Rob Schmidt
Rob Schmidt
Rob Schmidt

Obituary of Rob Schmidt

Schmidt, Rob

69 years, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at Windsor Regional Hospital Ouellette Campus. Beloved husband of Karen (Campbell) for 45 years. Loving father of Bryan, Greg (Nicole) and Scott. Loved and adored Opa of Allison, Evelynn, Quintin and Luke. Dear brother of Ken (Anita), Jerry (Marg), Diane Penner (John), Betty Riediger (Rick), sister-in-law Patty Segedin (late Dave), brother-in-law Robert Campbell. Rob will always be remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Rob grew up on the family farm and farmed with his father. They also operated Schmidt Construction. Rob was a University of Windsor graduate (1969) with a Degree in History and Economics. Rob was elected to the positions of Councillor, Reeve and Mayor of Mersea Township, Deputy Mayor of the Municipality of Leamington and served as Warden of Essex County. Rob enjoyed his time as President of the Windsor/Essex Unit of the Canadian Cancer Society and over the past 16 years serving as Chairman of the Leamington Mennonite Home. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) Thursday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Rob’s life will be held at North Leamington United Mennonite Church, 625 Mersea Road 6, Leamington on Friday, December 30, 2016 at 2 p.m. Rev. Cathrin van Sintern Dick officiating. Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery to follow. Memorial donations made by cheque to the Leamington Mennonite Home or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort, photos or a charitable contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca