Frank Fenton Smith

Frank Smith of Windermere, (really on the lake) B.C. passed away on February 20, 2013, the same way he lived his life, with quiet dignity and no fuss. Frank is survived by his daughter Cathy (Peter) Evans of Windermere, 2 grandchildren Tracy (Randy) Ference of Sundre, AB., and Kevin (Carolina) Evans of Calgary, AB, and 6 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Phyllis, son Kevin and brother George. Frank was born in Bellevue, Alberta and moved with his family to Erickson, B.C. where they operated the family orchard. The family then relocated to Kimberley, B.C. where he had an idyllic childhood and finished his schooling. He then went to UBC in Vancouver to study engineering. After graduation he moved to Montreal where he met the love of his life, Phyllis (an R.N.) on a blind date. They were happily married for 56 years. As a young couple they spent one year in England where Frank worked for Doughty designing aircraft undercarriages after WW II. He also worked in Tugurt, Algeria and Texas. Frank worked in the oil patch in Calgary for many years. Then in 1980 Frank retired to Windermere, where he was free to pursue his passion for fishing and gardening. He loved nothing more than to be fording streams in search of the next “hole” with trout. We would like to thank Dr. Walsh and the incredible staff at Columbia House in Invermere B.C. for the warm loving and caring support he received during his final years. In accordance with Frank’s wishes there will be no formal service. He will be interred with Phyllis in the Windermere cemetery overlooking the lake and valley he loved so much. We will have a celebration for Dad at a later date. If friends desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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