Clifford “Cliff” Donald Schmidek of Dunmore, beloved husband of the late Irene Schmidek, passed away on Thursday, March 7th, 2019 at the age of 90 years. Cliff leaves to cherish his memory three children, Lorne (Elaine) Schmidek, Lee (Lorelie) Schmidek and Gail (Reg) Gill; eight grandchildren, Colin (Brenda) Gill, Sheldon Gill, Nathan Schmidek, Devin (Angela) Gill, Sarah (Wally) Portelance, Kate (Polo) Sprunger, Payton Schmidek (Ben Motz) and Tate Schmidek; eight great grandchildren, Kyra, Reese, Chet, Caitlyn, Nash, Clara, Hendrix and Zoe; one brother-in-law, Harold Brucker; one sister-in-law, Vi (Dale) Olsen; numerous nieces and nephews; and his faithful four legged companion, Boy. Cliff was predeceased by his wife, Irene; his parents, Fred and Katherine Schmidek; and one sister, Winnifred Thomson. Cliff was born on May 8th, 1928 in Medicine Hat where he met and married Irene Brucker on January 8th, 1953. He spent most of his life on the farm and loved the time he was able to devote to it; he never missed a branding and auction marts were a favorite of his. Cliff also enjoyed puzzles, one could always be found on his table. He was blessed with wonderful health his entire life. Beyond all else, Cliff loved his family and getting together for supper or cards. He will be missed, and his memory cherished by his family and friends. The Funeral Service will be held at ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH, 758 - 8th Street SE, on Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Shane Hein officiating. A private interment will take place at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Cliff's memory may be made to St. Peter Lutheran Church, 758 - 8th Street SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 1M5. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to [email protected] subject heading Cliff Schmidek.