At Caressant Care on Bonnie Place, St. Thomas and formerly of Hensall on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 Rachel Regina Schwalm (Skrabiuk) in her 100th year. Predeceased by her husband Gordon Henry Schwalm (1988). Loving mother to her 4 children: the late Patricia Rachel Coghlin (the late Donald Coghlin – 2012), Barbara Louise Schwalm (Calgary), Charles Gordon Schwalm (Calgary) and Marjorie Ellen Amerlinck (London). Cherished grandmother and great-grandmother. Rachel was born in Saskatchewan on October 2, 1919. The daughter of the late Metro (1954) and Pauline (Wowrow, 1987) Skrabiuk. Rachel was the sister of Pauline, Mary, Dorothy, Kathleen, Bill, Jim, and Sandy. Rachel was the sister-in-law of Marg and Bill Wayne, Florence and Don Perdue, Evelyn and Lee Schwalm, Ray Schwalm, Austin and Eva Schwalm, May and Art O’Hara, Mervyn and Pearl Schwalm, Laurene and Bob McKenzie, Nelda and Harold Hansen, Violet and Jack MacFarlane, and Karl and Barbara Schwalm. Predeceased by Gordon’s parents Peter Schwalm (1941) and Violet (Pfaff 1969). Rachel will be fondly remembered for her kind soul, gentle heart and generosity. She was always ready to help someone in need.
Friends and family may call at the Hensall United Church, 76 King Street, Hensall, on Saturday, July 20th from 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM, where the funeral service will be held at 2 PM with Rev. Darrell Shaule officiating. Interment Hensall Union Cemetery. Haskett Funeral Home, Zurich entrusted with arrangements.
Donations to the Huron County Food Bank would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Rachel Schwalm.