OBITUARY

George Jacob SCHOEPP

Passed away on September 9, 2020

Farmer & Gentleman, Man of integrity, honor and faith

George was born to Martha and Jacob Schoepp near Stony Plain, Alberta. He was a spirited child who was quick, strong and busy. George was a beloved brother to Shirley (Del), Marjorie (Bill), Gerald (Carol) and Duncan (Ruth) and he greatly enjoyed family gatherings. As a very young man he worked ‘in the bush’ building roads in Western Alberta. He came back to the farm and his home church in his 20’s and in 1958 he married Hilda Beiersdorfer. Together they had four children, Brenda, David, James (Anne) and Joanne (Russell).

George was a dedicated servant to his church, industry and community and was recognized as such. His love was children and he was especially thrilled to welcome ten grandchildren: Amie, Benjamin, Selim, Stephan, Anders, Aline, Elsa, Nicholas, Emily and Katie. George and Hilda faithfully attended many of the events in the lives of their grandchildren and George was called upon more than once to help with the ties of the young men. To complete his legacy ten great grandchildren: Jenna, Dana, Laura, Tessa, Elizabeth, Philip, Olivier, Amelia, Finnley and Klara were welcomed and often visitors in George and Hilda’s home.

Over the years, George and Hilda were hosts to hundreds of friends, neighbors and strangers and the farm kitchen was always busy. And though we all share different memories, it is there – around that ever expanding kitchen table that many will find their fondest recollections of visiting with George. Helpful and generous, he remained dedicated to his family, his community, neighbors and friends and steadfast in his faith every moment of his life.

George was predeceased by his mother Martha Schoepp, father Jacob Schoepp, brother Gerald Schoepp, sister-in-law Carol Schoepp, brother-in-law Dave Beiersdorfer, brother-in-law Howard Sutherland, nephew Jason Schoepp, niece Debora Beiersdorfer and niece baby Trina Fenske.

George walked in faith and was anchored in old fashioned values. Married for 62 years he lived a life of commitment and gratitude. He is forever our farmer and gentleman.

If friends desire, Memorial Donations may be made in George’s memory to either St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 5021 – 52 Avenue, Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1C1 or to a Charity of One’s Choice.

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Jean Kulak

September 22, 2020

So sorry to hear of George's passing. There are many fond memories of the times we gathered at prayer breakfast. George will be remembered as a man of integrity and grace. Prayers and hugs to everybody.

Jay Kemp

September 21, 2020

My sincerest condolences Hilda and Family.

George always wore a smile; always so welcoming and well dressed.

I use to think I was catching him on his way to some event when he answered the door; but as it turned out, that is how he always presented himself no matter what time of year.

I will treasure our exchanges over drink and cookies at the table.

Such a great man.

You are all in my thoughts.

Jay Kemp

Clifford & Audrey Goerz

September 20, 2020

Our sympathy and prayers are with you Hilda and family.

michael Evjen

September 20, 2020

A wonderful man of which the community was built on. We were neighbors but i was much younger and in a differnent place before moving away from the farm, however i will always remember George and Hildas hospitality and graciousness. My condolences to all family and friends who are grieving the loss of this truly great man.

Connie Prentice

September 19, 2020

Dear Brenda,
So sad to hear the news. Your dad was a true friend as well as business associate to John and I.
Condolences, Connie
Call me at 780-987-3690

Ann Hodgson

September 19, 2020

My sincere condolences to Hilda and the entire family. From Ann Hodgson of Summerland, BC.

Dale and Connie McCracken

September 16, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Hilda and your family. May your warm memories give you comfort.

Alice Kulak

September 16, 2020

My admiration for George Schoepp began when I married Geoff Kulak, his cousin. Geoff’s mother (nee Mary Schoepp) was an aunt to George and his siblings.
George’s warmth and hospitality were handed down to him by his
parents, Martha and Jack. And true to their family traditions I was warmly welcomed into the family, and knew very quickly how strong were their morals, their work ethic and their faith.
So George has now completed his earthy journey and is ithe hands of his Maker. “Well done thou good and faithful servant” is the biblical phrase that comes to mind in biding George farewell. He will be missed by all who knew him.
My love and sympathy go out to all the Schoepp family.
Sincerely, Alice (Kulak)

Dan and Lis Ranson

September 16, 2020

Sending our thoughts and prayers to you Hilda and family. Will always remember his wonderful smile.

Pat Hansard

September 16, 2020

Prayers for all those who love George. May your minds always remember him and may your hearts always celebrate his legacy,
Pastor Dan and Pat Hansard

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