Posted: April 7th, 2016



Grace Rose Gyorfi, beloved wife of Michael Gyorfi, passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at the age of 89 years. She also leaves to cherish her memory two children, Margo (Frank) Merkl of Medicine Hat and Robert Gyorfi of Carmongay; grandchildren, Kristin (Tyler) Townsend, Andrea (Kane) Richards, Janine Merkl (Curtis Cleveland), Jaimee (Tom) Penner, Kayla (Shaun) Courtney and Adam Gyorfi (Kristin Johnston); brother, Earl (Ernie) Lisoski of Penticton and their son Derek Lisoski, as well as 10 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, Leo and Kathryn Lisoski in 1971 and 1982; and a son, Douglas Gyorfi in 1978.

Grace was born in Edmonton on December 19, 1926 and raised in Saskatoon and Blaine Lake Saskatchewan. Following high school, she attended Saskatoon Normal School where she received her teacher training. She taught in Saskatchewan for 5 years, then at Senator Gershaw School for 2 years.

In 1953 she married Mike Gyorfi and together they farmed in the Bow Island area for 45 years.

From 1961 to 1984 she taught at St. Michael’s School in Bow Island. Her compassionate nature was evident in her teaching and her many hours spent volunteering for Bow Island organizations like C.W.L. Figure Skating Clubs, 4-H, concerts and carnivals.

Her love for family, friends and her six very special grandchildren and ten great grandchildren (the loves of her life) will live on in their hearts and will be cherished always. Grace’s life evolved around her family and friends and she was a very loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her happiest moments were spent being surrounded by her grandchildren.

Grandma’s home was special for many family gatherings.

Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Friday, from 6:00 to 6:55 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:25 a.m. Family and friends will gather for prayers in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated in Holy Family Parish (1451 Strachan Road SE) on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Albert Sayson celebrant. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the C.W.L. Bow Island, c/o St. Michael’s Church, 1101 1 St E, Bow Island, AB T0K 0G0 or the Good Samaritan Society c/o 550 Spruce Way SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1B 4P1. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: subject heading: Grace Gyorfi, or you may visit and leave a message of condolence.

Arrangements are by the

PATTISON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 540 South Railway St. SE, Medicine Hat T1A 2V6. Please call 1-866-526-2214 for further information.

One Condolence for “GYORFI Grace”

  1. Ria Welbourne says:

    To Mike & family,

    Our deepest condolence in this tragic event of Grace’s passing. May God grand her eternal rest and may she be happily re-united with Doug as well as the rest of her family and friends.

    I pray God’s blessings on you all and His comfort in this trying time!

    Love & prayers,

    Ria & Eric Welbourne

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