Saturday November 28, 2020
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Pattison Funeral Home
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
In memory of
Karla Schnuth
July 20, 1974 - November 24, 2020 - Age 46

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

To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Karla Schnuth.  

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Message from Wendy Affleck November 27, 2020
I am so saddened to hear of Karlas passing. I’ll always remember the good times we spent in the cold arena watching our kids figure skate.
My condolences to Keeley and Carter.
Wendy Affleck
Message from Ron & Loen Fahselt November 27, 2020
Sincere sympathy to the Schnuth family, in the passing of Karla Marie.
Thinking of you, Loen & Ron Fahselt Mannville, AB
Ron & Loen Fahselt
Message from Jenn and Troy Bjelland November 27, 2020
Our family is so sorry to hear of the loss of Karla. Our thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time.
Jenn and Troy Bjelland
Message from Yvonne Kerr November 27, 2020
Jackie, Brittney,Courtney and Zack. I’m so sorry for your loss. A sister and aunt. My heart aches for you all. Xoxo
Yvonne Kerr
Message from Micheline Metcalfe November 27, 2020
So very sorry to hear this. My sincerest condolences to Keeley and all the family 💞
Micheline Metcalfe
Message from Kelly and Bill November 28, 2020
Our Sincere Sympathy to Keeley, Carter, Doug and Karla’s Family . May it bring you peace and comfort to know your mama will always be with you. Sending you big hugs and prayers
Kelly and Bill
Message from Carol & Howard Clark November 28, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this difficult time. Karla enjoyed the lake times and so did we all. She will be missed but loved very much. The Regina Clark Family (Howard & Carol)
Carol & Howard Clark
Message from George Yuhas November 28, 2020
My deepest and sincerest condolences to Keeley, Carter and the rest of the family. Karla was a special person and will be dearly missed.
George Yuhas
Message from Joleen, Rodney, and Aaron Bowers. November 30, 2020
I was so saddened to hear of Karla’s passing. Myself and my sons give our sincere condolences to Kelley, Carter, their dad, Doug and Karla’s family.
Joleen, Rodney, and Aaron Bowers.
Message from Michelle Reimer December 11, 2020
Keeley, Carter and family, I am so saddened to hear of Karla's passing. She was a wonderful person and mother. We have many great memories from the rink. My prayers and condolences during this very difficult time.
Michelle Reimer