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Wednesday January 6, 2021
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. (Masks are mandatory and a limit of 10 people at one time is permitted in the viewing area).
A private family interment service will take place, with a celebration of life to be held when the entire family and his friends can gather in one place.
In memory of
Gerhard Brost Sr.
October 28, 1934 - January 04, 2021 - Age 86

Gerhard Brost Sr., beloved husband of Helga Brost, passed away peacefully into the arms of Jesus on January 4, 2021. Along with Helga, he also leaves to mourn his passing his children, Rosemarie (Rudolf) Merkle, Gerhard (Hilma) Brost, Ute (Kyle) Rehill; grandchildren, Stefan (Stacey) Merkle, Dennis (Irina) Merkle, Aaron (Sherry) Brost, Tim (Jenna) Brost, Sara (Grant) Hopkins, Adam (Sarah) Rehill, Kelsey Rehill; great grandchildren, Lillia, Amery, Rosa and Aksel Merkle; Maria, Vanessa, Angela and Olivia Merkle; Kyler and Kristopher Brost; Nic, Drake and Milo Brost; and Finley Hopkins. Also, his brother Friedhold (Irmin) Brost; Helga’s sisters in Germany, Ursula (Siegfried) Jassmann, Gerdi Neuweiler, Rose (Harry) Siegloch; and numerous nephews, nieces, great nephews and great nieces. He was predeceased by his parents Immanuel and Erna Brost. Born in 1934 in Dennewitz, Bessarabia, Gerhard’s life was marked by travel and relocation. At six years old he lost his Dad in the war, and soon after he fled Bessarabia with his mom, his brother and extended family. After several short-term stays in Eastern European countries, he eventually settled in West Germany where he met his beloved Helga Karr and they married in 1955. Finally, a long period of settling down followed as they raised their three children in Fuerfeld, Germany. One of his careers was to drive long distance bus tours throughout Europe and the middle east. During one of these trips to Israel, he embarked on his personal journey with God and eventually the entire family came to love and serve God. He loved to recount the stories of Bessarabia and his travels and had particularly fond memories of his early childhood. In 1974, Gerhard led the family on a new adventure, this time to a new home in Canada. Soon the entire family, including mom Erna and brother Friedhold with family joined. Settling in Medicine Hat, he returned to his early career in carpentry and soon started a construction company. Gerhard and Helga enjoyed many happy years in retirement with their grandchildren and great grandchildren. They eventually moved into Chinook Village, before health issues saw him moved into long-term care at Masterpiece. We are so thankful for the wonderful staff there who made him as comfortable as he could be. He is finally at rest in his forever home. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. (Masks are mandatory and a limit of 10 people at one time is permitted in the viewing area). A private family interment service will take place, with a celebration of life to be held when the entire family and his friends can gather in one place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mustard Seed, 503A Allowance Ave SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 3E8 or to Opportunity International Canada 145 Lincoln Rd, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 2N8. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Gerhard Brost.

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Message from Dennis and Susy Beaudoin January 05, 2021
To Helga and the whole Brost family. Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of Gerhard. Your former neighbors Dennis and Susy
Dennis and Susy Beaudoin
Message from Cheryl & Jim Birch January 06, 2021
Our Sympathy to you and your family Gerhard on the passing of your father. May you be blessed with hope, love from friends, and great memories of your dad during this sad time.
With love and prayers,
Jim & Cheryl Birch, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario
Cheryl & Jim Birch
Message from Ken and Marilyn Stokke January 06, 2021
Hilma and family.
Our prayers and sympathy to you and your family. May God carry you through this time of sorrow and loss.
Ken and Marilyn Stokke
Ken and Marilyn Stokke
Message from Jim and Merle Derzaph January 06, 2021
Rosemarie and family, We are very sad to hear of the passing of your father. He lived a good life and was very proud of each one of you. May God give each of you the strength and courage to carry on as he watches over from above. Blessings to all.
Jim and Merle Derzaph
Message from Ron and Gaileen January 07, 2021
We are praying for God’s comfort for the whole family. Also celebrating that he is living with Christ.
He will be missed by our family.
Ron and Gaileen Gillies and family
Ron and Gaileen
Message from Carmyn Prefontaine January 07, 2021
It was lovely to read about Gerhard's life and to learn more about him. Helga and Gerhard Jr, I am so glad we had a chance to see you recently at Tante Emma's Memorial. Your family is so dear to us. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.
Carmyn Prefontaine
Message from Marleen Knoblick ( Tillie Krassmans daughter.) January 07, 2021
Rosemarie and Rudolph sorry to hear the passing of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May he Rest In Peace.
Marleen Knoblick ( Tillie Krassmans daughter.)
Message from Marlene and Ken Biemans January 08, 2021
Dear Helga; Rosemarie, Gerhard, Ute, and families:
Over decades and countless moves, Gerhard did wonderful things and recall his easy welcoming way; his love of his Faith, his family, friends and food. His earthly time has ended yet he's certainly left you all a wonderful legacy to honour and cherish. Sincerest condolences to you all
Marlene and Ken Biemans
Message from Brigitte Hofmann geb. Meisenhelder January 09, 2021
Liebe Tante Helga,
Unser aufrichtiges Beileid zum Tod von Gerhard, auch im Namen deiner Cousine Gertrud.
Brigitte Hofmann geb. Meisenhelder
Message from Floyd Rath January 11, 2021
Gehard, Hilma, and the Brost family, my deepest sympathies on the passing of your dad and grandpa. May God hold you tight in His arms in this time of loss.
Floyd Rath