It is with heavy sorrow that our family announces the passing of a very special lady who held our family together - Ann Margaret Schell. She was the bravest and strongest woman we have ever known. Loving and caring is an understatement for this woman. Her love knew no bounds and went uncontested by her actions her whole life. Ann was an amazing protector of her children and grandchildren, no matter the circumstances. She loved hosting every get together and holiday no matter how big or small; she welcomed everyone into her home with love. Ann was born in Grande Prairie, attended school in Camrose and resided in Medicine Hat until her passing. She was a loving housewife, mother and a secretary in the family business. Ann’s caring nature was evident by the raising of her 10 children. She had a great disposition and was always smiling and laughing. In Ann’s spare time, she loved to go bowling and fishing and won many trophies and awards at both. Some of her most treasured time was spent with her children and grandchildren often camping which included a lot of outdoor activities to keep everyone busy. Her flower beds and gardens were filled with a bounty of beauty and produce for the family to enjoy. In days gone by, Ann particularily loved to talk with her mom everyday on the telephone. She will be lovingly remembered in the hearts of her children; Kevin (Mary), Darren (Brent), Vance, Vanetta (Ernie), Vanessa; grandchildren; Tennille, T.J. (Dee), Tanner and Brody; great-grandchildren, Klynton, Kashtyn, Keiryn, Miranda, Coletin, K’Senya, Cohen and Justice; siblings, Marion (Bob), Danny (Leona) and Roger (Barb) as well as all the other family that she loved unconditionally. Ann was predeceased by the only man she truly loved and was completely devoted to, Vern M. Schell - they are together again; her mother and father; daughters; brother and many loved family members. A time of visitation will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 - 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A Celebration of Ann’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, on Thursday, July 9, 2020, at 11:00 a.m., with Life Celebrant Gerry Getz officiating. Due to restrictions in place regarding COVID - 19 from the Chief Medical Officer of Health - funeral services are now limited to no more than 100 attendees including family and funeral home staff.
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