1938 ~ IRENE NITZ ~ 2019Posted: May 17th, 2019
Irene Nitz of Medicine Hat, AB, passed away on Monday, May 13th, 2019 at the age of 80 years. She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Darlene (David) Tessman of Medicine Hat, AB, Brenda (Bill) Rose of Vernon, BC, Dean Nitz of Medicine Hat, AB, Charlene (John Grona) of Strathmore, AB, and Mary (Steve) Seitz of Medicine Hat, AB; granddaughters, Lynn (Jonas) Wells, Erin (Jason) Straarup, Michele (Cameron) Dakin, Shauna Rose, Darnyll (Lance) Nitz-Jacober; Shareen Nitz, Christa Grona (Mike), Kayla Grona (Nathaniel), Lisa (Josh) Crawford, and Stephanie (Sam) Seitz-Akehurst; great-grandchildren, Jonah, Kaylem, Ryler, Avery, Ashlyn, Austin, Aeon, Zaidin, Ethan and Leigh; sisters, Georgina (Morris) Stenger and Annie (Harvey) Sackman; and numerous nephews and nieces. Irene was predeceased by her husband, Gotlieb “Gus” Nitz; parents, Valentine and Paul Bischoff; sister, Evelyn Kobley (Mike); and daughter-in-law, Charlene Nitz. Irene was born and raised in Fox Valley (God’s Country) and attended Eaglebright Elementary where she learned to spell. Irene finished school in grade 8 to help on the farm. Irene worked at the Glass Factory, The Shell and Best Western. Gus and Irene were married on October 6, 1956. They lived in Redcliff and started a family. Irene and her family moved to many places in the Medicine Hat area including Elm Street, a Ditch Rider home on a farm, Kingsway, Collier Road, Seven Persons, Southview Drive and The Good Samaritan Society. Irene loved her coffee along with her favorite activities such as puzzles, visits with friends, card games, bingo, debate, hockey and sports. Irene fought a long hard fight with COPD. She was a very strong willed, feisty lady. Irene had a way of showing affection by touching, pinching and tugging ears. Vigil Rites will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL on Sunday, May 26th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at HOLY FAMILY PARISH, 1451 Strachan Road SE, on Monday, May 27th, 2019, at 11:00 am with Father Vijaya Bathineni, Celebrant. Interment will follow in the Roman Catholic Section at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Irene’s ‘s memory may be made to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre, c/o The Medicine Hat District Health Foundation, 666 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat AB,T1A 4H6 or the The Lung Association Alberta/NWT Division, P.O. Box 4700 Station South, Edmonton, Alberta. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to email@example.com subject heading Irene Nitz. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to
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