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It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to a loving wife, Mother and Grandmother.

Mom was born December 14, 1935, on a family farm near Lipton Saskatchewan, the youngest of 12 siblings. Mom spoke often and with great joy about her fun and happy childhood, being spoiled by all her sisters and brothers. She is survived by three, Harvey (Edyth) Vera and Irma.

Mom met her husband Reuben at her sister Alma’s where he boarded while teaching. They married and moved to Edmonton where they had Bradley. Mom and Dad subsequently called Moose Jaw, Regina and Medicine Hat home before eventually retiring in Kelowna where they built the home of their dreams. Brad and his wife Olga visited often to everyone’s delight, and the visits and joy for Mom increased when grandsons Sean and Stephen arrived in the picture. Mom made friends easily wherever she went. Mom loved the flowers and birds in her yard with a view. She walked, played scrabble and graciously hosted many family members and friends. Mom was happiest when people were around, and she loved looking after her grandkids and grand doggies. Mom loved music, had a beautiful voice and could remember all the songs from her childhood until the end.

Mom was afflicted with Alzheimer’s the last few years of her life, but underneath it all remained the woman we all loved. She slipped away peacefully on June 22, 2019 with her devoted husband at her side.

We will miss you Mom!

Condolence Messages

  1. Leon and Doris Tonn

    01 July 2019 3 years ago

    Our sincere condolences to you and your family. Muriel was a delightful lady. She was always fun to be around., and an amazing neighbour. She was such a happy and kind person, and when she moved away i really did miss her. On our daily walks we always pass your former lovely home which brings back such nice memories. It’s a big loss to lose such a wonderful person.
    With our sympathy, Leon and Doris Tonn, Kelowna

  2. Patricia Stamford

    29 June 2019 3 years ago

    Dear Rueben and family:

    Muriel was a life long friend. She had a vibrant personality and was very fun loving and caring. A real joy to be around. Memories of our long-distance telephone chats will be fondly remembered always. My sincere sympathy. We all feel the loss.

  3. Sandra

    29 June 2019 3 years ago

    Reuben, Brad, Olga, Stephen & Sean
    My thoughts are with you all as you move through this emotional time, remembering Muriel’s beautiful smiling face, her laughter, support and love. Thinking of you. Sandra

  4. Connie Curtis

    27 June 2019 3 years ago

    A long long time ago, I worked with Muriel at the bank in Medicine Hat….she was a warm , caring cheerful, and also funny woman…I totally enjoyed working with her….my sincere condolences to your whole family at this time of loss

  5. Tom and Jacquie Reynar

    26 June 2019 3 years ago

    Uncle Rueben, Brad and family, our condolences to you. Aunt Muriel was always so welcoming, friendly and funny. We especially remember our trip to Kelowna. Thinking of you all, Tom, Jacquie, Amanda and Tyler

  6. Keith and Penny Drysdale

    26 June 2019 3 years ago

    Dear Reuben, Brad and family,
    Our deepest sympathy to you. We were neighbours in Medicine Hat and I worked with Muriel at the bank. We did visit them once after their move to Kelowna and enjoyed going cherry picking with them. I always enjoyed Muriel’s company and was saddened to hear of her passing.

  7. Gwen Heisler

    26 June 2019 3 years ago


    My deepest Sympathy to the family

    I worked with Muriel for a number of years at the Royal Bank in Medicine Hat.She had a warm and cheerful
    Personality. It was a honor to call her a friend.

  8. Corinne Jesse

    25 June 2019 3 years ago

    Uncle Reuben, Brad and family
    Very sad to hear of aunt Muriel’s passing. I always enjoyed the visits and the many laughs that we had with aunt Muriel over the years. So many fond memories to cherish. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.
    Corinne & Dale Jesse (and family)

  9. Bill and Shirley Bell

    25 June 2019 3 years ago

    Reuben, Brad & family
    Our Deepest Sympathies.
    Will remember all the good times when we worked together. She was a sweet and caring wife, mother and friend.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  10. Ken and Sharon Zollner

    25 June 2019 3 years ago

    Dear Reuben, Brad and family,
    Our sympathies to you and your family. Muriel has a special place in our hearts as she was such a great neighbor to us when your family lived in Medicine Hat. Reuben and Brad…a big hug to you both from Ken and Sharon.

  11. Pat Reynar

    25 June 2019 3 years ago

    Uncle Reuben, Brad and family
    Saddened to hear of Aunt Muriel’s passing. I have fond memories of our visits over the years. I enjoyed being in her company. She was a genuine and caring person. My sincere sympathy. You are in my thoughts at this sad time.
    Love Pat

  12. Betty-Ann & Denis Lefebvre

    25 June 2019 3 years ago

    Reuben, Brad & family
    Our deepest sympathy in your loss. Can well remember Muriel, with Brad in hand, arriving at Traders Finance office to pick up Reuben for lunch. Muriel was a warm, kind lady. May she rest in peace.

  13. Douglas And Evelyn Mulholland

    25 June 2019 3 years ago

    We very much enjoyed our association with you and Muriel. She was always very kind and pleasant to us. Please accept our sympathies and we wish you all the very best

  14. Linda and Michael Chupka

    25 June 2019 3 years ago

    Our deepest sympathies. We loved visiting you over the years in Kelowna which was a highlight for our family. Aunty Muriel was always the most welcoming, gracious hostess. You both helped to make life long memories for Craig, Brent and Michael and me. Hugs to you all.

  15. Sue Randhawa

    24 June 2019 3 years ago

    Please accept my condolences Rueben will miss Muriel and her beautiful smile and all the beautiful flowers she planted for me in my garden .

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