Medicine Hat Obituaries

 

1932 ~ BETTY KLUZAK ~ 2019

Elizabeth (Betty) Jean Kluzak passed peacefully with family at her side at the Sunnyside Care Centre in Medicine Hat on November 8th, 2019 at the age of 87 years. A celebration of Betty’s life was held on Saturday at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL. Memorial donations may be made in Betty’s name to the Climax United Church. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condoleces@saamis.com subject heading Betty Kluzak. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to to

1928 ~ ANNA VOLK ~ 2019

Anna “Anne” Volk of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Andrew Volk, passed away on Thursday, November 14th, 2019 at the age of 91 years. Anne also leaves to cherish her memory her sons Ron (Laura) Volk and his children Mike (Leslie), Scott (Jill), and Crystal (Russ); Rick (Patty) Volk and their children Richelle and Alyssa; her daughters Vivian Dulle (Dennis) and her children Chalsey (Phil) Goudet and Cory (Kiera) and Pearl (Maurice) Cornet and their children, Joshua (Erin) and Brianne (Bryce) Dirk; as well as Dennis Lamy, father of Shelley (Stefan), Stacy (Jason), Jamie, Christine Thompson and Unice Lowey; 22 great-grandchildren; brother Valentine (Annie) Hoffner; sisters Helen Leismeister Frances DeBoer and Irene Hoffner; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Anne was predeceased by her husband Andrew Volk; her parents John and Mary Hoffner; one son David in infancy; and daughter Violet Lamy; three brothers Martin, Johnny and Adam Hoffner; and three sisters Katie Wendham, Phyllis Hoffman and Mildred Heinz. Anne was born in Vibank, Saskatchewan. She moved to Medicine Hat and that is where she met Andrew Volk. They were married on October 16th, 1948 and together they started and raised their family. Anne loved baking, gardening, and cooking. She enjoyed spending time with her friends and family; bowling or playing BINGO. As the family grew, she loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Anne will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her. The family would like to thank the Good Samaritan Society for the professional care and support they provided to Anne. A private family time of remembrance will be held. Memorial gifts in Anne’s memory may be made one’s charity of choice. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Anne Volk. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1923 ~ THEMLA MCLUHAN ~ 2019

Thelma McLuhan of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late John McLuhan, passed away on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 at the age of 95 years. The Funeral Service was held on Saturday at RIVER VALLEY COMMUNITY CHURCH. Memorial gifts in Thelma's memory may be made to the Gideons International in Canada. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Thelma McLuhan. A private interment will be conducted at the Robsart, Saskatchewan cemetery on a date to be announced when her extended family can be convened. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1927 – AUGUST STOLZ, JR. – 2019

August Stolz, Jr., passed away quietly and peacefully at his home (Sunnyside Nursing Home) on Friday, November 8th, 2019 at the age of 92 years. The funeral service was held yesterday at South Country Village-Sunnyside Care Centre, Wuerfel Auditorium. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1972 ~ COLIN FISCHER ~ 2019

Mr. Colin James Fischer passed away suddenly on Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 at the age of 47 years. The Funeral Service was held at the CYPRESS CENTRE on Saturday, November 9th, 2019. Memorial gifts in Colin's memory may be made to HALO or to the Medicine Hat Ronald McDonald House. Condolences may be sent through www.condolences@saamis.com subject heading Colin Fischer. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1919 ~ ESTHER SUSANNA KLECKNER ~ 2019

Esther Susanna Kleckner quietly and peacefully left our world and passed into the arms of God on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the age of 100 years. The Funeral Service was held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNNERAL CHAPEL on Saturday, November 9th, 2019. Memorial gifts in Esther’s memory may be made to South Country Village. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Esther Kleckner. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1946 ~ KEN MARRAN ~ 2019

Mr. Ken Marran, beloved husband of the late, Irene Marran, passed away on November 7th, 2019. The Funeral Mass was celebrated yesterday at HOLY FAMILY PARISH. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Ken Marran. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1934 ~ FERN PARTINGTON MUIRHEAD ~ 2019

Fern Partington Muirhead passed away on Sunday, October 13th, 2019 at the age of 85 years. The funeral service was held on Saturday, November 9th, 2019 at St. John’s Presbyterian Church. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1966 ~ ANGELA DAVISON ~ 2019

Angela Davison (nee Larson) passed away peacefully in Medicine Hat hospital on November 6th, 2019, with family and friends by her side. She was braver than she thought or knew, facing her mortality head-on with a smile. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband (Peter); daughters, Nicole and Toni, father, stepmom, sister, brothers, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends she made along the way. A big thank you to Homecare and the staff of 2 North who cared for her and who were there for her, you will all always be in our hearts. Angela will silently be remembered by her family. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1943 ~ GRACE ALCOCK ~ 2019

