Thomas Russell Smethurst, aged 58 years

passed away early in the morning on Tuesday,

December 6th at his home in Ponoka, AB.

Born April 27th, 1953 in Red Deer, AB to Don

& Aileen Smethurst. Attended Red Deer College

and received a Bachelor’s degree in nursing. He

worked many jobs over the years culminating in

a nursing career at the Centennial Centre (AHP) in

Ponoka. He loved driving, and technology, and was

certified in a number of things including amateur

radio which was a passionate hobby. He would

always be of help whenever he could and took

a strong interest in his family and friends. Many

things could be said of Tom’s life and the most

important of which was he disliked being bored

and was therefore never boring.

He is survived by his wife Carol Smethurst,

children; Russell, Krista, Kurt & Tarl Smethurst,

grandchildren; Arwyn, Vincent & Abigail, his

mother Aileen Smethurst, and siblings; Susan,

Duane & Raeanne.

The service will be held Thursday, December

15th 2011 at 1:00 pm at the Sunrise Christian

Reformed Church, on 46St./Range Road 255 South

of Ponoka. His remains will be interned at Red Deer

Cemetery at a later date yet to be determined.

Fast, Furious & Never Boring

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