Posted: April 22nd, 2013

Mabel Eileen Pedersen, nee McPherson, passed away April 20, 2013. She was the eldest daughter of Everett Garfield and Margaret (Robson) McPherson of Vulcan. She was born in Carmangay, August 19, 1912. To treasure her life are her family and many friends. In Ft. St. John, are her son, Charles (Judi), grandchildren Vincent (Kelli) Pedersen, Velynda (Basil) Szoo, Valerie (Jim) Kantz; in Redcliff, her daughter Shirley Rose, grandsons John (Lisa) in New Jersey, Charlie (Rachel) in Sechelt; and her son Robin (Joy) in Helena, Alabama, grandson Rodney (Stephanie) in New York. She will be remembered fondly by her great grandchildren: Tyson and Dane; Tell and Shayla; Mariah, Aleisha, and Tonya; Morgan and Michael; Henry and Ella. She will be fondly remembered by the families of her sisters. Mabel was predeceased by her husband, Ed, in 1967, and by her sisters Edna Discher, and Dora Drummond. Mabel was gifted with many strong talents which she developed throughout her life. She was an avid golfer, strong tennis and badminton player. She loved to spend time in her garden and have lunch in her yard with her family and friends. Her quick and assertive wit could be heard over a good game of bridge, during rehearsals, and most recently, enjoyed by the marvellous staff at River Ridge. Her musical contributions covered our community through her beloved Tartones, Medicine Hat Symphony, Medicine Hat Musical Theatre, piano and organ lessons given, and as organist for Pattison’s, St. John’s, and Westminster. She packed each day with a healthy routine and believed in keeping her calendar full. Her family was a source of immense pride and joy, and she loved being in their presence. The funeral service will be held in the St. John’s Presbyterian Church (504 2nd Street SE) on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Nancy Cocks officiating. Interment will follow later in the day in the family plot in the Mountain View Cemetery in Lethbridge. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 504 2nd Street SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 0C6. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@ subject heading: Mabel Pedersen, 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. Lynn Needham says:

    Shirley and family;
    Many fond memories of working with Mabel when she was the organist at Pattisons.
    Lynn Needham

  2. dawn says:

    Our most heartfelt condolences for your loss. May you find comfort in relying on Almighty God through this difficult time (Psalmes55:22).

  3. donna graham says:

    Planning Vulcan’s 100 Anniversary and we’re inviting people who had connection with Vulcan so are sorry to hear of Mabel Pedersen’s passing. I would appreciate any family member addresses so we can keep in contact for further history and invite to celebrations

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