Posted: August 11th, 2023



April 22, 1948 ~ August 10, 2023

Gwen Bohnet of Medicine Hat, passed away peacefully Thursday, August 10th, 2023, at the age of 75 with her family by her side. Gwen is survived by her husband of 57 years, Fred;  four sons, Blaine (Kim) of Bow Island, Darren of Medicine Hat, Brian (Deeanna) of Medicine Hat, and Brad (Amanda) of Olds.  She will be lovingly remembered by her eight grandchildren, Kendra (Jens), Troy (Maria), Dylan, Rebecca, Austin, Alexis, Drew and Danika, as well as two great-grandchildren, Greyson and Emery. She was  looking forward to meeting her third great-grandchild in a few short days. Gwen also leaves behind her sisters, Joyce Noble and Sharon (Ivan) Jesse as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. She was predeceased by her parents, Viola and Edward Seitz and her father-in-law and mother in law, Daniel and Mary Bohnet. Gwen was born in Medicine Hat on April 22, 1948. She grew up on a farm in the Little Plume area and attended her early years at Antelope Cut School and her senior years at Medicine Hat High School. Gwen and Fred met in their teens, and were married September 25, 1965. They moved out to their Orion farm in 1966 and would continue to farm and raise their family there for many years. In 1981, Fred and Gwen starting driving school bus and they kept their contract right up until the Manyberries school shut down. Gwen was famous for her amazing baking and cooking, and was always happy to share her goodies. When she wasn’t cooking or doing yard work, she loved to entertain family and friends. There wasn’t too many weekends when she didn’t have company over to visit and play cards.  You could always find her on the dance floor at any wedding or social event until late into the night. In 2013, Fred and Gwen moved off the farm into Medicine Hat. She was excited to spend more time with her sisters having coffee and going on shopping outings. Visiting with people was always easy for Gwen so it didn’t take long before she made new friends in her community, and enjoyed many garage visits with the neighbours. The highlight of Gwen’s life was definitely her grandchildren or as she called them ‘her sweeties’. She was proud of each and every one of the kids, and all their accomplishments, and always made sure to tell them how much she loved them. Her heart was always so full and it overflowed onto others. We will miss her very much and are very thankful to have had her in our lives. The family wishes to thank all the medical staff on 4 west for their support in the last few days of Gwen’s life, as well as the many home care workers and Dr Mastel for all the care over the years. A celebration of Gwen’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Tuesday, August 15, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Murray Jaster officiating. (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 “GWEN BOHNET”

  1. Clay & Betty White says:

    May warmest thoughts of sympathy help in some small way to ease your loss and sadness as you face each coming day.
    We are not able to attend the celebration of Gwen’s life. Our deepest condolences to Fred and Family.
    Clay & Betty White ( Sherwood Park)

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