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Medicine Hat Obituaries

1981 ~ Leslie McLennan ~ 2022

It is with profound sadness that we share the passing of Leslie Lynne McLennan on Wednesday, September 20, 2022, at the age of 41 years. Leslie was born into the arms of her parents, Archie (Millie) McLennan and Cherry McLennan, in Medicine Hat, August 14, 1981. Leslie was watched over by her older sister, Kelly McLennan, her entire life. Three years after her birth, she was blessed to have her brother, Ian McLennan, to share her life with. Her cat, Snowball, joined the family to provide endless cuddles. In high school, she gained a Finnish exchange-student sister, Vilma Karkkainen. Leslie was also known as Les, Lettuce, Lechuga, Banner, Lester, and it goes on (to disclose more would make her apoplectic!). Leslie was loved by her extended family including stepbrothers, Jason (Maya) Becker and Dwayne (Jessica) Becker; grandfather, Tom Spence; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins; as well as family members who have predeceased her. Throughout her life she was known to befriend her friend’s children, and they became a part of her family. She had a special connection with Erin Vossler and her three beautiful girls, Tala, Elei, and Sina; who brought absolute joy and love into Leslie’s life. Together they played, danced, and had sleepovers letting the cares of the outer world fade away. No words can express the loss and heartache her passing has caused. Leslie was a smiley, kind-hearted, vibrant, friendly, hard-working, smart, strong, hilarious (and don’t tell her otherwise, as she’ll again become apoplectic), passionate, and caring person. She had a gift of quickly making connections with people, which is why she made friends wherever her life took her. When Leslie walked into a room, she had smiles and hugs for everyone! Leslie was a McCoy Highschool ’99 Grad, and later completed her degree in Kinesiology at the U of R. Following her schooling, she worked extensively in the service industry - Medicine Hat, Calgary, and the Shuswap, sprinkled with bouts of travelling overseas. She taught English in Progreso, Mexico and Masan, Korea. She backpacked Fiji, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Panama. She looked back on these times as some of her most precious years. Changing gears in 2012, she moved back to Medicine Hat, obtained her Class 1, and began working in the male dominated, oil and gas and seasonal construction industries. Leslie paved the way for other female workers because on more than one occasion she joined teams who had never had a female work with them. Throughout her life, Leslie excelled in sports. As a child, she was a competitive Salta gymnast. In her early adult years, she captained the MHC Rattler Women’s Soccer team and was offered a scholarship to play and captain the University of Regina Cougars. Her strength in soccer inspired the men’s team, which is how she deservedly earned the name Banner. Leslie, albeit strong, was also gentle and ever so thoughtful. She wanted to make a difference in our world. Through the many, many incredible people she touched in her short life with her passion, smiles, laughs, quick wit, and twinkling eyes her memory, spirit, and influence will live on. Leslie you are loved forever and always. The Memorial Service will be held at the Carriage House, Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede Grounds 2055 - 21 Avenue SE Medicine Hat, Alberta, on Friday, September 30th, 2022 at 2:00 pm with Reverend Dr. Shane Andrus officiating. If unable to attend, family and friends are welcome to participate via livestream by logging on to www.saamis.com and joining the live webcast on Leslie’s memorial page at the above date and time. A virtual guest book is available on the livestream page for those participating remotely. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 204 – 1865 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 1Z8 or to the Medicine Hat Community Foundation of South Eastern Alberta, 104, 430 – 6th Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2S8. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Leslie McLennan. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1946 ~ Garry McDonald ~ 2022

Garry Allen McDonald of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of Marlene McDonald, passed away on Monday, September 19th, 2022 at the age of 76 years. Garry leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Marlene McDonald; children, Carol McDonald, Kathy Lavoie, Kevin Gallinger, Karen (DJ) Worrell, Christina (Ryan) McNeil, Donna McDonald, and Pam McDonald; 17 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Roy (Edna) McDonald and Brian McDonald; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Garry was predeceased by parents, Murray and Phyllis McDonald. Garry was a fantastic carpenter and taught many others his skills. He was a hockey fan as well as an avid fisherman. Garry dearly loved his grandchildren and spending time with his family. Memorial gifts in Garry's memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 220, 6223 – 2 Street SE, Calgary, AB T2H 1J5 and/or Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, PO Box 460 STN K, Toronto, ON M4P 9Z9. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Garry McDonald. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

