It is with deep sadness that the family of Rod Smith announces his passing after a brief illness at the age of 74.
Rod will be lovingly remembered by his wife Ellen; son Jared (Jessica); son-in-law Craig; grandchildren: Madeline, Kai, and Erika; brother Lorne (Brenda) as well as many other relatives and close friends. He was predeceased by his daughter Lora.
Dad was a wonderful character, and his fantastic laugh (including big knee slaps) will be greatly missed. Due to the current gathering restrictions, we will be postponing Dad’s desire to have us throw him a big party, but we encourage all those who knew him to pour a rum & coke (or two) at happy hour in a toast to his life.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Youth Empowerment Support & Services (YESS), 9310 82 Ave, Edmonton, Alberta, T6C 0Z6.