It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Elfrieda Eichele on Monday, September 30, 2019. Born in Poland, Elfrieda immigrated at an early age to Canada with her family. She grew up in Redcliff, Alberta. Elfrieda started her secretarial career at Anderson & Desharnais Insurance Company, moved to Weyburn, Saskatchewan where she worked for the Weyburn City Police Department, and finally London Life Insurance Company in Medicine Hat. A life-long learner, Elfrieda spent many hours reading biographies, cookbooks, and world history. Her passions included researching, baking, gardening, and personal finance. She attained a wealth of information and wisdom over her lifetime. Her mentorship, sense of humor, and willingness to listen will be missed by all who relied upon her. Elfrieda will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 59 years, Jakob; daughter, Audrey (Brad) Pavelich; son, Richard (Lorette Dube); grandchildren, Scott, Aaron, and Blake Pavelich; brother, Alfred (Jillian) Ferchau; sisters-in-law, Lilly (William) Seifried, Francis Ferchau, Ellen (Paris Koukis) Ferchau; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. Elfrieda was predeceased by her parents, Karl and Selma Ferchau and her brother, Carl. The funeral service will be held at ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH, 758 8th Street S.E. on Friday, October 4th, 2019 at 1:30p.m. with Rev. Pastor Shane Hein officiating. Interment will follow at the Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Medicine Hat Public Library, 414 1st St SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 0A8. Condolences may be sent to email@example.com subject heading Elfrieda Eichele.