cale (Lindy) and grandchildren, Remi and Bode Poberznick and Hayley Poberznick (Kevin Fuhrmann); his mother, Clara Poberznick; his sister, Cheryle (Bill) Sangster; one aunt, Vida Hickman; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Blaine was predeceased by his father, Nicholas Poberznick. Blaine was born on September 17th, 1953 in Lethbridge, AB and grew up in Skiff, AB and many good times were had by Blaine and his cousins there. When Blaine was 13 and Janice was 12, they went on their first date at the Foremost Skating Rink which led to a lifelong love that never faltered. After finishing high school in Foremost and college in Lethbridge majoring in Journalism, Blaine and Janice were married in 1975 and lived in Calgary where Blaine started his career in insurance adjusting and then he followed his brother-in-law, Greg Roth, to Medicine Hat in 1976. Blaine worked for Henchel & Company and then in 1981 Blaine started Plains Adjusters with two partners and continued this business until 2005 when he and Don Tetrault opened TMD Adjusters. He worked there until his retirement in 2016 after 43 years in the business. Blaine always loved music and playing his keyboards in a band and he played with many different people throughout the years. He also loved racquetball and squash and played daily at the YMCA for most of his life where he also made a ton of friends and enjoyed the competition always. Blaine’s family was all important to him and he enjoyed every gathering that was had, especially teasing his nephews and nieces and telling a good story. His children and grandchildren meant everything to him, and he would have done anything for them. He will be missed by all who knew him. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. and at HOLY FAMILY PARISH, 1451 Strachan Road SE, on Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 from 12:30 from 1:25 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at HOLY FAMILY PARISH, on Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. with Father Iqbal Khurshid, Celebrant. A private interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Blaine's memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 220, 6223 – 2nd Street SE, Calgary, AB T2H 1J5 or to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, 200, 119 – 14th Street NW, Calgary, AB T1A 7L5. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Blaine Poberznick. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1938 ~ Irene Nitz ~ 2019

Irene Nitz of Medicine Hat, AB, passed away on Monday, May 13th, 2019 at the age of 80 years. She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Darlene (David) Tessman of Medicine Hat, AB, Brenda (Bill) Rose of Vernon, BC, Dean Nitz of Medicine Hat, AB, Charlene (John Grona) of Strathmore, AB, and Mary (Steve) Seitz of Medicine Hat, AB; granddaughters, Lynn (Jonas) Wells, Erin (Jason) Straarup, Michele (Cameron) Dakin, Shauna Rose, Darnyll (Lance) Nitz-Jacober; Shareen Nitz, Christa Grona (Mike), Kayla Grona (Nathaniel), Lisa (Josh) Crawford, and Stephanie (Sam) Seitz-Akehurst; great-grandchildren, Jonah, Kaylem, Ryler, Avery, Ashlyn, Austin, Aeon, Zaidin, Ethan and Leigh; sisters, Georgina (Morris) Stenger and Annie (Harvey) Sackman; and numerous nephews and nieces. Irene was predeceased by her husband, Gotlieb “Gus” Nitz; parents, Valentine and Paul Bischoff; sister, Evelyn Kobley (Mike); and daughter-in-law, Charlene Nitz. Irene was born and raised in Fox Valley (God’s Country) and attended Eaglebright Elementary where she learned to spell. Irene finished school in grade 8 to help on the farm. Irene worked at the Glass Factory, The Shell and Best Western. Gus and Irene were married on October 6, 1956. They lived in Redcliff and started a family. Irene and her family moved to many places in the Medicine Hat area including Elm Street, a Ditch Rider home on a farm, Kingsway, Collier Road, Seven Persons, Southview Drive and The Good Samaritan Society. Irene loved her coffee along with her favorite activities such as puzzles, visits with friends, card games, bingo, debate, hockey and sports. Irene fought a long hard fight with COPD. She was a very strong willed, feisty lady. Irene had a way of showing affection by touching, pinching and tugging ears. Vigil Rites will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL on Sunday, May 26th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at HOLY FAMILY PARISH, 1451 Strachan Road SE, on Monday, May 27th, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. with Father Vijaya Bathineni, Celebrant. Interment will follow in the Roman Catholic Section at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Irene’s 's memory may be made to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre, c/o The Medicine Hat District Health Foundation, 666 – 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta,T1A 4H6 or the The Lung Association Alberta/NWT Division, P.O. Box 4700 Station South, Edmonton, Alberta. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Irene Nitz. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to



