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SMITH, Valère (Val) Joseph

March 29, 1949 – November 8, 2012

Val Smith, beloved husband of Chris Piché (Smith) of Calgary, passed away on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at the age of 63 years.

Val Smith. A true man. Val Smith was the man all men should be. A loving father, a devoted grandfather, the perfect husband and most importantly a true friend. To all who knew him, he was quiet, yet the “boss” of all. He had passion for life, and even more passion for everyone else’s. No matter what, he was the one who was always there. His selfless compassion for others meant he would do anything for anyone at any time. He was the one person you could rely on unconditionally, physically and emotionally. He knew how to make us smile by simple gestures and words. We smiled because he smiled. We smile now knowing he made us the people we are today.

Val is survived by his wife Chris; three daughters and a son-in-law, Chantal Smith, Carole Smith and Susie and Jason Tanton; seven grandchildren, Shanice, Rayanne, Colby, Hayley, Ty, Cole and Jake. He is also survived by his mother Marie Smith and his brothers, sisters and his extended family in Eastern Canada. He was predeceased by his father George Smith and his brother Daniel.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Ste. Famille Catholic Church (1717 – 5th Street S.W.) on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences 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 donorservices@cancer.ab.ca.

In living memory of Val 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. Marty, Cathy, Mike & Tyler Shorrocks :

    Val was a wonderful and amazing man. He made every one smile every day and will be missed by us all. Love and best wishes to Chris and family you are in our thoughts.
    Marty, Cathy, Mike & Tyler

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  2. Teresa & Eric Black :

    We are truly saddened to hear of the loss of Val. Our lives were better for having known Val and experienced first hand his generosity and kindness. Our thoughts are with Chris and the kids in this time of need.

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  3. Allan and Birgit Tanton :

    May the loving memories you hold close to your heart of Val, light your way down a path of comfort and peace. Cherish the memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  4. Margaret et Daniel Rondeau :

    Chritiane et toute la famille

    Nos sincères condoléances à toi et toute ta famille. Vous êtes dans nos prières.

    Margaret et Daniel

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  5. Il va me manquer mon grand frere. Mes sinceres condolleances a ma belle soeur et mes nieces et leurs familles….

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  6. Marjolaine Chrétien :

    My deepest sympathy to the familly, Valère was a childhood friend, more a brother from Cap des Rosiers and our frienship kept on growing in Ottawa through the years. His memory will always be with us. Rest in peace my friend.
    Marjo

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  7. Kim & Alanna De Gagné :

    We just really got to know Val and the family this year. If there was any kind of construction noise, you would turn around and there would be Val with his coffee and hammer ready to help, not even being asked to! Val was AWLAYS THERE! We can’t thank him enough for this generosity & help this past year. We would not be where we are today if it wasn’t for Val. We will miss him very much! We’re so sorry for your loss and any way we can help, we’d like to be there for you, as Val was there for us.

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  8. We missed you at breakfast over the past few months. I am really sorry to find out the reason. If you need someone to talk to, please don’t be shy.
    All my sympathy, Fern

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