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Alice Marie Smith (born Seeley)


Gender: Female

Date of Birth: September 5, 1912

Date of Death: February 21, 2013

Birth Place: Dauphin, Manitoba

Death Place: Calgary, Alberta

Alice Marie SMITH
September 5, 1912 – February 21, 2013

Beloved wife of the late Arthur Smith (1978) and daughter of the late Walter and Pearl Seeley of Dauphin, Manitoba. Alice is lovingly remembered by her son Rick (Paulette); daughter Penny (Wayne); grandsons Bryan (Christine) Smith and Kevin (Darla) Smith; her brothers Fred and Glen Seeley; her sisters Irene Mayhew and Dolores Winship and sister-in-law Rose Seeley. Alice is predeceased by her sisters Minnie, Margaret, Ruby and Toots and three brothers, Edward, Samuel and Frank. Alice and Arthur were both born in Dauphin, Manitoba and married in 1938 in Winnipeg. They moved to Saskatoon in 1955, and then to Calgary in 1962. Always fashionable, Alice worked at Ted McGregor’s (an iconic British Woolen Women’s Clothing Shop), and The Bay, retiring in her early 60’s. Alice and Art loved to travel and had many great adventures. Art’s early passing in 1978 left Alice without her beloved partner; however, her devotion to her family, especially her young grandsons, brought her much happiness. Alice enjoyed many activities including golf, curling, playing bridge, discussing politics and sports, hiking and volunteering at the Foothills Hospital (well into her 80’s). She also continued to travel with her daughter who was a flight attendant with United Airlines. She was an active member of St. Barnabas Anglican Church, The Women’s Canadian Club, and the Calgary Opera. Alice lived independently well into her late 90’s celebrating her 90th with a road trip back to Dauphin to visit family and friends. Alice will be remembered dearly for her love of life, independent spirit, generous heart and beautiful smile. Alice spent the last two and a half years at the Chinook Care Centre (Belaire Unit and Richard’s Way) and the family would like to thank all the staff for their personal care and kindness. A private family memorial will be held at a future date. If friends so desire, donations in her memory may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (100, 119 – 14 Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 1Z6).  In living memory of Alice Smith, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane.

Published in The Calgary Herald on February 22, 2013

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