1924 ~ MARTZ ~ 2015

Posted: August 19th, 2015

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Leo Peter Martz of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of the late Denise Martz, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Monday, August 17th, 2015 at the age of 91 years. He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Maureen (Ron) Donald, Dennis (Wendy) Martz, both of Medicine Hat and Wendy (Brian) Burkitt of Innisfail, Alberta; six grandchildren, Jason (Tammy) Donald, Ailine Donald, Brad (Shannon) Martz, Kimberley Martz (Ger Forest), Lindsey Burkitt and Kyle Burkitt (Brittany Letkeman); eight great grandchildren, Rowan, Megan, Kayden, Jenna, Aurora, Laurie, Cruz and Alexis; five sisters, Catherine (Don) Kuefler, Josephine (Ed) Volk, Sister Caroline Martz, Maryann Martz and Geraldine (Arnold) Volk; two sisters-in-law, Marion Lodge and Jackie (Jim) Shipton; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 58 years, Denise in 2007; his parents, Jacob and Mary Martz; and five brothers, Wilfred, Sylvester, Victor, Edward and Gerald. Leo worked for the Alberta Wheatpool as a grain buyer in Alliance, Beiseker, Gem and Duchess, Alberta before retiring to Medicine Hat in 1988. He enjoyed many activities such as coaching ladies fastball in Gem, woodworking, Tigers hockey, gardening, supporting his grandkids in their many sports events, spending time with family and feeding blue jays. Leo was also an active member of St. Patrick’s Roman Parish for many years and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Sunday at 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. and at ST. PATRICK’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 238 – 2nd Avenue NE, on Monday from 9:00 until 9:55 a.m. Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL on Sunday, August 23rd, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. PATRICK’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH on Monday, August 24th, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. with Father John Maes, celebrant. A private interment will take place at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Leo’s memory may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, 102 – 1865 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 1Z8. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Leo Martz. 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

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  1. Charlene Sauer says:

    Heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Leo. He was the highlight of every Tiger game I attended…walking up the stairs to the top of section 7 and getting (and giving) a big hug from him. Heaven has gotten one of the most amazing angels. He will be forever in my heart. RIP Leo <3

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