Medicine Hat Obituaries

 



1959 ~ BARBARA KENNEDY ~ 2018

Barbara Kennedy of Medicine Hat, beloved mother of Tim (Jessie Draper) Kennedy and his father, James Kennedy, passed away on Thursday, October 17th, 2018 at the age of 58 years. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Monday October 22nd, 2018 from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 from 12:00 until 12:55 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL on Tuesday, October 23rd , 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Barbara,Kennedy. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1934 ~ TONY FIITTERER ~ 2018

Anton “Tony” Fiitterer, beloved husband of the late Anna Fiitterer of Medicine Hat, passed away on Thursday, October 17th, 2018 at the age of 84 years. Tony leaves to cherish his memory his son, Randy and daughter, Terry (Herb) Stickel and their families. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Tony Fiitterer. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed by

1920 ~ HELEN EBELHER ~ 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Helen (Wingenbach) Ebelher of Medicine Hat, AB on Saturday, October 13th, 2018. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Jack; her son, Anton and her daughter, Gladys; sisters, brothers, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and her daughter-in-law, Joan. She is survived by her two children, Don (Rose) Ebelher and Jim Ebelher; six grandchildren, Brad (Shauna) Ebelher, Nadine (Dwayne) Kawchuck, Christine (Kevin) Kopp, Suzanne (Bryan Dunn) Ebelher, Patrick (Leah) Ebelher, Roxane (Terry) Schulte; and 12 great grandchildren. Helen was born on August 8th, 1920. In 1941, she married Jack Ebelher and they farmed for many years in Liebenthal, SK until retiring to Medicine Hat. She will always be remembered for her amazing baking, passion for gardening and luck at cards. Special thanks to the Masterpiece staff for their wonderful care of Helen. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Thursday, October 18th, 2018 from 6:00 until 6:55 p.m and at HOLY FAMILY PARISH, 1451 Strachan Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB, on Friday, October 19th, 2018 from 9:30 until 10:25 a.m. Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL on Thursday, October 18th, 2018, at 7:00 pm. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at HOLY FAMILY PARISH on Friday, October 19th, 2018, 10:30 a.m. with Father Vijaya Bathineni, Celebrant. Interment will follow in the Roman Catholic Section at Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Helen Ebelher. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1930 ~ TENA FRIESZ ~ 2018

Tena Friesz of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Edwin Friesz, passed away on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 at the age of 88 years. The Funeral Service was held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL on Monday, October 15th, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Memorial gifts in Tena's memory may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Tena Friesz.

1955 ~ PAMELA AMERO ~ 2018

Pamela “Pam” Marie Amero of Medicine Hat, passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at the age of 63 years. A celebration of Pam’s life was held yesterday at FIFTH AVENUE MEMORIAL UNITED CHURCH. Memorial gifts in Pam’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Pamela Amero.

1930 ~ ARTHUR WILLIAM HENNES ~ 2018

Arthur (Art) Hennes of Medicine Hat passed away on Sunday, October 7 , 2018 at the age of 87 years. Art leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Beatrice (Bea) of 65 years; three sons, Grant (Joanne), Blair (Carol), and Scott (Margaret); his grandchildren, Ian (Kim) Hennes, Kirsten (Tyler) van Mulligen, Trevor (Anita) Hennes, Anthony Hennes, Zachary Hennes (Montana Wright), Megan Hennes, Lauren Hennes, and Ethan Hennes; his great grandchildren, Dominic and Nate Hennes and Grayson van Mulligen; one sister, Martha Park; two sisters in-law, Lee Hennes and Eileen Fode; and brother in-law, Billy Gehring. Art was predeceased by his parents, August and Berth Hennes; in-laws, Albert and Louise Gehring; daughter, Deborah Hennes-Makus; four brothers, Bernard, Ed, Rudy, Wall; four sisters, Hilda Lothammer, Tilley Seib, Wanda Tomas and Elsie Hennes; and numerous in-laws and extended family. Art was born on October 23, 1930 in Eatonia, SK where he grew up on the family farm. He moved to northern Alberta to follow Bea who was nursing in Edmonton. Art and Bea were married on March 26, 1953 in Edmonton. They began farming in Eatonia shortly afterward. Later, in 1964, they moved their family to the Elkwater area. In 1979 they moved to the Seven Persons area and then, in 1989, retired in Medicine Hat. Art still continued to help his sons with their farms almost daily until he was 84 years of age. Art had a love of sports and was involved in hockey, curling, billiards, hunting and senior slow pitch, which he played for 27 years, up until he became ill at age 85. Art and Bea loved to go on driving vacations and through the years they drove to all but 2 of the States and Provinces. They loved the adventure of seeing new sights. Art was actively involved in his church and an avid supporter of the Gideon’s for many years. Throughout his illness he was compassionately cared for by Dr. Mastel as well as the nursing staff at the hospital and then at St. Joseph’s Carmel Hospice. Our family is so grateful for their empathy and kindness. Dad had such a positive influence on his community, and he made a profound impact on the lives of all of his family. We will always remember and cherish him. A celebration of Art’s life will be held at HILLCREST CHURCH, 3785 13th Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, T1B 1J2, 476 on Saturday, October 20th, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Mark Bolander officiating. Memorial gifts in Art’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society Alberta/NWT Division, Suite 200 - 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 2P5 or Gideons International in Canada, Suite 177, 1415 – 28 Street SE Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8P9 Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Arthur Hennes. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1917 ~ MARY MARSHALL CAMPBELL ~ 2018

