1923 ~ DAVIS ~ 2013

Posted: March 5th, 2013

Mrs. Adelaide Louise Davis, beloved wife of Dr. Allen “Doc” Davis of Medicine Hat, died peacefully on Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 at the age of 89 years. Addie also leaves to cherish her memory three children: Margaret (David) Hadley of Omemee, Ontario and their children, Allen, Laura (Brett) and their son Angus, and Anne (John); Robert “Bob” (Debra) of Medicine Hat, and their sons, Myles and Eric; Cameron (Joanne) of Medicine Hat and her children, Sofie and Stefan; one sister, Betty Dalziel of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan; extended family, Allan Brigden, Lois (Neil) Beatty, Lynda (Eldon) Haug, Ross (Joan) Brigden, James “Jim” (Betty) Horsman; as well as other extended family throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan. Addie was predeceased by her parents, George and Laura Munro; two brothers, Don (Betty) Munro and David (June) Munro; two brothers-in-law, David Dalziel and Bill Brigden; and one sister-in-law, Marion (Ted) Engel. Addie was born in Wilcox, Saskatchewan on May 23rd, 1923 where she was raised and completed high school. Addie met her future husband, Allen Davis, in 1943. She attended the Regina School of Nursing graduating in 1946. It was Addie’s pioneering spirit and thirst for knowledge that led her to continue her education at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland; Jersey City Hospital in Jersey City, New York; and University of Minnesota Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota where she was concentrating on operating room procedures. Throughout this time, Addie and Allen managed to keep in touch even though their studies had them in different places in the United States and Canada. After Allen graduated from Veterinary Medicine in the spring of 1950, they were married on December 9th of that year in Regina, Saskatchewan. Allen was a veterinarian for the Federal Government which led them to live in Moose Jaw and Maple Creek before moving to Medicine Hat in 1954 where Allen practiced veterinary medicine and established the first actual veterinary clinic in the area in the late 1950’s. Addie continued nursing at the Medicine Hat General Hospital. Due to her specialized knowledge of operating room design, she was appointed by the architects of the new 1957 Medicine Hat Municipal Hospital to design the operating rooms. For a number of years, Addie helped Allen run his veterinary practice, Medicine Hat Animal Clinic. In the early 1970’s, she returned to nursing as a Public Health Nurse retiring after 18 years. Addie had a great passion for organization and volunteering. Although she had a busy work schedule and home life, she served as the secretary for the Ladies Auxiliary for the AVMA for a number of years, the President on the Board of the Medicine Hat YMCA, the President on the Board of the Medicine Hat Figure Skating Club; and helped found and administrate the first year summer figure skating school in Medicine Hat in the early 1970’s. To round out her schedule, Addie was also a Mary Kay Consultant for a number of years. Addie and Allen travelled to various places around the world….Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Europe, the Caribbean, and throughout the United States and Canada. With a group from the YMCA, Addie also made a trip to the Orient. Addie was an independent, strong woman who will always be remembered for her forward-thinking attitude, her no-nonsense approach to life, and her caring manner. Even as her health began to decline, Addie made the most of each day and embraced life. She will be missed by her family, grandchildren, and many friends. The Funeral Service will be held in FIFTH AVENUE MEMORIAL UNITED CHURCH, 476 – 4th Street SE, on Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. with Reverend Kevin Johnston and Gary W. Goran co-officiating. Interment will take place in the Family Plot at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Addie’s memory may be made to the CNIB, #102, 520 – 2nd Street SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 0C6. Condolences may be sent throug www.saamis.com or www.gonebutnotforgotten.ca or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Addie Davis. 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. Dennis&Arlene Kusler says:

    Al, Cam and families,
    We wish to extend sincere sympathy to all of you. What an amazing life Addie has led – most definitely to the fullest. We are all blessed to have known her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Dennis & Arlene

  2. Roy & Mable Johnson says:

    Al,Cam and families.
    So sorry to hear of Addie’s passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Roy and Mable

  3. Janice & Rod Thurlow says:

    We are saddened to hear of Addie’s passing. Whenever we met, we always enjoyed our visits. She was a friendly, interesting person.
    Janice & Rod

  4. roberta darius hodgi says:

    Our sympathy to the family.We were away so did not know about her passing until
    yesterday. Darius & Roberta

  5. Jackie Greeley says:

    Dear Cam, Im so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. She was the true meaning of a “Lady”. I remember so many moments chatting with her at the Funeral Home, I admired her dignity and grace. Once again Im so very sorry for your loss. Please pass on my condolences to your Dad. Always, Jackie Greeley.