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Siegfried Hermann Scholz

July 6, 1926 - September 5, 2013


It is with great sorrow and heavy hearts we announce Siegfried passed away on Thursday, September. 5, 2013, at the age of 87 years.

Siegfried leaves behind the love of his life (married 62 years) Friedl, and his family, sons Verner (Jackie) Scholz, Norbert (Lynne Stroud) Scholz, and daughter Susan (Joe) Helmer.  Born in Brelasu on July 6, 1926 to Reinhold and Else Scholz, and older brother to sisters Eva (Hasslinger) and Helena (Ooms), Lothar, Ulrich and Ute (Pfitzenmaier)

Sig, or Siggy to many, approached life with enthusiasm and commitment – he loved his family and was fiercely proud of his six grand children (Christopher, Heidi, Dana, Samantha, Michael and Mathew) and felt fortunate to become a great grandfather. He was a wonderful husband and a great dad, and he touched many people with his generosity and straightforwardness.  He was honest and stubborn and what you saw was what you got (sometimes you got it without asking). He enjoyed his work as a compositor for 35 years at the Calgary Herald but took the time to experience life, be it skiing, flying, yanking up weeds or simply sitting by a campfire. If he saw a body of water, he’d have to swim in it or paddle on it  – he was a true man of the elements. His community spirit and his willingness to share found him coaching hockey and soccer in Parkhill, teaching apprentices at the Calgary Herald and instructing air cadets at CFB Penhold.  He was quick to laugh and always saw the positive side of things. Sig loved to write, dance, travel, explore and he loved all that the mountains had to offer, particularly the Invermere valley where he enjoyed his retirement.

 We will miss his smile, his laugh, his ultra-firm handshake, his love of schnitzels (home cooked meals), wine and chocolate and his quirky sense of humour.  He will be held dear in our hearts forever.  Dad has left his indelible impression on all who knew him.

Thanks to all the wonderful staff at the Invermere District Hospital and the Columbia House for taking such great care of Dad during his brief stay there.

      At Sig's request, there will be no celebration of life but for anyone who would like to do something, we request you do something nice for someone else, and cherish your loved ones.  Sig would appreciate that.

If you would care to share a favourite memory or story you have about Sig, please send to with Scholz in the subject line.  Memorial donations may be made in Sig's honour to the Salvation Army, Red Cross or Kidney Foundation. 


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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Tom Welch
Relation: Co-workers

To Siggy’s family — Bette and I send heart-felt condolences to your family. It was my pleasure to work at The Herald for many years alongside Sig. He was a great guy and a good friend to us all. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Good luck to you all in the future.
Tom and Bette Welch

From: Debi Raddatz
Relation: old friends of Norbert's

To the extended family of Siegfried…our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beloved husband/father/father in law and Grandfather.
Frank and Debi[Smart] Raddatz and family

From: Sonja Stadler
Relation: a friend from Germany

Since I know him he and his family is in my heart. Never will forget this wonderful friend.
Have a wonderful welcome back home, Sig…….wir sehen uns wieder.

Love to Friedl and the kids

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