It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Sarah Smith passed away on January 20, 2011 at Cascade Lodge in Chilliwack at age 84. Sarah suffered a serious stroke in October 2006. Throughout it all, she maintained her stubborn optimism and instinct to fight. She taught us all a great many lessons just by being herself.
Sarah was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by her daughter Debbie, son-in-law Ron Angell of Chilliwack and her son Ken of London, Ontario. She was predeceased by her husband Cliff in 2008.
Sarah was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on September 7, 1926. She met Cliff Smith, the love of her life at the conclusion of WWII. In February 1947 she immigrated to Canada to marry Cliff. They lived in Montreal until Cliff’s retirement when they moved to Kamloops to be near Deb and Ron. They moved to Chilliwack in 2006 when poor health forced them to leave their home.
Motherhood was the biggest joy in Sarah’s life. She loved her home, camping, traveling, entertaining, singing, whistling, and dancing. She was an avid sewer, knitter and she enjoyed crafts of all sorts. Sarah’s hands were never still. Sarah always gave generously of herself and her possessions. She looked after the needs of others long before her own. Sarah was a loving and devoted friend, a special lady who endeared herself to everyone she came in contact with. Her loss will be felt far beyond her family by her many friends. We are so grateful to have shared our lives with Sarah.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Paul Basson who cared for and supported our Mum for the past four years. We are also deeply grateful to the staff at the Cascade Lodge for the love, care and respect shown to Sarah over the past four years.
A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at Henderson’s Funeral Home Chapel 45901 Victoria Avenue, Chilliwack. Refreshments will be served in the Tea Room following the service. Please join us for a time of fellowship and remembrance.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC; 300 – 828 West 8th Avenue,
Vancouver, BC would be greatly appreciated