1942 ~ AUDREY AMMANN ~ 2017

Posted: August 24th, 2017

With great sadness we announce the passing of Audrey Ammann, wife, mother, grandmother and friend on Monday, August 21, 2017 at the age of 75 years. Audrey is survived by her husband of 56 years, Fred Ammann, loyal sons Darren (Sarah) and Todd (Elisha). She was known as the “World’s Best Grandma” to Tanner, Tyler, Grace and Emily. Audrey is also survived by her loving sisters Janice (James) Austin and Ethel and their families. Extended family and many friends will also miss Audrey’s smile. Born in Medicine Hat, AB on January 15, 1942 to Otto and Frieda Reuer, Audrey grew up in both Medicine Hat and the family farm in Alliance, AB. Audrey enjoyed her childhood on the farm with her sisters Janice and Ethel and their weekly trips to town for the movie theatre and, as they became teens, to Saturday night dances. Audrey moved back to Medicine Hat to attend college, during which time she was introduced to Freddie Ammann. She immediately fell in love with his “Elvis style” hair and charm and in 1961 they were married. In 1963 they welcomed their first son Darren. Audrey loved being a mother and savored every moment. Later they moved to Stettler, Alberta, where they welcomed their second son Todd. Audrey dotted after her children and was always cooking their favorite dishes for them, right until the last months of her life. After a move back to Medicine Hat in 1970 Audrey and Fred invested in and managed a new hotel, the Travelodge. Hotel life was busy but they took pride in their work and made many lasting friendships along the way. The arrival of grandsons Tanner and Tyler brought a new focus to Audrey’s life as becoming a Grandmother was one of her greatest joys. During retirement Audrey and Fred continued traveling all over the world…warm weather was always Audrey’s favorite destination, Hawaii especially. When granddaughters Grace and Emily arrived Audrey relished in spoiling her little girls, whether it was with fancy dresses or ice cream, Grandma would never say no. Audrey was always generous to those she knew and loved. Happy to share her love of cooking of kuchen, strudel, cabbage rolls or homemade pickles, everyone always enjoyed a meal at Audrey and Fred’s home. Her infectious laughter, determination and warm hugs will be sadly missed by all of her family and friends. The Funeral Service will be held at MEDICINE HAT EXHIBITION AND STAMPEDE GROUNDS, AUDITORIUM, 2055 – 21 Avenue SE, on Monday, August 28th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Bob Findley officiating. A private interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Audrey’s memory may be made to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, 340A Maple Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 7L5. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Audrey Ammann. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, “The Chapel in the Park” #1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5 (403)528-2599 www.saamis.com inquiry@saamis.com Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.

4 Condolences for “1942 ~ AUDREY AMMANN ~ 2017”

  1. Mauros says:

    Dear Fred and family… I’m so sorry to hear of Audrey’s passing. Audrey was one of the nicest people I have met in my many years of serving. She was always so happy, polite, and seemed one of the kindest and funniest people I have met.
    Please accept my most sincere condolences!!
    (Shirley) Mauro’ Italian Cafe & Bar

  2. Dennis and Carol Comm says:

    Dear Fred
    So sorry to hear of Audrey’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Our condolences go out to you and your family.
    Dennis and Carol Comm

  3. Dan & Dianna Endersby says:

    Fred, Darren, Todd and families
    We are so saddened to hear of your loss. Audrey was such an amazing and fun loving person. She will be missed by all. Our thoughts are with you and yours.
    Dan & Di

  4. Ruby McCuaig says:

    Fred and family. Such a shock to hear of Audrey’s passing! I find it hard to believe- as you probably also, do. My heartfelt sympathies to all of you.

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