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Posted By Obits On September 10, 2018 @ 9:50 AM In Fish Creek Chapel Obituaries,Obituary | 29 Comments

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 [1]) 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 [2]

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.

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Condolence from Agnes & Richard Banting on September 10th, 2018 10:33 AM

Marcia and family. Wishing you peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. We pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief. Armin will sadly be missed by everyone who was fortunate enough to have known him. Our deepest sympathy.

Condolence from Elizabeth Webster on September 10th, 2018 11:29 AM

We knew Armin (and of course Marcia) so briefly here at Lake Bonavista Village, but they made a big impression! They were so fun to talk to and it was immediate from the get-go that they loved each other dearly and both had a great zest for life. Armin was always so positive every time he popped by and it was always a pleasure spending time with him. We’re thinking about you all!

Condolence from Al Epp on September 10th, 2018 1:13 PM

Marcia and family

My condolences to your entire family and friends. He will be missed by those that knew him.

Condolence from Kathy Epp on September 10th, 2018 2:58 PM

Family and friends have lost a great man, but in knowing him, have gained life long memories to be cherished. Armin will live on in all our hearts until the end of time. I will be forever grateful to have had him in my life as well as Aleah’s Opi (grandfather), he was exceptional! With my Deepest Sympathy, I wish all family & friends comfort & peace on your ‘one-day-at-a-time’ healing journey.

Condolence from Lobna Romdhane on September 10th, 2018 4:59 PM

I am deeply saddened by the loss that you and your family have encountered. My condolences.

Condolence from jl maltais on September 10th, 2018 5:33 PM

to Marcia,Gary,Ron&family
my deepest and sincerest sympathy.Armin was the first emplyee i met at mtl east refineryand i worked with him for 20 consecutive years.As stated in the obituary,Armin was well aquainted with many subjects ,thecnical,political etc due to his thirst for knowledge.He was enormously responsible for my thecnical competence.
I will miss our telephone chats about old times and our exchanges via e-mails.
Once again my deepest condolances Lou Maltais

Condolence from Gord & Mariella Ferchoff on September 10th, 2018 6:54 PM

Gord and myself Mariella are very truly sorry of your loss. Armin and Marcia Has been for us a special friends that we had the privilege to meet…
He now is enjoying heaven. We love you all.

Condolence from Sybiline Indarsingh on September 10th, 2018 8:53 PM

My Deepest condolence to Marcia and the family

Condolence from Fady Credi on September 11th, 2018 7:57 AM

Hi Gary, my deepest condolences to you and the family. May his Soul rest in peace.

Condolence from Frank and Cheryl Chiminello on September 11th, 2018 9:13 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Keep your memories of him close to your heart and he will be with you always.

Condolence from Mariette Galardo on September 11th, 2018 9:18 AM

My deepest and sincere sympathy to you Marcia and your family.

Love Mariette

Condolence from Kimberly Epp on September 11th, 2018 9:28 AM

Marcia, Ron, Aleah and family. It is with heavy hearts we hear of the loss of your husband, Dad, Opi. Armin was a gentleman – through and through. Our condolences,
Kimberly, Zaccary, and Zoey Epp

Condolence from Hartmut Seitz-Bay on September 11th, 2018 10:59 AM

Dear Marcia, Gary and Ronny
it was very sad to hear that uncle Armin passed away. Susan and I are with you with our thoughts. Even though, we haven‘t seen räch other too often, it was aleays a pleasure. I also have a lot of good memories when I visited you years ago. There will be always a place in our hearts for him. And as he told Cora, we all will go to that „Besenwirtschaft“ close to Heilbronn where he often went to. And having a Sauerkraut and a glass of wine we will think of him. God bless you all Hartmut and Susan

Condolence from Raj Aujla on September 11th, 2018 12:02 PM

Dear Ron & Sonia,

We are deeply saddened by your loss and offer our thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Raj & Rani Aujla

Condolence from Irene Seitz on September 11th, 2018 2:15 PM

In liebevoller Erinnerung an meinen einzigen Cousin. Ein letzter Gruß aus weiter Ferne.
In Liebe, Irene mit Familie.

