GAIL KURTZPosted: March 11th, 2019
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Gail Mary Kurtz (Edward), beloved wife of Delbert Kurtz, announce her passing at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Thursday, March 7, 2019, at the age of 80 years. Gail was born on November 21, 1938 in Medicine Hat where she was raised and received her education. Gail worked in media and was employed with various radio stations before settling in Medicine Hat where she raised her two sons, and dedicated herself to 26 plus years with CHAT Radio. She enjoyed life and loved to listen to music and dance. In the summer Gail could be found camping, enjoying the RV and in the winter she was a snowbird and headed south to Arizona with her beloved Del. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who often boasted about her grandkids! Gail was truly loved by all and will be deeply missed by her husband, Delbert; sons, Doug (Shelley) Edward and Derek (Deanne) Edward; Del’s children, Yvonne Peterson (Frank Gilham), Dean (Jacqueline) Kurtz and Cheryl Rayner (Lester Wisnowski); grandchildren, Sarah, Stefanie, Evan, Preston, Matthew, Ryan (Nadiya), Derek, Shaun (Cindy), Brandon, Dustin (Bailee) and Katrina; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Richard Pickering and Brian Pickering as well as numerous extended family and numerous friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Gabriel ‘Gib’ and Yvonne Pickering. At Gail’s request, a private family service will be held, followed by a public time of fellowship on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 pm, in the Cook Southland Reception Facility, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, where friends and family will gather to celebrate Gail’s life. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at www.cooksouthland.com). Memorial donations in Gail’s name may be made directly to the Alberta Lung Association, 208, 17420 Stony Plain Road, Edmonton, Alberta, T5S 7K6. Honoured to serve the family is
Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455
Delbert and family. I am so sorry to hear of Gail’s passing. May fond memories of Gail bring you comfort during this hard time. I had many enjoyable visits with Gail during my working years which developed into a friendship. Gail will be sadly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
To Delbert and family – We were so sad to hear from Val about Gail. Our thoughts are with you. Take care and keep well. Reg + Marilyn
I was very sad to learn about Gail’s passing. I worked with Gail at CJBQ Radio in Belleville and we became good friends. My thoughts are with you Del and family. Love Georgina