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SMITH, Donna May

March 31, 1963 – February 19, 2013

Donna May Smith, beloved wife of Howard, passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at the age of 49 years.

Donna May spent most of her youth with her siblings and mom in Edmonton, AB where she went to school with BFF Blair and met her husband Howard, where they were married in 1987. Donna May moved with her family to beautiful British Columbia in 1992, where the family spent five wonderful years in Langley, where lifelong friendships were made. Donna May loved the mountains and being near the ocean and going to White Rock with her young family to walk barefoot while the tide was out. In 1997, the family moved to Calgary, where she again made many solid, lasting friendships with Sundance neighbours, the people she worked with at Alberta Health Services, and many other people she met during her sixteen years in Calgary.

She was a voracious reader, Jeep lover and a crossword puzzle expert. She loved walking and biking in Fish Creek Park, hanging out with Howard and her girls and also enjoyed social golfing with her mom, the ladies and with Howard in the desert. She also loved hiking in the mountains of British Columbia, Alberta, Hawaii, Arizona and California.

Donna May was a thoughtful, loving and gentle mother, wife, daughter, sister, and close friend to many. Many people called her their best friend and the best listener they had met. She valued family, friends and kindness. These were the most important things to her. She was most proud of her two daughters, Jessica and Kelsey, and the genuine, caring people they have become. She will be dearly missed by husband Howard; daughters Jessica (Jason) and Kelsey; mother Joyce Munn; sister MJ Munn-Kristoff (Terry); nephew Matthew Kristoff; nieces, Shauna and Sarah Kristoff; brother Robert Munn; and all of those friends that she touched. She was predeceased by her father Norman Munn and by her sister Norma Munn.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Foothills Country Hospice Society, P.O. Box 274, Okotoks, AB T1S 1A5, Telephone: (403) 995-4673, www.countryhospice.org or to the Breast Cancer Supportive Care Foundation (BCSCF), Suite #414 Hillhurst Building 301 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 2A1, Telephone: (403) 270-2158, www.bcscf.com.

In living memory of Donna May 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. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time. Donna May was loved by all and she will be missed every day. We are all blessed to have had her in our lives.

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  2. Howard, Jessica, Kelsey and Family,
    My thoughts and deepest prayers are with all of you at this sad time. I was so honored to be able to know Donna May just a little. She made everyone around her a better person just by knowing her. Her beautiful smile brought such joy to any room she entered. I will forever miss and forever lovingly remember her.

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  3. Liz, Barry, Justine and Jenessa Clark :

    I am so sorry for your loss. Kelsey I remember your mom as being very kind, gentle but with a great sense of humor back in the days at DDP. I did not know she was ill since we have been in Winnipeg for 5 years now. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Lots of great memories you have to cherish!

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  4. I offer my deepest condolences to you all. I met Donna while attending Yoga Thrive and several of us would often go for a coffee or tea and a chat after the class. I have such fond memories of the sweet, kind and gentle soul that Donna was.
    Best wishes to you all, Renata Ferko

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  5. Lorene Schingler :

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family. May your wonderful memories sustain you through this very sad time.
    Thoughtfully yours, Lorene RGH Co-worker

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  6. Nicole Lavoie and Scott Bouwman :

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Donna May was always such a joy to be around and we will definitely miss her wonderful sense of humor. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

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  7. Howard and Family,
    We offer our deepest condolences to you for your loss. Our thoughts are with you, may your memories carry you through this very difficult time.
    Bob & Sharmaine Loucks

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  8. Howard, Jessica and Kelsey,
    I feel so very blessed to have had Donna May’s love and great friendship in my life. She was a true friend to me and many others, just an amazing person. I will have her in my heart forever. Sending you all lots of love and prayers.
    Love Debra

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  9. Chuck Collins and Sherrill Ferrill :

    Howard and Family
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I still remember our dinner in Vancouver together, a good night.
    Chuck and Sherrill

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  10. Howard I wish to express my deepest thoughts and prayers to you and your whole family on this sad day. Be confident and unafraid for you will have the strength and courage for you and your family.
    George Tidona

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  11. Please accept my condolences. I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Jeff Chang

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  12. Howard,
    Please accept my deepest heartfelt condolences for the loss of your dear wife, and best friend Donna. May the beautiful times and memories you shared together guide you and your family through this difficult time. God bless you all.
    Peter Frate Primo Foods Inc.

