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Obituary - Terry Schmunk

Terry Schmunk

1953 - 2023

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel - Schmunk(2023)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Terry Schmunk. He died suddenly from a heart attack in the late hours of the night, November 2nd. Terry had a colorful personality with a clever sense of humor. His contagious laugh could be heard often while with his group of friends and family. He had a lot of love within him to give, but he didn’t give it away for free. Those who were close to him knew that he would do anything for them and that he appreciated a good friendship above all else. In his early life, Terry worked for Canadian Fertilizer. He made the switch into entrepreneurship and started a landscaping business which turned into a success. He put his heart and soul into his business, and he was very proud. Terry suffered some hardships throughout his life, losing his oldest son at the age of 18, and his wife Susan, a few years later. Terry and his son, Andy, did their best to pick up the pieces and move on, but it was always hard. Terry found companionship with his partner, Alicia. The two of them travelled, while enjoying retirement. He also enjoyed working on old vehicles, tinkering around his shop, and watching a good show. Terry had a love for motorcycles, 60’s music, and visiting his friends and family. We will miss his passionate story telling, his opinions of everything, and his Terry-like sense of humor. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 238 - 2 Avenue N.E., Medicine Hat on Thursday, November 9, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. with Father Roque Pereira celebrant. A time of fellowship will follow immediately thereafter in the Parish Hall.


  1. Mary Lynn (Bolduc) Ferguson:
    Nov 04, 2023 at 09:34 AM

    My deepest condolences to the family.
    Terry was a good friend throughout high school.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Gail Westland:
    Nov 04, 2023 at 04:19 PM

    Alicia we’re so sorry to hear of Terrys passing. Prayers for comfort and strength in your time of sorrow.
    Jim and Gail Westland

  3. Réal & Carol Bolduc:
    Nov 05, 2023 at 12:08 AM

    Our hearts are filled with sorrow upon hearing the news about Terry's passing. Our most sincere condolences.

  4. Carl Nohr:
    Nov 06, 2023 at 08:04 PM

    I will always cherish the good times we had, admiring Alicia's gardening, and enjoying some shooting together. Terry especially enjoyed a duelling tree we set up recently and he won several times in a row! I really enjoyed visiting with him and talking about a broad range of topics; he was always kind, friendly and fun. My sincere condolences on this great loss.

  5. Marie (Goller) Duperreault:
    Nov 06, 2023 at 10:05 PM

    Sending loving condolences and prayers at this difficult time of such a loss

  6. Cathy Smith:
    Nov 06, 2023 at 10:54 PM

    Dearest Andrew and Schmunk family members,
    Please accept my condolences on the death of Your dad and brother. Terry and Susan and Danny and Andrew were our Neighbors for many years. My heart goes out to Andrew especially for your great loss. May your dad rest in peace. Gramma Theresa will be praying for him.

  7. Margaret Herter:
    Nov 07, 2023 at 11:24 AM

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad, Andrew. I have fond memories of you, your Mom & Dad from our Speedskating days. They were good times. May you find peace through your faith.
    Many blessings to you & your family.
    Margaret Herter

  8. Larry Roberts:
    Nov 07, 2023 at 12:32 PM

    I am sorry for your loss. A great friend will be missed deeply.

  9. Larry Roberts:
    Nov 07, 2023 at 12:46 PM

    I am sorry for your loss. A great friend will be missed deeply. I think back with fondness thinking of the times Terry and I spent together fixing, building and working together on many projects.

  10. Dennis Kruger:
    Nov 07, 2023 at 07:03 PM

    "The Scout",,, was what we called Terry and he even referred to himself as "The Scout" on occasion. I can still hear him saying "they don't call me The Scout for nothing!!" after some great hunting, shooting, escapade/story. Myself and others spent many enjoyable days hunting and plunking with The Scout and he always brought his sharp wit and keen sense of humor to every occasion.
    My sincere regrets go out to his Family and Friends and I hope there is some solace found, knowing he is in The Happy Hunting Ground.

  11. Betty Ann Bugg:
    Nov 07, 2023 at 10:20 PM

    To all the families of Terry,
    My condolences to you during this difficult time. May you be surrounded by God's love to touch you with love and peace.
    Peter Bonogofski
    Betty Ann Bugg and family
    Ann and Larry Flaig

  12. Rob Marchand:
    Nov 08, 2023 at 10:35 AM

    Sorry for your loss. We had a great visit this summer when Pat and Terry took the time to stop, I appreciated your time and effort.
    Rob and Judy

  13. Gordon & Judy Gukert:
    Nov 08, 2023 at 11:08 AM

    We are so saddened to hear the news of Terry's passing. Although we will not be able to attend his funeral, he will be remembered in our thoughts and prayers. Please accept our deep sympathies .....

  14. Mark vold:
    Nov 09, 2023 at 12:22 AM

    Alicia, I am so sorry for your loss. Terry was a great person to me. I will miss his visits.

  15. Gino and Pat Lannattone:
    Nov 09, 2023 at 12:49 PM

    Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Terry. I always enjoyed encountering Terry at auctions and car shows. He will be missed by many that had the pleasure of knowing him. We wish the family courage during this difficult time. He will be well remembered by many.

  16. Kelvin Lanz:
    Nov 09, 2023 at 12:52 PM

    Deepest sympathy to the Schmunk family and Alicia.
    Terry's wit and kindness will be missed.

  17. Gerald & Peggy:
    Nov 10, 2023 at 12:43 PM

    So sorry to hear of Terry's passing. Our sincere condolences to Terry's family and all the Schmunks.

  18. Darren / Roxanne Carnelli:
    Nov 21, 2023 at 04:11 PM

    Our deepest condolences on Terry's passing. What a "Great Man" and family friend!! We will keep your family in our Prayers.

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