Clara Elsie Silver passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at the age of 84 years, beloved wife of the late Emil Silver. She leaves to cherish her memory her children: Judy Silver (John Wall) of Calgary, Brian (Audrey) Silver of Medicine Hat, Karen (Julian) James of Ibiza, Spain, Brenda (Derek) Dillon of Calgary, and Wade (Lorna) Silver of Medicine Hat; seven grandchildren: Kelly (Trina) Silver, Cassie Silver, Sam Dillon, Emma (Cameron) Kahl, Grayson Silver, Avery Silver, and Lincoln Silver; her three great grandchildren: Ashton, Haylee and Addison along with numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Grace and George Copeland; her husband Emil on October 6, 1996; her brothers, Stanley, Leonard, Gordon, David, Alvin and one sister Bertha in infancy.
Clara grew up on the farm and then became a hairdresser in Saskatoon before moving to Medicine Hat, where she met Emil. They were married on October 13, 1956, and raised their family in Medicine Hat. She worked as a hairdresser at St. Joseph’s Home until her youngest child went to school. Clara then began working as a Custodian for the Medicine Hat School District No.76. Once she retired, Clara enjoyed travelling extensively to many places such as Hawaii, Europe, Africa, India, Australia, New Zealand, and she also enjoyed cruising. Clara enjoyed her garden and especially enjoyed working with her children in the garden. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Thursday, from 12:00 - 12:55 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Ken Roset officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Alberta Lung Association. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: [email protected] subject heading: Clara Silver.