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Qualicum Beach Bakery owners sell business after more than 20 years in town

Schneiders say they will miss their customers the most
The owners of the Qualicum Beach Bakery, Helena and Peter Schneider, said their farewell to patrons and community on their last day at their place of business on Wednesday, Aug. 31. (Michael Briones photo)

After two decades of providing the Qualicum Beach community with tasty baked goodies, Peter and Helena Schneider are passing the torch to another family.

The Schneiders have worked as bakers for more than 40 years and spent 20 years of that time as the owners of the Qualicum Beach Bakery.

Peter indicated they’re moving on from the bakery business and look forward to embarking on something different.

“I am done,” said Peter. “My body doesn’t want to do it anymore. I am hoping to replace it with something good.”

On their last day as owners of the popular bakery on Aug. 31, the Schneiders treated the community and regular patrons to free bratwurst barbecue.

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“If there is anything I am going to miss the most, it’s the people,” said Peter. “They have been good customers. My customers are my extended family.”

The new owners of the business are a family from Alberta. They will take over the operations of the bakery on Sept. 15.

“I am hoping they will continue what we’ve been doing here, if not even better,” said Peter.

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Michael Briones

About the Author: Michael Briones

I rejoined the PQB News team in April 2017 from the Comox Valley Echo, having previously covered sports for The NEWS in 1997.
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