1927 ~ METZ ~ 2015

Posted: January 9th, 2015

David \”Dave\” Metz, beloved husband of Annie Metz of Medicine Hat, passed away on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 at the age of 87 years. Dave also leaves to cherish his memory his four daughters, Joanne (Ron) Metz-Laberge, Val (Shaun) Randall, Corinne Bishoff and Karen Metz; five grandchildren, Meagan (Erich) Mostad, Kelsey Laberge, Jeff Laberge, Carly Bishoff and Dylan Bishoff; six sisters-in-law, Eileen Edler, Irene Switzer, Dolly (Bev) Aman, Hazel Frank, Marilyn Tokamp and Sonja Tokamp; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Dave was predeceased by his parents, Albert and Martha Metz; son-in-law, Rick Krauss; two brothers, Myron (May) Metz and Jack (Evelyn) Metz; one sister, Julie-Ann Richardson; and five brothers-in-law, John Tokamp, Jerry Tokamp, Ray Edler, Glen Switzer and Lloyd Frank. Dave was born in Medicine Hat on April 30th, 1927 where he was raised and educated. He married Annie Tokamp on December 29th, 1954 celebrating their 60th anniversary this past December. A brick layer for many years, Dave owned and operated Metz Masonry and was well known for his fireplaces. In his retirement, Dave took up woodworking and his unique birdhouses were extremely popular. He was a longstanding member of Fifth Avenue Memorial United Church. Dave enjoyed the many \”social events\” that were held in his garage and was a \”give the shirt off his back\” type of person. He was a good father and loved his “five” girls immensely. Dave was also a generous and loving grandfather and will be missed greatly by his family and friends. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Saturday, January 10th, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. A private interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Dave\’s memory may be made to Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation, 124, 430 – 6th Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2S8. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Dave Metz. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, \”The Chapel in the Park\”, locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone (403)528-2599

3 Condolences for “1927 ~ METZ ~ 2015”

  1. leona kirk says:

    sorry for your loss ann andto the family

  2. Vern and Vivienne Pancoast says:

    To Ann and your girls,

    We were so sorry to hear of your loss. We are on vacation in Mexico so have just learned of Dave’s passing. Our earliest memories of Dave are when your whole family were working together on a project laying bricks and because we were in construction, Vern especially couldn’t help but notice Dave surrounded by all those good looking girls helping out on a work site! Taking note back then, we know his craftsmanship was exceptional. He took pride in what he did and in more recent years during his retirement, his hobby of bird house building still showed his skills and pride. We are really pleased to have several of Dave’s bird houses in our own yard, many of which he generously gave to us. We know he enjoyed his family, was gracious to his friends and will certainly be missed by you and all who knew him. Vern & Vivienne

  3. Maggie and Robin Simon says:

    Annie, Karen and family.
    We were so very sorry to hear the news of Dave’s passing. He was charming in a way only Dave could be. I remember often visiting with your Dad after school while he built 2 of those amazing Dave Metz fireplaces in my parents home. My Mom and I later had the pleasure of seeing you both again (Annie & Dave) during a garden tour when Dave had taken up building bird houses. There was no doubt he loved his girls.

    The loss of a father is so permanent and leaves the largest hole in your heart – sending love and hugs your way.

    Margaret (nee McCulloch) Simon and Catherine McCulloch

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