1934 ~ FORBES ~ 2015

Posted: May 6th, 2015

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Thelma Viola Forbes of Medicine Hat, passed away on Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 at the age of 80 years. Thelma leaves to cherish her memory her sons, Timothy “Tim” (Susan) Forbes of Medicine Hat and Steven (Tracy) Forbes of Redcliff; four grandchildren, Tim Forbes Jr. (Kristi Smith) and their son, Xandr, Brianna Forbes, Grant Forbes and Cassandra Forbes; two brothers-in-law, Alex Forbes and Vern (Pat) Forbes; nieces and nephews, Rick (Lori) Gallant, Blake Gallant, Vickie (Derrick) Schmidt and Kevin Gallant; and dear friend, Myrna Bisson. Thelma was predeceased by her parents, Walter and Florence Higman; one brother, Harold Switzer; one sister, Doreen Gallant; and one sister-in-law, Mary Ann Forbes. Thelma was born on August 11th, 1934 in Virden, Manitoba. She was the instrumental in development of senior’s access to independent living during her working career in Virden. Thelma loved to spend time with her family and grandchildren and retired to Medicine Hat to be closer to them. She was an avid church member, loved quilting and playing cards. Thelma also enjoyed volunteering for various organizations including the Medicine Hat Food Bank for several years. She will be lovingly remembered by her family and friends. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Friday, May 8th, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. Memorial gifts in Thelma’s memory may be made to Medicine Hat & District Food Bank Association, 532 South Railway Street SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2V6 or to the Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter (Phoenix Safe House), P.O. Box 2500, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8G8. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Thelma Forbes. 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

2 Condolences for “1934 ~ FORBES ~ 2015”

  1. Tim, Tannis, Barrett, & Leonard Piotrowski says:

    Tim & family, Our deepest sympathies.

  2. to Tim and Steven and your families says:

    Thoughts and prayer to you both. Thelma will be greatly missed at church.
    Sharon koberinski

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