It is with great sadness that our family announce the passing of Vera Schmaltz on Thursday, April 3, 2008 at the age of 75 years.
Vera was born in Beiseker, AB and attended school there. She loved sports and was a great baseball player. Vera joined the Ursuline Sisters in 1951 and was a member for nineteen years. During these years, she taught kindergarten in Drumheller and later managed a home in Windsor, ON for persons with Downs Syndrome. In 1974, Vera became an Associate member of the Sisters of Charity of St. Louis, and has been connected with them until her passing. She worked with some of these Sisters as a member of the Calgary Diocesan Religious Education Team for five years. Vera then attended Mt. Royal College in Calgary and received a Certificate as a Recreational Therapist. She worked at the Drumheller Auxiliary and Nursing Home as Director of Recreation and Leisure Therapy for eighteen years. She retired in Drumheller and several years later moved to Calgary.
Vera is survived by her two brothers, Vern Schmaltz and family, and Marvin (Marj) Schmaltz and family; brother-in-law Dorville Meyer and family and Sister Louise McIvor, S.C.S.L who was like a sister to her. She was predeceased by her parents Valentine and Helen Schmaltz and by her sister Marlene (Gay) Meyer.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Monday, April 7, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be concelebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (640 – 19th Avenue N.W.) on Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at 3:00 p.m.
Many thanks to the Sisters of Charity of St. Louis and thanks to the staff at St. John’s Senior Care Home for the kind and gentle care they gave Vera during her illness. Special thanks to the Home Care Nurses Irene Pearce and Jo Brooks. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the St. John’s Senior Care Home, 409 – 10A Street N.W. Calgary, AB T2N 1W9. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Vera 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) 276-2296Print This Obituary & Condolences