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Dorothy "Mildred" Schneider

February 2, 1931 ~ March 10, 2024 (age 93) 93 Years Old

Dorothy "Mildred" Schneider Obituary

Dorothy Mildred Schneider was born on February 2, 1931 in Kelloe, Manitoba. She was the fourth of seven children born to Albert & Florence (nee Henton) Hammersley. She was predeceased by her siblings, Doreen Heinz, Joyce Kerntoph, Ernie Hammersley, Wynn Wacko & Art Hammersley. She leaves to mourn her youngest sister, Kay Haug. She was raised on the family farm in Birnie, Manitoba. Her sister, Joyce, tutored her at home until, at age 7, she was strong enough to walk the 2 miles to Orange Ridge School, then bicycling 3.5 miles to Glenholm School in summer & horse drawn van in winter for grade 10 & 11, completing Grade 12 at Neepawa Collegiate while boarding with her aunt & uncle, Maude & Bert Buchanan. Mildred taught on Permit at a school west of Rivers, MB called Daly Union School. She also worked at the store & Post Office in Edrans, MB earning money to attend Teachers College which she attended in 1951. She then taught at Firdale, MB followed by a position teaching Grade 2 in Neepawa, MB for 7 years. Over the years Mildred participated in curling & soft ball. She was also active in 4-H, Ladies Aid, Bible Study & Prayer group to name a few. Mildred married Ralph Schneider on July 30, 1960. They lived & worked on the Schneider family farm at Edrans, MB. It was a mixed farm, including a dairy. Their daughter, Louise was born in 1964 & their son, Gordon, in 1966. In later years when they had retired from farming, Mildred returned to work as a teacher’s aid at Pine Creek Colony & Delta Colony Schools. Mildred always loved to garden and grew many things over the years, including the largest pumpkin, weighing in at 135.95 lbs! She also loved sewing and spent years making underwear and other crafts to sell at craft sales. They enjoyed traveling across Canada from coast to coast and as far North as Churchill, MB to see the polar bears. They even took a trip to California to see Mildred’s sisters. They also had a seasonal campsite at Rivers, MB & spent many hours fishing and visiting with their fellow campers. Mildred & Ralph moved to the Lyons Estate in Carberry in 2015. Ralph passed away in October 2019. Mildred made the decision to move to Victoria Place in MacGregor, MB last year. Mildred & Ralph were very proud of their family & enjoyed spending time with their grandchildren. Their daughter, Louise married John Boschman and raised 3 children: Matthew & Brittany Boschman & their children, Sophia, Jayden, Noah and Deacon. Randal Boschman & Jade Daigle. Tamara & Chad Bell & their daughter, Evelyn. Their son, Gordon married Diane Burch and also raised 3 children: Andrew & Katelyn Schneider & their son, Calvin. Amy Schneider. Eric Schneider & Abby Olson. Mom was determined to get back on her feet even after a few falls, pushing herself to go for walks around the block. She also tackled some sewing projects this past year & she was sharp until the end. She enjoyed a long weekend with family at Pelican Lake last summer & after worrying that she had been extra work for us, we couldn’t get her off the dock until after dark so she could catch one last fish!

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Services

Celebration of Life
Friday
March 15, 2024

2:00 PM
Carberry United Church
608 - 3rd Avenue
Carberry, MB R0K0H0

Donations

Victoria Place
66 Victoria Street, MacGregor MB R0H 0R0

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