Emilia “Emma” Smith

nee Bigler

It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of

Emilia “Emma” Smith on December 19, 2011 in Vernon, BC

at 89 years of age. She will be lovingly

remembered by her husband Albert “Al”, sons Lyle (Ellie) and Gary (Leah), all of Armstrong, BC; daughter Carolina (Tony) Mazzuca of Edmonton, AB; sister Madeline McConnell of Kelowna, BC; seven grandchildren Gina, Dean, Liana, Steffan, Melissa, Tyler, and Tiffany; and four great-grandchildren Mateo, Luca, Stella Emma, and Jonah. Emma was predeceased by her parents and her brothers Ed and Tony. Emma was born on May 28, 1922 in Salvador, SK to George and Marie Bigler. She married Al on September 25, 1948 in Vancouver, BC and they have lived in Armstrong since 1949. Emma cherished most her family, and her zest for life meant enjoyment of many things: music, farming, gardening, bowling, baking, cross country skiing, dancing, and fishing. Funeral Mass to be held at 10:30 am on Friday, December 23 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Armstrong, BC. Father Anthony Ackerman officiating. Interment to follow Mass at Armstrong Spallumcheen Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at


Arrangements entrusted to


Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866

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