Margaret Grace Alcock (nee Wartman) passed away peacefully on November 3rd, 2019 at the age of 76. She was beloved wife of Boyd Alcock and the oldest of five in the family of David and Florence Wartman. She was born on March 31st, 1943 at Aylsham, SK., and was blessed with a loving family and countless friends. Through her kind and caring nature, she had the gift of bringing the sparkle of fun, compassion and connection to all. She will be forever cherished and sadly missed. She was predeceased by her parents, Florence and David; brother, Merle; brother-in-law, Earl Breadner; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Maurice and Dorothy Alcock. She leaves behind her husband, Boyd; three children, Arlayna Alcock, Kerry (Michelle) Alcock, and Sheldon (Renee) Alcock; as well as her grandchildren, Megan, Siddaly, Morgan and Quinn Alcock who lit up her life. She also will not be forgotten by her sisters, Ruth (George) Kozun, Judy (Claude) Pruden; brother, Jack (Valerie) Wartman; sister-in-law, Delma Breadner; as well as many nieces and nephews. Grace attended school in Alysham, SK until grade 12 when she graduated from Nipawin Composite High School in 1961. She then attended Saskatoon Teacher’s College for one year and then went on to the University of Saskatchewan. She enjoyed working as an elementary music and art teacher. Grace married her high school sweetheart, Boyd Alcock on July 3, 1965. After teaching in Tisdale and Harris, SK they left for Medicine Hat where she has spent the greater part of her life. Over her lifetime, she was deeply involved in the community through her involvement in many organizations and activities throughout the years. She was part of several choirs. She also volunteered as a Westminster United Church Trustee, member, and Chair of the church board. She was involved with the retired Teacher’s Association, Rotary Music Festival, Hatterland Children’s Theatre, and the Business and Professional Women’s Association alumni. Her free time was spent doing aquasize, line dancing, walking, golfing, traveling, and spending time with her beautiful grandchildren. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, and she will be dearly missed by everyone she loved cared for and touched. The Funeral Service will be held at WESTMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 101 - 6th Street SE, on Friday, November 8th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Helen Reid officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Grace's memory may be made to Carmel Hospice at St. Joseph’s Home, 156 – 3rd Street NE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5M1 or to Hatterland Children’s Theatre, Box 24007 Crestwood, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8M8. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Grace Alcock. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1953 ~ GREG ANDERSON ~ 2019

Gregory Jay Anderson, beloved son of Phyllis and (the late) Jay Anderson, passed away in Medicine Hat on November 5th, 2019 at the age of 66 years. Greg is a dear brother to Kirk Anderson of Toronto, Mark (Margaret) Anderson of Calgary, and Clay Anderson of Edmonton. Greg also leaves to cherish his memory his niece Hannah Anderson, and his nieces and nephew Tara (Jeff) Bartlett, Beth (Sheridan) Green, Lindsay (Taylor) King, Jay (Brittany) Anderson and their children. Greg was predeceased by his father Jay and his sister-in-law Jan. Greg was born to Jay and Phyllis (née Hansen) Anderson in Lethbridge on July 18th, 1953, the first of four sons, and grew up in a very close and loving family. Greg’s educational achievements include graduating as a gold medalist with a BA in Economics. Greg’s career began as a reserve officer and founding member of Air Command in Winnipeg. He then moved on to the Credit Union System in Manitoba where he had a long and highly successful career, serving in multiple executive and advisory roles. Commencing in 2013, Greg gradually moved into retirement, allowing him to spend more time with his family and in church service. Greg’s passions included spending time with family, golf, reading, technology and driving. He will always be remembered for his ever-present smile, equanimity and dedication to family. Friends can greet the family and express condolences in the Relief Society Room of THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, 7 Sierra Boulevard SW, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. on Tuesday, November 12th. The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel (above location) on

STEWART FAUSER

On November 2nd, 2019, Mr. Stewart Fauser unexpectedly passed away at the age of 68 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Ruth Ann; Daughter, Amanda Borle (Blain) of Barrhead; Sons, Sheldon Fauser (Natalie) of Spruce Grove, Aaron Fauser (Andrea) of Edmonton; his 7 grandchildren, Hunter, Holden, Marie, Skylar, Daxan, Georgia and Eli; Mother, Ruth Fauser of Medicine Hat; Brother, Greg Fauser (Karen) of Calgary; Nephews, Timothy (Melissa), Mark (Christina); Great Niece, Kylie all of Calgary; as well as other numerous family members, countless friends and coworkers. Stewart is predeceased by his father, Fred Fauser. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to all the staff and volunteers at the Rockyview General Hospital. At Stewart’s request no funeral service will be held, a Come and Go Celebration will be held at the SAAMIS CREEKSIDE CENTRE, 11 Dunmore Road SE, on Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 from 1:30 until 4:30 p.m. Come and share your stories. In lieu of flowers, donations are gratefully accepted to the Prostate Cancer Centre at the Rockyview General Hospital, 6500, 7007 – 14th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2V 1P9 or to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, 200, 119 – 14th Street NW, Calgary, AB T1A 7L5 or to The Lung Association Alberta/NWT Division, P.O. Box 4700 Station South, Edmonton, Alberta, T6E 9Z9. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condoences@saamis.com subject heading Stewart Fauser. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1940 ~ LORETTA JANS ~ 2019

