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"Jay" John Howard Schmidt

November 8, 1957 — January 22, 2021

Huntsville, Ontario

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John (Jay) Howard Schmidt

Passed away peacefully at home on January 22, 2021 surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Carol (nee Mason). Survived by his brother Ron (Peggy) and his sister Victoria. Loving father of Christine (Justin) and Myles. Cherished grandfather of Ryan. Predeceased by his mother Lillian (Sue) and father William (Howie) Schmidt. He will be greatly missed by his nieces and nephews, extended family, countless friends and his beloved dog.

Jay was born in Montreal, Quebec and while living there Jay worked in the photography and floral businesses until he moved to Ontario when he began his career as a contractor and helped many people with his skilled craftsmanship.

Jay and his family had a love of cottage life creating treasured memories together at Lac Gaumond in the Laurentians. Jay’s love for this life continued with his wife Carol and their children at their family cottage on Loon Lake where so many gatherings, celebrations and unforgettable memories were made together with friends and family.

Jay enjoyed sailing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, music, and building things just for the sheer pleasure of creating. He also enjoyed boating and spent endless hours on the lake creating the best rollers for the ultimate tubing experience for those brave enough to try. He will be fondly remembered for his bright smile, outstanding sense of humour, ingenuity, passion for life, and his incredible love for his family, friends and animals.

The family would like to extend their appreciation to Jay’s care team of doctors and staff at Royal Victoria Hospital, Huntsville District Memorial Hospital and a special thank you to Dr. Stewart, Norma Connolly of the Hope Huntsville Palliative Care Team, Cathy Hockey and the nurses and PSWs of ParaMed. Together you each contributed significantly to Jay’s comfort and care over the last year.

In light of the current restriction due to the global pandemic and for the well-being of everyone, a private service with immediate family will take place on January 29th at 3:00 pm which will be available to live stream via Jay’s memorial page located on the Billingsley Funeral Home website.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations in memory of Jay can be made to Enliven Muskoka or the SPCA Bracebridge.

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Friday, January 29, 2021

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