Monday September 10, 2018
1:30 PM
The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend.
Private Interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery
In memory of
Ivy Pearl Bodin
April 08, 1930 - September 02, 2018 - Age 88

Ivy Pearl Bodin, passed away on Sunday, September 2, 2018, at the age of 88 years, with family by her side. Ivy was the beloved wife of Gilbert for almost 68 years. She also leaves to cherish her memory their children, Brenda (Larry) Robinson, Rod (Sharon), Wayne (Marlene), Elaine (Randy) Humphrey, Syd (Sharon), Keith (Brenda), Todd (Samantha); seventeen grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren; Ivy was anxiously awaiting the arrival of three more great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, Emma and Adolph Greene; one daughter Wanda Bodin on May 27, 1988; one granddaughter Staci; one sister Doris (John) Dalla Longa; two brothers, Howard (Doris) and Wally; her in-laws, Fred and Esther Bodin. Ivy was born on April 8, 1930 in Medicine Hat where she was raised and received her education. She worked at Medalta Pottery for a few years before marrying Gilbert in 1950. In 1952, they moved to Etzikom at which time Gilbert began working for the County of 40 Mile. In 1958, they moved to the family farm North of Orion. While Gilbert was busy running the road grader and farming, Ivy was busy nurturing eight children, raising chickens, selling eggs, shipping cream, tending to a large garden, canning, baking cinnamon buns, bread and making the best fried chicken. She enjoyed the company of her neighbours and rarely missed a community function. Ivy and Gilbert always went to the Dine and Dances in Orion. Family was extremely important to Ivy; she shared in their successes, and disappointments but always encouraged them. She was proud to have attended most of the family‚Äôs graduations and weddings. In May of 1993, they started a new chapter in their lives by moving to Medicine Hat. It was a hard move for Ivy but she was excited to have a new home and unlimited water for her garden and flower beds. After 24 years in their home, due to ill health, in September of 2017, they moved to Age Care at the Valleyview. In February of 2018, her health rapidly deteriorated and she moved into long term care. Fortunately they were able to still be together in the same building - a blessing for them both. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Monday, from 12:30 - 1:25 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend. A private interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: [email protected] subject heading: Ivy Bodin

Message from Gerald & Dale Mack September 05, 2018

To the Bodin Family,
We are so sorry we cannot be with you on Monday to celebrate your wife, mother, and grandmother's life. She was a lady with an infectious laugh and a kind spirit. Know that we are thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers.
With our sympathy

Gerald & Dale Mack
Message from Stacy Pegg (HCA at Valleyview) September 05, 2018

I'm sending my condolences to Gilbert and family. I only had a short time to take care of Ivy but loved every minute I had with her. I will really miss her. She was a lovely lady.

Stacy Pegg (HCA at Valleyview)
Message from Janice Dalla-Longa September 07, 2018

Sending my Condolences to Uncle Gilbert and Family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Auntie Ivy will be Greatly missed. Love you All!!

Janice Dalla-Longa
Message from Penny Shearer September 08, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Ivy will be missed.

Penny Shearer
Message from Randy & Sheila Anhelher(nee Yanke) & Family September 09, 2018

We are so sorry to hear of Ivy's passing. Ivy was such a lovely and kind lady. I'll never forget the multiple visits from Ivy and Gilbert, playing aggravation and then having a late night coffee/lunch. They both were so kind and thoughtful to mom after dad's passing. Ivy will always be in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Randy & Sheila Anhelher(nee Yanke) & Family
Message from Shirley & Mel Heine September 09, 2018

Wayne, Marlene & Family,
We send our sincerest condolences for the loss of your mother.

Shirley & Mel Heine
Message from Grace Sanderson September 10, 2018

Wayne, Marlene & Family,
I was sorry to hear of your loss and my sincere sympathy to you and your family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Grace Sanderson