July 24, 1929 – April 17, 2015
Ernie Schmidt passed away in Kamloops, B.C. on April 17, 2015 at 85 years of age. Born in Barriere, B.C. on July 24, 1929, Ernie is survived by his daughters Wendy Jarvis (Daryl) of Prince George, B.C., and Barbara Black (Doug) of Abbotsford, B.C.; sons Ernie Schmidt of Midway, B.C., and Eric Schmidt (Tammy) of Fernie, B.C., son-in-law Derek Scherer of Sparwood, B.C.; sisters Ruth Reist (Jim) of Mission, B.C., and Joanne Ottewell (David) of Delta, B.C.; brothers Allen Schmidt (Catherine) of Blind Bay, B.C., Melvin Schmidt (Thelma) of Barriere, B.C. and Ted Schmidt of Kamloops, B.C.; brother-in-law Alfred Easingwood of Edmonton, AB; 16 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Ernie was predeceased by infant granddaughters Anna Scherer and Theresa Schmidt; sister Agda Easingwood; son Robert Schmidt and daughter Christina “Kitty” Scherer.
Ernie worked on the family farm, and in the lumber industry. Ultimately, he retired from truck driving. Ernie enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing. He had an excellent work ethic which he instilled in all of his children.
A funeral service for Ernie Schmidt took place at the Church of St. Paul, in Barriere, B.C., on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. A graveside committal service followed immediately at Darfield Cemetery.
Donations in memory of Ernie Schmidt would be appreciated to the Alzheimer’s Society, the Heart & Stroke Foundation, or to a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral and Drake Cremation Services, Barriere, B.C., telephone 250-672-1999. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.NTFuneral.com