It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kurt Allan Schulz of Fort Saskatchewan, Alta. (formally of Fort Frances, Ont).
Kurt passed away March 27, 2012 in Edmonton, Alta. after a courageous battle with cancer.
Kurt was born on April 28, 1953 in Emo, Ont. and was a 1971 graduate of Fort Frances High School. Kurt was an avid outdoorsman and hunter, as well as a lifelong fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Kurt served four years in the Canadian Armed Forces, becoming a member of the Canadian Airborne Regiment, where he completed a tour in Cyprus.
In 1985, Kurt joined Alberta Corrections and worked in Grande Cache and Peace River, Alta. Then in 1988, Kurt joined Court and Prisoner Services (CAPS) working in Edmonton (CAPS is now known as Alberta Sheriffs).
Kurt’s esteemed career included working at both the Edmonton law courts and the Edmonton escort base. In February, 2007, he was promoted to sergeant after being an acting sergeant for about two years.
Sgt. Schulz was a highly-respected master firearms instructor for 14 years and during this time he taught and mentored numerous sheriffs. He also participated in two premiers’ conferences, the G8 in Kananaskis, Alta., and the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.
In February, 2012, Sgt. Schulz was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his dedicated service to his peers, to his community, and to Canada. The medal was presented by Col. (Ret’d) the Hon. Donald S. Ethell, OC OMM AOE MSC CD LLD, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta in a special audience with His Honour at the Alberta legislature.
Kurt is survived by his loving family, including his wife, Susan (nee Jones); sons, Trevor and Troy (Jennifer); mother, Katherine Schulz; brothers, Robert (Joyce) and Richard (Sandra); and sister, Karen (Bill) Hammond.
Also surviving are his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Henry (Harry) and Dorothy Jones; brother-in-law, Philip (Susan) Jones; and sister-in-law, Pamela (Larry) Buttner; as well as nieces and nephews, Kevin and Derek (Dani) Schulz, Krista and Jason Hammond, Alexa Buttner, and Reece and Blake Jones.
He was predeceased by his father, Wolfram Schulz.
He will be sorely missed.

He brought down his hand and said come with me,
He pushed and fought until it was time.
God said he was ready,
That we would all be fine.

So with that said; he closed his eyes,
Reached up and flew to the sky.

We told him he wasn’t ready,
That it wasn’t time.
We told him no,
That he was mine.

Through the grief and pain,
Came a brighter side.
There is no more suffering,
He had to hide.

Though it may not seem fair,
And the pain is hard to bare.
We cannot deny what is right,
My uncle put up a very strong fight.

Life as we know it,
Is forever changed.
But when we look around,
We can all exchange. . . .

Our favourite memories, stories, and fights,
With each other it will soon feel right.

It’s not forever,
This is a temporary place.
We’ll all be together soon,
We just need to put on a good face.

He wants us to be happy,
And live out our lives.
So for my Uncle I ask,
We all strive. . . .

To help each other through this very tough time.
Alexa Buttner