SCHMALTZ, GERARD FRANCISPosted: December 9th, 2014
April 23, 1959- December 1, 2014
It is with deep sorrow the family of Frank & Emily Schmaltz announce the sudden death of their son and brother, Gerard at the age of 55 at Wanham, AB.
Gerard leaves to cherish his memory his mother Emily Schmaltz, siblings: Ray (Gail), Pat (Bill Thomson), Cecil (Betty), Donna (Jim Siroski), Sandi (Lorne Zentner), Cyndy (Darren Lutz), and Gary (Tammie).
He also leaves nieces & nephews: Joel (Shannon) Schmaltz & children Tyler & Luke, Mike (Kathy) Schmaltz & children Sierra & Kaleah, Tim (Lisa) Thomson & children Taylor & Matt, Sheri (Neil Whiting) & children Colton, Wyatt, Dustin & Dallas, Lori Biggs & children Ernie, Josh & Danyka, Annette Smith & children Tristan, Michaela, Cheyanne & Jesse, Cory (Krista) Schmaltz & children Denovah, Cassidy & Breanne, Jason Schmaltz, God Daughter Stacey (Rosaire Belisle), Brett (Brenna) Siroski & children Reagan & Nolan, Kent Zentner, Kristine (Monty Koopman) & children Bronx & Emerson, Lauren (Tyler Murray), Jordan Schmaltz, and God Daughter Cheyanne Schmaltz (Cousin).
He also leaves to mourn; his step-grandchildren Jackson & Kole whom he loved dearly, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and many good friends.
He was predeceased by: Father Frank Schmaltz, Sister Terry Schmaltz, and Brother Donald Schmaltz
The Prayer Service will be held December 13, 2014 at 3:00 pm at the Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel, # 1 Dunmore Road S.E., Medicine Hat, AB
Donations can be made to the Canadian Mental Health society; Edmonton Region Suite 300 5th Street Place, 10010-105 Street NW, Edmonton AB T5J 1C4, Spirit River Minor Hockey Association; Box 533, Spirit River AB T0H 3G0, Wanham Plowing Match; 780-694-2233, or any charity of your choice. Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home Grande Prairie 780-830-7742 www.bearcreekfuneral.com