Mabel HERN

Mabel HERN

Born in Melfort, Saskatchewan the 6th child of Ernest and Velma Woods, Mabel was Serenaded by angels, up to the throne to be with her Lord and Saviour. With her loving husband, the love of her life, Kenneth by her side, she finally had her prayer answered. Mabel is survived by her husband, Ken; children; Valerie (Peter) Zuback and family, Frank Lorinczy and families, Dale Hern (Cathy) and family, Cynthia-Rae (Richard) Bush and family, Darren Lorinczy and families, Terry (Maurena) Hern and family; special granddaughters, Rhonda and Sharon; five sisters; one brother; one brother-in-law; one sister-in-law; plus numerous nieces, nephews and special friends. She was predeceased by her daughter, Carrie Lynn at 3 years and identical twin girls at birth. She was also predeceased by her first husband, Frank Lorinczy; her parents, Velma and Ernest Woods; mothers and fathers-in-law, Pearl and Don Lorinczy and Freda and Tom Hern; one sister, Ellen Schmidt; and her sons, Wayne Hern and Jim Hern. She led a very interesting life, full of exciting plans etc. Always a teacher at heart, Mabel began her career before her 18th birthday. She then turned to the mentally challenged to teach and help them. Taking a break, she married Frank and raised her children. She then worked with her husband as a truck dispatcher and personnel manager in the heavy oil fields. Totally involved in her church, she taught Sunday School, Brownies, Girl Guides, Cubs and Boy Scouts. Upon semi-retirement they moved to Sicamous, built a small farm, raised registered Percheron Horses and showed them throughout Canada and the United States. She was very knowledgeable about horses. At Sicamous, she taught at the Sicamous Bible School. She moved back to Lethbridge when her husband passed and again worked helping the mentally challenged. On meeting her loving husband, Ken, together they farmed and ranched at Empress where they spent many happy hours together enjoying the work of farming. They also thoroughly enjoyed the visits from many friends and all their children, grandchildren, great grand kids, nieces and nephews. On retiring and moving to Dunmore together they continued their life, very seldom apart. Four bouts of cancer finally granted her wish to go home to be with her Lord and to everyone said, “Don’t worry, I’ll wait for you at the gate”. Mabel was cremated, as was her wish. There will be no formal funeral, as her belief was “I Just Went Home”.


A Place in Heaven

Please don’t sing sad songs for me

Forget your grief and fears

For I am in a perfect place

Away from pain and tears

For I’ve gone home.

I’m far away from hunger

And hurt and want and pride

I have a place in Heaven

With the Master by my side

For I’ve gone home.

My life in earth was very good

As earthly lives can go

But paradise is so much more

Then anyone can know

So I’ve gone home.

My heart is filled with happiness

And sweet rejoicing too

To walk with God in perfect peace

A joy forever new.

I am at home.

Love You!


Memorial gifts in Mabel’s memory may be made to the Canadian Blood Services, Stem Cell and Bone Marrow Research, 1800 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 4J5. Condolences can be e-mailed to, subject-heading Mabel Hern or through Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, Medicine Hat, Alberta. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone 1-800-317-2647.

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