Rosa Margret Schmidt (nee Bouchette)

November 29, 1935 – January 25, 2019
Margret was born and raised in Monschau, Germany. She married the love of her life, Peter in 1958. Through the years in Germany they raised five healthy children while running their own business.

In 1981, they started a new life with their children in Canada. She was grateful and felt very privileged to make Vernon, BC, Canada her home. Margret and Peter just celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary. Margret’s humor, strength and compassion for others stayed with her to the end as cancer quickly claimed her life.

She is survived by her husband Peter, sons – Klaus (Jeannette), Ulrich (Deanna), daughters – Beate (Otmar), Petra (Wilhelm), her grandchildren – Daniel, Oliver, Samantha (James), Hayden, Jonas, Conrad, Lukas, Isabel, Julia and great grandchildren – Annalise and Reese. Her brother – Peter (Ursula), Sisters – Irene (Helmut) and Mari-Therese along with the many relatives and friends in Germany who also gave their support during this difficult time. Margret was predeceased by her brother Jurgen and oldest son Frank-Peter.

The family would like to thank Dr. W. Arnold, all medical care staff, paramedics and Team 1 at the Community Care unit for all their care and support so that Rosa Margret was able to spend her last days with dignity in her home surrounded by family.

In lieu of flowers a donation is much appreciated to the Vancouver Covenant House ( and Vernon Jubilee Hospital ( There will be a Funeral Mass held at 11 am on Friday, February 1, 2019 at Our Lady of The Valley Catholic Church (10102 Middleton Dr, Coldstream, BC).

“So, when tomorrow starts without me, don’t think we are far apart.

For every time you think of me, I am right here in your heart”

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