Posted: May 4th, 2021

1940 ~ 2021


George Schonhofer was born on October 15, 1940, in Castor, AB, and passed away after a short illness while at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at the age of 80 years. George was one of 10 children born to Matilda and Sebastien Schonhofer. His siblings included Lydia, Mary, Lena, Joan, Fred, Frank, Jack, John and Simon. George is survived by his brother, Simon (Marg) Schonhofer of Buffalo, AB. sister-in-law, Beverly Schonhofer of Waseca, SK, as well as by numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and more. He loved spending time with family and his family loved spending time with him. George was raised in rural Alberta and, as a lad, worked on the family farm, later moving to the Michener Centre in Red Deer. He then moved to Medicine Hat where he lived in several homes until moving into supported accommodation with REDI. George was very much involved with his community. For many years he attended the weekly Friendship Club where he socialized, joined in the singing and listening of Bible stories. George also participated in various activities through CORE Association and REDI Enterprises. He enjoyed art, bowling, swimming, horseback riding, taekwondo and he even completed a one-hour pilot training course. He loved the outdoors, whether it was a drive in the country, camping at Elkwater or going on cruises. He had many adventures, including trips to several provinces and states. George was an ardent fan of rodeos, hockey, baseball and any community events. Everywhere he went, at home or abroad, George loved meeting people, shaking hands and chatting. George was humble, curious, creative and intelligent. He marvelled at the world around him. A Celebration of George’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 Р13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 2:00 p.m., with Pastor George Koopmans officiating. Interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. Due to COVID Р19 restrictions, the Funeral Celebration will be by invitation only. Those wishing to join virtually and experience the celebration are invited to watch via live-stream and may do so by visiting and click the View Broadcast button on the homepage at service time. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting Honoured to serve the family is


Cook Southland Funeral Chapel Crematorium & Reception Facility, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455 “Locally owned & directed”

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