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Saturday September 7, 2013

SCHULZE, Werner B.
, b. 22 March 1929 (Munich) - d. 22 August 2013 (Edmonton)
Died suddenly at home from heart failure, after a summer enjoyed with friends and family. Survived by his sons Bernard Brasen (né Schulze) in Edmonton, David Schulze (Mahalia Verna) in Montreal and Philip Schulze (Leanne Harder) in Vancouver, as well as by Edward Sandberg (Jon Levitt) and Carola Heavyside (Bob Heavyside) of Vancouver, whom he raised with his children, and also by his grandchildren. Also survived by his sisters Gerda Braun and Gesine Brethfeld (Volkhart Brethfeld) and brother Ulrich Schulze in Germany, his brother-in-law Rolf Sandberg (Anna Egli) in Switzerland, as well as by his nieces and nephews in Europe and Canada. He was predeceased by his son Martin Rudolph (aged 10 days), his daughter Naomi Anita (age 17 years) and by his wife Sylvia (née Sandberg) in 1983, after 29 years of marriage. Werner Schulze was an obstetrician- gynecologist who worked at the Royal Alexandra and Misericordia Hospitals until 1997. He delivered thousands of babies and cared for countless patients, pioneering techniques such as colposcopy and gynecological laser surgery. He was a founding member of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society. He was a faithful member of his church, Augustana Lutheran, and also a regular participant in prayers at his late wife's synagogue, Beth Shalom. He was a member and supporter of numerous community organizations, including the art gallery, the symphony and the German Canadian Club. He also served on several boards, including the Edmonton City Centre Church Corporation (now E4C) and the Old Strathcona Foundation. In his last years, he read to children at the Tevy Miller Heritage School. The family wishes to thank his devoted friends in Edmonton and the staff at the Ashbourne. A funeral will be held on Sunday, Sept. 15 at 2:00 pm at Augustana Lutheran Church, 9901-107 St., reception to follow at the Matrix Hotel, 10640 - 100 Ave. Donations in his memory may be made to the Sylvia Schulze Memorial Bursary in Social Work at Grant MacEwan (

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