Obituary of Kenneth John Smith
December 30, 1941 – Calgary, Alberta
March 12, 2023 – Calgary, Alberta
Kenneth Smith, of Calgary, AB, passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2023, at the age of 81 years after a brief battle with cancer.
Ken was born in Calgary, AB, on December 30, 1941.
He married Carol Ann Baroldi in July 1963.
He joined the life as a CP Rail Foreman in 1963, till his retirement in March of 2004. A memorable day, as his life was then filled with the birth of his only granddaughter Ashleigh.
Ken was not a huge talker but when he spoke you listened and respected the conversation. Occasionally you may have laughed at a joke or the word that may have “slipped out”.
Besides his loving wife Carol, Ken is survived by his only son Kenneth Jr. (Kenny) Smith, his daughter-in-law Kirsten Smith and granddaughter Ashleigh. Calgary, AB
Ken is also Survived by his sister Peggy (Deckinder), brother-in-law Doug Deckinder, Rocky Mountain House, AB. As well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Ken was predeceased by his mother Olive, father John Smith, brother-in-law Jim O’Rourke, sister Marilyn (O’Rourke). sister-in-law Marleen (Smith) and brother Bernard (Bernie) Smith.
If friends and family so desire, memorial tributes in honour of Ken Smith may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, Provincial Office, Sun Life Place, 710, 10123 – 99th Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3H1 Telephone: 1(866) 412-4222.
In living memory of Ken Smith, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Eastside, 5388 Memorial Drive NE, Calgary, AB T2A 3V9, Telephone: 403-248-8585.
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