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Erna Frank

April 19, 1926 ~ November 14, 2022 (age 96) 96 Years Old
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Erna Frank of Medicine Hat passed away peacefully on Monday, November 14, 2022 at the age of 96 years, beloved wife of the late Adolf Frank.  Erna was born on April 19, 1926, in Lipno, Poland.  She immigrated with Adolf and their son Erhardt from Germany to Canada on November 21, 1950, arriving in Saint John, New Brunswick before travelling west to Redcliff, Alberta where they joined her sister Frieda Wahl.

After arriving in Canada, Erna and Adolf moved to Medicine Hat and had two more children, Edgar and Rita.  Erna regularly attended St. Peter Luthern Church with her sister, Frieda. 

Erna was a resourceful, determined woman who loved her family, her garden and learning new recipes.  Her homemade pickles, canned cherries, potato salad, apple pies and cabbage rolls could never be replicated.

Erna is survived by her children, Erhardt Frank, Edgar (Glenys) Frank and Rita (George) Torok-Both; four grandchildren, Richele Frank, Jillian Frank, Lynsey Torok-Both and Alan Torok-Both; two great grandchildren, Lily Volk and Joey Volk; her sister Frieda Wahl as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  She  was predeceased by her parents, Pauline and Ferdinand Tober; her husband Adolf Frank on May 29, 1999; daughter-in-law Lynn Frank; her sister, Aline Wenngatz; two brothers, Adolf Tober and Ewald Tober.  

Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Saturday,  November 19, 2022  from 9:00 - 9:55 a.m. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Saturday, November 19,  2022 at 10:00 a.m. with Life Celebrant David Townsend officiating.   The service will be live streamed.  Those who wish to attend virtually, please visit pattisonfuneralhome.com and select live streaming, then select the youtube (arrow).  Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. 

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Erna Frank

April 19, 1926-November 14, 2022

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