April 27, 1942 - July 30, 2015
Mr. Tony Smith of High River, Alberta passed away peacefully at the High River Hospital on July 30th, 2015 at the age of 73 years. Tony is survived by his loving wife Lesley and his sons Mark, Roy and Neil; 3 grandsons as well as his sister Babs (Jeff) Jones and nephews Richard and Andy. Tony was born on April 27th, 1942 in Willersley Castle, Matlock, Derbyshire, England, during the Second World War. Tony grew up in London, England and then travelled to many countries with the British Army, and then in “civvy street” working as a driller and blaster and water well driller. Tony first set foot in Canada in 1969 at the same time as the astronauts were stepping on to the moon for the first time. He was in Canada for his honeymoon, after marrying his Canadian first wife. He immigrated to Canada in 1972, and became a citizen in 1977. Tony has lived in Alberta since 1975. He met Lesley in Edmonton in 1987 and they have been married for 24 years, living in Edmonton, Calgary, Okotoks and High River for the last 8 years. Tony faced the challenges of his illness with great grace and humour. Lesley and Tony were forever grateful for the care provided by the staff and management of the High River Hospital Long Term Care Unit and the High River Adult Day Support Program. They also give thanks for the support of the volunteers and resident family members. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the High River Hospital Foundation (Long Term Care) 560 – 9th Ave. SW, High River, Ab. T1V 1B3. A Celebration of Tony’s Life was held on Thursday, August 6th at 4:00 p.m. at the Highwood Golf and Country Club (400 7th Street NW, High River). To send condolences and view Tony’s Tribute Page please visit www.lylereeves.com (403.652.4242).
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