William Alfred Schnitzler
William Alfred Schnitzler passed away on Thursday, September 23rd, 2021. Bill was born to William and Rose Schnitzler on May 11th, 1941 in Allan, SK. He was predeceased by his 1st wife, Frances Schnitzler; his 2nd wife, Jean Schnitzler; parents, William and Rose Schnitzler; sister, Frances Miller; brother, Raymond Schnitzler; sister, Caroline Ellis; and brother, Joseph Schnitzler. Bill will be lovingly remembered by his children: Netta (Russ) Farrow of Abbotsford, BC, Steven Schnitzler of Regina, SK, Jason Schnitzler of Regina, SK and Camille (Cliff) Wagner of Regina, SK; grandchildren: Ashley Farrow, Evan and Hunter Wiest, Charlotte Schnitzler, Hadrian and Jorja Wagner; stepchildren: Doug (Betty) of Saskatoon, SK, Sharon (Yves) Bordeau of Moose Jaw, SK, Garry (Cathy) of Surrey, BC, Allan (Sharon) of Saskatoon, SK, Bonny Mitchell of Moose Jaw, SK, and Timothy (Senka) of Florence, Italy; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, Jim (Yvonne) of Saskatoon SK; sister-in-law, Marge of Vernon, BC; brother, Frank of Westbank, BC; brother, Ron (Judy) of Saskatoon, SK, sister, Margaret Sander of Martinsville, SK; and sister-in-law, Diane Schnitzler of Saskatoon, SK; as well as many nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and friends that will remember him.
Bill was employed by SaskTel working in several cities in Saskatchewan. After retiring in 1993, he and Jean moved to BC and then to Alberta. He spent his leisure time curling, golfing and wood working in Father Leo Boyd’s shop. Being taught by the Ursuline Sisters throughout his schoolyears, he became active within the church in Allan. He began as a daily altar server. Bill and Jean studied with the Deacon Formation for 3 1/2 years in the Diocese of Calgary. On June 9th, 2008, Bill was ordained as Deacon at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Calgary, AB. Bill served with Father Keith Sorge and Father Philip Lee in Holy Family Parish, Medicine Hat, AB for six years. His work was assisting the priest at the altar proclaiming God’s Word, tribunal, weddings, baptisms, funeral vigils, funerals, and lector, leading the pastoral care team, Chaplin at the hospital, minister of Holy Communion, and visitation minister at care homes, leading the bereavement team, and visiting at the Remand Center giving support to prisoners. After returning to Moose Jaw he assisted Father Rick Krofchek at St Joseph’s Church, and then assisted Father Joaquin Ibay and Father Leonardo Tamayo at Church of Our Lady.
Bill was a gifted carpenter, building houses and several pieces of beautiful furniture. Gardening was another pass time enjoyed by him. In 1989 Bill became involved with SaskTel Pioneers and the telephone clown group. He found cheering up patients in the hospitals, especially the children’s ward, time well spent. Bill was a generous and giving person.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, September 30th, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, 1064 3rd Ave NW, Moose Jaw, SK. The Most Reverend Arch Bishop Don Bolen will be the presiding celebrant with Homilist Father George Thattuparampil, visiting priests and Deacon Lamont Dyck. Interment will take place at Rosedale Cemetery at a later date. A Prayer Service will be held on Wednesday, September 29th, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church. Those unable to attend may view the service virtually by going to https://youtu.be/s0CJhkeXYLs.
My deepest sympathy for all of you, Bill was a loving, kind and gentle understanding individual he will be thought of often for his phone calls and conversations with Louise and myself
Always enjoyed Bill at the Saturday night masses at Church of our Lady, such a nice man.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Netta and family ..
Went to school with Bill in Allan for many years….one of those people you meet in a lifetime where you can’t think of a negative ….just an all around nice guy…Fairwell till we meet again.
Condolances to all family members…..George and Marge Hagel Oliver BC
My deepest condolences to you and your family. Your father was truly an incredible person, and his loss is felt deeply.
So sorry to hear of your loss, Sharon and Yves. It seems he was a man who lived life to the fullest!
Bill was a very special person to us and we loved him very much. Our deepest condolences to the Schnitzler family. Garry, Cathy, Tyson, and Mattheu Daniels
We extend our deepest condolences to Bill’s children and extended family at this time. Bill’s faith was a large part of his life as was family. He made time to visit his siblings and share anniversaries, weddings and the holidays. He will be remembered as keeper of the Schnitzler genealogy and the legacy of our ancestry. He was kind and had a true sense of humour. Rest in peace Bill.
Dianne Schnitzler and children: Shirley, Brian, Judy & Lori
Our sincere sympathy to the family and Sharon and Yves Bourdeau. Bill was such a kind, generous and thoughtful man. Always had time to listen to you. Bill and Jean were true, honest friends. God bless.
Bill was loved by all and will be missed. Condolences to all who had the privilege to know him.
We loved Bill deeply. I could not have wished for a better companion for mom. My sincere condolences go out to Netta, Steve, Jason and Camille. Bill left the world a better place because of his love, kindness and warm smile.
My deepest sympathy to Bill’s family at this sad time. I knew Bill many years ago when he and his family lived in Biggar. Our families were very close and spent lots of time together. I will always remember the wonderful memories we shared. God bless you all!May your memories of him console you at this sad time.Make love to you all! Eileen Irvine and family