Posted: February 22nd, 2013

Irene Viola Leidal of Medicine Hat, passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at the age of 85 years. She leaves to cherish her memory two daughters, Karyn Leidal and her husband John Armstrong, Connie Leidal and her husband Gary Tuchscherer all of Calgary. She was predeceased by her parents, Maggie and William Kienzle; two brothers, Clarence in 1971 and Harold in 1976. Irene was a long time member of the Westminster United Church and the U.C.W. She was a real people person who loved her family and friends. Irene was a goer and a doer. She loved to talk, dance, sing and had a real zest for life. The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the very caring staff of Valleyview Continuing Care for their kindness and caring over the past years and to Drs. Roxanne Swiegers and Peter Best. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant David Townsend. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Medicine Hat and District Health Foundation or to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre (Medicine Hat Regional Hospital) 666 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 4H6. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Irene Leidal, or you may visit www.gonebutnotforgotten.ca 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. Marilyn Herrmann says:

    To the family of Irene:
    I worked with Irene at Sears many years ago in 1980/81 when I was a young college student. She took me under her wing and always had valuable advice and lessons. She was spirited, honest and above all, treasured her family. We worked together for just under a year but she made a lasting positive impact on my life. I share in your grief but hope you will find solace in your memories and the memories of others. That is a beautiful picture of her — exactly as I remember her!! My deepest condolences to you all
    Marilyn Herrmann

  2. Karen Miller says:

    I also worked with Irene at Sears starting in 1986. We had some good laughs together. I will never forget the day she came to work with two different coloured shoes. We laughed and laughed that day!

  3. Judy Shand says:

    Dear Karyn and Connie –
    Time moves on and gradually the names of those we knew and enjoyed begin to appear in obituaries, provoking lots of memories and thoughts of days gone by. I’m sending warm sympathy to you as you grieve the loss of your Mom – always an energetic, interested and kind part of the communal parenthood back home. May you remember her with both laughter and tears. She was a good sport and taught us a lot.

  4. michael hayes says:

    Karyn and Connie, please accept my sincere condolences. So sorry to hear of the loss of your mom.

  5. Gail Clarke says:

    I also worked with Irene for many years at Sears. She truly was a caring and loving person. Her memories will be carried forward by many others and hopefully this will bring you peace at this sad time.

  6. Pamela Singletary says:

    Karen and family

    My sincere condolences for your loss. May the sorrow that you are feeling in your heart be lighten by the love that surrounds you and the memories of your mother shine on.

  7. Gary Botter & Family says:

    Connie and Karen, so sorry to hear about your Mom. It was so good to see her at the Birthday party you hosted for her. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Gary Botter & Family.

  8. Cheryl Cohen says:

    My condolences to Karyn, John and Connie. I hope your many memories of Irene and the support of family and friends help during this difficult time.

  9. Sharon Charlton says:

    To Irene’s Family
    I also worked with Irene at Sears, I was in Menswear and she was in Shoes. After she retired she actually met my Mom Maxine Charlton and they became good friends. Mom and Irene went to Veiner center for dances and meals and out for coffees and lunches.
    My mom passed 5 years ago and now they will be reunited in Heaven and I bet they are out Dancing it up again. My deepest Condolences.

  10. Marguerite Boisjolie says:

    Karyn, we were sad to read about the passing of your mom. Our prayers are with you. Gerry and Marguerite

  11. Mary Ann Benoit says:

    To Irene’s loving family,
    My sincere condolences at this time. Irene was a wonderful person who was always caring and supportive in TOPS. I shared many a Wednesday Evening with her and will always remember her fondly. Take care of each other and lean on family and friends to help you through this sad time.
    Mary Ann TOPS

  12. Merle L Davies says:

    Deepest sympathy – I was away & just got back or I would have been at the funeral. She was a grand lady & a friend of my Aunt Flo & Uncle Merl

  13. Darlene Gallup Moore says:

    Dear Karyn and Connie. I was saddened to see the loss of your Mom. I think I spent more time at your house when we were young than I did at my own. We have lost touch but I do think of you both often as I did with your Mom. Please accept my deepest sympathies and I know she is keeping everyone on thier toes up in Heaven.

  14. Dawn says:

    Our deepest condolences, may the Almighty God strengthen you and give you healing…may you fin comfort in His promise of everlasting life (John 3:16) an eternity with those we love, never having to part ways.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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