Smith, Minnie H.

Smith, Minnie Henrietta passed away at the Souris Personal Care Home on October 9th, 2017 at the age of 92.  Born August 26th, 1925 on the Sellers’ farm in the Bunclody district, she was the second living of five children born to William and Jennie Sellers. She went to grade school in Bunclody, high school in Souris, and went to college at the Angus School of Commerce in Winnipeg.  She worked in the Accounting Department at MTS, until her marriage to Alex Smith.

Alex and Minnie grew up across the road from one another, and attended Bunclody school together. They married on April 17th, 1948, at St. Paul’s United Church in Souris. They welcomed their first child, Sharon Lynn, in 1951 and Murray Alexander soon followed in 1953. Minnie loved keeping house and cooking. Devoting her life to family, Minnie was overjoyed to become a grandmother to five children, and five great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her son, Murray Smith; her grandchildren Sean and Teresa Howe, Lindsay, Erica, and Amy Smith; great-grandchildren Kyra and Dillion Outhwaite and Hallie and Ava Howe (Sean’s children), and Alice Troister (Amy’s Daughter).

Minnie was predeceased by her husband Alex and daughter Sharon; her parents and siblings.

In memory of Minnie, donations may be made to the Souris Fellowship Club Box 996 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0 or to the Souris Victoria Park Lodge c/o Municipality of Souris-Glenwood Box 518 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0.

18 thoughts on “Smith, Minnie H.”

  1. Murray … our sincere condolences to you and the girls with the passing of your mom and Grandmother. Our thoughts are with you at this time….. Regards Ray and Betty Howell

  2. I was very sorry. I have so many fond memories of Minnie- as a long-time good family friend, as my Sunday School teacher, as a neighbour when growing up… She was such a lovely lady. To Murray and to all of the family, my very sincere condolences.

  3. Our sympathies go to you and your family, Murray. We are so sad for your loss. Your mother was a lovely, kind and gentle lady. She will be fondly remembered and sadly missed.
    Sincerely, Brian & Kathie

  4. We are sorry to hear of the death of your mum. We know that you have lots of fond memories to help you thru these sad days. Thinking of you.

  5. Murray and family – our deepest sympathy in the loss of your mom and grandma. Know that we’re thinking about you.

    The Turner’s at Carroll

  6. We were so sad to head of Minnie`s passing. She was a beautiful lady and we will miss her dearly. She was a distant cousin of ours and we always visited Minnie when we were in Winnipeg. Our deepest sympathy to Murray and family.

  7. So sorry Murray on the loss of your Mom. I have fond memories as a little girl visiting with your Mom and her having juice and cookies for us. I was also amazed with her green thumb and all her African violets. She was a beautiful, wonderful lady and she will be greatly missed. Sending you and your family prayers and hugs.

  8. So sorry Murray and family in the loss of your Mom. I have very fond memories of visits with your mom. She was a wonderful lady!

  9. It is very sad to lose this amazing woman. To those of us that had the pleasure of having her in our lives we were truly blessed. She Was the foundation to holding the family together. She would do anything for anyone. Love you soo much and we will see you again, all our love Sheena, Valerio Meneguzzi, Ian and Isabella Meneguzzi, Sabreena and David Florez

  10. Toady is a very sad day. Bill, myself, Courtney and Brandon have wonderful memories of visiting and hearing all of her wonderful stories. While we’re very sad that she’s gone we’re so grateful for the time that we got to spend with her. Murray hold tight to your memories, she was a wonderful lady.
    We will miss her!
    Love,
    Bill, Debbie, Courtney and Brandon

  11. Sorry to hear of Minnie’s passing she was one of my most enjoyable customers always a sweet and positive lady a real joy to visit.
    Sincerely Traci Ealing-Lobb

  12. Murray and family we are very saddened by your loss. Your mother/grandmother was a great, gentle and lovely lady. We are thinking of you. Take care.

  13. Our sincere sympathy is with you at this sad time. Your Mom,Grandma and Mother-in-law will be missed by all who knew her.

  14. We are so sorry to hear of Minnie’s passing. We were so blessed to have the Smith family as our neighbours in Bunclody.

  15. Murray, your Mother Minnie was such an elegant, friendly and kind lady. I miss her and I’m sure like you her smile and the tw3inkle in her eyes will be with us always. Treasure all the time and love you gave her, she was so proud of you and Sharon and her grandchildren all had a special plpace in her heart. I shall miss our visits, our scrabble games and games of 500, but most of all I’ll miss the beautiful person she was.

  16. Murray and all of Minnie’s grandchildren – unfortunately I missed hearing of Minnie’s passing until just recently but, although late, I wanted to be sure to express my sympathies. Minnie and Alex were good friends of my parents and they spent many happy times together; enjoying the outdoors at Adam Lake being one of their favourite spots. I always appreciated Minnie’s positive outlook and her quiet, sincere manner. Our family also appreciated her efforts to visit Mom at PCH, even when that was not easy for her. May you all hold close your many wonderful memories of your mother and grandmother.

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