March 18, 1919 ~ June 3, 2007
Eugenie Schulz passed away peacefully on the 3rd of June, 2007 at Glacier View Lodge, Courtenay, BC. She went to be with her Lord and rejoin the husband she had sorely missed since his passing in 1994.
Predeceased by her parents Franz and Agnes Albrecht, husband Henry and an infant son. Eugenie is survived by and will be lovingly missed by her daughter Marlene and sons Ronald (Mary Ellen), David (Lora), all of Black Creek, her grandchildren: Randy, Jasmine, Katie, Ryan, Amber, sister-in-laws Elsie Enns, Annie Wiebe, brother-in-law Peter (Margaret) Schulz and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Eugenie was born in Pleschanowo, Neu Samara Russia on March 18, 1919, Eugenie was the only child of Franz and Agnes Albrecht. In the fall of 1924 Eugenie and her mother immigrated to Canada with her grandparents Johann and Helena Voth.
On November 24, 1924, they arrived at their final destination, Rostern, Saskatchewan. In 1929 the grandparents and Agnes and Eugenie all moved to Dundurn, Saskatchewan with the uncles, Ben, John and Henry Voth, where they continued to farm until they all moved to Capasin to farm in 1933. Eugenie was baptized in Rosenorter church in Caspasin, Saskatchewan on June 16, 1936.
Franz Albrecht was not able to accompany his wife and daughter when they immigrated to Canada. in May 1934 Franz went from Harbin to Paraguay, eventually he ended up in Sao Paulo, Brazil where he spent the rest of his life. On February 6, 1968, almost fifty years later Eugenie finally met up with her father again when she and her husband Henry Schulz travelled to Brazil to see him.
Henry and Eugenie had only met four times before they were married on October 2, 1949. The newly married couple settled in Black Creek. Eugenie worked alongside with Henry at the meat market that he had started in 1943 until their retirement in 1978.
Eugenie dedicated her whole life to her family, either staying at home or travelling to Saskatchewan and Alberta to visit with family and friends. She especially enjoyed attending family reunions. She was an active member in the United Mennonite Church in Black Creek and a long standing member of Harmony Hearts. Her hobbies were writing poetry, crochet, collecting cookbooks, and baking internationally renowned buns.
Special thanks to Dr. Winter and Dr. Wiens and the caregivers and staff of Casa Loma and Glacier View Lodge.
She will be remembered for her gentle manner and her good and caring heart, she will be dearly missed by friends and family.
“Ich geh’ den schmallen Lebensweg
Wenn auch verlassen hier
So bin ich dennoch nicht allein
Mein Heiland geht mit mir”
I walk the straight and narrow
Ever forsaken here
Still I am not alone
My saviour walks with me.
In lieu of flowers donations to the Black Creek United Mennonite Church is appreciated.
A funeral celebrating Eugenie’s life will take place on Friday, June 8th at 1:00 p.m. from the Black Creek United Mennonite Church, followed by internment and then by a time of fellowship in the church hall.