Robert SMITH

Robert SMITH

SMITH, Robert. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Robert (Bob) Gordon Smith on April 13, 2011. Born December 22, 1933 in Marpole, BC he enjoyed life as a boy in a home by the sea in Sechelt. After a time working on the railway and even considering working as a park ranger he joined the bank which led him to Maple Ridge as the manager of the CIBC for 25 years from 1968-1993. After retirement he moved to Whonnock with his wife where they built a beautiful country home. A man of finance for a large part of his life he truly enjoyed a simpler life in the country with some gardens to tend and a well stocked wood shed. He was a carpenter, builder, gardener and a fisherman. He was also a person who was very well grounded so that the ones he cared about always had a strong hand to hold when they needed it. He will be greatly missed by his beloved wife Bernice, sons Brian (Angela) and Eric (Sandra), grand children Brandon, Carly, Devon and Ryan, brother Bill (Bev), step children Sara (Jason) and Ben (Keira) and all of his extended family and friends. A Celebration of His Life will be held at the Whonnock Lake Centre on Friday May 6 at 1pm. Flowers or a donation to the Reifel Bird Sanctuary are welcomed.

Maple Ridge News


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