Esther “Es” Illa MEDIN-HUSS


Esther “Es” Illa

Esther Medin of Red Deer, fought a brave battle against breast cancer, persevering with humour and a positive outlook until her passing on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at the age of 63 years. Es was a loving and kind woman, who dedicated her life to the love and care of her family, friends, and community. Born January 5, 1951 in Eckville, AB to Fern (Shaurette) and Stan Medin, she was raised in the Lower Mainland, BC and Central AB areas. Married to Ernie Huss in 1970, they farmed together southeast of Lacombe until 1992. A gifted and intelligent woman, Es lived and worked as a small business owner and employment counsellor in Calgary, Surrey, Lacombe and Red Deer. She will be dearly missed by her children; Arminnie (Kevin) Good, Jason Huss and Julie Huss, all of Red Deer; grandsons Daniel, Ethan and Kyler of Red Deer; and granddaughter Akeera of Lacombe; her dear friend Bruce Edgar of Blackfalds; her siblings Thyra Whitford of Calgary, Corine Hood of Sechelt, BC, Clark Shanks of Calgary, and Heather Neilson of Rocky Mountain House; her step-dad Chuck Whitford of Stoney Plain, AB; many special nieces and nephews; and numerous friends and colleagues. Special thanks to Dr. Daniel, the Central AB Cancer Centre, pharmacist Karl Phillips, the AHS Home Care team (esp. Christina) and the Earth Angels (staff) at the Red Deer Hospice Society for your caring support and special attention. A Memorial Service will take place at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820-45 Street, Red Deer, AB, on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Red Deer Hospice Society, 99 Arnot Avenue, Red Deer, AB, T4R 3S6 or Red Deer SPCA online at

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