Posted: January 5th, 2022

Lillian Irene Burkart of Medicine Hat passed away peacefully on December 30th, 2021 at the age of 98 years. Born to Philip and Anna Ehnisz in a Burstall, SK farmhouse, she was the sixth child in a family of 12 children. She leaves to cherish her memory her two sons, Ken (Yvonne) and Dale (Robbi); five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Viola Deering; as well as numerous nieces and nephews Lillian was pre-deceased by her husband, Herbert, in 2002. Lillian married Herbert Burkart in 1942 and together they farmed near Linacre, SK. In 1946, they left farming so Herb could attend Bible School to prepare for ministry. After completing his training, they lived in Medicine Hat until 1956 where they did part-time itinerant ministry. From 1956 to 1980 they were in full-time pastorates in Macoun, Lipton, Sask. and Winnipeg, Man. Lillian was an ideal pastor’s wife- teaching Sunday School, singing in the choir, entertaining graciously and encouraging people. People responded to her kindness and loved her. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and was a blessing to her family. She was very proud of her family and spoke only positively about her siblings and children. Lillian had many hobbies related to knitting and handwork which she did with care and skill. Lillian spent her final years in the retirement facilities of Chinook Village and Masterpiece Southland Meadows. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB, on Thursday, January 6th, 2022 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, a private family Funeral Service will be held at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB on Friday, January 7th, 2022 at 3:00 pm with Rev. Dale Burkart officiating. Family and friends are welcome to participate via livestream by logging on to www.saamis.com and joining the live webcast on Lillian’s memorial page on the above date at 2:50 pm. A virtual guest book is available on the livestream page for those participating remotely. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Lillian ‘s memory may be made to the Hillcrest Evangelical Church, 3785 13 Ave SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1B 1J2 . Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Lillian Burkart. 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.

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