Posted: April 9th, 2013

Theresa Kambeitz was called into eternal life on April 6, 2013 at Meadowlands Retirement Home in Medicine Hat, at the age of 100 years and seven months. Daughter of George and Elizabeth (Rieger) Klein, Theresa was born on Sept. 18, 1912 in Regina, SK, the third of nine children.  The following year the family homesteaded south of Leader, SK near Krupp Post Office.  Theresa attended Neufeld School where she excelled in her studies. In 1932 she married Frank Kambeitz and together they raised nine children, mainly in the village of Richmound where the couple lived for 53 happy years.  Her life was a life of loving service within her family, her church and her community. In addition to her love of family and friends, Theresa loved reading, curling, gardening, singing in the choir and entertaining guests.  After their children were grown up, Theresa and Frank took travels to Europe, Israel, Hawaii, the East and West coasts of Canada and several U.S. states.   A woman of deep faith, she watched Daily Mass on TV in her later years. Her children are most grateful to Doctor Jeraj as well as to the staff at Meadowlands Home for the care and compassion extended to Theresa during her sunset years.  Left to cherish her memory are her nine children: Josephine (Bill) Stodalka, Ben (Pamela), Rosemarie/Sister Teresita, George (Jean), Carol Sproul, Dolores Stodalka (Ken Reynolds), Jerry (Agneta), Peter (Lynda) Sereda and Audrey (Keith) Eslinger;  37 grandchildren, 28 great- grandchildren; one brother George (Josephine) Klein, one sister Anne (Joe) Cox, and one sister-in-law Kati Klein.  She was predeceased by her husband Frank (2005); her mother (1937), her father (1951), two sisters Julia (Ben) Hicke and Margaret (Wendel) Laturnus and four brothers Ben (Elizabeth), Lin, Tony (Rose) and Father Kasper, OMI; all her Kambeitz in-laws; son-in-law Don Stodalka (2000) and grandchildren Paul (1990) and Susan (1958) Stodalka. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any organization dedicated to the aid of needy children. A Vigil of Prayer will be held on Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 at Pattison Funeral Home at 7:00 p.m.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, April 11th, 2013 at Holy Family Church, 1451 Strachan Road S.E., at 10:30 a.m. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Theresa Kambeitz, 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. D.&R.Hodgins says:

    Sincere sympathy to the family !
    What wonderful memories you have.

  2. Anne Cox says:

    To the Family of Theresa – grandchildren and great-grandchildren:
    We are all going to miss a remarkable woman that we loved, and who loved us in return. Her death has certainly left a bit of a hole in my heart. We have many great memories of her acts of courage and love – We know she will continue to pray for all of us.
    With Sympathy and with Love –
    Aunt Anne, Uncle Joe and the Grogan family – Mary, Patricia, Eileen, Sharon and Paul. God Bless.

  3. HARRY McINTEE says:

    Sister Teresita:
    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Your mother has had a long life and was there to be your first teacher in the faith and saw that you were prepared for life by her but I am so thankful that she allowed and supported you in you music career… it has been so beneficial for so many.
    I am saying Mass for Theresa tomorrow.
    Hope to see you soon. Harry

  4. Yvonne & Will Nickel says:

    Sincere sympathy to all the family for the loss of your Mom/Grandma/Great Grandma. She will be missed.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers
    Yvonne, Will and girls.

  5. dawn says:

    Our most sincere condolences for your loss, may you find comfort in God’s promise to do away with death (Revelation21:3-4)…a time when we will never have the fear of being separated from those we love.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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