July 28, 1954 – Calgary, Alberta
August 18, 2018 – Okotoks, Alberta
We are sad to share that Linda Ann Schmid (nee Kurta) passed away peacefully at the age of 64 while surrounded by loved ones at the Foothills Country Hospice. Linda fought a brave battle after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer on May 1, 2018.
Linda was born in Calgary, AB, but most recently lived in Okotoks, close to her daughters and grandchildren. Linda attended Forest Lawn High School. Following graduation, she attended SAIT, and had a long and varied career as a laboratory technologist. Linda was known for her strength, determination, spunkiness, and ability to keep everyone organized. She was forever taking care of others before herself. Linda was very active, and had fun waterskiing, wakeboarding, tubing, swimming, downhill skiing, golfing, spending time outside with the family dog, and visiting around a campfire. For the past several years, Linda enjoyed her retirement by travelling the world, spending family time at the cabin at Gull Lake, AB and family vacations, and participating in activities with her grandbabies. Linda created many family traditions, including gingerbread house making, Christmas morning breakfasts at her house, brunch at Heritage Park, and special birthday outings. She always made time for her family, including special celebrations, teaching others how to crochet and knit, doing crafts, working on crossword puzzles, playing games, gardening, baking, and cheering on her grandbabies in their many endeavors.
Linda is survived by her husband Willi; two daughters Lisa and Erin; sons-in-law Roland and Gary; five grandchildren Anna, Lauren, Kaleb, Addison, and Keira; parents Annie and John; five younger siblings, Dale, Rosanne, Joe, Richard, and Karee and their significant others; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB) on Monday, August 27, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow at the funeral home. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. At Linda’s request, in lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Foothills Country Hospice Society, P.O. Box 274, Okotoks, AB, T1S 1S1, Telephone: (403) 995-4673, www.countryhospice.org. We would like to express our sincerest gratitude to the staff at the Foothills Country Hospice for their outstanding care, compassion, and empathy that were shared with Linda and her family every day.Print This Obituary & Condolences