Veronica was born on January 11, 1932, to Joseph and Anna (nee Gessner) Gerwing at Lake Lenore, SK. She was raised on the family farm northeast of Lake Lenore and attended Solo Country School. Veronica or ‘Vernie’, helped on the farm along with her seven siblings, and worked as a domestic aide on other farms in the area. On July 4, 1951, she married Henry J. Schedlosky in St. Anthony’s R.C. Church at Lake Lenore. They began their life together on a farm in the Bay Trail district, southwest of Humboldt. Nine children, were born to them. Along with gardening and crocheting, Veronica took pride in cooking and baking, creating many preserves, cakes, breads, doughnuts and pies. There was always a place for you at her table with a pot, (or two!) of coffee and plenty of food. In 1958, Veronica and Henry sold the farm and moved to Humboldt. In 1964, they started and ran a scrap dealership until 1984 when their
son Henry Jr. took over. The Schedloskys were conscious of recycling long before it became common practice. Veronica loved to travel and her most memorable trips were to Banff, Montana, and Waterton Lakes National Park. She went to concerts to hear Daniel O’ Donnell or Celtic Thunder, listened to Old Time Country and German classics, played the harmonica, accordion and guitar, and passed her love of music on to her children. In their younger years, Veronica and Henry would speak German to each other. She loved to visit and play cards and would talk for hours reminiscing about old times. Always interested in everyone’s lives, she could soothe any pain or discomfort with a simple tender-loving hug. When Henry passed away on January 5, 1998, Veronica continued to reside in her home until October 2018, when she moved to St. Mary’s Villa. While there, she made many friends and was so appreciative of the good care she received. More than anything, she loved visiting with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.