1951 ~ GOMKE ~ 2013

Posted: January 15th, 2013


Mrs. Jeanette Gomke, beloved wife of Mr. Gordon Gomke of Medicine Hat, passed away on Saturday, January 12th, 2013 at the age of 61 years. Jeanette also leaves to cherish her memory three children, Kathy (Ken) Priestap of Redcliff, Kevin (Darci) Gomke of Hilda, and Tracey (Curtis) Squire of Medicine Hat; six grandchildren, Mason and Brooklyn Priestap, Cody and Jessica Gomke, Madison and Julia Squire; two sisters, Lil (Ben) Schafer of Medicine Hat and Donalda (David) Stock of Coaldale; one brother-in-law, Harvey Gomke (Shirley); two aunts, Vi Fairless (Art Grove) and Vi (Edwin) Rieger; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Jeanette was predeceased by her parents, Wilbert and Eva Jacober; Gordon’s parents, Edwin and Clara Gomke; one sister-in-law, Dianne Gomke; one nephew, Grant Gomke; and uncles and aunts, George Fairless, Rose (John) Kanewischer, and Adam (Lydia) Rieger. Jeanette was born on May 18th, 1951 in Medicine Hat and attended school at Rush Lake and Medicine Hat High School. Following graduation, Jeanette was employed with Medicine Hat Steam Laundry and Woolworths. She met Gordon Gomke and they were married on July 26th, 1969 in Medicine Hat where they made their home. In 1973, they moved to the farm at Hilda where they farmed until 1995 when they retired and returned to Medicine Hat. While at Hilda, Jeanette was a Boys Club Leader and she was also a member of the Red Hat Ladies. Jeanette enjoyed knitting, crocheting, ceramics, playing crib with her grandchildren, baking and making strudels. She enjoyed camping, travelling South in the winter, and the cruises that she and Gordon took, especially the Alaskan cruise. Jeanette loved spending time with her family and going for coffee with the ladies. She will be lovingly remembered by all those who had the good fortune of knowing her. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL on Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held in SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Wednesday, January 16th, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. with Reverend Bob Findley officiating. Interment will follow in the Family Plot at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Jeanette’s memory may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 6007 – 1A Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2H 0G5. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or www.gonebutnotforgotten.ca or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Jeanette Gomke. Radio funeral announcement can be heard on Tuesday around 12:35 p.m. on 93.7 Praise FM. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone (403)528-2599

No Condolences for “1951 ~ GOMKE ~ 2013”

  1. Mel & Diane Holstein says:

    [i]We are so very sorry to hear of Jeanette’s passing. Our sympathy goes out to the family.[/i]

  2. Audrey Fischer says:

    My heartfelt sympathy to the family.

  3. Rena says:

    My deepest condolences to you and your family, Gordon. To Kathy, Kevin, and Tracey – I could not imagine losing a mother at such an early age. May her memories live on in you and her grandchildren. I won’t be making the funeral but I will send out my prayers.

    All the best,
    Rena Roth

  4. Carol Walker-Davick says:

    Dear Gordon and family
    Deepest sympathy for your los
    Carol Walker-Davick and family

  5. Tim & Karen Hittel says:

    Our deepest sympathy to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mom & Dad(Fred & Ruth)send you their prayers as well.

Leave a Condolence for Tim & Karen Hittel