Posted: July 11th, 2022

1941 ~ 2022


It is with heavy hearts that Merv announces that his wife, Valerie Jean Zwicker passed away at South Country Village in Medicine Hat on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at the age of 81 years. Val was born in Calgary, AB., and grew up in Camrose, AB. Following high school, she trained at the Edmonton General Hospital to become a Registered Nurse. While in Edmonton she met Merv and they were married in 1963. Over her 33 year nursing career she worked at the Charles Camsell Hospital in Edmonton, Fort Smith Hospital and Medicine Hat Regional Hospital. Val is survived by her husband of almost 60 years, Merv; son, Kelly (Jane) and their daughters, Sara (Aaron) and Cathy; daughter, Patti (Carlo) their son, Brodie; son, Bill and his daughters, Lauren and Hailey. Val was the consummate care giver, but would like to thank the dedicated staff of Medicine Hat Home Care and the Sunnyside Care Centre for the great care they all gave her. Val was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be always in our hearts. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Val’s name may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 119 – 14 Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1Z6 or the Canadian Diabetes Association, Suite 220, 6223 – 2 Street S.E., Calgary, Alberta, T2E 2P5. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at 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”

One Condolence for “VALERIE ZWICKER”

  1. Shirley says:

    Merv and family.
    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Val was one of the funniest, sweetest, spiciest people I ever had the pleasure of knowing.
    You all will be in my thoughts.

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