Passed away peacefully on Friday June 29, 2012, at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, Kitchener at the age of 88. Predeceased by her husband Hans Josef Schmidt. Loving mother to Doris (Peter) Ahlswede of Germany, Dieter (Ella) Schmidt of Waterloo, Gunter (Stacey) Schmidt of Buckhorn, Lorraine Schmidt of New Market, Dennis (Sandy) Schmidt of Edmonton and Helga Schmidt of Waterloo. Cherished grandma of Thomas, Gerald, Rob, Paul, Danielle, Jessica, Simon, Holly, Rose, James and Madison; great grandma of Steven, Emily, Serika, Charya, and Isla. Gertrud is also survived by her siblings Herman Plümer and Elsa Plesse. Following Gertrud’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Condolences for the family and donations to the Grand River Hospital or the Canadian Cancer Society may be arranged through the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home at www.erbgood.com or 519.745.8445.