1946 – 2015
Denise Marie Therese Francoise, born on October 20, 1946 in Matane, Quebec, passed away peacefully in Cranbrook, BC on Thursday, December 17, 2015 with her loving husband and son by her side, after losing her short fight with cancer.
Denise was loving and caring and had a charismatic personality and an infectious laugh which made it easy to be comfortable around her.
She worked at various jobs, some of which included being a store detective, a Sherriff, and a dispatcher with CP Rail – which she had recently retired from.
Denise enjoyed socializing with friends and was an avid reader. She had a passion for curling and she was involved for many years with various curling associations. She coached curling and she was a very skilled and competitive player of the game. Denise was never afraid and was always willing to try a new adventure. She loved going on holidays, as told by her many trips to Cuba.
She complained very little, but when she did and got mad, her favorite saying was “I’m going to write a letter”, which of course never was written.
Denise is survived by her husband Walter Schmidt, son Kristopher (Rita), mother Madeleine, brother Daniel (Sandra), sister Renee, granddaughter Kelsey, grandson Parker, nephew Robert (Kelly), niece Kim (Frank), great-nieces Venesa and Caprice and numerous extended family members and friends.
Denise will be dearly missed by her family and friends. At Denise’s request, only a private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 19 – 9th Avenue South, Cranbrook, BC, V1C 2L9.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.
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