Veronica Dirk

Veronica Dirk

January 25th, 1938 May 28th, 2019

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Obituary for Veronica Dirk (Schneider)

Veronica Dirk passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 at the age of 81 years. She leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Dwight (Leilani) of Saskatoon and Darren (Marcia) of Medicine Hat; her grandchildren, Jaden (Jackie) Dirk and Kaitlyn Dirk of Saskatoon. Veronica had many siblings as well as step-brothers and sisters. Her father, Frank Schneider married Odelia who passed away at a young age. They had nine children, Magdalena, Margaret, Mary, Pauline, George, Ben, Adam, Rose and Andrew all now deceased. Her father, Frank then married Regatha Bishoff and they raised his children plus had six more: Anne Wagner, Paul Schneider, Katherine Hauck (deceased) as well as her two surviving sisters, Josephine Koch and Anne Marie Syroiszka. She is also survived by one brother-in-law, George Hauck; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Veronica was born on the family farm on January 25th, 1938. She helped out on the farm then moved with her family to Medicine Hat in 1956, where she worked at the glass factory. She then moved with her family to Leader, Saskatchewan in 1957 where she married Tony Dirk in 1959. She gave birth to her first son, Dwight in 1960, then Darren in 1965. She worked at Robinson store, then started work at the Leader Hospital in 1961 where she worked in housekeeping for 37 years until her retirement. At the hospital she met numerous patients and was well known for her smile and friendly nature. She always helped out with anyone in need. After she retired she lived in Leader for a number of years before moving to Medicine Hat for 10 years, missed her card playing friends and moved back in 2008. Illness set in and she moved to Cypress View Nursing Home in August 2015 where she lived until her passing. Mom was a very generous, kind-hearted and hard-working person, also well known for her cabbage rolls, kuchen and soups! Her hobbies included crocheting and gardening. She loved her family deeply. She will be missed by all who knew her. Special thanks to the nursing staff at MH hospital ICU and 4 west that showed professionalism and provided outstanding personal care for our mother while in hospital. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Saturday, June 1st, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Tomy Manjaly officiating. A private interment will follow at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Veronica's memory may be made to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, 200, 119 – 14th Street NW, Calgary, AB T1A 7L5. Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Veronica Dirk.

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  • Service

    June 1st, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel
    1 Dunmore Road SE
    Medicine Hat, AB
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    June 1st, 2019
    Father Tomy Manjaly
  • Interment

    June 1st, 2019 |
    Saamis Prairie View Cemetery
    5160 Gershaw Drive SW
    Medicine Hat, Alberta
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    June 1st, 2019
  • Reception

    June 1st, 2019 |
    Saamis Creekside Centre
    11 Dunmore Road SE
    Medicine Hat, AB
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    June 1st, 2019

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Marcella Kosolofski

Dwight Darren and families
I feel it was a privilege to have known and worked with Veronica for many years.
She took pride in her work and was friendly with patients and staff all the time, her demeanor never changed. Treasure your memories of your mom as I will.
My sincerest condolences.
Marcella Kosolofski
Comment | Posted at 11:17pm via Condolence

Diane Resch

Dwight, Darren and Families: People were just naturally drawn to your mother. She made a remarkable difference and she will never be forgotten by those of us who were fortunate enough to have known her! I worked with Veronica many years, she will be deeply missed! Sympathy and Caring Thoughts Melvin and Diane Resch
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