Elaine O'Bear

Elaine O'Bear

January 7th, 1927 March 30th, 2020

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Obituary for Elaine Evelyn O'Bear (Bristow)

Elaine Evelyn O’Bear of Medicine Hat passed away peacefully in her sleep at AgeCare Valleyview on Monday, March 30th, 2020 at the age of 93 years. Elaine leaves to cherish her memory her loving children, Don (Loretta) O’Bear, Kristy (Dan) Rance, Cori (Don) MacGregor, and Kelly (Joy) O’Bear; grandchildren, Meredith (Don) Conboy, Clayton (Heather) O’Bear, Patricia Bengston, Gary (Lori) Schmidt, Teri (Rolfe) Pyttlik, Stacey (Dave) Coughlan, Darcy (Michelle) Clarkson, Cameron O’Bear and Courtney O’Bear; step-grandchildren, Jared, Shawn, and Lisa Gendron; sister, Gail Harris of Calgary; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and many friends. Elaine was predeceased by her husband, Horace (Ted) O’Bear; parents, Arthur and Gudrun Bristow; daughters-in-law, Heather O’Bear and Donna O’Bear; and great-granddaughter, Kelse Pyttlik. Elaine was born in Gimli, MB on January 7th, 1927. She married Ted O’Bear in Gimli on May 23rd, 1947. They moved several times in the early years of marriage as Ted was in the RCAF. When he left the RCAF, they spent 15 years in Thompson, MB before moving to Suffield, AB. After Ted’s retirement they moved to Medicine Hat. When Ted passed away, Elaine moved to River Ridge Seniors Village where she resided for several years. In 2019, she was hospitalized for medical reasons. In January of 2020, she moved to AgeCare Valleyview where she resided until her passing. Elaine was a gentle, pleasant, and loving lady whom everyone loved in return. She was an artist in her early years and later loved to colour pictures (especially the velvet ones). She was a long-time member of the Redcliff Legion Ladies auxiliary. Elaine will be sadly missed by all those who loved and cared for her. The interment and Celebration of Elaine’s life will take place at a later date. Memorial gifts in Elaine’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2P5. Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Elaine O’Bear.

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Sherry Walker

My condolences on the loss if your Loved one. You told me how much she meant to both of you. The only blessing is she went in her sleep. God has her in his hands and will care for her every need. I have been told losing a parent is very difficult. Praying for all of you as you get through these difficult days ahead. Hugs. Love your friend Sherry Walker
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Dorianne Bristow Lafontaine

Our condolences to all of Elaine's family and friends. We loved our Christmas cards from Elaine, Ted, and the 3 O'Bears, which later became 4. We treasured our joint family visits in Gimli. With love from Rudy Bristow, and Dorianne and Val Lafontaine.
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Donna Regan

Cori and Don and family, We are so sorry to hear about your mother, hugs and kisses to you both. Tim and Donna Regan
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Karla-Rae Elcock

Elaine was a kind and happy lady. I'm sorry for the family's loss. She and Ted were very highly regarded by our family. My Mom always said that Heather couldn't have had a better Mom in Law ❤️
I have lots of good memories of visits we all had over the years. RIP dear Elaine
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