1928 ~ RADKE ~ 2016

Posted: May 26th, 2016

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Emma Radke, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away on Tuesday, May 24 at the age of 87 years. Left to cherish her memory are one daughter, Glenda (Gary) Bailey; one son, Dennis (Marion) Radke; two grandchildren, Regan Hoko and children Sydney and Emery, and Rob (Maria) Radke and children Mathias, Sophia and Gabrielle. Emma was predeceased by her parents, Emma and David Fischer and her brother Ewald Fischer. Emma was born on August 31, 1928 in Medicine Hat and grew up in the Longfellow area southeast of Medicine Hat. Emma married Ewald Radke in 1948 and lived her life looking after the upbringing of her children and supporting her husband who raised purebred Hereford cattle. In 1981 Emma stayed on at Em’s Shady Lane farm on the Holsom Road hosting parties at the Kowplex quonset, looking after a big yard and spending weekends in her trailer at Rattlesnake Park. Emma was a Life Member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Royal Purple and also a member of the Daughters of the Nile. She loved travelling out of town to meetings and conventions with Glenda which always produced a lot of laughs and fun times. She enjoyed crocheting, gardening and dancing. Emma was always dressed smartly and possessed a vast array of shoes and jewelry to compliment her wardrobe. In 2006 Emma moved to Park Meadows Estates where she spent her time entertaining guests. Due to failing health Emma relocated to the Meadowlands Retirement Complex in 2012 and in September of 2014 journeyed to the Good Samaritan Continuous Care facility where she resided until her passing. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the SAAMIS CREEKSIDE CENTRE, 11 Dunmore Road SE, on Saturday, May 28th, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. A private interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Emma’s memory may be made to the SPCA, 55 Southwest Drive SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Emma Radke. 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

3 Condolences for “1928 ~ RADKE ~ 2016”

  1. Betty-Ann & Denis Lefebvre says:

    Dear Glenda & Garry
    Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your dear mother. May your precious memories give you strength at this difficult time and in the days ahead. Your dedicated caregiving and love would have put sunlight into her failing days.

  2. Randy and Carol Bray says:

    Dear Glenda and Gary,
    So sorry to read about your Mom in the newspaper, Glenda. We would like you to know our caring thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. You will miss her greatly and even though she is not here you have many, many precious memories of what a wonderful woman she was.
    Randy and Carol.

  3. Jody Massey says:

    Glenda,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Grandma Radke with such love and fondness. She always had a smile and a big hug for me every time I saw her. She was a big part of my Jobie experience. All my thoughts and prayers.
    Love Jody Massey nee Cowan