Obituary of Baltser SCHMALTZ

April 11, 1919 – Granlea, Alberta

February 18, 2020 – Calgary, Alberta

Baltser Schmaltz of Airdrie, formerly of Beiseker, AB, passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at the age of 100 years.

Baltser accomplished much through his life and was particularly proud to have purchased his farm on top of the hill south of Beiseker. He will be remembered as a kind and gentle soul who loved to laugh.

Baltser is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Doug Skuce of Calgary; five grandchildren, Gary, Sherry and Jim Brown, Corinne Fisher and Corwin Skuce; seven great-grandchildren, Kristi and Jessica Reid, Charlotte Fisher, Brianna Brown, Jaida Skuce, Gabrielle Fisher, and Tayden Skuce; one great-great-granddaughter Zoie Gordon; and his sister-in-law Jean Dirk.

Baltser was predeceased by his wife Ruth on December 17, 2019, daughter Diann Tindall, brothers, Felix and George Schmaltz; and sisters, Barbara Schwengler, Betty Schmaltz, Lena Hagel, Bella Selzler, and Jenny Urlacher.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Paul’s Catholic Church (1305 Main Street Airdrie, AB) on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.  Reception to follow in the Church Hall. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Baltser’s obituary at

The family wish to thank the Staff at the Bethany Care Centre in Airdrie, & Dr. Neil White, Unit 32 Nursing Staff at the Foothills Hospital, Dr. Katherine McKenna & Janet (Palliative Care Specialist) for their care.

In living memory of Baltser Schmaltz, a tree will be planted by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB, T2E 2V6,   Telephone: 403-243-8200.


Funeral Mass

1:00 pm
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
St. Paul’s Catholic Church
1305 Main Street
Airdrie, Alberta, Canada
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