Marvin Francis Smith


With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Marvin Smith (78) on July 27 2022. Marvin passed away peacefully at home, the way he wanted to, after a long battle with cancer.

Marvin was born in Beechy, SK on April 20 1944 to Ed and Lilian Smith and had 5 brothers and 3 sisters. Marvin grew up working on farms and at the John Deere garage in Beechy, later at the Ford dealer in Swift Current. You could say he liked to ‘raise a little hell’ in those days.

Marvin married Anne (Loucks) in Beechy in 1966 and had 3 children. Later he went to BC to work in the forestry industry eventually living in Salmon Arm. Marvin met Debbie (Fullerton) and moved to Coaldale, AB where they married in 1984. He farmed there
until 2011 when Debbie suddenly passed away, in February of that year. Marvin then went to work in the oil and gas sector until he retired in 2015 from a long hard working life. Marvin met Mary Lou (McDougall) and moved to Sherwood Park, AB where they married in Dec. 2012. Sadly, Lou passed away from cancer in July 2021.

Marvin was ‘as tough as nails’ and a very skilled craftsman, from wood and metal to
machinery and mechanics. He enjoyed being out in the garage working on anything that needed tinkering. He was an avid fisherman and loved his time spent camping, as well as his trips to the east coast.

Marvin leaves behind his children and their families: Kirk (Mellisa, Tyler, Ashley, Avery, Sydni), Kevin (Tara, Makayla, Keithan), Tamara (Paul, Zach, Emily), and Carolyn (Nick, Avery), plus many more relatives, friends and neighbours who will miss him dearly.

“Love Without End, Amen” George Strait

Rest In Peace

There will be a celebration of life for Marv on Sept. 3 2022 at 122-21431 Twp.Rd 522
(Midway Esates) from 1-4 pm.

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5 Condolences

Joyce Cherniak

My sympathy goes out to the Smith family. It’s times like this that makes life seem so short. Marv is in a happier place now. God bless you all

Aunt Sue and Uncle Jack

So very sorry for your loss. Kirk and Melissa, we didn’t have the pleasure of knowing Kirk’s father. Sounds like he suffered far too many losses in his life, he really must have been an amazing man and no doubt will be missed. Our hearts go out to you and your family. We send our love and condolences to your family.

Virginia Mudryk

I have fond memories of Marv,all at Amy and Johns place,he was a devoted caring fun friend to them,,May he Rest In Peace. Amy’s grandmother Virginia

Gail Hoskins

My sincere condolences, Ron and Brenda, and family. Hope you all have many precious memories.

Linda Purjue

I am so sorry to hear of Marvin’s passing. I have tried several times over the last year to contact him, but did not hear from him. He was a good husband to my sister, Debbie, and I am sure to Lou as well. Sadness fills my heart.