Agnes ((Klassen)) SCHMITT

of West Vancouver, BC passed away on May 14, 2013. She was born in Saskatchewan on February 4, 1926. She is survived by her husband Gilbert (Bert) Schmitt and her two children, Douglas Schmitt (Nona) and Frances Zago (Luciano) and three grandchildren, Toby Schmitt, Matteo Zago and Dante Zago. She was the daughter of the late David and Agnes Klassen. She is survived by her sister Erla and her brother Bernie. Her sister Irene predeceased her in 1972. She is also survived by seven nieces and nephews.

Agnes moved to Saskatoon with her family as a young girl. Her family was very musical and Agnes became an excellent soprano. She and her sisters had a trio which frequently sang on local radio. Agnes worked as a dental hygienist until she married.

She married Bert, then a law professor in 1952. Their son Doug was born in 1955. In 1956 the family moved to Vancouver. Their daughter Frances was born in 1957.

Agnes was a perfect wife and mother. She was an excellent seamstress and gourmet cook. She loved to entertain and will be remembered as a wonderful hostess and party giver for friends and many people at Bert's law firm. Agnes was a playing member of the Capilano Golf and Country Club. She did volunteer work at the Vancouver Art Gallery and Vancouver Aquarium. She loved music and was for many years an outstanding choir member at St. Andrews Wesley United Church, and attended the Seattle Opera and Vancouver musical events. She enjoyed travel and went on many trips to Europe, the U.K. and the Caribbean.

After a busy life she became ill and since 1996 had been a resident of the Inglewood Care Centre. The family expresses its gratitude to the people at Inglewood who over the years gave her loving and devoted care.