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SCHROEDER, Simone Annette

July 14, 1963 – Calgary, Alberta
December 12, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta

Simone Schroeder passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at the age of 54, in the arms of her loving husband, Jonathan Schroeder, and surrounded by family and friends.

She fought a two year battle with cancer with grace, tremendous strength and compassion. She will be remembered for the beautiful light she was in everyone’s lives and will be dearly missed by her husband Jonathan, and three children, Christian, Gabrielle, and Jonathan Junior (JJ). Simone was born in Calgary, where she grew up as the youngest child in a family of eight. She studied business in the U of A, where she met many lifelong friends. After beginning her career at Petro Canada, Simone chose to further her education, receiving her MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. During her career, Simone worked at Petro Canada, Amoco, BP and Husky in accounting, gas marketing, and risk management roles. She enjoyed spending time as a child at the family cabin in Jasper and later in life at the family cabin in Montana where she enjoyed sailing, skiing, golfing and hosting events. Simone will always be remembered for her selfless devotion to family, friends and numerous volunteer organizations.

Simone was predeceased by her father, Jean Louis Lebel, her mother Therese Lebel (nee Barry); and her brother Robert. In addition to her family, Simone is survived by her brothers, Pierre (Sheila) and Charles; her sisters, Margo Lebel and Louise Sheeran; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Relatives and close friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Monday, December 18, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Service will be held at St. Gerard’s Catholic Church (8944 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with lunch to follow at the Calgary Golf and Country Club (one block west of Elbow Drive on 50th Avenue S.W.) Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

Her family wishes to thank the medical professionals and caregivers at the Tom Baker Cancer Clinic and the Sarcee Hospice who helped care for Simone over the last two years.

In living memory of Simone Schroeder, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. It is with a deep sense of sadness I write this for a dear friend, collegeau and an outstanding person. Rarely do business and friendship mix, yet I was lucky to work with and to get to know Simone. What a spark of light and a true gift to all of us.
    Plus a very fine golfer!
    I am in Chicago and was on the same team with Simone for a number of years during a very turbulent and difficult time in our history. She was a trusted advisor, intelligent and thoughtful co-worker and one of our best and brightest!
    How difficult it is to have another dear soul gone from us and I still feel the heartache from the loss of my Brother a few months ago. As we believe, death is only a gateway to an eternity in our Lord’s glorious light and peace and I am assured by Faith Simone is now part of this as is her just reward for a Life of Love.
    I will remember her always in my Prayers and Holy Communion thanksgiving.
    Sean P Conley
    Chicago, BP Ethics and Compiance

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  2. Brian Moghadam, North Vancouver

    Jonathan, I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Simone. Gayle and I offer our heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

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  3. We send our thoughts and deepest sympathy to Jonathan, Christian, Gabrielle and JJ. Simone will be fondly remembered by us and especially Joel. A wonderful friend will be missed dearly.
    The Lacroix Family.

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  4. It has been over 45 years since l last saw Simone and remember running through the fine summer grasses with Simone and a bunch of kids between our cottage and hers in Jasper.
    Sending my condolences to all the family.
    Sarah Mousseau

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  5. To all of Simone’s family, my heartfelt condolences. I had the privilege to get to know Simone when I taught Gabrielle and JJ. Her deep love for her children shone through every conversation we had. I was always impressed by her approach to parenting (and confess to seeing her as a role model in this regard). This is such a tragic loss for you all Christian, Gabrielle and JJ, but I know your mom will be with you always.
    Kirsten Tschofen

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  6. It is with a heavy heart I write this note. I worked with Simone for a number of years and in a number of different capacities at BP and over that time we became friends. She was a beautiful person and I cannot think of anything that demonstrated more dramatically her commitment to her family and to excellence in life then the way she fought her cancer. She was so strong and so courageous. May she now truly Rest In Peace in the arms of the Father in heaven.
    Johnathon … Steve and I send you and the family our most heartfelt condolences . She will be missed and remembered by many as having gone far too soon.

    Cheryl Worthy and Stephen Beaudoin

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  7. I’m so sorry to learn of Simone’s passing. She will be missed on the lake. She put up a huge fight against a horrible disease and never gave up.

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  8. Diane and Reg Cameron

    Reg and I were so very sorry to hear of Simone’s passing. We are thinking of you all at this very sad time and wish we were in Calgary to offer our condolences in person. She will be missed.

