Kenneth Louis SCHMITZ

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SCHMITZ, Kenneth Louis September 16, 1922 – August 25, 2017 Kenneth Louis Schmitz died peacefully at Gilmore Lodge on Friday, August 25th with family in attendance. He was born and raised in Humboldt, Saskatchewan. He was president of his high school and after graduating joined the Royal Canadian Air Force, serving as a navigator and being honoured with the Distinguished Flying Cross. After the war, he attended St. Thomas More College in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and later completed a doctorate at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies in Toronto. He taught Philosophy at Loyola University in Los Angeles and later at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Indiana University in Bloomington and the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. In 1971, he returned to Toronto to teach at Trinity College, University of Toronto. After retiring, he worked for many years with the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family. Kenneth is survived by his three children Donald Schmitz, Anne (Donn Layne) Schmitz and Jonathan (Elizabeth) Schmitz, along with his eleven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Lillian and his son Geoffrey. Services will be held at St. Basil's Church, 50 St. Joseph Street, Toronto, on Friday, September 1st at 10 a.m.
Published in the Toronto Star on Aug. 31, 2017
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