March 30, 1939 – June 11, 2019
Dr. Ronald Lyle Smith passed away peacefully in Red Deer on June 11, 2019 at the age of 80. Lyle was born on March 30, 1939 in Vulcan, Alberta to Alta and Donald Smith, and he grew up in Three Hills. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 57 years, Kathleen Smith, and their children, Lori (Brian) Snider, Jody (Wade) Dennis, Scott (Sandi) Smith, Shauna (Dean) Willoughby; his 12 grandchildren, Dustin (Elysha) Snider, Jason (Rachelle) Snider, Dallas (Crista) Snider, and Telaina (David) King, Nathan (Alexandra) Dennis, Brendan Dennis, Steven, Madalyn and Rebecca Smith, Kathryn, Jeffrey and Kurtis Willoughby; his great grandchildren, Audrey Snider and Shepard King. He is also survived by his sister, Marian (Ken) Cullum, and his brothers, Robert (Laura) Smith and David (Laura) Smith, and brother- in-law Wayne (Leslie) Scott.
Lyle practiced as a chiropractor in downtown Red Deer for 57 years. He served many patients over the years and truly loved and cared for each one. He was respected for his work ethic and selfless attitude as he unconditionally cared for others in a compassionate manner. Lyle was a special gift to all who knew him, and will always remain in the hearts and minds of family, friends, and patients.
We want to thank the many caregivers at the Red Deer Regional Hospital who gave Lyle excellent care during his prior days before going home to Jesus. We are grateful for the kindness and compassion shown to Lyle and each of his family members.
A celebration of Lyle’s life will be held on Monday, June 24th, 2019 at 2 pm at Crossroads Church, 38105 Range Road 275, Red Deer, AB. The celebration will be live streamed at www.crossroadschurch.ca/specialevents for those who want to be present from a distance. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made in Lyle’s memory to the Gideons International Canadian Ministry (PO Box 3619, Guelph, ON, N1H 7A2), or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be sent to: email@example.com
In lieu of flowers, it is Lyle’s belief that every extra day in life is a gift and so it is his wish that each and every day in some small way, we will express or show kindness to someone. In so doing, we will love our neighbors as ourselves.
Lyle’s faith in his personal Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, was foundational in his life. We are so blessed to know Lyle is in heaven now. We are grateful to have Lyle’s example of love, faithful servant attitude, and his Christian heritage. We love him and look forward to seeing him in heaven.
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