1947 ~ RIES ~ 2014

Posted: October 1st, 2014

Violet Rose Ries, beloved wife of Ralph Ries of Medicine Hat, passed away on Monday, September 29th, 2014 at the age of 67 years. Violet also leaves to cherish her memory her children, Gerald Ries, Angela Campbell (Harvey Tams), and Kevin (Trina) Ries; four grandchildren, Breanna and Graham Campbell, and Kayden and Karter Ries; her mother, Mary Miller; one brother, James Miller; five sisters, Adeline Gunderman, Delores (Bob) Maynard, Maggie (Willie) Durrschnabel, Irene Beauchesne, Loretta (Ernie) Lefebvre; two brothers-in-law, Bob Kimmie and Joseph (Nina) Ries; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Violet was predeceased by her father, Matthew; one son, Robin in infancy; and one sister, Jeanette Kimmie. Violet was born on May 18th, 1947 and was raised in the Richmound area. She married Ralph on October 22nd, 1966 and they moved to Leader in 1969. Violet worked at the Leader Hospital for over 30 years until moving to Medicine Hat in 2009, where she made many new friends. She loved flowers and gardening and also enjoyed playing cards, socializing and prayer time at the condo. She was an excellent baker and cook, and was always willing help someone in need. Family was very important to Violet, and her grandchildren held a very special part of her heart. She will be deeply missed by her family and many friends. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Wednesday from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. and at HOLY FAMILY PARISH, 1451 Strachan Road SE, on Thursday from 12:30 to 1:25 p.m. Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be said at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at HOLY FAMILY PARISH on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. with Father Philip Le, celebrant. A Private Interment will take place in the Roman Catholic Section at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Violet\’s memory may be made to the Palliative Care Ward or to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre, both c/o Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, 666 – 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Violet Ries. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, \”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. Scott & Betty Peters says:

    To my cousin Ralph and family

    Very sorry to hear of your tremendous loss.
    Am thinking of you.
    Sorry won’t be able to make the funeral.

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