Obituary of Charles Schwartz
Charles Dwight Schwartz passed away at Lloydminster Hospital, Lloydminster, SK on January 29, 2024 at the age of 77 years.
Charles was born at Lashburn Hospital on July 12, 1946, the eldest son of Louis and Laura Schwartz. Charles grew up on a farm in the Eldon district and attended the Eldon School for grades 1 to 5. He and his sisters were taken to school in the winter by their father, travelling in a closed-in cutter with a little stove in it, pulled by a team of horses. In the summer the children walked to school.
When the Eldon school closed, Charles took Grades 6, 7 and 8 in Maidstone travelling by school bus. Charles recalls as a young boy they did not have electricity or indoor plumbing. The house was heated by a wood and coal stove, which the cooking was done on. Charles picked stones for the Municipality in the summer to earn enough money to buy a bicycle and cut wood for neighbors in the winter to make some spending money. He picked roots for neighbors and saved his money to buy his first car.
Charles’ first job away from home was at Nelson Lumber Company in Lloydminster where he and a neighbor, worked for three summers. He then secured a full time job with Grief Containers Ltd in Lloydminster. He purchased the SE 7-50-22 W3 from the Canadian Pacific Railroad in 1968 and kept a few cattle at his dad’s place. He worked in Lloydminster during the week and boarded out and on his days off. He spent his time at his Dad’s home and farmed his quarter of land.
He married Sylvia Schneider in June of 1977. Sylvia was raised at St. Walburg and runs a hairdressing shop in Lloydminster. They have two children, Kevin Schneider, born in April of 1968 and Terra Marie Schwartz, born in January of 1978. Charles was kept busy between his regular job and farming his land in Eldon.
To all who knew Charlie, you'll remember his unique wit and sense of humor. We will miss him so much!
Charles Dwight Schwartz is survived by: his loving wife, Sylvia Schwartz; daughter, Terra (Kim) Kruchkowski and their children, Addyson and Hope; son, Kevin (Shelly) Schwartz and his children, Amanda (Kenny) Charters and Rhia Schwartz; great granddaughter, Lauryn Charters; sisters, Donna Donaldson and her family, Nikki and Paige Donaldson and Norma (Gerharodt) Hento; brother, Terry Schwartz and his family, Laura, Tareynne (Quinn) and Brandon (Jennifer); nieces and nephews, Brody, Ryder, Emery, Logan Fossen, Braxton Schwartz, Glen Schwartz and Brian Schwartz; and numerous other nieces and nephews.
Charles Dwight Schwartz is predeceased by: his father, Louis Schwartz; and mother, Laura Hess.
A family gathering will be held in memory of Charles at a later date.
Donations in memory of Charles may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.