Terry SMITH

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SMITH, Terry Richard
February 25, 1949 – Carmangay, AB
July 30, 2014– High River, AB
On Wednesday, July 30, 2014, Terry lost his valiant fight with cancer and Parkinson's disease to ride greener pastures in a better world. Terry grew up at the Smith family ranch, just south of Champion, Alberta. He attended the Champion School, then later graduated from the Vulcan County High School in 1967. He attended SAIT for the next 2 years, obtaining his Mechanical Engineering Diploma. He was a long-time employee of Shell Canada, rising to Drilling Manager for 10 years. Subsequently, in retirement, he served as a consultant to them until his passing. He married Donna McKay in 1981 and they enjoyed travelling and riding until the arrival of their beautiful daughters, Kathryn in 1990 and Megan in 1993. Those two girls became his pride and joy. Following in his footsteps, he was so proud when Kathryn earned her degree in Mechanical Engineering and when Megan became the NRCHA Reserve World Champion in 2011, in Texas. Family was always a priority with Terry, having come from a large one himself, and guided by parents who encouraged this value. Besides his loving wife Donna, Terry is survived by his daughters Kathryn Smith (Alex Langley) and Megan Smith; his mother Irene Smith; his siblings Ladell (Deb), Darell (Linda), Lyle (Eleanor), Brent (Judy), Sharleen (Doug Bushell) and Kevin (Teresa); numerous nieces and nephews and extended family. Terry was predeceased by his father Earl and a brother Warren. A Celebration of Terry's life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Monday, August 11, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made in Terry's name to High River District Health Care Foundation (www.highrivercancercare.ca). Terry received a lot of his treatments at the Cancer Centre in the High River Hospital and was treated extremely well. The family was so grateful that the hospital went above and beyond to provide a spectacular wedding with one day's notice for Kathryn and Alex the day before Terry's passing. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In living memory of Terry Smith, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.


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Published in The Calgary Herald from Aug. 1 to Aug. 6, 2014
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