Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home

45865 Hocking Ave, Chilliwack, BC


Verna Kathleen Schmidt

May 7, 1931March 11, 2020

In the early afternoon of March 11, 2020 Verna lost her battle with cancer and was called home by the Lord Jesus.

Verna was born on May 7, 1931 along with her twin brother Bill in Rosetown, Saskatchewan. She spent her early years in the village of Herschel, Saskatchewan. In 1947, after the death of her father Johan in 1946, the family moved to Chilliwack where she resided till her death.

Verna was predeceased by her mother Helen Matthies, her stepfather Peter Matthies, her husband Harold Schmidt, her brothers Bill and Bruno and her nephew Kenneth Wedler. She is survived by her daughter Mary and her brother John (Lorraine) Wedler, and 2 nieces and 6 nephews.

Verna graduated from Chilliwack High School in 1950, and from the Business College in 1951. She worked in the administration offices of Eaton's, Chilliwack Realty, Dr. Jantzen, and later delivered rural mail with her husband and daughter Mary.

We would like to acknowledge and thank Doctors Bartel and Dueck, her dear friends Coletta Holmes and Jodie Dessau, and the Cascades Hospice nurses and volunteers for the kind care and compassion they provided in Verna's later days.

A service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers please make donations to a charity of your choice.

Woodlawn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


  • John G. Wedler
  • Tim Wedler
  • Bob Wedler
  • Owen Barker
  • Ken Smatlak
  • Steve Dalamar


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