Obituary of Neil Schmitt
It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we announce the sudden and very tragic passing of Neil (Cornelio) Schmitt, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, and brother on Saturday, January 13, 2024.
Neil was the cherished eldest son of Cornelius and Catarina (Suderman) Schmitt. He was the devoted husband and partner of Annie Schmitt for 37 years, a testament to their enduring love and commitment. Together, they created a home in Springfield filled with warmth, love, and countless cherished memories. Neil was not only a loving spouse but also a pillar of strength and support for Annie throughout their journey together.
A dedicated father, Neil leaves behind a legacy of love and guidance for his children: Kristy Schmitt(Benjamin), Sherry VanQuaethem(Curtis), Anthoney Schmitt(Auralee), Jennifer Schmitt, Salena Fehr(Jacob), Carter Schmitt and Allizon Sztogryn. His impact on their lives is immeasurable, and his memory will continue to inspire them in the years to come.
Neil found immense joy in his role as a grandfather Lucas, Bradley, Cash, Cecilia, Conrad, Cyril, Camilla, Roman, Mason, Auston, Aaron, Oden, Jonah, Ryaleigh, Brandon, Jake and Edgar. His love for them was boundless, and the memories they shared will forever hold a special place in their hearts. Neil's legacy will undoubtedly live on through the generations he helped shape.
As the cherished oldest brother to Suzi West(Barry), Catarina Schmitt, Mari Driedger(John), Tony Schmitt(Melissa), Nancy Froats(Neil), Lisa Schmitt(Jeff), John Schmitt and Joanna Paton(Shawn). Neil played a central role in the lives of his siblings who knew he could always be counted on no matter what time they called or what they called for. His guidance, love, and unwavering support created a strong bond that will endure even in his absence. Neil's passing leaves an irreplaceable void in the hearts of his siblings, who will continue to honor his memory by embracing the times they shared.
Beyond his immediate family, Neil touched the lives of numerous foster children over the years. His compassion and generosity knew no bounds, leaving a lasting impact on those fortunate enough to have crossed his path.
Neil Schmitt's sudden and tragic departure from this world leaves a void that cannot be filled, but his memory will live on in the hearts of all those who were fortunate enough to know him.
Born on June 15th, 1967, in Durango, Mexico. He immigrated to Canada with his family at the age of 8, initially settling in Brantford before ultimately finding their home in the Langton area. From an early age, Neil understood the value of hard work, as he diligently labored alongside his family in various cash crop employments, laying the foundation for the strong work ethic that would define his life.
This love for construction and his unwavering work ethic became the cornerstones of his professional life, leading him to a fulfilling career as the production manager for Tropical Sunrooms.
A master storyteller with an outrageously funny sense of humor, Neil had the extraordinary ability to captivate audiences with his tales. In recent months this included his frequent voice memos posted to his Schmitt Cousin Whatsapp Group. His kindness, generosity, wisdom, and pure intentions endeared him to all who had the privilege of knowing him. Whether sharing laughter or offering words of wisdom, Neil's presence illuminated the lives of those around him.
Visitation to celebrate Neil's life will be held at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home in Aylmer on Tuesday, January 16, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. The funeral service will take place at the Lighthouse Gospel Church on Thursday, January 18, 2024, at 2:00 p.m.
In honor of Neil's memory, the family kindly requests donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association. Contributions to this cause reflect Neil's caring nature and his commitment to supporting mental health awareness.
As we bid farewell to Neil Schmitt, let us remember the laughter he brought, the wisdom he shared, and the love that surrounded him. Share your memories and condolences at kebbelfuneralhome.com, preserving the legacy of a remarkable man who touched the hearts of many. May he rest in peace.