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750 6th Avenue West
Melville, SK S0A 2P0
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Marlene Schmidt

Marlene Katherine Schmidt (Stich)

Tuesday, September 9, 1941 - Tuesday, March 12, 2019
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Marlene Katherine Schmidt (Stich) was born on Tuesday, September 9, 1941, in Melville, SK. She was the youngest of 13 children. She passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, among family and friends.

Marlene married the love of her life, George Schmidt of Melville, in 1960. They had four children, Lorna, Greg, Nancy and Brian.

Marlene was predeceased by her husband, George; parents Michael and Elizabeth (Haberstock); daughter Nancy; brothers Edward, George, Ernest, Gordon and Harold; sisters Mary, Hilda and Irene; in-laws Helmuth Hack, Hank Dykstra, Grace Stich and Alan Erhardt; and good friend and companion, Elroy Assman. She leaves to cherish her life and mourn her passing: daughter Lorna (Pat Shanks) and children Brendan, Raymond and Danielle of Edmonton; son Greg (Lynne) and children Joshua, Connor and Ben of Winnipeg; son Brian (Pam) of Calgary; sisters Doreen Erhardt and Viola Hack; brothers Allan (Pat) Stich and Edwin (Evelyn) Stich; in-laws Allan Churchman, Joyce Stich, Leona Stich and Doreen Stich; and numerous close and loving family and friends.

The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at St. Peter’s Hospital, who looked after her with such great care. We would also like to thank Carol Baber, Arlene Hack and Doreen Stich for their care and compassion over the last few months. Marlene has ridden into the sunset to be with her soul mate, prince and cowboy husband, George. The one passion they had was riding together, and now they can do that forever.

To celebrate a life well lived and to recognize a community that was so important and supportive, there will be a celebration of Marlene’s life on Monday, May 6, 2019, at 2:00 p.m., at the German Heritage Club Hall, Melville. Her cremated remains will be interred at a later date at a private family service. Arrangements are entrusted to Matthews Funeral Home, Melville.

Do not weep for me for I have not gone.
I am the wind that shakes the mighty Oak.
I am the gentle rain that falls upon your face.
I am the spring flower that pushes through the dark earth.
I am the chuckling laughter of the mountain stream.
Do not weep for me for I have not gone.
I am the memory that dwells in the heart of those that knew me.
I am the shadow that dances on the edge of your vision.
I am the wild goose that flies south at Autumn’s call and I shall return at Summer rising.
I am the stag on the wild hills way.
I am just around the corner.
Therefore, the wise weep not.
But rejoice at the transformation of my Being.
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    Monday, May 6, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Monday, May 6, 2019 2:00pm
    German Heritage Club Hall
    5th Ave. & Saskatchewan St.
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    This is a public celebration of Marlene's life.


Donations are being accepted for: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.


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Lorna Shanks

Posted at 12:33pm
We’d like to say thank you to all those who attended our Mom's (Marlene) Celebration of Life on May 6, and to all who were a part of her life, no matter how briefly.

We received so many wonderful cards and so many heart-felt messages of condolences and sympathy, and we appreciate them all immensely.

It’s comforting to know that Mom had so many people in her life that were there for her in the good times as well as in the challenging times.

Thank you all for your support, it means so much to us all!

Lorna and Pat Shanks, Greg and Lynne Schmidt and Brian and Pam Schmidt


Posted at 02:19pm

Shelley Ennis

Posted at 04:57pm
Our sincere condolences for your loss. Marlene was a very special person in my life and my families life. My cherished memories of Marlene center around the many hours we spent together riding horses down dusty, wet, hot, cold, windy trails. Too numerous to count. We would always chuckle if George would try to predict if those far off rain clouds were going to dampen our spirits or soak our blankets - he wasn't gifted as a weather man but even the weather men don't get it right. One particular day long trail ride brought weather no one anticipated with gale force winds and blinding driving rain - we all managed to arrive back safely to the Serfas ranch; however, we all look like we had been on a 30 day cattle drive with unrecognizable faces caked with mud. That same day the roof blew off Marlene's work place!! We also enjoyed many a card game with Marlene and George - we just loved hanging out with them. We even took our horses for a weekend to the family cabin, broke a few trails and played horseshoes on the beach till the wee hours of the morning.

Lorna Shanks Posted at 02:32pm

Shelley, Thank you for your condolences. Although we weren't there for a lot of those memories, we sure did share in similar ones with Dad, Mom and you and your family. Those times are the memories we will carry with us in remembering them both. Thank you! Lorna, Greg and Brian

Ken & Bonnie Miller

Posted at 02:10pm
Dear Lorna , Greg & Brian, and family : We are so saddened to hear about your dear mom’s passing......we have so many fond memories of our good neighbours, the trail rides, and friendship with all of you in years past. Wishing you comfort and peace as you remember , and reflect, and celebrate her life. She will be missed by all who knew her......our sincere sympathy to you and your families. Ken & Bonnie Miller

Verna Famulak Posted at 07:39pm

To Marlene’s family:Your mom was a truly kind and gentle soul with a great sense of humour. I worked with her up in Melville at the law firm in the 80s and we had many a laugh. She always spoke with so much love and admiration for her children and the love of her life her hubby. She may be gone but will never be forgotten. Hugs to all of you

Lorna Shanks Posted at 02:39pm

Ken and Bonnie, Thank you so much for your condolences. We too have very fond memories of our family's time spent with you. It's those memories that allow us to celebrate her life and to look back with joy on all the good times. Thank you so much! Lorna, Greg and Brian

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