17 December , 19269 June , 2019

Lydia Schmidt passed into the presence of her Lord on June 9, 2019 at the age of 92.

Lydia is survived by her step-children Eldon, Elaine, Randy and Ronda; grandchildren Charity, Dustin (Megan), Josh (Billie), Cristian (Jody), Sonia (Mark) and 10 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers Jake (Agnes), Helmut (Betty) and Ted (Dorothy) as well as many nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her husband John, brother Ben and parents John and Anna.

Lydia was born on December 17, 1926 in Hochfeld, Manitoba and came to BC with her parents and brothers in 1939. She became a practical nurse and worked at the Grace Hospital in Vancouver until she married John in 1981.

Lydia loved her Lord and longed to be with him in Heaven.

The family would like to thank the staff at Cascade Hospice for the care they gave to Lydia in her last days. A Celebration of Lydia's life will be held 1:30 pm on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at the Chilliwack Alliance Church, 8700 Young Road, Chilliwack.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Missions of your choice or Chilliwack Hospice in Lydia's memory would be greatly appreciated.


  • Ted Schmidt, Pallbearer
  • Eldon Schmidt, Pallbearer
  • Joshua Haan, Pallbearer
  • Keegan Haan, Pallbearer
  • Daniel Epp, Pallbearer
  • Gary Strahl, Pallbearer
  • Dustin Haan, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Celebration of Life Service Thursday, 20 June , 2019



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Louella Dalman

15 June 2019

Lydia so lovingly cared for all 4 of our children in the nursery at Chilliwack Alliance Church. She also faithfully prayed and encouraged us during our time of ministry there and continued for years after. We extend our sympathies to all her family.

Peggy Epp

13 June 2019

So many great memories of my favourite Auntie! I remember when she got her first VW bug (I think it was) and gave a "gang" of cousins a ride in it with a stop at an ice-cream store! No wonder we loved her! And through the years her door was always open, usually with fresh baking and something delicious even when she didn't feel so great! We will miss Aunt Lydia, but are so glad to know she now has a strong healthy body and is enjoying the presence of her Saviour and Lord.