May 19, 2023
It is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of David Schulz May 19. He was 91, had lived through 10 different decades.
He is survived by son Don (Maureen) and grandsons Duncan (Yvette) and Connor. Also, brother John Schulz and sister Mary (Bob) Menges.
He was predeceased by his wife Lynn, parents David and Susanna Schulz, brother Isaac Schulz, sisters Susan (George) Borden and Catherine (Lawrence) Tonn.
He was born in Swift Current, SK and lived his early days on a farm near Medstead, SK and went to school there. The family moved to Chilliwack in 1948. In 1952, along with some close friends, he joined the Air Force, completed is education and started his trade apprenticeship as an instrument mechanic. His initial idea was to become a pilot, but to his disappointment he found out that he didn’t have 20/20 vision so he didn’t qualify. Instead, he would fix planes rather than fly them. When stationed in Saskatoon, he met Lynn. They fell in love and got married in 1956. David left the Air Force, got a job at Sherritt Gordon (now is known as Sherritt International) near Edmonton and completed his apprenticeship. Don was born in 1957.
David had a longing to get back to BC, so in 1964 he landed a job with McMillan Blodel pulp mill in Port Alberni. Worked there until 1966 where he then got a job with the Kamloops Pulp Co. Worked there until 1970, then went up to Kitimat for Eurocan startup. This is where he first become a supervisor. Returned to Kamloops in 1972 with then Weyerhaeuser and moved into the house that he lived in until his passing. He worked with Weyerhaeuser up until his retirement in 1996. In his work life, his trade, arguably saw more change than any other. It went from almost exclusively pneumatic to electronic then to digital process control. David was blessed with an incredible mechanical aptitude and could fix just about anything.
David was a kind man and a true gentleman. He always put others before himself and truly loved his family. He loved the outdoors and loved to fly fish and golf. He tied his own flies and he golfed up until he was in his mid-80’s. He passed on those skills to his son Don. David and Lynn were also heavily involved in minor hockey where David coached and managed teams that Don was involved with. Quite a feat considering David never played the sport himself. Lynn was the treasurer with both Kitimat and Kamloops associations.
David had a special love for his two grandsons Duncan and Connor. There were a number of 3 gen fishing and golfing occasions.
Forever in our Hearts
Those we love don’t go away
They walk beside us everyday
Unseen, Unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.
A huge thank you to those that helped David and the excellent staff at Royal Inland Hospital.
There will be a private family spreading of his ashes.
In lieu of flower, donations can be made to Royal Inland Hospital Foundation.
Arrangements entrusted to
Cypress Funeral & Cremation Services 250-554-2324
Condolences may be expressed to the family by phone or email through Cypress Funeral & Cremation Services:
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