1931 ~ SCHARF ~ 2014

Posted: January 29th, 2014

Ronald Earl Scharf, soul mate of Donna for 58 years next Tuesday and loving father to daughter, Jody (Gord) Merkel and Tim (deceased), passed away on Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 at the age of 82 years.

He is also survived by three grandchildren, Kim (Dwight) Layton, Kelley (Evan) Gavelin and Kody (Robyn) Merkel. Papa to Rylee, Auston and Deikon Layton; Dharma Gavelin and step-grandchildren, Kayden and Nolan Gavelin. Ron is also survived by his sister, Beverly (Jim) Wiseman; sister-in-law, Mary Scharf; Donna’s family, Bobbi Wiebe, Mary Dunston and Linda Hepfner; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan to Roy and Rene Scharf. He is also predeceased by his brothers, Bruce and Barry. Ron was in the RCAF for 5 years, and then worked at CPR. He went to university for an education degree as an adult student at the age of 42 years. He taught at Fort Smith, NWT, Hanna, AB and Crescent Heights High School. His love of sports and kids led to him coaching football, first in Moose Jaw and then he started a junior football team at Crescent Heights High School, and then on to the senior team. He was also a volunteer fitness instructor at the YMCA for over 10 years. Ron is a member of Westminster United Church and a Life Member at Connaught Golf Course. Donna and Ron travelled extensively, always with golf clubs in tow. The Funeral Service will be held in WESTMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 101 – 6th Street SE, on Friday, January 31st, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Jan Stevenson officiating. A private interment will follow at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Ronald’s memory may be made to the Parkinson Alberta Society, #101 – 928 Allowance Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 3G7. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Ronald Scharf. Radio funeral announcement can be heard on Thursday around 11:45 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

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  1. Donna Hoffman says:

    Sorry for your loss, Barry and I were saddened to hear of it.

  2. Dawn says:

    Please accept our most sincere condolences. May you find strength and comfort relying on the Almighty God, who is ever so ready to carry us through difficult times ( Psalms 55:22).
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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