Schmidt, Katherine

Schmidt, Katherine

January 4th, 2017

On Wednesday, January 4th, 2017, Kathy went to be with her Lord and Saviour as the result of a tragic accident at the age of 51.  Kathy was the beloved wife of James and adored mother of Jacob, Adam, Nathan, Emily and Hannah.  She was the loving daughter of Hugh and Donna Swain and sister to Cindy Archibald, Diane Rundle and Andrea Spoltore.  Kathy will also be greatly missed and fondly remembered by a multitude of extended family and friends. Kathy dedicated her life to caring for her beautiful family.  She enjoyed her work as an educational assistant with the Thames Valley District School Board and cared deeply for her students.  Kathy was a faithful member of West Park Church and active in many areas of service. Kathy will be remembered for her supermom capabilities, tender warmth, contagious laugh and generous spirit. A memorial service to celebrate and remember Kathy will be held at West Park Church, 955 Gainsborough Road, London, on Friday, March 31st, 2017 at 12:00 noon.  The family thanks everyone for their gracious support in this time of need. In memory of Kathy and in lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation are asked to consider the Thames Valley Children’s Centre (through the Children’s Health Foundation) or the Schmidt Family Education Fund (through Westview Funeral Chapel). 


To contribute to the Schmidt Family Education Fund, you may do so in two ways:

1) Visit any Bank of Montreal (BMO) Branch and deposit the funds into account #3984782, branch #04662.

2) Mail a cheque to: Bank of Montreal, Oakridge Branch, 1182 Oxford Street West, London, ON N6H 4N2.  *Make your cheque payable to: 'J. Schmidt' and note the following in the memo section of your cheque: Account #3984782, Branch #04662.

