Posted: March 14th, 2013

Joan Edna Ebelher, beloved wife of Jim Ebelher, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Tuesday March 12, 2013 at the age of 62 years. She was very strong while living with Parkinson’s over the past seven years. She leaves to cherish her memory three children, Suzanne Ebelher (Bryan Dunn), Pat (Leah) Ebelher and their children, Jaden and Brenna, and Roxane (Terry) Schulte and their children, Kelby, Kanyon and Kaidyn. Joan is also survived by nine siblings, Sheila (Wallace) Schuetzle, Verna (Louis) Schafer, Richard (Donna) Weisgerber, Rose Marie (Kasper) Weimer, Dorothy (Ron) Gaumont, Doreen (Colin) Winzer, Helen (Larry) Lesko, Toby (Maryann) Weisgerber, Patty (Hugh) Bice; brother-in-law Don (Rose) Ebelher, her mother-in-law, Helen Ebelher and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Julia Weisgerber, her sister Audrey Weisgerber and her father-in-law, Jack Ebelher. Joan was born in Medicine Hat and was raised on a farm east of Schuler, Alberta. She married her life partner, Jim, on November 7, 1970 in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Joan worked for the Medicine Hat Diagnostic Lab. She loved to garden, golf and bake. Joan was a gracious host, always baking fresh pies and cookies her guests. She will be remembered for her loving, caring ways, her generosity and great sense of humour. Joan cherished her time with family, especially her grandchildren. Those who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Thursday, from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. and at the church on Friday from 9:30 a.m. – 10:25 a.m. Family and friends will gather for prayers in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church (238 2nd Ave N.E.) on Friday, March 15, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. with the Very Reverend Fr. Long Vu celebrant. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages the support of the Hope in Bloom campaign through www.ParkinsonAlberta.ca. or to the Parkinson Society of Southern Alberta, #101, 928 Allowance Ave SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 3G7. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Joan Ebelher, or you may visit www.gonebutnotforgotten.ca 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. Denise MacLellan says:

    Jim and family please accept my heartfelt condolences and prayers at this sad time.
    Aunt Betty and I still recall the delicious supper at your home prepared by Joan.

  2. Rita Gaumont says:

    Joan was a great girl. We used to visit as families and always enjoyed going to their house where we would sit on the steps tell stories and laugh. I know that Joanie is with God as she truly was an angel.

  3. Tami says:

    Where does one start when remembering a great woman like Joanie. She truly touched everyone’s heart when they met her. How many times we enjoyed her baking we can’t even count. Her smile and her zest for life is not something any of us will ever forget. Jim and Family please know many are thinking of you and praying that you will be okay. Take care of one another.

  4. John and Judy Morcom says:

    Roxane, Jim, Suanne,Pat and Families.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Joan was a great lady. We will miss her sense of humour and the twinkle in her eye.

  5. Dean & Donna Romane says:

    Ebelher & Schulte families,

    Please know that we are thinking of you all, and know that you must be just heartbroken. Joan was a lovely woman, gone too soon and will be missed.

  6. Frank and Ann says:

    We will miss the smiles of our golfing buddy and all the great laughs and good times. Thanks for the memories Joan! Our thoughts and prayers are with you Jim and your family on this very sad day. Love and Prayers Frank & Ann

  7. Patti Ford says:

    I’m very sad to here of Joan’s passing. I worked with her when she worked at the hospital lab and she was always full of life and laughter and had such a kind heart.
    My condolences to all of her family during this sad time.

  8. Bruce&ShirleySharp says:

    Our condolences to the Elebher families. We go to know Joan and
    through my sister in law Doreen Winzer. I know how much she will be missed by all her siblings and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  9. Charissa Martin says:

    Jim, Suzanne, Pat, Roxane, and families. I wish I could be there for the funeral but unfortunately I can’t. I will be thinking about you guys today. Joan was a fantastic lady and will be missed by all.

  10. Pat & Ed Marshall says:

    Jim, Suzanne, Pat, Roxanne & families,
    I am so sorry we could not attend the service for Joan today as we are out of town.
    I met Joan in 1970 at the MHRH in the Lab and was so fortunate to be able to work with her again when she & I came back to work there in the 80s.
    Joan was a favourite of everyone who worked with her, always professional but also such a great sense of humor – we had so many laughs together.
    Throughout her years, she showed such love and faith. We will miss her, but I know as such a loyal servant to our Lord she is now at peace with him. Blessings, Pat M

  11. Leona&DougGanshorn says:

    Jim and Families we sent to you and your families our condolences with the very sad news of Joan. As a child coming to Medicine Hat for many weddings, I always remember the joy and the big smiles that Joan had. She was always so very happy and it was so nice to see.Her happiness and smiles always shone through.Take care to everyone at this sad time. We are thinking of you.
    Leona &Doug Ganshorn.

  12. Ken & Joan Thares says:

    We are very sorry for the loss of Joan, a fantastic mother, wife and friend. YOu remain in our thoughts and prayers.
    Ken and Joan Thares, Laurie, Colin and Jolaine

  13. Ken & Joan Thares says:

    We are very sorry to hear of the loss of your wonderful wife, mother and a dear friend. You remain in our thoughts and prayers.
    Ken, Joan, Jolaine, Laurie and Colin Thares

  14. Krista Ring says:

    Roxanne and families,
    My deepest condolences for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.

  15. Paula Dollmont-Trott says:

    Roxanne and Precious Family,

    I am so very sorry for your loss of your Mom, I know how very close you all were with her. I pray that love and time will heal what no words can.

    I also know all too well ” To The World She Was Just A Mom But To You She Was The World .”

    God Bless You All,
    Paula, Chris Dominique and Colton Trotter

  16. Dropka Family says:

    Suzanne and Bryan,

    Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
    Love Lou, Kath, Austin and Quincy

  17. Gerri Holmes says:

    My deepest sympathy on the loss of your wife. May all the beautiful memories help bring you and your family comfort in the difficult days ahead.
    Gerri Holmes (Geraldine Deck)

  18. Colleen Brennan says:

    Suz – Sorry to hear about your mom. My thoughts are with you.


  19. Carol Kopec-Materi says:

    I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Joan. Her and I went to school from grade 7 to 12 and we were friends during that time. After school we saw each other frequently when I had to go to the Diagnostic Clinic. I will miss her smile and sense of humor.
    My deepest condolences go out to the families. My prayers and thoughts are with you all and God has a special Angel in heaven.

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