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Mervyn Frederick Schmidt

August 1, 1945 - November 23, 2021

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Mervyn Frederick Schmidt

Merv Schmidt died on November 23 after a short, fierce fight with cancer.

Born August 1, 1945 in Regina SK to Frank and Evelyn (Fox) Schmidt, Merv was raised in Edmonton with his siblings, Douglas, Collins and Audrey.

Merv career was as a Power Engineer. He worked for Edmonton Power for 32 years as Control Room Operator and Shift Engineer.  He was a strong union man and served many years as president of Chemical Energy and Paperworkers Union Local #829.  He loved contract negotiations and had a reputation as a tough and fair-minded negotiator.  He was a long time Trustee of the Edmonton Civic Employees’ Charitable Assistance Fund.

Merv discovered the Kootenays when his truck broke down on Hwy 3 in 1981. This happy accident led him to return again and again for holidays until moving permanently to Nelson after retirement in 2001.  Merv loved Kootenay Lake and was happiest trolling for rainbows at dawn on a summer morning with eagles and ospreys for company.  Merv had many interests:  He was an avid golfer, a skilled woodworker building beautiful furniture, carving and turning wood and tying elaborate salmon fly patterns.

Merv is survived by his wife of 20 years, Ellen, his sister Audrey and brother Collins and many Schmidt and Fox cousins and his ‘fur girl’ Heidi.

Special thanks and appreciation to the Doctors and staff at the BC Cancer Centre Kelowna and to Dr Tuvel and Dr Kirsten and emergency room staff at Kootenay Lake Hospital for their care and attention.

At Merv’s request there will be no service.

For those wishing to make a memorial his favourite charities were the BCSPCA, Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation and the BC Cancer Foundation.

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From: Thompson Funeral Services Ltd.

Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Gary McCandlish
Relation: friend

Merv was a great friend. We caught many fish together and shared many stories of woodworking and our shared interest in labour unions. Condolences to Ellen and families and his little “fur girl” Heidi.

Service Schedule

  No Service by Request

At Merv’s request there will be no service.

Memorial Gifts

For those wishing to make a memorial his favourite charities were the BCSPCA, Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation and the BC Cancer Foundation.

Thank You Notice

Special thanks and appreciation to the Doctors and staff at the BC Cancer Centre Kelowna and to Dr Tuvel and Dr Kirsten for their care and attention.

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