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david and sheila henryKathy was one of our youth group so many years ago at Meadowcrest Church. She and her sisters were such an inspiration to others and we think of that time and are saddened by such a loss. God give peace and comfort in this time and we thank him for Kathy and her vibrant life
Erma TihorWeeping with you all in the loss of a wonderful daughter, sister, mother.
Judy ElliottI did not know her well but whenever she walked into a room she was like a ray of sunshine! I am praying for the family at this awful time!
Ingrid Wielinga VosI was in Kathy's class at Immanuel Christian School in Oshawa. I am sorry for your sudden loss of a wonderful lady. I pray for peace and comfort that only comes from Him who holds us all.
Dan& Marg WillowsKathy lived out her love for Jesus every day to all her family and friends . She was a witness of kindness and love to all those she worked with .And now in heaven her smile is ever sweeter! We will miss her so much. Dan and Marg Willows
Bruce & Janet ThompsonWe just learned this tragic news. Our loving thoughts and prayers are offered you and your family. Psalm 91:4.
Brenda TurnpenneyAlthough I did not know Kathy personally I have met her mother several times at Calvary church with my good friend Dianne Johnston. As a mother and grandmother my heart aches for all of you . I pray that the God of all comfort will help you all through these very difficult days. Brenda Turnpenney. Grafton, Ontario.
Bruce and Carolyn LambsheadWords escape us as we wrap our arms of prayer around Hugh/Donna and the rest of the family.
Shannon DravisI had the priviledge of meeting Kathy years ago at Westpark Church. We were in a small group together for Ladies' Bible Study. She was always very kind and engaging with her warm smile. Praying the Lord would bring comfort and peace to the dear family she has left behind. I'm glad they have the blessed assurance of knowing that she is in the arms of her Saviour even though they will no doubt feel the sting of this tragic loss...until they meet again.
Nicholas and Veenet RochaWe pray that our Awesome Lord and Saviour, comfort the family at this parting away. May the Lord Almighty pour out His peace and comfort, that transcends all understanding.
Doug and Ruth WaringOur thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad and difficult time. Please be assured that our prayers are with you as you mourn the loss of a wife and a mother and with Hugh and Donna as they grieve the loss of their daughter.
Sandra L. McArthurMy deepest sympathy to Donna, Hugh and sisters, and Schmidt family at this time of loss. May you feel God's comfort surround you. Kathy was a special young lady.
Peter and Joy (Searle) HarderOur hearts go out to Hugh and Donna and Katherine's family. May our Lord who alone can bring comfort, give strength, and all that you need for the days ahead.
Tracy McLennanDear Hannah and family, Our deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. She always had a smile and kind word when we saw her at school functions. Surround yourself with family and friends and may their love and comfort help you through this difficult time. Sincerely, Paul, Tracy, Sabryn and Jocelyn McLennan
Anne and KH WongWe are praying for this dear family that they may know God's nearness and strength at this painfully difficult time. We are deeply saddened by your very thankful for the family that you are and the hope that we know in Jesus.
jasna macdonaldDear Emily and family, my deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. May love and comfort from family and friends help you all in this time of need God Bless
Ted & Phyllis RobinsonDear Hugh & Donna and family, We were saddened and shocked to hear the very sad news about your daughter. We want you to know that we are praying for you both and the family at this time. May you feel God's comfort.
Jake and Joan DaccordDear Hugh and Donna and family: Our hearts are deeply saddened with the tragic news of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, and we extend our sincere condolences. May the Lord grant you His comfort and strength.
Dick and Marilyn HollidayDear Hugh and Donna and family: Our hearts are deeply saddened at the sudden home-going of your precious daughter. We can only claim His promises......"My presence shall go with you" and "My grace is sufficient". Our loving condolences.
Lori & Steve SlessorOur deepest condolences to the entire Schmidt family, to Hugh and Donna, all extended family and friends, and of course to our beloved Andrea on the passing of her sister, Kathy. Kathy always made time for others, and went above and beyond to make my family and I feel welcome and loved. May she rest in peace knowing the profound impact she had on others, and the greatness she brought to this world. Continuing to pray for Jamie, and all in this time of need. With sympathy, Lori, Steve, Charlie and Lindsay Slessor (Spoltore)
Nancy (Archibald)and Brendan CarsonTo Mr and Mrs Swain, Cindy,your sisters, James ,children and extended family.Our deepest sympathy to all of you, such a tragedy. We are keeping you all close in our thoughts and prayers.
Adam humennySorry for your loss
Terra MessierFrom our family to yours, our deepest condolences to Jason and Elisha Kroeker and family at the sudden and tragic news of the loss of your aunt.
Stephanie RiehlPlease accept our deepest condolences for the loss of Katherine. Jason, Elisha and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Stephanie Riehl & Oxford Winds Community Concert Band members
Karen McKenzieI am so sorry for your loss as a family. Kathy was a role model to me during my youth as our families grew up together and gathered together at home or at the cottages in Muskoka. She was a beautiful person. Hugh, Donna, Cindy, Diane and Andrea you and your families are all in my prayers.
Barbara GalbraithSending sincere sympathy to the Schmidt family. West park was my home church for the 8 years I lived there as Mrs. Ron Wood. I am praying, no doubt with many others, that you will experience the peace that only comes through knowing our Saviour.
Craig and Gerda MilneDear Hugh and Donna, We are saddened by the news of the loss of your daughter. Our sincere condolences. We are thinking and praying for you.
John StocktonMy heartfelt condolences to the Schmidt and Swain families. I remember Kathy well as a vibrant, intelligent and full of fun. Jamie and I shared an apartment for a short while and we occasionally crossed paths in our line of work. I am so sorry for your tragic loss and will hold you in my thoughts and prayers.
Ted & Marie SearleHugh & Donna we have been praying that the God of all grace and comfort will sustain you and your families in your great loss. "Jesus wept" John 11:35. The throne of grace, where we make intercession for the saints, and our great High Priest, the Lord Jesus Christ mediates before the Father on our behalf. We sorrow with you but not as those who have no hope….because of Christ!
Mark LightbodyOn behalf of myself and my family , I would like to offer our deepest sympathies on the passing of Kathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family as God holds you during this time of loss and sorrow.
Gail Brackenbury Kathy , the most spiritual , upbeat , down to earth lady I've had the pleasure of knowing for past 20 yrs . We met at Westpark and had groups together , and she was always interested in you and what was going on in your life . Then she returned to work and my times were often by chance at the superstore or walking with Jim in the neighbourhood . It wasn't too long ago they came up behind me and she stopped to talk a bit, little did I know that would be our last encounter . Too young to be taken back . My heartfelt prayers to her amazing children who by her guidence will lean on The Lord to lead them . Prayers for Her husband as he recouperates in the long road ahead of him. If I can be of any service , to help accomadate with rides , food prep, house cleaning , or if need help in caring for your father upon his return home I'm willing and able . I just lost a dear neighbour / friend and I looked after him daily . I'm on Prince George and my number is 519-777-3506 . Praying for all of you 🙏
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