SCHMIDT, Rosella Blondina

The Lord called home to Himself Rosella Blondina Schmidt on her birthday May 21, 2013 surrounded by her loving family in her room at Tabor Home, Abbotsford, BC. Rosella was born in Hepburn, Saskatchewan May 21, 1919 to Jacob and Elizabeth Doerksen. She married Walter A. Schmidt September 27, 1941 in Abbotsford. They remained residents of Abbotsford their whole married life. Rosella was well known in the community for her many artistic and creative talents and her zest for life.

She will be deeply and sadly missed by her children, Jeanne (Jake) Janzen, Francis (Gerry) Friesen, Patricia (Deryl) Priebe & Jan (Ken) Martens; 7 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; sister Viola (Harold) Ratzlaff, brother John Doerksen and many nieces, nephews and extended family. She was predeceased by her husband Walter A. Schmidt in November, 1996. Viewing will be held Wednesday, May 29, 2013 from 7-9 pm at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford. Memorial Service will be held Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 1:30 pm at Central Heights M.B. Church, 1661 McCallum Rd., Abbotsford. In honour of Rosella’s life donations may be made to Stillwood Camp, 44005 Watt Rd., Lindell, BC V2R 4X9 or The Mwanza Orphan Project in Tanzania. Donations can be sent to: Trinity Baptist Church Legacy Foundation, 1905 Springfield Rd, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 7V7. (Specify “Mwanza Project MW24” for tax deductions).

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