Thursday September 17, 2020
11:00 AM
The Funeral mass will be celebrated in Holy Family Parish, (1451 Strachan Road SE) on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Iqbal Khurshid celebrant.
In memory of
Joan Obritsch
November 05, 1937 - September 13, 2020 - Age 82

1937 ~ Joan Obritsch ~ 2020

Joan Marilee Obritsch of Medicine Hat passed away on September 13, 2020 at the age of 82 years, beloved wife of the late Joe Obritsch. She leaves to cherish her memory seven children, Roger (Betty) Obritsch, Phyllis (Lance) Dirk, Albert Obritsch, Brent Obritsch, Janice (Scott) Wells, Miles Obritsch, and Mark (Stacey) Obritsch; eight grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; two brothers, Boyd (Marie) Algee and Gary Algee; five sisters, Betty Obritsch, Phyllis Beedie, Heather Gray, Donna (Paul) MacDonald, and Beverly (Barry) Demone; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Madeline and Keith Algee; her husband Joe on July 12, 2017; one grandson, Scott Ries; her brother, Ronald Algee; three sisters, Patricia, Carol, and Paulette. Joan was born on November 5, 1937 in Purcells Cove near Halifax, Nova Scotia where she was raised. At the age of 16 she came to Saskatchewan and married Joe on February 27, 1953. They moved to the farm in the Fox Valley area where they farmed all their lives and raised their family. In the early 1980's, they moved to Medicine Hat where she resided until her passing. The Funeral mass will be celebrated in Holy Family Parish, (1451 Strachan Road SE) on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Iqbal Khurshid celebrant. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. If you wish to watch the funeral mass please go to Youtube.com and type in Medicine Hat Holy Family Church live stream or follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG6zK-XzuXdDHj79rV6ut_Q. Those who wish to remember Joan with a donation, may do so to the Canadian Cancer Society or the local S.P.C.A. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Joan Obritsch.

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Message from Joan Lane September 15, 2020
My deepest sympathies, dear family of our "Aunt Joan". The distance between us prevented us from know her well, but through our mother's (Carol Lane) eyes. What we saw was a cherished and beloved sister who meant so much to those who had the fortune of sharing in her life. In one visit, back in 1982, I glimpsed this in person. May your grief be eased in knowing there is a wider world of kin out here who deeply share in it and her passing touches us all.
Joan Lane
Message from Gloria ( Obrigewitch) Vair September 16, 2020
I’m sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. She was a fine lady, well regarded by my parents, Matt & Polly, & myself on the few occasions I met her.
May her life have been of fond & cherished memories for all her family.
Gloria ( Obrigewitch) Vair
Message from Anne Marie Lane Jonah September 16, 2020
To all of our cousins in Alberta, Doug and I extend our deepest sympathies. I had heard so much over the years of how beloved our Aunt Joan was to my mother, I was very happy to have the chance to meet her and so many of you as we stopped by Medicine Hat in 2018, on our way further west. Her smile and the twinkle in her eyes were so familiar to me, I felt at home immediately. As we shared that happy family day, we also share your sorrow at your loss, and trust you find comfort in countless good memories together.
Anne Marie Lane Jonah
Message from Sheila Lane and family September 16, 2020
Sending love and condolences to all the family. Our mom, Carol, adored her beloved younger sister and with my visit out west in 2008, I could see why! Aunt Joan and Uncle Joe were so welcoming of me, my husband and children. Joan had a tender heart and a kind and generous spirit. I’m so glad I had that time with her; I could see so much of my mom - and our many sweet aunts! - in her :) I will join you tomorrow from my home in Nova Scotia. Much love, Sheila Lane
Sheila Lane and family
Message from Arlen & Lori Herter September 16, 2020
Roger, Betty & families,
We send our most heartfelt sympathies on the loss of your sweet Mom & grandma. We never have our loved ones nearly long enough. Keep all your memories close & reminisce often of your parents & all the times you shared.

Arlen & Lori
Arlen & Lori Herter
Message from Lisa White September 17, 2020
Sending hugs and condolences to all of Aunt Joan’s family. I never had the pleasure of meeting her, but mom ( Paulette) would talk about her and missed her dearly.
Love Lisa
Lisa White
Message from Bev and Charles Dougan September 17, 2020
Janice, Scott and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find comfort knowing that we feel your loss. We pray that God will bless and keep you especially during these times of sorrow. Perhaps we can find some comfort knowing Grandma Joan will be with Scotty. Hugs to you all.
Bev and Charles Dougan
Message from Kendra & Andy Volk September 17, 2020
Sending our sympathies to all of the family. I remember playing at Aunt Joan and Uncle Joe's place. She was always such a gentle regal lady. Andy's mom, Josephina remembers being her shuffleboard partner. Hugs to everyone.
Kendra & Andy Volk
Message from Sherry Elliot September 17, 2020
I send my condolences to my cousins and families for the loss of Aunt Joan. I had to pleasure of spending some time with her during her last visit to Nova Scotia. Such a beautiful lady inside and out! My mother, Heather, is saddened to hear of her passing. Our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.
Sherry Elliot
Message from Gary and Carol Obritsch September 17, 2020
To all my cousins
I'm so glad that we got to see your mom two years ago. when Roger and Betty bought Joan to see her Nova Scotia family. May the memories of her bring you joy.
Love, Gary and Carol
Gary and Carol Obritsch
Message from Warren and Christine Algee September 17, 2020
Deepest condolences to all of Aunt Joan’s family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Cousin Warren and Christine Algee
Warren and Christine Algee