Posted: May 7th, 2021

1928 ~ 2021

Sieglinde Dartsch of Medicine Hat, passed away on Monday, May 3rd, 2021 at the age of 93 years. Sieglinde leaves to cherish her memory her children, Helmut (Bev), Siegbert (Linda), Lucy (Clayton), Art (Candy) and Susan; grandchildren, Jennifer, Bob, Shawna (Justy), Justin, Jenna (Tim), Kelly (Melissa), Matthew (Laura), Sarah, Brandon (Amber); great grandchildren, Elizabith, Jakob, Nic, Isaac, Georgia, Drake, Milo, Oliver, Leo, Elliot and Rylee; sisters, Lucy (Helmut) and Dorothea (Siegfried); as well as numerous nieces and nephews in Germany. Sieglinde was predeceased by her parents, Emil and Leokadja Schmidtke; first husband, Arnold Henschke in 1998; second husband, Edmund Dartsch in 2005; brothers, Leo, George, and Artur Schmidtke. Sieglinde married her soulmate, Arnold, in Germany in 1952. In 1953 they moved to Canada (Medicine Hat), where their five children were born. In 1974 the family moved to Steinbach, MB and then back to Medicine Hat in 1984. Sieglinde worked at the Best Western for 10 years. In 1998, Arnold, the love of her life, passed away and she then moved to Calgary. It is there that she met and married Edmund in 2000. After Edmund’s passing in 2005, she moved back to Medicine Hat and lived at the Chinook and then Riverview a year ago. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel 1 Dunmore Road SE Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5, on Thursday, May 6th, 2021 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Due to Covid-19 restrictions there will be a private Graveside Service held at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery, on Friday, May 7th, 2021 with Pastor David Hall officiating. There will be a Celebration of Life at a future date. Memorial gifts in Sieglinde’s memory may be made to 100 Huntley Street 1295 North Service Rd Burlington, ON, Canada . Condolences may be sent through or subject heading Sieglinde Dartsch. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, “The Chapel in the Park” #1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5 (403)528-2599 Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.


  1. Maggie and Robin Simon says:

    Art, Susan and family,
    We were so very sorry to hear the news of Sieglinde’s passing. I had the pleasure of running into her at Perkins in March of 2016 after many years and we just picked up where we left off. She was a lovely person and we both loved her very much. We used to live next door to Arnold and Sieglinde’s (93-98) and we enjoyed them so much. We loved hearing their stories from the old country, were the benefactors of their amazing produce from the garden and spoiled many times by Sieglinde’s baking and cooking. And Arnold would often give Maggie tips on how to fertilize the yard and start the lawnmower! lol. We think of them often.

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