Christopher Edwin Schober (1969-2020) went to be with Jesus on October 4,
2020. He will be dearly missed by his loving wife Katie, daughter Laila, son Ian,
mother Ida Lou, brother Trevor, and sister Loni. He will be missed also by many
other family members and friends. Chris was predeceased by his father Herb
Chris was born in Hanna in 1969, the son of Herb and Ida Lou Schober and the
oldest of three children followed by his brother, Trevor, and sister, Loni. He grew
up in the small farming community of Chinook where he enjoyed helping on the
farm and driving his ATV and snowmobile. His first job was working at the Pool
Elevator in Chinook during harvest. He attended school in Cereal. After
graduating from High School Chris moved to Calgary to take Engineering at U of
C, where he met Katie, a fellow engineering student. Upon graduation, he began
working for SNC Lavalin. Chris and Katie married in 1992 and moved to Olds.
After the birth of Laila in 1995, the family moved to Red Deer where Chris
worked for Union Carbide and then Dow at the Prentiss site. Ian was born in
1997, and in 2003 the family moved to an acreage east of Sherwood Park when
Chris began working at the Dow Fort Saskatchewan site.
In 2005 Chris applied to go on an international project with Dow and was
accepted. This led the family to move to Houston, Texas for 4 years. He enjoyed
the nature photography in the local state park as well as in the Galveston coastal
area. Then in 2009, the family moved to Sunningdale, a small village just west of
London in the UK, for 4 years while Chris worked on engineering for the project.
From this location the family enjoyed traveling through much of Europe and the
British Iles. Chris and Katie also took local day trips to the many cathedrals
within a two hour drive from home. The last international move was to Jubail,
Saudi Arabia, for 3 years for the final phase and the construction part of the
project. From here, Chris and the family enjoyed more trips to Europe as well as
to the Middle East and Africa.
In 2016 Chris and his family moved back home to Canada and settled happily in
to their acreage as Chris began working at the Fort Saskatchewan site again. He
was busy for the next 1 ½ years renovating their home both in the house and in
the yard. He also began buying old cars in earnest, focusing on older European
sport cars and classics. Photography continued to be a passion as he had
amassed a collection of old cameras while in Texas. In the UK as well he loved all
the old cameras, along with model cars, china, gramophones, clocks, and other
antiques available online. His passion for clocks continued here, and just last
year he began repairing clocks for a local Edmonton antique store as well as for
friends as family. He also began collecting and repairing 1950s era tube radios
and worked at enameling and embossing, inspired by the catholic iconography
from his visits to Spain. Chris has always enjoyed the mountains and the
outdoors and spent time camping, hiking, and kayaking. He also appreciated
family time and events, always being eager to invite people over and share a
meal. He retired on September 30, 2020, and besides continuing his current
hobbies, Chris was going to build an intricate and large scale model of HMS
Victory and design and build a new garden shed.
Chris ‘s memory will be kept alive and his presence will be felt through his many
pieces of collected memorabilia and created art that surround us in our home. I
am very grateful for the treasured experiences that we have shared over the past
28 years and the memories that we have shared.
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