John Schmidt

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To honour John’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. A private family graveside committal service has been held.

Obituary of John Schmidt

Peacefully, at his home in Kitchener comforted by the love of his family, John went to be with his Lord and Saviour, on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, in his 82nd year.

John is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 59 years, Louise (nee Traill). Dear father and father-in-law of Terry Schmidt and fiancée Bernadette Grad and Corey Schmidt and wife Columba. Proud grandfather of Jade, Jessica, Matthew, and Olivia and remembered by his great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Steve Schmidt and his wife Lois and uncle of Jeffrey Schmidt. John is also survived by his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Don Traill (Leslie), Bob Traill (Pat), Gary Traill (Christine), Kevin Traill (Jessie), Sandra LeGrow (Lorne), Shelley LeGrow, and Kim Root (Dave).

Predeceased by his parents Ruth (nee Greer) and Clarence “Clare” Schmidt, nephews Bruce and Brian Schmidt, and brother-in-law Gord LeGrow.

John was a gentle soul, a good friend to many, and enjoyed helping people. He was retired from Bell Canada after many years of service. John was a model train enthusiast, member of the Doubleheaders Train Club and founding member of The Burlington Route Historical Society. He volunteered with Guide Dogs and was a member of the Bell Pioneers.

To honour John’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. A private family graveside committal service was held at Williamsburg Cemetery in Kitchener.

Condolences for the family may be arranged by contacting the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo, www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.

John’s family would like to extend their thanks to all the wonderful caregivers and nurses who attended to him and treated him with dignity and respect over the last eight months.

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