Posted: July 20th, 2015

Schaan obit
Mr. Fred Schaan, beloved husband of Marlene Schaan, passed away peacefully while surrounded with love by his family at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at the age of 80 years. Fred was born June 12, 1935 in Zelma, Saskatchewan, an identical twin brother to Andy. Fred moved with his family to various communities throughout the western provinces before finally settling in Medicine Hat. In June of 2013, he married his longtime sweetheart, Marlene and their relationship continued to flourish. Fred owned and operated a charter business and enjoyed life behind the wheel. He was a man deeply connected to his family and devoted to his faith as a member of Holy Family Parish. Fred enjoyed going to the mall for coffee, travelling and watching hockey as he was an avid Tigers fan. He was a unique man with a wonderful sense of humor and quick wit and will be dearly missed. Fred was family oriented and was loved by his family as much as he loved them. Besides his wife Marlene, he is survived by his children, Tammy Carriere, Dale Schaan, Kevin Schaan and Lanny Whiteford; Marlene’s children, Jason (Stacey) Daffy and Jeremy Daffy; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Annie and Margie and twin brother, Andy as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Christian and Lillian Schaan and step-father, Anthony Schaan; 3 brothers, 5 sisters and a son-in-law, Perry Whiteford. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Sunday, July 19, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and again one hour prior to the service. The Funeral Service will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel on Monday, July 20, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant Gerry Getz officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting Memorial donations in Fred’s name may be made directly to the Medicine Hat & District Health Foundation (Palliative Care), 666 – 5th Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6 or to the SPCA, 55 Southwest Drive S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8. Honoured to serve the family is

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455

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