May 18, 1924 — October 26, 2015
George passed away peacefully at the age of 91 years in the Davidson Health Centre. He was born to August and Lydia Scheidt on the family farm near Salvador, Sask.
George had fond memories of growing up around horses, especially his very own Prince. He took all of his schooling in Salvador.
It was at a high school dance where George met his long-loved sweetheart Dorothy and they were married on July 8, 1947 at Hearts Hill Lutheran Church. This was the beginning of a loving relationship of over 68 years.
George and Dorothy started their married life farming in the Salvador (Luseland) district. George decided to become an elevator agent, starting with Federal Grain and moving on to Saskatchewan Wheat Pool for many years, most of that time spent in Mikado, Sask. He completed his grain-buying years in Davidson with United Grain Growers.
Among the many joys in his life, the greatest was his love for his wife and family. He was a truly gentle and kind husband and father, as well as so loving and proud of all his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-granddaughter.
In Davidson, George took an active role in the church, on council, in choir and helping with maintenance. He enjoyed the seniors centre, playing cards and socializing. In his younger years he enjoyed curling and after coming to Davidson he was an avid bowler.
George is lovingly remembered by his wife Dorothy; his children and grandchildren: Bob (Dorothy) Scheidt, Trevor, Heather (Curtis), and Garner; Janet (Fred) Ellersiek, Cinnamon (Erik) Dagsvik and Chris (Shaylene) Rudy; Shirley (Bob) Bender, Justin (Ninja) and Carla (Jared) Shaw; Stephen (Jan) Scheidt, Graham, Evan (Teaghan) and Neal (Laura); great-grandchildren Jessica, Brittany, Erika and Nik (Cinnamon); and Gracelyn, Jayne and Peyton (Carla); and great-great-granddaughter Sophie (Brittany). Geroge is also survived by two brothers, Donald (Margaret) and Art (Vi), as well many nieces and nephews.
George was predeceased by his parents August and Lydia, sister-in-law Marion and nephew Walter.
The celebration of George’s life was held at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Davidson on Friday, October 30. It was officiated by Pastor Sonje Finnestad; eulogy by Rev. Stephen Scheidt; organist Carol Dieno; readers Carla Shaw and Heather Scheidt; ushers Lee and Mary Walker; register Joyce Doyle and Nina Gust; active pallbearers Trevor Scheidt, Garner Scheidt, Chris Rudy, Justin Bender, Evan Scheidt and Neal Scheidt.
Interment was at Davidson Community Cemetery.
Arrangements were in care of Hanson’s Funeral Home.