Schober, Christopher Edwin

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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Les and Kerry Esau

Katie, So sorry for your loss. We were saddened to hear the tragic news. I fondly remember a trip to Waterton with Chris in his old Impala. He was so proud of that car and for good reason; beautifully restored. And it was Chris who introduced me to that little known band called U2! He had great taste in music. I will always remember him as a deeply honourable person with a passion for life and God! Are prayers are with you and your family.

Earl Halsey

Katie and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Chris from this temporal plane. I have very good memories of Chris who was always positive, focused and a pleasure to be around. We have travelled many of the same places in the World as we spent 4 years in Kuwait on their 2 glycol plant start-ups and recently the MEGlobal start-up in Texas. Having lost my brother Glen less than 2 years ago I feel some of your grief as he was taken too soon as well. The Pastor on visiting shortly after Glens passing said we know we’ll see him again in glory but it’s the in between time that hurts so much.

Brian and Diana Rozak

Katie and family,

Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. I met Chris when he assumed the Engineering Leadership Role at the Fort and enjoyed our many conversations. One on one meetings will never be the same. He was a great person and he will be dearly missed.

Charlotte Orrell-Hoskins

My deepest sympathy to you and Laila and Ian at this most difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss and was shocked to hear of Chris’ passing. My thoughts and best wishes to you all.

Dwayne Aasberg

Katie and family. We grieve but not as deeply as those who have no hope. I am saddened by your loss. Chris was a good friend and mentor. I will miss him dearly.

Donald Machell

In reminiscing over 30 years of teaching, Chris’ intellect and ability will always rank among the best.

In the game of Reach for the Top, you always were “the top”. The respect you had for others was exemplary. Having the pleasure of your acquaintance has enriched the lives of us all. You leave a proud legacy.

Sincere condolences to Katie, Ian, Laila, Ida Lou, Trevor and Loni

Nabih Naser

Dear Katie and Family,

I was so saddened and shocked to hear of Chris’ passing. I truly enjoyed working with him while on the Sadara project, and getting to know him and you all. He was such a genuine and brilliant person and am I glad to have known him. My deepest condolences.

Nabih Naser

Dear Katie and Family,

I was shocked and saddened to hear about Chris’ passing. I truly enjoyed working with him on Sadara and becoming friends over the course of the project. He was a genuine and brilliant man and I enjoyed getting to know him and you. My deepest condolences.

Sheldon tattrie

Went to school with Chris in Cereal, was very good friend and schoolmate, probably would not have made it through to graduation without Chris.
Ida Lou and family, I am so very so sorry to hear of Chris passing into arms of the lord. Thoughts and prayers to the whole family.

Sherrill Pfeifer

Dear Schober family, my sincere sympathy to you all. Although I did not know Chris, I went to school with his mother Ida Lou.
Sherrill (Turnbull) Pfeifer

Krista (Dolliver) North

Condolences to you and your family.
I went to school in Cereal and remember that Chris was very smart and artistic, and the time he won a contest for drawing a picture for the Dune movie/book.
May God give you the peace that you seek.

Ann & Dave Wind

Our condolences to Trevor and family. Our thoughts and prayers for you

Ken Sutherland

I went to school with Chris in Cereal, he was always the smartest guy in the room, and always excelled over and above what was required. Find memories and condolences to the family.

Victoria Caskey Meusel

Dear Schober Family,

My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. Chris was so nice person and he will be dearly missed.

Dale & Betty Caskey

We are so sorry for your loss Ida Lou and family. To lose a child no matter their age is the biggest and saddest grief a mother can bare Chis was a wonderful human. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. We are so sad.

Mark Ford

Had many funtimes playing basketball with Chris was a good man I’m happy to have called him my friend rest in peace til we meet again
Condolences to his wjfe nd family
God Bless

Linda Miller

Neighbor of Chris in chinook. Chris Dad drove School Bus
for our children. Sorry for your loss.

Ann Caskey Jasmin

Dear Schober family,
I am deeply saddened by the loss of Chris for you all. He was always very kind and thoughtful. He will be greatly missed.

Kenton & Sheldina Brunner

Dear Katie, Laila and Ian.
We feel the sadness and loss of Chris and know it must be even more present and intense for you. Our prayers are with you and we ask that the God of all Comfort would strengthen your faith and hope in the Lord Jesus Christ. We love you.

Chantelle Dube

I grew up with Chris in Chinook, Alberta. I have so many wonderful memories, from the tree house, to the straw bale house, and the huge sand pile across the street from Schober’s house. Chris had this green, plastic, ride on toy that was our favorite. We would ride that up and down the sidewalks of town for hours. Ida, Lou, Trevor, Loni, Katie, Laila and Ian, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Chris was a wonderful person and he will be missed.

April Aitken

I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Chris. I grew up with him in Chinook and my earliest memories involve Chris and his family. We played dress up and drank freshie. May his memory live on in your hearts.

Joe Matherne

Dear Katie, Laila, and Ian,

Diane and I were totally shocked and saddened to hear about Chris. His friendship was a breath of cool, fresh air during our time together in Saudi.

Joe and Diane Matherne

Soni Chandra

Katie, we are very sorry for your loss. We fondly remember the time spent with Chris at work and leisure. God summons good people back sooner. Our deepest sympathies and sincere condolences to you and family.

Don Keber

Katie, my deepest sympathies to you and your families. I always enjoyed visiting with Chris whenever he came back down to see us at Prentiss. It was very interesting to follow his latest car, photography or radio project.

Marg Richardson

Dear Katie and family:

So sorry to hear of Chris’ passing. Remember you both from Union Carbide/Dow. Also, lived close to you in Westpark and hopped a ride the odd time with Chris to work. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Mac & Daphne Dunbar

Katie: So sorry for your loss. Very much enjoyed our times together, including the Ram River trail ride back in the day.

Long Rose

Katie, my deepest sympathy to you and all of your family. I missed you and Chris when you left the Prentiss Plant. Rose

Heather Ostapowich

So sorry to hear of your loss of Chris! Will be praying for peace and the arms of Jesus to surround you all at this time.

Kim breitkreutz

Katie, I have so many fond memories of times together when our kids were younger. Shocked and so sad to hear of your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you all now. Kim and Bruce

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