Beatrice Schmidt (Wilker) of Greenwood Court and formerly of North Easthope Township, passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at the age of 98, two months shy of her 99th birthday. She was the daughter of the late George and Clara (Krug)Wilker of West Zorra Township, Oxford County. She attended Maplewood Public School. In 1943 She married Edmund Schmidt (1920-2013) of North Easthope Township where they farmed until 1983 when they moved to Stratford. They had one daughter Jean and husband David Koch, and three sons Terry and wife Ursula, Wayne and wife Marina and Roger and friend Chris McCoy. Beatrice was the proud grand mother of Kristy Sawatzky (Matt), Julie Schmidt (John Van Gemeren), Step grandsons Eric and Mark Fry, Kirsten Dill (Mike), Josh Koch (Theresa), Mike Schmidt (Courtney), Melaine Debus (Ron), Emily Smith (Matt) and great grandmother of 21 great grandchildren. Besides her parents and her husband, Beatrice was predeceased by her brothers Elmer (Ellen), Carl (Edith), Ken (Eleanore), her sister Catherine Hohner (Carl), brothers-in-law Allan (Margaret) and Nelson (Mabel) Schmidt. The family would like to sincerely thank all the staff of Greenwood Court for the wonderful care and compassion given to their mother. The family will celebrate Beatrice’s life with a private graveside service, with burial beside her true love Edmund on Saturday, May 1, 2021. In lieu of flowers and as expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or Diabetes Canada through the W. G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford, ON. 519.271.7411.


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