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Enid Elsie Pieschel



It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our loving mother, grandmother and friend, Enid Elsie Pieschel, on June 13, 2020 at the age of 88 years old. She passed away peacefully on the farm after a courageous battle with cancer.

Enid was born in Champion, Alberta to Richard and Doris Davies on January 22, 1932. She was raised on the family farm with her sisters, Irene and Ida.  She went to grade school in Champion and high school in Carmangay.  She moved to Calgary and worked at the Alberta Wheat Pool.

Enid married Richard Pieschel in 1951 and they were together 53 years until Buster’s passing in 2004. They lived their entire married lives on a farm east of Balzac where they raised Hereford cattle and grain farmed.  Here they welcomed 6 children to their family. 


Enid was predeceased by her parents, Richard and Doris Davies; her husband, Richard Pieschel; her sister, Ida Greene; her brother-in-laws Earl Smith and Laverne Greene; and her nephews Terry Smith and Warren Smith. 

Enid is survived by her sister, Irene Smith of Champion. She will be missed dearly by her children: Rick (Mya), Ron (Janet,) Gary, Lori (Henry) Shierman, Ken, and Tracey (Dean) McKernon. Enid is also survived by her grandchildren: Jackie (Jeff) Strang, David (Quincy) Shierman, Julie (Johannes) Finck, Brett, Scott (Blanca), Rae-Lee (Devon) Erickson, Jay, Bo (Olivia), Bryan, Mitchel and Natalie McKernon. Enid was also blessed with 10 great-grandchildren:  Chase, Tyson, Kennedy, Barrett, Wade, Quill, Willow, Violet, Ruby-June and Rose. 

Enid was a dedicated mother and grandmother first and foremost. She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. She especially loved her role as Grandma. Her favourite thing to do was watch her grandchildren and great grandchildren play sports and participate in activities.  She often became “Grandma” to everyone on the team and was their #1 fan.

Living in eastern Balzac for the majority of her life, Enid was a big part of the community.  She was a member of the Eastern Star, Nose Creek Community Club, Hereford Belles and the Balzac United Church.  She spent a lot of time with friends going to various community events.  There were two places you could always find Enid, at the mall shopping or at the hairdressers every Saturday morning.     

She will be dearly missed and always in our hearts. We will forever hear Mom saying her favourite words, “Bless Your Heart”         

A private family service took place on June 19, 2020. In lieu of sending flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Association: or the Canadian Diabetes Association:



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