SCHMIDTPosted: April 5th, 2016
Frederick Anthony Schmidt passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his best friend and loving wife Tara, beloved children Lindsay (Nathan Adams) Schmidt, Chelsea (Erik) Nohr, Cody Schmidt and his precious granddaughter Ivy Nohr.
Fred is survived by his parents Anita and Frederick T. Schmidt, sisters Janet (Dave) Day, Susan (Claude Tousignant) Schmidt, father-in-law Kenneth Quennell, brother–in-law Dale Quennell, and sisters-in-law Debbie (Ed) Stiles and Wanda Schmidt; his nephews Jake and Kolby Stiles, Trevor (Mel) Day, Steven Tousignant, nieces Miranda Day, Katie (Cody) Johnson, as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Fred was predeceased by his brother Jigger (Ronald) Schmidt in 2003 and mother-in–law Shirley Quennell in 2008.
Fred was born in Winnipeg, MB on March 2, 1963. During his childhood he lived in Fisher Branch, Manitoba until moving to Medicine Hat in 1972. At that time he attended St Thomas, St. Mary’s and McCoy High School.
Fred excelled and loved sports, playing baseball, football, golf, hockey, skiing and biking from childhood through his teen years. He played hockey for the Midget A Tigers, Junior B Cubs and the Medicine Hat College Rattlers until injuring his knee at the age of 20.
Fred met Tara when he was 15 and his time was divided between her and his sports. In 1984, they were married in Medicine Hat, and began their first year there, moving after to live in Camrose and Strathmore, AB. They returned to Medicine Hat in April of 1988, when their twin daughters were born followed by the birth of their son in 1992.
Fred began his post secondary education at the Medicine Hat College, followed by attending NAIT for his power engineering 4th class, challenging and achieving his 3rd class, followed by years of attaining courses, diplomas and designations in Health and Safety. Fred was one of very few to hold dual safety designations of CRSP (Canadian) and CSP (USA). In 2014, he completed his BA in Safety and Management and just recently had begun working on his Masters.
Fred’s career allowed him to experience many different locations throughout Canada and the United States. He loved to travel but his true love was the comfort of home, spending time with his family, dogs, TSN and sitting in his yard seeking the sun and looking at his roses. The simplest things always made Fred happy and it was never hard to please him.
An informal gathering to celebrate the life of Fred, will take place at the Medicine Hat Golf and Country Club on Saturday, March 19, 2016, from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. with memorial tributes to begin at 2:00 p.m.
The family requests that if you are attending the Celebration of Life, humor Fred by dressing casually, and wearing the colours of the Boston Bruins.
The family also requests no flowers. If you wish to honor Fred’s memory, a donation may be made to the Medicine Hat Golf Club Junior Golf Program c/o P.O. Box 232, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 7E9; the Medicine Hat Junior Curling 880 2nd Street SE, Medicine Hat, T1A 0E6, or the Medicine Hat S.P.C.A. 55 Southwest Drive SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8E8. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: email@example.com subject heading: Fred Schmidt, or you may visit www.pattisonfuneralhome.com and leave a message of condolence.
Funeral Arrangements are by the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 540 South Railway St. SE, Medicine Hat T1A 4C2