Saturday June 22, 2019
11:00 AM
The funeral service will be held in the Hillcrest Evangelical Missionary Church on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Jamie McDonald officiating.
In memory of
Beverly Slater
February 01, 1940 - June 13, 2019 - Age 79

Beverly “Bev” Ann Slater passed away at home on Thursday afternoon, June 13, 2019, at the age of 79 years, beloved wife of Jonathan “John” Slater of Medicine Hat. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Marcy Friend and her children Zachary, Josh and his daughter Lilah, Harmony (Jason) and their daughter Sienna Rose, Jacob (Emily), Aaron; John’s children, Jonathan (Robie) Slater and their children Angela and Jonathan Ray, David (Carol) Slater, and Stephen Slater; her brother, George (Connie) Gordon and their children Cindy (Greg) and their family, Scott, Darren (Laurie) and their family; and one sister-in-law, Catherine Hand and her daughter Karen (Bruce) and their daughter Ava. She was predeceased by her parents, Edna and Edward “Ed” Gordon and John’s son, Christopher.

Bev was born on February 1, 1940 in Hanna, Alberta followed by brother George on October 28, 1941 in High River, Alberta. They lived in Longview, Alberta and after a few years of teaching, Ed moved the family to Brooks, Alberta where he opened a car dealership. Bev excelled in school graduating from Brooks High School in June 1958. Bev enjoyed playing the clarinet in the school band and participating in the various parades. She also won the Miss Teen Contest as well as the Teen’s Driving Contest.

After one year at University of Alberta in Edmonton, Bev completed one year at the Fine Arts College in Chicago Illinois, USA in Interior Decorating Design which led to a job at the Hudson Bay Store in Calgary in home & office decorating for a few years. Bev then decided to return to university getting a Bachelor of Education Degree from University of Calgary in 1968. This led to an interesting teaching position as travelling arts teaching with Calgary School Board. In 1980, Bev moved to Medicine Hat, first teaching at Connaught Elementary and then in 1987 at Crestwood School where she enjoyed teaching the Grade 6 subjects of Fine Arts, Language Arts and Social Studies. After retirement in 1998, Bev continued to sub at Crestwood School until 2004. Bev and John were married July 29, 1989. They enjoyed cycling, camping and travelling to visit family in Niagara Falls and BC as well as relatives in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Bev enjoyed artistic design making stain glass pieces and a large window insert above the front door of their current home. She also enjoyed refinishing furniture. Women’s Ministry at Hillcrest Church, City Aquafit program at Crestwood Pool, and helping International Students and Immigrant families with ESL were happy activities for her.

The family wishes to thank the following; Medicine Hat Region Hospital Cancer Clinic and Day Medical, Dr Marc Trudeau of the Cancer Survivorship Clinic, Alberta Health Services, Medicine Hat Home Care, Drs. Matt Pyatt and Ryan Best at the Pyatt Health Centre in Calgary, and many family and friends for prayers.

The funeral service will be held in the Hillcrest Evangelical Missionary Church on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Jamie McDonald officiating. In lieu of flowers as an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Children’s Wish Foundation, 39 Somerset Dale SE, Medicine Hat, AB, TIB 0G9,

or to the charity of your choice. As an artist, Bev loved colour, so to honour her, if you wish, wear something bright and colourful. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Bev Slater

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Message from Kelvin and Msry Ann Jones June 16, 2019
Dear John, Angela and family...We are so saddened for the loss of your dear wife grandma, mom and our friend. She was a beautiful human being! She was full of fun and had many friends of all ages. She always made a person feel special. We know shes in heaven and happy, but we know you will all miss her presence, as will we.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the days ahead.?❤
Kelvin and Msry Ann Jones
Message from Rose and John Phillips June 16, 2019
With saddened, heavy hearts and, oh, so wonderful memories of warm, friendly Bev who was so much fun to be with, we extend our deepest sympathies to John, granddaughter Angela, and Bev and John's entire family.
Rose and John Phillips
Message from Eric and Elizabeth Kean June 17, 2019
Our sincere condolences to you and the family.
So sorry for your loss.
Eric and Elizabeth Kean
Message from Jim and Lou-Ann Covill June 17, 2019
John, George and Connie,

Last night we learned of Bev's passing and offer our heartfelt condolences at your loss. The news made us to reminisce about the marvelous times that you guys, the Norwood's and us spent over the years at the Slater house, Ed's place and in and around the Hat. Bev's was a life well lived and she will be fondly remembered by many many people.
Jim and Lou-Ann Covill
Message from Kathy Western June 18, 2019
Dear John and family
Ben was a wonderful teaching colleague and a cherished friend. I will miss her very much.As I walked the halls of Crestwood today, I thought and reminisced of the May good times and laughs we had together. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers now and in the days to come.
Kathy Western
Message from Helen Liebelt June 18, 2019
George and Connie .so sorry for your loss .my deepest sympathies .
Helen Liebelt
Message from Alex Markov June 19, 2019
John and Family,

So sorry to hear of the passing of Bev, my deepest condolences and thoughts go out to you and your family. I always enjoyed talking to Bev at social functions and always appreciated the quiet, gentle person that she was.

Alex Markov
Message from John & Carol MacLaren June 19, 2019
John & Family,
Carol & I are very sorry to hear of Bev's passing. Our deepest condolences to you and yours. She always brought joy to the world with here smile and kind words.
We know you will miss her dearly but we know she is in God's arms in a better place.
John & Carol MacLaren
Message from Ruth Letersky June 19, 2019
Dear John and Family,

Sincere condolences to you and your family as I am so saddened to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Take care.

Ruth Letersky
Ruth Letersky
Message from Peggy Howard June 21, 2019
I met Bev many years ago when she became a wonderful teaching colleague, and although our paths have crossed little since then, our friendship has endured. I will miss her warm heart very much, her enduring spirit, and wonderful smile. To a beautiful woman and kind soul. My thoughts and prayers to Bev's family.
Peggy Howard
Message from Bev Morash June 21, 2019
So sorry to hear of Bev's passing. We always enjoyed your visits and I remember a particular one at our cottage when we spent dinner and the evening together, getting to know Bev a little better. My thoughts and condolences are with you and your whole family.
Bev Morash
Message from Shade Holmes - Medicine Hat Christian School June 21, 2019
Sincere condolences John. We continue to pray for you and Angela.
Shade Holmes - Medicine Hat Christian School
Message from Rob and Marilyn Siegmund June 22, 2019
Our thoughts are with you and your family. Bev will continue to live in our memories. One of our fondest memories was of you and Bev at the various wine parties we had together. The shenanigans we engaged in to ensure our home-made wine was the best of the night still make us laugh.
Rob and Marilyn Siegmund
Message from John McFee and Krista Munroe July 02, 2019
Dear John,
Krista and I are so sorry to hear of Bev's passing. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.
John McFee and Krista Munroe