October 14, 1927 ~ Michael James Yasinchuk ~ September 18, 2022

It is with heavy hearts and fond memories that we announce the sudden passing of Michael Yasinchuk. Michael was born in Warsaw, Poland on October 14, 1927. He passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s in Medicine Hat, Alberta on September 18, 2022 at the age of 94. He is survived by his daughters, Lynn Purych, Deneen & Twyla Yasinchuk; his sister, Stella McKone; his brother, Johnny (Nadine) Yasinchuk; and by many nieces, nephews, and grandchildren. Michael and his family emigrated from Poland in 1930 to Saskatchewan where they lived with family until settling in the Moon Lake district. Michael was an industrious, hard-working, social, kind, caring man who loved life. He was a self-taught “Jack of All Trades”. He worked in the coal mines, oilfield, railroad, trucking industry, farming, mechanics, and pipe-fitting. Michael spent much of his retirement years in Terrace, B.C singing at the local pub, picking mushrooms and hanging with the guys at Gus’s Pool Hall. In 2010, he moved to Medicine Hat to be with his daughters. His greatest joys were spending time with his family and friends. He will be forever missed. The Memorial Service will be held at Saamis Memorial Funeral chapel, 1 Dunmore Road, SE, Medicine Hat, Ab on Monday, September 26, 2022 at 1:30 pm with Rev. Roland Weisbrot officiating. If unable to attend, family and friends are welcome to participate via livestream by logging on to www.saamis.com and joining the live webcast on Michael’s memorial page at the above date and time. A virtual guest book is available on the livestream page for those participating remotely. Memorial gifts in Michael’s name may be made to S.P.C.A., 55 Southview Drive SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Michael Yasinchuk. Funeral arrangements by

1972 ~ Stephan Andrew Francis Devonshire ~ 2022

Stephan Andrew Francis Devonshire left this earthly realm on August 3, 2022 at the age of 49 years. He leaves to cherish his memory his sons, Ryan, Matthew, and Andrew; mum and dad, Gwyn and Mick Devonshire; sister, Shirma Rose; niece, Mikyla; nephew, Camden; and will also be fondly remembered by many family and friends around the world. He was predeceased by his infant brother, Glynn Tilney. Stephan was born in Poole, Dorset, England on October 19th, 1972. He travelled in a sky cot aboard an old Hercules to Gibralta at seven weeks of age. This started his life as a “Pads Brat”; first returning to Ripon, North Yorkshire and then Hamelin, Germany, and finally arriving at Ralston, AB at the age of four years. He grew up to be an outdoorsman…attending summer camps wherever they took him, Beavers to Boy Scouts, and Cadets to SALH. Stephan joined the regular forces when his second son was born…pretty fair to say he was “Army Barmy” from a young age. Stephan also loved soccer and rugby. He attended school in Medicine Hat; Rossglen, Alexandra Middle school, and Medicine High School. After high school he was admitted into the drafting program in Lethbridge. His dad, Mick, taught him mechanics and while he was in the Armed Forces he completed his Heavy Duty mechanics. Friends and family fondly called Stephan “fix it” or “fetch it”. He would help anyone in need of assistance with building or mechanical projects. He will be sorely missed. The last few years, “the Covid period” has not been kind to many. A memorial service was held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB. Please, in lieu of flowers, take a few moments to reach out to your fellow man in need. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Stephan Devonshire.

1960 ~ John Lees ~ 2022

John Lees

John Lees of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of Cheryl Lees, passed away on Thursday, September 15th, 2022 at the age of 61 years. John leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Cheryl Lees; sons, Peter (Terri) Lees and Jamie (Victoria) Lees; grandchildren, Connor, Derek, Chloe, Brandon, Sarah, Jenna, and Charlotte; his father, John Sr. Lees; sisters, Pamela (Troy) Strandberg and Bonny (Jeremy) Moulton; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his mother, Ruth Lees. John was a truck driver for over 25 years and enjoyed travelling. He was a Monopoly champ and “could never lose”. John loved to visit family and friends whenever possible. He will be missed and loved always and forever. John’s family would like to thank all the nurses and doctors for their wonderful care of John over the last months, both in Calgary and Medicine Hat. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5, on Wednesday, September 21st, 2022 at 2:00 pm with Pastor Shane Hein officiating. Interment will follow at SAAMIS PRAIRIE VIEW CEMETERY. Memorial gifts in John's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2P5. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading John Lees. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1935 ~ Mary Thompson ~ 2022

