Posted: December 22nd, 2020

September 4, 1924 ~ December 17, 2020

Zoe Yvonne Best passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice in Medicine Hat on Thursday, December 17, 2020, at the age of 96 years. She is survived by her two children, Lyndon A. (Val) Best and Debra Best; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Robert Edwards as well as numerous nieces and nephews, their families and a host of “shirt tail relatives”; special friends, Melanie Metcalf, Dan and Pat Hein and Sharon and Wally Regehr made Zoe’s active life in Medicine Hat complete. Zoe was born in Winnipeg, MB., on September 4, 1924. She began professionally modelling in 1940 and her final shoot was in 2007. Her Brigdens yellow ticket anchored a lifetime love of fashion. Zoe also graduated the same year from Garbutt’s Business College and competently administrated the office of Gordon Hume in Moose Jaw for years. She curled and golfed regularly for six decades and had a 30 year daily regime of swimming and biking which kept her fit and able. Zoe’s love for people and learning was fulfilled in her 78 year sisterhood with Beta Sigma Phi. She volunteered in many capacities every year from the age of 14, culminating in receiving the Provincial Volunteer of the Year award from the Canadian Mental Health Association at the age of 93. Her life’s love, her husband, Lyndy, was her partner in every way. For 75 years, they shared the joys of family, friends new and old, travel and most of all, dancing. From the Lindy Hop in their teens to square dancing in their 90’s… they never missed a beat. Thank you to Laurel Schlaht from the Medicine Hat Historical Society for chronicling Zoe’s aka “the flower lady’s” life. She was in one word, amazing! Zoe’s life will be silently remembered by family and friends without the proceedings of a formal funeral service. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting www.cooksouthland.com) Honoured to serve the family is

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