Edith Schwarz

November 22, 1941 - September 5, 2023

In Loving Memory

Edith Schwarz

It is with great sadness that we share the sudden and unexpected passing of Edith Schwarz. She was called Home to be with her Lord on September 5, 2023 at the age of 81 years.

Edith was born on November 22, 1941 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, one of three children born to Hildagard and Adolf Robert.  Edie will be lovingly remembered by her beloved husband, Dieter Schwarz; daughter, Kim Schwarz; her sisters, Frieda Kraft and Arlene Kuehn.

Edie met the love of her life, Dieter in Calgary, AB. Edie took Dieter to meet her parents, and her father (Adolf) told her that he was a keeper and she should marry the starched white shirt German from Hamburg, Germany and they were married 6 months later.  They were married in Winnipeg, MB in a double wedding with her sister Frieda on April 1, 1967.  During their 56 years of marriage Dieter and Edie spent over 35 years in Calgary, AB and then retired in Canoe, BC and subsequently moved to Vernon, BC. 

Edie’s great joy in life was her 35 year career as a teacher.  She started teaching at the Hutterites in Winnipeg and continued her teaching career in Calgary.  Her hobbies included her love of flowers (especially roses); crocheting; card making; reading and, of course, the love of the sun with their annual trip to Hawaii.

In respecting Edie’s wishes, she was cremated.  A Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving for Edie’s life will be held on Saturday September 23, 2023 at 11:00 am.  This will take place at the Vernon Church of God (4312-25th Street) with Pastor Gary Glanz officiating.  

Arrangements entrusted to

Cypress Funeral & Cremation Services 250-558-0866

Condolences may be expressed to the family by phone or email through Cypress Funeral & Cremation Services:

T: 250-558-0866

4417 29th St,
Vernon, BC V1T 5B7

E: [email protected]

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Comments: 6

  1. Frieda Kraft says:

    Sis you will be dearly missed love you lots

  2. Susen Lippert says:

    Dear Dieter & Kim,

    I am so sorry to hear about Edie’s passing. I know no words can make her loss less painful, I hope all your wonderful memories or her will help a little at this time.
    I know she was a very caring fun loving person and had a laugh and giggle that was so contagious, I sit and think of all the fun we have had over the years, the laughs we had, all the parties we had, our golf weekends. What a good time! I will remember her with Love and Laughter!
    Love to you both,

    Susen Lippert

  3. Chris & Mary Sue McGowan says:

    You have our deepest sympathy. We remember many joyful weekends playing golf and exchanging stories. Edie will be dearly missed.

  4. KAREN BETJAN says:

    Dear Kim, Dieter, Arlene, and family’s
    Praying for you in this time of loss with the sudden passing of Edi. Our deepest condolences to you all and may the many lovely memories make the loss easier to bear as God carries you through the valley.
    Karen and Harry Betjan

  5. Christine (Roesler) Cockings says:

    Dear Kim and Mr. Schwarz,
    I am so sad to hear this news! She was such a fountain of happy and bubbled over with humor and joy. I always enjoyed seeing her – her smile was amazing. May the memories of her stay close to your heart and may the knowledge that she is home with Jesus and you will see her again help to ease the pain of having to say goodbye here.

  6. Ursula and Peter Kehler says:

    Dear Dieter, Kim, Arlene & families,
    Our hearts filled with sorrow having heard of Edie’s passing. We share your sadness and lift you all up to the father s heart of our God in prayer. We ask that He would surround you with His love and care during this difficult time. May you find comfort and guidance – He is the only one who can fill the void! Our memories of Edie will stay with us.
    With heartfelt condolences ,

    Peter and Ursula
    Winnipeg, Manitoba

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