Mary Margaret Marshall Campbell of Medicine Hat passed away on Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 at the age of 100 years. Mary leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Jim Marshall (Lorine) and Robert (Darlene) Marshall and their families; as well as Richard’s family. Mary was predeceased by her first husband, Val Marshall; her second husband, Wilfred Campbell; and her son, Richard Marshall. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Mary Marshall Campbell. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed by

1930 ~ TENA FRIESZ ~ 2018

Tena Friesz of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Edwin Friesz, passed away on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 at the age of 88 years. Tena leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Rick (Barb) Friesz and Corey (Holli) Friesz; two daughters, Sherry (Walter) Elizardo and Pam (Glen) Klaiber; nine grandchildren, Richard (Anita) Friesz, Brittany (Ben) Wilton, Kyryn Friesz, Jerah Friesz, Barett Friesz, Colin Elizardo, Lindsay (Jay) Patton, Riley Klaiber and Kaylie Klaiber; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Henry (Kaye) Kundert; one sister, Lavene Surina; sister-in-law, Evelyn Kundert; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Tena was predeceased by her husband, Edwin; her parents, John and Ella Kundert; one granddaughter, Tina Elizardo; three brothers, Eddie, Emil and Albert; and one brother-in-law, John Surina. Tena was a proud member of the Ladies Royal Purple and loved the colour pink! She enjoyed spending time with family and friends who will miss her dearly. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Sunday from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. and on Monday from 1:00 until 1:55 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL on Monday, October 15th, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment will follow at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Tena's memory may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, 101 - 1201 Kingsway Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2Y2. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Tena Friesz.

1955 ~ TERRY MILLER ~ 2018

Terrence “Terry” Gordon Miller of Medicine Hat sadly passed away on Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 at the age of 63 years. Terry leaves behind his wife of 37 years, Joy Miller; his daughter, Dawn (Scott) Austin; granddaughters, Izabel and Kassidy Austin; one brother, Gerald (Gwen) Miller of The Pas, Manitoba; and his cherished nieces and nephews. Please join us for a Celebration of Terry's Life service to be held at HIGDON HALL, Medicine Hat Stampede Grounds, 2055 - 21st Avenue SE, on Saturday, October 13th, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. Please come wearing very casual wear. A private interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Terry's memory may be made to St. Joseph's Home, Carmel Hospice, 156 - 3rd Street NE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5M1 or to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre, c/o Medicine Hat & District Health Foundation, 666 - 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Terrence Miller. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1928 ~ ART MILLER ~ 2018

Ardel "Art" Eugene Miller, beloved husband of the late Mavis Miller, passed away on Thursday, October 4th, 2018 at the age of 90 years. Art leaves to cherish his memory one son, Gerry (Neda) Miller; two grandchildren, Kyle Miller and Phillip (Lisa) Smithson; one brother, Doug (Mickey) Miller; one son-in-law, Don Smithson; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Art was predeceased by his wife, Mavis; his daughter, Norma-Jean Smithson; and his parents, Clarence and Lenore Miller. A Celebration of Art’s Life will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Thursday, October 11th, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Art's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Art Miller.

