Smith – Grace Mary of Swift Current, SK passed away Monday, May 31, 2021 at the Willow Creek Manor in Swift Current. A Celebration of Life was held Monday, June 7, 2021 at Riverview Park. Reverend Chris Dowdeswell officiating. The Interment Service took place at Mount Pleasant Cemetery – Veteran Section. Grace is survived by her sister Kathy Collier, son Brian (Sjaane) and their children Jarrett (Cassandra) and Joel (Janie), son Graham (Renee) and their daughter Deidre, son Gary (Nancy) and their children Matt (Chantel) and Colton, daughter Arlene (Bruce) and their children Heidi, Amber (Brett), and Kaitlyn (Nick), great grandchildren – Logan, Emily, Charlotte, Callum, Sterling, Marcus, Teddy, Findlay, Sebastian, and Billie Grace.
Grace is predeceased by her parents Irene and Art Turner, sister Gladys Turner, brother Robert Turner, husband Seymour Smith, and grandson Jonathon Smith.
Grace was born in 1926 in Gourney, SK and attended elementary school in Duck Lake, SK. In grade 9 she moved to Eldersley, SK where her family established a farm. She found work and began nurse’s training in the catholic hospital in Tisdale. When her father needed help on the farm, she answered his call and ended her nursing career. While in Tisdale, she met Seymour and they married in 1953. They soon moved to Swift Current where they raised 4 children, who later gave her 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren that she was very proud of. She and Seymour travelled several times to England and once to Holland to partake in the liberation ceremonies (50 years after the end of the war). They also travelled across Canada and the US. Grace enjoyed volunteering for her church, the Legion, the Senior’s Centre, and the NDP. She was a wonderful friend to many, who would call her funny, caring, and humble.
She lived life by her name, Grace.
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