Roy Lester Schmidt

January 5, 1930 – April 10, 2022
In loving memory ~
Roy was born in Leduc, Alberta. He was the second of the four children of Ludwig and Lydia (Biederman) Schmidt, Ken, Roy, Delores, and Carol
He was pre-deceased by his parents Ludwig & Lydia, his brother Ken and his sister Delores as well as his daughter Connie, his son Terry, his grand-son Ronnie, and 2 grand-daughters Rhonda and Mary. Roy was also pre-deceased by 4 brothers-in-law and 1 son-in-law
Roy is survived by his wife of 42 years, Mabel, his sister Carol Kokas, as well as his children– daughters, Brenda Land, Elizabeth (Ron) Patrick, and Linda (Larry) Poyntz and his sons Randy (Pat), Ricky (Carmelina), Roy (Margie), Jason, and Greg (Bonnie) Lytle and Brian (Tracey) Lytle and 42 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and 7 great-great grandchildren, and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law as well as many nieces and nephews.
Roy spent his younger years on the farm in Leduc where he learned to work hard. He developed skills such as driving and repairing machinery as well as the duties of farm life. Later he went on to be a truck driver in and around Wetaskiwin
When he moved to Red Deer Roy worked for both Eaton’s and Hudson’s Bay where he sold furniture and made many life-long friends. Roy then went to work for the Red Deer Advocate, which is where he met Mabel Lytle, his future bride.
In 1982 Roy began attending the Deer Park Alliance Church where he soon became very active in Bible Study and Small Groups as well as being an Usher for many years. Roy and Mabel took care of the flowers and yard around the church, as well as being custodians of the church. Roy ensured that the chairs in the Sanctuary were set up in perfect alignment with those around them. When Kentwood Alliance was starting up Roy and Mabel volunteered to be among those who started the new church, but they later returned to Deer Park.
Roy loved life and loved to share stories and memories. He had many memories of his trips to Belgium to see Ricky and his family. One of his fond memories was when he was able to fly to Ocala, Florida with Randy and Roy Jr. so each of them could pick up and deliver a firetruck chassis to Superior Emergency Services in Red Deer. They drove from Florida to Red Deer in 5 days.
Roy will be missed by many, but his memory lives on in the hearts of us all.
There will be a private Interment Service at Alto Reste Cemetery
A Celebration of Roy’s life will be held April 26, 2022 at 2 pm at Kentwood Alliance Church, 4 Kennedy Drive, Red Deer followed by a luncheon.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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