Schmaltz – Gerard Francis ~ April 23, 1959 – December 1, 2014
It is with deep sorrow the family of Frank and Emily Schmaltz announce the sudden death of their son and brother, Gerard at the age of 55 at Wanham, Alta.
Gerard leaves to cherish his memory his mother Emily Schmaltz, siblings: Ray (Gail), Pat (Bill Thomson), Cecil (Betty), Donna (Jim Siroski), Sandi (Lorne Zentner), Cyndy (Darren Lutz), and Gary (Tammie).
He also leaves nieces and nephews: Joel (Shannon) Schmaltz and children Tyler and Luke; Mike (Kathy) Schmaltz and children Sierra and Kaleah; Tim (Lisa) Thomson and children Taylor and Matt; Sheri (Neil Whiting) and children Colton, Wyatt, Dustin and Dallas; Lori Biggs and children Ernie, Josh and Danyka; Annette Smith and children Tristan, Michaela, Cheyanne and Jesse; Cory (Krista) Schmaltz and children Denovah, Cassidy and Breanne; Jason Schmaltz; goddaughter Stacey (Rosaire Belisle), Brett (Brenna) Siroski and children Reagan and Nolan; Kent Zentner; Kristine (Monty Koopman) and children Bronx and Emerson, Lauren (Tyler Murray), Jordan Schmaltz, and goddaughter Cheyanne Schmaltz (cousin).
He also leaves to mourn; his stepgrandchildren Jackson and Kole whom he loved dearly, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and many good friends.
He was predeceased by Father Frank Schmaltz, Sister Terry Schmaltz, and Brother Donald Schmaltz
The Prayer Service will be held December 13, 2014 at 3 pm at the Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel, No. 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB
Donations can be made to the Canadian Mental Health society; Edmonton Region Suite 300 5th Street Place, 10010-105 Street NW, Edmonton AB T5J 1C4, Spirit River Minor Hockey Association; Box 533, Spirit River AB T0H 3G0, Wanham Plowing Match; 780-694-2233, or any charity of your choice. Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home, Grande Prairie 780-830-7742 http://www.bearcreek funeral.com.