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SMITH – Major Charley Paul

November 30, 1922 – August 2, 2011

On Tuesday, August 2, 2011, after a short illness Major Charley Smith passed away with his family by his side at the Rockyview General Hospital, Calgary, AB at the age of 88 years.

Charley was born on November 30, 1922, in Erskine, AB, the son of the late Charles Wolfe and Ida May Smith. Charley and his wife Mildred devoted their lives to serving God as officers in The Salvation Army. Their last appointment was Chaplains at the Calgary Correctional Centre from 1976 to 1987. Charley lived the last three years at Trinity Lodge, and at the Chinook Care Centre since March of 2011. He was loved and respected by all who knew him. Charley was the beloved husband of Florence Mildred Smith for sixty-five years, a loving father to Larry (Marilyn) Smith, Linda (Harvey) Smith, Brian Smith and Betty (Stan) Lockhurst and grandfather to eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. He will be joining his son Raymond and his wife Mildred in heaven.

A celebration of Charley’s Life will be held at The Salvation Army Berkshire Citadel Community Church (222 Sandarac Drive N.W.) on Friday, August 5, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to The Salvation Army Berkshire Citadel Community Church. The family would like to thank the staff at Trinity Lodge, Chinook Care Center, Dr. Steven Bowen, and Rockyview General Hospital for their wonderful care.

In living memory of Charley 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)243-8200

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  1. Louise Denison Manley :

    Larry, Linda, Brian, Betty and families my thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. Your mom and dad were such a great inspiration and help to me during my posting in Calgary all those years ago. Your dad taught me to just do it!, regardless of what others may have thought! He was a true soldier of Jesus and will be missed by many.

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