STRATE, SarahPosted: May 1st, 2021
The Lord has called back one of his angels. SARAH MADISON STRATE, was born May 30, 2003 at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital and passed away April 26, 2021 at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital at the age of 17.
She lived in Magrath her entire life and was in Gr. 12 at Magrath High School. She loved to sing, dance, act, go for walks and bike rides, play soccer and for the past two years sang with the Raymond Show Choir (as MHS doesn’t have one). She loved going to Waterton.
Sarah had a zest for life and would be a friend to everyone she could. She recognized those that felt isolated and alone and reached out with nonjudgmental love and concern. You almost never saw her without a smile. She was always going out of her way to say hello to everyone she could, no one was an outsider to Sarah. She was a leader in the school’s “Hope Squad.” Hope Squad is a peer-to-peer suicide prevention program. Hope Squad members are nominated by their classmates as trustworthy peers and trained by advisors. She had been selected by peers her last four years to help them, and help them she did. Many nights she was out walking, talking with anyone that needed help. Oh how Sarah loved to serve. She only stood 5’5 but would stand up to any bully’s and did her best to make the world a better place.
She was a good student and always did well in school. She was trained as a lifeguard and loved working with youth and children. She babysat for many families in Magrath and had a gift with little children instantly loving her. The past few months she worked at Roosters Grocery Store in Magrath and loved it! Sarah loved welcoming and serving people with a smile! She worked hard and wanted to make sure everyone left the store with a smile.
She was an accomplished musician. She was on Level 8 of her Royal Conservatory with Piano. It pained her when covid shut down the Show Choir and school plays. She loved to perform. She had performed in the Kiwanis Music Festival as well. This past Remembrance Day she sang at the Town of Magrath Cenotaph Service to honour our heroes.
She was spiritually mature and had a strong testimony of Jesus Christ. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She loved the temple and the scriptures. She knew the Plan of Salvation and that families can be together forever. We know we will be reunited with her again someday. Sarah will always be an example of strength, confidence, faith, courage and unconditional love. She truly was trying to be like Jesus!
Sarah is survived by her parents Ron and Kristine Strate of Magrath. Twin brothers Dawson (Ashlyn) and son Bryden in Magrath, Derek (Cassidy) in Provo, Utah, Miranda (boy friend Rhys) in Lethbridge, and Bree at home in Magrath. Grandma Faye French of Lethbridge, Grandpa and Grandma Rick and Reva Strate of Magrath. Many aunts and uncles on the French and Strate side. Many cousins that loved her so much. She was predeceased by grandpa Ed French, cousin Sean Court, great grandpa Fred Strate and great grandma Harriet Strate.
Friends and family may come meet the family Tuesday evening from 6-8:30 pm at the Garden Place Chapel in Magrath. Please bring masks, small groups will be allowed in according to covid protocols and rotated as allowed. Wednesday a private funeral service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home in Cardston at 10 am, but will be broadcast live for all who want to attend. Following the service, a private graveside service will be held for family at the Magrath Cemetery.
To WATCH the service Online or to send condolences please visit www.legacyfuneralhome.ca