1957 – DON SCHMIDT – 2022

Posted: September 14th, 2022

Donald “Don” William Schmidt of Medicine Hat passed away Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, at the age of 64. He is survived by one brother, Larry Schmidt (Olga, sons Paul [Betsy, daughter Millie] and Mark [Shauna]); two sisters-in-law, Carol Schmidt and son Terry, Joyce Schmidt and son Stephen Fox (Laura); as well as niece Kellie Smith (Brent, children Brooke Beierbach [Avi], Noah and Matthew) and nephew Scott Schmidt (Lori, son Truman). Don was predeceased by two brothers, Ron and Gerry, and by his parents Olga and Frank Schmidt. Born and raised in Regina, Don was the youngest of four brothers. The boys all shared a passion for cars — apparent throughout their lives — but Don’s true love was in the theatre. Blessed with an undeniable charisma perfect for acting, and a booming singing voice, he spent decades dedicated to the stage. He achieved his biggest dream when asked to perform his one-man play “The Book of Ruth” Off-Broadway at the 2004 New York International Fringe Festival. In his later years, Don spent an abundance of time in Medicine Hat visiting Kellie and Scott and their families, growing immensely close with his great-nephews Noah and Matthew and loving nothing more than a day gone fishing followed by a Roughrider game with his loved ones. Don moved to Medicine Hat in 2018 to be closer to them. A family time of remembrance will take place at a later date. To leave a message of condolence you may visit www.pattisonfuneralhome.com.

Funeral Arrangements are by the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 540 South Railway St. SE, Medicine Hat T1A 4C2

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