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Official Obituary of

Edward Raymond Smith

November 29, 1937 ~ February 27, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Edward Smith Obituary

Edward Smith of Gilbert Plains, Manitoba passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at the age of 86 years.

Edward Raymond Smith was born and grew up on the family farm south of Grandview, to Rupert and Lena (Mandryk) Smith.  He attended Ottawa School and later the Grandview high school.  He worked in Atikokan, Ontario before moving to Dawson Creek BC where he was employed as a plumber, gas fitter and power engineer.  He served as a union steward in Northern British Columbia and was acting president for the Peace River Labour Council  before moving back to Manitoba in 1975.  where he was employed by Mystery Lake School Division before moving to The Pas and working at the Keewatin Community College for ten years, then moving to Brandon in 1986 where he worked at Assiniboine Community College and also served as a union steward  until his retirement.

Edward married Joyce Hicks in 1966, welcoming his 4 children Laura, Grace, Lila and Wayne

Edward enjoyed playing guitar and singing, and playing at community dances.  His children delighted in his music.  He also enjoyed many fishing trips and camping with family, and visits home, as well as many road trips in Canada.

He leaves to mourn his passing his wife Joyce, children Laura (Paul), Grace, Lila, and Wayne, grandchildren Garret, Natasha, Alex, Kelly (Hunter), Eric, and Dana, his brothers Adam and Alden Smith, brothers and sisters in law Stanley, Rodney, Alfred, Gordon (Ronda) HIcks, Linda Taylor and Della (Ernie) Von Hollen, and many nieces and nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents Rupert and Lena Smith, in laws Fred and Mary Hicks, brother Roland, infant brother Allan, sister Arlene Mack, brothers in law, Walter Mack, Earle Hicks, Harvey Taylor, sisters in law Georgette Smith, Yvonne Smith, ,and Doris Smith

Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 2:00 pm from Sneath-Strilchuk Family Care Centre in Dauphin, MB with Rev. Steve Wilson officiating. 

A Private Interment will take place at a later date in the Eldon Cemetery.

Should friends so desire, donations in memory of Edward  may be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba. 
 

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Services

Funeral Service
Wednesday
March 6, 2024

2:00 PM
Sneath-Strilchuk Family Care Centre, Dauphin
Riverside Road
Dauphin, MB R7N 2V3

Donations

Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba - Winnipeg
1379 Kenaston Boulevard, Winnipeg MB R3P 2T5
Tel: 1-888-473-4636

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