June 12, 1927 – August 28, 2018
Stewart Smith of Alix, Alberta died peacefully in the Stettler Hospital on August 28, 2018 at the age of 91.
Stewart is survived by his grandchildren, Michelle and Michael Smith of Edmonton, Alberta.
He is predeceased by his wife Lorna Mary nee Hill, his son Malcolm and daughter-in-law, Leah.
He is predeceased by his parents and 10 brothers and sisters.
Stewart was born on June 12, 1927 in Stobhill Gore Bridge, Scotland to Jeannie nee Ferguson and Henry Smith.
He married Lorna in 1950 at Bothy Church, Bortwick, Scotland; they were married 64 years.
Stewart worked on several farms in Scotland from 1950 to 1958 when the family then emigrated to Canada, where Stewart managed a hog ranch in Saskatchewan.
They moved to Edmonton, where Stewart was assistant manager on the University of Alberta Hog ranch until 1972, then ROP Test Station Manager until 1976.
In 1976 Stewart and Lorna moved to central Alberta, where he managed the Lacombe Test station until 1988 when he retired.
Stewart resided in Alix until August 2015 when he moved to Stettler and lived in various care facilities.
Stewart is remembered for his faith in God; he and Lorna were active in churches whereever they attended: Edmonton, Alix and Clive. They always reached out a helping hand to those in need.
Stewart was known for his sense of humor, quick wit and corny jokes.
Stewart enjoyed cycling, fishing and various hobbies, including collecting stamps and coins and playing pool. He and Dave Kingsland enjoyed playing their newly developed game; Cur-li-ards at the Alix Drop-In Centre.
A memorial is scheduled for Sept. 22 at 2:30 pm at Alix Hall, with refreshments to follow. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Stewart’s life.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Heritage House – Stettler Hospital and Care Centre at 5912 – 47 Ave, Stettler.
Condolences can be sent to Julie and Dean Hjelte at RR1 Tees, T0C 2N0 who will forward them onto his surviving family.
The family would like to thank Willow Creek, Points West Living, Stettler Hospital and Heritage House for their care of Stewart. They all enjoyed Stewart’s Scottish charm and appreciative attitude.