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SMITH, Daniel (Dan) Gordon

June 14, 1958 – Calgary, Alberta
April 26, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

Daniel (Dan) Gordon Smith, beloved husband of Julie-Anne Smith (nee Simrose); father of Kerry Smith and Alyson (Frank) Giacomin of Calgary, AB, passed away on Friday, April 26, 2019 at the age of 60 years.

Dan was born in Calgary, AB, on June 14, 1958. He graduated from SAIT with a ticket in Cabinet Making and Architectural Technology. His passion for woodworking continued for the whole of his life, you could tell by looking at the Smith’s house. Dan accomplished much through his life and was particularly proud of numerous recognition awards for being the best in his trade. He was a member of the Lutheran Church and had a deep faith in God; he donated a lot of his time to the church. Once he had a taste of traveling, he loved to travel. His favorite place to go was Hawaii, as he always said it was the closest thing on earth to paradise. He will be remembered for his knack for perfectionism, his approachability and his kind, giving heart.

Besides his loving wife Julie, Dan is survived by his daughters, Alyson (Frank) Giacomin, and Kerry Smith; granddaughter, Chloe Giacomin; sister, Tammy (Karl) Smith; brother, Bill Smith; mother-in-law, Alma Bietz; brother-in-law, Ron (Jeanie) Bietz; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. Dan was predeceased by his first wife, Diana Smith (nee Bietz); his parents Ian Gordon Smith and Frances Smith; and his father-in-law Fred Bietz.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB), on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Condolences may be forwarded through www.McInnisandHolloway.com.

In living memory of Dan Smith, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB, T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. We are so sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. He was a very kind man and we are proud to have met him through Alyson and Frank. Our deepest condolences and sympathy goes out to the whole Smith family and friends. God Bless you all.

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  2. What a shock and tragedy to hear of Dan’s passing. He was a kind and generous man and a wonderful human being. We are so sorry for your loss Julie, Alyson and Kerry, and the entire family. Our heart felt sympathy and blessings go out to you. Linda Simrose and Arno Keinonen

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  3. Larry Kochendorfer

    Julie and family…praying for you all as you grieve and continuing in prayer as you journey the path of loss and mourning all the while knowing God’s promise of resurrection and life. Shalom, Larry and Cathy (Wig) Kochendorfer

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  4. Cindy (Wakefield) Ripplinger

    Julie, Alyson and Kerry,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I have great memories of Dan; his strength, humor, and genuine heart of caring. My heart goes out to you all. My love, hugs and prayers are with you!

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  5. Joe & Angelina Wong

    Julie & Family,
    We are really sorry for your loss!! Please accept our deepest sympathy!! We will always remember Dan’s wonderful help & kindness. You & the family will be in our prayers & thought.

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  6. Dan is someone I always admired. His work skills, character and personality are first rate. To me he is an example of what a man should be. He will be greatly missed.

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  7. Norine Kostick

    So sorry to hear of this, Julie! My heart goes out to you, and my prayers rise up for you, that you’ll feel God’s loving arms surround you and your family. Take care!
    Norine (Berg) Kostick

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  8. Julie, I am so saddened to learn of Dan’s passing. Please know that I worked with Dan for many years and will continue to cherish the lovely millwork and furniture he made for both me and many of my clients. He was always positive, enthusiastic and professional when we worked together. Please know I am thinking of you and your family at this most difficult time. Please take strength through your many happy memories together. Speak of Dan often it will help. Kindest Regards, Kerry Busby

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  9. Lois & Arnie Hansen

    Julie, Alyson & Kerry: So sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. Fondly remembering many memories of Dan and the girls at Highwood and especially about the hanging cross in the church made lovingly by Dan. He had a great sense of humour, easygoing, very dedicated to his family and always willing to help and very talented in woodworking! Our thoughts and prayers are with your family!

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  10. Ilona Stewart

    Julie, Alyson & Kerry: So sorry to hear of your loss. God must have needed a very special angel to call Dan up so suddenly.
    You are all in our thoughts and prayers,

    Ilona & Johanne

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  11. Julie,
    We were saddened to hear of Dan’s passing. My condolences to you and your family.

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  12. James & Janet Gattinger

    Dan was a great person and friend, someone who you could always depend upon. Great sense of humor and giving spirit … he will be miss dearly. All our prayers and support to Julie, Alyson and Kerry and family
    James and Janet

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  13. Brenda Waller

    Dear Julie, Alyson, and Kerry,
    We are so very sorry for your loss.
    Prayers for peace and healing are with you as you grieve and remember Dan.
    Sincerely, Brenda and Haydn Waller

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