Smith, Edythe Winnifred

Edythe  Passed away Sunday April 13 2014 at Souris Health Center at the age of 91. Edythe was born October 26 1922 in Treherne  Manitoba  to Ernest  and Edythe Harness.  While still a baby the family moved to Brandon where she grew up and  after graduating high school she spent a few years living and working  in Winnipeg.

Returning to Brandon she met and in 1948 married the Late Ronald Smith of Souris. Together then spent the next 18 years farming and raising their three children in the Riverview district.

After moving to Souris in 1966 Edythe went to work at the Souris Motor Inn and remained there for the next 25 years.

After retiring she kept busy by involving herself in the lives of her children and grandchildren. Although her main passion was bingo and having coffee with  friends.

Edythe was predeceased by her husband Ron as well as her parents and three brothers Vernon, Hank and Lloyd Harness.

She is survived by three children Linda (Graham) Corlett  Morden, Don (Kathy) Souris and Greg (Susan) Calgary.  Grandchildren Chris, Jackie, Asten, Cailin, Justin and Steven.  Also six Great grandchildren.

Also left to mourn is her special niece Gail (Russ) Perry Blind Bay BC and sister- in- law Janet Harness Brandon.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Cram and the staff of the Souris Health Center for the excellent care. kindness and patience towards Edythe in her final years. Also thank you to the homecare workers who’s  visits she looked forward to.

Funeral services were held April 17, 2014 with Rev. Mark Murray officiating.Internment in Souris Glenwood Cemetery.

Donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

5 thoughts on “Smith, Edythe Winnifred”

  1. Sincere thoughts and prayers to the family.I always thought a lot of your mom. She used to put up with our mischief . Take care from Laura.

  2. Don and family,
    I am sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. I remember helping shingle her roof and she invited us into the back yard for refreshments as it was a hot day. She was so grateful and gracious. She loved you, Don, and she always spoke with pride about her grandchildren. I am sorry for your loss.
    Jerry

  3. So sorry for your loss Greg & Susan
    It was so wonderful to see Edythe at Steve & Brit’s wedding in September such a beautiful day. Great memories to cherish. . Love to all of your family. See when you get back .

    Sandy

  4. It was my good fortune to have received Christmas cards and Letters over the years. She always wrote about her family and how proud she was of all of you. I will miss

  5. I only met Edith a couple of times thru Linda and Graham, however the conversations always ended with a glint in her eye. Best regards to Linda and her siblings. Rest in peace Edith.

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