Condolence from Philippe Cantin on September 11th, 2018 2:31 PM

A toute la famille de Gary , nous vous transmettons nos plus sincères condoléances, nous vous souhaitons bon courage a tous ! Philippe – Medi-Select team .

Condolence from George & Pat Inglis on September 11th, 2018 2:38 PM

We send our condolences to Marcia & the family. Armin was a good friend & valued colleague. We will not be able to attend gathering as we are in Europe

Condolence from Ouriel & Rina Levy on September 11th, 2018 5:51 PM

In this difficult moment, please accept our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. May the great memories give you strength and courage for the days ahead. Rina & Ouriel

Condolence from Perna Stallone on September 12th, 2018 9:23 AM

To Marcia Gary and Ron, My deepest and sincere condolences for the loss of your husband, father. I am truly blessed to have known him and to have him be part of my sons lives. He was always full of positive energy and never ending knowledge. Will truly be missed.
Strength and courage to you all.
Perna Stallone

Condolence from Kirk and Sandy Langford on September 12th, 2018 1:29 PM

Dear Marcia, Ron, Sonia and Gary,
We are so very sorry to hear of Armin’s passing. Even though his health had not been good over the past few years, we enjoyed our our social times together, such as theatre dates, dinners out, and family gatherings at Ron and Sonia’s house and at the Del Castilhos. Ron was always friendly and made us feel so welcomed at every event, asking us questions about our recent travels and Kirk’s golf games! He will hold a happy place in our hearts and be sorely missed. Love and prayers to everyone. Kirk and Sandy Langford

Condolence from Gil Carlson on September 12th, 2018 1:36 PM

Sharon & Gil Carlson
We offer our condolence to Marcia and family. I met Armin playing golf 8 years ago and he immediately became a friend. Neither one of us golfed well but we enjoyed each others company.
You have been missed as a golf partner during the past 2 years but we will not forget the good times and laughs we had.
I hope there is a garden in Heaven so you can get fresh carrots and tomatoes.
Your friend

Condolence from Margaret Chandik on September 12th, 2018 3:27 PM

Gary, my deepest condolences. May fond memories of your father bring you and your family comfort during this difficult time.

Condolence from AMD Medicom on September 13th, 2018 8:18 AM

AMD Medicom
Sad to hear of your loss. We extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family
and our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Ann Tyrell/Rob Brown on September 13th, 2018 9:08 AM

Peace to the family and condolences.

Condolence from Mercedes & Akram Seliman on September 13th, 2018 9:21 AM

Dear Marcia, Gary, Ron, Sonia, Justin, Lucas and Aleah
We are so very sorry for your loss, our deepest condolences to all of you, may the great memories give you strength and courage during this difficult time. Love and prayers to everyone.

Condolence from Mary Guzman Umeres on September 13th, 2018 4:07 PM

Dear Sonia, Ron, Leah, Marcia, Gerry,Justin and Lucas; We were so sorry to hear about your Father ‘s passing. We hope that the love of family and friends will comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead.

Condolence from Pat & George Inglis on September 14th, 2018 2:25 AM

Pat & I send our condolences to Marcia & family. Armin was a good friend and valued colleague. We regret we were unable to attend gathering as we are presently in Europe

Condolence from Jackie Kilgour on September 15th, 2018 9:34 AM

Marcia. I am so sorry to hear of Armin’s passing. It was a pleasure getting to know him (and of course you) while we worked together. I have a number of fond memories from that time that make me smile.
My thoughts are with you and your family.
Take care,

Condolence from Alixe & Eric Steiner on October 18th, 2018 10:56 PM

Dearest Marcia
Both Eric and I share in your loss and offer you and your family our deepest Condolences on Armin’s passing. We never stopped commenting on your strength, courage and absolute dedication to Armin during his entire process. You were the most amazing wife and constant support system to Armin. Eric will certainly miss Armin and their friendship.
With our sincere and heartfelt Condolences.
Alixe & Eric

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