On Saturday, Aug. 5, 2023, Elizabeth “Liesel” Maria Margaret Schubert passed away peacefully at Vista Village lodge in Pincher Creek, Alta.
Liesel was born in Klein Krotzenburg, Germany, to George and Maria May on April 6, 1937.
She married Konrad Schubert on Sept. 14, 1956, and shortly thereafter the newlyweds made the life-changing move to Western Canada. They settled in Calgary, where Liesel gave birth to two beautiful daughters: Bianca on May 22, 1957, and Brenda on April 6, 1962.
Liesel’s trade was primarily in the restaurant industry as a cocktail server. She proudly served for several years at the iconic Franzl’s Gasthaus in the trendy Mission district of Calgary. Liesel also worked her waitressing skills at the infamous Stetson Pub in south Calgary.
Upon semi-retirement, New Mexico became the couple’s snowbirding destination, where folks can go to happily beat the frigid Alberta winters. When those jaunts ended, Liesel and her husband moved to Sundre, Alta., for a number of years, where she worked in an assortment of traditional “cowboy” restaurant/bar establishments. In 2005 they made the move to the tiny hamlet of Cowley, Alta.
Liesel adored all animals and enjoyed spending time crocheting. Many family members and friends were blessed with delightful gifts of doilies, placemats and tablecloths, which will be forever cherished. While living in Cowley, she converted her raised playhouse into a shelter for homeless cats and their kittens. At one point she had 19 furry friends that she lovingly fed and watered.
Unfortunately, in 2015 Liesel’s health took a turn, so it was decided it would be best for her to transition into a care facility. Her last move was Vista Village in Pincher Creek, where she was loved and cared for by staff and residents alike.
Liesel was warm and caring. She was a nurturer and passed on her love of all animals to her entire family. She will be so dearly missed.
Liesel will be lovingly remembered by her daughters: Bianca Evans of Pincher Creek, Brenda Doyle (Barry) of Claresholm; grandchildren: Cameron (Kaley), Tera (Todd), Amanda (Derek) and Clayton; great-granddaughters: Amelia and Wylee, as well as three beautiful step-great-granddaughters and two step-great-grandsons; brothers: Eginhart (Edith), Gerhard and Helmut; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Konrad Schubert; grandson Michael Evans; sister Erintrud; and brothers Willy, Karl, Adolf and Walter.
There will be a private memorial service to celebrate Liesel’s life.