1939 ~ FORBES ~ 2014
Ellen Marie Forbes of Medicine Hat, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 at the age of 74 years. To cherish Ellen’s memory she leaves behind her beloved husband, Ken. She will be missed and remembered by her two children, Jim (Louise) Forbes and Donna (Perry) Dooley along with her grandchildren, Nicole, Alex, Lexy and Nick; two great-grandchildren, Ashton and Alexis of Chilliwack, BC; one sister, Greta (Dwayne) Roth; one brother, John Cann and one sister-in-law, Joyce Cann. Ellen was predeceased by her parents, Jack and Edith Cann; and one brother, Paul Cann. Ellen was born in Strathmore on July 3rd, 1939 to Jack and Edith Cann of Brooks. She moved into the family “sod” home as those were tough years. After her schooling she entered nurses training and graduated in 1960. The following year she married Ken Forbes and they settled in Medicine Hat. She was blessed with two children in 1962 and 1964. Travel and the family dogs was always a priority in the early years and she covered most of North America. The Forbes Family would like to thank Drs. Augustine, Weigel and Ahmad as well as the professional people at Zanes Rexall Drugs and all supporting staff. The family also greatly appreciates the dedication from Cam Davis and the staff at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel. Interment took place in the Family Plot at HILLSIDE CEMETERY, 10th Avenue and Gershaw Drive SW, Medicine Hat, on Monday, April 14th, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. The Funeral Service was held in SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, on Monday, April 14th, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Blaine Schaufele officiating. Memorial gifts in Ellen’s memory may be made to HALO, 12 – 49 Viscount Avenue SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5G4, or to the SPCA, 55 Southwest Drive SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8, or to AJ’s Loan Cupboard, Box 45006, MacKenzie Drugs PO, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 0B1. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to firstname.lastname@example.org subject heading Ellen Forbes. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, Medicine Hat, Alberta. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone 1-800-317-2647.