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Obituary - Elfrieda Eckes

Elfrieda Eckes

1934 - 2022

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel - Eckes(2022)

Elfrieda Eckes

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.


  1. Wayne & Marlene:
    May 04, 2022 at 07:21 PM

    Our deepest thoughts and prayers go out to you and your families. Aunt Frieda was a special lady

  2. Bonnie Cross:
    May 04, 2022 at 08:20 PM

    My condolences to the Eckes family , she was a beautiful lady 😢 💔

  3. Diane Holstein:
    May 05, 2022 at 05:32 PM

    I’m so sorry to hear about Alfrieda’s passing. God took another Angel home with him. I will miss her smile and hugs! 😢

  4. Marieena Schad:
    May 06, 2022 at 02:36 PM

    Our deepest Condolences to the family and relatives. Heaven received a new angel, may she have eternal rest.

  5. Marleen (Wilkinson) Meier:
    May 06, 2022 at 02:37 PM

    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 😘

  6. Gord and Elaine Rice:
    May 07, 2022 at 03:19 PM

    Lyle and family,
    Sorry for your loss.
    Best wishes and prayers for you and your families.

  7. Gary Edward LovigDeepest ///zympMTHY:
    May 08, 2022 at 01:39 PM

    Deepest Sympathy to the whole family. From Gary and /Roselynn.

  8. D:
    May 10, 2022 at 08:11 AM

    So sorry for your loss. RIP.

  9. Ralph:
    May 12, 2022 at 09:36 AM

    Our deepest sympathy Mike and family on the loss of Frieda, she was a great lady.
    Ralph , Vicki and family

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