1938 – DON SCHOCK – 2020

Posted: August 18th, 2020

Donald “Don” David Schock passed away on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at the age of 82 years, beloved husband of Marlene Schock of Medicine Hat. He also leaves to cherish his memory three children, Rhonda (Doug) Beierbach and their family: Brandi (Jamie) Eubank, Jodie (Brad) Fisher (Toby and Zoey), Krista (Cory) Vossler (Payton and Hunter); Corie (Murry Herrmann) Schock and their family: Ty (Shelby Johnson) Herrmann and Bailey Herrmann; Tracey (Sonja) Schock and their family: Paige (Baxter Watson) Schock and Brooke Schock, Nicole (Jordan) Magnuson, Maddison (Ryan Lean) Drader. He is also survived by one brother John (Florence) Schock; sisters-in-law Jean Schock, Darlene Schock and Dixie Flaig as well as several nieces and nephews. Don was predeceased by his parents John and Dorothy Schock; one sister Irene (Vic) Schneidmiller; brothers, Bill (Ilene), George and Carl as well as Marlene’s family: her parents Martin and Esther Flaig, one sister Shirley (Gordon) Weiland, her brother, Gary Flaig and a nephew Russell Flaig. The words that sum up our Dad (Papa) the best are….giving, hard working, humble, tough as nails, grit, loveable, honest, sensible, compassionate, silly, funny, outspoken, adventurous, protective and admirable. His greatest passion was his family. Married for 59 years to the love of his life who he often affectionately referred to as Red or Old Bird. Over the years, they enjoyed raising their family, travelling extensively to rodeos, horse sales and their favorite Casino’s in Nevada. The greatest gift Mom and Dad gave our family was moving out of the City of Calgary in 1973, to Moms family farm south of Medicine Hat. The rural roots run deep through all of us and we can not thank them enough for all the sacrifices they made to make this life possible. Our family continued to grow to include seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren and two step grandchildren, all of whom were dad’s pride and joy. Dad and Mom were our family’s biggest cheerleaders, never missing an event their kids or grandkids were involved in whether it was a rodeo, a roping, 4-H event or a school activity. Before moving to the farm, Dad’s passion was getting in his big rig and hitting the open roads, travelling thousands of miles all over Canada and the United States. But, most of all, Dad’s greatest joy was his horses – breeding, raising, and selling some of the most beautiful quarter horses in the area. His love for horses runs deep in the veins of all his family.

“Cowboy’s Prayer”

Heavenly father, I pause, mindful of the many blessings you have bestowed upon me. I ask that you guide me in my life. Help me, Lord, to live my life in such a manner that when I make that last ride to the country up there, where the grass grows lush and the water runs cool, that you’ll take me by the hand and say… ”Welcome Home Cowboy”….Amen.

At Don’s request, no funeral service will be held. Those who wish to remember Don with a donation, may do so to the Carmel Hospice 156 3rd Street N.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 5M1 – specify funds to be directed to St. Joseph’s Home. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Don Schock, or you may visit www.pattisonfuneralhome.com and leave a message of condolence.

Funeral Arrangements are by the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 540 South Railway St. SE, Medicine Hat T1A 4C2

2 Condolences for “1938 – DON SCHOCK – 2020”

  1. Allan Sept says:

    So sorry to hear of Don;s passing. My condolence to Doug and Rhonda and the Shock Family
    Allan Sept

  2. Kathy Ziegenhagel says:

    Schock Family

    So very sorry for your loss. With our deepest sympathy.
    Robert & Kathy Ziegenhagel

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