G. May Smith (nee Palfrey)
December 19, 1931
November 25, 2009
Our dear mother,
mother-in-law, grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt and friend has left us to dance in the stars with her late
husband and soul-mate, Kermit Smith (1998).
Mom touched the lives of everyone she met with her ever-constant smile, positive attitude and humour. Mom taught us to live our lives to the fullest, to be loyal, to live with integrity and to love with our hearts full. Mom spent her growing up years in the Coldstream area of Vernon, helping out on her family’s dairy farm, and learning to be an incredible cook and baker from her dear mother. Mom and Dad spent many wonderful years together in Kamloops and Victoria and finally settled permanently in Kelowna. Mom and Dad loved spending time with family and friends, playing cards, dancing and laughing. The majority of Mom’s career was spent working at Pushor, Mitchell – she loved her job and all the people she worked with. She is survived by her children Mark, Michael, Jennifer (Paul), her
grandchildren Ryan, Reid, Danielle and Ashley, her
sister Irene Newell and brother Ernie Palfrey. She is predeceased by her brothers Bert and Frank, and sisters Rena and Eve. Mom will be forever missed and forever in our hearts. We would like to say special thanks to the incredibly caring staff at Ethel Glen in Cottonwoods. We were very lucky to have you be a part of Mom’s life. Special thanks also to Dr. Swart for your kindness and support. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Cottonwoods in Mom’s name,
c/o 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 1T2. Service to take place at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC on Saturday, December 5, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. Cremation. Interment at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.