It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Edwin Wilfred Schmidt on Saturday April 10 2021 at Brandon Hospital at the age of 79 years. Edwin was predeceased by his parents, 2 sisters, 4 brothers and his granddaughter Taylor Pryor. He is lovingly remembered by Anne Schmidt, his four children, 9 grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Darseen (Doug) Pryor, Teaghan (Karl) Dirks, Raela (Trent) Giesbrecht, daughter Elanni . Gaylene Schimdt, son Nicholas Ivaniski. Trent (Kerri) Hunter, Mason and Aiden Schmidt. Janine Reid, Madison, Colson and Broden Reid. Edwin is also survived by sisters in law Gladys Schmidt, Lousie Schmidt and numerous nieces and nephews.
Dad was born July 17 1941 in Neepawa Manitoba and baptized at Zion Lutheran Church in Tupper. He attended Maitlan school but after grade 8 he proceeded on to work for Buschau Laminated Structures where he remained for 10 years. On July 18 1964 Edwin married Anne Hubeli of Tupper. They resided in Plumas for 13 years raising their family of 4 children. During this time Edwin worked in construction, on the railway, drove school bus and tried his hand at farming with the help of his brothers. In 1977 Mom and Dad moved the family to Portage where dad took on a new job at the MDC. Illness struck Edwin and ended his working career. After many years in Portage Dad returned to Plumas to retire. He loved his baseball and his hockey. In the summer dad could be found at the ball diamond in the evening watching the Plumas Pirates. In the morning he could be found at the coffee shop or out for a walk. Except for Sundays of course, Church life and his faith were important to Edwin, rarely that he missed a Sunday. Contrary to church tradition, Edwin always had to sit in the front row. He would sing a loud joyful song onto the Lord. He loved the Lord Jesus and read his Bible regularly. Even though he lived on little he was always so generous with what he had. Edwin was always up for a good party, whether it was his own birthday parties he would throw or celebrating someone else’s special occasion. Family was very important to Dad, he loved to have his kids and grandkids around. He was elated to meet his first great granddaughter in January. In 2017 Dad moved back to Portage where he lived on his own until his passing.
Edwin’s Family would like to Thank the Portage Homecare staff, and the Doctors and Nurses of both Portage and Brandon hospitals for their loving and professional care of Dad.
Donations in Edwin’s memory can be made to Portage Service for Seniors or the Portage Canadian Mental Health Association.
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Canadian Mental Health Association
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Services for Seniors
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