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Evelyn Deering
B: 1917-10-21
D: 2015-08-28
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Deering, Evelyn
Olivier Lambert
B: 1923-12-15
D: 2015-08-28
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Lambert, Olivier
Constance Balaski
B: 1972-04-30
D: 2015-08-27
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Balaski, Constance
Robert Stock
B: 1920-12-05
D: 2015-08-25
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Stock, Robert
Raymond Hamel
B: 1932-03-03
D: 2015-08-24
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Hamel, Raymond
Gary Weiss
B: 1949-11-28
D: 2015-08-19
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Weiss, Gary
Leo Martz
B: 1924-01-06
D: 2015-08-17
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Martz, Leo
Olive Pederson
B: 1927-08-25
D: 2015-08-14
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Pederson, Olive
Joseph Lepine
B: 1930-03-31
D: 2015-08-14
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Lepine, Joseph
Gerald Giese
B: 1932-05-06
D: 2015-08-13
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Giese, Gerald
Gilfred McNeil
B: 1955-04-09
D: 2015-08-12
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McNeil, Gilfred
Marlene Ivarson
B: 1938-06-19
D: 2015-08-11
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Ivarson, Marlene
Frederick Flaig
B: 1921-03-24
D: 2015-08-09
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Flaig, Frederick
Edith Quinn
B: 1923-02-16
D: 2015-08-08
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Quinn, Edith
Jeanie Ogilvie
B: 1923-01-08
D: 2015-08-07
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Ogilvie, Jeanie
Wayne Wasuita
B: 1963-07-11
D: 2015-08-05
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Wasuita, Wayne
Lynn Sidor
B: 1961-02-14
D: 2015-08-04
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Sidor, Lynn
Christina Carleton
B: 1943-07-19
D: 2015-08-03
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Carleton, Christina
Ruth Jesske
B: 1931-02-21
D: 2015-07-27
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Jesske, Ruth
Gregory Dyrland
B: 1970-09-30
D: 2015-07-26
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Dyrland, Gregory
Kasper Aberle
B: 1927-02-24
D: 2015-07-25
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Aberle, Kasper

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LOCAL PEOPLE PROVIDING A FINER TRADITION OF CARING

Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel and Crematorium is conveniently located in the heart of Medicine Hat.  The seven acre, park-like setting, affords more than adequate parking.  The large comfortable chapel is on the main floor level and is wheelchair accessible.  The mural, entitled “The Adventure of Life”, at the front of the Chapel was designed and erected by local artist, Jim Marshall.  Each raw brick was painstakingly sculptured, numbered, fired and then mortared together on the chapel site. The mural depicts the four stages of life—baby, child, young adult and old age.  The main building is a turn-of-the-century home built by William James Shannon in 1906.  It provides warm, home-like surroundings for family and friends.

We would like to thank the community for all the support shown us over the past several years—it is very much appreciated!  Besides providing reasonably priced and personal funeral service, our goal has been to serve the community—whether through service club volunteering, providing support to local teams, clubs and events, or providing information seminars.  Having been born and raised in this area, we know how important community is; therefore, it is with pleasure that we are able to introduce our staff who are here to serve you in a dignified and professional manner and the many services Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel and Crematorium can provide. 

From our early beginnings we have grown to include, not only a funeral chapel, but also a cemetery, crematorium, on-site monument shop, and counselling services.  This website will also outline these extra conveniences and services.  It also serves as an information guide about a topic that will affect all of us at one time or another.  Please feel free to call us directly for further discussion and information.

