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ARTHUR DAVID SCHMIDT (published on January 16, 2010)

ARTHUR DAVID SCHMIDT August 19, 1930 - December 22, 2009 Arthur Schmidt, dearly beloved husband of Lucille, passed away peacefully with all of his family at his side, at the Concordia Hospital on December 22, 2009. Left to cherish his life and mourn his passing are his loving wife Lucille (nee Stubbs), of 57 years; his children, Grant (Rosie), Karen Shore (Christopher Medland), David (Faye) and Brian (Kirsten); ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; siblings, Herbert (Angie), Harold (Rosie), Cecile (Otto); sister-in-law Lydia, numerous nieces and nephews and many, many friends. He was predeceased by his parents and his sister. Arthur was born and raised in Winnipeg. In his youth he left home to work on the steamships operating in the Great Lakes and subsequently joined the Royal Canadian Navy where he fulfilled a youthful urge to travel while serving the Navy. Upon leaving the R.C.N., Arthur had a brief stint on the Dew Line. From there he returned to Winnipeg and entered the flooring business in sales, where he was very active for the next 40 plus years. As an involved father, Arthur became increasingly active at the Earl Grey Community Club, serving in many different capacities and providing opportunities for children to participate in organized sports. This interest resulted in the creation of the Bronco Baseball League for 13 year old boys, which consisted of numerous teams from all areas of Winnipeg. Following his involvement in the community centre Arthur's focus became the Winnipeg South Blues hockey team, where he was a part owner and volunteer for six years. Later on Arthur and Lucille spent many a weekend at the Assiniboine Downs watching their horses race. Arthur, an avid craftsman, was always available to help his children and friends renovate their homes and cottages. There was never a job too big or too small. Arthur's biggest joy was watching and taking his children and grandchildren to all of their sporting events. He was their biggest fan - he never missed a game. Arthur was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. His mischievous sense of humour and storytelling will be greatly missed. We love you Pops ! The family wish to thank the 3rd floor staff at the Concordia Hospital for all their care and support. Cremation has taken place and a private family celebration will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Arthur's name to a charity of choice. Those we love don't go away They walk beside us everyday Unseen, unheard but always near So loved, so missed and held so dear.

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