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  9. Jonathan
    I am deeply saddened by Simone’s passing and all our thoughts are with you and your children she fought a good fight and will be missed
    Brian and Rita Gieni

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  10. Simone’s friendship and quick walking encounters on 6 th street with often the family black lab or the children racing off to school or Jonathan keenly loading the car for the cabin will be fondly remembered. Take care… Laurie Pow

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  11. Famille Collazos Quessy

    J’ai connu Simone au début des années 90 par l’entremise de Sylvie. Une amitié est née. Je me rappelle surtout de sa joie de vivre, de sa détermination et de ses éclats de rire.Elle allait partir en France étudier à Fontainebleau. Francophone et fière de l’être, elle allait réussir son MBA. Nous discutions de tout, tard avec nos fous rires. Puis le temps, le travail, chacune avec nos responsabilités,tout cela nous a éloigné l’une de l’autre sans pour autant couper nos liens d”amitié. Au hasard on se rencontrait, on se retrouvait l’espace d’un café. Je garde de Simone le souvenir d’une femme déterminée, de ses éclats de rire et de ses élans d’entraide.
    We are sharing in your sorrow with friendship and support. Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family.
    Our thoughts are with you Jonathan, Christian, Gabrielle and JJ during this difficult time. Please always remember that we are here for you during this time of need.
    In our hearts she will remain
    With love
    Juan Pablo, Carmen, Manuel Felipe & Stéphanie

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  12. Britta Krigstrom Sandblom

    I am deeply saddened by the loss that you and your family have encountered.
    My thoughts are with you and your family.
    My most sincere condolences.

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  13. Cissi & Pelle, Stockholm

    Dear Jonathan, Christian, Gabrielle and JJ.
    We are so sad to hear that Simone, a beautiful wife, mother and friend, lost her fight against the disease that strikes blindlessly across our globe.
    She was one of the most loving persons we have ever met and she will forever have a place in our hearts. We have our memories of many fantastic meetings, both over there and over here in Europe and no one can take that away!
    We hope that you all will be together for the coming holidays and that you will find strength in your precious memories of Simone and peace in knowing that she is in a better place where her suffering has ended. Always remember that you are her most precious treasure.
    Love, Cissi & Pelle

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  14. I was so sorry to hear of Simone’s passing. I had the pleasure of knowing Simone and her family for many years when her children attended elementary school. She was always kind, friendly and generously donated her time when she could to volunteer at the school. I so enjoyed our many chats and she always talked about her family and especially her children. My deepest and heartfelt sympathies to Jonathan, Christian, Gabrielle and JJ. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. May the care of family and friends bring you comfort, and may loving memories heal your heart.

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  15. So sorry for your loss. I worked with Simone at BP and was happy to call her my friend. May she rest in peace.

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  16. Dear Jonathan,
    Full of sadness and in fond memory of Simone, I’m writing this note to you. I worked briefly (we were in different departments) with Simone at BP many years ago. She made a lasting impression on me as an incredibly wonderful person, mom and colleague, a joy to work with. Simone excelled in focusing on the important elements of life (& work) with grace and intense integrity.

    Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. May your cherished memories bring you comfort and peace of heart, now and through the days ahead.
    My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

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  17. My prayers and deepest sympathy to Jonathan, Christian, Gabrielle and JJ.

    Simone was part of a group that connected over cold coffee and pre exam stress and post exam jubilation while at the U of A. Simone always had a spark to bring a group together and see the fun in almost everything. I have and will continue to think fondly of those years. While I know the world is better for her being here it is still such a sad loss.

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  18. Rasmus & Joel Krigström

    We were deeply saddened to learn about Simone’s passing and we want to offer our most sincere condolences. You and the family are in our thoughts during this time.

    Love from Stockholm
    Rasmus & Joel Krigström

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  19. Jonathan, Christian, Gabrielle and JJ

    We are sorry to hear of Simone’s passing. We had the pleasure of getting to know her through her kind and determined heart in the way she handled herself at work on the BP trade floor and her family life.

    She had such a great smile and openly cared about those around her.

    Her positive attitude and resolve over the past has been an inspiration to all of us.

    In loving memory of an outstanding individual.

    Ken & Shirley Gee

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  20. We were deeply saddened to hear of Simone’s passing. She was such a special person and her warmth was always present whenever I would see her. Sincere condolences to all of her family.
    Barry & Teena Bauhuis

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  21. Hi Jon! What a shocker for me when Tim Jerhoff informed me of Simone’s passing. I was not aware of things living up here in the hills and spending almost all of my time on the farm. I hope you and the kids (well they’re not kids anymore) are handling & coping with things okay. If you need anything, don’t hesitate to lean on me or Kandice, we have broad shoulders. Kandice, Austin, Bryant & myself certainly wish to express our condolences to you and the kids. Stay well Jonathan.

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  22. To Simone’s family & all of us who knew & love Simone.
    I know no words that can express the emptiness left within me with Simone passing. I do find much comfort in my memories of her. I am indeed very blessed to have many heart warming conversations & activities with her during our “brief” times together, I would loved to have had more time with her- I am grateful that she became part of my life, may our memories remain.
    Hugs to all/Jean O’neill

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  23. It’s been too much of a long time without communication. And I hate that something so sad has to be the reason to reach out now. I heard through mutual friends and I send all my thoughts, prayers and condolences. Simone always welcomed me, and everyone with open arms and treated me like part of the family. I will never forget that. Writing a condolence letter to you feels so strange. I am really sorry for your loss. Please know how much Simone is loved by everyone she’d even laid eyes on.

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  24. We were so heartbroken to hear of the passing of lovely Simone. We will miss her dearly. She was such a great part of our Montana lake family.

    Gary and Kathy Curtis and family

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