Rose Garden Chapel


Vivian Rose Schmidt

15 April, 194217 March, 2021

It's with great sadness and heavy hearts the family of Vivian Schmidt announces her passing on March 17, 2021 at the age of 78. On April 15, 1942 Vivian was born at the Barrhead Hospital the second child to Lloyd and Ethel Lee. Vivian grew up in Mellowdale where her parents had a greenhouse and market garden. Vivian went to the Rural Mellowdale School until grade 2 and then completed her schooling in Barrhead. Vivian fell in love with the boy next door and got married to Leonard Schmidt on September 3rd, 1960. The happy couple started out in a small house in the town of Barrhead, then to an acreage and finally to their farm in Roselea 1966 where Leonard and Vivian lived their dream raising cattle, horses and their three boys. Vivian loved her family, her friends and treated anyone that entered her home as someone special. Vivian was predeceased by her parents, and her loving husband Leonard. Vivian is survived by her children; Ronald (Elaine), Randy (Diana) and David (Donna) and her grandchildren; Kolton (Katy), Taylor, Levi, Darci MacMillan (Lee), Tyler (Chelsie), Ashley Tarry (Justin), Cole, Kagen and Tate. Her great grandchildren; Weston Tarry and Berklee MacMillan. Her brothers Bob Lee (Gertrude) and Bill Lee (Carol) and sister Ruby Dyer (Wilf). As well as numerous other family and many dear friends. The family would also like to thank Dr. Tawfik and all of the staff at the Barrhead Healthcare Centre for the great care that they showed for Vivian. As well as, the staff at the Shepherd's Care. Celebration of life will be held on Tuesday March 23rd, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at Rose Garden Chapel. Donations may be made to the Barrhead Healthcare Centre and/or The Alzheimer Society. Streaming of the service will be available Tuesday March 23rd, 2021 at 12:50 p.m. Please click on the link below the arrows to access the online streaming.

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Arrangements in care of Scott Green of Rose Garden Chapel


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Erin Kalmbach

23 March 2021

We are thinking of you and mourning with you, during this difficult time. Vivian was well loved by everyone that met her. She will be missed by many and leaves behind so many cherished memories. Years ago, shortly after I brought the kids to a Thursday night penning, I asked Grace what she wanted to be when she grew up. Her response was that she wanted to Vivian! She thought Vivian was the coolest person ever. Grace would practice announcing at home, using our tv remote, so she could be just like Vivian. Vivian's thoughtfulness, kindness, humor and love will never be forgotten. She will forever be in our thoughts and in our hearts.
Trevor, Erin, Grace and Conner Kalmbach

Donna Round

23 March 2021

Our condolences to all families. We have fond memories of Vivian she was a grand lady. Vivian always made a person feel special.
She will be missed by all.
Keith and Donna Round

Bert Conrad

23 March 2021

You were part of my life for 50 years . There will hardly be a day that goes by that I will not have some memory of you. You will live forever in the hearts of all who knew you.

Byron Porter

22 March 2021

One word describes vivian. Class. You where a friend to every one and an enemy of no one. It was an honour to be a friend of you and your family.
One memory
When I would visit alberta I would always buy tim Horton coffee to take back to the states. On one visit vivian gave me a tm Horton's coffee mug. She said I would think of her when I had coffee. It worked vivian. I will forever keep that cup.

Harvey Zieger

22 March 2021

Vivian was kind and generous neighbor--she made me feel welcome as soon as I moved here--she included me in Schmidt activities. Thank you, Vivian.

Liz Corbett

22 March 2021

Vivian was a great friend and excellent travelling partner--always ready to go to any event at any time.

Sandy Aull

22 March 2021

Vivian touched many people in a unique way In her lifetime. She was a Shining Light and will be remembered and missed by so many.
I’m so thankful, back in the day, I had a chapter of my life with her in it.
Rest In Peace dear Vivian

Sincere Condolences to her family!

Alda Gunsch

22 March 2021

We were so blessed to spend time over the years at ropings and rodeos. Vivian was always such a joy. condolences to her family.

Roger and Alda

Debbie Colter

21 March 2021

I’ll miss her. She was a lovely and fun lady to care for.
Condolences to you all

John and Shirley Busch

21 March 2021

Our deepest sympathy to the Schmidt and Lee families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
John and Shirley Busch

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