Edward Smith passed away in Calgary on January 8, 2005 at the age of 85 years. Beyond the struggle of this world he now rests in the arms of his Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Ed was born in Calgary on June 20, 1919 and resided in Calgary except for his RCAF service between 1939 and 1944. He worked thirty-three years with the CPR at Ogden Shops, and retired in 1980. Ed married Melva Chitwood on June 1, 1949 and they shared fifty-three wonderful years together, until Melva’s passing in 2002. They enjoyed spending time with family and friends, gardening, camping, and traveling. Ed committed his life to Christ in 1935, and was actively involved at Northminster United Church, then First Baptist Church in Calgary since 1974. He leaves to mourn, two sons and daughters-in-law, Gordon and Donna Smith and Greg and Lorraine Smith; a daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and Ross Nichols; and six grandchildren, Christy, Shannon, Andy, Mark, Kevin and Julie. He is also survived by his sister Annie Walters and brother Mike Smith, both of Calgary. Ed will be greatly missed but we rejoice that he is now in heaven with his Lord and Saviour and his beloved wife Melva.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, January 13, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Keith D’Eall officiating. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 3Y6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca.
In living memory of Ed Smith, a tree will be planted at Nose Creek Valley by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, CALGARY. Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences