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P.O. Box 1079 5135 52nd Street
P.O. Box 1079
Provost, AB T0B 3S0
Phone: 780-753-2332 or toll free 1-888-753-2339
Fax: 780-753-3512
Moritz Ganser

Moritz John Ganser

Friday, June 1st, 1928 - Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019
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Moritz John Ganser was born on June 1, 1928 at Rosenheim, Alberta to parents Moritz & Theresa Ganser. Moritz was one of seven children born to the family that included Adolph, Albert, Herman, Gerald, Marcella and Ullaine.

After completing school at Rosenheim, St. Joseph High School Edmonton, and graduating in Provost, Moritz worked travelling to rural farms that were affected by the drought to assess dried out bonuses. On February 26, 1957 Moritz married Elizabeth Weinkauf. This union was blessed with five children – James, Joan, Patricia, Earl and Elaine. Their family began on the Moritz A. Ganser’s homestead. In 1966, they moved to their farm outside of Provost, where they continued to raise their family.

Moritz’s interests included baseball, curling, hockey, farming, working as a mechanic, planting and maintaining the farm’s shelter belt, gardening, golfing and playing cards. In addition to these favourite pastimes; Moritz took great pride in being part of the legacy attached to the Rosenheim Historical Society.
Moritz and Elizabeth along with their family always enjoyed the best of farm life while being a well hit home run from town.

Surrounded by the love of his family, Moritz passed away on January 23, 2019 at the Provost Health Centre Long Term Care at the age of 90 years.

He will be lovingly remembered and forever missed by his children, Jim (Bev), Joan (James) Gerein, Pat
(Brent Chopek), Earl and Elaine (Donald) Babin; grandchildren, Jenny (Shane), Kelly (Tammy), Amy (Richard), Kevin (Amber), Kody, Janelle (Jared), James (Emily), Kerry (Brianna), Garry (Crystal), Vinny, Trevor (Rebecca), Michael, Nikki, Molly (Mark), Ailish (Joseph), Gillian (Tucker), Craig and Selina; great grandchildren, Andrew (Kasey), Reece, Madie, Corbin, Gracie, Ben, Lexi, Linden, Peyton, Carter, Seth, Sutton, Zaida, Saige, Tori (Connor), Jimmy, Jax, Slade, Londyn, Emily, Ben and Sawyer; sister-in-law, Ada Linde; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Moritz was predeceased by his wife Betty; brothers, Adolph, Albert, Herman (Margaret), Gerald; sisters, Marcella and Ullaine.

If friends so desire, memorial donations are gratefully accepted at:

Rosenheim Historical Society
P.O. Box 976 Provost, AB
T0B 3S0

Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta
10985 - 124 Street
Edmonton, AB
T5M 0H9

Provost Lion's Handi-Van
P.O. Box 231
Provost, AB
T0B 3S0

Provost Health Services Foundation - LTC
P.O. Box 252
Provost, AB
T0B 3S0
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  • Service

    Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 10:30am
    St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church - Provost
    5119-45 Street
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    Father Jean-Claude Ndanga CFIC
  • Interment

    Provost Cemetery
  • Reception

    St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church - Provost
    5119-45 Street
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Todd Bradley

Posted at 12:47pm
The Bradley family are sorry to hear of your loss. My dad Ray said Moritz was a handshake guy and gentleman.

Katherine Tarras

Posted at 11:19pm
Our Deepest Sympathy to the Ganser Family. Your Dad now rests in the arms of Our Lord. God Bless you all. ❤️🌹😘 Love Katherine and Bob Tarras

David Anthony Walters (Marcella Ganser)

Posted at 01:57pm
Sincere condolences on the loss of Moritz. I remember him as a kind and caring uncle.

Kay Hoffman

Posted at 10:34am
Hugs and prayers for the Ganser Family at this difficult time. Fond memories of our time with family in Provost. Steve & Kay Hoffman, Wisconsin Cousins.

Cindy Schug

Posted at 08:49pm
So sorry for your loss. May your memories give you comfort. Hugs, Cindy Schug

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