1928 ~ NORMA KNOX ~ 2019

Norma Knox of Medicine Hat passed away on Thursday, May 9th, 2019 at the age of 90 years. The Funeral Mass was celebrated yesterday at HOLY FAMILY PARISH. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Norma’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 5H6. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Norma Knox. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1951 ~ CATHERINE AITKEN ~ 2019

Catherine Ann Aitken of Medicine Hat passed away on Sunday, May 12th, 2019 at the age of 68 years after a long but courageous battle with cancer. Catherine leaves to cherish her memory her sister, Pauline (Jerry) Fitzgerald; nephew, Philip (Anita) Fitzgerald and their children, Henry and Isabella; and nephew, Robert Fitzgerald. Catherine was predeceased by her parents, Ross and Lois Duke; first husband, John Parkins in 1976; and husband, Robert Aitken in 1986.

Catherine began her life long journey in the nursing program at Toronto Western Hospital where she graduated from in 1972. She continued her education over the next several years; graduating in 1981 with a BSc from University of Toronto (York); and a BScN/NP from Ryerson University in 2000. Over the span of her career she acted and cared for patients in psychiatry, neurosurgery, and as a Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner.

Family was very important to her. She married John Parkins in 1973. Unfortunately, he passed away in 1976. In 1977, she married Robert Aitken. Together they moved to Montreal, QC, and then to Toronto, ON. Sadly, Bob passed away in 1986. Catherine was buoyed up by the births of her nephews, Philip Fitzgerald and Robert Fitzgerald. The boys brought her great joy. She spent many hours knitting, crocheting, and sewing for them. This love of family continued with the arrival of her great-nephew, Henry; and her great-niece, Isabella.

Catherine devoted her time to her career and to volunteering. She was multi-talented and enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and tending to her gardens. She will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5, on Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNREAL CHAPEL on Thursday, May 16th, 2019 at 10:30 am with Father Vijaya Bathineni, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Catherine’s memory may be made to St. Joseph’s Home, 156 – 3rd Street NE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5M1 or to the charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Catherine Aitken. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1936 ~ PETER FUNK ~ 2019

Peter K. Funk, beloved husband of Shirley Funk of Medicine Hat, passed away on Sunday, May 5th, 2019 at the age of 83 years. Peter also leaves to cherish his memory one son, Wesley (Julie) Funk; three daughters, Peggy (Bernie) Petke, Kathy (Bill) Swenson and Dawna (Clynt) Funk; ten grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; three sisters, Mary, Liz and Irene; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Peter was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Mary Funk; and two sisters, Linda and Hilda. Peter (affectionately known as Sonny by his mother and sisters) was the only son amongst 6 children. Dad’s upbringing on the farm instilled a deep, hard work ethic that he would have for his entire life. Dad quit school at age 14 to work the farm to help support his mother and sisters. Peter married Shirley Silver in October 1957 and by October 1958 they had started their family. As a young man Dad made his living as a farm hand, heavy equipment operator on a road crew and when old enough a truck driver. There began Dad’s love for long haul trucking. Dad very proudly drove a truck for more than 50 years and continued working until he was 76 years old at which point he became a tomato gardener, always in competition with his son-in-law Bill to see who grew the biggest and the best. The only thing Dad loved more than driving was his family. He was so very proud of his grandchildren and always kept up with what the kids were doing. He was always available to help out no matter what the chore or who it was for. He was always telling us he had to look out for the “old people” in his neighborhood. Dad had the biggest heart and the best sense of humour which we will all miss dearly. Go make the miles Dad. We love you. The Funeral Service will be held at GERMAN CANADIAN HARMONY CLUB (Harmony Hall), 1 - 1st Street SE, Redcliff, on Saturday, June 1st, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. Memorial gifts in Peter's memory may be made to the Spinal Cord Injury Alberta, 400, 11010 - 101 Street, Edmonton, AB T5H 4B9. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Peter Funk. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1928 ~ NORMA KNOX ~ 2019

