SCHMIDT, Edward Joseph

Mr. Schmidt Photo
August 22, 1934 – December 11, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce Ed’s passing on December 11, 2014 at 80 years of age. He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 54 years, Joyce, and their sons, Todd, Brent (Sheri), and Trevor (Mona) and his special grandchildren; Cole, Madi, Morgan, and Kieran.
Ed is survived by sisters; Kate, Evelyn, and Ann, as well as by his brothers; Tony (Irene), Ralph (Sonia), and many nieces and nephews.
Born on a farm in Minton Saskatchewan, Ed was known by many for his incredible work ethic and his love for his family above all else. Ed loved sports and always enjoyed a game of pool or cards, but he was most happy in the company of family and friends.

A celebration of Ed’s life will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church ( 128 First Street East, Cochrane ) on Thursday, December 18th , 2014 at 10:30 A.M. with a luncheon to follow.

Please address any donations in Ed’s memory to CHAPS (Cochrane Historical & Archival Preservation Society) www.chapscochrane.com .

  1. On 15/12/2014 at 5:25 pm Karen McClarty Said:

    Dear Auntie Joyce, Todd, Brent, Trevor and families
    We are all saddened to lose such a wonderful man. I love the photo of him. He looks just as he always did – dependable, fun, loyal and handsome. Remember all the good times and let them outshine the last months that have been so challenging for all of you. Uncle Ed was always a great man in my eyes. I always felt that I had the best godparents in the world!

    Darrell will be attending the funeral on Thursday. We have a flight into Calgary that arrives around 8 am. We will drive to Cochrane from there and meet you at the church before 10:30 am. I pray that you all find solace in the fact that Uncle Ed’s final rest is in Heaven where he will continue to watch over his loved ones.

    Love, Karen, Darrell and boys

  2. On 15/12/2014 at 5:33 pm Karen McClarty Said:

    Sorry, I meant that Darrell and I will be attending the funeral. Karen

  3. On 15/12/2014 at 6:01 pm Dave and Pat Buckler Said:

    Dear Joyce,Todd,Brent ,Trevor and families Thinking about all the years we’ve been friends and all through them Ed never changed.You know he was a true friend who would be there for you know matter what.Joyce when he looked at you his eyes showed the love he shared with you just like when you were young and it has carried you through the good times and rough times.How he loved his boys and there families and was so proud of all they did. Those grandkids he was so proud of them, how he worried about them and hoped the values he shared would carry them through life.May the coming days bring you comfort in knowing he will always be watching over you and his love will comfort you. Dave and Pat and Family

  4. On 17/12/2014 at 2:22 pm Mike & Cathy Jasmin Said:

    It is with a heavy heart that Mike and I are sending our deepest condolences to you all. Hugs to you all at this time.

  5. On 17/12/2014 at 4:07 pm Mona Sylvestre Said:

    Sending my condolences to Joyce, Brent and the rest of your family. Ed will be missed at
    all times. He had such a kind and thoughtful personality. God Bless you all.

  6. On 17/12/2014 at 6:42 pm Lila Lanz and Cliff LaBatte Said:

    Dear Joyce and Family,It is hard to think our dear friend Ed has gone to his heavenly home.We will miss his visits and hugs.He was always happy,smiling and a joy to see at the door!We had a lot of good times in years gone by so we will treasure our memories.Wish we could be there on Thurs. but our thoughts and prayers will be with you all.So hugs to you Joyce and especially to Todd,Brent and Trevor as well.Treasure all the good times and know your angel will be near to see you through the sad and lonely times ahead.Love and sympathy to all.Lila and Cliff

  7. On 17/12/2014 at 6:58 pm Lila Lanz and Cliff LaBatte Said:

    We are saddened to know our dear friend Ed has gone to his heavenly home .How we always enjoyed your visits here in Sask.He was so kind and thoughtful.We will treasure all the memories we have over the many years but we will always remember you guys with love and friendship.Wish we could be with you all on Thurs. but know we’ll be thinking of you all.Hugs to you Joyce and especially to Todd,Brent and Trevor too.Sincere sympathy from Lila and Cliff.

  8. On 18/12/2014 at 10:09 am Dorothy Margeson Said:

    Dear Joyce, So sorry to hear about Ed passing away. He.will be well remembered and missed. My condolences to you and your family.. I can’t make it to the funeral on Thursday but will be thinking of you.
    Dorothy Mmargeson

  9. On 18/12/2014 at 11:18 am Debbie wigton Said:

    Dear Joyce and Family, So sorry for your loss, Ed always had a smile and a willingness to lend a hand. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Deb Wigton

  10. On 19/12/2014 at 7:55 pm Julie Meier Said:

    Dearest Joyce and family, my heart broke when I learned of Ed’s passing today, I am deeply saddened and send my sincerest condolences to you and your family. Such a lovely man, he will be missed.
    Your in my thoughts. Julie

  11. On 20/12/2014 at 9:38 am Faye&Kenzie MacLeod Said:

    Dear Joyce and family
    What sad news when we heard of Ed’s passing. We have so many memories of all the laughs we enjoyed with Vern and Ed at the cabin., and of course we still have all the evidence of all his wonderful talents. I don’t know anyone that was a more positive and sincere man, always had a smile and hug. We are so sorry that we are not home for his service, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. Sincerely, Faye, Kenzie, David, Michael and families.

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