Mark Smith


Mark passed away peacefully on Sunday evening,

October 12th at Vernon Hospice House. He will always

be remembered for his great spirit and strength in

dealing with brain cancer for the past two years.

Mark loved his family, his friends, his work, nature, and

the outdoors. He was born in Vancouver, and grew up in

Horseshoe Bay, Saanich, and Victoria. He attended Olds

Agricultural College and earned a diploma in Livestock

Production. Mark came to Armstrong in 1984.

Mark’s work over the years included whale training,

hog farming, snow – making machine maintenance,

and fi nally construction. He began with small projects,

renovations, and residential work. Later he moved on to

larger commercial projects, and fi nally into

superintending massive concrete projects.

Mark will be missed and lovingly remembered by his

wife Ann, children Heather and Ian, parents Hugh and

Frances Smith, brother Stephen Smith (Cathalynn), sister

Karen MacNeill (Michael), brother Paul Smith (JoAnn),

nephews Shaun, Aiden, and Patrick MacNeill, nieces

Nicole and Rachel Smith, and parents-in-law Vic and

Nancy Vickers.

Memorial service for Mark will be held on Saturday,

October 18th at 3 pm at Armstrong Bible Chapel, 2145

Rosedale Avenue. Kelly Grittner offi ciating.

Thank you to Dr. Sherwin and all the staff and volunteers

at Vernon Hospice House who became our second family

during Mark’s long stay there.

Donations if desired may be made to: B.C. Cancer

Agency, 399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 3L3

(Please specify brain tumour research)

or North Okanagan Hospice Society, 3506-27th Avenue,

Vernon, B.C., V1T 1S4. Arrangements in the care of Personal

Alternative Funeral Services,

Armstrong, 250-546-7237.

1964 – 2008

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