SCHMIDT, Mary Myrtle

Posted: August 6th, 2022

SCHMIDT, Mary Myrtle

(nee Agnew)

Sept. 22, 1934 – July 29, 2022

Loving mother, grandmother and wife, lover of all things Irish, and reluctant collector of turtles, Myrtle died peacefully at Victoria Hospice on July 29.

Myrtle was smart, creative and highly organized. In her younger years, she ran the lab tech department at the Victoria General Hospital in Winnipeg and served as an intelligence officer in the Air Force Reserves. Later in life she worked for the faculty association at Lethbridge College for 10 years. As a volunteer, she devoted many years to the service club, the Calgary Activettes (Active 20-30 Club) and to Victoria Grandmothers for Africa. Passionate about science and learning, Myrtle completed a degree in Computer Science at the University of Calgary and graduated with honours, all while raising a family and making midnight trips to the computer lab in the days before personal computers. She and her husband Ed and their three children enjoyed many good times at the cherished family cabin in Hidden Valley Resort, Alberta. Myrtle’s quick wit, fun-loving nature, and deadpan humour will be dearly missed by all.

She was predeceased by parents George Agnew and Sadie Agnew (McCullough), brother Howard Agnew (The Dear Boy), and husband Ed. She is survived by her son Kelly (Lise), and daughters Jay and Tracey (Stephen). She is also survived by two grandchildren, Eric and Sylvia (Matthew), and one great grandson, Nathan.

A celebration of life will be held on Friday, Sept. 23 in Victoria at the Delta Ocean Pointe, from 1 to 4 p.m. Condolences can be sent to

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