Clara Smith

Clara Ellen Smith

Sunday, September 7th, 1930 - Thursday, December 26th, 2019
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SMITH, Clara
1930 – 2019
It is with sad hearts, that we announce the passing of this special lady, our loving mother, Clara Ellen Smith on Thursday, December 26, 2019 at the age of 89 years. Clara Smith (nee Paulson) was born on a farm near Morris, Saskatchewan on September 7, 1930. In 1933, Clara’s parents and siblings moved to her grandfather’s farm near Armena, Alberta. Her mother passed away at an early age; and Clara and her two younger sisters were cared for by her older brothers and sisters. In July 1946, Clara moved to Delburne. Two years later, she married Lloyd Thomas Smith on September 6, 1948, and moved into the home where she lived, until her passing. Clara lived in Delburne for seventy-three years; where she raised her five children, and was very involved in the community that she loved. She will be fondly remembered for having a generous spirt and her incredible sense of humor right up till her passing. Clara had a passion for gardening, baking buns, making jam, and giving it all away. Clara’s greatest treasures are her loving family. Clara will be lovingly remembered by her five children, Lyal, Rick, Bev (Ernie), Brenda and Ken (Jerrie); her nine grandchildren, Michael, Sayler (Neil), Kendra (James), Blair, Brett, Barret (Colleen), McKenzie (Evan), Madison (Kimber) and Dustin; and her eight great grandchildren, Skylar, Avery, Gavin, Nigel, Odin, Dagny, Clara and Ivy. Clara was predeceased by her loving husband, Lloyd, a daughter-in-law, Sherry, her mother, Ethel, her father, Carl, three brothers, John, Melvin and Lloyd and six sisters, Florence, Pearl, Marion, Hanna, Marjorie and Leona. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 6 McMillan Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. with The Reverend Father Mirek Kostarzewski Celebrant. As well, a Celebration of Clara’s Life will be held at the Delburne Community Hall, Delburne, Alberta on Friday, January 3, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. If desired, in place of flowers, Memorial Donations in Clara’s honor may be made directly to the Delburne Future’s Committee for their next project – Main Street Expansion, or to The Heart Function Clinic, Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, 3942 – 50A Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 4E7 or to a Charity of the Donor’s choice.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 | 11:00am
    Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 11:00am
    St. Mary's Catholic Church
    6 McMillan Avenue
    RED DEER, AB T4N 5X8
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    Celebration of Life, Delburne Community Hall Friday, January 3, 2019 at 2:00 PM
    The Reverend Father Miroslaw Kostarzewski
  • Interment

    Delburne Cemetery


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Janey Grasby

Posted at 08:00pm
So sorry we could not be there. Clara was the best neighbor and friend anyone could ask for. She was so generous and always with a smile to cheer you up. She will be missed very much!
Merv & Janey Grasby

Jordana Heaton

Posted at 09:13am
Aunty Clara has been a lifelong source of love and warmth for me and for the Heaton family. As a child I loved playing at her home with Clara and Uncle Lloyd. As an adult, it has been wonderful to have her at the heart of our combined Heaton-Smith family where she was our common matriarch after the loss of so many others. Our July 1st reunions will never be the same, but we will love and and remember her spark forever. All my love you to Lyal, Rick, Bev, Brenda and Ken and to all my cousins.

With love and sorrow,
Jordana Heaton
Ottawa ON

Sue Runzer

Posted at 11:53pm
Bev, Brenda, Loyal, Rick, Ken, and families
I'm very saddened To hear of Claras passing. Me deepest condolences to you all.
May all the beautiful moments and wonderful memories you’ve shared with your Mom bring some comfort at this time.
She was a very special lady....I’m honoured to call her a friend.
Someone so special will never be forgotten. Love from Sue Runzer (nee Robertson).

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