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Tuesday March 9, 2021
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Pattison Funeral Home
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Tuesday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. (Masks are mandatory).
Wednesday March 10, 2021
1:30 PM
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private funeral service will be held at Victory Lutheran Church on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. James C. Bredeson officiating. Family and friends are invited to watch the celebration of Herman’s life live streamed at: victorylutheran.ca (select livestream).
In memory of
Herman Wahl
September 22, 1934 - March 05, 2021 - Age 86

The family of Herman Wahl is deeply saddened to announce his passing on Friday March 5, 2021 at the age of 86 years. Herman died peacefully at home, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his loving wife, Fran; his children: Bev Wahl (Jim Huculak), Angelee Zon (Dwayne), David Wong (Kathy) and Randy Wong (Eunice); as well as thirteen grandchildren, Alison Buchynski (Mark), Jeff English (Veronica), Ian English, Emily Zon, Brett Zon (Danielle), Brandon Zon, Matthew Wong, Jordan Wong, Taylor Wagenaar (Marty), Austin Wong, Curtis Huculak, Whitney Madian (Shant), Jolynne Conacher (Matt) and nine great-grandchildren, Ryan and Zach Buchynski, Hugh, Harper and Axel English, Sienna and Gia Madian, and Liv and Walker Conacher. He is also survived by one brother, Robert Wahl (Arlene). He was predeceased by his parents, Adolf and Ida Wahl, and one brother Herb Wahl.

Herman was born in Medicine Hat on September 22, 1934, and grew up in Redcliff. He graduated from the University of Alberta in 1957 with a degree in Engineering. While at university, he also earned a private pilot’s license, and enjoyed flying his own plane as a hobby for years.

In 1959, he moved back to Redcliff to take over the family business, Redcliff Greenhouses, for his ailing father. Over the next 50 years, he expanded and modernized the business, introducing many innovations in the production and sale of flowers and vegetables. He had a keen interest in the greenhouse industry and was a founding member of the Red Hat Co-op. Herman was always open to learn more and happy to share his knowledge with others, and to this end he served on many boards for Flowers Canada, Roses Incorporated, the Brooks Horticultural Station, and the Olds Horticultural School.

Always a strong community supporter, Herman served on the Redcliff School Board for 17 years, the Redcliff Planning Commission, the Gordon Memorial United Church Board, the Redcliff Chamber of Commerce, and the Redcliff Library Board. He was a Charter member and a life member of the Redcliff Lions Club, and was an honorary life member of the Medicine Hat Rotary Club. The Redcliff Lions dedicated a park in his honor in 2009.

With all this activity, Herman still found time to be a loving husband, father, and good friend. Fran and Herman travelled extensively, and spent many cherished vacations in Barbados. His children will always remember the annual summer camping trips to Mara Lake. Herman was devoted to his family and led by example. He enjoyed spending time with friends, socializing, golfing, and even joining in the odd game of poker. His quiet wisdom and his sense of humour will be dearly missed by family and friends alike.  

The public are invited to pay their respects at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Tuesday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. (Masks are mandatory) Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private funeral service will be held at Victory Lutheran Church on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. James C. Bredeson officiating. Family and friends are invited to watch the celebration of Herman’s life live streamed at: victorylutheran.ca (select livestream). Interment will take place at a later date. Those wishing to remember Herman may do so with a donation to the Redcliff Scholarships for Advanced Education, c/o Prairie Rose School Division No. 8, 918 Second Avenue, Dunmore AB T1B 0K3. Ph. (403)527-5516 ext. 2313. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Herman Wahl.

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Message from Laura Riley and Russell Balmer March 05, 2021
Our Deepest Condolences to Bev and Jim, Fran, and the Wahl family.
Laura Riley and Russell Balmer
Message from Archie & Pauline Stern March 05, 2021
Our Thoughts & Prayers to the Wahl Families We have known Herman for many years in the Floral Industry
Archie & Pauline Stern
Message from Kathy Kopperud March 06, 2021
Dear Fran & Bev, we are so sorry to hear of your Husband & Father’s passing. We will remember Herman as a great businessman, wonderful supporter of his community and customers and always fun to chat with. We understand what it is like to lose a loved one and are hoping our note will help you... 
« knowing there are others that care »
Merv & Kathy Kopperud
Kathy Kopperud
Message from Adolf and Bonnie Leis March 06, 2021
Adolf and I are so sad to hear of Herman’s passing. Condolences to all the families
Adolf and Bonnie Leis
Message from Hazel Burgess March 07, 2021
Dear Fran, sorry to hear about Herman.
I will always remember him as the man that helped me solve problems when I first moved here.
He helped with my outside tap,, my furnace, the cracks in the pardging, and never complained to me, but doing it like it was his job. He was NOT the hired help, but always came willingly to help me. I will never forget his kindness. May God take good care of you, and thank you for sharing him with the rest of us here in the cul de sac!
Hazel Burgess
Message from Maj. Scott Payne March 07, 2021
Condolences to the family and friends of Lieutenant (Retired) Herman Wahl from all ranks of The South Alberta Light Horse.
Maj. Scott Payne
Message from Howard & Gail Baigent March 07, 2021
Fran and Family. We are so very sorry for your loss Your in our thought and prayers.If there is anything We can do for You just let us know
Howard & Gail Baigent
Message from Karen and Jim Faith March 07, 2021
Dear Fran
We were so sorry to hear of Herman’s passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
Karen and Jim Faith
Message from Pat Howes March 08, 2021
Dear Fran and family:

I am so sorry to hear of Herman's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.
Pat Howes
Message from John and Teresa Randall March 08, 2021
Have some very good memories of Herman. A man of great compassion and an unfailing sense of humour. We are are honoured to have known him. R.I.P. friend.
John and Teresa Randall
Message from Vicki Peters March 08, 2021
Fran and family - So sorry to hear of Herman's passing. Wishing him god's speed and am sure Roger Simpson (brother-in-law) will be one of the many to welcome him home. R.I.P.
Vicki Peters
Message from Merle L Davies March 08, 2021
My condolences to Fran & family. He was a wonderful man who never forgot friends & grew the best roses in the country. God Bless - thoughts & prayers are with you at this time.
Merle L Davies
Message from Rick and Ian Evans. March 08, 2021
Dear Fran and Family. Very sorry to hear about Herman's passing. We were a customer of Herman for years. He was always accommodating and extremely knowledgeable about the floral industry. We all had a great time at our Flowers Canada Meetings, lots of laughs and fun. Herman was a super guy and will be missed by all. We are left with many happy memories.
Rick and Ian Evans.
Message from Milvia Bauman March 08, 2021
Fran and family,
My condolences to you and your family Herman was such a lovely man. He will be missed. Wishing you all comfort during this time. 💐💐💐
Milvia Bauman
Message from Lynne Palmer March 08, 2021
Dear Fran... I’m terribly sorry to hear about Herman’s passing. I’ve missed our monthly get togethers for he last couple years as he stepped down from the condo board. He was a kind and intelligent man. My thoughts are with you and your family. Take care
Lynne Palmer
Message from Corey Place March 08, 2021
My deepest condolences to Fran and family. Herman was my first boss and taught me a great many things about work and life that I continue to use daily. He was a great man and will be missed.
Corey Place
Message from John and Joanne Deys and family March 08, 2021
Fran, Bev, Angelee, David, Randy and families. The memories we share especially in the 80's when we were neighbors are and always will be foremost in our mind. We hope to talk to you in person as soon as this Covid business is over with We are thinking of you all at this time. Love John and Joanne Deys
John and Joanne Deys and family
Message from Anne Marie McNeill March 09, 2021
What wonderful memories your Barbados family have of you and Herman over the last forty years! The both of you worked so hard putting on our annual pot luck and Herman always showed up with his Canada Day tie on!
Our trips to the beach, fish cutters from Mr. Delish, our swims in the sea and our dinners shared every night with the Jackson clan! Herman loved our sung grace every night and he and Jim were so good at washing up!
Fran and family, I hope these and all the other memories of Herman sustain you in your grief.
Anne Marie McNeill
Message from Leroy and Sandra Zahn March 09, 2021
Our deepest condolences to Fran and your family. Herman will be missed by our community. Very kind man. Leroy and Sandra Zahn 135
Leroy and Sandra Zahn
Message from Garry and Patty Nichols March 09, 2021
Saddened to hear of Herman’s passing.He was my boss and friend .He and Fran and family welcomed me into his floral business and treated me most warmly. Will always remember his stature of kindness and charity to others. A great man with a great family .
Garry and Patty Nichols
Message from Joe Chacko March 09, 2021
Dear Fran & Family
Very sorry to hear about Herman's passing. Our deepest condolences.
Joe & Susan Chacko
Joe Chacko
Message from Bernie Bakker March 09, 2021
Our sincere condolences to all the family. I was blessed to have experienced Herman! A true pillar of the community!
Bernie Bakker
Message from Bill Gravel March 09, 2021
My Dear Fran and family, my utmost condolences to you all on the passing of Herman, I knew for the last few years he was having health problems, but didn’t know it
came to serious condition! It take a while to realize and accept the loss, but remember you are still a family, and the strong love for each other and your support it will ease the pain! My thoughts are with you, and I send my love and best regards!
Big hugs Bill Gravel.
Bill Gravel
Message from Roy and Judy Pennoyer March 09, 2021
Fran. So sorry to hear about Herman. We didn’t know him well as we only saw him once on the Alaskan cruise. Our sincere sympathy to you and all your family. Our prayers are with you all.
Roy and Judy Pennoyer
Message from Jim & Carol Hougen March 09, 2021
Fran, Bev and Family, Angel and Family, Dave & Kathy and Family, Randy and Family
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.
Herman will be missed by many.
Jim & Carol Hougen
Message from Marina Rossetto March 10, 2021
To the Wahl Family
Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Herman.
I was part of the floral industry from mid 70’s until just recently and have fond memories of him.
His hugh contributions to the floral and greenhouse community enabled the industry to make great strives for a strong future.
His charitable contributions to his community also reveals Herman selflessness.
May Herman find rest and peace and may you all find and cherish beautiful memories once your sorrow subsides.