Norma Knox of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Joseph Knox, passed away on Thursday, May 9th, 2019 at the age of 90 years. Norma leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Stephen (Maureen) Knox and Michael Knox; two daughters, Terri (Ted) Loughlin and Anita (Roger) Fischer; twelve grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Norma was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Knox; her parents, Joseph and Dulcie Vesso; two great grandchildren, Stefanie Knox and Levi Knox; one brother, Joe Vesso; and two sisters, Mary Morley and Ella Holden. Norma was born on July 26th, 1928 in Medicine Hat where she was raised and educated. She married Joseph on May 20th, 1948. Norma was a C.W.L member for over 55 years and served for various ministries in the church, such as senior outreach and parish pastoral council as well as sang in the choir. She donated much of her time volunteering for Teen-Ed and the Medicine Hat Pro-life Association. Norma also served as a Blood Donor Coordinator, a Girl Guide Leader and worked as an Administrator with United Way. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Monday from 6:30 until 9:00 p.m. and at HOLY FAMILY PARISH, 1451 Strachan Road SE, on Tuesday from 12:00 until 12:55 p.m. Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, on Monday, May 13th, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at HOLY FAMILY PARISH, on Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. with Father Vijaya Bathineni, Celebrant. Interment will follow the reception in the Roman Catholic Section at Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Norma’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 5H6. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Norma Knox. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1959 ~ TAMARA JOLEUN ~ 2019

Tamara Deborah Joleun, beloved wife of John Joleun of Medicine Hat, passed away on Friday, May 3rd, 2019 at the age of 59 years. Tamara also leaves to cherish her memory her son, John Joleun (Samantha Poirier); two daughters, Heather Joleun (Everett Collard) and Maggie (Steve) Smith; one grandchild, Lexi Collard; one brother, Bill Wilfe; two sisters, Sheila (Fitz) FitzPatrick and Dawne (Mario) Gagnon; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Tamara was predeceased by her parents, Isaac and Rachel Wilfe. As per Tamara's wishes, no formal funeral services will be held. Memorial gifts in Tamara's memory may be made to St. Joseph's Home, Carmel Hospice, 156 – 3rd Street NE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5M1. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Tamara Joleun. Funeral arrangements are entrusted toIrene Eaton of Medicine Hat, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 4th, 2019, at the age of 100 years. The Funeral Service was held yesterday at ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN CHURCH. Memorial gifts in Irene’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or St. Paul Lutheran’s Building Fund or to a charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Irene Eaton. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1918 ~ IRENE EATON ~ 2019

Irene Eaton of Medicine Hat, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 4th, 2019, at the age of 100 years. The Funeral Service was held yesterday at ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN CHURCH. Memorial gifts in Irene’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or St. Paul Lutheran’s Building Fund or to a charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Irene Eaton. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1943 ~ TONY ANDREAS ~ 2019

Tony Andreas, beloved companion of Roxy Schimpf of Medicine Hat, passed away on Sunday, May 5th, 2019 at the age of 76 years. Tony also leaves to cherish his memory his sons, Mike (Sandra) Andreas, Tim Andreas and their mother, Bev; grandchildren, Nicholas (Angela), Dallas and Thomas; great-grandchildren, Trinity, Chase, Zoey and Xander; step-daughters, Nathalie Castets (Harley Kessler) and Valerie Carlson (Brett Farr); step-grandchildren, Luke Carlson (Hailee), Colby Carlson; step great-grandson, Benson; brothers, Don, Ben (Janice) and Dave (Shelly) Andreas; sisters, Alice (Ralph) Boser and Cathie (Bruce) Heidinger; brother-in-law, Henry Just (Laurie); as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncle, countless cousins and Roxy’s family. Tony was predeceased by his parents, Anthony “Tony” and Elizabeth “Betty” Andreas; sister, Dolores Just; brother, Ed; sister-in-law, Loretta; nephew, Roger Just; and one niece, Crystal Andreas. He was a kind, gentle, trusting and generous man with a great sense of humor who was willing to help anyone in need. Tony loved country music and playing his accordion at different Jams around the city. The Celebration of Life will be held at HOLY FAMILY PARISH HALL, 1451 Strachan Road SE, on Saturday, May 18th, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. Memorial gifts in Tony’s memory may be made to S.P.C.A., 55 Southview Drive SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Tony Andreas. Arrangements are entrusted to

