Mary Schmidtke

09/12/1936 - 06/02/2023

Mary died peacefully at Kensington Grange Aged Care on February 6th; aged 86 years.

Daughter of Frederick and Norah Seller (both dec).
Dearly loved wife of (Edward) “Eddie”.
Loving and loved mother and mother-in-law of Paul and Dianne. Karen and Greg, and Helen.
Oma to Megan, Karlee, Ryan, Brett, Katrina, Michael and Isaac.

You never failed to do your best,
Your heart was true and tender,
You simply lived for those you loved
And those you loved remember.
Thank you for the memories.
Rest in God’s peace.

Sincere thanks for the care and attention given by all at Kensington Grange Aged Care.

If you are unable to attend Mary’s thanksgiving service in person, you can view her service live in your home. To do so, please use the following link:


Salvation Army Belmont
176-180 Francis Street Belmont
15/02/2023 @ 13:00
Paul, Di and family Schmidtke
2023-02-11 02:01:10
Mum, Oma you were such a lovely gentle presence in our lives. We miss you and all that beautiful knitting for us all!
Frederick Seller
2023-02-15 10:27:48
I love to say this was my aunty that I never met😢 my dad Stanley Thomas Seller sister.the kind stories my dad use to tell me about my aunty as a young boy, is heart breaking knowing I never got to meet her😢 But always got love for my family, much love to all families that knew her, from your kiwi nephew and cousin Frederick Robert Pearson Seller 💯 much Aroha aunty Mary ❤️❤️
Melissa Young
2023-02-16 06:54:41
RIP Mary. My deepest sympathy to Eddie and family. I had the privilege of looking after Mary during my placement training in November 2019. Mary was such a joy to look after. During my time at Kensington Grange Mary was non verbal but she always smiled. I'd chat away to her while caring for her and her eyes would follow and be so expressive. I'll remember her smile and laugh. She probably thought I was daft with my chatter. I will always treasure her smile during my training. She truly was a lovely person
In Loving Memory
Frederick Seller