Obituaries

Lynn Meier
B: 1963-05-25
D: 2017-07-17
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Meier, Lynn
Otto Hoffman
B: 1923-01-09
D: 2017-07-16
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Hoffman, Otto
Hugh Beaton
B: 1931-09-13
D: 2017-07-15
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Beaton, Hugh
Clifford Smith
B: 1929-07-29
D: 2017-07-14
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Smith, Clifford
Denis Jenkins
B: 1921-10-10
D: 2017-07-11
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Jenkins, Denis
Lorna Earl
B: 1921-12-14
D: 2017-07-11
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Earl, Lorna
Rochelle Duncan
B: 1958-12-24
D: 2017-07-10
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Duncan, Rochelle
William Boettcher
B: 1928-03-16
D: 2017-07-08
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Boettcher, William
William Pshebnicki
B: 1926-05-24
D: 2017-07-07
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Pshebnicki, William
Lorraine Steinke
B: 1950-07-09
D: 2017-07-07
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Steinke, Lorraine
Joseph Donovan
B: 1939-02-23
D: 2017-07-04
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Donovan, Joseph
Miriam Haas
B: 1939-08-31
D: 2017-06-28
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Haas, Miriam
Hazel Simmons
B: 1927-05-27
D: 2017-06-25
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Simmons, Hazel
Irma Riley
B: 1948-10-20
D: 2017-06-25
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Riley, Irma
Ken Hudson
B: 1944-10-20
D: 2017-06-24
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Hudson, Ken
Olinda Yanke
B: 1923-10-14
D: 2017-06-24
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Yanke, Olinda
Thomas Lomenda
B: 1933-04-02
D: 2017-06-16
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Lomenda, Thomas
Eleanor Dorn
B: 1932-06-12
D: 2017-06-14
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Dorn, Eleanor
Monica Mastel
B: 1926-12-16
D: 2017-06-12
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Mastel, Monica
Benjamin Habich
B: 1950-02-25
D: 2017-06-12
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Habich, Benjamin
Esther Walsh
B: 1955-04-20
D: 2017-06-09
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Walsh, Esther

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Jennifer Both, Office Administrator
Email: jennifer.both@saamis.com

Jennifer began her employment with Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel and Crematorium in 1999 and after a seven year absence returned in 2011.  She was raised in Medicine Hat and graduated from Crescent Heights High School.

Colin Cooper, Funeral Attendant

Colin began his employment with Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel early in 2017 after teaching music at Medicine Hat High School and Menlo Park, California for the past 39 years.  He is married to Mary and together they have two boys, Dawson and Derek, both married, as well as two grandchildren.  Colin enjoys volunteering, biking, his local church, friends and hanging out with his wife.

Dale Drefs, Funeral Attendant

Dale began his employment with Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel in 2007.  Dale was born and raised in Medicine Hat, married Shirley in 1973 and have two married sons and four grandchildren.  Dale received his post secondary education degree in electronics at S.A.I.T. and worked in that field for Xerox for 40 years until his retirement.  Dale enjoys curling, fishing, baseball, golfing and spending time with his family.

Lynett Getz, Life Celebrant/Social Worker
Email: lynett.getz@saamis.com
Office Phone: 403-528-2599
Fax: 403-526-9732

Lynett Getz RSW, started her employment at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel in September, 2016 .  Lynett is a registered Social Worker as well as a Certified Life Celebrant and will be also assisting the administration staff.  Lynett has a passion for supporting people as they work their grief journey and will be facilitating grief groups and providing counselling.  Lynett is married, mom of two, and a proud Gramma!  She and her husband enjoy spending time with their family and pet beagle.

Lorraine Givens, Funeral Attendant

Lorraine began her employment with Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel and Crematorium in 2007.  Lorraine has two children living in Medicine Hat, five grandchildren and one great grandchild.  

Darrell Hodges, Funeral Attendant

Darrell started his employment with Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel and Crematorium in early 2017.  Darrell was born and raised in Medicine Hat and is married to Joanne and they have 2 married sons, Tyler (Sarai) and Chad (Lizzie).  Darrell enjoys family get togethers, volunteering, going to the gym, Tigers Hockey and is an avid golfer.

Sandra Matt, Funeral Attendant

Sandra began her employment with Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel and Crematorium in 2000.  Sandra is married to Bruce Matt and they have two sons.

Syd McCurdy, Funeral Attendant

Syd began his employment with Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel and Crematorium in 1990.  A Licensed Funeral Director from 1993 - 2016.  Syd is married to Kirsten and they have two sons and reside in Empress.

Kim Pancoast, Soloist

Kim began singing at funerals for Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel and Crematorium in 1993.  She is married to David Pancoast.  They enjoyed raising their three children, Ammy (Mark), Jeffry and Carson (Leigh-Ann) and look forward to each grandchild as they come along.


Patrick Power, FamilySide Representative
Email: prp252@telusplanet.net
Office Phone: 403-862-7298

Grant Rombough, Funeral Attendant

Grant began his employment with Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel and Crematorium in 2009.

Donna Schorr, Organist

Donna began playing for funerals with Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel and Crematorium in 1990

Shaylene Seitz, Funeral Attendant

Shaylene started her employment with Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel in 2012.

Trevor Seitz, Funeral Attendant

Trevor began his employment with Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel in 1999.  He is married to Michelle and they have two children, a son, Bryan, and a daughter, Shaylene.  Trevor enjoys music, sports, and spending time with his family and friends.

Lorinda Unvoas, Funeral Attendant/Apprentice Funeral Director and Licensed Embalmer

Lorinda started her employment with Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel in 2013.

Linnette Waldbauer, Funeral Attendant

Linnette began her employment with Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel in 2015.

Val Welk, Organist/Soloist

Val began playing at funerals with Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel and Crematorium in 1995.  She began her career in the field of music teaching private piano lessons over 30 years ago.  She began teaching Music For Young Children in 1998 and now teaches music at Dragons and Butterflies Preschool.  
 

Mail Yuan, Accounting Technician
Email: mail.yuan@saamis.com

Mail began her employment with Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel and Crematorium in 2011.

Tyson Zabel, Funeral Attendant

Tyson began his employment with Saamis Memorial in October 2016.