March 20, 1918 – June 5, 2012
Audrey passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at Wentworth Manor after a long and rich life.
She was born in Claresholm, AB but lived most of her 94 years in Calgary. Audrey was predeceased by her parents; her husband of 58 years, Frank Smith; her second husband, Harold Coggan; her sister Maxine Smith; her brother Les Blackburn and sister-in-law Olive Blackburn; her brother-in-law William Smith; and her son-in-law Lloyd Plomp. She will be missed by her son Greg Smith (Jewel Swanson); her granddaughter, Melissa Smith (Matthew Frederiksen and daughter Alexandra); her grandson Devin Smith (Danielle); her daughter Linda Evenson (Larry) and her granddaughters Lauren Lynch-Staunton (Jim and children Mathias and Sophie) and Leslie Curwin (Kevin and son Liam). As well, Audrey has several surviving nieces and nephews including her niece and “second daughter” Donna McArthur. Audrey taught office skills and typing at Henderson Secretarial School and Mount Royal College for many years, a profession she was well suited for and enjoyed. In her later years she was secretary of Wesley United Church. Audrey finished her working career at the Canadian Cancer Society and as a receptionist for her son’s firm. She was very active in Wesley United Church, singing in the choir, teaching Sunday School, participating in the Women’s Association and serving on the Board of Directors. Audrey volunteered at the Colonel Belcher Hospital for many years, visiting ill veterans. As well, her “sewing club” friends were always a source of joy for her. Audrey loved meeting new people and had many friends. Her smile could light up any room and she was always a gracious hostess who enjoyed entertaining. Among friends and family Audrey was famous for her “Roast Beef Dinners” and weekend get togethers. After retirement, Audrey and Frank spent many winters in Arizona where she continued to increase her circle of friends. After Franks’ death in 2000 she married a childhood friend, Harold Coggan. Audrey’s family would like to thank the staff at Wentworth Manor who provided care for Audrey during the last years of her life.
A Memorial Service will be held at Scarboro United Church (134 Scarboro Avenue S.W.) on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email email@example.com.
In living memory of Audrey Smith, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200Print This Obituary & Condolences