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Virginia SCHUETZ
Monday March 01, 2021

SCHUETZ, Virginia Lloy (nee McEwan) - was born in Alton, Ontario August 26, 1940.  She had a brother Keith, who died as an infant and 2 sisters, Barb and Irene (also predeceased).  They grew up on their family farm in Hockley Valley where she attended a one room school house.  She was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on February 2, 1957.  At age 18 Virginia moved to Burlington, Ontario for work and she lived with the Murray Family (Cousin Phyllis) and often spent her weekends in Toronto at her Uncle Ernie’s and Aunt Della’ s (Nancy & Susan’s family).  Her parents Ralph and Beula ran a boarding house in Orangeville called Grove Lodge, where a young man named Robert Schuetz, who had immigrated from Switzerland, was staying.  A romance ensued and they were married on June 29th, 1963.  Bob and Virginia moved to Wisconsin where they ran a small dairy farm and eventually built a house near Spring Green where Bob’s painting business flourished.  Bob and Virginia raised 6 children, Laura, Beth, Mark, Peter, Scott and Ryan.  In August 1973 Bob and Virginia moved back to Canada, and settled their family in Bracebridge, Ontario.  They later moved south, eventually ending up in the Port Dover & Simcoe area in 1977.  Virginia had a love for spiritual things and they raised their children with a respect and appreciation for the Bible.  The Schuetz family was well known for their hospitality, with many visitors coming and going. Bob and Virginia were avid Card players and had many card parties over the years. They were beautiful dancers and were well known for their love of a good polka. Virginia loved the simple things in life like gardening, crossword puzzles and wine making with her best friend Winnie.  She loved nothing more than a glass of wine with her friends and family.  She was also well known in the Community for her work at Norfolk General Hospital and especially as the first ward clerk for the ICU.  Bob and Virginia loved to travel and went on many Caribbean and European vacations together.  As their family expanded and spread out, they greatly valued their yearly family reunions with their children, spouses and grandchildren.  The family would come from everywhere, often flying home to attend.  There were candy hunts, balloon tosses and of course, Virginia’s famous speech, where she would recount all that had happened within their large family in the past year.  Virginia continued to value and support her spiritual activities, being an active member of the Simcoe Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses until her death.  Virginia will be dearly missed by her family, friends and Congregation.  We look forward to the time we can be reunited again with our dear mom. When she will be healthy and without pain.  Due to covid restrictions, a private service will be held at a later date.  Private interment of ashes:  Port Dover Cemetery.  Those wishing to donate in memory of Virginia may do so online at  Arrangements entrusted to the JASON SMITH FUNERAL CHAPEL, 689 Norfolk St. North Simcoe, ON  N3Y 3R3.  Personal online condolences at (519) 426-0199


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