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


  1. Christina

    Trudy was kind to me and always welcomed me to her home. Growing up with her family as neighbors was never dull. She always made me laugh. I will miss her laugh and sense of humor. Rest easy lovely Lady. ♥️

  2. Andrea Schroder

    My sincerest condolences on your loss! May you find solace in your memories.

  3. Pat Nielsen

    My condolences to the family on the loss of their mother and my aunt Trudy. May the happy memories of your mother get you through this sad time. Jessye and I are here for you. If you ever need anything even just to talk! Love always, Pat and Jessye Nielsen.

  4. Chris Eckert

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts during this difficult time. May your Mother’s memory be a blessing and a source of comfort to you.


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