With heavy hearts the family announces the passing of George R. Smith on January 22, 2019 at the Seven Oaks General Hospital.
George will be missed by his loving wife Ruth, of 56 years and his sons Craig, and Kyle (Lorraine), niece Wanda (Warren) and nephew Doug (Brigitte).
He was pre-deceased by his parents Les (1972) and Sadie (1990), sister Lorraine (1999) and her husband Ed Brown (2003) and his daughter-in-law Irene (Kyle) in 2007.
George was born in Waskada, Manitoba and in 1952 moved to Plumas with his family. He later moved to Winnipeg and in 1958 joined the Canadian Wheat Board and retired in 1993 after 35 years of service. It was there he met Ruth and were married in May 1962.
With their trailer, George and his family travelled to many campgrounds during the summer before they settled permanently in the Gimli Trailer Park. There they enjoyed nature, the beach, feeding the birds, berry picking and playing cards. George loved visiting with friends and family and they all enjoyed a drink of George's famous bottomless glass of wine.
The family thanks the staff of Seven Oaks Hospital for their care and compassion shown to George.
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, January 28 at 10:00am at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street. Rev. Mary Best officiating.
Flowers gratefully declined. If desired, memoriam donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice.