Obituary for Lydia Maier (Schneider)
Mrs. Lydia Maier beloved wife of the late Edwin Maier passed away on Monday, November 12, 2018 at the age of 96 years in Edmonton, Alberta. Lydia leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Barry (Evelyn) Maier of Edmonton and Stan (Terri) of Lethbridge: four grandchildren; Dr. Michael (Kristy) Maier, Michelle (Dr. Alastair) McKean, Tyler (Katie) Maier and Amanda Maier (Shawn Fischer); ten great grandchildren, Caleb, McKenzie, Evan, Arik, Catriona, Cara, Abrielle, Gracelyn, McKinlee and Banks; two sisters, Emma Weiss and Molly Hedley as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Lydia was predeceased by her husband, Edwin; parents, Jacob and Maria Schneider; brothers, Jack, Chris, Henry, Pete, Fred and Sam; and sister, Mary. Lydia was born on July 29, 1922 in Westerham Saskatchewan. She was raised on the family farm near Leader Saskatchewan and attended Deer Forks School. In 1942 she moved to Medicine Hat where she worked as a cashier and clerk. Lydia married Edwin Maier on June 11, 1948 in Medicine Hat and together they made their home in the city for the next sixty-two years. During her lifetime she enjoyed working with children and owned and operated the John & Judy Kindergarten. Lydia had a great love of music and enjoyed playing the piano and organ and was a former member of the Westminster and Memorial Salem United Church choirs. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Thursday, November 22, 2018 from 10:00 to 10:55 a.m. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, on Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment will follow at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Lydia’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 or to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, 200, 119 – 14th Street NW, Calgary, AB T1A 7L5. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to email@example.com subject heading Lydia Maier.
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Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Lydia Maier Schneider July 29 1922 –
November 12 2018..