April 28, 1941 – Dec. 30, 2014
Wilma passed away on December 30, 2014 in Palliative Care at the Lacombe Hospital and Care Center. Wilma was the youngest child of the late Charles and Lena Smith, and was born on April 28, 1941 at Lake Isle, Alberta. Wilma is survived by her loving husband Roy Robbins of 53 years; children David (Penny), and grandson Chad; Steven, and granddaughter Hope. Wilma is also survived by siblings Verna Lewis, Leslie (Beth), Leona (Dale) Larsen, and brother-in-law Tom Thomeus, and many nieces and nephews. Wilma was pre-deceased by Sister Doreen Thomeus, Brother Floyd and brother-in-law Stanley Lewis. Wilma loved the outdoors and particularly liked the West Country with snowmobiling in the winter, camping and bicycling the forestry trails in the summer. Wilma with good friend Carol Damant greatly enjoyed gold panning, which also included a memorable overnight canoe trip down the Red Deer River. Wilma never willingly gave up the battle of increasing disability and chronic pain from Multiple Sclerosis. Finally, the battle was lost with the addition of cancer. The family wishes to thank Doctor Janni Prins for his years of working with us to assist Wilma in managing her health problems. We also thank other Doctors and the Lacombe Hospital staff for Wilma’s care during recent hospital stays and finally in Palliative Care. The sincere concern and support for the caregiver was also greatly appreciated. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Lacombe Palliative Care Society, Box 5576 Lacombe, Alberta T4L 1X2, or the charity of one’s choice. In respecting Wilma’s wishes, no services will be held.
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WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM serving Central Alberta with locations in Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of arrangements. Phone: 403.782.3366 or 403.843.3388
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