Smiley, Gerald Albert

Gerry Smiley passed away suddenly on January 26, 2016 of a heart attack at the age of 74 years. Gerry will be sadly missed by his wife Diane; son Trevor and daughter-in-law Amanda, grandsons Carter and Jack; daughter Joanne and grandsons Oscar and Theo. Gerry moved to Summerland, BC in 1971 and was employed by School District 67 for the last 15 years of his career as a carpenter. Gerry loved hockey and remained a faithful Canuck fan through thick and thin. He spent many hours at the arena watching his son and then grandson play. Gerry had a way with animals and the family pets always liked him best. In the last years of his life he doted on his small flock of laying hens. Gerry also enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening. In the summer he lived on tomato sandwiches and canned his own homegrown strawberry jam. His canned peaches once won first prize at the Summerland Fall Fair. Gerry was a quiet, hard-working man who showed his affection through his actions rather than words. If he liked you he made you something out of wood. He was immensely proud of his 4 grandsons.

We will miss him very much.

An open house will be held at the family home (8015 S. Victoria Rd., Summerland) on Sunday, February 21, 2016 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.

Life is short. Tell all your special

people you love them.

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