1925 ~ ANNIE EBEL ~ 2018

ANNIE EBEL was called home to her Heavenly Father on October 5, 2018 at the age of 92. Anxiously awaiting her arrival was her husband, Elmer, who passed away 2015, and infant child, Archie, 1946. Also welcoming her were three sisters, Viola Kirschenman, Julia Serfas and Leah Cash; her parents Emil and Martha (Sulz) Freimark; numerous Brother-in-Laws, and Sister-in-Laws whom she dearly loved; including the Ebel family, John & Frieda, Bill & Elsie, Anna & Ted Aman and Leona Ebel. Nothing was more important than family to Annie. Left to cherish her life and memories, are four children and their families. Son, Dennis (Judy) and their two daughters, Corinne (Shayne) Collie; Cindy (Tim) Rosser. Daughter, Audrey (Larry) Dahl and their three children, Joel, Laureen (Nick Boulding), Arlene (Scott) Pedden. Son, Glen (Donna) and their three daughters, Nicole (Skya) Kruithof, Mandy and Christina. Daughter, Eileen Boyd (Neil Peters) and her two children Mark (Teri) Coxon, Heather (Chris) Beattie. 10 great grandchildren; Reilly, Isla, Kalem, J.J., Evrett, Annwyn, Sara, Charlotte, Linnea and Camille. Left to mourn her passing are her siblings, Emma Perrin, Ben Freimark, Clara Heebner, Cora Knoblich, Ella Gueldner, Leonard Freimark and Betty Kramer. Many an evening was shared with each other; potluck suppers, games of Skip-Bo, treats and coffees and always, a daily touch-in email or catch-up chat. Also her brother-in-law, Dave Ebel, and many nieces and nephews. Annie was born on November 12, 1925 in the Newburg area, around Elkwater. As the oldest of 11 children, she learned at a very young age how to find her way around a kitchen, carry buckets of water from the creek, be a mentor to her younger siblings and how to cook for a threshing crew, or anyone else who happened to need a good meal. Annie became a new bride on her 19th birthday on a cold and snowy November day, when she promised her love and devotion to Elmer. As a wife, she stood beside him as they began their farming career near Kuest, Saskatchewan. Together, they toiled to raise their family, and in 1972, moved off the farm to Medicine Hat. Although their residence was now in the city, her domestic engineering career continued. Beautiful vegetable gardens, flowers, knephla, buns, cookies, pickles, pies, chocolate cupcakes, (especially for Elmer), canning, and achieving the new milestone of being a grandmother. Annie’s daily life always included an interlude in prayer and devotions with her Saviour. Her dedication to God was unwavering and now, she rests at the feet of Jesus. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Tuesday from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at GLENVIEW NAZARENE CHURCH, 4235 Black & White Trail, on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. with Dr. Larry Dahl officiating. A private interment will take place at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Annie's memory may be made to the Cypress Hills Bible Camp, P.O. Box 786, Maple Creek, SK, S0N 1N0 or to the Gideons International in Canada, Suite 177, 1415 – 28 Street SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8P9. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Annie Ebel.

1951 ~ BETTY HAGEMANN ~ 2018

Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Hagemann passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at the age of 66 years, with her family by her side. The Funeral Mass was celebrated yesterday at HOLY FAMILY PARISH. Memorial gifts in Betty's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Betty Hagemann.

1923 ~ OLIVE MYRTHEN ~ 2018

Olive Leona Myrthen nee Trapp was born on May 22nd, 1923 in Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, and passed away on Saturday, September 29th, 2018 in Medicine Hat, Alberta. The Celebration of Life was held yesterday at the WUERFEL AUDITORIUM. Memorial gifts in Olive's memory may be made to South Country Village. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Olive Myrthen.

1920 ~ ALICE MIDDLETON ~ 2018

Agnes Alice Middleton of Medicine Hat, passed away on Saturday, October 6th, 2018 at the age of 98 years. She is survived by her loving sister, Marjorie Middleton of Medicine Hat and a number of cousins of 2nd and 3rd generation, all of whom she considered family. Alice was predeceased by her mother, Isabella Middleton, in 1921; her younger brother, Charles, in 1927; and by her father, Edward Middleton, in 1972. Alice worked for nearly 45 years in the office of the Medical Arts Clinic before retiring. She enjoyed both vegetable and flower gardening and had a lovely collection of African Violets. Everything that Alice did was done with great attention to detail. She will always be remembered as a quiet, caring, and tender person. For the past nine years, Alice lived in Valleyview Age Care where she received excellent care and was well liked by the staff. Grateful thanks to Age Care, Tannis and Al Garden of Medicine Hat, Margot and Terry Mack of Regina, and special thanks to Debra and Steve Phaff of Irvine. The Funeral Service will be held at HILLSIDE CEMETERY, Gershaw Drive SW & 10th Avenue SW, on Saturday, October 13th, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Bob Cruickshank officiating. No flowers by request. Memorial gifts in Alice’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Agnes Middleton. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1921 ~ ALBERT JOHN SEPT ~ 2018

Albert John Sept of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of the late Nellie Mary Sept, passed away on Monday, October 1, 2018 at the age of 97 years. Albert leaves to cherish his memory his children, Duane (Susan) Sept, Louie Sept, and Elaine (John) Jeffery; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and his siblings Ben, Oswald, Reatha, Ella and June. Albert was predeceased by his wife, Nellie Mary Sept; his daughters Mary Mason and Ann Beech, his parents, John and Regina Sept. Albert was born July 10, 1921 in Prelate, SK but spent the majority of his life in Edmonton, AB. He married Nellie Kowalski on July 28, 1949, and together they raised their family. Those who knew Albert will remember him as a “Jack of all Trades”. He was employed for many years at Fruehauf Trailers, Royal Alberta Museum, and also took on many jobs including gardening, general repair work, and general contracting. In the fall of 2010, Albert moved to Medicine Hat to be closer to his family. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and he enjoyed an active lifestyle until last year when his health began to fail. Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Monday, October 8, 2018 at 7:00 p.m., and at ST. PATRICK’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 238 - 2 Avenue NE, on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 12:55 p.m. The Funeral Mass will follow at ST. PATRICK’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH at 1:00 p.m. with Father Tomy Manjaly, Celebrant. A Private Interment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery in St. Albert, Alberta at a later date. Memorial gifts in Albert’s memory may be made to the Carmel Hospice (St. Joseph’s Home), 156 – 3rd Street NE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5M1 or the 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 Albert Sept.

1932 ~ FLORENCE TISDALE ~ 2018

I would like to share with you that I passed away peacefully on October 1, 2018 at the Medicine Hat Hospital. Many thanks to the doctor’s and staff for the loving care I received. I was predeceased by my husband Norman Tisdale, Parents Louie and Emily Walters, my sister Elaine, and my brother-in-law Robert McCall. I am survived by my step children Murray Tisdale, Norma (Patrick) Coulterman, grandchildren April (Dan) Watson, Robin Coulterman, great grandchildren Ophelia and Juno. Sister’s Edna McCall and Maureen (Ian) Becket, nephews Rod (Liz) McCall, Shawn (Rosanne) McCall, nieces Michelle (Paul) Morrison, Charlene (Spencer) Torpy and many great nieces and nephews. I lived a life of great memories. I had two open heart surgeries and was a four time cancer survivor. I had the pleasure of volunteering in many organizations when I lived in Regina, Kindersley, Arizona and Medicine Hat. I took a professional modeling course and modeled in many fashion shows where ever I lived. My Husband and I were snowbirds for 31 years in Arizona, we enjoyed golfing and I achieved 2 hole in one trophies. When I no longer went to Arizona I collected many great memories from the places I travelled to. I enjoyed my church, Hillcrest Evangelical Church in Medicine Hat. I would like to thank all my friends who supported me the last few years, with a special thank you to Marlene Pellerin my guardian angel, who took me to my many appointments and kept me organized. As my wish there will be a private remembrance luncheon for my family and friends. Norm and I will be laid to rest at a later date in Regina. Memorial gifts in Florence'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 Florence Tisdale.