The life of Mary Thompson (Boksteyn) (nee Rayment) will be celebrated at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel, 1 Dunmore Road, SE Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5 on Saturday, September 17th, 2022 at 1:00 pm with Shelly Bassett officiating. If unable to attend, family and friends are welcome to participate via livestream by logging on to www.saamis.com and joining the live webcast on Mary’s memorial page at the above date and time. A virtual guest book is available on the livestream page for those participating remotely. Memorial gifts in Mary’s name may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Mary Thompson. Funeral arrangements by

1951 ~ Chryle Bascom ~ 2022

Chryle Fay Bascom (nee Finkbeiner), loving wife of Daryl Bascom, passed away suddenly, September 14th, 2021 at the age of 69 years. Chryle's memory will live on through her children, Marla (Colin) Smith and their children, Codee, Cassidy, Carissa and Coy; Lane (Chantel) Bascom and their son Wiley; grandsons, Mason and Connor Appell; brother, Don (Darcy) Finkbeiner and their children, James and Randy; and all brother and sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends. Chryle was predeceased by her parents, Sam and Marg Finkbeiner and daughter, Marti Appell. The Graveside service will be held at Redcliff Cemetery,700 Block of 2 nd St. SW, Redcliff, AB on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 1:00 pm. A social will be held following the graveside service at the Hamptons Hotel, 2510 Box Springs Blvd NW, Medicine Hat, AB. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Chryle Bascom. Funeral arrangements by

1935 ~ Margaret Louise (Peggy) Lutz ~ 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce that Peggy Lutz of Redcliff, passed away on Friday, September 9th, 2022 at the age of 87 years. Peggy leaves to cherish her memory her children, Nelson Lutz (Darcie Acton) of Widewater, AB and Pat (Ken) Martin of Brownfield, AB; grandchildren, Natasha (Mark), Geoffrey (Kara) and Olivia; great-grandchildren, Fletcher, Emerson, Karley and Peyton; brother, Clifford Dacre of Redcliff, AB; special neighbors, Ted and Beth Turner and Jackie and Scott Harrison. Peggy was an active member of the St. Ambrose Church and sang in the choir for 70 years. She was also a brownie leader and had received a Redcliff Volunteer Citizen of the Year award in 2012. She was a school secretary and worked for the Town of Redcliff for many years. In Peggy’s free time she loved golfing, baking, gardening, stained glass and quilting, her greatest joy was her family and she loved everything about being a grandmother and great grandmother. Her family was her pride and joy. Peggy and Vic loved to have family and friends over for meals and to play cards. Peggy was predeceased by her parents, James Dacre and Joan Stevens; her spouse, Victor Lutz; as well as her parents-in-law, numerous sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, two nephews and one niece. The Graveside Service will be held at Redcliff Cemetery on Friday, October 7th, 2022 at 1:00 pm with Dr. David J. Carter officiating. Memorial gifts in Margaret's memory may be made to the St. Ambrose Memorial fund, 505-5 Street, SE, Redcliff, AB, T0J 2P2, Redcliff Library, 131 Main St S, Redcliff, AB T0J 2P2 or Redcliff Golf Course, 700 Redcliff Way SE, Redcliff, AB T0J 2P0. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Margaret Lutz. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1971 ~ Vanessa Young-Pahl ~ 2022

