June 3, 2023
In loving memory ~
It is with great sadness that the family of Rick Smith announces his passing on June 3, 2023, at East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook, B.C.
Rick was born on October 30, 1945, in Geraldton, ON. He moved around as a child, finally settling in Cranbrook in 1958 with his twin brother Ron, where he spent the rest of his life. Rick was known for his strength, athleticism, and hard work. Rick spent many years working at the sawmill for Crestbrook and then for Tembec. Rick was an incredibly kind, giving man whose positive attitude and willingness to help others left a lasting impression on those who knew him. He was well-loved and will be deeply missed.
Rick is survived by his children: Lee-Anne Franklin, Robert (Jennifer) Martini, Heather (Rob), Christine (Garrett) Mayne, Brian (Kendra) Smith; his sisters Eva Abraham, Carol Smith, and Vivian Raposo; his brothers Ron (Bernice) Smith, Barry (Jayne) McKenzie; and by 11 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents David Smith and Vera McKenzie and by his wife Marianne.
Donations on Rick’s behalf can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.Obituary
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