1942 ~ Gordon Holt ~ 2019

Gordon Leroy “Gord” Holt of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of Shirley Holt, passed away on Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 at the age of 76 years. Gordon also leaves to cherish his memory his son, Brent Holt (Danielle) ; daughter, Karen Holt (Guy); thirteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Henry “Hank” Holt and Ronald Evans; and his sister, Barbie Evans. Gordon was predeceased by his parents, Glen Charles Holt and Claire Gibbs; and by his two sons, Kenneth Gordon Holt on September 21st, 2000 and Bradley Douglas Holt on September 21st, 2015; and his sisters, Glenda Sarikas and Debbie Evans. Gordon was employed as a pipefitter for 50 years and was a proud member of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 496. A Celebration of Gord’s Life will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB on Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 at 2:00 pm with Gary W. Goran officiating. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Gordon Holt. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1925 ~ Adriana Morla ~ 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Adriana Morla; our beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother on Friday May 3, 2019 at the age of 93 years old. The Funeral Mass was celebrated yesterday at HOLY FAMILY PARISH. Memorial gifts in Adriana’s memory may be made to Saamis Immigration Service. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Adriana Morla. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1932 ~ John Williams ~ 2019

John Harvey “Jack” Williams passed away on Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 at the age of 86 years. A Celebration of Jack’s Life was held yesterday at the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede Grounds, Higdon Hall. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to show their respect, may donate to the Blair Stroh Cowboys for Kids, in Jack’s name. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Jack Williams. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1967 ~ TANYA KUNDERT ~ 2019

Tanya Leigh Kundert of Medicine Hat passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at the age of 52 years after a short but valiant fight with cancer. Tanya leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband and best friend, Lavern; children, Theo (Bria) Magnus and Taylor (Shyanne Lesmeister) Magnus; step-son, Trent Kundert; step-daughter, Stacey Roberts; grandchildren, Austin, Abrianna, Tyree and Kalani; her mother, Lyla (Wayne) Pedersen; her father, Doug (Kathy) Hutton; sisters, Jami (Kelly) Spademan, Amanda (Dustin) Gallais, and Melanie Hutton; brother, Chris Hutton; and numerous nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her many life-long friends and many new friends that she made since she moved to Medicine Hat from Melfort, SK. A wonderful and loving person, she will be fondly remembered by her coworkers at Royal LePage Community Realty. She will be missed by the many residents of Chartwell Gardens which she managed for Livewell Communities and as a representative of DAAS. Tanya will be dearly missed by the many friends that she made during her yearly treks to Palm Springs with the RV. At Tanya’s request, there will be no formal service held. A BBQ will be held at a later date in her honour. Memorial gifts in Tanya’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 or to the Lion’s Foundation of Canada, 152 Wilson St, Oakville, ON L6K 0G6 Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Tanya Kundert. Arrangements are entrusted to

1949 ~ JANE HERN ~ 2019

Mary Jane “Jane” Hern of Medicine Hat passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at the age of 70 years. A Celebration of Jane’s Life was held Saturday at the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede GRANDSTAND BANQUET ROOM. Memorial gifts in Jane’s memory may be made to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Jane Hern. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1930 ~ JACK SHUPE ~ 2019

John "Jack" Milton Shupe of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of the late Lila Shupe, passed away on Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 at the age of 89 years. Jack leaves to cherish his memory his children, Judy (Denis), Jill (Keith), Jane, Jerry (Nicole) Shupe; four grandchildren, Morgan, Jessica (Dave), Chelsea (David), Megan (Chad); and four great-grandchildren, Kennedy, Emma, Easton and Zade; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and special friends. Jack was predeceased by his wife, Lila; his parents, Wally and Iva Shupe; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Gaylen and Rae, Blaine and Elizabeth and Doug and Lois. Jack grew up in Weyburn, Saskatchewan. Sports were always important in the Shupe household, he and his brothers played many sports including baseball, golf and curling. Hockey was where Jack really excelled, and it became more than just a passion but a career. This love of hockey is what brought him to Medicine Hat to play for the Tigers. He fell in love with and married his wife Lila who was his partner in life. As fate would have it, he returned to Medicine Hat to coach the team that he once played for, this was one stop on the journey of coaching that took him to new places and created friendships that spanned time. His time with both the Tigers and the Victoria Cougars were successful endeavors where he took his teams to championships. After hockey he enjoyed time with family, playing with his grandchildren and regular meetings with his coffee friends. These were some of his favorite memories and the people that he connected with daily. Jack loved to reconnect with former players and teammates and was grateful for these bonds. He always recognized how truly lucky he was for the abundance of amazing friends and relationships that he cultivated throughout his lifetime. He looked forward to all of the times that he was able to enjoy these connections. We would like to thank everyone for the love and friendship that was shared with our Dad. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Saturday, May 4th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. Memorial gifts in Jack's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 or charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Jack Shupe. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1935 ~ FLORENCE GERVAIS ~ 2019