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2015-07-22
Monday Morning Blah's!!! Have any of you awakened Monday morning and all you can think about is "boy it would be nice to stay in bed until noon"? Well, I am having one of those days. But, instead, I was up at 6 cooking breakfast--sausages, bacon, new recipe for eggs (kind of like a mock omelet but baked in muffin tins in the oven) fresh fruit, kuchen, grilled butter horns, orange juice and coffee. I love cooking breakfast and since we had friends staying from Lethbridge it was an excuse to go all out! Now, after a breakfast like that, I should be raring to go--but I "ain't" lol. I don't suppose, at my age, twenty-two hours of scraping and painting at my son's house has anything to do with it????? LOL However, most of you will be relieved that I have no political insights or issues to share with you EXCEPT.... 1. I noticed where I think they are going to put our super mailbox in our area--half way up a hill. (It's all marked out in red and it was indicated in a brochure that it was going to be on that Avenue.) Won't that be fun getting the mail in the winter lol. You have a choice, depending on direction of travel, slide down the hill onto First Street or once stopped not be able to climb the hill to get onto Second Street. Sometimes you have to wonder if the people making these decisions give any thought to them??? As you know from a previous blog in the spring, I am totally opposed to these mailboxes--especially when many other viable solutions were available. 2. Kudos to the paving crews that worked on 7th Street SE and Maple Avenue! I don't know about the rest of you, but I hardly noticed these streets being re-surfaced. It seemed all the work took place when traffic flow was at its lowest peak. Thank you for your consideration! Have a great week, Roger
2015-06-11
THE MAJESTIC COTTONWOOD! Cottonwood, a type of poplar I believe, is indigenous to Medicine Hat and many other cities on the prairies. We have a mammoth one in our yard--the trunk's diameter, I am sure, is in excess of four feet, maybe even five feet and it cascades over our yard at a height of about forty plus feet. For eleven months out of the year we love this tree, we marvel at its strength, its bark and its size. For the most part, she (and a she, she is) is a well behaved tree. It provides shade and shelter and does not send out shoots all over the lawn like most poplars are famous for doing. Even in the fall, when she drops her leaves, she does it relatively quickly giving us ample time to clean up her golden deposits before winter sets its course. The boys and I would often jest that we were raking up gold, but we could only wish lol! Y on the other hand marvels at her, but she does have some issues concerning her behavior! (Perhaps, they are too much alike lol!!) The main issue consumes mainly the month of June How our beloved tree has escaped with her life each year is beyond my grasp of understanding???? She,'the tree' (better clarify which she lol), first of all sends down these "sticky things" that adhere to everything--especially bare or stockinged feet, only to release themselves freely on the hardwood floors, rugs, footstools, etc. The conflict is building! Y. waits and waits to put out her bedding out plants in hopes "the tree" will have shed her cotton! We know it's coming--the question is--WHEN? Each year we look up and access the situation and each year the tree looks like it has hardly any cotton pods so it is safe to plant!!!. "The tree" watches Y's every move-- NO COTTON! Y's pots and flowers look wonderful for about one day--THEN "the tree", in her excitement, releases the cotton. Honestly, it is like a ticker tape parade or a winter blizzard!!! It blankets everything--all Y's flowers, the grass, the lawn furniture, the patios--I mean everything! The cotton adheres to the leaves of the flowers sucking out all their moisture. Y is frantic! She battles back with the hose, but it is almost to no avail!!! I am sure "the tree" is just celebrating Y's victory of getting everything planted, but Y does not see it that way---no-siree!! My buddy, Garth Helle from Poplar Mechanics Tree Cutting, severed a huge branch that over hung the house. It was an endeavor that nobody thought possible--surely it would crash into the house!!! Garth pulled it off without a hitch!!! However, I notice Y has his number out, during the month of June!!!! Will "the tree" survive another year? Of course it will--for three reasons: It is a historical part of Medicine Hat, its good behavior eleven months out of the year is reason enough to be forgiven and it provides such wonderful shade during the hot summers--by the way allowing Y's flowers to blossom incredibly and not be scorched by the hot prairie sun and wind. NOTE: The pictures attached are of our "Beloved Cottonwood" "long may she reign over us!" * Please see my facebook page for photos! Roger
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Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel & Crematorium

1 Dunmore Road SE
MEDICINE HAT, AB T1A 1Z5
Phone: 403-528-2599 or 1-800-317-2647
Fax: 403-526-9732
Email: inquiry@saamis.com
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