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SCHMALTZ – Gilbert Frederick (Gil)

November 25, 1938 – January 24, 2011

Gil passed away suddenly on Monday, January 24, 2011 at the age of 72 years.

He is survived by his loving wife of forty-nine years, Edna; and their children, Dean, Rhonda (Shane) Free, and Scott (Noelle); and seven grandchildren, Kassandra, Meaghan, Charnelle, Garrick, Daylene, Sydney, and Kevin.

Gil was born in Beiseker, Alberta and moved to Calgary where he began his life with Edna. Gil’s passion was curling and it brought him great joy over the years.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Corpus Christi Catholic Church (Corner of 4th Street and Northmount Drive N.W.) on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Tributes will be given at 10:15 a.m. prior to Mass. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Gil’s honour may be made directly to the Alberta Lung Association, P.O. Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton, AB T6E 6K2 Telephone: 1 (888) 566 – 5864. www.ab.lung.ca.

In living memory of Gil Schmaltz, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Rodney, Karen & Michael Stin :

    Auntie Edna, Dean, Rhonda, Scott and families.

    Our prayers are with you.

    Rodney, Karen and Michael Stinn

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  2. Edna & Family:

    May time’s passing somehow help to ease your loss and sorrow.

    Sincerely
    Joan Lahey

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  3. Don and Doreen Leibel, Doreen and Leo Boser, Isabel and Peter Kratchmere :

    We wish to express our sincere sympathy to Edna and her family for the passing of our friend and cousin Gilbert. May God bless you all.

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  4. Dale, Roberta Stinn :

    Auntie Edna, Dean, Rhonda, Scott
    We have only fond memories of Uncle Gil. He will be missed. Our condolences.

    Dale & Roberta

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  5. Edna and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Gil was a joy to work with. He will be missed by so many of us within the AC family.
    Sincerely,
    Kim McGregor

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  6. Phyllis Raymond :

    Dear Edna and Family:
    Ken and I are so very sorry to hear about Gil. He made many friends through his curling career and will be greatly missed by the curling fraternity. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family,

    Phyl Raymond

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  7. Al and Anne Schmidt :

    Dear Edna and Family, We are in Arizona, sending you and the family our condolences. We are shocked on Gils pasing away. We will miss him, also at the curling rink, and the Christmas parties. In sympathy Al and Anne

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  8. Chris and Lyle Murray :

    Edna we are so sorry for the loss of Gil.
    We both enjoyed our time working with Gil at Air Canada and seeing him at so many of the Curling events.
    Our thoughts are with you and hoping your sorrow will subside soon and be replaced with warm memories.

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  9. To Gil’s Family,

    I worked with Gil for many years at the Calgary Airport. I remember him as a kind and gentle being who always had a smile. I am so sorry for your loss. May you find peace, through your friends and family, through this very sorrowful time.

    Sincerely,
    Kathy Vaughan

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  10. Brenda M Towler :

    Edna and family,

    I’m so sorry and shocked to hear of your loss. Gil will be sadly missed.

    I hope you are doing OK? I can’t imagine how hard this must be.

    I’ll see you in the coming weeks at church.

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  11. David McNeilly :

    I knew Gil from ACRA curling back in the 70’s and 80’s. Great to be around and a friend to all in the Air Canada Curling community. He will be sadly missed.
    Rock on Gil.

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  12. My skip and my friend.
    Condolences to Edna and family from both Sylvia and I.
    Ian McDonald

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  13. Jake & Lois Friesen :

    Dear Edna & family. Our prayers are with you at this time. God Bless!

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  14. Glenda Brian and Brendon Wiens :

    Dear Edna, Dean, Rhonda and Scott and families
    Words can’t express our sorrow in the loss of Gil. He will always be remembered as a wonderful friend. Our deepest Sympathy

    Glenda Brian and Brendon Wiens

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  15. Dear Edna and Family
    I am sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Gil for many years and enjoyed every one of them. He will be missed by all his friends at Air Canada.
    Sincerely
    Mike Ambler

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  16. Kendra & Alexandre Desmarais :

    To the Schmaltz family –
    I met Gil a number of years ago while working on the provincial curling event committees at the North Hill. I saw him most Wed evenings as his senior mens league played opposite my ladies league. He always greeted me with a warm smile, a kind word and occasionally a comment about my curling game. I never had a grandfather but if I did I would want for him to be a lot like Gil. The world was a better place with him in it.

    Our deepest sympathies go out to Gil’s family at this difficult time. May God give you peace and strength in the days ahead and may you always find comfort in your memories.

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  17. Catherine Williams phn :

    Dear Edna and Family; I was so sorry to read about your loss. I send you my condolences dear friend. Blessings! Catherine Williams

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  18. I was shocked and so sad to hear of Gils passing. He was a great man, and always friendly & a big smile. Now he has gone to join my angel Nick, and they can swap stories of their good times working at Air Canada. May memories of the laughter and love you shared bring you peace now & always.
    With sincere sympathy,
    Elaine Schulz

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  19. Keith and Cindy Dyck :

    Dear Edna and family:

    We were shocked to hear about Gil. Our heart felt sympathy goes out to you and your family. It seems like only yesterday that Gil was SKIPPING our team in the Air Canada League, Systems Bonspiels, Transportation bonspiel or the many other events we were entered in. These memories I will cherrish forever. I am pleased to say he was a great work colleague, Boss, Skip and Friend.

    He will be deeply missed.
    Keith & Cindy Dyck

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  20. NAT AND HARRIETTE ALEXANDER :

    EDNA,

    WE ARE SO SHOCKED TO READ OF GIL’S PASSING. OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AT THIS SAD TIME. YOU ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.

    Nat and Harriette Alexander

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  21. Received an email from Gary Dawson about Gil’s passing. I worked with Gil at Air Canada and also curled with him in the Monday afternoon AC curling league – He was a good guy and I have a lot of great memories of him. He will be missed – My thoughts and prayers are with you, Edna, and your family at this time.
    Best regards,
    Dewey Lodewyk Richmond BC

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  22. John, Margaret Schreindorfer :

    Margaret and I were so sorry to hear about Gill, he was a nice person to work with. Our deepest sympathy to the family & friends GOD BLESS.
    JOHN Schreindorfer

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  23. MILTON/WILMA HUXLEY :

    Edna and family,

    Gilbert was a school buddy and cousin.
    So sorry for your loss.
    Milton and Wilma

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  24. Mike and Sharol Tomshak :

    Our deepest sympathy to Edna and family. Gil helped reintroduce Mike into the sport of curling that he left many years ago.
    God bless
    Mike and Sharol Tomshak Duncan BC

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  25. Dallas & Gail Paget :

    Dear Edna & Family

    You are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time in your lives. Gil was a wonderful person. He did the curling world as well as Beiseker proud. Trust that in time the tears will turn to sweet memories.

    Dallas & Gail Paget

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  26. I was very saddened to learn of the passing of Gil Schmaltz. I have known Gil for many years in the curling world. He was a great competitor and I will forever remember him. He curled in the senior league, that I was responsible for, at the Calgary Winter Club. My deepest symapthies go out to the family and all those that loved and respected Gil. The weather was too bad to venture out to the funeral today.

    Clarence Glessing

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  27. To Edna and your family,

    Sorry I was not able to make it to the service. We all bowled together and curled on Friday nights at the North Hill Club. Gil and Denny (Healey) worked together at Air Canada Cargo. It has been 25 years since Denny passed away. Time and having your wonderful family around you do help to make it a little easier.

    My deepest sympthy to you.

    Rose Merkley

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