Mrs. Florence Gervais of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Emile Gervais, passed away on Friday, March 15, 2019 at the age of 83 years. Florence leaves to cherish her memory her children Laird (Jan) Gervais of Crystal Lake, SK, Joanne (Neil) Forer of Melfort, SK, Glendora (Blaine) Tenborg of Calgary, AB, Kurt Gervais (Marcia Amaral) of Calgary, AB and Trevor Gervais (Louise Plante) of Medicine Hat, AB; eight grandchildren Nicole (Korrie) Miller, Brad (Karla) Gervais, Aaron (Shannon) Forer, Devon Tenborg, Kristen Tenborg, Sophia Gervais, Iradele Plante (Meg Heesaker), Ysatrice Plante (Tanner Goring); seven great-grandchildren William, Jonathon, Isabelle, Brynlee, Vann, Kaiden and Vaelan; sister-in-law Betty Leclerc; and numerous nephews and nieces. Florence was predeceased by her parents Aimé and Maria Leclerc, one sister, Beatrice Martel and one brother, Maurice Leclerc. Florence was born at Cantal, Saskatchewan on November 6, 1935 and was raised and educated in the Wauchope District, Saskatchewan. Florence married Emile Gervais on November 14, 1953 at Manor, Saskatchewan. Florence was a loving wife, mother and partner. She helped Emile study for his plumbing exams when he was changing careers. When she and Emile purchased a plumbing business at Whitewood, SK, Florence ran the office while Emile was at work in the community. In 1976 the family moved to Medicine Hat, AB where Emile continued his plumbing career. Florence went to work at the Sears department store for its grand opening in 1980, she naturally worked in the plumbing department, and worked there until her retirement. Florence loved to garden and was very happy when she was playing in the dirt. She enjoyed playing cards and doing crafts, making quilts for all her children and grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, at 1:00 p.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment to follow at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Florence’s memory may be made to Friends of Medalta, 713 Medalta Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 3K9 or The Lung Association Alberta/NWT Division, P.O. Box 4700, Station South, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 9Z9. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Florence Gervais. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1917 ~ EDITH PAHL ~ 2019

Edith Pahl of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Gilf Pahl, passed away on Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 at the age of 101 years. Edith leaves to cherish her memory her children, LeRay (Jo Ann) Pahl of Medicine Hat, Sharon LaBrie (John) of Winnipeg, MB and Gary Pahl (Kerry) of Medicine Hat; grandchildren, Scott (Gina), Dan (Shauna), Steve (Vanessa), Cindi (Brad) Ziemer, Tracy (Joel) Van Gorp, Cheryl LaBrie, Jennifer Pahl and Nolan (Cortney) Pahl; fifteen great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; one great-great granddaughter; and numerous nephews and nieces.  Edith was predeceased by her husband, Gilf; daughter-in-law, Judy; as well as her brother and sister.  A private family service to celebrate Edith’s life will be held in late Spring.  Memorial gifts in Edith’s memory may be made to the Medicine Hat & District Health Foundation, 666 – 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6.  Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Edith Pahl.  Funeral arrangements entrusted to

1942 ~ KENNETH DECK ~ 2019

Michael Kenneth “Ken” Deck of Medicine Hat passed away on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 at the age of 76 years. The Funeral Mass was celebrated yesterday at HOLY FAMILY PARISH. Memorial gifts in Ken’s memory may be made to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Ken Deck. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1924 ~ HERBERT DUNN ~ 2019

