It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mrs. Erica Welker-Schmitt on June5, 2018 at the age of 79 in the Maison de Soins Palliatifs de Laval. Beloved wife for 58 years of Oswald Schmitt, beloved mother of Michael (Lori), Charles and Caroline (Elias). She will be deeply missed by her cherished and greatly beloved grandchildren Christopher and Katie. She will also be mourned by her brother-in-law Josef (Marlies), many relatives and friends in Canada, Europe and South America.
Erica was born in the former Yugoslavia as the only child of the late Henrik and Margareta Welker. In 1960 she immigrated to Canada and was married on October 15, 1960 to Oswald Schmitt at the St. Kevin’s Church in Montreal by the late Rev. Father Thomas McEntee.
Erica had an outgoing happy personality and she made easily many friends. She lived a joyous life with a big generous heart, much laughter and endless stories about her youth and family members. Erica daily read the Bible and praying that in death she would come home to her Heavenly Father whou would wait for her and her grant her eternal peace and happiness.
We thank the many health professionals who cared for Erica during the last two years of her life.
“Now is the time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy – John 16-22”
Relatives and friends are welcome on Friday, June 15, 2018 from 18h30 to 21h00 at the:
Coopérative Funéraire du Grand Montréal
Résidence funéraire Laval
2000, rue Cunard (angle Le Corbusier)
Laval (Québec) H7S 2G5
Tél. : 450 934-9808
Hl. Mass of Resurrection to be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Holy Name of Jesus Church (899, Chomedey Blvd. Laval, QC, H7V 2X1) at 13h30.
In lieu of flower, donations can be made in Erica’s name to one of the flowing Foundation: the Holy Name of Jesus Parish or the Maison de Soins Palliatifs de Laval.