With great sadness we announce that GEORGINE “GEORGE” HECKER passed away on May 23, 2023 at St. Michael’s Health Centre, Lethbridge, AB at the age of 69 years.
She was predeceased by her parents, Michael and Philomena (née Garrecht) Hecker.
Georgine is survived by her siblings: Frank (Geri) Hecker, Eduard (Olga) Hecker, Maria (Dean) Sehn, Lydia (Ron) Buscholl; numerous nieces and nephews; and relatives in Winnipeg and Germany.
Georgine was born on March 5, 1954 in Spalt, Bavaria, Germany. Georgine graduated from McCoy High School in Medicine Hat, AB and from Lethbridge College in 1973 with a Criminal Justice Diploma. She was awarded a Bachelor of Professional Arts Degree with distinction in 2003 from Athabasca University. Georgine was employed by the Alberta Provincial Court, in Medicine Hat and later in Lethbridge. She held several positions including Justice of the Peace and at her retirement was Deputy Administrator. George loved her nieces and nephews, inviting them to spend time with her during summer vacation. She enjoyed family gatherings and made it a point to attend every event she could.
Thank you to the medical teams at the Chinook Regional Hospital and St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit and to all Georgine’s friends who supported her during her illness.
A Funeral Mass will be held at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on May 31, 2023 at 1:30 P.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating.
Georgine will be laid to rest in the Hillside Cemetery, Medicine Hat, AB at a later date.
Flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.