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Barbara Rieger
1955 - 2018


It is with a heavy heart that Tom announces his beloved wife of 41 years, Barbara Joan Rieger, passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at the age of 62 years. Along with Tom, Barb leaves to cherish her memory their sons, Cole and Joshua; parents, Robert and Joyce Strachan; siblings, Donna (Bruce) Rieger and Bill (Kelly) Strachan; Tom’s family: parents, Edwin and Violet Rieger; brother, Larry (Karen) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her nephew, Brian Rieger. Barb was born in Edmonton on October 6, 1955 and moved to Medicine Hat in 1966. She finished high school in Medicine Hat  before obtaining her diploma as a registered nurse at the Medicine Hat College. Barb loved her chosen career as was evident in her 35 continuous years of care in geriatrics. After retiring, she spent her days reading and playing with her dogs. A Celebration of Barb’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 - 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. with  Life Celebrant Gerry Getz officiating.  If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Barb’s name may be made directly to the SPCA, 55 Southwest Drive S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8.