Posted: May 14th, 2021

Born May 10, 1921 Southey, Saskatchewan.

Died May 9, 2021 Calgary, Alberta.

Our mom, our grandma, Emma (Stettner) McElgunn, peacefully passed away surrounded by flowers, prayers and hymns one day before her 100th birthday. Emma was predeceased by her husband, Joseph McElgunn, April 2008; and by her sons, Dr. Dennis (Linda) McElgunn, March 2020 and Brian (Elaine) McElgunn, August 2020. She is survived by her children, Michela Smith (Walter), Dr. Patrick McElgunn (Karen) and Kelly (Kevin) Rockabar; her sisters, Helen Nerenberg and Marguerite Thomas; her grandchildren, Sean (Christina) and Ryan (Kristen) McElgunn; Jamie (Chad) and Byron (Nikita) McElgunn; Reilly, Adam (Andrea) and Eric (Roz) Smith; Hannah (Sam) McElgunn; and Kyle and Taylor (Carter) Rockabar; and nine great grandchildren. Emma was an executive of the Canadian Restaurant Association, was active in the family restaurants and catering businesses, was a member of the Catholic Women’s League, The Elks, The Royal Canadian Legion, Ladies of the Royal Purple, and so much more. Emma was an open-hearted woman, always inviting people into her home and around her table. Emma and Joe were great entertainers and amazing dancers. She had a penchant for rescuing those in need. Emma loved all babies – especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She played the piano, by ear, like a pro – entertaining everyone until her late, late 90’s. Emma was a strong and vibrant woman. She and Joe were inspirational parents and grandparents – sharing a passionate interest in education, learning, and adventuring with children and grandchildren. We wish her more love as she rejoins Joe, the peppery love of her life, in heaven. We would like to thank the staff of Carewest Garrison Green 4th Floor for the extraordinary and loving care they lavished on our special mom and grandma. The Funeral Service will be held at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, 238 – 2nd Avenue NE, MEDICINE HAT, AB T1A 5Z9, on Thursday, May 27th, 2021 at 1:00 pm with Fr. Roque Pereira officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Due to Covid-9 restrictions attendance is by invitation only. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Emma McElgunn. 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.

One Condolence for “EMMA McELGUNN”

  1. Ken and Marlene Ingenthron says:

    Pat and Michelle & Families,
    We are so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. She had such a busy, successful life and I’m sure you have many wonderful memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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