Vanessa Leanne Young-Pahl passed away in Medicine Hat, AB on September 7th, 2022. She is survived by her loving husband of 13 years, Stephen Pahl; and is also lovingly remembered by her daughter, Maloney Young; brother, Shane and Karen Briggs as well as their family, Hunter, Trey, and Tucker; LeRay and JoAnn Pahl; Scott and Gina Pahl as well as their family, Alli, Logan, and Kaden; Dan and Shauna Pahl as well as their child, Madison; Scott and Jessica Eresman as well as their child, Brody; Logan and Shayna Straub; Steve and Nichol Enslen as well as their family, Melissa and Alisha; and Pat Jamieson. Vanessa was predeceased by her mother, Rose Marie Hagel. Vanessa loved to cook, read, do crosswords, scrapbook, travel, and especially loved playing games with family and friends. She will be forever remembered as the fun and crazy auntie!! She had a sympathetic ear and a huge heart and was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it. She especially loved volunteering at the Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Medicine Hat Women's Shelter (Phoenix Safe House), P.O. Box 2500, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 8G8. Condolences for the family may be sent at www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Vanessa Pahl. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1939 ~ Stanley Clarke “Stan” Hoffman ~ 2022

Mr. Stan Hoffman of Medicine Hat passed away on Wednesday, September 7th, 2022 at the age of 83 years. Stan was born March 30th, 1939 at Three Hills, AB. Stan was the youngest of three children of Sigmund and Marie Hoffman. Stan was raised in the Edson area and shortly after high school he enlisted in the RCAF serving three years in the Maritimes. Upon discharge from the military he pursued a number of interests including a five year tour in the oilfield/construction industry having worked on the Banff/Jasper Highway and the Waterton Dam. Stan volunteered for many activities outside of his daily work and served many years as a volunteer fireman in Peace River, the last several years as a Fire Chief for the town of Peace River and the correctional centre adjacent to the town of Peace River. Prior to entering the Alberta Correctional Service, where Stan started as a guard and retired as the Director of the Medicine Hat Remand Centre, he served as a full-time fireman with the 3950 Air tanker Refueling Group – USAF, at Cold Lake, AB. He also served a short period of time as a police constable in Northern Alberta. Stan leaves to cherish his memory, his children, Glen (Tracey) Hoffman, of Pincher Creek, AB and Shawna (Ryan) Felesky of Medicine Hat; and their mother, Judy Fried; grandchildren, Kaitlin (Caleb), Kyle, Rylan, and Reid; nephews, Jim Dau and Barry Dau; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Sigmund and Marie Hoffman; brother, Fred; and his sister, Betty. In keeping with Stan’s wishes there will be no formal service. The private family interment was held at SAAMIS PRAIRIE VIEW CEMETERY in Medicine Hat. Those wishing to make a donation in Stan’s memory may so do with a gift to the Provincial RCMP Crime Stopper’s Fund. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Stanley Hoffman. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1937 ~ Marjorie Wolstenholme ~ 2022

We are saddened to announce the passing of Marjorie Ellen Wolstenholme on September 7, 2022. Marj was born to Howard and Gladys Clark on March 18, 1937 in Carman, Manitoba. Marj met her future husband Bob in Whitehorse, Yukon while both were serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force. They were married in 1957 in Lac la Biche, Alberta. To this union three children were born. They made their home in Stettler in 1978 and Marj retired from the ATB there in 1984. The pair have been enjoying life in Medicine Hat for the past 30 years with yearly anticipated visits to Mesquite, NV. Marj leaves to mourn her loss her husband of 65 years, Bob; children, Joanne (Collen) Bootsman, Blake Wolstenholme, and Dyan (Terry) Nims; six grandchildren, Karen (Phil) Zaugg, Matt (Melissa) Bootsman, Amberly (Daniel) Allers, Brandon Nims, Kyle (Kendra) Nims, Katie (Mark) Nims; 13 great grandchildren; one brother, Fred Clark and many other relatives and dear friends. There will be a Come and Go Tea on Saturday, September 24, 2022 from 2-5 pm at 24 East Glen Crt. SE, Medicine Hat, AB. In lieu of flowers, a donation to an animal rescue organization in Marj’s name would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Marj Wolstenholme. Funeral arrangements by

1939 ~ Lolita Adams ~ 2022

Lolita Adams of Medicine Hat, passed away on Sunday, September 4th, 2022 at the age of 82 years. She leaves to cherish her memory her granddaughter, Shianne Monti; great-granddaughter, Keightyn. Lolita was one of seven children, is now survived by one brother and one sister. She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Arnold; and son, Jonathan. She will be remembered silently by her family and her wish is to return to the Philippines. Memorial gifts in Lolita’s name may be made to the Veiner Centre, 225 Woodman Ave SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 3H2. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Lolita Adams. Funeral arrangements entrusted to

