1927 – 2014
Mr. Albert Norman ‘Norm’ Smith of Red Deer, Alberta passed away peacefully at Extendicare Michener Hill, Red Deer on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at the age of 87 years. Once he married Evelyn, they moved to Calgary, Alberta, where they raised their family. Norm spent his first fifteen years working for National Supply. He then went on to work for Loffland Bros. Drilling for the next twenty-five years. Eventually they moved to Red Deer after his retirement, where they spent many happy years. Norm was very talented and loved woodworking and also doing Lapidary; the art of forming, honing and designing gemstones. He was extremely gifted in his artistry and his pieces were loved and desired by all for their exquisite shapes and beauty. Norm, however, was happiest when with his family whom he loved dearly. He was a very devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. His relationships and his marriage were most important to him and his wife and family were dear to his heart. Norm will be fondly remembered for his wonderful warm smile which he maintained and kept even throughout his illness and in tough times. His kind and loving spirit will be deeply missed but forever remembered by all. Norm will be lovingly remembered by his beloved wife and best friend of sixty-one years, Evelyn of Red Deer; his two daughters, Deb (Murray) McKay of Olds, Alberta and Eva-Leah Smith of Red Deer; and his three grandchildren, Alisa McKay, Breanna (Rob) Houlton and Cody Smith Pond. He will also be sadly missed by his sister, Ruth Streit of Stettler, Alberta, as well as numerous other extended family, cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends. Norm was predeceased by his father, Albert Smith, his mother, Clara Johnston and a brother, Ted Smith. In honoring Norm’s wishes, no formal service will be held. An Interment will take place at the Donalda Cemetery, Donalda, Alberta at a later date. The family would like to extend their sincere thanks and appreciation to Unit 33 of the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre and also to Unit 3800 of Extendicare Michener Hill, Red Deer. If desired, Memorial Donations in Norm’s honor may be made directly to the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation at www.rdrhfoundation.com/donate-now or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements in care of
Rhian Solecki, Funeral Director at
PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM
6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.