Henry Schmidt


Henry Schmidt died Nov. 22, 2010. He was born Jan. 1, 1923 in Kleefeld, Russia to Henry and Anna Schmidt. The family immigrated to Canada in 1924, settling in Leamington, Ont. At 21, he was baptized in Kitchener, Ont. Henry married Helen Dueck of Virgil, Ont., June 1, 1946. They made their home near Leamington and became members of Meadowbrook Fellowship. During WWII, Henry worked as a conscientious objector in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., and then on farms. In 1967, Henry and Helen became owners of Schmidt Foods. Later he worked with local farmers and drove for car dealerships. He retired at 82. Henry enjoyed baseball and singing in a quartet, and taking his family swimming and tobogganing. He served the church by ushering, singing in a men’s choir, and decorating with flowers. His life was characterized by hard work, pride in his family, religious traditions, flower gardening, and travelling. Predeceased by 2 siblings, Henry is mourned by Helen; children Henry, Carol, Dorothy, Ruth, Lori, Tom, James, Judy, Bob, Jeff and their 8 spouses; 26 grandchildren and their 9 spouses; 16 great-grandchildren; 2 siblings.

  • Birth: January 1, 1923
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  • Death: November 22, 2010

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