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Edgar Richard Schmidt

December 2, 1931 - February 29, 2024


Edgar Schmidt


In his own words, Edgar is now “in good company” as he departed this world on February 29, 2024, and reunited with his wife, Theresia, and many other beloved family and friends. He passed away in Oliver, BC, after a brief illness, surrounded by loved ones.

As the eldest sibling, he was intrinsically a caretaker. He was incredibly generous and loved to put a smile on people’s faces. His family regarded him as a trendsetter, being the first one to emigrate from Germany to Canada, with several family members following his lead.

He was the family barista, always brewing the perfect cup of coffee and taking great pride in thoroughly cleaning his coffee maker. This world has lost an amazing artist, tinkerer, putterer, campfire tender, logger, jack of all trades, joke teller, Oilers fan, music appreciator, survivor, stubborn, kind-hearted, and gentle soul.

He lived life on his own terms and was sharp to the very end. He had a wonderful sense of humour, especially in the darkest times, to keep his spirit going. He had a deep appreciation for nature and the forest was his office. He had a knack for connecting with people and loved a good party. Though he did not consider himself a traveler, he worked and lived all over BC and Canada and was able to make a special trip back to Germany with his beloved sisters to connect with extended family and visit his hometown.

Heartfelt gratitude extends to the dedicated nurses and doctors at Penticton Regional Hospital and South Okanagan General Hospital, whose compassionate care provided solace to Edgar in his final days. He made a point to remember everyone’s names; you made an impression on him. Special thank you to Dr. Devries, who earned Edgar’s utmost respect and trust through his unwavering care. 


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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium Ltd.

The Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Lucy Dias
Relation: Friend.

Edgar was a kind man, he will be missed by many. Condolences to the family and especially to Brigitte his care giver till the end.

From: Jan F
Relation: Former family member

A very good Man whom took great care for what was dearest to him. Many a good discussion was had with him … it was an honor to enjoy your connection, Ed.

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