1915 ~ LEITCH ~ 2013

Posted: November 25th, 2013

Gladys Leitch of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Alden Leitch, passed away on Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 at the age of 98 years. Gladys leaves to cherish her memory children, Louise Leitch of Edmonton, Darwin (Beth) Leitch of Vegreville, Jean (Marino) Rapuano of Lethbridge, Joyce Harpell, Betty (Dennis) Jorgenson, Harold (Val) Leitch, and Linda (Mick) Turnbull, all of Medicine Hat; 25 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren; and 31 great-great-grandchildren. Gladys was predeceased by her husband, Alden in 1974; her parents, Walter and Florence Bregg; one son, Gerald; one brother, Joseph; one sister, Isobel; one son-in-law, Jim; one granddaughter, Sandra; and one grandson, Don. Gladys was born on October 28th, 1915 in Creelman, Saskatchewan where she was raised and attended school graduating from Grade 12. She was married on October 13th, 1934 to David “Alden” Leitch in Rose Valley, Saskatchewan where they made their home and remained for 22 years. In July 1956 Gladys and Alden settled in Medicine Hat. Gladys was an avid Medicine Hat Tigers and Toronto Maple Leafs fan attending two Memorial Cups. She enjoyed singing, dancing, knitting, sewing, and baking. She volunteered for many organizations becoming President of the Veiner Centre Senior Citizen Council and receiving the Alberta Medal of Community Service. Gladys truly loved her family and friends and will be lovingly remembered by them all. The Funeral Service will be held in WESTMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 101 – 6th Street SE, on Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. with Reverend Leroy Angle and Reverend Bob Findley co-officiating. Interment will follow in the Family Plot at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Gladys’ memory may be made to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, #124, 430 – 6th Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2S8, or to The Salvation Army, 164 Stratton Way SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1B 3R3. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Gladys Leitch. Radio funeral announcement can be heard on Monday 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. Freda Bertelsen says:

    Dear Harold and Valerie and families: Please accept our condolences on the passing of your mom, she was a wonderful lady, she can now bowl and watch hockey with our mom and the angels. Freda and Harold

  2. Dixie Larocque says:

    Harold and Val — my thoughts are with you as you go through this difficult time.

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