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Obituary - Aaron Zahn

Aaron Zahn

1969 - 2021

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel - Zahn(2021)

Aaron Leroy Zahn passed away at St. Joseph’s Home - Carmel Hospice in Medicine Hat on Thursday, April 1, 2021, at the age of 51 years. Along with his beloved wife, Jennifer, left to cherish Aaron’s memory is his son, Josh; parents, Leroy (Sandra) Zahn; sisters, Cindy (Mark) Sorenson and Rena (Cordell) Turner as well as numerous aunts and uncles. He was predeceased by his grandparents. Aaron loved spending time with family. He loved going on his annual fishing trips and spending time with the guys. Aaron had a great skill for creating an oasis for himself and Jenn in their backyard where they spent many wonderful days. Aaron was always cheerful and loved living life to the fullest. Due to COVID restrictions, a private family service will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. with Murray Jaster officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Those wishing to experience the service may do so by visiting Cook Southland’s website and selecting the ‘View Broadcast’ button on the homepage at service time. If friends so desire, memorial donations in Aaron’s name may be made directly to St. Joseph’s Home - Carmel Hospice, 156 - 3 Street N.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5M1.

Following is a link to the recording of the Funeral Celebration held in Aaron's honour. This link will only remain active until April 30, 2021. Anyone wishing to have a permanent copy of the celebration must ensure they download the recording to their hard drive before April 30, 2021.

Click Here To Experience Aaron Zahn's Funeral Celebration


  1. Edie Gillis:
    Apr 01, 2021 at 08:58 PM

    Our hearts are broken for the loss of Aaron. Love Dana, Lindell,Lana and Edie

  2. Nancy Beatch:
    Apr 03, 2021 at 09:21 PM

    Oh Jen,
    I am so very sorry. Aaron left you much too soon. My heartfelt condolences to you & your entire family circle. I remember when you met Aaron, started dating, got married & had Josh. I even bounced Josh on my knee when he was a new born when you met us for coffee -- to catch up with the Safeway gang. Even when Aaron began a new career path, he was part of our gang. I will always remember Aaron as a pleasant co-worker & a dedicated family man. His life & times will be remembered in our memories. He will not be forgotten, ever!

  3. Justen and Michelle:
    Apr 04, 2021 at 12:44 PM

    We are thinking of you Josh, and your family during this hard time. Sending lots of love, hugs and prayers.

  4. Michelle C, SDM:
    Apr 05, 2021 at 01:13 AM

    Jennifer & Josh
    I am so very sorry for your loss. Extending my very deepest heartfelt sympathy to you and yours.

  5. Genny & Jonas:
    Apr 05, 2021 at 10:58 PM

    Jonas and I send our deepest, most sincere condolences to you all. He was a wonderful man and we are lucky to have known him. He will be missed by many and we cherish the memories we have with him. Thoughts, love and prayers.
    Genny & Jonas ❤️

  6. Glenda Gaetz:
    Apr 06, 2021 at 10:12 AM

    Dear Jen, Josh and family. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this very sad time. Aaron was such a happy, friendly person. It was an honor to have known him. He will be missed by so many!

  7. Quint and Linda Freimark:
    Apr 06, 2021 at 10:39 AM

    Shock and sadness surround the news of Aaron. Anyone would be hard pressed to find a more kind and loving spirit. Through all these years Aaron always had that big grin and a friendly wave whenever we would come across one another. I can’t imagine the heartache you’re all experiencing and it is our sincere prayer that our loving Saviour Jesus Christ brings you solace in this unimaginable time of sorrow. God bless you Jennifer and Josh, Leroy and Sandra, Cindy and Mark and Rene and Cordell.

  8. Natalie Oliphant:
    Apr 06, 2021 at 04:18 PM

    My deepest, most heartfelt condolences to you Jen and to your family. Aaron was an absolute bright ray of sunshine every time we worked together at Safeway. Anytime I ran into him he would always stop to chat and he would shine that brilliant smile of his. Such a genuinely nice guy. He will be so missed by his loving family and his many friends. Rest in paradise Aaron.

  9. Billie Roth:
    Apr 06, 2021 at 06:27 PM

    So very sorry for your loss. Big smile and a mischevous sparkle in his eye....always the nicest person. Thats what I always thought after I ran into him. Thinking of you all. So sorry

  10. Michelle Schneider:
    Apr 07, 2021 at 12:54 PM

    Jen & Josh sending our deepest condolences to you and your family, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Michelle & Steve Schneider

  11. Denis and Geraldine Unreiner:
    Apr 07, 2021 at 02:10 PM

    We are so sorry to hear of the sad news of your sons passing. We are sending our deepest condolences to you and your family, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  12. Darren Koch:
    Apr 07, 2021 at 03:37 PM

    My deepest condolences to the Zahn family. Aaron was a great guy and will be deeply missed. I enjoyed the times we had working together and the memories I have from the delivery service he had and I was pleased to help out on his days off. Take care Zahn family and may his memory always keep you blessed.

  13. Brent and Kerry:
    Apr 08, 2021 at 05:58 PM

    Jenn, Josh and family,
    We were so sorry to hear about Aaron and it is so hard to believe that he is gone. We will always remember our coffees at Tim Hortons and at our house and we think of you guys every time we see the shed at our fifth wheel that had to go so you could build your garage. Brent always enjoyed working with Aaron and he sure enjoyed all of the laughs that they shared. It was nice to see the pictures of Aaron with all of you, especially the first one as he always wore those sunglasses Brent said and he thought it was nice to hear Aaron's voice one more time in the video. Our thoughts are with all of you and hopefully all of the memories that you shared with Aaron help bring you comfort at this difficult time.
    Love Brent and Kerry

  14. Mark, Jody & Sam Dumanowski:
    Apr 08, 2021 at 11:41 PM

    Jenn & Josh, we were shocked and so saddened to hear of Aaron’s passing. We remember well lots of laughter and fun watching many losing St Mary’s basketball games. As Sam said - Josh’s dad was always so happy and jokey - just pure fun. We pray in time your memories will bring you peace and solace. Our hearts break for the two of you.

  15. Sheldon Dattenberger:
    Apr 13, 2021 at 04:28 PM

    With shock and sadness I read the news. My deepest condolences to the family. Aaron was always such a nice guy. I went to high school with Aaron between him and Cindy and remember seeing him in Safeways. I haven't been around MH for the last 9 years. Jennifer and Josh, my prayers are with you. He was much too young to leave this world, but I'm sure he still has a smile on his face.

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