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Obituary - Gail Kurtz

Gail Kurtz

1938 - 2019

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel - Kurtz(2019)

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Gail Mary Kurtz (Edward), beloved wife of Delbert Kurtz, announce her passing at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Thursday, March 7, 2019, at the age of 80 years. Gail was born on November 21, 1938 in Medicine Hat where she was raised and received her education. Gail worked in media and was employed with various radio stations before settling in Medicine Hat where she raised her two sons, and dedicated herself to 26 plus years with CHAT Radio. She enjoyed life and loved to listen to music and dance. In the summer Gail could be found camping, enjoying the RV and in the winter she was a snowbird and headed south to Arizona with her beloved Del. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who often boasted about her grandkids! Gail was truly loved by all and will be deeply missed by her husband, Delbert; sons, Doug (Shelley) Edward and Derek (Deanne) Edward; Del’s children, Yvonne Peterson (Frank Gilham), Dean (Jacqueline) Kurtz and Cheryl Rayner (Lester Wisnowski); grandchildren, Sarah, Stefanie, Evan, Preston, Matthew, Ryan (Nadiya), Derek, Shaun (Cindy), Brandon, Dustin (Bailee) and Katrina; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Richard Pickering and Brian Pickering as well as numerous extended family and numerous friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Gabriel ‘Gib’ and Yvonne Pickering. At Gail's request, a private family service will be held, followed by a public time of fellowship on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 pm, in the Cook Southland Reception Facility, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, where friends and family will gather to celebrate Gail’s life. Memorial donations in Gail’s name may be made directly to the Alberta Lung Association, 208, 17420 Stony Plain Road, Edmonton, Alberta, T5S 7K6.


  1. Tina Milley:
    Mar 08, 2019 at 06:22 PM

    Del Doug Derek & families
    With deepest sympathy for your loss, We will ll miss her

  2. Sherri Jans:
    Mar 08, 2019 at 07:52 PM

    I am so very sorry for your loss Del and family. Gail's strength and determination left a big impression on us and she will always be remembered as such a lovely and kind lady. I know she is no longer suffering and will become your own special angel. Please accept our condolences, Sincerely Sherri and Dr Durand

  3. Marj Treiber:
    Mar 08, 2019 at 10:05 PM

    Del, Derek, Doug and families:

    Cherish the memories.

  4. Marvin & Lorraine Kurtz:
    Mar 09, 2019 at 12:30 PM

    We would like to extend our sympathy to Delbert and all of Gail's family. Gail always had a beautiful smile to welcome you with, she will be missed by many - she is now free of her sufferings and is experiencing life in eternity with family and friends.
    Love n' Prayers.

    Marvin & Lorraine

  5. Eleanor Evans:
    Mar 09, 2019 at 01:20 PM

    My sincere sympathy Del on Gail’s passing. I’m glad I had the opportunity to get to know you both. Gail was a lovely lady and will be missed.

    Eleanor Evans

  6. Dave&Glenda Syrota:
    Mar 09, 2019 at 03:29 PM

    Sorry to hear about Gail.Thoughts are prayers to you and family🙏

  7. Gavina Pedersen, Mary Ann and Karen:
    Mar 09, 2019 at 06:23 PM

    Delbert, Doug, Derek and families,

    We are very sorry for your loss. Please know that we are thinking of your at this very difficult time. Take care of each other.

  8. Steve & Denise Kwa:
    Mar 11, 2019 at 12:44 PM

    Dear Del and Family,
    We were saddened to hear about Gail’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Steve & Denise Kwas

  9. Janice Niwa:
    Mar 11, 2019 at 11:01 PM

    Del, Doug, and Derek and family
    I am so sorry to hear of her passing. She was a wonderful lady.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  10. Tereena Cameron:
    Mar 11, 2019 at 11:16 PM

    My deepest condolences Del, my heart is heavy for your loss. The world has lost a beautiful soul and I am blessed to have known Gail. We shared many great times and I will cherish every memory. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  11. Debbie Heckbert and Cathy Brown:
    Mar 12, 2019 at 12:37 AM

    Dear Del and family. My mother and I were so fortunate to know this beautiful lady. She love to share stories of her and Del's life with so much joy and pride. Our lives are forever blessed for knowing her and we will miss her so much. This is so heartbreaking and we are so sorry for your loss. Much Love, Debbie and Cathy

  12. norm vernal:
    Mar 12, 2019 at 02:38 PM

    Please except my deepest sympathies on the loss of your Dear wife and mother. She be sorely missed by all who knew her - her laughter and quick wit, RIP Gail...

  13. Lawrence & Sharon Hoffman:
    Mar 12, 2019 at 11:12 PM

    Delbert and Family. We are very sorry to hear about Gail's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    Lawrence & Sharon

  14. Bev n Fred Hoffman:
    Mar 15, 2019 at 10:20 PM

    Condolences n deepest sympathy to you cousin Delbert and family..our thoughts n prayers are with you all, hugs n luv sent ur way. Bev n Fred Hoffman

  15. Charlotte Hoffman:
    Mar 16, 2019 at 06:41 PM

    Dear Delbert,
    Deepest sympathy to you on your loss. May memories of good times together bring comfort and peace.
    Charlotte Hoffman

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