1974 ~ Karla Schnuth ~ 2020
Karla Marie Schnuth of Medicine Hat, passed away on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at the age of 46 years. She leaves to cherish her memory her children Keeley Schnuth (Austen Heringer) and Carter Schnuth, their father Douglas Schnuth; her parents Donald and Toni Hanna; two sisters Jacqueline Drake (Ron Taylor) and her children Brittany, Courtney, Zachary, Ty, Katie; Berni Gehring (Mike Bridges) and her children Nicholas and Chelsea; great nephews Everett, Kayce, Caiden; Doug’s parents Barry and Noreen Schnuth and sister, Dianna Schnuth. Karla Marie (Hanna) Schnuth was born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan on July 20, 1974. Karla grew up on the family farm near Beverley, Saskatchewan. Karla was the youngest of 3 girls and spent most of her young life trying to keep up with the older kids. Karla loved the outdoors and spent many hours skating, skidooing, tri-motoing, tobogganing and biking.
The family enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting and took pride that these activities were multigenerational. Karla was an avid softball player and played on the provincial team. Karla also loved to water ski and was always very proud of the fact that even after 40, she could still drop one ski.
Karla attended Begg & Irwin Schools and then graduated from Swift Current Comprehensive High School in 1992.
Following graduation, Karla attended college in Vermillion and Medicine Hat, Alberta where she ended up making her home. In October 1999, Karla married Doug Schnuth. They started their family in 2001 with the birth of Keeley, Carter completed the family in 2005. Being their mom was Karla’s most fulfilling and cherished role. Karla also loved being able to spend time with her extended family Dean, Delisca and their children Elian, Kalaya and Kenna, as well as her life long friend Joanne, her husband Ken, and their children Tyson, Logan and Kaden. Family and friends were always her focus.
Karla worked at various jobs but found her permanent placement at Quality & Service Machine Ltd. in the spring of 2000, where she was employed until she was no longer able to work.
Karla was dedicated to her family and spent many hours sitting in various rinks with both Carter and Keeley. Hockey games, figure skating lessons and competitions, and lacrosse games were a huge part of Karla's life. She was always volunteering at Bingos and Casinos to raise money for the kids' sports. Karla made many friends through the kids sports and was overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from those groups when she became ill.
The annual family camping trip became the event that Karla looked forward to most in the year. Karla especially enjoyed the morning coffees, spending time at the beach and enjoying the nightly fires. Days were filled with fun, boating, and sharing group meals. Karla’s birthday was usually celebrated at the lake, surrounded by family, “homemade gifts”, and cake and ice cream for everyone.
Karla was diagnosed with cancer in October of 2019. Karla fought long and hard but there was no cure for her. Throughout her battle, Karla stayed positive and enjoyed every single moment she had with her family and friends. She gave it her all, as she did with everything else in her life. Karla is the strongest person we knew, her spirit will live in the hearts of all who knew and loved her. We will hold her in our hearts forever.
Fly high and free our precious angel.
Karla’s family would like to invite all those who wish to pay their respects to the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Saturday evening (November 28) between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. A funeral service will be announced when restrictions have eased. Those who wish to remember Karla with a donation may do so to Carmel Hospice (St. Joseph’s Home) c/o 156 - 3 St. NE, Medicine Hat, T1A 5M1 or to the Medicine Hat SPCA 55 Southwest Dr SW Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 8E8
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