Richard Schotsch

Richard George Schotsch

February 23rd, 1926 - August 5th, 2019
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Our beloved father Richard, passed away on Monday, August 5, 2019 in Woodstock, Ontario at the age of 93. Dad was born in Romania on February 23, 1926 and immigrated to Canada as a child with his parents and older brother John. They settled in Alberta before moving to Ontario. Richard married Shirley Rosehart in 1962 and together raised four children Terry, JoAnn, Patty and Ken. Dad is predeceased by his loving wife of 53 years Shirley in 2015, oldest son Terry in 2019 and his siblings Harold, Nellie, Margaret, Betty and Rita. Dad is survived by daughter JoAnn and her children Lindsay (Simon) and Mackenzie (Ashley), daughter Patty (John Haney) and son Ken (Trisha) and their sons Jay and Matthew. Dad is also survived by his older brother John (Renate), brother and sister in laws, nieces and nephews.

Visitation and funeral to take place at Peace Lutheran Church, 60 Young Street Tillsonburg on Saturday August 10, 2019. Visitation to start at 10:00 am, funeral service at 11:00 am by Rev. Paul Schallhorn followed by lunch with the interment at 1:30 pm at the Langton Baptist Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to “Peace Lutheran Church” or the “Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation” through the Maurice J. Verhoeve Funeral Homes- Burial and Cremation Services Inc., 262 Broadway Street 519-842-4238, who have been entrusted with funeral arrangements. Condolences and favourite memories can be shared at

“We would like to thank everyone at Park Place for the care and compassion given to our dad. We would also like to thank Dr. James Cluett of Tillsonburg and Dr. Michael Cheung and June of St. Thomas for the tremendous care provided to dad.”
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, August 10th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Saturday, August 10th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Peace Lutheran Church, Tillsonburg
    Address Not Available
  • Funeral Service to Celebrate Richards Life and Legacy

    Saturday, August 10th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, August 10th, 2019 11:00am
    Peace Lutheran Church, Tillsonburg
    Address Not Available
    Rev. Paul Shallhorn
  • Interment

    Saturday, August 10th, 2019 | 1:30pm
    Saturday, August 10th, 2019 1:30pm
    Langton Baptist Cemetery
    21 Albert Street
    Langton, Ontario N0E 1G0
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  • Reception

    Saturday, August 10th, 2019 |
    Saturday, August 10th, 2019
    Peace Lutheran Church, Tillsonburg
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Susan Bates

Posted at 09:19pm
Sending our love to all. Ken and I just recently learned that Uncle Richard had passed away. We want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

As Uncle Richard and Aunt Shirley were my Godparents, I always felt a special connection with them. I still have the beautiful cross necklace they gave to me when I was a young girl.

There are so many cherished memories of wonderful times gone by. Christmas Eve's singing and dancing, while Uncle Richard and Uncle John played the accordion, harmonica et all. Trying to sing songs with the grown-ups (in Saxon) which was next to impossible! Listening, with fascination, to the stories of old.

I was always so happy when we went "home" to visit or when you came to Winnipeg to spend time with us. Uncle Richard was so easy-going and I can still hear him saying - well we just mosey along. His smiles came so easily, and Ken and I both appreciated how kind and gracious he was. So many fond memories as a child, and a greater appreciation as an adult, for all that he was.

Losing the ones we love, is a very difficult part of life. There is nothing we can say that will ease the grief that comes with it. Just know that we love you and that we are thinking of you.

Love, Susan & Ken


Bonnie Schotsch

Posted at 11:17am
I was sorry to hear of Richard’s passing.
My Mom, Rose and my young brother Paul went to live with John and Anna in 1951/52 and help with the tobacco. We had just arrived from Germany in July, 1951.
Richard taught me all about horses and tractors and trucks. Paul and I went to school in Langton.
Then we moved on. to Toronto .In 1955 we bought 100 acres north of Burks Falls and settled Mom and Paul there.
Mom passed away in1990. age 76.
I am now 83 , live in the country near Guelph and enjoying good health, so far!
I last saw Richard. In 2011. We were our motorcycle, saw Rita also.
Perhaps we’ll see each other again.
Our condolences on the death of Richard.

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