1945~ STRAARUP~ 2014

Posted: October 14th, 2014

Isabel Straarup lost her 12-year battle against ovarian cancer on October 10, 2014 at Medicine Hat, Alberta. Isabel was born and raised in Apple Hill, Ontario by parents Duncan and Myrtle Christie. Upon completion of high school, Isabel attended Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario receiving her BA. She went on to receive her teaching degree from UBC. Ken and Isabel moved to Medicine Hat in 1977, where Isabel taught ECS in Seven Persons. When Ken and Stan opened Main Floor Carpets in 1985, Isabel volunteered to do the books to help them get started. She ended up working there until the time of her passing. She was very passionate about her work – the last five years she was almost continuously on chemo, but kept working every day. She was determined not to let cancer take over her life. Isabel is survived by her husband and best friend, Ken; children, Michael (Stephanie) Brennan, Tammy (Kevin) Teslyk, and Jason (Erin) Straarup. Ken and Isabel have been blessed with six precious grandsons – Caden, Nathan and Zachary Teslyk, Ryler and Avery Straarup, and Jake Brennan. Isabel is also survived by her brother, Donald (Diane) Christie; as well as Ken’s brothers, sister, and parents, Stig and Hanne Andersen. Isabel loved family dinners and took pride in setting a beautiful table (we will remember the tablecloths!). Ken and Isabel enjoyed a number of fabulous trips, especially the family trips to Barbados and Bahamas, where Tammy and Kevin lived, and the most recent family camping trip. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road S.E., on Thursday October 16, 2014 at 1:00 pm with Gary W. Goran officiating. Memorial gifts in Isabel\’s memory may be made to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre, 666 – 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Isabel Straarup. 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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