Roy SMITH

Roy Edmund Smith of Summerland, BC passed away peacefully with his family by his side on April 16th, 2008 at the age of 89 years. He is survived by his loving family: Gordon (Caroline) Smith of Fort Nelson, BC, Warren (Diana) Smith of Westside, BC, Barry (predeceased) Val Smith of Summerland, BC, Alvin (Dawn) Smith of Fort Nelson, BC, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was sadly predeceased by his loving wife, Vernice, in April 2006, 4 sisters and 2 brothers. Born Sept. 11, 1918 in Summerland, Roy spent his entire life in Summerland with the exception of 2 short stints away. In the early 1940’s, he travelled by auto to Verdun, Quebec to assist in the manufacturing of Bomber aircraft for the war effort. It was in Verdun that he met his bride to be, Vernice McKeogh (Smith) and shortly after returned to Summerland where they were married in “The Summer of 42” taking over the Smith orchard at the head end of Garnet Valley, farming until the early 1970’s. Roy then moved to Kelowna in the mid 1970’s where he culminated his Insurance careers as Head Crop Insurer, retiring in 1983, moving back to Crescent Beach, Summerland for the duration. Roy, his father Arthur, and others were founding fathers of the Credit Union in Summerland. Roy will be sadly missed by family and friends, particularly for his generosity, good naturedness and charm. Funeral Ceremony was held on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. from Holy Child Catholic Church, 14010 Rosedale Avenue, Summerland, BC with Celebrant Father Sebastien Puthenpura. Interment will follow on Thursday, April 24, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at Canyonview Cemetery, Summerland, BC. Memorial tributes may be made to Summerland Extended Care, Dr. Andrew Pavilion’s Therapeutic Gardens, Summerland, BC. Condolences may be directed to the family:summerlandfuneralhome@ vip.net.


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