Posted: May 5th, 2022

1934 ~ 2022


It is with profound sadness that the family of Elfrieda Eckes announce her peaceful passing at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital this past Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at the age of 87 years. Along with Michael, the love of her life since 1962, Elfrieda leaves to cherish her memory: daughter, Lynda Moffatt (Jim Glasgo) and her children, Rick (Chantal) Eckes, Jen (Jordan) Hauck; daughter, Louise Reimer (Wendel Bitz) and her children, Michael (Val), Justin (Nicole), Terri-Lynn (Lyle), Cheyenne (Warren) and Alicia (Jordan); son, Lyle (Lisa) Eckes and their children, Dylan (Melissa) Eckes and Devyn (Rebecca) Eckes. She is also survived by 27 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Katie Pernitsky and Bertha Schmidt as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Johan and Maria Schmidt as well as three siblings, Bill Schmidt, Marie Schrieber and Katherine Lutz. Elfrieda was born during a September snow storm in Orion, AB., on September 22, 1934. Throughout the years, she worked at Dominion Glass, Hycroft China Ltd. and Woolworth. Her greatest pleasure in life came from time spent with her family, especially her children and grandchildren. She will forever be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother in the hearts of her family. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Thursday, May 5, 2022, between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. A celebration of Elfrieda’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel on Friday, May 6, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Shane Hein officiating. A time of fellowship will follow in the Cook Southland Reception Facility. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at www.cooksouthland.com) If friends so desire, donations in memory of Elfrieda may be made to the charity of one’s choice. 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 www.cooksouthland.com “Locally owned & directed”

One Condolence for “ELFRIEDA ECKES”

  1. Theresa Brucker (Terrie LInd ) says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Frieda’s passing. She was such a good person. Please accept my condolences at this time. Another life, wasn’t it, when we lived on 10 Street. Take care of yourself and be well. Darrell and Trevor send you their best.

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