HIRSCHE ReidPosted: April 16th, 2014
1948 – 2014
Mr. Reid Hirsche of Foremost, beloved husband of the late Sherilynn “Sherry” Hirsche, passed away peacefully at home on the farm with family by his side on Saturday, April 12th, 2014 at the age of 65 years. Reid leaves to cherish his memory five children, Dallas (Tamara) Hirsche of Calgary, Chad (Marilynn) Hirsche of Foremost, Heather (Bruce) Clayton of Strathmore, Brett (Amy) Hirsche and Nicole (Derek) Losey, both of Foremost; his mother, Alverna Mortimer of Langford, British Columbia; his mother-in-law, Jeanne Roth of Foremost; thirteen grandchildren, Lyndsay, Evan, Tyler, Justin, Cole, Chase, Cyle, Katelyn, Dane, Leah, Jack, Damon and Preslee; one brother, Lynn (Loretta) Hirsche of Foremost; three sisters, Linda (Butch) Black of Gabriola Island, British Columbia, Wendy Lortie of Edmonton and Cherie (Tim) Webber of Calgary; his sister-in-law, Janice (Blaine) Poberznick of Medicine Hat; his sister-in-law Annette Roth of Boca Raton Florida; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Reid was preceded in death by the love of his life, Sherry in 1999; his father, Arvin “Tye” Hirsche; his brother-in-law, Greg Roth; and his father-in-law, George Roth. Reid was born on June 12th, 1948 in Lethbridge. He worked in the oil patch in the early 1970’s, but moved back home to farm and ranch in Foremost. He lived in the original homestead until the time of his passing. In addition to farming, Reid started a gravel business in the 1990’s serving the local community. Reids farm, gravel business and cattle were his passion while honesty, integrity and hard work were the cornerstones of his personality. Although he was almost always working on the farm or hauling gravel, Reid always welcomed his friends and neighbours into his home for a coffee and a visit. Reid loved his family, and will be missed dearly by all. He fought a courageous 2 _ year battle with cancer. We take comfort that mom and dad are now together again looking down on us all. We would like to send a special thank you to Dr. Lewke-Bogle and Milk River Hospital and Staff for their excellent care of Reid. The Funeral Service will be held in FOREMOST COMMUNITY HALL, 801 1st Avenue West, Foremost, Alberta on Saturday, April 19th, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Blaine Poberznick officiating. A private interment will take place at Foremost Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Reids memory may be made to the Milk River Hospital, 517 Centre Avenue, Milk River, Alberta, T0K 1M0. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to firstname.lastname@example.org subject heading Reid Hirsche. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, Medicine Hat, Alberta. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone 1-800-317-2647.
My sincere condolences on the loss of Reid. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. May your memories warm your soul, dry your tears and bring a smile to your heart.
May you find comfort in the knowledge, that those who know you are thinking of you in your sadness. Tim, Tannis and Barrett Piotrowski Manyberries, AB
My heart goes out to all of your family. Your Dad and Mom were very dear friends of Jim and mine. I know they are all smiling down on us and enjoying being together again. Stay strong and don’t be afraid to lean on your family and friends when you need them. You are all in my thoughts and my heart.
Our deepest sympathies to your family as you go through this time of loss.
knowing that those who have lived in our hearts are never really gone.
As long as we keep them with us, in our hearts and our thought,
they will be with us always.
Robert, Brenda, Adam, & Tanya Jurgens
Our thoughts are with you on this sad day
Reid was a lovely man and will be sadly missed.
Bob & Elizabeth Burns