Posted: June 5th, 2013

Emmelia Matuska entered into her eternal heavenly home to be with her Lord and Saviour, Jesus on June 3, 2013 at the age of 87 years. She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Elaine Aman, Bill Matuska (June Blaquiere), Marlene Matuska and Malcolm Matuska (Angela); her grandchildren, Jason Aman (Erin), Tammy Bachler, Michelle Haggart, Ronaye Beck, Shane Matuska, Marcia Matuska, Chantel Fisher (Marty) and Rachel Matuska; eleven great grandchildren; sisters, Isabell Fleck and Josephine Haberlack; sister and brother-in-law Lydia Pahl and Del Faulkner. She was predeceased by her beloved husband John Matuska; her parents, Reinhold and Bertha Paul; sisters, Evelyn Faulkner and Esther Chesney; brothers, Clarence, Sonny, Alex and Herb Paul. Emmelia was born at Walsh, Alberta on February 7, 1926. She lived most of her life in Redcliff (1953 – 2002). For the last ten years, Emmelia resided at South Country Village. She worked hard all of her life and spent many years working with pottery, first at Medalta Pottery (Medicine Hat), then at Sunburst Ceramics, Alberta Pottery and Medalta Pottery 1966 Ltd (Redcliff). She ended her working career after 20 years in housekeeping at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital. Emmelia accepted the Lord as her Saviour in 1994 and was an active member of First Assembly of God Church. She lived for her family and loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren unconditionally. She was a kind, generous, and selfless woman who was always giving to others. Emmelia loved to cook and we especially remember the knipfla, strudels, and kuchen. Her daughters and granddaughters have fond memories of helping mom/grandma in the kitchen. Emmelia had a great memory and never forgot birthdays, anniversaries, or other important dates. She also loved to watch hockey or other sportsespecially when played by her family. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Sunnyside Nursing Home for their excellent care over the years, and especially Jose and Gail who were with her in her final hours. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the church on Thursday from 9:30 – 10:25 a.m. The funeral service will be held in the First Assembly of God Church on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Ken Roset officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the First Assembly of God Church c/o 395 9th Street SE, Medicine Hat, T1A 1N4. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: subject heading: Emmelia Matuska, 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. Marvin & Joanne Nage says:

    Bill & June,

    Thinking of you as you mourn the passing of your Mom. Our thoughts are with you and your families at this time.

    Marvin & Joanne

  2. Sharon Reich says:

    Dear Marcia, Marlene, Bill, Elaine and families.

    So sorry to learn of the passing of your mom and grandmother.

    Auntie Sharon

  3. Pat Washburn says:

    Sending prayers and sympathy on the passing of your beloved Mum… I remember your Mum as an dignified , smiling and quite lady , always saw her in church . Patsy [Pollock] Washburn

  4. Darlene & Len says:

    Our condolences to the families of Emmelia. Sorry to hear of your mom’s passing Bill & June and Marlene, as well as Elaine(whom I only meet once)and Malcolm(also only meet a couple of times).

  5. Marlene Coderre Rath says:

    With Sympathy and Prayers – may the depth of your faith and the love of those who share your loss comfort you at this time. Your mother was a wonderful lady.

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