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JOHN ELMER SCHOTT

Born: Apr 05, 1927

Date of Passing: May 14, 2021

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JOHN ELMER SCHOTT
April 5, 1927 - May 14, 2021

On May 14, Jack passed away peacefully at the age of 94, at the Boundary Trails Hospital, with family by his side.
Left to cherish his memory are his children, Allan (Valerie), Dwayne (Dale), Ryan (Jacquie), Lynda (Brent), daughter-in-law Marlys, his 14 grandchildren, Daniel, Monica, Bonnie (Dave), Stacey (David), Robert (Braylinn), Jeffrey (Linda), Kristina, Craig, Kristen, Rob, Ashley (Thomas), Brayden, Stephanie and Nicole, and one great-grand-daughter, Emmalyn. He is also survived by his brother Ron Schott.
Jack was predeceased by his wife Jona, son Eric (Marlys), his sisters, Velma and Hazel, and great-grandson Wilson.
Jack was born in 1927 to Martin and Margaret (Hogg) and lived in Warren where his father owned a mechanic shop. At the age of eight, while at the height of the Great Depression, his family moved to the present-day farm located northwest of Warren. Jack bought the farm from his siblings after the passing of their parents in 1953.
In his 20s, Jack went to a dance in Lundar and saw a "good-looking girl" (Jona Erickson) who he hoped would dance with him. She did and they married in 1954. Jack cherished the 65 years they had together while raising five children on the farm. As the family grew so did the farm, growing various grains along with beef cattle and hogs. Jack loved working the land and repairing machinery. He and Jona also had a large garden and enjoyed summer family corn feeds.
Jack was a hard worker and a successful farmer. He was also an avid bird watcher and photographer. He instilled in his children the love of agriculture and nature, along with a strong work ethic and commitment to family. He encouraged and supported his children's many activities. Jack had a quiet demeanour, but he also had a mischievous side that would occasionally come out!
In later years, Jack and Jona enjoyed travelling to such places as Hawaii, Kenya, Iceland, Australia including a cruise around Cape Horn. They also travelled across Canada, mostly by car, from the Pacific Rim to Newfoundland, and north to Churchill, Inuvik and Alaska.
In November 2010 they moved to Lions Manor in Stonewall. They continued to spend summers at the farm the following nine years as their grandson Daniel gradually took over the family farm.
In his last few years, he continued to demonstrate his commitment to family, as he cared for Jona through her declining health.
He will forever be remembered and cherished by his loving family.
A private interment will be held at the Warren Cemetery.
The family wishes to thank home care and the medical staff of Stonewall and Boundary Trails Hospitals for taking such good care of him.

Gone is the face
we loved so dear,
Silent is the voice
we loved to hear.

Too far away
for sight or speech,
But not too far
for thought to reach.

Sweet to remember him
who once was here,
And who, though absent
is just as dear


Ken Loehmer Funeral Services
204-886-0404

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 22, 2021

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Extending our deepest sympathy to the Schott family on the passing of their father John Schott. Thank you for sharing this wonderful tribute of a life dedicated to family, community & the legacy of farming carried on by the next generation. Please know that our thoughts are with you at this sad & difficult time. Lynda Ruban staff & friends at the HSC Foundation. - Posted by: Lynda Ruban (staff at Health Sciences Centre Foundation) on: May 25, 2021

  • Our condolences to the Schott family. Jack was true community Icon, very sorry to hear this sad news. He was a great neighbor and long time friend to my myself and my parents. John J - Posted by: John & Lee Jones (Neighbor and friend of the family) on: May 24, 2021

  • I, Fred, knew Jack my entire life. He was good friends with my parents, John (Jack) & Helen. He was dedicated to the land & loved farming. Another page turned, with Jack's passing, in the Schott family history book. I, Lynne, met Jack when Fred & I started dating in 1972. I came to know Jack as a friend & neighbour when we established our yardsite @ SW 1/4-5-14-1W. We were a mere 1 road turn & 2 miles south of the Schott farm. Treasure your memories, as all of us will. Hold them dear to your hearts & tell lots of stories. Fred and Lynne Sutton - Posted by: Lynne Sutton (Friends of the family) on: May 22, 2021

  • Sending our sincere condolences to all of you. Jack (and Jona) were close friends/ neighbours (and my parents) our whole lives. Jack had a pretty amazing memory as I found out when visiting a while back. I know you will miss him. - Posted by: Brenda and Ray Lesyk (friend and neighbour) on: May 22, 2021

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