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Sander; Magdalena passed away peacefully in West Coast General Hospital on Sunday, January 1, 2012 at 90 years of age.

Predeceased by her husband Adelbert and five brothers: Joseph, Edward, Valentine, Ferdinand “Fred” and Tatteus “Ted” Schmidt. Magdalena is survived by her children: Marilyn Merwin (Ron), Don Sander (Heather) and Ken Sander (Gail); brothers:

William Schmidt, Raymond Schmidt (Joyce), Jerome Schmidt (Sandy) and Elizabeth “Betty”

Hebert (Gerry); sisters-in-law: Mary Schmidt, Audrey Schmidt and Mary Schmidt; 10 grandchildren: Brian Merwin (Christina), Krista Reynaud (Kurt), Leah Collings (Graham), Lindsey MacAulay (Jeff), Lauren Sander, Michael Sander (Megan), Matthew Sander, Michelle Wilkinson (Shane), Christopher Sander and Jonathan Sander; 8 great grandchildren: Alexandra and Elizabeth Merwin, Abigail and Joshua Collings, Grayson and Sophia Reynaud and Noah and Madelyn MacAulay as well as numerous other relatives and friends.

Magdalena was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who gave of herself for her family. She was civic minded and volunteered with a number of organizations including the Catholic Women’s League of which she was a longtime member.

A Funeral Mass will take place at 1:00pm on

Saturday, January 7, 2012 at Notre Dame Roman Catholic Church 4731 Burke Rd., with Fr. Stephen Paine officiating. Interment to follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Stories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting If desired, donations in Magdalena’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, c/o Admin 3030 3rd Ave., Port Alberni, V9Y 2A5.

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