1933 ~ MATILDA WEISS ~ 2021

Posted: September 24th, 2021

Mrs. Matilda J. Weiss passed away on September 20, 2021, in Medicine Hat, Alberta, at the age of 88 years. She was the beloved wife of the late Herbert (Herb) C. Weiss. Matilda leaves to cherish her memory her loving son, Keith (Kim); daughter-in-law, Dallas; five grandchildren, Andrew (Leah), Justin (Cara), Danielle (Tyrell) Sears, Quintin (Allison), Parker (Casey); eight great-grandchildren, Quade, Aven, McKinley, Genevieve, Tristan, Audrey, Roman and Laikyn; brother, Edwin (Shirley); sisters, Pauline, Violet, Elsie (Gerry); sisters in law, Sandra, Elaine, Gladys, Laura, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Matilda was predeceased by two infant children; son, Gerald; her parents, William and Matilda Kirchenman; brothers, Herbert, Alvin, Harold, and Edgar; sisters, Carolyn and Ella; sisters- in-law, Adela (Ted), Elsie (Gordon), brothers-in-law, Cliff, Fred and Walter. Matilda was born in Fox Valley, Saskatchewan on March 14, 1933. She was one of eleven siblings. She received her education in Linacre, then later on at Alexandra School in Medicine Hat Alberta. For a short while she was employed at Medalta Potteries. Matilda was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church and a very proud member of St. Peter Lutheran Church Choir. It was during choir practice where she met Herb, they started courting, fell in love, and married in 1951. They enjoyed 63 wonderful years together. In 1956, Herb and Matilda took over the family farm. Two years later, they built a barn and raised chickens, pigs, milked cows and sold cream. Matilda looked after the animals while Herb worked at the Glass Factory as a Machinist to help make ends meet. They established Hat View Dairy in 1964, and it was during that year, working side by side in the new barn that they starting shipping fluid milk. Hat View Dairy Farm is still operating by Keith, Kim, their sons and daughters in law. One of Matilda and Herb’s proudest moments came in 2014 when the family was recognized at the Calgary Stampede and awarded Farm Family of the year for Cypress County. Matilda and Herb enjoyed traveling and many activities together, they were members of the Hat Swingers Square Dancing Club and danced for many years. They toured Europe with the club and had the honor of Square Dancing for Lady Di and Prince Charles. Some highlights of their travels included cruises to different countries with family and friends, and when the grandkids were old enough they took all five to Disneyland. Matilda, along with Herb, found great joy and were extremely proud when they could attend their grandchildren’s sporting events and other activities, she was their biggest fan and loved to tell others about their accomplishments. Matilda never said no to playing any type of card or board game when asked. She was an avid Bridge Player and loved to get together a few times a week to enjoy the game and visit with her fellow bridge playing friends. If the dealt hand wasn’t in her favor you could hear her exclaim “for pity’s sake” the group would chuckle and continue on with the game. Even though the dealt hand at the time was not the best, she always seemed to come out as a top player and had her high scores printed in the paper several times per week. Matilda was very dedicated to her church, loved the Lord and loved her church community, she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to all that had the privilege of knowing her. She will be greatly missed by all those whose lives she touched. A private funeral service will be held (current Covid-19 restrictions will be implemented) at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 758 – 8th Street SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1M5, on Saturday, September 25th, 2021 at 11:00 am with Pastor Shane Hein officiating. Family and friends are welcome to participate via livestream by logging on to www.saamis.com and joining the live webcast on Matilda’s memorial page at the above date and time. A virtual guest book is available on the livestream page for those participating remotely. Interment will follow at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Matilda’s memory may be made to St. Peter Lutheran Church at the above address. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Matilda Weiss. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

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2 Condolences for “1933 ~ MATILDA WEISS ~ 2021”

  1. Pat hannay says:

    So very sorry for the passing of Matilda she sure did enjoy her bridge always a positive attitude always a smile never getting angry
    We will miss her at our bridge games
    Rest In Peace Matilda


    We feel so sad for Matilda’s family and send our sincere condolences. An unforgettable woman for those of us that had the pleasure of meeting her. She will be missed. Our thoughts are with Keith and Kim as well as all those close to Matilda. May she rest in peace and watch over all she loved.

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