Gertrude “Trudy” SCHRODER
Story of Trudy Schroder
Trudy was born on September 5, 1942 in Germany to Christian and Theresia Weber. Trudy was the youngest of eight children. In 1952, the family immigrated to Canada and settled in Athabasca. It was there that she formed a love of nature and the country.
Trudy was married twice and had four children, Theresa (Mark) Hall, their children Ryan, Amy and Cale, Mary-Anne (Robin) Dorchester, Liesa Schroder (Warren Nederlof), Chris (Michelle) Schroder, their two children, Amber and Nathan and Trudy’s stepson Hermann (Angela). Trudy worked many different jobs through the years but primarily worked as a cook. It was there that she developed some lifelong friendships.
She loved cooking big meals at Christmas and Easter. At Christmas, Trudy loved making Rouladen with red cabbage, and at Easter she loved preparing a big brunch and spent a couple of days baking different breads and cinnamon buns.
When Trudy was younger, she loved riding horses. She often spoke fondly of her time on the ranch.
In her spare time, she was an avid reader and there was never a time when she was not reading something.
In her later years Trudy loved spending time with her grandchildren. The favorite part of her week was coming over for dinner on Sundays, and listening to the kids practice piano.
A funeral Service will be held Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at Strathcona Community Hall, 10139-87 Avenue.
Interment will take place in Athabasca Cemetery, Athabasca