It is with sadness we announce the passing of Myrtle Marie Smith a resident of the Hullcar and Armstrong areas since 1950. Myrtle was born September 18, 1913 in Killam, Alberta. On Friday, February 8, she left this life to meet her Lord and be with Him forever.
She is survived by daughters Carol Hoover (Lorne) & family and Janice Evans (Ched) & family; as well as her special second family Shawn L’Henaff & family, Cheryl West (Michael) & family and Darryl Smith & family. Myrtle was predeceased by her husband Drell, son Wayne, grandson Michael as well as all her siblings.
Myrtle will be remembered for a many lives she touched. She taught school in Armstrong for some 25 years. During this time she was an avid supporter of the Enderby and Armstrong Baptist Churches, the I.P.E. and the Armstrong Curling Club. Following retirement, she volunteered for many years at Armstrong Community Services – be it Meals on Wheels, driving seniors to appointments as well as assisting with Citizens on Patrol.
Mom will be remembered for her love and dedication to family. Family get-togethers were always a highlight for her. She will also be remembered by the many whose friendship she so cherished. In 2001, Myrtle moved to Canterbury Court in Vernon where she continued an active lifestyle making many new friends, developing a library and enjoying the numerous varied activities and events.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, Armstrong. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Armstrong Baptist Church Building Fund or the Gideon’s Bible Society. Arrangements in the care of Personal Alternative Funeral Services, Armstrong, 546-7237.