Posted: November 2nd, 2021

Marienne Gwyneth Sisko of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Joseph Sisko, passed away on Thursday, October 28th, 2021. Marienne leaves to cherish her memory her children, Judi (Gayle) Ritten, Colleen Podesta (Ed Taupert), Renaye (Rocky) Lodge, Ian Sisko (Rhonda Pahl), and Grant Sisko (Alana Renz); grandchildren, Ryan (Lisa) Ritten, Christopher Ritten, Jason Ritten, Bradley Ritten, Tanys Podesta, Bethany Podesta (Corey Rabb), Jenae (Blake) Liboiron, Tyler Sisko, David Sisko, Sydney Sisko, Brody Sisko, and Brian (Sheena) Sadlowski; great- grandchildren, Ava, Ashley, Aiden, Owen, Sloan, Corey, Linkin, Caitlyn, and Anthony; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Marienne was predeceased by her husband, Joseph and mother, Mildred Eastman. Marienne was born and raised in Saskatchewan. After completing six years of university, she taught school in both Saskatchewan and Alberta and then in the latter years of her career, she worked as a school psychologist for the Catholic school division. Marienne was steadfast in her beliefs and faith. She was a devoted member of the Holy Family Parish and served in many ministries over the years. Her parish and her community were important to her and she generously volunteered her time whenever she could. She was talented in so many aspects of her life. She loved to cook, bake, sew and play bridge. Through the years she made many different craft items, clothes, as well as Halloween costumes for her children and her grandchildren. She also enjoyed embroidery and knitting, and she crafted many baby outfits over the years. She was an avid reader and traveller and was fortunate to visit many countries of the world with Joe. During the summer months, she enjoyed camping trips with her family and friends. Everyone who knew Marienne knew that she was an extremely kind, loving, gentle and peaceful person and that she loved her family very much and that she deeply treasured the moments she spent with them. Her knowledge and guidance were their foundation and her legacy. The Funeral Mass will be held at HOLY FAMILY PARISH, 1451 Strachan Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1B 4V3, on Thursday, November 4th, 2021 at 1:00 pm with Father Iqbal Khurshid and Father Philip Le officiating. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions attendance is limited to family. Family and friends are welcome to participate via livestream by logging on to the Holy Family Parish page at Streaming will begin at 12:55 p.m. on the day of service. A private Interment will follow at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Marienne’s memory may be made to the Medicine Hat & District Health Foundation ( for the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre), 666 – 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4H6. Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Marienne Sisko. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

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2 Condolences for “MARIENNE GWYNETH SISKO”

  1. HELEN CARNELLI. says:


  2. Kathi (Janzer) Busse says:

    Dear Colleen & family
    So very sorry to hear of ur Mums passing. Marienne was such a dear loving person with a gentle, warm heart, loved visiting & working @ HF Church with her. Knowing she’s wrapped in the loving arms of Our Savior Jesus must give u so much comfort. My thoughts, prayers & luv r with u & all ur family.

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