Audrey SMITH

SMITH Audrey Jean 1931 – 2008 Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Friend. Audrey Jean (nee Baker) passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on Wednesday, January 23, 2008. She leaves to mourn her husband of 54 years Bob Smith, four children; Carol Ann (Lari) Schmaltz of Redwood Meadows, AB, Gary Smith, Greg Smith, Robin (Dallis) Smith all of Red Deer AB, and 7 Grandchildren Laura (Michael), Michelle, Amanda, Adam, Jacob, Mckenzie and Keenan. Audrey is survived by one sister Marguerite (John) Webb of Cardston, AB and several nieces and nephews. Audrey was born September 23, 1931 in Ardley AB to Jean and Willard Baker. She married Robert (Bob) Smith on June 10, 1953 in the United Church in Stettler AB. They made their homes in Stettler, Drumheller and Red Deer (41 years) and recently moved to Delburne in September 2007 to be closer to their Community of Friends. Audrey had a magical talent for sewing and was employed at the Betty Shop and Eatons for many years as a seamstress. She also provided a variety of her beautiful crafts to the Red Deer Festival of Trees for several years. Audrey loved to spend time with her family and cherished the time that she spent with her grandchildren, she was so very proud of them. Audrey will be remembered for her love of sewing, arts and crafts, the beautiful gardens in Red Deer that she and Bob spent so many hours at. Audrey also had a passion for all sports, in particular her Edmonton Oilers and especially her love of Golf. Audrey's family and Friends will miss her wonderful sense of humor, her positive attitude, zest for life and her heart of gold. Audrey was predeceased by her parents, Jean and Willard Baker, and one brother, Allen Baker. A memorial service will be held in her honor at the Delburne Community Hall at 2034 – 21 Avenue, Delburne AB, on Wednesday January 30th at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers donations in Audrey's honor can be made at her memorial service or directly to the Canadian Cancer Society at 4730A Ross Street, Red Deer, AB T4N 1X2.

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