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Arthur Edward Schmid

December 22, 1928 ~ October 17, 2021 (age 92)


The family of Arthur Schmid of Kelowna, BC (formerly of Okanagan Falls) is saddened to announce his passing at the age of 92 years.

Art was a visionary, a builder and a lover of nature. He loved creating things, solving problems and telling stories and enjoyed a good joke. Art came to Canada alone in 1953 and at his death had sixty eight descendants and family members still living.


A Memory

By Arthur F. Schmid


There comes a time when one must leave,

This world his reward to receive.

And when this time has come for me,

I want to tell you, I am free,

To go to dwell in that far place!!

My God has there a place for me,

To dwell with Him eternally!


I am an ordinary person, possessions have I none;

What I claim mine, belongs to You, my God of life and song.

The many friends that came my way, I thank the Lord of heaven!

And those who crossed my paths at odds, I want you to be forgiven.

The nature was my kingdom here, that creation us did yield,

The mountains, lakes, the gurgling brook, the flowers on the field,

The fruit trees blossoming in spring, bring bounty in the fall!

The shrubs, insects, birds that sing, who praise Thee Lord of all.


Don't mourn for me I rest in peace, my life was full and free,

I had my joy, I shed my tears, now God I come to Thee,

I need no flowers when I leave, I had them as I was,

But grant me one more thing if you please; a memory of who I was.

And when before thy throne I bow, My judgment to receive; 

Lord grant that crown for which I fought, Since ever I believed,

Receive me humbled as I come, with Thee I want to dwell;

And all my friends on earth shall know that everything is well.


Originally written September 26, 1976, re-discovered December 12, 2003.


A Memorial Service will be at Winfield Community Church, 9460 Glenmore Road, Lake Country, BC at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 13, 2021.

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