1940 ~ Helen Retelback ~ 2022

Helen Retelback (nee Moore) of Medicine Hat, passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Home on Saturday, August 27th, 2022 at the age of 82 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Brenda (Don) Weiss; grandchildren, Ronny (Kendra) Weiss, Randy Weiss, Raven (Cole) Weiss; brother, Rick (Darren) Moore; brother-in-law, Cliff Sackman; as well as numerous great-grandchildren, nephews, and nieces. Helen was predeceased by her parents, Richard and Helen Moore; son, Glenn Retelback; sisters, Bea McCallum and Jess Sackman; and nephew, Warren Besplug. Helen was a woman of many passions. Her hobbies and interest included reading and gardening. She loved her garden and enjoyed time spent on her deck admiring her flowers. She loved everything and anything to do with Elvis Presley but her greatest love was her family and friends and she devoted as much time as she could to them. No funeral or memorial service is immediately planned. Memorial gifts in Helen’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 or the S.P.C.A., 55 Southview Drive SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Helen Retelback. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1935 ~ Bruce Stengler ~ 2022

Bruce Stengler of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of Mavis Stengler, passed away on Sunday, August 21st, 2022 at the age of 87 years. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Mavis; one son, David, and his wife, Reta of Medicine Hat; daughters, Denise and her husband, Oscar Medina, and Dianne Andjelic and her husband, Michael, all of Calgary; four grandchildren, Sheena and Shyla from Medicine Hat, and Sebastian and Bryanne from Calgary; one great-granddaughter, Emma; one sister, Julie Beitel and her husband, Marv of Medicine Hat; as well as his extended family. Bruce was predeceased by his parents. He was born in Mankota, SK and took his schooling there. He moved to Moose Jaw, SK and worked at the Moose Jaw Union Hospital as a nursing orderly. He then moved to Vancouver, BC in 1957 and worked at the Vancouver General Hospital. He married Mavis Sunde in 1957 and moved to Medicine Hat. He then worked at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital as a nursing orderly, then the last 12 years in the maintenance department as a carpenter. He retired in 1990. In the 1970’s and 80’s, Bruce was very much involved in women’s hockey, taking players to several tournaments in Western Canada. Following retirement, he became interested in bronze art and has made several sculptures. In recent years, he belonged to the Strathcona Art Club and has enjoyed water colour painting. Bruce enjoyed camping and fishing with his family and spending a lot of the summers at their cabin in Saskatchewan. As an expression of sympathy, those wishing to remember Bruce may do so with a donation to Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, PO Box 460 STN K, Toronto, ON M4P 9Z9. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5, on Sunday, August 28th, 2022 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel on Sunday, August 28th at 7:00 pm. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, 238 - 2nd Avenue NE Medicine Hat, AB T1A 5Z9, on Monday, August 29th, 2022, at 11:00 am with Fr. Roque Pereira, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Bruce Stengler. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1924 - Ivy “Muriel” Snowdon ~ 2022

Miss Ivy “Muriel” Snowdon passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 17th, 2022 at the age of 97 years. She leaves to cherish her memory her two nieces, Norma Mueller (David Gourlay) and Lynn Moore (Jim); nephews, Ron Cyster and Mark Snowdon(Jill); great-nephews, Aaron Cyster and Nathan Snowdon; great-nieces, Pierce and Makenzie; as well as three great-great nieces and nephews and several cousins. Aunt Muriel will join her parents, John and Florence Snowdon; sisters, Daisy Snowdon and Connie Cyster; and brother, Keith Snowdon. Muriel was born on the family farm in Pettapiece, Manitoba. Muriel was a teacher and she taught in many places around the world including England, Panama, Dawson City, Montreal and Kamloops. Upon her retirement, she moved to Medicine Hat, AB. She enjoyed travelling and went to places like Egypt, Australia, Amazon River cruise, Galapagos Islands, Japan, the Orient and Hawaii to name a few. Muriel enjoyed her garden in retirement and loved everything pink. She did beautiful handwork and was an avid reader. A very special Thank You to the staff at Riverview Care Center for the wonderful care given to Muriel over the past years as well as for the support given to her family. Cremation has taken place and, as per Muriel's wishes, there will be no formal service. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Ivy Muriel Snowdon. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to

