Mr. Dietrich August Schirmer, age 86, passed away on Friday, December 11, 2015 at Salem Manor in Leduc following a long, arduous battle with Alzheimers.
He leaves behind his much beloved wife of 55 years, Rosemarie Schirmer (nee Seifert); his son Dietrich A. Schirmer; his daughter and her beloved husband Charmaine (Jim) Pringle; and his awesome granddaughter, Victoria May Domshy.
Born and raised in Germany, the son of Elisabeth and Friedrich Schirmer, he immigrated to Canada and settled in Alberta where, after much hard work and trouble, he was able to fulfill his lifelong dream, and he alongside with his family, were finally able to purchse some land and homestead – the acreage.
A funeral service will be held on December 18, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church Gnadenthal, Leduc, Alberta with interment to follow at the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations would be gratefully accepted at the Alzheimer Society (www.alzheimer.ca)