July 1, 1929 – April 16, 2021
Mary Irene Smith of Barriere passed away peacefully on April 16, 2021. She will be sadly missed by her three children, Carol (Brian), Linda (Dixie), Greg (Anita), her six grandchildren Brandi (Dave), Crystal (Jim), Jordan (Rachel), Ashlea (Adam), Cameron and Krysta, and her nine great grandchildren Wyatt, Riley, Sierra, Austin, Anika, Connor, Oliver, Elliot and Dawson. She was predeceased by her husband Lloyd in 1999.
Mom was born in Hillcrest, Alberta on July 1, 1929 but moved with her family to Langley at a very young age. Her family cleared land, built a house and built up a dairy herd so Mom was raised on a farm which perhaps led to her life long love and wonderment of nature.
She attended school in Langley, worked as a telephone operator in Vancouver and met Dad. They married in Langley and spent the early years of their marriage there. In 1952 they moved to McLure where she lived until she moved to Barriere in 2005.
Mom was very proud of her family and all their accomplishments. She was there with encouragement and cookies. All the grandchildren spent many summer holidays at Grandma and Grandpa’s including on their houseboat at Squam Bay.
As they all grew into adulthood she remained their biggest supporter encouraging them in all they did and was so proud of each and every one of them. She was well on her way to providing the same support to the next generation – her great grandchildren.
She was a member of the Vinsulla Women’s Institute for many years and those friendships endured. She loved the Seventh Day Adventist Church and her church family. She lived well, embracing a healthy lifestyle and it served her well. She lived a long healthy life, though she did have her guilty pleasures – milk chocolate. She was kind, generous, loyal and affectionate to everyone and will be missed by all who knew her. Nobody was a stranger.
Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com 250-377-8225
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