Robert Schumacher

Robert William Schumacher

1952 - 2024

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Obituary of Robert William Schumacher

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Robert William Schumacher on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024, at the age of 71. Beloved husband of Christel Schumacher (nee Schoenemann) of 48 years.


Rob was an amazing dad to Melissa (Corey) and Mike (Kim) and will forever be remembered as the best grandpa to Emmajayne, Kaiden, Will, and Mae. Cherished brother to Debbie and Alan (Sue), and uncle to Joe and Jim Schumacher.


Rob also will be forever remembered by his brothers and sisters in law, Monika (Ken) Kienapple, Willy (Marilyn) Schoenemann, Ruth Harris, Werner (Brenda) Schoenemann, Dave (Joy) Schoenemann as well as remembered as a great uncle to their children.


Predeceased by his parents Bill and Eva Schumacher and mother-in-law Else Schoenemann.


Rob worked as an optometrist for 38 years until he retired in 2014. He was a kind, caring, and gentle man who loved his family deeply.


He had a great passion for motorcycles, fishing, spending time at the trailer and lake - often seen with a Diet Coke in his hand - but most of all, his family was his greatest joy.


Rob will forever be missed by his family and friends, many who have known him for almost his whole life. He has many aunts, uncles, and cousins who will be saddened by his passing.


The family wishes to say a big special THANK YOU to everyone that has supported our family during this very difficult time. We greatly appreciate everyone. Words are not enough but are heartfelt and treasured.


Visitation will be held at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Friday, January 19, 2024, from 6 – 9 p.m. The memorial service will be held at Sojourn Church, 112 Scott Ave., Paris on Saturday, January 20, 2024, at 11:30 a.m. A light lunch will immediately follow in the church hall. Cremation will have taken place.


In lieu of flowers, condolences for the family and donations to Sojourn Church may be arranged through the funeral home at 519-745-8445 or



6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday, January 19, 2024
Erb & Good Family Funeral Home
171 King Street South
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Memorial Service

11:30 am
Saturday, January 20, 2024
Sojourn Church
112 Scott Ave.
Paris, Ontario, Canada


Following the service at Sojourn Church.