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William Smith

William Walker "Bill" Smith

September 28th, 1932 - December 17th, 2019
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Obituary

William “Bill” Walker Smith of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of the late Mary Smith, passed away on Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 at the age of 87 years. Bill leaves to cherish his memory two sons, Bill (Tena) Smith of Medicine Hat and Scott (Lynette) Smith of Strathmore; two daughters, Carol Smith (Robert) of Calgary and Linda Smith (Mike) of Medicine Hat; nine grandchildren, Steven, Katie-Lynn, Keltie (Brandon), Hailey, Sierra, Kellan, Keagan, Duncan (Jen) and Mackenzie (Alec); four great grandchildren, Elias, Chloe, Georgia and Michaela; one brother, George (Chrissy) Smith of Scotland; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Bill was predeceased by his wife, Mary; and his parents, George and Mary Smith. Bill was born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland where he met and married his loving wife of 58 years, Mary. In October 1966, Bill, Mary and family immigrated to Medicine Hat, where he became active in the Scottish Community. Bill loved Scottish Country Dancing and was granted Honorary Lifetime Membership in the Royal Scottish Country Dance Association. He spent many happy hours at Ceilidhs and workshops with family and friends enjoying the skill of the bagpipes. He worked as a carpenter for the Medicine Hat School District #76 for over 25 years, where he made many lifetime friends. Bill was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather whose greatest joy was visiting with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The Funeral Service will be held in ST. JOHN’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 504 - 2nd Street SE, on Saturday, December 21st, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Jeff Lackie and Reverend Diane Beach co-officiating. A private interment will take place at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Bill’s memory may be made to the Medicine Hat SPCA, 55 Southwest Drive SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Bill Smith.
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Service Details

  • Funeral Service

    December 21st, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    December 21st, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    St. John's Presbyterian Church
    Address
    504 - 2nd Street SE
    MEDICINE HAT, AB T1A 0C6
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Reverend Jeff Lackie
    Co-Celebrant
    Reverend Diane Beach
  • Interment

    December 21st, 2019 |
    When
    December 21st, 2019
    Location
    Saamis Prairie View Cemetery
    Address
    5160 Gershaw Drive SW
    Medicine Hat, Alberta
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    Private Interment
  • Reception

    December 21st, 2019 |
    When
    December 21st, 2019
    Location
    St. John's Presbyterian Church
    Address
    504 - 2nd Street SE
    MEDICINE HAT, AB T1A 0C6
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Donations are being accepted for: MEDICINE HAT SPCA.

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Julie Rogers

Posted at 09:37pm
Keltie,Linda @ family. Sorry to learn of Bills passing. My last memory was at masterpiece- @ he was dancing. He will be missed. Our sympathy. Julie@Murray Rogers
JC

John & Brenda Conley

Posted at 02:41pm
Brenda and I have many fond memories of good times with Bill over the years. Please accept our sincere condolences on his passing. John and Brenda
IS

ian Sharp

Posted at 11:40am
So very sorry to hear about our good friend. We have known Bill and the family for over 50years when they all welcomed us to our new country, Canada. We have very many happy memories of those days and so very pleased we made the trip recently to see and visit with Bill. Pam & Ian Sharp
K

Koenigbauers

Posted at 08:19pm
Bill &Tena, You and your family are in our heart and mind. Our condolences on the passing of your father.
Rick & Teri
BF

Bender Family

Posted at 12:24pm
Our sincere sympathy to Bill's family on the loss of your father and grandfather. We have so many great memories of Bill during our soccer days with the Medicine Hat Soccer Association - both as on the executive and coaching the rep teams. Bill was a great man to work with and travel with. You have such great memories of your Dad to comfort you at this time.
Our sympathy, Maureen and Cyril Bender
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