Erika McLeod

Obituary of Erika McLeod

August 14, 1941 – Nakonovo, Poland

June 29, 2024 – Calgary, Alberta


Erika McLeod (nee Schmidtke), beloved wife of the late Ronald Gordon McLeod, and mother of Brent McLeod, of Calgary, AB, passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2024, at the age of 82 years.


Erika was born on August 14, 1941, and immigrated from Germany to Morden, MB, as a young girl with her family. In her early twenties, she moved to Calgary, with friends for work and to learn how to ski. It was here that she met Ron, and they were happily married for 40 years. In addition to being a homemaker, she worked part-time at K-Mart and Rexall Drugs. She was a dedicated member of the Church of the Cross, where she volunteered her time making quilts for those in need and also supported local charities like the Mustard Seed.


Erika pursued her passion for skiing well into her 70s. She enjoyed crafting hobbies such as sewing, quilting, crocheting, and needlework and was an avid gardener who took pride in maintaining her home.


She loved her family dearly and was always ready to lend a hand when needed. Erika was predeceased by her parents, Berta and Gustav; as well as her brothers, Horst, Alexander, Edwald, Roland, and Otto. She will be greatly missed by her son Brent and daughter-in-law Anita, along with all her nephews, nieces, remaining family, and friends.


A Funeral Service will be held sometime in the fall. Details to follow once confirmed.


Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed with Erika’s family here.


In living memory of Erika McLeod, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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