Marina Rossetto
Message from David Carter March 10, 2021
Farewell my Friend - we first met at ACHS September of 1954. You and the Redcliff students welcomed me into their midst - a blessing which continues to this day. I and others will miss the sparkle in your eyes and your ready smile. Blessings upon your life well lived - and your family.
David Carter
Message from Ernie Albrecht, Kim and Dale Mendryk March 10, 2021
Randy and Family, Wahl Family
Sending our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.
Ernie Albrecht, Kim and Dale Mendryk
Message from Wilbert Langille & Linda Langille March 10, 2021
Fran and Family: Willie and I send our deepest condolences to all of your families. Our Prayers are with you during this difficult times. Willie and Linda
Wilbert Langille & Linda Langille
Message from Brian and Marilyn Linstead March 10, 2021
Sending our deepest sympathy on the loss of your loved one and wishing you comfort. May your memories of him become treasures. With sincere condolences.
Brian and Marilyn Linstead
Message from Sharon & Clive Keeler March 10, 2021
Fran and Extended Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you today. Cherish the memories that you have shared, and know that Herman has left this world making it a better place.
Sharon & Clive Keeler
Message from Kim and Sheila Donais March 10, 2021
Deep condolences to Fran and family with the passing of Herman. We have enjoyed the friendship of Herman, Fran and much of the family since meeting them in 1981 through the Redcliff Lions. Herman did so much to support his family, friends and communities of Redcliff and Medicine Hat setting an example of volunteering for us all. His kind demeanour, humour and thoughfulness will be missed.
Kim and Sheila Donais
Message from Harvey and Lona Grose March 10, 2021
We shall miss our good friend and our games together. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Harvey and Lona Grose
Message from Nancy Lehr March 10, 2021
Bev and family,
My sincere condolences on your dad's passing. It is never easy to lose a parent, and I am thinking of you with love and empathy at this time. May thoughts of happier times bring you comfort. Sincerely, Nancy Lehr
Nancy Lehr
Message from Gary & Norma Demke March 10, 2021
Thinking of you all & wishing you moments of peace & comfort. Cherish the memories.
Gary & Norma Demke
Message from Dwayne & Sheila McFadzen March 10, 2021
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our sincere condolences to all of the family.
Dwayne & Sheila McFadzen
Message from Dale and Val Palmer March 11, 2021
Oh Fran, we are so sorry for your loss. I know it has been a difficult road for you these past few years. Let those good memories of your special trips, your golfing adventures, your greenhouse business and all of your family moments bring a smile to you. Take care my friend. Condolences to all of your family. RIP Herman
Dale and Val Palmer
Message from Sandra Ehret March 12, 2021
Fran, Bev and Family,
From the few times we had the pleasure of Herman’s company we were able to feel his welcoming presence. We were blessed and honoured to have had the opportunity to know such a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.
Hold all your memories close to you to help heal your hearts.
With love and sincere condolences,
Sandy, Samantha & Travis , Blake & Talise
Sandra Ehret
Message from Viola Rieger March 12, 2021
)Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time. Herman will be missed by many. He was truly a man of integrity . My brother-in-law, Albert worked for the Wahl family for 50 years. We will remember him with respect. From Vi. Rieger and family
Viola Rieger
Message from Janice & John judge March 12, 2021
Dear Fran & family. We are so sorry to hear about Herman’s passing. John was a business associate of Herman’s for over 50 years and had a lot of respect for him. Take care and may God bless you
Janice & John judge
Message from Harvey & Joanne Hazelaar March 14, 2021
Our condolences to the Wahl families. I enjoyed my years of employment at Redcliff Greenhouses and respected Herman as a wise, fair and likeable employer. Hoping that the wonderful memories you have of time spent with Herman will bring you comfort as you travel through this valley. May God bless you.
Harvey & Joanne Hazelaar
Message from Alfred Ferchau and Jillian Paulson March 15, 2021
Sincere condolences from Alfred Ferchau and Lady Jillian Paulson .AF
Alfred Ferchau and Jillian Paulson
Message from Dean Osgood March 16, 2021
Bev and Family. Sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I remember your Dad as a warm, friendly and engaging man who was well respected in the community, and I remember he also had a good sense of humour.
Dean Osgood
Message from Crouses March 20, 2021
Dear Fran
We are very saddened to hear of Herm' s passing. We have wonderful memories of our time with you all in Barbados and fell honoured to have know him. Condolences to you all.

Bev and Wayne Crouse
Crouses
Message from Evelyn Kurtz March 20, 2021
My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Fran. I always enjoyed all our chats at the hockey rinks. May our Lord comfort you all of you . Evelyn Kurtz
Evelyn Kurtz