1917 ~ MEHRER ~ 2013

Posted: February 12th, 2013

Bertha Evelyn Mehrer (Eliasson) passed away peacefully at the age of 95 years at Riverview Care Centre on Friday, February 8th, 2013.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Paul Mehrer; her daughter, Doreen (Jim) Schank; her sons, Carl (Jean) Eliasson, Gerald (Bernadette) Eliasson and Olaf (Betty) Eliasson; as well as her grandchildren, Kim, Carrie and Jason; Douglas and Tim; Dorothy Anne and Jody; Jim and Tracy. She is also survived by numerous great grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews. Mom was predeceased by her husband of 36 years, Nick Eliasson; her parents, Irven and Cassie Chesley; her sisters, Hattie Chesley, Isabel Matley and Maye Taylor; her brother, Phelps Chesley; and her grandson, Gerry Jr. Eliasson. Mom was born on August 1st, 1917 in Nokomis, Saskatchewan, eventually moving to Medicine Hat in the fall of 1951. As an active member of Westminster United Church, she willingly served the congregation in as many ways as needed and was a proud member of the Electra UCW. She loved time in her garden, took great pride in her flowers, and cherished her time spent outside reading while enjoying a cup of tea. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren will always be thankful for countless hours spent with her, be it dancing while she played the accordion, precious one-on-one time, or listening while she told us stories and taught us our proper manners. After many years of being a widow, Mom was fortunate enough to meet Paul, who became her second husband in 2004. They enjoyed each other’s company up until the time of her passing. We, the family of Bertha, would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of the staff at Riverview Care Centre who went above and beyond and treated Mom with kindness, compassion, love and dignity. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Tuesday, February 12th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held in SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL on Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment will follow in the Family Plot at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Bertha’s memory may be made to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, 124, 430 – 6th Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2S8 or to the Charity of One’s Choice. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or www.gonebutnotforgotten.ca or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Bertha Mehrer. Radio funeral announcement can be heard on Tuesday around 12:35 p.m. on 93.7 Praise FM. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone (403)528-2599

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  1. Shannon Mills says:

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother and grandmother. I enjoyed the visits my mom, Renee Sporre, and I had with Bertha,over tea. She had so many stories to tell! Susan and Brennan are away on holidays so we send condolences on their behalf. Take care!

    Shannon and Greg Mills

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