1912 ~ HAAS ~ 2016

Posted: August 25th, 2016

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On August 20 “Matilda” Tillie Haas of Medicine Hat and in her one hundred and third year, beloved wife of the late Adam Haas, passed away peacefully with family by her side. Born, October 16, 1912 to John and Maria Stockburger immigrants to Canada from Russia. She began life in a sod shack on the family farm in Hilda, Alberta. Tillie was the third of six children. Tillie married Adam Haas October 19th, 1930. They raised three boys and a girl on the farm at Hilda. They retired to Medicine Hat in 1959. Family and friends knew Tillie as a wise woman, loving and patient with children and grandchildren, an example and a teacher on the value of hard work. Always hospitable, positive in attitude, grateful of heart, and always ready to share her faith with gentleness and kindness. She kept a beautiful and spacious garden with produce helping prepare wonderful German meals. She baked, sewed and knitted. Her knitting produced Afghans, sweaters, and quilts and aprons now family treasures. She shared in farming chores while volunteering in the church and community. An adventurous sort she was always ready to try a new craft or activity. She loved games, especially Marbles using Grandpa Adam’s homemade board. A variety of card games were enjoyed with grandchildren and friends. Tillie will be remembered for hard work, positive attitude, and an unconditional love for family and friends. Her children Ephraim (Alice) Haas, Richard (Audrey) Haas now living in Athabasca AB, Lorene (Reuben) Ehret and Floyd (Marion) Haas will remember her for unconditional love, integrity, and Christian faith. Her wider family includes grandchildren: Joyce (Dave) McNaughton, Wade (deceased) (Bonnie) Haas, Dale (Karen) Haas, Lyle (Robin) Haas, Linda (Art) Russell, Wayne Haas, Debi (Kelly) Black, Alison (Frank) Churchill, Sherry (Darrell) Walker, Gene (Pam) Ehret, Kate Ehret (Rob Atkinson), Brad (Glenda) Haas, Nelson (Jenny) Haas, and Cory Haas (Diane Brown). Tillie had 24 Great Grandchildren, and 23 Great Great Grandchildren (with more expected soon) who treasured and loved their special grandmother. She was predeceased by all her siblings and their spouses, John Jr. (Anna Stockburger Jauk), Charlie (Carrie) Stockburger, Maggie (Fred) Loose, Emma (John) Kundert, Elsie Stockburger and Grandson Wade Haas. She will be missed by friends at Masterpiece where she spent her last two years. Her previous ten years at Chinook Village also brought many friends among both residents and staff. We as a family were double blessed to have our Matriarch Tillie leave us with a long heritage and legacy to cherish. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Friday from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. and at HILLCREST EVANGELICAL MISSIONARY CHURCH, 3785 – 13th Avenue SE, on Saturday from 12:30 until 1:25 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at HILLCREST EVANGELICAL MISSIONARY CHURCH on Saturday, August 27th, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. with Reverend Mark Bolender officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Tillie’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society, 201, 770 – 6th Street SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 4J6. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Tillie Haas. 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 “1912 ~ HAAS ~ 2016”

  1. condolences@saamis.com says:

    Subject: Tillie Haas

    My Father’s longest living sibling is now gone to her Heavenly home and the last one to leave this earthly life.
    She was always so good to us when we were little and hospitable and happy to see us–even a few years back
    when I last saw her she gave me a big hug and a big smile. I have thought of her often. My sympathy to
    all her family. Wish I could have been at the service. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Love, Lenora Schroeder, niece
    Abbotsford, BC

  2. condolences@saamis.com says:

    Subject: Tillie Haas

    My Father’s longest living sibling is now gone to her Heavenly home and the last one to leave this earthly life.
    She was always so good to us when we were little and hospitable and happy to see us–even a few years back
    when I last saw her she gave me a big hug and a big smile. I have thought of her often. My sympathy to
    all her family. Wish I could have been at the service. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Love, Lenora Schroeder, niece
    Abbotsford, BC