Gerhard NEUMAN

On Monday, November 28 Gerhard Neuman, devoted husband and loving father, passed away at age 78 in Edmonton.

Born to Olga and Ewald in northern Germany, Gerhard grew up in Thorsby where he became a dairy farmer and strong member of the community. He is survived by his loving wife Janice, and children Carol, Michael and Peter, his sister Hertha Scheetz and her family.  He was predeceased by his parents, Olga and Ewald Neuman, brothers in laws, Alvin Scheetz and Arnold Schaber, and mother in law, Emma Hagan. 

Thank you to the staff of the University of Alberta Hospital and St Joseph’s Auxiliary Hospital for their compassionate care during his critical accident and final chapter of his life. 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that those who are able and inclined to instead make a donation to: One to One Literacy; St. Matthews Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund; or to the Palliative Care Unit at St. Joseph’s Auxiliary Hospital in Edmonton.  

Gerhard’s life will be celebrated at a closed service at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Thorsby on January 7 at 1pm. For those wishing to view the service, please watch at

A public visitation will be held Friday, January 6 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Pointe West Cremation & Funeral Service, 15305-112 Avenue, Edmonton, AB.



  1. Pauline Hennig

    May God’s peace be with your Mom, you & all of the family during this difficult time.

  2. Lynn Hagan

    It was my privilege to call Gerhard “brother” for over 40 years. In all that time, I am sure he never uttered an unkind remark about anyone. He was a kind, generous and loving man who made the world a better place. We will remember him with happiness and joy because he would want us to do this. R.I.P.

    • Tony and Maggie McCallum

      We are very sorry for your loss. Gerhard was a great guy and he will be missed. Our condolences to the family and his many friends.


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