Posted: March 24th, 2017

1923 ~ 2017

After a long and hard fought battle with cancer, Edward ‘Eddie’ Becker passed away with family by his side while in the loving care of the staff at St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice on Monday, March 20, 2017, at the age of 93 years. Eddie was predeceased by his first wife, Alice (nee Schlinker); his second wife, Kay (nee Clark) as well as one daughter, Brenda (Jack) Dietzen. He leaves to cherish his memory: two sons, Dennis Edward Becker of Medicine Hat and Albert (Bernadette) Clark of Nova Scotia; six grandchildren, Donald Edward Becker of Cold Lake, AB., Daniel Becker of Edmonton, AB., Kelly (Andre) Higgins and their daughter, Melissa Higgins of Strathmore, AB., Darren (Krista) Clark and their two children, Patrick and MacKenzie of Nova Scotia, Judy Dietzen of Red Deer, AB. and Tracey (Jim) Beanblossom of Rocky Mountain House, AB. Eddie’s memory will live on in the hearts of his brother, Harvey (Jo) Becker of Calgary, AB.; sister, Violet Aberle of Taber, AB.; brothers-in-law, Ralph (Mat) Schlinker of Medicine Hat and Roy Schlinker of Vernon, BC.; sister-in-law, Olive (Lance) Brost of Medicine Hat as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Edward Becker was born to Jacob and Katherine Becker in Schuler, AB. on April 3, 1923. Many will remember ‘Mr. Becker’ from his days as the Custodian at Vincent Massey School. From 1975 through until his retirement in 1998, he always remained popular with both the students and the staff there. His memory will live on in the hearts of all those who had the privilege of knowing him. A celebration of Eddie’s life will be held in the coming months. Further announcements including the date and time of the service will be made during the days leading up to the celebration. Special thanks to Eddie’s friends, management and staff at The Wellington for their support and friendship during his years there. Family also wish to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the exceptional staff of St. Joseph’s Home for the loving care and support provided to Eddie during his stay there. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Eddie’s name may be made to St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice, 156 – 3 Street N.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5M1. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at www.cooksouthland.com) Honoured to serve the family is

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455

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