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SCHMID, Linda Ann (nee Kurta)

Posted By Obits On August 21, 2018 @ 3:42 PM In Fish Creek Chapel Obituaries,Obituary | 27 Comments

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 [1]) 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 [2]. 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.

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Condolence from Kevin Rutten on August 21st, 2018 6:21 PM

Willi, Lisa, and Erin:

Linda was a great lady and will be sadly missed. I am so sad for you all right now. We are sending our love!

Kevin Rutten and family

Condolence from Norm and Sharon Dickie on August 21st, 2018 6:40 PM

So sorry for your loss. Condolences to the whole family.

Condolence from Marlaine Perizzolo on August 21st, 2018 7:00 PM

Rest In Peace Linda. It was an honour to know you, to work beside you and to be your friend!

Condolence from Bonnie polski on August 21st, 2018 8:09 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone so very close to Linda.

Condolence from Trisha Kurta on August 21st, 2018 8:22 PM

I was saddened to hear of Linda’s passing. Thinking of all of you during this sad time.

Condolence from Tammy Power ( Kurta) on August 21st, 2018 10:08 PM

I am sorry for the loss of Linda. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Thinking of everyone at this time.

Condolence from Brenda on August 22nd, 2018 12:09 AM

We are truly sorry for your loss. Sending our love and thoughts during this time of sadness.
Love Brenda, Brian, Chad & Sidney Klassen

Condolence from Dave & Barb Fassnidge on August 22nd, 2018 7:03 AM

Please accept our sincerest condolences on your loss. She will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her!

Condolence from Sharon Kitt (Lengsfeld) on August 22nd, 2018 1:28 PM

Wishing the family strength and peace as you grieve the loss of Linda; your Wife, Mother and Grandmother. She was one awesome and special lady!

Condolence from Verna Hansen-Kujat on August 22nd, 2018 2:46 PM

Wishing the family peace in the memories you share of Linda, Mom and Grandma. I have many happy memories of Linda from work, she was a very special lady.

Condolence from Mike, Lisa, Tyson and Christina Bett on August 22nd, 2018 3:50 PM

Our sincerest thoughts and condolences are with your entire family at this difficult time.

Condolence from Ryan Ames on August 22nd, 2018 7:16 PM

My heart goes out to the entire family. I know firsthand what an incredible group of people you all are and I know how Linda was one of the stars of your crazy show! I’ll always smile when I remember her and how much fun she made things.

Condolence from Dorothy Ferguson on August 22nd, 2018 10:26 PM

Take comfort in your Memories at this time of sadness..sending hugs and love to all along with my condolences ….to you all…Dorothy

Condolence from Linda Prier on August 23rd, 2018 8:31 AM

We are deeply saddened by the news of your loss.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family.

Larry and Linda Prier and Family

Condolence from Rhonda Mielke on August 23rd, 2018 10:05 AM

My deepest sympathies. Linda was a very special lady. I have fond memories of working with her at CLS. She was a spunky lady who will not be forgotten.

Rhonda Mielke

Condolence from Wendy Tink on August 23rd, 2018 10:06 AM

Dear Willi, Lisa, Erin and Family. Linda was an amazing lady-so beautifully captured in your words above. I am saddened for you all. May our thoughts and prayers lift your spirits in tiny ways. Love Wendy, Jessica and Andrew

Condolence from Carol Schmid on August 23rd, 2018 10:46 PM

There are no words to express how deeply saddened we are for all of you. Linda truly did have spunk & amazed us with her fighting spirit as she battled her illness. She will be sorely missed by all who knew & loved her. With much love, Carol, Mike, Brett, Nicolette, Landon, David & Andrea

Condolence from Donna King on August 24th, 2018 5:36 PM

I was very sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences to you and your family.

Donna King (nee Cannell)
Barrie, Ontario,

Condolence from Tammy Power (Kurta) on August 24th, 2018 11:53 PM

Sorry for the loss of Linda. Our prayers and thoughts are with her family. Also with Uncle Johnny and Aunty Annie.

Condolence from Dave and Roger on August 25th, 2018 3:26 PM

Willi, we are so sorry to hear of Linda’s passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Condolence from Betty Dobson on August 25th, 2018 9:24 PM

Willi, Erin, Lisa and family,
Please accept my deepest condolences for your family’s great loss. Linda was loved, respected and admired by all of us that worked with her and especially those of us that were lucky to be her friend.
Someone as special as Linda will never be forgotten. May memories be a blessing to you and your family.
” A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again” Maya Angelou

Condolence from Sheila Roy-Hankinson on August 26th, 2018 3:29 PM

Dear Willi, Lisa, Erin and Family,
I was deeply saddened to learn of Linda’s passing. I had the privilege of working with Linda a number of years ago, and greatly respected her knowledge, organizational skills and sense of humour.
I hope that you will find peace in your special memories of happy years shared with Linda. As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life’s routines, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Condolence from Dolores Roddick on August 26th, 2018 8:27 PM

The CANNELL Sisters.. Darlene Nicholson, Coquitlam, BC., Diane Kjos, Provost, Alberta, Dolores Roddick (husband Patrick) of Calgary; We are So Sorry for Your Loss. I met Linda a couple of times, she was enjoyable. We are (First Cousins to her Mother Annie Kurta). Very sorry we can’t attend but wanted to send our regards.

Condolence from Bob Tink on August 27th, 2018 10:44 AM

Dear Willi,lisa, Erin and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Together with Linda’s guidance you have created a very loving and caring family that you will need at this time. I am sure she is watching over you all.

Condolence from Doug Whiteside on August 27th, 2018 8:59 PM

Dear Willi,

I am so sorry for your loss. You have my deepest condolences. Know that you and your family are in our prayers during this difficult time.

Condolence from Gaylene Heidt on August 29th, 2018 11:43 AM

Dear Willi and family,
Just heard this news today and am feeling shocked and saddened. I have lost track of you folks for many years and ironically had been thinking about you and Linda recently, and wondered how you were. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family including the Kurta’s at this most difficult time.

Condolence from Bill & Wanda Jesso on September 11th, 2018 1:54 PM

Our sincere condolences to Willi and family. Linda was a special person and we are privileged to have known her. Rest in peace my friend.

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