ALICE MAY GYORKOS-HAUCK

Posted: September 3rd, 2013

(NEE RINKER)
Alice passed away peacefully with family by her side on August 29th, 2013 at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital at the age of 81. Alice was born in Empress, Alberta on January 27th, 1932 and grew up in the Cavendish area. She moved to Medicine Hat to further her education, attending St. Theresa’s Academy. While attending St. Theresa’s, Alice met Ignatius Gyorkos, her future husband. Ignatius and Alice were married in 1950 and spent many happy years together. They raised seven children while running the family business, Gyorkos Cleaners. In 1990, Ignatius passed away; Alice sold the business and moved to her home on Riverside. In 1995, Alice married John Hauck and they lived happily together on Riverside until John’s death in 2007. Alice was a dedicated supporter of the CWL, serving as President and was active on many committees. She also spent many hours volunteering at St. Patrick’s Parish. Alice loved her garden and created a beautiful and peaceful place for many to enjoy. She was happiest when her family was around her, and her home was the centre of many happy gatherings. Alice was a special wife, Mother, Grandmother, and friend. With grace and a quiet strength she always made those around her feel loved and supported. Alice will be missed by her children: Marie (Frank), Michael (Jane), Mark (Dianna), Stephen, Mathew (Sally), Stephanie (David), and Aaron (Lise); and grandchildren: Evan, Sarah, Nathan, Kassia, Landon, and Benjamin. Alice will be lovingly remembered by the Hauck family: sister-in-law, Martha Hauck; and John’s children: Connie (Ken), Eric (Sherry), Carol (Mike), Delores (Marty), Tim (Shirley), and Tom (Deceased) (Cynthia) and their families; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Vigil Rites (prayers) will be said at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Monday, September 2nd, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated in ST. PATRICK’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 238 – 2nd Avenue NE, on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with Father Long Vu, celebrant. Interment will follow in the Roman Catholic Section at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Alice’s memory may be made to St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church CWL, 238 – 2nd Avenue NE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5Z9. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or www.gonebutnotforgotten.ca or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Alice Gyorkos-Hauck. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone (403)528-2599

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  1. Vincent Darr says:

    Aaron, I’m very sorry to learn of the passing or your mother. My heart goes out to you and your entire family.

    Respectfully,

    Vincent Darr
    San Rogue
    CUBA

  2. Mauros says:

    We here at Mauro’s would like to extend our sympathies to the family of Alice.
    I spent many hours visiting with Alice at the restaurant. We did a lot of reminiscing about our families. She always spoke highly and with a lot of love about you all!! She left a wonderful legacy.
    I will certainly miss our afternoons solving the worlds problems and pondering the past…
    Thinking of you all.
    Bob and staff at Mauro’s

  3. Margaret Simon says:

    Mark, Di, Nathan and Kassia,
    We were so very sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. May time and fabulous memories heal the crater left behind in your heart. No doubt heaven has a beautiful new flower today. Thinking of you.
    Maggie and Robin Simon

  4. Mauros says:

    We are all so sorry to hear of Alice’s passing. She spoke of all of you with much love.
    We will miss her words of wisdom, and her keen sense of humour!!
    You are all in our thoughts.

    Bob and staff at Mauro’s

  5. Dawn says:

    Our most sincere condolences for your loss. May you be comforted in knowing that the Almighty God intends to finish off death, that one day we will live without ever having to part from those we love (Revelation 21:3-4).
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Dawn.

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