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SMITH, Elaine Suzanne (nee Ruf)

May 6, 1963 – Swift Current, SK
August 23, 2013 – Calgary, AB

Elaine Suzanne Smith passed away on Friday, August 23, 2013 at the age of 50 years.

Following a courageous struggle with a lengthy illness, Elaine passed away peacefully at the Agape Hospice in Calgary, AB. Elaine has left a lasting imprint that has created cherished memories and touched the lives of many people who had the privilege of knowing this special lady.

Elaine is survived by her daughter Neesha; her son Nathan; her loving mother Lorna Ruf (nee Gavel); her brother Robert, his wife Carol, and their son Jeremy; her second husband Michael Smith; her uncle Herb; her two aunts Joyce and Antolena as well numerous Ruf and Gavel cousins and many friends.

Elaine was predeceased by her first husband Verdell Wall and her father Karl Ruf.

A Memorial service will be held at ST. Olaf’s Lutheran Church in Swift Current, SK (665 Central Ave N.) on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Follow that the interment will take place at Memory Gardens in the care of Warren’s Funeral Home. A come and go Gathering of Remembrance and Thanksgiving will be held at the Prince of Peace Village in the Community Centre (Luther Rose Blvd, Garden Road N.E. Calgary) on Sunday, September 29, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through In lieu of flowers, Elaine asked that a donation may be made in her memory to a trust fund has been set up for her children’s education. Please make cheques payable to Robert Ruf, the administrator of the trust fund. Alternatively, donations may be made to the Agape Hospice, 1302 – 8 Avenue N.W. Calgary, AB T2N 1B8 Telephone:(403)282-6588.

In living memory of Elaine Smith, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.

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