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SMITH – Christopher “Roy”

August 5, 1928– April 23, 2010

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Roy Smith of Calgary on Friday, April 23, 2010.

Roy was born on August 5, 1928 in Manchester, England, where he lived and attended school. He immigrated to Canada in 1957 where he traveled through Canada and learned to love snow skiing. Roy settled in Calgary to be close to the mountains in 1959, when he met Marie. They married and raised their family. He enjoyed many pursuits outdoors such as soccer, football, camping, waterskiing and hiking. He was involved with both community and school activities before his retirement.

Roy worked at Dominion Bridge until 1969 when he decided to return to University. He attended U of A where he obtained his Bachelor of Education. He then taught high school until moving to SAIT. Roy taught Structural Design and AutoCad at SAIT until his retirement in 1993.

Roy and Marie became snowbirds, wintering in Arizona for six months every year for the next fifteen years. He was ahead of his time on computers so did much of the printing and organizing for their many groups, such as the weekly golf league and annual golf tournament.

Besides Marie, his loving wife of fifty-two years, Roy’s memory will be cherished by his daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Kevin Ellis and Barbara and Craig Hamilton; his son and daughter-in-law Earl and Cindy Smith; and grandchildren, Cecily (Justin) Bills, Seth (Amy) Ellis, Bradley Smith, Heather Hamilton, Kira (Spencer) Call, Cory Hamilton, Scott Smith, Nathaniel Ellis and Jeff Hamilton. He is also survived by his sister Norma Kenyon; nephews Raymond (Mary) Betts and Peter (Lisa) Kenyon; niece Angela (Richard) Saunders; and numerous great-nieces and nephews. Roy was predeceased by his brother Cyril, mother Minnie Smith and father Percy Smith.

Funeral Services will be held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (703 Heritage Drive S.W.) on Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. Forward condolences through If friends so desire memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Down’s Syndrome Society, 811 – 14 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 2A4 Telephone: (403) 270-8500.

In living memory of Roy Smith, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Catherine Slobodian :

    Dear Marie and Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you mourn the loss of your “Dear Roy”. We have many fond memories of this wonderful, funny man, who always had a smile and a story to tell to make you laugh. We will miss him. Take care of yourself and walk slowly until the road gets smoother. Love Catherine and Dwayne

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  2. Dorothy & Greg Andrew :

    Dear Marie, we are so sorry to hear of your loss and we remember Roy with great love and fondness.
    We send our love and thoughts to you and your family!
    Mom and Dad send their love!

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  3. Malcolm Sharp :

    I was very sorry to hear of the passing of Roy. I was the Dean of the ACET department at SAIT at the time of Roy’s retirement in 1993. I only knew him for about two years but I admired his integrity and competence in his teaching abilities. I am sorry to be unable to attend the service on Saturday as we are away from Calgary at that time.

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  4. Dr Stringham & Staff :

    Dr. Stringham and his Staff are saddened by the passing of your loved one Roy.

    We will miss his smile, his cheerfulness and his wit.

    Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

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  5. Donna & George Findlay :

    We are saddend at Roy’s passing Marie. Our hearts go out to you and your family.

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  6. Cecil and Susan Rau and Family :

    Dear Aunt Marie, Donna, Barb, Earl and family,

    We were so sorry to hear about Uncle Roy. I will always remember his warm words to us as a young couple. Our hearts are with you as you miss and remember him.

    Much love,
    Cecil and Sue

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  7. Bernie and Wally Kraemer :

    Dear Marie and family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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