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January 3, 2023
In loving memory ~
On January 3, 2023, Joseph Edward Smith passed away at 86 years old after a three-year battle with Cancer.
He leaves behind his beloved wife of 65 years, two daughters and one daughter pre-deceased, 5 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and numerous other family members.
Joseph had a full and interesting life and career.
He grew up in High Prairie Alberta, joined Air Cadets and became a pilot at 16 years old, had a career for 30 years with the Alberta Forest Service, was a lieutenant in the reserves for the Armed Forces, and was a volunteer with Sooke Safety Patrol.
After leaving their farm in New Brook, Alberta, Joe and Jeannette retired in Sooke, B.C.
Thank you to Dr. Kluge for all his care and thank you to his staff, as well as a big thanks to Sooke Hospice.
Joseph was a great and gentle man who loved whatever life gave him. He is truly going to be missed and will leave a void in all who have known him.
Your job here has now been completed and you have done it well.
Celebration of life to be held at a later date.