Advanced Search:

Regular Search
❮ Go Back to Listings


Born: May 20, 1918

Date of Passing: Feb 01, 2005

Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory

Adjust Text Size: A+ A-

OTTO ARNOLD SCHMIDT (MD, FRCSC, FRCOG, FACOG, FSOGC) Our Dear Ole Dad was born in Winnipeg, MB on May 20, 1918 and passed away peacefully at the Royal City Manor in New Westminster, BC on February 1, 2005 with his daughter at his bedside. Predeceased by his eldest son Paul (1979); our mother Annie (1992) and his beloved second wife Barbara Allemang (2000); he will be lovingly remembered by son Arthur (Margaret) in Australia and daughter Carol Reimer (Garry); grandsons, Paul and Kevin in Vancouver, and extended Allemang family in Toronto: John (Patricia Holtz), Patricia, Elizabeth (Vicki Van Wagner) and Peter, and grandchildren, Sam and Elizabeth, Indiana and Will, Sophie and Leo, Brooke, Cullen, and Brigid and Barbara's brother, Donald Honey. Dad received his medical degree from the University of Manitoba in 1941. After serving overseas in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps (1943 - 1946), Dad returned to complete his education in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Manitoba in 1948. During his lifetime, Dad touched countless lives through his medical practice and tireless work in the community that included serving as President of the following organizations: Manitoba Medical Association, Winnipeg General Hospital Medical Staff, Family Planning Association of Manitoba and Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada. He was also a founding member of the Manitoba Medical Services Foundation and a full professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Manitoba. A loving father, role model, mentor and friend, Dad will remain in our hearts forever. Dr. Schmidt's family wishes to gratefully acknowledge the gentle and compassionate care given by the staff at the Royal City Manor and Dr. Rife. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer's Society. A family memorial will be held at a later date.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 12, 2005

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • To the surviving members of Dr. Otto Schmidt's family, after recently losing both of my parents, a family member found tucked away a clipping of my birth announcement in the Winnipeg Free Press, stating "sincere thanks to Dr. O. Schmidt and associates." I too followed an urge to google Dr. Schmidt, learning he had passed in 2005. Please let me add my appreciation for Dr. Schmidt and his care of my dear mother, Audrey, who had 5 children, and whose final pregnancy with me was high risk and very late in life, particularly for those times (early 70s). As I've now learned having a late in life pregnancy myself, the prenatal care and delivery of high risk "Geriatric" mothers (as they are still called) takes a certain type of doctor, who is highly committed and prepared for the worst. I likely owe my survival (and my Mother's) to the skill and care she received by him. Thank you and all the best to you. - Patricia - Posted by: Patricia (Child of Pt) on: Feb 22, 2023

  • To the surviving members of Dr. Otto Schmidt's family, Recovering from a recent basement flood, I came across my 'baby book' that my mother had been creating (my dear mother passed away in October 2019). In that book was a simply amazing color photo of my young mother holding me, all swaddled and cozy. But my attention today has been drawn to the entry on the first page of that book: Doctor "O. Schmidt". So I followed an urge to actually find and try to connect with Dr. O. Schmidt, learning from the internet that he had passed on, back in 2005. Nevertheless, I am grateful to see that there has been a very recent entry (2021) to this 'memory' page commending Dr. Schmidt for his care and professionalism. Let me add to my appreciation for Dr. Schmidt, his care and sensitivity that he would surely have also extended to my dear mother, Florence Margaret, leading to and certainly beyond the day of my birth. God be with you... Sincerely, Ralph J. Leitner - Posted by: Ralph Leitner (son (born1963) of Dr. Schmidt's then patient Florence) on: Nov 17, 2022

  • Thank goodness for doctors like Otto Schmidt. I saw him during the early 60s an was ill with nausea for a start of pregnancy. I heard about this pill that prevented it and asked Dr. Schmidt about prescribing it. He said a definite NO as he said it was not tested enough as far as he was concerned. Yes, it was thalidomide and I was so thankful when he delivered a healthy son to me. He prevented many sad results and I am eternally grateful for such a conscientious doctor like him. - Posted by: I. Somers (patient) on: Oct 27, 2021

  • Dr. Schmidt was my doctor when I was in my early twenties. I had asked for a tubal ligation and thank goodness he said no.I was too young. I always thank him for my wonderful sons who are now 28 and 25. He was a wonderful doctor,compassionate and understanding.My condolences to you on your loss - Posted by: Isobel Anderson(Tkach) (Acquaintance) on: Feb 12, 2005

  • Remembered with affection Faye and Robert Fitzcharles - Posted by: Robert and Faye Fitzcharles (Friend) on: Feb 12, 2005

❮ Go Back to Listings