1924 – 2012
It is with sadness and profound gratefulness that the family of Norman Smith announce his sudden and peaceful passing away on October 12, 2012, at the age of 88 . Norman was born May 8, 1924 in Calgary, growing up the middle of three boys. He will be dearly missed by his wife of 61 years Helen, his son Robb of Victoria, his daughter Margo, son-in-law Duane Stretch of Ponoka, grandchildren Geoffrey (Chantalle), Blair (Carissa-Lynn), Joel, and Rebekah; great-grandson Lucas; acquired daughter Leslie (Mark) Crowley of Edmonton, grandchildren Simon (Stephanie), Kate (Matt), Jesse (Katie), and great-grandchildren Jack and Joey. Norman married into a large clan and was loved and admired by his entire extended McKee and Smith families. Norman and Helen have made Ponoka their home for 58 years, and hundreds of students and fellow teachers will remember Norman as an exemplary teacher and role model. Ponoka residents will no doubt remember seeing Norman jogging around town until he was in his 80s. He loved being active, was a voracious reader and earnest player of games; and being surrounded by music was very important. He was involved in the community in many ways and enjoyed time with friends and family immensely. He adored his grandchildren and was their biggest encourager in their endeavors, from learning to ride their bikes, to playing on a team, to appreciating and learning to make music. He kept us all amused with his wit and charm, and was a very tender and humble man. A celebration of Norman’s life will be held at the Ponoka Funeral Home on Saturday, October 27, at 2:00 p.m.. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to a charity of your choice. To express condolences to Norman’s family, please visit www.womboldfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements Entrusted To Ponoka Funeral Home
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