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Gertrude Bryant

Gertrude Bryant

September 19th, 1936 October 3rd, 2020

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Obituary

Obituary for Gertrude Mae "Trudy" Bryant (Rossing)

Trudy (Gertrude) Mae Bryant passed away October 3, 2020 at St. Joseph's Hospice after a lengthy, courageous battle with cancer. Trudy was born September 19, 1936 in Minot, ND, the eldest daughter of Lutheran missionaries. Her young life filled with adventure and travel. She travelled as an infant by ship to Bergen, Norway, her first steps filmed in Paris, lived in Madagascar from ages 2-18 where she graduated from the American Boarding High School where she made lifelong friends. Be it freighter ship, airplane (not like now), oxcart, outrigger canoe, mom would tell the stories with pictures to prove it. Her pet Lemur Mak (mok) will never be forgotten. Mom returned to Minneapolis trained as an LPN working in Montana where she married Dad. Together they immigrated to Canada. Living in BC and AB, farming and ranching, until retirement to Medicine Hat in 1997. Mom made her mind up she was moving near her first grandson and daughter - dad had no choice. So, for the last 23 years she was involved and present for her two grandsons - she was their cheering squad no matter what. Mom enjoyed meeting people and making friends writing to many over her lifetime. Her Christmas letters were legendary.
Her Lutheran faith sustained her throughout her life but especially after her illness which she handled with dignity and grace. Mom is survived by her husband Ray of 62 years; son, Stephen (Cheryl), daughter, Brenda (Doug) Bird; grandsons, Michael and Matthew Bird; brother, Melvin Rossing; sisters, Martha Sloboden, Elizabeth Erickson and their families. Trudy was predeceased by her parents Rev. Malvin and Anna Rossing and her brother David Rossing.

“Well done, good and faithful servant....
Enter into the joy of your master”

The Funeral service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERLA CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Tuesday, October 13th, 2020 at 2:00 pm. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, attendance will be limited to 100 people including staff and clergy. We request masks be worn. Live streaming will be available via www.saamis.com for Trudy Bryant. In lieu of flowers donations to St. Joseph’s Home, 156 3 Street NE, Medicine Hat AB T1A 5M1 would be appreciated as they provided such wonderful care to mom and her family - providing us such comfort during these last days. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Trudy Bryant

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  • Memorial Service

    October 13th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel
    1 Dunmore Road SE
    Medicine Hat, AB
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    October 13th, 2020
    2:00pm
    All Attendees are to wear a mask Family Parking in Garage, there will be 2 wheelchairs, and family will stay in the family room. Live Stream the service.
    Officiant
    Pastor Shane Hein
  • Interment

    October 13th, 2020 | 3:00pm
    Hillside Cemetery
    Gershaw Drive SW & 10 Avenue SW
    Medicine Hat, Alberta
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    October 13th, 2020
    3:00pm
    Private Family after the Service

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Doreen Kalyta

A beautiful tribute to Trudy

Comment | Posted at 04:50pm via Condolence
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Jaimie Sloboden and Family

Trudy will be dearly missed. She was in our thoughts growing up even with the distance. She made us feel special with the quilts and letters.
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Lorraine Martens

Our condolence to the family. Our prayers are with you may the Lord give you peace and HIs love be with you. Dave & Lorraine Martens
Comment | Posted at 12:48pm via Condolence
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Katarina Sjoquist

Our condolence to Ray, Brenda , Steven, Michael and Matthew. We have many good memories from our time as neighbors in Valleyview area. Trudy was very good in keeping up the contact with lots of letters and later on messenger. She was a good caring friend.
From Katarina, Jonas , Mattias and Jason
Comment | Posted at 10:43pm via Condolence
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jane grubel

my condolences go to Trudys family--what a wonderful caring friend had many chats on the phone with ---love and prayers for all
Comment | Posted at 10:13pm via Condolence
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