Posted: November 1st, 2012

Cornelia “Elizabeth” Gechter passed away on Monday, October 29, 2012, at the age of 71 years, beloved wife of Louie Gechter of Medicine Hat. She also leaves to cherish her memory six children, Ralph (Vicki) of Medicine Hat, Mark (Cindy) of Whitelaw, Sandra (Rick) Dvorak of Kerrobert, Melissa Gogolinski (John Learmont) of Medicine Hat, Janice Gechter of Seven Persons and June (Grant) Halter of Kindersley; seventeen grandchildren, Troy, Teresa (Jeremy) and Lana all of Medicine Hat, Tyler (Ashley) of Whitelaw, Jessica (Curtis) of Spruce Grove, Alicia (Travis) of Medicine Hat, Jarret of Lloydminster, Carissa (Jordan) of Saskatoon, Levi (Jordan) of Victoria, Kenzie (Scott), Sabin, Devin (Lucy) all of Medicine Hat, Rayden of Seven Persons, Dani (Corey) of Kerrobert, Kori (Chris) of Glaslyn, Saskatchewan, Kayle and Dayn of Kindersley, fifteen great grandchildren, Shaya, Bensen, Lincoln, Colby and Caley all of Medicine Hat, Carter of Spruce Grove, Aleaha and Taysen both of Lloydminster, Mason of Saskatoon, Ryder, Dallyn and Gemma all of Medicine Hat and Jayla and Jayden both of Kerrobert as well as one great grandchild on the way; three brothers, Abe (Annette), Chiel (Annie) and Pete (Diane) all of Medicine Hat as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Johanna and Adrian Vander Ham; one grandson, Graham in 1986; three brothers, Art, Cor and Peter; two sisters, Jennie Strike, Yozina (Moe) Aleman. Elizabeth was born on January 14, 1941 in Rotterdam, Holland. On April 10, 1958 she married Louie Gechter in Medicine Hat and they resided in the Seven Persons, Whitla and Medicine Hat area for many years. Elizabeth’s family was a very important part of her life. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Friday from 12 noon – 1:45 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Friday, November 2, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend. A private interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit c/o Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, 666 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 4H6. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: subject heading: Elizabeth Gechter, or you may visit 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

4 Condolences for “GECHTER”

  1. Bev Thacker says:

    Our deepest condolence in the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Sincerely Bev and Joe Thacker

  2. shelley nykolaishen says:

    Melissa, so sorry for the loss of your mom, she was a wondeful lady. Deepest sympathy to you and your family. Sincerely, Shelley (Busse) Nykolaishen

  3. Allan&KathyCooper says:

    So sorry to hear about you mom passing Melissa. I know your mom was so very special to you. I just heard yesterday, and through the night kept thinking of all moms give to us all through their lives, I know your mom did for you. It’s part of their nature and part of being a mom. Two things I know she would want you to know Melissa, one would be how very proud she was of you. And how pleased she was seeing you happy. Right?
    So remember her love and never forget earth is a very, very short time in Eternity. She’ll be hugging you again.
    Take Care
    You have our Love too.

  4. Dwayne Jasman says:

    So sorry to hear of her passing..many happy childhood memories of those days in Seven Persons ..those were the days of great fun☺

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