Obituary of Barbara Regina Schilling
In Loving Memory of Barbara Regina Schilling (Stiles)
September 17, 1923 ~ January 29, 2022
We are heartbroken to announce the passing of Barbara Regina Schilling who passed away peacefully on January 29, 2022 at the age of 98 years old. Barbara was born September 17, 1923 in Cadomin, Alberta to Laurie and Regina Stiles. She attended Leader School where she met her future husband, Charlie. Charlie invited Barbara to go to a dance in Halkirk and it was a love that lasted close to 67 years.
Barbara married her hero, Charlie Schilling on August 21, 1941. Farming had always been a way of life for both Barbara and Charlie. As a newly married couple they started out their marriage living on the Schilling homestead in the original farmhouse. Barbara loved being a homemaker and working on the farm beside her husband. She loved making meals for her family and when all the kids would come home for weekends or the holidays. Games of cards, Chinese checkers, games of hide-and-seek with the kids or grandkids were plentiful in Barbara’s home. She loved having family and friends around and sharing a cup of coffee or glass of wine. Her hospitality was known throughout the neighborhood. She was in her glory when anyone stopped in for a visit or gave her a quick phone call.
Barb was always sharp as a tack, always calling to check in to see what the grain was testing, how the weather was out your way or sending a birthday wish. Barb’s life revolved around her family and friends. She loved her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren immensely.
In 1987, Barbara and Charlie retired to Stettler, Alberta. They took this time to enjoy their retirement and did a lot of traveling, dancing, camping and fishing. In 2008, they moved from their home into Paragon Place in Stettler, Alberta. Soon after, Charlie passed away but Barb continued to live at Paragon Place for 13 years.
Barbara and Charlie celebrated 66 years together and to this union 7 children were born. Barbara’s most prized possession was her family and she was proud of the legacy they built together. She wanted to be remembered for her coffee pot always being on and for all her dear family and friends that dropped in at any time for a visit. Barbara will be missed and lovingly remembered by Joan (Stan) Broome, Chuck (Jean) Schilling, Doris (Ed) Fuchs, Glenna (Andy) Schuler, Morris (Lorna) Schilling and son-in-law Gordon Walker. From these children came 16 beautiful grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren. Also survived by brother Harold (Anna) Stiles and sister-in-law Alma Alenius. Barbara will be reunited with her soulmate Charlie, daughter Yvonne Walker and infant daughter Dora Jean, brother Gerald Alenius and parents Laurie and Regina Stiles.
A celebration of Barbara’s life will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 2:00 P.M. in the Halkirk Community Hall, Halkirk, Alberta.
If desired donations in memory of Barbara can be made to the Halkirk Cemetery, STARS or a charity of your choice.
Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium
Parkview Funeral Chapels & Crematorium
5117 50 Street
Veteran, Consort and areas
5018 Royal Street
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