Laura Sass

March 5, 2020 9 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

Sass, Laura D. (Schultz)   July 28, 1954 – Feb. 29, 2020

Laura passed into her eternal reward in God’s presence and His loving arms on Feb. 29

Laura was predeceased by her parents; Rev. Gordon Schultz and Dorothy Schultz.  She is survived by her husband, Neil Sass, and three daughters, Leanne (Mike) Punko, Michelle (Brad) Rogers, and Adrienne Sass, as well as her 6 grandchildren; Kalib, Nancy, Riley, Jackson, Taylor, and Oliver.

Laura is survived by her siblings and their spouses & families: Robert (Brenda) Schultz, Marvin (Kathy) Schultz, Patricia (Mark) Logid, Ron (Darcy) Schultz, Jennifer (Alan) Tunke, Mark (Tamara) Schultz; her Aunt Judy Fenske, her Uncle Walter Fenske and Aunt Linda Fenske. 

Laura was born in Port Alberni, and lived there with her parents and siblings until Rev. Schultz moved the family to Kamloops in 1961.  The family then moved to Grande Prairie in 1969, where Laura graduated from High School, and then attended Grande Prairie Community College.  From there, she accepted an office position at the North Canadian Forest Products.  When she decided to spread her wings, she moved to Edmonton, AB, and found office employment at Clarico Homes.  While attending Grace Lutheran in Edmonton, she met Neil and they were married on June 19, 1976.  Shortly after, they moved to Ft. McMurray, AB where she was employed by Northward Developments, the housing arm of Syncrude Canada Ltd.  A few years later Laura and Neil started a family, and Laura was a devoted mother, raising 3 girls.  After their family was old enough, Laura was again employed by Syncrude and especially active in Y2K projects and UE1, and Office Administration until 2010.  Laura and Neil retired and moved to Edmonton in 2010.  They have taken many trips before and after retirement, including China, Italy, Spain, Germany, Ukraine, Israel, Poland, Denmark, Tahiti, Mexico, many USA States, Western Canada, as well as many short visits to countries in the Caribbean on cruise ships.  When not travelling, Laura and Neil worked on many projects on their homes over the years; which they found very satisfying.

The Committal Service was held at Evergreen Cemetery on 16102 Fort Road on March 6 at 10 AM, and The Celebration of Life Service was held March 6, at 2 PM at Bethel Lutheran Church, 298 Bethel Dr., Sherwood Park, AB with Rev. Marv Ziprick officiating.  

Anyone wishing to make a donation in Laura’s memory, may consider the Mazankowski Heart Institute, the Alberta Diabetes Association, or a charity / church of your choice. 

Arrangements: under the direction of Trinity Funeral Homes Ltd. in Edmonton. 


  1. Deepest sympathies to the family, we are thinking of you all during this very difficult period, our prayers are with you.
    I worked with Laura for many years at Syncrude, she was a very lovely lady, kind, thoughtful, and always a very positive person.
    Rest In Peace Laura my friend.

    Worked with her during UE-1 She was always so pleasant and excellent to work with. She was so kind to us and kept our life less complicated. She was the best of best
    May God rest her soul.
    God bless the family.

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with Neil and family at this very sad time. Laura was a very sweet and kind person, with a mischievous sense of humour. More than once, she lead my trusting nature down the garden path! I always enjoyed our bus ride chats and lunches with the gals at 41X. Sweet dreams Laura; you will be missed.

  4. Dear Neil and family,
    Laura was a very loving and kind lady. Her present filled any room she was in with happiness. May you be comforted by the many heartfelt thoughts and prayers of others and the many fond memories you have of her.

    With Deepest Sympathy,

  5. A sad event, a great person to work with. A wonderful sense of humor and a deep sense of family. All the best to Neil and the girls and grand children. Laura will be missed by all who knew her. God bless, kind soul.

  6. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family as you go through this time of grieving.

  7. We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  8. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult period. Please keep Laura in your hearts and cherish your memories. Remember she is always with you.

  9. Dear Neil and Family,
    We were so saddened to hear of Laura’s passing. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. We have such beautiful memories of Laura, she was a lovely person.
    With Sympathy,
    The Murawka Family

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