Posted: April 5th, 2018

June 19, 1937 – April 3, 2018

Mrs. Muriel Desrochers passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at the age of 80 years. Muriel leaves to cherish her memory: sons, Randall (Wanita) Desrochers and Terry Desrochers; daughter, Shelly (Ray) Scherger; grandchildren, Dion (Candice) and their children Gianna and Maxime; Devin, Desiree (Matt) and their daughter Rome; Juston (Mia), Brianne (Aaron), Jaycene and Janessa. She was predeceased by her husband, Leopold Desrochers in 1999. Muriel married the love of her life, Leo, on July 21, 1956, in Edmonton. They moved to Medicine Hat in 1959, where they made their home. She was employed at the post office, Black’s Hardware Store and at Dr. Dan McCharles Auxilary Hospital for 24 years where she worked as a nursing aide. Her co-workers and patients at the hospital found her to be caring and compassionate with an infectious laugh that would identify her in any crowd. Leo and Muriel had a wide circle of friends and family and enjoyed entertaining, dancing, music, sports, golf and camping. In honour of Muriel’s wishes, a Private Graveside Service will be held at Hillside Cemetery. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at In lieu of flowers, relatives and friends are encouraged to make donations to the Medicine Hat Minor Hockey Association. Honoured to serve the family is

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


  1. Jack and Annette Simons says:

    Our deepest condolences to Shelly, Randy Terry and family. Your mom was one of a kind so much spunk and wit. The love you shared was very apparent, her family was everything to her. She will be greatly missed. Sending love, hugs and prayers.
    Jack and Annette

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