Posted: October 2nd, 2020

August 5, 1932 ~ September 27, 2020

Muriel Jean Skiba (nee Dick) passed away peacefully while surrounded by her loving family at the Good Samaritans Society in, Medicine Hat on Sunday, September 27, 2020, at the age of 88 years. She was a gentle and warm hearted lady who loved her family, her dogs and being outdoors. Wherever Muriel went, she made friends and shared her great sense of humour and infectious laugh. Muriel was born and raised in Lang, SK. She was never without her dog Rover and loved to ride horses, play the piano and ice skate. Muriel married Bernard Skiba on November 30, 1951. They farmed briefly in Lang before moving to Alberta where they started their family. Muriel worked for many years for Zane’s Pharmacy and considered Sandy and Zane to be part of her family. She was involved in the United Church where she taught Sunday School and played the piano. Muriel loved music and taught piano and organ lessons to students both young and old. One of the things she was most proud of was her Golden Retrievers and her award winning kennel, Alta Gold. Following Bernard’s passing, Muriel moved into Park Meadows Village where she lived for 18 years sharing meals, card games, bingo and music with her many friends. Muriel is survived by her children, Kathi Ellis and Robert Skiba; grandson, Ian Ellis and his children, Ira and Sayla. She was predeceased by a grandson, Lucas Ellis who gifted Muriel with a third great-grandchild, Nova; she was also predeceased by her brother, Darrel Dick and sister, Bernice Moon. Kathi and Rob wish to express their gratitude to the residents and staff of Cypress View Foundation and the Good Samaritan Society for their kindness and care of their mother. The family will honour Muriel’s life with a time of silent reflection. The interment will take place in Lang, SK., in the Spring of 2021. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to the SPCA, 55 Southwest Drive S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at Honoured to serve the family is

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel Crematorium & Reception Facility, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455 “Locally owned & directed”

One Condolence for “MURIEL SKIBA”

  1. Cora-lee Gray says:

    My sincere Condolences to the family. I’m a HCA at the Cypress View Foundation. It was a real pleasure to look after Muriel . She always brought a smile to everyone’s face and a good laugh to our heart. I will truly miss her. One of my favourite resident to help and care for. Heaven received a true kind lady. ❤️

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