Posted: January 22nd, 2013

Reuben Becker of Medicine Hat passed away peacefully on Friday, January 18, 2013, at the age of 82 years, beloved husband of the late Evelyn Becker. He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Brad (Dixie) Becker of Edson and Joanne Becker and her husband Rob Macdonald of Medicine Hat; two grandchildren, Brandy (Evert) Jonker and Guy Becker; three great grandchildren, Ethan, Brody and Lucas; four brothers, Albert (Alice) Becker, Edward Becker, Helmut Becker and Harvey (Josephine) Becker; one sister, Violet Aberle; his beloved in-laws the Neitz’s as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Katie and Jacob Becker; his loving wife of 51 years, Evelyn Becker who passed away on December 17, 2003; four brothers, Art, Alfred, Edwin and Leonard and two sisters, Edlina Odenback and Eva Kuch. Reuben came from a family of 12; 8 brothers and 3 sisters. He was born on December 23, 1930 near Schuler, Alberta. Reuben married Evelyn Neitz on August 9, 1952 at Grace Baptist Church in Medicine Hat. He worked at IXL Industries for 45 years. Reuben and Evelyn were one of the first residents of Chinook Village where he resided until his passing. He enjoyed teasing his caregivers and loved his time there. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. George Brandt officiating. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre (Medicine Hat Regional Hospital) c/o 666 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 4H6. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: subject heading: Reuben Becker or you may visit and leave a message of condolence. Funeral Arrangements are by the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 540 South Railway St. SE, Medicine Hat T1A 4C2

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  1. Mike Tivadar says:

    Jo and Mac,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with at this difficult time.
    Mike and Pat Tivadar

  2. Jason Becker says:

    I spent a lot of time at Uncle Reuben’s house in my youth. The thing I remember most about him is that he always had a smile on his face. He was always so cheerful and my brother and I always enjoyed our time there.

    Very sorry to hear about his passing.

    My thoughts are with his family.



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