1955 ~ Pamela Amero ~ 2018

Pamela “Pam” Marie Amero of Medicine Hat, passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at the age of 63 years. She was born in Digby, Nova Scotia on May 10, 1955 and was raised by her grandparents in Bear River, Nova Scotia. She obtained employment with the Federal Government and worked for the Department of National Defense, stationed in both Cornwallis and Suffield. On October 28, 1989 she married her best friend, Kenny, and they were married for 28 years. Pam was a warm and caring person who was dearly loved by her family. She never let a day go by without letting them know how much they were loved and she was always available to be their shoulder to lean on when times were hard. Pam was predeceased by her parents, Ronald and Kathleen; her son, Craig and daughter, Jillian Brown. She leaves to cherish her memory her beloved husband, Kenny; sons Jeremiah Amero, Johnathan Amero, Joel Jardine, and Jason (Mary) Roland; nine grandchildren, Xander, Kenneth, Craig, Madeline, Willow, Tristen, Kalem, Nikki, and Jarrid; brothers Doug Carpenter, Michael Carpenter, David Carpenter and Darryl Jelfs; sisters, Deborah Carpenter, Cheryl Carpenter, Heather Carpenter, and Anne Carpenter; and numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of Pams’s life will be held at FIFTH AVENUE MEMORIAL UNITED CHURCH, 476 Fourth Street SE, Medicine Hat, AB, on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., Reverend Dave Pollard officiating. Memorial gifts in Pam’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society Alberta/NWT Division, Suite 200 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 2P5. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Pamela Amero.

1921 ~ Albert John Sept ~ 2018

<https://assets.eflorist.com/site/EF-12570/Obituaries/m7100426-sept%20obit%20photo%20cropped%20(1).jpg"> Albert John Sept of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of the late Nellie Mary Sept, passed away on Monday, October 1, 2018 at the age of 97 years. Albert leaves to cherish his memory his children, Duane (Susan) Sept, Louie Sept, and Elaine (John) Jeffery; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and his siblings Ben, Oswald, Reatha, Ella and June. Albert was predeceased by his wife, Nellie Mary Sept; his daughters Mary Mason and Ann Beech, his parents, John and Regina Sept. Albert was born July 10, 1921 in Prelate, SK but spent the majority of his life in Edmonton, AB. He married Nellie Kowalski on July 28, 1949, and together they raised their family. Those who knew Albert will remember him as a “Jack of all Trades”. He was employed for many years at Fruehauf Trailers, Royal Alberta Museum, and also took on many jobs including gardening, general repair work, and general contracting. In the fall of 2010, Albert moved to Medicine Hat to be closer to his family. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and he enjoyed an active lifestyle until last year when his health began to fail. Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Monday, October 8, 2018 at 7:00 p.m., and at SAINT PATRICK’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 282 2nd Avenue NE on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 12:55 p.m. The Funeral Mass will follow at SAINT PATRICK’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH at 1:00 p.m. with Father Thomey Celebrant. A Private Interment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery in St. Albert, AB at a later date. Memorial gifts in Albert’s memory may be made to the Carmel Hospice (St. Joseph’s Home), 156 – 3rd Street NE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5M1 or the 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 Albert Sept.

