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Born: Nov 02, 1931

Date of Passing: Apr 09, 2021

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November 2, 1931 - April 9, 2021

It is with broken hearts, we sadly announce the passing of Ted Schmitz on April 9, 2021 in the St. Boniface Hospital Palliative Care Unit, peacefully and with family by his side. He was 89 years old.
Ted is survived by the love of his life, and wife Ethel (née Helmeczi); they would have celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on April 11, 2021. He is also survived by his children, Tara Schmitz Forsyth (Bruce), and Dona Schalme (Brian); grandchildren, Jarrid Forsyth, Ashton-Lynn Henkel (Jason), Jenna Forsyth (Mark Alward), and Brooke Forsyth (Kris Sharf); great-grandchildren, Nixon and Lowen Henkel; siblings, Leona Kelln, Joan Hengen (John), Verna Paslawski (Frank), Arnold Schmitz, Marie Drew, the Rev. Father Albert Schmitz, Joe Schmitz (Barb), and Wayne Schmitz (Clarice); in-laws, Don Izsak, Sandra Bashforth Eliuk (Marshall), and Gail Helmeczi; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
He was predeceased by his parents, Albert and Elizabeth Schmitz; parents-in-law, Peter and Rose Helmeczi; siblings, Anna Pinkney and Louise Izsak; in-laws, Lorraine Schmitz, John Kelln, Ernie Drew, Harvey Pinkney, Bert Helmeczi, Rose and Tony Kacsmar, Bob Bashforth, and Peter and Carol Helmeczi.
The family wish to thank all of the staff on the Emergency and Palliative Units at St. Boniface Hospital, whose compassion and care for Ted and our family was without bounds. We will always be grateful for their incredible support.
Ted's family kindly request that his friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour his memory by visiting his tribute page at A photo-biography, as well as memories and stories published by those who knew him, are available there.
Cremation has taken place. Due to Covid restrictions no service has been planned at this time but a celebration of his life will take place at Esterhazy, Saskatchewan at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 17, 2021

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • Dear Ethel and family. We are so sorry for the loss of Ted. He was such a nice man, always laughing and telling stories. We are glad you were able to be with him❤️. RIP Silver Blades🙏 - Posted by: Darren and Wendy Dusik (Friend) on: Apr 18, 2021

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