SCHMIDTKE, Eleonore “Emily”
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.
If you wish to send a condolence, post photos, or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Condolences”.
RECORDING of service:
The recording will be provided by the church at a later date
FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2023, at 1:00 PM (PST)
GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH
Sorry for your loss.
My condolences to Emily’s children and loved ones. She was someone I cared for and I will always remember her fondly. Live to you all Connie Lambrecht
Erwin, Eunice and family, we are thinking of you all at this time of your loss. We are remembering the times we had visiting with your mom at your home. Oma was always smiling and happy to spend time with us. You have the strength of your family and friends around you. Take care. Love Greg and Lynda
Leuke herrineringen hebben wij aan Emily ,toen we bij haar op bezoek waren in 2013.
Gecondoleerd en veel sterkte.
Lars. Noortje en Jochem
Emily was our neighbour when they lived in morden. We have very fond memories of her. Condolences to her family. Rish and Arnold Law
My condolences to you and your families, Erwin, Karin, and Eddie. I remember your mom exactly as you’ve described her. She always had a smile on her face. I’m thinking of you, and hope you find comfort in each other and your memories of Emily.
My deepest condolences going out to all the families..
I will never forget the pet crow that always stayed at your house in Morden on Conners Hill Drive. It was a sight to behold. you will be greatly missed.❤️❤️🦋🦋
We were great friends for over 35 years close as sister love her dearly
Karen, our condolences to you and your family
Condolences and heartfelt sympathies to the family and extended families during this time of mourning the the loss of Emily from your lives. Moving forward cherish those precious memories, and lessons she taught all of you. .
Erwin, Karin and Eddie, so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Oh the memories I have of New Year’s and all the times our families spent together. She was a very special, loving and caring lady. I’ll never forget her being able to throw her slipper around a corner, down two flights of stairs and hitting you…..Edgar hey. I hope you all find some comfort in the great and many memories you have of her.
My mom and dad were great friends of the Schmidtke families sorry to hear of Emilie’s passing We all spent with all the family My brothers Clarence birthday
My mom and dad Rynold and Ella Mayert were vey good friends of the Schmidtke families our family of Clarence Harold Murray Lynn Doris and myself Shirley spent time with them as well sorry to hear Emilie’s passing our mom and dad Rynold and Ella Mayert were very good friends of the Schmidtke family
To Emily’s family and friends, we’re thinking of you all today. She sounds like she was quite a firecracker who loved nurturing those she cared for. Our sincere condolences, Carleen and Jim
We have many fond memories of visiting with Emily and Alex. We believe they are now spiritually reunited and enjoying
the benefits of Heaven with our LORD Jesus Christ
I am happy that I got to know Emily coming from Germany to Kelowna in 2019. Although lying in hospital she invited me to stay in her home and had cooked a very nice mail for my welcome before going to hospital. I am sad to hear that she passed away.