Henry Maxwell (Max) SMITH

“In honour of Dad”

Henry Maxwell (Max) Smith’s heroic battle with Alzheimers ended peacefully on October 2, 2004.

He is survived by his devoted and loving wife Marie; her daughter, Shirley (Gary) Bangart; sons, Terry (Arlene), Mike, Bill (Sandi), Gordon (Laura); daughter, Janice Gale; brothers in law, Bill Portman, Kamloops, Walt and Steve Poloway, Langley; sisters in law, Minnie Haggerty, Tsawassen, Kay Smith, Kamloops, Anne Mizier, Edmonton, Kay Mandrusiak, Las Vegas and Betty and Marie Poloway, Langley; 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Max is predeceased by his parents, Senator Sydney and Mrs Marion Smith, brothers, Bill and Gordon, sister, Pat Portman and first wife and the mother of his children, Peggy Smith (Nee Haggerty).

It is with profound gratitude that the family would like to thank the remarkable staff at Heritage Village for their kindness and exemplary professionalism during Dad’s stay in the Cheam Neighbourhood. We would also like to thank innumerable friends and family for their unswerving support, their phone calls, cards, flowers, thoughts and deeds in this long ordeal. We especially thank the neighbours and residents of Edenbank, whose kind consideration redefines the word community. Special mention to Dr. Smith and Jerry Starck.

Peaceful as Dad’s passing was; from those on the front lines I can report that he went down fighting. He faced his final call with the same gutsy bravado with which he lived his otherwise wonderful life.

A gathering to honour Max’s life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004 at 11 am in the Cheam Ballroom of the Rhombus Hotel, 45920 First Ave., Chilliwack, BC.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society, specifically for research would be gratefully appreciated. The Alzheimer’s Society of British Columbia 300- 828 West 8th Ave., Vancouver, BC V5F 1E2.

His children’s favorite snapshot would be Dad’s great pal Russ MacEwan waterskiing backwards on his platterboard, dad driving the boat with Copper Island in the background.


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