Monday March 15, 2021
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Monday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. (Masks are mandatory)
Tuesday March 16, 2021
11:00 AM
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Roque Pereira celebrant.
In memory of
Valentine Volk
May 01, 1925 - March 09, 2021 - Age 95

1925 - Val Volk - 2021

Valentine “Val” Volk of Medicine Hat passed away surrounded by the love of his family on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at the age of 95 years, beloved husband of the late Phyllis Volk. He leaves to cherish his memory four children, Wayne Volk (Lori Dover), Shirley Kultgen (Ken Malcomson), Louis Volk and Elizabeth Kostelansky (George McDode); twelve grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren, one brother Joe (Delores) Volk; one sister Lena Kuntz; one sister-in-law Shirley Volk as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his his parents Pauline and Martin Volk; his wife Phyllis on October 1, 1995; seven brothers, Gabe, John (Joy), Tony (Lucille), Nick, Martin and two in infancy. Dad was born May 1, 1925 at Elssas Russia. He immigrated to Canada with his parents and two brothers in 1926 and arrived in Odessa, Saskatchewan in 1927. Leaving there, they made their home in Schuler and so his life began. Dad met mom the former Phyllis Weisgerber, and they married November 5, 1947. Together they farmed south of Schuler for fourteen years and in 1961, they moved into Schuler where dad became a grain buyer for the Pioneer Grain Company. Dad was active in the community playing ball, curling, volunteering, was a member of The Knights of Columbus and holding a position on the community board. He semi-retired and moved to Medicine Hat but still farmed and worked for Western Land Service. When he finally retired mom and dad had the opportunity to travel to many places in Europe, Hawaii, Carribean Cruises and took many bus trips to Vegas. Dad loved to talk and visit and met many friends for coffee at the Medicine Hat Mall (thank you Phillop). Thank you to the River Ridge long term staff for the wonderful care you gave dad. Rest in Peace dad. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Monday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. (Masks are mandatory) Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Roque Pereira celebrant. Family and friends are invited to remotely attend the funeral mass by searching for the Pattison Funeral Home youtube page where the video will go live 10 minutes prior to service time. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. Those who wish to remember Val with a donation, may do so to the charity of your choice. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Val Volk.

If you wish to watch the funeral mass you may follow this link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFJjsHFSDA4&t=1274s

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Message from Shannon Welsh March 12, 2021
I am so saddened to hear of Valentine’s passing. I had the pleasure of serving him at Perkins for many years. He loved his pancakes and I loved his presence. Always full of kind and encouraging words. Valentine truly left a footprint on my heart.
Shannon Welsh
Message from May March 12, 2021
Sorry for your loss, was a good friend to my dad and family at Southview visited daily at mailboxes pleasant gentleman
The Gerow Family
Message from Shirley and Ed Anhorn March 13, 2021
Very sorry for your loss Shirley, your dad was a very nice man.
Shirley and Ed Anhorn
Message from Marcy Groves March 14, 2021
I saw Val every Sunday at Perkins rain or shine dressed in his finest. I had the pleasure of hearing his stories and serving him his pancakes, eggs, and a couple of grapes. He always asked for his love letter (referring to the check). He was a sweetheart. My condolences to his family
Marcy Groves
Message from Catherine Dart March 14, 2021
My condolences to family and friends, I've had the pleasure of working with his daughter (shirley) she has the biggest heart and I'm sure she got that trait from her dad. Thoughts and prayers to all.
Catherine Dart
Message from Cheryl (Weisgerber) Allen March 14, 2021
I have so many lovely memories of Uncle Valentine.
My sincere condolences to all who loved him.
Cheryl (Weisgerber) Allen
Message from Katherine Fassam ( Volk) March 14, 2021
I have had a hard time choosing a memory of my Grandpa. There are so many that make my heart smile. There is sitting on the floor listening to his stories before bed on our sleepovers. The story that stands out the most, Hansel & Gretel. Grandpa would use our names and would bring the story to life. To my children meeting him for the first time. If only time stood still.
Katherine Fassam ( Volk)
Message from Sharon Troute March 15, 2021
I worked with Val when he was a landman at Western Land Services. He was a great person. My condolences to the family.
Sharon Troute
Message from Marlene Pasquotti March 15, 2021
Wayne, Shirley, Betty and Louis, I am very sorry to hear about your dad's death. I have been thinking about all of you and have been saying many prayers. I remember us being together all the time and your dad not liking us cutting our shorts short instead of wearing dresses. I believe he will be happy to be with Aunt Phyllis.
Marlene Pasquotti
Message from Sherwin Lehman March 16, 2021
Shirley and Ken, so sorry to read about your Dad's passing. My deepest sympathies.
Sherwin Lehman
Message from Brent & Lori Beck March 16, 2021
Wayne, Shirley, Louis, Elisabeth, we send our condolences onto all of you and your families on the passing of your Dad. Many fond memories of him when we all were growing up in Schuler. He was a person I respected a lot, and I made a point of stopping and talking with him when ever he was in the lobby at Southview Grand on my way to visit Mom. He always had that twinkle in his eye, and a smile when he saw me. May he Rest In Peace.
Brent & Lori Beck
Message from Kevin Maschmeyer March 19, 2021
I was deeply saddened to hear of Val's passing. He was a favourite, long-time customer of mine at Perkin's Restaurant. The staff would always joke and say "here comes trouble" when Val walked in with his signature smile and flashy red sweater. He always had a way of turning things around if we were having a bad day. I shall truly miss him. My sincerest condolences to the family.
Kevin Maschmeyer
Message from Betty Phaff March 19, 2021
Condolences to you and yours Shirley and Ken on the passing of your father. He lived to be a ripe old age.I remember you saying ,"he is so stubborn, he,s German you know !! Maybe that is why he lived as long as he did. May he rest in peace.
Betty Phaff