It is with profound sadness that we said goodbye to Herbert Dunn on Friday, April 12th, 2019.
A Celebration of Herb’s life was held yesterday at Crestwood Mennonite Brethren Church. Donations in Herb’s memory may be made to Golden K Kiwanis or Alzheimer Society. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Herbert Dunn. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1928 ~ WILF SCHEUERMAN ~ 2019

Wilf Scheuerman of Medicine Hat passed away on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019. Born in Duchess, AB on July 9th, 1928 he was one of 4 children to Edward and Elizabeth Scheuerman. He was predeceased by his beautiful wife, Margaret on April 24th, 2015. They had celebrated 65 years of marriage. Wilf and Margaret started their life together in Duchess and moved to Medicine Hat with 3 young daughters which was an important decision at Wilf’s age of 23. He was a proud, hard-working and self-motivated father of 7 children, 15 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. As a respected business owner of Southern Car and Trailer Sales, Cozy Home Furnishings and lastly Holiday RV Super Centre, he had won many awards for his accomplishments. He went through some difficult times but worked diligently and continued to persevere always coming out on top. He will be sadly missed by his seven children, Tyrril (Don) Tonks of Salmon Arm, Peggy (Dale) Reimer of Calgary, Jan (Terry) Seitz, Mark (Jenine), Pam (Dale) Fandrick, Stewart (Jasmina), Kurt (Tannis, who passed away September 8th, 2016) of Calgary; grandchildren, Dillon (Renee) Tonks, Erin (Jeff) Wiseman, Brianne (Scott) Hamilton, Whitney (Doug) King, Jonathan (Kathleen) Seitz, Sean (Angela) Seitz, Cole (Michelle) Scheuerman, Scott (Jenny) Scheuerman, Keri (Chad) Schiebelbein, Tyson (Jill) Fandrick, Clayton (Natalea) Fandrick, Mitchell (Shannon) Scheuerman, Savannah (Kyle) Scheuerman, Lucas Scheuerman and Niklas Scheuerman. Dad loved singing with his family and listening to music. Together with Mom they enjoyed their Sunday drives, checking out the crops and stopping along the way to do some fishing. They were also fortunate to be able to travel extensively, visiting such places as Europe, Japan, South Korea and Hawaii. Our memories of Dad will live on in all of our hearts. May he find peace in his eternal life. There will be a private family internment with Reverend Shane Hein of St. Peter Lutheran Church officiating. Memorial gifts in Wilf’s memory may be made to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, 200, 119 – 14th Street NW, Calgary, AB T1A 7L5. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Wilf Scheuerman. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1927 ~ AGNES HERINGER ~ 2019

Agnes Mary Heringer of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Calvin Heringer, passed away on Friday, April 19th, 2019 at the age of 91 years.  The Funeral Mass was celebrated Saturday at HOLY FAMILY PARISH.  Memorial gifts in Agnes' memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Agnes Heringer.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1938 ~ Kenneth Schmidt ~ 2019



“Family ties are precious threads
No matter where we roam
They draw us close to those we love
And pull our hearts toward home.”

On the morning of April 17th, 2019, we lost the head of our family, Ken Schmidt of Redcliff, AB. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Gail, and his most prized possessions, his family. Sandy (Cody and Christy, Shayna, William, and Wyatt); (Kyler and Ashley, Knoxx and Jury) Moser, Penny (Trina) Schultz, Kendra and Mitch (Kelsi and Adam, Colton) Seifert, Jolaine ( Jordon and Jared) Hepfner; brother Dennis (Ruth) Schmidt; sister-in-law, Pat Schmidt; brother-in-law, Joe (Laurie) McFadzen; sister-in-law, Elaine Fischer; numerous nieces and nephews; and his favourite four-legged companion, Brewster.
Ken’s career started at Dominion Glass and carried on to Cancarb Ltd. until his retirement in 1994. During this time he also served on the Redcliff Volunteer Fire Department for over 50 years, several of those years as fire chief. Ken was also a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion Redcliff Branch. Always an active sports participant, Ken loved to golf and play hockey. He coached hockey for several years and later in his life was his grandsons number one fan.
A Private Family Service of Remembrance will be held at a later date to celebrate his life. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Joseph’s Home, 156 – 3rd Street NE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5M1. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Ken Schmidt. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to