1924 ~ IKE BISHOP ~ 2017

Posted: August 25th, 2017

Alma “Ike” Ellsworth Bishop, beloved husband of Florence Bishop of Medicine Hat, passed away on Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 at the age of 93 years. Ike also leaves to cherish his memory five sons, Rex (Linda), Lynn (Stacy), Mark, Donald and Kevin (Corilee); his son-in-law, Glen Ross; 26 grandchildren; 75 great grandchildren; two brothers, Stan (Ardene) and Ed (Janice); brother and sisters-in-law, Geri (Ed) Lanz, Larry (Tammy) Lippert and Mary Lippert and their families. Ike was predeceased by his daughter, Coleen Ross; his step- daughter, Marnys Kapeller; one grandchild, Alexander Bishop; his parents, Harry and Edna Bishop; one brother, Russell (Roma); one sister, Arlene (Dave) Hofer; brother-in-law, LaVern Lippert; and the mother of his children, Vila Bishop. Ike farmed in Spring Coulee, Alberta from 1946 until 1970. He then took a management position with Lake Bonavista Community Centre in Calgary until 1974. Ike was then hired as manager for Laidlaw Waste, Yellow Cab and Yellowbird Msg, also in Calgary until 1978. He then relocated to Red Deer where he took a management position with Laidlaw Waste and City Cab. Ike decided to retire in 1991. In 1996, Ike and Florence moved to Medicine Hat where they have continued to live. Ike was a very generous man. He was also a man of integrity and honesty. He loved to tell stories and will be missed by his family and many friends. The family would like to like thank Home Care for these many years of support; when they left each day, Ike always told them to “Drive Careful”. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Sunday, from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m., and at THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS, 7 Sierra Boulevard SW, on Monday from 10:00 until 10:55 a.m. The Funeral Service will be held at THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS, on Monday, August 28th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Bishop J. Mulholland officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Ike’s memory may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 101, 1201 Kingsway Avenue SE. Medicine Hat, AB T1A 2Y2. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Ike Bishop. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, “The Chapel in the Park” #1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5 (403)528-2599 www.saamis.com inquiry@saamis.com Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.

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