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.