Loretta Jans, beloved wife of Edgar Jans of Medicine Hat, passed away on Sunday, November 3rd, 2019, at the age of 79 years. Loretta also leaves to cherish her memory her children, Deb (Dan) Noga, Warren (Sandra) Jans, Denise (Ernie) Welz, & Corinne Jans; her grandchildren, Joyce (Shane) Krause & children Laila & Daphne, Sheldon (Katina) Noga & children Jessica & Axle, Lisa Jans (Dillon Fauser) & son Lemmy, Tracy (Kyle) Konynenbelt & son Kade, Carla Jans (Sean Starosta), Kevin Welz, Kyle (Crystal) Welz, Bryce (Shanelle) Welz; her sister, Marjorie Hyatt; her sisters-in-law, Aase Bauer, Florence Jans & Gertie Jans; her brother-in-law, Elmer Jans; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and extended family. Loretta was predeceased by her parents, Gottlieb and Meta (Knodel) Bauer; her parents-in-law, Fred and Elizabeth (Sulz) Jans; and her brother, Horace Bauer. Loretta will always be remembered for her love of others, her kindness and generosity, her bright smile and her sweet and caring personality. She always insisted on hosting all the numerous family gatherings every year; of course she also had to make all the hot foods and the rest of the family could bring salads and desserts. Loretta loved gardening; always growing enough vegetables to feed a few families every year. In her 'spare' time, Loretta hauled bales, worked the land, fed lots of exotic animals and birds, took care of a large yard with lawn, flowers and trees, took care of children, then grandchildren, and even found time to sew, do crafts, and teach herself to play the organ, piano, and accordion. The family would like to thank St. Joseph’s Carmel Hospice for their excellent care of Loretta. A Celebration of Life will be held at VICTORY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2793 Southview Drive SE, on Friday, November 8th, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Jim Bredeson officiating. Interment will follow at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Loretta's memory may be made to the Carmel Hospice at 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 Loretta Jans. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1932 ~ JUANITA LUKER ~ 2019

Mrs. Juanita Emaleta Luker of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Earl Luker, passed away on Thursday, October 31st, 2019 at the age of 87 years. The Funeral Service was held yesterday at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL. Memorial gifts in Juanita’s memory may be made to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre c/o Medicine Hat and District Health Foundation or to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Juanita Luker. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1936 ~ AUDREY OLSEN ~ 2019

Audrey Janet Olsen, beloved wife of Lloyd Olsen of Medicine Hat, passed away on Friday, November 1st, 2019 at the age of 83 years. Audrey was born in Bienfait, Saskatchewan on September 26th, 1936 and grew up in Northgate, Saskatchewan, moved to Radville and then to Estevan, Saskatchewan. She married Lloyd Olsen in 1958. Lloyd and Audrey started an oilfield service company in Estevan and were very successful. They moved to Medicine Hat in 1973. In 2017 they both moved to Masterpiece Southlands on November 6th, 2017. At Audrey's request no formal funeral services will be held. A Private Family Interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Audrey Olsen. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1934 ~ JOAN GOLDIE ~ 2019

Florence “Joan” Goldie of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Hugh Goldie, passed away on Friday, November 1st, 2019 at the age of 84 years. Joan leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Gini (Darrell) Greene of Medicine Hat; her son, David “Jamie” Goldie (Karen) of Burnaby, BC; six grandchildren, Kathy Goldie (Jay), Jeff Goldie (Christine), Stephanie Greene (Michael), Carly Greene (Jeff), Evan MacDonald and Jacob MacDonald; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Billie Brier of Medicine Hat; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Joan was predeceased by her husband, Hugh Goldie; two sons, Johnny Goldie and Greg Goldie; her father, Raymond Passmore; her mother, Dorothy Van Wert; and one sister, Lois Black. Joan will always be remembered for her kindness, generosity, love of people, and her incredible sense of humour. The family would like to thank the Teeoda Lodge and AgeCare Valleyview for their excellent care of Joan. A Private Family Time of Remembrance will take place in the Spring of 2020. Memorial gifts in Joan’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 Joan Goldie. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to