It is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of Edith Maria Schweitzer on November 2, 2022 at the age of 82 in Essex.
A long time resident of Kingsville, Edith was born on January 14, 1940 in Austria. She immigrated to Canada at the age of 15.
Edith was predeceased by her husband, Helmut Schweitzer, and is survived by her children, Kenneth Schweitzer (Julie) and daughter, Karen Schweitzer, as well as her granddaughters, Cayleigh Schweitzer (Dmitri Kharseev), Holly Schweitzer (Shawn Fisher) and Allyson Schweitzer, as well as her new great-grandson Arlen Kharseev.
Edith was a loving stay-at-home mom for many years, before working several years for Heaton’s Goalie Equipment. She had a gentle nature and she cherished her time as Oma to her three granddaughters. She loved to attend local dances and play cards with friends and family. She was skilled at knitting, sewing, and crocheting as well as being a phenomenal cook and baker whose favourite recipes continue to be passed down through her family.
Heartfelt thanks to the staff at Iler Lodge for their care and support over the past several years.
A private service and interment will be held on Saturday, November 5th, 2022 in Kingsville. Family and friends of Edith are invited to attend a “drop-in gathering” later that day at Karen’s home in Belle River from 2-5 pm to share memories and to celebrate the life of Edith.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimers Society, Windsor & Essex County.