Posted: July 30th, 2014

1950 ~ 2014
Patricia Ann Braden, beloved wife of Nelson and devoted mother to Jonathan (Sarah) and Kaitlan, passed away peacefully at St. Joseph\’s Carmel Hospice on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at age 64 years.  Ann was the fourth of five children born to Joe and Loraine Thacker, and from an early age she was the spark of the family.  She spread her positive spirit to others as an acitve member of the community.  Ann\’s bubbly personality and “gift of the gab\’\’ led to the creation of many lifelong friendships everywhere she lived and visited.  She always had a smile on her face, living her life with the mottos “it is what it is\’\’ and “an apple pie without the cheese is like a kiss without the squeeze\’\’.  Ann is survived by her four siblings, Joe (Bev), May (Brian) Gudmundson, Tom (Coreen) and Barry (Silvia); aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends.  She was predeceased by her parents, Joe and Loraine Thacker.  The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to all of Ann’s health care providers for their genuine caring and hospitality for Ann, her family and friends.  If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to St. Andrew\’s United Church stained glass memorial fund, P.O. Box 36, Bow Island, AB., T0K 0G0 or St. Joseph\’s Carmel Hospice, 156 – 3 Street N.E., Medicine Hat, AB., T1A 5M1.   Prayers for Ann will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W.,  Medicine Hat on Thursday July 31, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. The memorial service will be held at St. Andrew\’s United Church in Bow Island, 139 – 2 Avenue West, Bow Island on Friday, August 1, 2014 with Reverend Sheila McLeod officiating.  Interment will follow at the Bow Island Cemetery and lunch will follow at Cherry Coulee Christian Academy. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting  Honoured to serve the family is COOK SOUTHLAND Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4  Phone 403-527-6455.)  Honoured to serve the family is Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta  T1A 4V4  Phone 403-527-6455.

One Condolence for “ANN BRADEN”

  1. Dawn says:

    Please accept our most sincere condolences. May you find comfort in the Almighty God’s promise of everlasting life ( John 17:3) an eternity with loved ones never having to part ways.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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