Oma Lisa Schmah
November 30, 1914 to August 31, 2012
Born Gertrude Lisa Steglich in Neustadt in Sachsen Germany, the second of five children born to Arthur and Ida Steglich, a family of bakers. Born into the First World War, matured by the great depression, challenged to her core by the Second World War and brought by providence to Canada in 1953, by the love of her life Rudolf Schmah, mother always found the courage to carry on and find the positives in her life. Moving around the world for decades, Mom finally settled in Comox in 1981 and spent 25 years there, before making Salt Spring Island her home.
Mother married Rudi in 1939 and had five children. She was a lover of music, singing, food and family. Her steadfast faith in God carried her through hardship, change, and joy for all her days. Lisa was predeceased by her loving husband Rudi, daughter Irena, son Martin, and all of her siblings and cousins. Surviving are: her son Hans Joachim and wife Caroline, (his daughters Tanya [Christina] and Kristi, his grandson James); her daughter Marianna and husband Lothar, (with child Ben [Heather] with children Ethan, Emma, Elija and Esther, son Jon Nigel [Caroline] with children Pippa and Mia, daughter Carmen [Will] with children Angus and Rogan), and; her son Chris [Marilyn] with children Aleta, Kayla [Kyle] with children Wyatt and Everett, and Camille [Alex] and; surviving sons of Martin, Cameron “Dave” [Gita] with daughter Lili, and Tobias “Gin” (Gillian) with sons Charlie and Finlay.
Special heartfelt thanks go the loving, kind, compassionate and caring staff at Lady Minto Hospital’s Extended Care Unit. We are eternally grateful.
A chapel service and graveside service was held in London Ontario on September 13, 2012 at Woodland Cemetery where she is laid to rest with her loving husband Rudi.
A celebration of her life is being held at Foxglove Farm & Garden on Sunday, September 23rd from 3 to 6 in the afternoon. All are welcome.