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SMITH, Gary Dwayne
Gary Dwayne Smith passed away suddenly November 11, 2015 at the age of 69 years.The son of J.O. and Rebecca Smith, was raised at Poplar Haven Farms just north of Wimborne. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from the University of Alberta before returning home to farm and ranch with his father and brothers Ron and Robert. Some of his fondest memories were competing alongside Robert and friend Lorne Howard in rodeos throughout Western Canada first as bull riders and eventually as calf ropers. Gary was also involved the livestock export business and has worked throughout Mexico, Columbia, Brazil, Uruguay, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Russia, Kazakhstan and Asia. He has also served as a judge of beef cattle in many international livestock exhibitions. Gary is survived by his wife Kristine; son Guy (Emily); daughter Kelly (Scott) Fraser; Gary's pride and joy, his grandchildren Brayden Taylor and Tilden Smith and Alex, Becca, Jill and Aubrey Fraser; sisters Cleo Ross and Donna Bennett; brother Ron (Ruth) Smith; sister-in-law Annette Smith; brother-in-law Jess Block and sister-in-law Andrea (Walton) Van Dyke; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. He is joined in heaven by his parents, brother Robert, brothers-in-law Jim Ross and Bill Bennett along with a few special cronies from across the cattle industry. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday November 20, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at the Olds Cow Palace (5116 54 St.) Olds, AB. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., Innisfail entrusted with arrangements. 403-227-0006


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Published in The Calgary Herald on Nov. 19, 2015
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