Posted: June 12th, 2018


Larry Dwayne Walter Schmidt, 60, of Medicine Hat, passed away May 2018. He was born September 2, 1957 to Ellen and Lester Schmidt, in Melfort, Saskatchewan. Dwayne attended Melfort Schools and completed his Millwright & Welding Certificates through Regina. Dwayne married Fiona Sutherland in May 1983. They lived mostly in Edmonton with their three children until 1992. Dwayne’s trade took him throughout Alberta, B.C., the Yukon and Saskatchewan working on everything from mines and mills, to power plants. He loved the math, the precision and the science behind his work. Dwayne was an avid outdoorsman, loved fishing, camping and adventures! Everybody he met was a friend that he didn’t know yet. One of his most remarkable skills was learning how to say “Have the vy best day possible” in every language. His caring nature, shown in random acts of kindness to friends and often to total strangers, touched many. Dwayne was predeceased by his mother; Ellen Schmidt (Woods); brother Donald Arthur; and son D. Rylan Fraser. He is survived by his children: Willow Ann and Anson Berry Mowat. He is also survived by his father, Lester Schmidt, and six siblings: Leslie Schmidt (Trevor Lee); Carole Anne Holmstrom; Karen Rowell (Malcolm); Kathryn Jensen (Kim); Jennifer Schmidt Birdrow; Geri Shingoose and numerous nephews, nieces and family. A celebration of life service will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church in Cardston on June 16th at 11 am. A memorial and internment service will be held at a later date in Melfort, Saskatchewan. Please send contact info, condolences or stories to share to

3 Condolences for “SCHMIDT, Larry”

  1. Catherine Heinz says:

    I’m so very sorry to hear of Dwayne’s passing. I have many wonderful memories of times spent with him. Such a wonderful soul he is. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.
    Catherine Hoknes

  2. Shawn Fritz says:

    Wo Ei Ni! I love you in Chinese, you were a special person that I will never forget. I always enjoyed the moments when I was able to teach you Chinese and share kind words in other languages. My sincerest condolences to the family and everyone that grew to love this man.

  3. Arthur Bell says:

    I am very sad to here of Dwaynes passing I had lost track of his and Fionas whereabouts a long time ago .I have many fond memories of them .Dwayne was a good friend and always had a way of making you smile. Fiona could you please send an email so I could catch up with you

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