Darfield’s Bruno Schilling recently celebrated his 80th birthday on the land that he grew up on and farmed all of his life. Bruno was born on June 8, 1932, in Royal Inland Hospital, and has since lived on the Schilling Farm in Darfield, that was purchased by his parents in 1931. Bruno, and his brother Ulrich, started to work on the farm at an early age, in part because they had lost their Dad in 1935, which left their Mom to take care of the farm by herself. However, the brothers remained on the home property. Bruno married his wife Karen in 1970, and they had three children, Robin, Brian and Elizabeth.
Bruno’s birthday party was held on a bright sunny day in the yard at the farm. Many friends and family members attended, and everyone had a good chatting with folks they had not seen for ages. All generations were present, small children, young parents, middle-aged guests, and seniors who enjoyed chatting about “remember whens”.
Bruno appeared pleased, full of smiles, and visited with as many guests as he had time for before the party came to a close.
Everyone wished Bruno all the best, with many happy returns, and good wishes all around.