October 31, 1938 - December 12, 2022
Harland James Schmidt was born to Adolph and Edith (nee Myatt) Schmidt on October 31, 1938, in Humboldt, Saskatchewan. He grew up on the family farm south of Carmel, SK, and attended Golden Acre School which was located on the home quarter. After completing his education, he continued to help on the farm, and also worked as a rural lineman for the Golden Acre Telephone Co.
During that time, Harland met Marlene Konner at a local dance. They were married in Humboldt on July 7, 1962. Together they enjoyed many hours of dancing and socializing over the years.
They raised four children while building their mixed farm operation on the family homestead. His love of and devotion to farming was unwavering. He continued to be involved on the farm until his passing. Harland was very active in the community. He served on the Glynfield Community Center Committee, the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Committee, the Carmel School Board and the Humboldt Co-op Association Board of Directors. He readily volunteered for any task at hand, whether it was helping a neighbour, building a school skating rink, or driving his grandchildren to sporting events.
When Harland wasn’t working on the farm, he enjoyed dancing, curling, making homemade sausage and going to chuck wagon and chariot races. His most cherished times were those spent with his children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren. He was quick to tease, loved to laugh and was very soft-hearted. Harland passed away peacefully on December 12, 2022, at St. Paul’s Hospital surrounded by his family.
Harland is lovingly remembered by his devoted wife of 60 years, Marlene (nee Konner) Schmidt; son Glen (Colleen) Schmidt and grandchildren, Kristin, Andrew, Marla, Kyla (Kurtis), great-grandchildren Olivia and Victoria; son Lorne (Beverley) Schmidt and grandchildren, Chantale (Ryan), Shaun (Shaunna), and great-grandchildren Stella and Wyatt; daughter Gwen (Lyle) Sawicki and grandchild Kelsey (Tristan); son Lyle (Tara) Schmidt and grandchildren Cole and Bryn; sister-in-law Rita Schmidt; sister-in-law Betty Konner; and by numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter Rose; his parents, Adolph and Edith (nee Myatt) Schmidt; brothers, Gordon (Marge, Helen) and Ronald; sisters, Jean (Anthony) and Phyllis (Everett); and by Marlene’s parents, Irwin and Mary (nee Wolfe) Konner.
The Funeral Mass was offered at St. Bruno Roman Catholic Church, Bruno, on Saturday, December 17, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., celebrated by Fr. Pius Schroh. Others taking part were: Lyle Schmidt, cross bearer; Kristin Schmidt and Chantale Schmidt, scripture readers; Kelsey Kendel and Bryn Schmidt, intentions; Marla Torwalt and Kyla Wald, gift bearers; Karen Schmidt and Roberta Krentz, memorial table attendants. Music ministry was provided by organist Denise Krentz, guitarist Dion Niebrugge, and members of the St. Bruno Parish Choir. Honorary pallbearers were Harland’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Active pallbearers were Glen Schmidt, Lorne Schmidt, Lyle Sawicki, Shaun Schmidt, Andrew Schmidt, and Cole Schmidt. The eulogy was delivered by members of Harland’s family at the memorial luncheon, which was held at the Bruno and District Community Centre. Memorial donations may be directed to either the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation - Cameco Community Renal Health Centre (1702 – 20th Street West, Saskatoon, SK, S7M 0Z9) or the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Cemetery Fund, (Box 2121, Humboldt, SK S0K 2A0).
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Schuler-Lefebvre Funeral Chapel - Humboldt, Saskatchewan