GERHARD EBERHARDTPosted: September 26th, 2023
1931 ~ GERHARD EBERHARDT ~ 2023
Gerhard Eberhardt, beloved father, Opa, and brother, passed away on September 23, 2023, at the age of 91 years. He leaves to cherish his memory his children, son, Robert (Dianne) Eberhardt, and their family, Katrina (Jesse) and Erika (Riley); daughter, Linda (Raymond) Moreau, and their family, Thomas; Krista (Kirk) Aiden and Ava; Amanda (Adam) Brady and Lexi; Chantel (Dale) Nathan and Tyler; and son, Ken (Yvonne) Eberhardt, and their family, Christopher (Alexandra) Isabelle and Isaac; and Elizabeth. Also left to cherish his memory are Gerhard’s brother, Albert (Stefanie) Eberhardt; sisters, Elvire Necker and Wallie (Ted) Ganden, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Gerhard was predeceased by his wife, Regina, and parents, Otto and Hulda Eberhardt.
Gerhard was born on December 11, 1931 in Sofiewka, Bessarabia. At the age of 21, Gerhard left home and travelled to Genoa, Italy, where he boarded the S.S. Argentina and headed to Canada to start a new chapter in his life. He arrived in Halifax on August 16, 1952, and from there he headed west, eventually arriving at a farm close to Walsh, where he spent time working for his sponsoring family. He moved to Medicine Hat where he met Regina Exner. He moved to Trail for work, Regina followed and they were married on September 15, 1956. They eventually moved back to Medicine Hat where they spent the remainder of their lives. Gerhard worked at Canada Post for many years before retiring. In his spare time, he loved to play chess or spend time in his garden. He was City of Medicine Hat Chess Champion on several occasions. Gerhard also volunteered at the Good Samaritan Society in Medicine Hat for several years and accumulated over 5000 hours of volunteer time. He was a long-time member of St. Peter Lutheran Church.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. and on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 from 12:00 P.M. to 12:55 P.M. prior to the funeral service.
The funeral service will take place at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, September 27,2023 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Shane Hein officiating. Interment will follow at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Alzheimer Society, 101-1201 Kingsway Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 2Y2 or St. Peter Lutheran Church, 758 8 St SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1M5. Condolences may be sent to email@example.com subject heading Gerhard Eberhardt. Funeral arrangements by
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