1923 ~ Olive Myrthen ~ 2018

Olive Leona Myrthen nee Trapp was born on May 22nd, 1923 in Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, and passed away on Saturday, September 29th, 2018 in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Olive was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and a special friend to all. She leaves to cherish her memory two daughters, Louise (Robert) Wilson and Joan Myrthen (Bill Anderson); grandchildren, Susan (Tom) Howard, Darryl (Rachel) Binnion, Janet (Bruce) Jones and Sean (Krista) Wilson; nine great-grandchildren, Thomas, Corwin, Dylan, William, Braden, Devon, Gavin, Tyson and Keira. Olive was predeceased by her parents, Ernest George Trapp (July 1963) and Olga Amelia Trapp (May 1991); her beloved husband, William Alexander Frank Myrthen (February 2003); her grandsons, Scott Wilson (October 2003) and Sean Anderson (November 2015); and one brother, Orin Ernest Trapp (December 2015). Mom was always saying “one day at a time” and she was very uplifting and always had a kind word for everyone. Mom laughed that she could share her birthday with Bob on May 22 but of course different year. Mom was thrifty, so we only needed 1 birthday cake. In her younger years she was very athletic; she speed-skated, played soft ball, played volleyball, and even went swimming when it was cold. Every summer she loved going to the farm with her mother and brother to make ice cream. She was very active in her church over the years singing in the choir, singing on the radio, treasurer for the church and President for the Ladies Group. She enjoyed doing accounting and was also financial treasurer for their condo in Medicine Hat. She also found time to go bowling once a week and won many trophies and was President of the League. She enjoyed watching sports on TV such as curling and golfing. Mom enjoyed playing board games, card games and enjoyed having the grandkids over on Sundays to play games. She loved camping with her husband and the grandkids; always had crafts ready for them to do. Mom enjoyed babysitting the grandkids anytime. Mom and Dad loved to travel and had been across Canada a few times; Hawaii, and spending their winters in Death Valley, California with friends. Throughout the years Mom kept in touch with her school friends. Olive lived in South Country Village for 15 years and made many friends and she loved and appreciated the care she received from the staff. We would also like to thank Dr. W.A. Ruzycki for his care and attention over the years. The Celebration of Life will be held at the WUERFEL AUDITORIUM, 1720 Bell Street SW, on Friday, October 5th, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Bob Church and Pastor Bob Findley co-officiating. A private interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Olive's memory may be made to South Country Village, 1720 Bell Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5G1. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Olive Myrthen. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1951 ~ Betty Hagemann ~ 2018

Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Hagemann passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at the age of 66 years, with her family by her side. Betty leaves to cherish her memory, her husband of 37 years, Owen of Medicine Hat; her son, Adam of Medicine Hat; her daughter, Amy of Brooks; her brothers, Larry (Connie) of Estevan, SK, Willis (Cheryl) of Moose Jaw, SK and Ken (Susan) of Regina, SK; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Andrew and Emily Wingert of Estevan, SK. Betty was born on October 29, 1951 in Estevan, SK. She attended elementary school in Outram, SK, and graduated from high school in Torquay, SK. After completing her Bachelor of Education degree at the University of Regina, she taught in Estevan, SK; Moose Jaw, SK; and Medicine Hat, AB. On July 4, 1981, she married Owen Hagemann and they were blessed with two children, Adam (1982) and Amy (1986). She devoted her life to her children and various activities that they were involved in. In June of 2008, after 37 years of dedication to the profession she was so passionate about, Betty retired from teaching. Betty enjoyed baking and cooking for her family. She was an avid hockey fan and loved to attend the Tiger’s games. Betty cherished her family trips to cheer on team Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championships, especially her trips to the Czech Republic and Russia. She enjoyed volunteering with organizations like the CWL, Food Bank, and Core Association. She looked forward to her gatherings with the Medicine Hat and District Retired Teachers’ Association. Betty’s best nights were spent relaxing with a dog or two on her lap. Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at HOLY FAMILY PARISH, 1451 Strachan Road SE, on Friday, October 5th, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. with Father Iqbal Khurshid Celebrant. A Private Interment will follow in at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Betty's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society Alberta/NWT Division, Suite 200, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 2P5. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Betty Hagemann. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1932 ~ LOU FYTEN ~ 2018

Llewellyn Leo "Lou" Fyten of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of the late Eleanor Fyten passed away on Friday, September 14th, 2018 at the age of 86 years. Lou leaves to cherish his memory his sons, Darrel Fyten of Calgary and Lorne Fyten of St. Paul; daughters, Ardith (Randy) Akerstrom and Donna (Tim Yamazaki) Cayenne of Medicine Hat; seven grandchildren, Chantel Akerstrom, Kyle (Kayla) Akerstrom, Jesse Cayenne, Justin Cayenne, Matthew Stokes, Nicole (Brandon Yamazaki) Jobling and Vanessa Yamazaki; one great-grandchild, Cameron; three brothers, Edmund (Vera) Fyten, Marvin (Ruth) Fyten and Adrian (Barbara) Fyten; one sister, Leola (Ken) Harde; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Lou was predeceased by his loving wife, Eleanor; his parents, Edward and Marie Fyten; two brothers, Robert and Elwood; and one daughter-in-law, Sylvia Fyten. Lou was born in Swallwell, Alberta in 1932. He spent his military years in the Airforce and then went on to work in many mechanical jobs. Lou was a friend to all and will be deeply missed by his friends, family, and all who knew him. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Saturday, September 29th, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Dallas Hjorth officiating. Interment will follow at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Lou's memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta and NWT, 308, 14925 – 111 Avenue, Edmonton, AB, T5M 2P6. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Lou Fyten. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

