Posted: December 28th, 2012

After a long and courageous battle with cancer, Melvin Emil Hirsekorn passed away on Monday, December 24, 2012, with his family by his side, leaving behind the love of his life, best friend and wife of 40 years, Linda. Melvin was also a devoted and loving father to Nicole (Trevor) Schmaltz, Kari (Dave) Painter, Matthew (Jessica) Hirsekorn and to his special nephew Johnny “Sparky” (Sandy) Booth, who was like a son to him. He was a devoted and loving “Papa” to his grandchildren, Jordan, Jailyn, Steffie, Kyle, baby Rhya and Reid Melvin Hirsekorn who passed away January 8, 2011. He was a loving big brother to Marlene (Mike) Guckert and Garry (Shirley) Hirsekorn and a very special uncle to numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Margaret and Emil Hirsekorn; one sister, Elsie Erich and one brother, Ernie Hirsekorn. Melvin was born on October 4, 1951 in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. He was alway happiest when he was around his family and always placed them first before himself. He was a hard working man who took great pride in everything that he did. Melvin was a man with a big heart, would do anything to help someone and was well liked and respected by the many people who knew him. Always joking around and with a smile on his face, even as time went on and Melvin became more ill, his biggest belief was to take one day at a time and together, we will get through it. There will be a intimate private service for immediate family in keeping with Melvin’s request. A come and go reception will be held for family and friends at the Redcliff Legion, (302 Broadway Ave NE, Redcliff) on Saturday, December 29, 2012 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to remember Melvin maymake donations to Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre (Medicine Hat Regional Hospital) c/o 666 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 4H6 or to the Neo Natal Care Unit (Medicine Hat Regional Hospital) c/o 666 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 4H6 in honour of Reid Melvin Hirsekorn. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Melvin Hirsekorn, or you may visit www.gonebutnotforgotten.ca 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

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  1. Garry Withers says:

    Linda, im so sorry for your loss. Mel was a good man who was loved by many people. Condolences to you and your family. The world has lost a good man..

  2. pierre damour says:

    sorry about your loss.my condolenses.. he was great guy.

  3. Marlene&Leonard Sass says:

    Linda &family sending our condolences to all your family,We are so glad we got to visit with Mel & Linda this past summer.Will remember our laughs we had that day,all our love to you all,The lord took another Angel home,

  4. Ralph/PaulineWatkins says:

    Condolences to you and your family. There will never be another Mel. He was one of a kind and will be greatly missed

  5. Melissa Cotten-Young says:

    Linda and Family we are so sorry for your loss Mel was a wonderful man who always had a smile on his face and he was a real joy to be around. Please turn to each other for comfort and always remember the good times with him. Please let us know if you need anything or if you just want to talk.

    Melissa Cotten-Young and Family
    Linda Cotten
    Elliott Cotten, Heather Steinkey and Family

  6. Colin Engel says:

    Linda, Marlene and Gary, I am so sorry to hear about Mel. In all the memories I have of Mel I can’t think of any where I don’t see him smiling. He was such a great guy.

  7. Julie Corraini says:

    To Linda and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Uncle Melvin was a great man. He opened his heart and his home to John and I when, we lost our parents. He was like a father to John. I will always remember a smile on his face and his warm heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  8. Merle L Davies says:

    Sorry to hear of Mel’s passing – he was a jolly guy who always had a smile on his face. He is no longer suffering, good times & memories will keep him with you

  9. margaret hemphill says:

    my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family…i am grateful that I had the oppurtunity to travel there and spend time with Melvin and the family over the last couple of years….especially this last Thanksgiving…He will be greatly missed…

  10. Michael Ziebart says:

    My condolences to his family and friends.

  11. Naydene Rudd says:

    Nicole, I am so very sorry for your loss. There are no words to ease your pain, but know that your friends are thinking of you at this sad time.

  12. Devon Dunning says:

    Kari and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very sad time.

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