Margarethe Johanna Schweizer (nee Schmid)

Margarethe Johanna Schweizer (nee Schmid)

Margarethe Johanna Schweizer (nee Schmid)

January 11, 1922 ~ September 4, 2015

Margarethe Johanna (Schmid) Schweizer was born in Dresden, Germany, on January 11, 1922 and passed away on September 4, 2015 in Kamloops, British Columbia.

She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Eric; three children: Eric (Tish), Irène (Tom), and Rene (Betty); six grandchildren: Pierre (Chelsea), Ryan, Nadine, Dayna (Dwayne), Eric, and Natalie; and seven great-grandchildren: Cierra, Hailey, Sarah, Gracie, Sterling, Alexandra, and Genevieve.

Margarethe moved to Switzerland in 1925 where she grew up and later met the love of her life. She liked to affectionately recall seeing the handsome, uniformed soldier for the first time, deciding instantly that she would marry him. They wed on September 29, 1945. The family relocated to Canada in 1955, back to Switzerland the same year, and then again to Canada in 1960, settling in Kamloops, B.C., where she worked at the Stockman’s Motor Hotel for several years as a dishwasher and later line cook. In 1971, Margarethe and her husband moved to Creston, B.C., where she worked in the family jewelry store, Creston Jewelers, tended an extensive garden and an orchard, and traveled around the world.

Margarethe will be fondly remembered for her devotion to her husband and children and for her love of cooking. In 2014, she relocated to Kamloops, B.C., to The Hamlets at Westsyde, a nursing home. We acknowledge the staff there, who provided excellent care and compassion in Margarethe’s last year.

Arrangements will be provided by Schoening Funeral Service in Kamloops, B.C.

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