Posted: December 23rd, 2016

March 13, 1951 ~ December 20, 2016

Jeanette Merrick (nee Schneider) of Wedowee, AL, USA, formerly of Medicine Hat, beloved wife and soulmate of the late Paul Merrick, passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at the age of 65 years. Jeanette leaves to cherish her memory two children: Eli (Nicole) Merrick and their children, Elise and Inara as well as Jacquie (Ron) Martinez and their children, Brittany and Danielle; siblings, Carol (Tony) Carter, Ron (Marg) Schneider, Gary (Donna) Schneider, Betty-Ann (Bob) Newman and Laura (Ron) Volk as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Along with Paul, Jeanette was predeceased by her parents, Ken and Eva Schneider. Jeanette was born and raised in Medicine Hat in a strong German household. She was the first family member to earn a University degree, and met her husband and soulmate Paul while at college. Together, they raised two children and had several close friendships. To her, nothing was better than telling stories with friends and family. Jeanette was at all times an entertainer, an organizer, a risk-taker and a missionary. After Paul’s death, she expanded her travels. Jeanette remarried and moved to Alabama, loving the warmth and community. She was the accountant that didn’t play by the numbers. During her life, she traveled to 6 continents, was an active member of 5 Christian churches, a proud Oma to 4 grandchildren, enjoyed visiting with her 3 sisters and 2 brothers, had dual citizenship and was one unforgettable lady. She died in Alabama following complications from a previous car accident. She will be missed on Earth and appreciated in Heaven. A Celebration of Jeanette’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on January 5, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery with a time of fellowship and refreshments thereafter in the Cook Southland Reception Facility. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website: Honoured to serve the family is

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2 Condolences for “JEANETTE MERRICK”

  1. Lynn & Jim Hadwen says:

    My deepest sympathy to Jeanettes family. I loved Jeanette she was a good friend such an entertainer always made me laugh. She was liked by everyone, smart funny and never judged anybody i was waiting for her to come back to Canada for so long. She is now with her soulmate Paul who she loved so much they were the perfect couple.

  2. Carol and Gary Kavanaugh says:

    Eli, Jacquie and families
    It deeply saddens us to hear of Jeanette’s passing. She was such a fun person. We all loved hearing her stories, and she made going to work at the MHRH a lot of fun. She was always the one to decorate for Christmas and was the initiator of many exciting events. Jeanette was very kind, and even though she had moved away, she remained in our thoughts. When I think of her, I get a smile on my face. She may have been a bit eccentric, as most interesting people are, and she had the biggest heart in the world. She will be missed by many and not forgotten.

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