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Saturday February 27, 2021
1:00 PM
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. with Celebrant, David Townsend. Family and friends are invited to remotely attend the funeral service by searching for the Pattison Funeral Home YouTube page where the video will go live 10 minutes prior to service time. Interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery.
In memory of
Matilda Groves
April 11, 1942 - February 19, 2021 - Age 78

1942 ~ Matilda Groves ~ 2021

Matilda (Tillie) Groves of Medicine Hat, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Friday, February 19, 2021 at the age of 78, beloved wife of William (Bill) Groves of 62 years. Tillie leaves to cherish her memory three children; Rodney (Kara), Bonnie (Dave) Offredi of Calgary, Gail (Wes) Hall. Her Grandchildren; Tessa (Neal) Myers, Derek (Patty) Groves, Travis (Jennifer) Kobly, Tanner (Cassidy) Kobly, Amy Offredi and Justine Olds. Great-Grandchildren; Atreyu and Indiana Myers, Gannon and Levi Kobly, Beau Olds and Isaac Groves. Her siblings, Jack (Betty) Resch, Charlie Resch, Jean Smith, Sam (Marion) Resch, Pat Resch & numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her loving daughter Deborah, son in-law Dean Kobly, her siblings Emily Erickson, Rose Meyer, Larry Resch, Alec Resch, Mary Harris, and Elizabeth Tuchscherer.

Matilda was born in Cabri, Saskatchewan on April 11, 1942 to Jack and Philomena Resch and was raised on the "Resch farm" South of Lancer, Saskatchewan. Mom was the second youngest of 12 children. She met Bill at a dance in Lancer, Saskatchewan. Mom and dad started their life together on a farm south of Lancer, later moving to Swift Current to be close to a hospital due to health conditions of mom and Debbie. In 1969, mom and dad packed up the family for their journey to Medicine Hat which became home for many years.

Mom worked for 25 years at BATUS Training in Suffield where she retired. Mom’s enjoyment was to do canning, making egg noodles, pizza pockets and salsa for her family. Her greatest joys were preparing the big dinners for the family and all the visiting. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the light of her life. Mom battled throughout her life with her mental illness and was a stronger person because of the illness.

Mom had spent her last five years living at Meadow Ridge Senior’s Village where she met many new friends and had a great family to take care of her that loved her dearly. She enjoyed playing bingo and won often. Mom enjoyed when the bands came to play and especially if it was her brother Charlie playing his guitar, which made her very happy.

We as a family would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the amazing caregivers in the Merrylea Cottage at Meadow Ridge for taking such wonderful care of our mother and for loving her as one of your own. Thank you to the nursing staff on 4 West at the MHRH for the awesome care you gave to our mom on her short time on the unit.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. with Celebrant, David Townsend. Family and friends are invited to remotely attend the funeral service by searching for the Pattison Funeral Home YouTube page where the video will go live 10 minutes prior to service time. Interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. Those who wish to remember Matilda may do so with a donation to the Medicine Hat and District Health Foundation c/o Mental Health.” (Cheques made payable to MH&D Health Foundation) 666 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4H6 or online at www.InYour Community.ca.  To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Matilda Groves.

The funeral service is available for viewing by following this link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZrG9vncRi8

