1934 ~ 2022
It is with profound sadness that the family of Elfrieda Eckes announce her peaceful passing at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital this past Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at the age of 87 years. Along with Michael, the love of her life since 1962, Elfrieda leaves to cherish her memory: daughter, Lynda Moffatt (Jim Glasgo) and her children, Rick (Chantal) Eckes, Jen (Jordan) Hauck; daughter, Louise Reimer (Wendel Bitz) and her children, Michael (Val), Justin (Nicole), Terri-Lynn (Lyle), Cheyenne (Warren) and Alicia (Jordan); son, Lyle (Lisa) Eckes and their children, Dylan (Melissa) Eckes and Devyn (Rebecca) Eckes. She is also survived by 27 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Katie Pernitsky and Bertha Schmidt as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Johan and Maria Schmidt as well as three siblings, Bill Schmidt, Marie Schrieber and Katherine Lutz. Elfrieda was born during a September snow storm in Orion, AB., on September 22, 1934. Throughout the years, she worked at Dominion Glass, Hycroft China Ltd. and Woolworth. Her greatest pleasure in life came from time spent with her family, especially her children and grandchildren. She will forever be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother in the hearts of her family. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 - 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Thursday, May 5, 2022, between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. A celebration of Elfrieda’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel on Friday, May 6, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Shane Hein officiating. A time of fellowship will follow in the Cook Southland Reception Facility. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Elfrieda may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Our deepest thoughts and prayers go out to you and your families. Aunt Frieda was a special lady
My condolences to the Eckes family , she was a beautiful lady 😢 💔
I’m so sorry to hear about Alfrieda’s passing. God took another Angel home with him. I will miss her smile and hugs! 😢
Our deepest Condolences to the family and relatives. Heaven received a new angel, may she have eternal rest.
So Sorry to hear of your loss Lynda and Louise and family! Wish we could be closer to see you again maybe we see each other again hugs and kiss 😘
Lyle and family,
Sorry for your loss.
Best wishes and prayers for you and your families.
Deepest Sympathy to the whole family. From Gary and /Roselynn.
So sorry for your loss. RIP.
Our deepest sympathy Mike and family on the loss of Frieda, she was a great lady.
Ralph , Vicki and family