It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Jock Stewart (Stew) Smith on September 11, 2014 at the age of 88 in Kelowna, B.C.
Dad will be lovingly remembered by his wife Dodie and five children; Lindsey, Jock, Courtney, Tannis, Kim and families. Dad and Mom moved from Vancouver to Williams Lake in 1950 where they remained until 1988. Dad spent his entire working years in Williams Lake, first with Lignum Ltd., then with Cattermole / Trethewy. In 1961 he became self-employed starting Smithco Industrial Supplies, finishing his working career as an insurance underwriter with Manulife.
Many memories were built at the family cabin on Chimney Lake where dad captained many boat rides, was the fishing derby shot gun starter, campfire chief and driving instructor to all kids. Dad and Mom retired in 1988 to Parksville for six years and then onto Kelowna, spending 25 winters at their home in Yuma, Arizona.
Dad was very involved in the community in Williams Lake where he was president of the Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Kiwanis Service Club, Masonic Lodge, and a Stampede Parade marshal for many years. He was an avid curler, a smooth mover on the dance floor and continued his golf swing through retirement.
Dad was a great family man who enjoyed his children, grandkids, great grandkids and many friends. He loved life to the fullest and will always be remembered for his kind, gentle manner and easy-going nature. It was Stewy’s wish not to have a service but to raise your glass and remember the good times! Cheers to all!
Cremation arrangements in care of Everden Rust Funeral Services, 250-860-6440. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting everdenrust.com