1953 ~ Lorna McLean ~ 2022

Lorna McLean of Medicine Hat, passed away on Sunday, August 14th, 2022 at the age of 69 years. She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Andrew (Paige) McLean and Paul McLean; grandchildren, Aidan, Caitlyn, Carter, and Sadie; brother, Maurice (Anne) Finlay; as well as numerous nephews and nieces. Lorna was predeceased by her husband, Keith; parents, Alexander and Sadie Finlay; and sister, Maureen Finlay. Those wishing to honour Lorna’s memory may do so with a donation to the Root Cellar, 440 Maple Ave SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 0L3. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Lorna McLean. Funeral arrangements by

1936 ~ Jack Akerstrom ~ 2022

Jack Akerstrom of Medicine Hat passed away on Thursday, August 11th, 2022 at the age of 85 years. The Funeral Service was held on Saturday, August 20th at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel, 1 Dunmore Road SE Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5. Interment followed at Hillside Cemetery. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Jack Akerstrom. Funeral arrangements entrusted to

1932 ~ Frieda Jeske ~ 2022

Frieda Jeske of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Howard Jeske, passed away peacefully, with her daughters by her side, on Friday, August 12th, 2022 at the age of 89 years. Frieda leaves to cherish her memory her daughters, Lenora (Ken) Duchscherer, Sheryl Robertson, Sandra (Howard) Painter, and Janice (Harvey) Hoffner; grandchildren, Jason (Dana) Duchscherer, Jennifer (Chris) Grad, Shawn (Alisha) Dennison, Stason Dennison, David (Kari) Painter, Mark Painter, Becky (Brad) McKelvey Christy (Matt) Pinnell, Kimberly (Trevor) Neigum, Joelle (James) Opp; 19 great-grandchildren; brother, Herb Klaudt; and sister, Lorraine Rathwell; and numerous nieces and nephews. Frieda was predeceased by her husband, Howard Jeske; her parents, Emanual and Hulda Klaudt; son-in-law, Don Robertson; great-grandchildren, Mya and Maddison Neigum; brothers, Edwin, Leonard, and Richard Klaudt; and sisters, Emma Tschritter and Evelyn Spiry. Frieda was a kind and compassionate woman who loved to help people. She regularly volunteered at the library, store, and Friday Coffee at Chinook Centre, where she lived for 15 years. She enjoyed socializing with family and friends. Frieda resided at the Wellington for the last four years and could often be found doing crafts, reading, and word search, which she loved dearly. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel, 1 Dunmore Road SE, T1A 1Z5 on Wednesday, August 17th, 2022 before the Funeral Service, at 10:00 am until 10:50 am. The Funeral Service will be held at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5, on Wednesday, August 17th, 2022 at 11:00 am with Reverend David Pollard officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. If unable to attend, family and friends are welcome to participate via livestream by logging on to www.saamis.com and joining the live webcast on Frieda’s memorial page five minutes prior to the above date and time. Memorial gifts in Frieda's memory may be made to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, PO Box 460 STN K, Toronto, ON M4P 9Z9. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Frieda Jeske. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1935 ~ Gerard Stodolka ~ 2022

It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Gerard “Gerry” Leroy Stodolka on August 09, 2022 at the age of 86 years. The Funeral Mass was held yesterday at Holy Family Parish with Father Iqbal Khurshid officiating. Memorial gifts in Gerry’s name may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Gerard Stodolka. Funeral arrangements by

1926 ~ Ralph Immel ~ 2022

Ralph William Immel of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of Ann Immel, passed away on Thursday, August 4th, 2022 at the age of 95 years. The Funeral Mass was held yesterday at Holy Family Parish, 1451 Strachan Road SE Medicine Hat, AB T1B 4V3. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Ralph Immel. Funeral arrangements entrusted to

1947 ~ Delores Buye ~ 2022

Delores Buye of Medicine Hat passed away on Monday, August 1st, 2022 at the age of 74 years. The Funeral Service was held yesterday at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Dolores Buye. Funeral arrangements entrusted to