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Leona Eva Neidig (Schinkel)

July 12, 1935 - July 31, 2023


Leona was born at Jansen Saskatchewan on July 12, 1935 to Daniel and Hulda Schinkel.  She moved to Vernon BC as an infant and then to many southern BC locations as her father worked on railway contracts.  She met her husband,  Harold, at Wardner BC and they were married on February 5, 1954 at Cranbrook.

After raising a family of seven in Marysville, Leona worked for fourteen years at the Marysville Post Office.  She was also a dedicated volunteer at the Marysville Thrift Store and she was recognized for 50 years of service by the Kimberley Health-Care Auxiliary.

She was predeceased by her husband Harold Neidig in January 2015.  She was also predeceased by her parents, sister Wanda Miller (Schinkel) her brothers Walter, Verner, William and Alfred Schinkel.

Leona is survived by sons Richard (Paula), Darren (Sanny), Robert (Melissa) and daughters Marilyn Loelke, Sheila Neidig, Susan (Ron) Halvorson, and Karen (Steve) Danyluk.  She has 11 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

At Leona’s request, there will be a family gathering rather than a public service.  The family gathering and internment will be on August 21st.

The family would like to thank the staff of Garden View Village, the Kimberley Medical Clinic, the Loan Cupboard, care providers of East Kootenay Community Hospital, paramedics of the local ambulance service and the numerous doctors involved in our mother’s care over the past few years.  A very special thank goes to Dr. Van Zyl and Dr. Wik for their long standing guidance and support.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kimberley Health-Care Auxiliary at 140 Howard Street, Kimberley, BC V1A2G6.



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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: judy & gary schinkel
Relation: aunt

Farewell Aunty and may you rest peacefully

From: Paul Dunbar
Relation: Friend's mother

Rick, Marylin, Sheila, Susan, Darren, Karen and Rob, I grieve with you in your loss. Ii have many fond memories of the many years that I was fortunate to know you all. One might think that with 7 kids of her own your mom wouldn’t have room or time in her life for any more but she always welcomed me in. Even in the few short conversations I’ve had with her during her time at Gardenview she was welcoming and pleased to see me. Thank you all for being gracious to me and sharing her with me. She will be missed.

From: Anne and Chuck Fall and family and Florence Neidig
Relation: Anne (niece) and Florence (sister-in- law)

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you begin to navigate your world without your Mom and Grandma. Auntie Lee was a very sweet lady who made us feel welcome whenever we were able to visit from NS and Ontario. While we won’t be with you in person on the 21st, we will be with you in spirit! Love to all 💙

From: Dale Mather
Relation: A neighbour across the street and grew-up with the kids and family!

Dale (Adams) &Ivan Mather send our Condolence to the family. Our Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Well your mom was a second mom to me as I grew -up across the street from your family. You were a awesome Family. I felt like one of the family. Thanks for being gracious to me and sharing your Mom with me. She will be very much missed.

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Kimberley Health Care Auxiliary, 140 Howard St., Kimberley, BC  V1A 2G6

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