DONALD ELMER SCHMIDTPosted: September 29th, 2016
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Donald Elmer Schmidt on September 24, 2016 at the age of 82. Donald will be greatly missed by his wife of 54 years Daphne Anne Schmidt, his son Wade (Novalee) Schmidt, daughter Holly (Curtis) Hilstrom, grandchildren Nicole (Sean) Vandenabeele, Kevin (Tonisha) Schmidt, Ryan Swenson, Rylie Swenson, Keisha Swenson and his great granddaughter Kyla Vandenabeele. Sister Clara Galli, brother in laws Frank (Liz) Ortt, David (Sharon) McDowell, Lynn McDowell, sister in laws Faye Southwood, Theresa Armstrong, Beth (Bob) King, several nieces + nephews, and numerous dear friends.
Donald was predeceased by his parents Stanley & Edith Schmidt, In laws Evans & Lenora McDowell, his sister June Ortt, brother in laws Alex Galli, Sonny Southwood, Trevor (Wendy) McDowell, Reg McDowell, Bill McDowell, Jack Armstrong, sister in law Vi McDowell and 2 nephews Gordie McDowell and Murray Jeffrey.
Donald was born on the family farm south of Consul on January 23, 1934 the second child and only son of Edith & Stanley Schmidt. In 1961 Donald married Daphne Anne McDowell. Donald bought the family farm in 1969. Donald enjoyed many interests while on the family farm; quarter horses, cattle, team roping, cow riding, and calf roping. Donald was a member of the Battle Creek roping club. He was a councillor for the RM of Reno and he belonged to the Masons. Donald and Daphne retired to Medicine Hat in 1996. Retirement brought much joy with golfing, bowling, pool, fishing, casino and coffeeing with all his many friends.
If people so wish a donation may be made in Donald’s name to a charity of their choice. A private family Interment will take place at the Consul Cemetery. Binkley’s Funeral Service Maple Creek & Leader in charge of arrangements, 306-662-2292. www.binkleysfuneralservice.com