1958 – 2012

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Vern Smith of Red Deer on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at the age of 54 years. Vern passed away surrounded by his loving family and friends. He is survived by Leah; his wife of 25 years, mother; Lorraine of Red Deer, brother; Lorne (Barb) of Calgary, sister; Sharron (Larry) of Red Deer, five nieces; Yolanda (Jay), Lisa (Joshua), Hailey (Jeremy), Krystin and Farren. He is also survived by four nephews; Lonny, Devon (Saraha), Josh (Scheri) and Cahlen. Vern will be remembered by his father-in-law; Hugh (Diane), mother-in-law; Darlene, two sisters-in-law; Gwen and Patty and a brother-in-law; Rodney. He is predeceased by his father; Franklin and brother; Garry. A celebration of Vern’s life will be held at Parkland Funeral Home, 6287 – 67A Street (Taylor Drive), on Friday, October 12, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that if you are so inclined to do so, Vern would be very honored if you would please make an anatomical gift by signing your Universal Donor Card.

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Arrangements in care of

Gordon R. Mathers, Funeral Director at


6287 – 67 A Street

(Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040

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