January 27, 1938 – April 27, 2023
Emily Schmidtke passed away at Kelowna General Hospital on Thursday, April 27, 2023, at the age of 85. Born on January 27, 1938, to Maria and Wilhelm Miks, Emily married Alex Schmidtke in 1961 and became a full-time homemaker, mom, cook, and gardener extraordinaire.
She was ever an optimist and feisty in everything that she took on, including her battle with cancer. She cherished every minute she could have with her family, who meant the most to her.
She also loved bringing life to her garden and propagating every little plant chute in her gifted garden gloves. In recent years, she especially loved her dahlia garden.
Emily is survived by her children, Erwin (Eunice), Karin (Gordon), and Eddie (Tanya); grandchildren, Alexandra Pauls (Kevin), Ashley Gunn (Brad), Carson Hone (Kathleen), Avery Hone (Greg), Kalan, and Daryn; great-grandchildren, Brooks, Hayes, Shiloh, Remy, and Emery; as well as her sister Waldine; brothers Harry and Willi; and her extended family, neighbours, and many family friends. Mom/Oma/Emily will be missed, but family and friends have many cherished times to remember.
A Celebration of Emily’s life will be held on Friday, May 19, 2023, at 1:00 pm (PST), at the Grace Lutheran Church, 1162 Hudson Drive, West Kelowna, BC. If you are unable to attend in person, the service will be recorded and will available online later in the day.
Departure for interment will be at 3:30 pm to the Gellatly Regional Park & Cemetery, Gellatly Road South in West Kelowna, BC.
Condolences, photos, and memories may be sent to the family by visiting her obituary page at www.springfieldfuneralhome.com
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