September 22, 1936– Frankfurt, Germany
September 8, 2018 – Okotoks, Alberta
Armin Schmid of Calgary, passed away peacefully at the Foothills Country Hospice on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at the age of 81 years. He was surrounded by his family and friends who witnessed his last breath, which had become so important to us based on his battle with lung disease.
Born in Frankfurt, Germany on September 22, 1936, Armin made his way to Canada in 1956, at the age of 20 and married Marcia in 1957.
Known for his wit and charm, Armin prided himself on learning English, with a command that resulted in having no German accent. A ferocious reader, he appeared to know everything. At minimum, his insight into almost everything made him a wonderful conversationalist that could entertain any age group.
A truly wonderful husband, excellent father and doting grandfather to his three grandchildren, Armin made it a point to be aware and involved in whatever was going on in his family’s lives. Forever ready to provide you his insight and advice, whether you needed it or not, it inevitably added value to whatever pending decision was outstanding. Something that will now be sorely missed, because, well, who do you go to for counsel?
Besides his loving wife of sixty years, Marcia, he is survived by his two sons, Gary and Ron and his wife Sonia; and grandchildren, Justin, Lucas and Aleah.
A Gathering will be held in his honour at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB) on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. Reception to follow the funeral home. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If family and friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made in Armin’s memory directly to Foothills Country Hospice Society www.countryhospice.org
In living memory of Armin Schmid, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences