Anne Kristine Schmidt (née Anna Reddekopp) passed away peacefully at the age of 88 on July 2, 2015 in Abbotsford, BC. Her home town for 60 years. She was born on September 22, 1926 to Abram and Margaretha Reddekopp near Blumenhof, SK. Anne was the youngest child of a large farming family. She was a lady who left a particular impact on people, a creative woman on many levels. Anne liked to play guitar, sing, sew, cook, bake and write poetry. She could whistle like a bird and in her later years was well-known for her artistic abilities as a painter of subject matter with very peaceful settings, including thatched cottages amidst colourful gardens on the banks of streams, often cast in beautiful light. A love for animals depicted these scenes with horses, rabbits, dogs, cats and birds. Wildlife, cats, kittens, vases of flowers, seascapes with tall ships or lighthouses were other themes in her artwork. Anne will be dearly missed and is survived by her husband Jacob Schmidt, children Robert, Loren (Susan) and Donna (Chris). Her grandchildren are Donna’s daughter Sarazen and Loren’s sons Taylor and Spencer. Many nieces and nephews also remember her very fondly. A memorial service will be held on July 18, 2015 at 2:00 pm, Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1672 Salton Road, Abbotsford, BC. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, BCSPCA (

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