JOHN DAVID SCHMIDTPosted: July 11th, 2017
December 13, 1939 – July 3, 2017
John was born to Jacob and Lydia Schmidt in Medicine Hat, AB, and spent his childhood on the farm in Manyberries, farming, riding and playing baseball. In 1963 John married Diane Stickel, and they went on to raise 4 kids of their own. John was predeceased by his parents and three of his sisters, Jacqueline Schmidt, Annie (John) Urichuk, and Shirley (Bill) Lawson. He is survived by his loving wife, Diane, their 4 children, Ron, Joyce, April, Trish (Stacy), 9 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and 2 sisters, Dorothy (Fred) Yanke and Ida (Larry) Ehnes. We welcome family & friends to join us at Thom’s Funeral Home & Reception Centre (477 Margaret Avenue East, Duchess, Alberta) on Saturday, July 15 at 2:00 pm to celebrate John’s life. In memory of John, if family or friend’s desire, memorial donations may be made to The Heart & Stroke Foundation at www.heartandstroke.ca. For further information, to light a virtual candle, upload a photo, or to leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.thomsfuneralhome.com or call (403) 501-1010.