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Obituary - Nina Rath

Nina Rath

1934 - 2020

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel - Rath(2020)

Nina Mildred Rath passed away at St. Joseph’s Home - Carmel Hospice in Medicine Hat on Sunday, September 13, 2020, at the age of 86 years. Her memory will be forever cherished in the heart of her beloved husband of 62 years, Melvin; son, Todd; daughter-in-law, Christine; grandsons, Matthew and Justin; brothers, Leonard (Beverly) and Jim (Cindy) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Nina was predeceased by her son, Russell; parents, Jack and Emma Stroh; sisters, Velma (Sam) and Delores (Peter) and Melvin’s parents, Mike and Pauline Rath. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 - 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Thursday, September 17, 2020, from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. A Graveside service will be held at Hillside Cemetery on Friday, September 18, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. with Murray Jaster officiating. Those wishing to attend the interment are asked to gather at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel between 10:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m


  1. Chantelle Dube:
    Sep 15, 2020 at 11:02 PM

    You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Auntie Nina will be missed. Josh will always remember his "gingersnap cookie Auntie." Sending love to you all.

  2. Kimberly & Glen Little & Family:
    Sep 15, 2020 at 11:23 PM

    Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. Auntie Nina will be missed by so many of us, when thinking of her, I always think the big family meals and her chicken noodle soup, a recipe I will never be able to make the same as she did.❤️

  3. Katheleen Sturm:
    Sep 16, 2020 at 10:33 PM

    Dear Uncle Melvin and Family:

    Fond memories are what we have to remember Auntie Nina by.

    At the time it was not a fond memory for me but all these years later when I think of Auntie Nina, I think of her sitting on me on my bed reading letters out loud written to me from my then boyfriend. Of course, she was laughing that wicked laugh! She always reminded me of that time when we “bonded”!

    Uncle Melvin: Auntie Nina had a very unique way to her tone when she spoke your name. To me, it always meant love and respect even when she was ticked with you. As I am writing this, I hear her saying your name.

    Auntie Nina will be greatly missed.
    Sending prayers, much love and hugs to all of you.

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