1981~ ALEXANDER SMYTHE ~ 2018

Alexander Forbes Smythe, the beloved son of Deborah Forbes and Calvin Smythe of Medicine Hat, passed away on Monday, September 18th, 2018 at the age of 37 years. Alexander also leaves to cherish his memory his children, Dominic and Ryker; as well as his sister, Zoe (Jacques); niece, Myriam; and grandmothers, Norma Campbell and Sally Forbes. He was predeceased by his grandfathers, Norman Smythe, Jack Forbes, and Alf Campbell. Alexander touched many lives. Some may remember him as the adventurer, the life of the party, the charismatic charmer who could make any girl blush. He was also the nerdy little boy who played the cello wearing an excavator decorated eye patch. Like many, he had his struggles, but he was always a loving father and will be genuinely remembered as a brave, caring, strong man who handled the last two years of his life with more grace than most of us could hope. A Memorial Service will be held at THE ESPLANADE, 2nd Floor Lobby, 401 - 1st Street SE, on Monday, October 1st, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Alexander Smythe.

1931 – Clifford Wright - 2018

Clifford Wright, beloved husband of Eleanor, passed away in Medicine Hat, Alberta on September 19, 2018 at the age of 87. He was predeceased by his parents, Cliff and Myra Wright and his brothers Gary and Bob. Cliff had many roles in life: husband, father, grandfather, friend, pharmacist, avid skier, reckless bridge player, theatre producer, photographer, sailor, hunter of geese and ducks, teaser of children and adults alike, and lover of all life had to offer. In his last few years dementia stole many of his passions from him but to the end his love for his wife Eleanor endured. He often said marrying her was the best thing he ever did. None of us argued with that. Born and raised in Medicine Hat, Cliff left only to attend the University of Alberta in Edmonton where he completed his BSc. Pharm. and again to open Wright’s Pharmacy in Vulcan, Alberta in 1972. In 1986, Cliff and Eleanor returned to Medicine Hat and enjoyed their long standing friendships. Cliff was always actively engaged in his community and participated in many local, provincial and national organizations and boards, making friends wherever he went. He will be sorely missed by his wife, Eleanor, and by his daughters, Janet and her children Blake and Meg, Carol and Mike and their children Jack and Janet, and Tanis and Joel and their children Josh and Brooke. As a family we watched the effect of Alzheimers. We share this poem with you so you can understand and have patience with friends or love ones that may be affected. Alzheimer’s Request Do not ask me to remember Don’t try to make me understand Let me rest and know You’re with me Kiss my cheek and hold my hand I’m confused beyond your concept I’m sad and sick and lost All I know is that I need you To be with me at all cost Do not lose your patience with me Do not scold or curse or cry I can’t help the way I’m acting I can’t be different though I try Just remember that I need you That the best of me is gone Please don’t fail to stand beside me Love me till my life is gone. Cliff was loved by his wife and family until his life was gone. If friends so desire, memorial tributes can be made to the Alzheimers Society of Alberta and NWT (on line at alzheimer.ca or 308 14925 111Ave, Edmonton, AB, T5M 2P6) or to the charity of your choice. A celebration of Cliff’s life will be held at St. John’s Presbyterian Church on Monday September 24, 2018 at 2 pm o’clock. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com


1920 ~ Helen Ebelher ~ 2018

Helen Ebelher of Medicine Hat, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at the age of 98 years. Helen leaves to cherish her memory her two sons, Don (Rose) Ebelher of Saskatoon, SK and Jim Ebelher of Redcliff and their families. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Helen Ebelher. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed by



1930 ~ TENA FRIESZ ~ 2018Tena Friesz of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Edwin Friesz, passed away on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 at the age of 88 years. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Monday from 1:00 until 1:55 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL on Monday, October 15th, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment will follow at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Tena's memory may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, 101 - 1201 Kingsway Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2Y2. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Tena Friesz. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to