Posted: January 11th, 2013

Katherine Margaret Getz, beloved wife of John R. Getz passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2013. Kay was the loving and devoted mother to her five children, Doug (Carol Ann), Randy (Glenys), Wayne, Glenn (Carol) and Michelle; grandmother to Corina (Todd) Peters, Colette (Gary) Benoit, Colton Getz, Krysten (Tony) Dies, Brennon (Chantel) Getz, Kyle Getz, Megan Getz (Matt), Tanisha Getz, Lyndsey Maben; great grandmother to, Tristan and Teagan Dies, Adaiah Peters, Aiden Benoit, Izzy Maben and Bria Getz. She also leaves to cherish her memory her brother, Tony (Margaret) Bitz. Kay was predeceased by her parents, John and Genevieve Bitz; her siblings, Frank, Florence, Clem, Margaret, George, Mike, Ronald and Edmond. Katherine was born in Holdfast, Saskatchewan on September 14, 1925. In 1951, she married John, her life long partner of 61 years. Together they raised five children on the family farm at Brock, Saskatchewan from 1952 retiring to Medicine Hat in 1977. They resided here for 18 years before moving to an acreage outside of Seven Persons and eventually to the Bow Island Health Centre. Katherine was active in her church and was a proud member of the C.W.L. for over 50 years. Being the loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother that she was, she had great pride in and was devoted to all of her family, who will sadly miss her. Kay will also be missed by her friends and caregivers at the Bow Island Health Centre. Those who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Friday evening from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. and on Saturday at the church from 9:00 – 9:55 a.m. Family and friends will gather for prayers in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated in the Holy Family Parish (1451 Strachan Road SE) on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. with Fr. Matthew Emmelkamp and Fr. Fred Monk concelebrants. Interment willfollow in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to remember Katherine with a donation may direct it to the Bow Island Health Centre/Extended Care Unit, 938 Centre St. Bow Island, T0K 0G0. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: subject heading: Katherine Getz, or you may visit and leave a message of condolence. Funeral Arrangements are by the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 540 South Railway St. SE, Medicine Hat T1A 4C2

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  1. Sheila Barnes says:

    My sincerest condolences to Uncle John, Doug,Randy,Glenn,Wayne, & Michelle..I am very sorry to hear that Aunt Kay has passed away, may your memories keep her close to your heart.

    Sheila Barnes(Bitz)

  2. Tom Bitz says:

    Very sorry to hear about Aunt Kay’s passing…my condolences to you, Uncle John and the family. God bless!

    Tom Bitz
    Regina, Sk.

  3. Gord & Millie Allsen says:

    Thinking of you all. May all the memories of happy times together help heal the sadness you now feel.
    Gord & Millie (Bitz) Allsen
    Swift Current, Sk.

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