It is with great sadness that the family of Mrs. Mabel Inez Schafer announce her passing on Saturday, July 23, 2022, beloved wife of the late Emanuel Schafer who passed away on February 22, 2000. She leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Lyle (Annemari) and Arlen (Sheila); four grandchildren, Anita (Kelly) Herter and their children, Talyssa and Kierra; Allan Schafer, Perry (Michelle) Schafer and their children Chet, Dawson and Nolan; Candice (Randy) Hintz and their children, Hunter and Chase; one brother, Melvin (Gloria) Walker; two sisters-in-law, Kathryn Schafer and Shirley Winkler as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Ralph and Martha Walker; her infant daughter, Roxane on December 1, 1964; her parents-in-law, Alexander and Matilda Schafer; brothers and sisters-in-law, John Schafer, Rosie (Adam) Rieder, Bill (Rose) Schafer, Elizabeth (Andrew) Schile, Adam Schafer, Dan Schafer and Sally (Henry) Fischer. Mabel was born July 6, 1937, in Medicine Hat, Alberta to Ralph and Martha Walker. She grew up on a farm west of Hilda attending Mantz School about ½ a mile away from the farm. On November 3, 1955, she married Emanuel Schafer of Schuler. They moved to the former Ed LaPoint place east of Schuler and together began their farm life. They were joined by their sons Lyle (1956) and Arlen (1958). Mabel was a great cook, baker and kept an immaculate house. She always had a big garden, chickens and milk cows. She adored her grandchildren and had nicknames for each of them. She also had a special place in her heart for her great grandchildren as they came along. Mabel and Emanuel semi-retired to Medicine Hat in March 1996. Her yard in the Hat was full of flowers. Mabel enjoyed going for coffee with her friends and shopping. She moved to Meadowlands and spent her final years at Riverview Long Term Care Centre. Her family would like to thank the caregivers for the great care Mabel received at both places. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Thursday, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Friday from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Friday, July 29, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant David Townsend officiating. The service will be live streamed, and family and friends who are unable to attend are invited to watch the service by searching for the Pattison Funeral Home Youtube page. The video will go live 10 minutes prior to service time and will remain on the Youtube page for future viewing. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. Those who wish to remember Mabel with a donation, may do so to the Alzheimer Society, Alberta and Northwest Territories https://alzheimer.ca.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Mabel