John Peter Schmidt of Kamloops BC passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 94 years of age. He will be lovingly remembered by his common-law wife Rose Fowlie, son Peter (Beverly Michaels) Schmidt, granddaughter Kaila Schmidt and sisters Nora Bogehegn and Inger Marup. He was predeceased by his wife Eileen Schmidt and sister Rita Eyre.

John was born in Copenhagen on September 12, 1927. He moved to Koge when young and then moved to Canada in 1952, John went to Alberta as a farm labourer, then went into working on the railroad which was where he met Mom working there. He started his own TV business in Squamish then moved to Revelstoke to work for Motorola, and the Denmark for a year. Then he began working for B.C. Tel in Woss Lake, Burnaby, Maple Ridge, Kamloops and Victoria. John has been retired for 30+ years and has taken many great trips.

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  1. Terry Wilson
    Posted June 28, 2022 at 10:56 pm | Permalink

    Sincere condolences on the passing of John, known in parts of his Asian travels as ‘Papa John’.

    Our thoughts are with you during this time.

    Betty Wilson
    Terry Wilson

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