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Edith Louise Schmidt

Born: Sun., Aug. 12, 1934
Died: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017


Celebration of Life

2:00 PM Thu., Dec. 14, 2017
Location: Stettler Funeral Home


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Edith Louise Schmidt passed away peacefully on December 5, 2017 in Stettler, Alberta at the age of 83 years.
Edith was born on August 12, 1934 and raised in Herbert, Saskatchewan, one of seven children. The family moved to Botha, Alberta where she graduated and entered a nursing aide program.  Edith married and moved to the Petersen family farm for the next 38 years working on the farm raising 7 children.  She loved gardening, flowers, sewing, being a 4-H leader and teaching her children her many talents both inside and outside her home.  In later years she moved to Stettler and continued working at Heritage House, gardening, joining the Red Hatters and volunteering at the second hand store for fun.  She loved a good cup of coffee.   Up until a short time ago, Edith was able to watch the yearly harvest on her land, garden at her home and sit in her yard enjoying the birds.  Mom loved children, visiting, and reading books.  
Edith is survived by her loving children: Norine Petersen (Spencer Ross), Karen Symes, Gwen (Bill) Thompson, Leslie Dianne Petersen (Kris Johnsen), Lyle (Dianne) Petersen, Carol Verhoeven and Don (Kerry) Petersen; fourteen grandchildren: Shane Bogath, Cory (Ashley) Bogath, Julie Symes, Teressa Symes (Shawn Schwartz), Paula (Bruce) Balog, Rachel (Clint) Harrowing, Stuart Thompson, Zachary Petersen, Patty Verhoeven, Sarah Verhoeven, Erica Verhoeven, Frans Verhoeven, Alycia Petersen and Brady Petersen; five great grandchildren: Benjamin, Jackson, Emily, Will and Charlotte; brothers and sisters: Clifford Schmidt, Ruth (George) Ginn, Alana (Garth) Gill, Esther (Doug) Bergen and Steven (Kathy) Schmidt; sisters-in-law Joan Lepard and Edna Schaefer; brother-in-law Brian (Betty) Petersen and cousin Lavane Cowie; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of many wonderful friends.
Edith was predeceased by her parents Carl and Delia Schmidt; sister Georgia McArthur; brothers-in-law John McArthur, Harold Lepard and Bob Schaefer; father of her children Leslie Petersen; and son-in-law Rick Galleberg.
Celebration of Life will be held at the Stettler Funeral Home on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 2:00 P.M.  with Rev. Barbara Lieurance officiating.  Memorial donations may be made to Stettler Health Services Foundation - Atrium or to a charity of your own choice c/o Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium, Box 1780, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0, 403-742-3422, who have been entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. To send or view condolences to the family, please visit www.stettlerfuneralhome.com

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Stan & Barb Gardner
   Posted Fri December 08, 2017
To all of Edith's family. Our Deepest Sympathy to all. Always enjoyed time spent with Edith. She had a way to make everyone laugh with her. I remember her singing at our knitting retreats. Great fun. Will miss her. Hugs to all.
Stan & Barb Gardner

Jim Tennant
   Posted Fri December 08, 2017
To all the family
My deepest sympathy for all of you in this time of sorrow.
I grew up as a neighbour, and your mom was a great person.
We always had a great chat whenever we met
Sorry we won't be able to make the service, but you are in our thoughts
Jim and Gayle Tennant

Verna Walton and family
   Posted Sat December 09, 2017
Thinking of all the family at this sad time. Loved her story telling and her infectious laugh and she loved to tell stories on herself.
Our thoughts are with you all.
Hugs With love The Walton Clan.









































Thinking of all the family at this sad time. Will always remember that little smile and the twinkle in her eyes. She loved to tell stories on herself. She will be missed.

Hugs from all the Walton family







Glenna Schuler
   Posted Mon December 11, 2017
Karen, Teressa, Julie & all other family. I am so very sorry to hear about Mom, Gram & all the other words that describe Edith. I was so very blessed and lucky to have been a small part of your Mom's & Gram's life, when I worked along side her at the old Auxillary Hospital. We all were 30 years younger and scrambling to keep up the pace with her! What a work ethic she had, hopefully we all learned a little bit more from her about being a proactive co-worker. She truly was an amazing woman to me and can only imangine what she taught you all. I remember her telling me about a dog next door that always growled and barked at her. She fed it a bit of hamburger or what ever was in the fridge everyday, and within a week had that dog lovin her a lot and couldn't wait for her to come out in the back yard. She was brilliant, we all have much to learn from a gal like your Mom & Gram. Lucky, lucky you that you got to learn all her secrets all through life. She was a truly amazing woman, lucky me that we crossed paths and I could also learn a bit from her.
I am so very sorry we cannot be with you all on the 14th, but you will all be in our thoughts & prayers.
Hugs to you all.
Love Glenna

Marian Stewart
   Posted Wed December 13, 2017
What a beautiful picture of your Mom. Sorry to hear of her passing My thought's and prayer's are with you all.

Cynthia Robbs-Diegel
   Posted Wed December 20, 2017
Karen and Carol and families,
So sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working many night shifts, years ago, with Edith. Learned a few knitting tricks and enjoyed her sense of humor. May your memories bring you comfort during this time of sorrow.

Sharron Smith
   Posted Sat January 06, 2018
Karen and Carol...so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. Karen, we had a lot of fun working with Edith..aka...Grandma!...in the old auxiliary hospital. Thinking of you both and your families...wasn’t able to make it to the funeral but yous were in my thoughts. Take care, Sharron Smith

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