Posted: January 5th, 2023

LYDIA MCANDREWS 1927 ~ 2023 Mrs. Lydia Evelyn McAndrews of Medicine Hat passed away at St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice in Medicine Hat on Sunday, January 1, 2023, at the age of 95 years. Lydia was born in Kindersley, Saskatchewan on January 16, 1927, a daughter to proud parents, Samuel and Elizabeth Klettke. As a young girl, the family moved to Oliver, B.C., where she was raised. Lydia was well known and recognized as a longtime employee of Woolworth’s. Through her years there, she met numerous people and developed many lasting friendships. She was community minded and served with numerous organizations including the Royal Purple, Moose Lodge and the Elks. Lydia also volunteered her time at the Post, Good Samaritan Society and South Country Village. Following her retirement from Woolworth’s, she enjoyed to travel and would often go to Yuma, Arizona. She was the pillar of her family and always put them first. She especially loved to spend time and support her grandchildren in all their endeavors. Lydia will be deeply missed by her daughter, Betty Critchlow and her children: Tara (Doug) and their family, Cole and Taylor; Crystal and her daughter, Emma and Chuck and his daughter, Kylee; daughter-in-law-, -Cheryl; a sister, Margaret as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. She was predeceased by her husband, Roy McAndrews; son, Wayne Bitz and son-in-law, Dale Critchlow. A Celebration of Lydia’s life will be held at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 758 – 8 Street SE, Medicine Hat on Saturday, January 7, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Shane Hein officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting Memorial donations in Lydia’s name may be made directly to St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice, 156 – 3 St N.E., Medicine Hat, AB T1A 5M1. Honoured to serve the family is

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel Crematorium & Reception Facility 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455 “Locally owned & directed”

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  1. Shirley Lapp says:

    Hugs and prayers to all of Lydia’s family. Your mom/grandmother was very special to me, especially after my mom, Mary Rembowski passed in October/2021. Lydia was a very special friend to my mom and my dad, Frank. I feel very fortunate to have been able to have spent time with her. We did some travels with the Eagles to Foremost, Havre and Lethbridge. Last month when I visited with her we were planning on getting together this month and meeting up with Bernice Felesky. Lydia said that she hadn’t seen Bernice since my mom’s funeral. Bernice was so nice to have brought her that day to the funeral and the lunch. Shirley

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