Laila Schultz, wife of retired ELCIC bishop, dies

Published September 1, 2008

Laila Bernice Shultz, wife of retired Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) National Bishop Raymond (Ray) Lon Schultz, died on August 3 in hospital due to complications arising from multiple chronic health conditions. She was 68.

Ms. Schultz was well known throughout the ELCIC and built many relationships, one person at a time, through personal sharing.

Ms. Schultz was born to John Walseth and Kara Storm in 1940 in Vancouver, B.C. She attended Camrose Lutheran College in Alberta for grades 11 and 12, and the Canadian Lutheran Bible Institute (CLBI), also in Camrose, for the two-year parish worker’s program. It was there that she met Ray.They were married on September 2, 1961 and together raised three children: Lorin (Kathy), Michael (Josee) and Joan. They have four granddaughters: Jennifer, Emily, Lola and Maya. Ms. Schultz also attended the University of Alberta for two years. A eucharist in memory of Ms. Schultz was held at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Vancouver on August 9.


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