Ronald SMITH

Ronald Wayne Smith, known to friends as “Red”, joined the Lord on Saturday, March 21, 2015 after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s. He was born December 26, 1934 in Viscount, Saskatchewan to Golda and Aubrey Smith. Ron was the youngest of three boys. The family moved to Abbotsford in 1946. Ron made life-long friends while attending Abbotsford Elementary, and then Sheffield High School. He married Verna Kiss in 1959 and they had 3 sons. Ron was hired by Clayburn Industries, where he worked for 40 years before retiring to work on his golf game. Ron is survived by his wife Verna, son Boyd (Karen) of Abbotsford, son Mike (Joanne) of Nanaimo, and son Jim (Jennifer) of Goldendale, Washington, as well as grandchildren Chris, Kendra, Tessa, Georgia, Gillian, Adam, Nadia, Jade and Thea. A service will be held at Saint James Parish on Saturday, March 28 at 1:00 pm, at 2777 Townline Road, Abbotsford, followed by a reception and a burial at the Hazelwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson Society of British Columbia at:

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