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  13. Marilee Jaspet :

    Dear Howard, Jessica and Kelsey, as well as all the rest of your loving family,
    Please accept my very sincerest condolences on the loss of your dear Donna May. I have known and loved Donna May for two years; we were in the Breast Cancer Supportive Care support group together and met often for tea, a walk, and lots of conversation and laughter. I will miss her dearly. She was one very special and courageous lady! My life is enriched having known her. God bless you all during this sad time. I know you will cherish very wonderful memories of your shared life together. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    sincerely, Marilee jasper

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  14. Peter & Carolina Hauenstein :

    Howard, Jessica and Kelsey,
    Please accept our sincerest condolences at the tragic passing of your beloved wife and mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this indescribably sad time. Please do not hesitate to let us know if we can be of any help at all to you and your family.
    Peter, Carolina, Jason, James, Darius and Paul

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  15. David & Barb McCorkill :

    To Howard and Family,
    We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss.
    David & Barb McCorkill

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  16. Dear Howard, Jessica and Kelsey,
    Please accept my deepest condolences during this difficult time, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I feel so lucky to have had Donna May in my life and will forever treasure the friendship we had.
    With tremendous love, Joanne Myck

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  17. It was a blessing in my life to have known Donna May. I met her in the cancer support group and appreciated her sweet nature and how supportive she was to everyone. She will be missed by all. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and I hope in some small way your knowing that others loved Donna May will help you at this time.
    Sincerely, Mary Rawlings

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  18. Darren and Petra Peck :

    To Howard and Family,
    Our sincere condolences for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Darren and Petra

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  19. Ian & Gail Crawford :

    Howard,
    Gail and I send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. I was very moved at the service.

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  20. Dear Smith family,
    We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Sincerely,
    Bobbi Parama, Don Benoit, and Allison Fairfield

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  21. Guy, Joni, John and Katie Risdon :

    Dear Howard, Jessica and Kelsey: Our deepest sympathies for your loss. I remember many happy hours spent with Donna Mae at the soccer field watching Kelsey and Katie. Donna Mae was a warm and friendly person and we are glad to have had the chance to have her in our lives. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

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  22. Tim & Sandy Moore :

    Dear Howard, Jessica & Kelsey,

    We are so sorry for your heartbreaking loss and want you to know that we are thinking of you now and in the difficult days ahead.

    Sincerely,
    Tim & Sandy Moore

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  23. MJ and Terry…we were so sad to read the news of Donna’s passing. PLease know that you & your family are in our thoughts & we are sending you a BIG heart hug all the way from Cochrane.
    Love & Light,
    Colin & Darcy Sauer

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  24. Barbara Dobreen :

    My sincerest condolences to you all. I am thinking of you now as you make your way through this difficult and heart wrenching time. Donna May will be missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing her.

    Barbara Dobreen

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  25. Howard,
    Please accept my deepest condolences during this difficult time, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Brenda Schade.

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  26. Dearest Howard,

    While I knew your dear wife was ill it was still a shock to learn of Donna’s passing! My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. May your heart be soothed by the memories of a life well-lived, a lasting love shared in intimacy, a family connected at the heart. You have been an inspiration to many, carrying a deep burden with grace and humility.

    May God bless you and your dear family!!

    Rick Hibrant

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  27. scott bjaanes & Family :

    Howard,

    Our deepest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Scott, LeAnn, Graydon and Ryder

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  28. Janet Kelly-Cameron :

    Donna May was such a gentle person with the most expressive eyes and was so very proud of her daughters. I didn’t know her well or for long, but the world was a better place for her having been in it.

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