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Message from Mel saville February 23, 2021
So sorry to hear of Tillie’s passing. I loved that little lady. It was always a good day when I got to work in merrylea and see Miss Tillie!!! She will be greatly missed!!!
Mel saville
Message from Enos & Sharyl February 23, 2021
Sending our condolences on the loss of your wife, mom & grandma.
Aunt Tillie will be in our thoughts. May she rest peacefully.
Enos & Sharyl
Message from Garry & Janette Resch February 23, 2021
Our hearts and prayers are with you all. This is a very sad time. Our memories of Aunt Tilly will be with us. She will be sadly missed by all.
Garry & Janette Resch
Message from Fred and Karen Hawkins February 23, 2021
What an awesome memory you have with such a well loved mom! Our deepest sympathy and prayers to all of you!
Fred and Karen Hawkins
Message from Mr. & Mrs. Stephen and Jacqueline Sheridan February 23, 2021
So sorry to hear of your loss Bonnie, Dave and Amy. Please accept our heartfelt sympathies in your time of loss. Hugs Jacqueline and Stephen
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen and Jacqueline Sheridan
Message from Shelagh Shelly February 23, 2021
My most heartfelt condolences on your huge loss. Much love and many hugs, the loss of a mother is indescribable.
Shelagh Shelly
Message from Michelle O'Connor February 24, 2021
I was so sad and sorry to see that Tillie had passed. Condolences to her family. I got to know Tillie from volunteering at Meadow Ridge doing Pet Visits with my little dog Heidi (Pomeranian). The last time I visited Tillie was just before the Covid19 lockdown. While visiting I seen that she had a picture in her room holding Heidi on her lap. I really enjoyed visiting Tillie. She was so welcoming with her beautiful smile. She was also easy to talk to and so soft spoken. When I resume volunteering again it will be very sad and disappointing not to see Tillie again. However, I feel fortunate to have met and known her for the time I did and I would never want to change that memory.
Michelle O'Connor
Message from Tom Marj & Teagan McDermott February 24, 2021
So sorry for your loss Bonnie Dave and Amy.
Our thoughts are with you.
Tom Marj & Teagan
Tom Marj & Teagan McDermott
Message from Gerhard & Hilma Brost February 24, 2021
Rod & Kara we want to extend to you our sympathies on the passing of your mother. May God comfort you throughout this time.
Gerhard & Hilma Brost
Message from Yoka Redekop February 25, 2021
So sorry to hear of Tillie s passing! I always enjoyed chatting to Tillie when I was visiting in MerryLea- so friendly and always had a smile!
My sincere condolences to all the family—RIP Tillie ❤️
Yoka Redekop
Message from LUANNE KENNEDY February 25, 2021
So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Condolences Rodney, to you and your family.
LUANNE KENNEDY
Message from Thom McCormick February 25, 2021
Such a wonderful person... dearest Tillie. Thank you for all the wonderful memories.... the smiles, and the blessing of knowing you. You were loved by all who's life you touched.
Thom McCormick
Message from Ted Morin February 26, 2021
Rod- our condolences to you on your mom’s passing. We will keep Kara & you in our thoughts and prayers as you prepare for her service tomorrow. Your friends Ted & Marlies
Ted Morin
Message from Dennis and Charlene Dal Broi February 26, 2021
Rod and Family. I wish you and your family strength to help get through this tough time. Take care of yourselves.
Dennis and Charlene Dal Broi
Message from Cal and Shelly Mayer February 26, 2021
Rod,
We hope you find comfort in the fond memories of your mother. It is always hard to lose a parent no matter how old we are. Our thoughts are with you.
Cal and Shelly Mayer
Message from Bobbi Davis February 27, 2021
Tillie will be missed beyond words . Her stories, her hugs and her smile. The way she loved her family was an inspiration to us all. So very sorry for your loss - Merrylea won’t be the same without her 💙
Bobbi Davis
Message from Randy & Cindy Koch February 28, 2021
Dear Rod & Kara,
We were so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. We are thinking of you and your
family at this time. May your memories give you comfort. With love & sympathy
Randy & Cindy Koch
Message from Dorothy Haayer March 04, 2021
Dear Gail and family I just heard of your moms passing . I so enjoyed being with Matilda.... ( we had a thing between us) I usually called her Matilda, her permission. Her eyes use to just twinkle when she saw me coming . I loved your mom so much , she was a jewel 💖, RIP . Her precious gifts of friendship, fun , and adoration will stay in a special place .. my heart . Hugs Gail you were so good to your mom , the others in the family as well , but I saw you the most dear girl . Love Dotty LPN
Dorothy Haayer
Message from Shawna Davis March 07, 2021
So sorry for your loss!! I really miss Tilly ❤️ She was the first up sitting eating breakfast when we got to work, always had a smile and a good morning for us!! We sure miss Tilly. Rest In Peace 🥰
Shawna Davis