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Virginia Ruth Smith (Lamb) passed away on February 2, 2013 in Sylvan Lake, Alberta. Virginia was born on August 14, 1917 in Edmonton, Alberta, oldest child of Edgar and Lottie Lamb. Virginia grew up in Youngstown, Alberta. The family then moved to Moose Jaw where Virginia completed her schooling. Virginia received her B.A. In 1938 she moved to Edmonton where she received her teaching degree. Virginia then married Will Smith on March 22, 1940. They began their journey together in Edmonton then to Yellowknife for four years. Will and Virginia took their journey to Corner Brook, Newfoundland. They settled back to the west to Edmonton. Virginia enjoyed books, sports, gardening, bridge, nature, and many years enjoying the cabin at Sylvan Lake. One of Virginia's favored pastimes was a good game of bridge (a player to be reckoned with). Virginia's last years brought her to Sylvan Lake. Virginia was predeceased by her parents Edgar and Lottie Lamb; brother Donald; husband Will. Virginia is survived by her daughter Brenda (Gord) Humble; son Doug Smith; daughter-in-law Iris Smith and nephews Bryon Lambe (Darlene); five grandchildren Jeannine (Dave) Bennie, Grant Davis, Melanie Smith, Shayne Smith (Pauline), Miranda Smith; five great- grandchildren Lance Bennie, Caitlyn Bennie, Spencer Smith, Madelyn Smith, Hannah Smith; three great-nephews Ryan Lambe (Shelly), Jonathan Lambe (Sarah), Eric Lambe. Virginia left a message for all "I loved my family and was fortunate enough that they returned that love and care for me. I am grateful thank you all". The family would like to thank her lodge family and friends. As per Virginia's wishes a private family gathering will take place at her cottage. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made in Virginia's name to the Sylvan Lake Lodge. Condolences may be forwarded to www.sylvanlakefuneralhome.ca. SYLVAN LAKE and ROCKY FUNERAL HOMES and CREMATORIUM, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements. Telephone: 1-403-887-2151.
Published in The Calgary Herald on Feb. 8, 2013