1930 ~ SCHORR ~ 2013

Posted: February 11th, 2013

Ernest Schorr went to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by his family Thursday, February 7th, 2013 at the age of 82 years. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Shirley; three children–Henry (Gwen) Schorr, Annette (Jack) Simons, Michelle (Frank) Devine; nine grandchildren– Matthew (Arian), Jonathan (Kristin), Joshua (Amanda) & Michael (Becky) Schorr, Amber (Shawn) Smith, Ashley (Grayson) Smith, Frank (Amber) Devine, Micheleen (Michael) Shagin, Julie Devine and eight great grandchildren. He also leaves to cherish two step children Kimberly (Don) Cocks, Karen (Rob) Stolz; five step grandchildren–Carl (Dee), Joel & Jordan Cocks, Troy & Dylan Stolz.
Ernest was born in Sofiewka, Bessarabia, Romania on September 23, 1930. As a young man, he trained to be a Master Cabinet Maker and then moved to Canada to seek a better life in the land of opportunity. His work as a gifted cabinet maker was soon in high demand and in time he started his own General Construction business building hundreds of beautiful homes in Medicine Hat and area.
He loved sports. As a young man he played high level soccer and later in life he enjoyed playing golf. After moving to Canada, he developed a love for hockey and was an avid fan not only of his favorite teams but the sports endeavors of his children and grandchildren.
He had a wonderful sense of humor and had many friends. He especially enjoyed spending time with his friends over coffee and volunteering at the Prairie Gleaners. He had a tender heart for God & attended church regularly. Over the years, he inspired many others spiritually and to achieve their God-given potential. He was tireless in his devotion and service to his family and he will be greatly missed. We thank God for his life and that he is now with Jesus in that place where ‘there will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain’ (Rev 21:4)
Special thanks to Dr. Nunweiler and the staff on 2 North, for the special care they provided for Ernest and the emotional support for his wife and family.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Sunday, February 10th from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. and at HILLCREST EVANGELICAL MISSIONARY CHURCH, 3785 – 13th Avenue SE, on Monday, February 11th from 12:00 until 12:55 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held in HILLCREST EVANGELICAL MISSIONARY CHURCH on Monday, February 11th, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Henry Schorr and Reverend Mark Bolender co-officiating. Interment will follow in the Family Plot at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Ernest’s memory may be made to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, 124, 430 – 6th Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2S8. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or www.gonebutnotforgotten.ca or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Ernest Schorr. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone (403)528-2599

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  1. Alex B says:

    Would like to offer my sincere condolences to the immediate and large extended family of Mr. Ernest Schorr.

  2. Maggie & Robin Simon says:

    Shirley, Michelle, Annette, Frank, Jack and families. We were so very sorry to read of Ernie’s passing – he was larger than life and no doubt will leave a gap of equal size. Love and Hugs to all of you.
    Margaret (nee McCulloch) and family.

  3. Benjamin, India says:

    Dear Annette,
    It was sad to hear the demise of your dad who was close with me during my time spent in prairie gleaners while I was visiting my family. My prayers and condolences to you all.
    Benjamin, Bridge of Hope, India.

  4. Marlene&Gord Johnson says:

    We were so sorry to hear of your Father’s passing. We enjoyed our many visits with Ernie over the years during hockey times. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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