Lydia Wolfe (formerly Lake)(nee Schroeder)


On February 15, 2016, surrounded by her family and her faithful cat Tommy, Lydia Wolfe peacefully went home to be with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, at the age of 102 years and 8 months.

Lydia was born on June 13, 1913 in Rosental, Russia. She immigrated with her family to Canada in 1926. She graduated from the Royal Alexandra School of Nursing in 1937 and continued to nurse until she was 73 years old. Lydia was married to Albert Lake (Layetzke) in 1937 and was married to Robert Wolfe in 1983.

Lydia was predeceased by her father Peter Schroeder in 1975 and her mother Helene Schroeder in 1981; her husband Albert Lake in 1977 and her husband Robert Wolfe in 1995. She was also predeceased by an infant daughter Jean in 1955 and a son Dennis in 2000; as well as her siblings: Marie Klapstein, Cornelius Schroeder and Gary Schroeder and Robert Wolfe’s children: Lorraine Barnbrook and Robert Wolfe Jr.

Lydia is lovingly remembered by all her children: Brian (Sharon) Lake of Sarnia, ON, David (Dorothy) Lake of Post Falls, ID, Barbara-Jean (Deochand) Ramnath of Edmonton, AB; grandchildren: Kevin (Laurel) Lake, Barry (Nicole) Lake, James (Vera) Lake, Deborah (Stephane) Duclos, Troy (Laura) Lake, Shannon (Todd) Weekes, Jason (Kendra) Lake, Isaac Ramnath and Joel Ramnath; Robert Wolfe’s grandchildren: Andrea (Kevin) North and Allison (Tony) Osachoff; 23 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law Sharon Lake of Edmonton, AB; siblings Henry Schroeder, Peter (May) Schroeder, Helen Meyer and Louise DiFrancis.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, February 19, 2016 at Central Baptist Church, 9419-95 Street, Edmonton, AB, with viewing one hour prior. Interment to follow in South Haven Cemetery.

Memorial donations in Lydia’s honour may be made to the Outreach for Life Association of Edmonton.

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“Enchanted Cottage” was purchased for the family of Lydia Wolfe (formerly Lake)(nee Schroeder).


Aunt Lydia was an amazing and strong woman; strong in her love for her Lord and for her family. She was always ready with a cup of tea and time for a chat when I would come by for a visit. She always remembered the little things that are so important in family relationships and always knew when it was time to just hold my hand and pray. My sincere sympathy is with you, Brian & Sharon, David & Dorothy, Barb & Deo, and Sharon and your families. I know you will miss her presence here, but we can all rejoice in the family reunion that is waiting for us in heaven.

sharon Lake

Lydia was a remarkable woman who was canning fruit and making jam until she was almost 100 years old. She was strong in her faith in God and left a legacy for her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. See you again in heaven mom.

Sharon Lake


“Peaceful White Lilies Basket” was purchased for the family of Lydia Wolfe (formerly Lake)(nee Schroeder).

Beth Sonsthagen

Thank you Lord for blessing Aunt Lydia with a long life and a peaceful welcoming home! I will always remember her loving glow, beautiful smile and caring nature. We were always welcomed with lots of food and relatives around her dining room table. Every time I open my window a bit before sleep at night, I think of her, and I always will! All my love to my Canadian family, May God comfort you with good memories
Beth DiFrances Sonsthagen

Karin Ristau

Heartfelt condolences to the whole family! As you go through this valley of sorrow and loss, may the comfort of God’s Holy Spirit surround you all in amazing ways. We, who are in Christ, do not grieve as those who are without Hope. Peace and strength for each new day.

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