1963 ~ EDITH BECKER ~ 2021Posted: March 5th, 2021
Edith Becker of Medicine Hat passed away on February 28, 2021 at the age of 57 years. Edith was born in Gull Lake on July 10, 1963, she would have turned 58 this year. She was born special in so many ways, but she had many hurdles to overcome to live a full life. Edith lived in Swift Current for a short time and then came to Medicine Hat. Through the wonderful support programs that Medicine Hat has to offer she was able to live and work independently. She spent time at the Kinsmen Training Center, worked at the Veiner Center, a Daycare in Crescent Heights and the bottle depot. She also attended George P. Vanier School. Edith enjoyed the many friendships that she made here through Redi Enterprises and CORE. She has had some exceptional workers in her life, most notably Crystal Deobald and Natasha Hagel. She lived in her own apartment, had weekend sleepovers with her special friends Christine, Carol, and Monica where they would watch movies and order take-out. She learned 10 pin bowling thanks to the careful and watchful coaching of Pat Enns and was able to participate in Special Olympics. She had numerous trophies and medals that she was extremely proud of. She really enjoyed her bus trips with her companions, but none more than Tim Pedley (her sweetie). Edith always had a special wit about her and loved family gatherings. We had many evenings of card games and Sunday suppers. She loved birthdays and Christmas. She loved getting presents, and she loved going on trips. She would call people “turkey” and would get a great kick out of teasing and badgering but always in a loving way. She had a wonderful laugh and a beautiful smile. She sometimes used to crush hard on her sisters spouses and would disown us if we tried to limit the phone calls. She loved “blue ice cream” and Dairy Queen Oreo blizzards. Her routine was to visit Dairy Queen daily for a fill up. She had her own booth and would bring her bag of crosswords and knitting. If someone would be sitting at her booth, she would patiently wait until they went to the washroom, and she would take her spot back. Everyone knew her there and they treated her special. She also really enjoyed her “Tim Bits” and Pepsi!. She was a bit of a trickster, and loved interacting with other people. She used to go up to the Co-op on 13th avenue to visit her sweetie, Tim. He was always happy to see her. She enjoyed music and dancing and the many social activities provided through CORE and REDI. As Edith got older, she unfortunately suffered from Dementia and later seizures. She came full circle and became a resident at 13th Street (Vanier House) which was where she had once gone to school. She was reunited with many of her friends that she made and workers that knew her from the start. The care and compassion, love and support that she received there felt like a fitting place for her to spend her remaining time. I will forever be grateful for the compassionate care that she received there. Shelley, Donia, Judy, Sofia, Gloria, Mercy, Alex, Amparo, Apiny, Darrel, Jayson, Mia, Veronica, Lavanya, Cathy, and the many others made every day count. Pre-Covid there were many outings which she enjoyed immensely. It was her home. Edith was predeceased by her nephew, Graeme Porter; father, Alex Becker and her mother, Mary Becker. She leaves to cherish her two sisters, Myrna (Keith) Porter and Norma (Ray) Fewer; nephews, Sean, Devin (Alexandria); niece, Kendra Porter; nephew, Brad and niece, Kimberly Lindsay. She will forever remain in our hearts as she was a special gift that made us all better people. Special thanks to Dr. Van Mulligan, Dr. Ciubota, Dr. Thorogood, Devonna Sannachan, Eileen Cote, paramedics, CORE and REDI. There will be a private family service at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel on Friday, March 5, 2021 at 2:00 pm. Friends are invited to view the service via live streaming at www.saamis.com through the webcast link on Edith’s memorial page starting at 1:55 pm. Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org subject heading Edith Becker. Funeral arrangements by
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