Alice Smith

Obituary of Alice Margaret Smith

Alice Margaret Smith

(November 20, 1928 - March 30, 2024)


Alice Margaret Smith of East Bittern Lake was born to John and Kathereen Fleck on November 20, 1928. She passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 30, 2024, at the age of 95 years.


Alice had many loves, but her first was for her family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, as well as, sibling gatherings which she often organized. Quilting was one of her pastimes and she took great pride in matching colors for the special quilt she made for each child, grandchild and great-grandchild. They also received her embroidery work. She loved gardening vegetables, flowers and sharing fruit. At the end of your visit, you might go home with some apples, raspberries, sweet peas or carrots. She always planted an extra row of potatoes “just in case those boys didn’t have enough” and an extra row of carrots for the grandchildren.


Her love of travel didn’t have to take her very far for satisfaction, just touring the Duhamel, Bittern Lake, Verdun and Camrose areas was enough and the tours often began at the cemetery. While touring “the block” she could check on the fences and crops for David and Donald. She loved walking in the river hills and knew where to find the crocuses for the Easter table. In the last few years, she took a few trips to northern BC with her girls.


Alice loved God and her church. Sundays meant saying the rosary with her family on the way to mass. Covid was hard on her because she couldn’t get to mass. When she became agitated after her stroke, saying the rosary could usually settle her. On Good Friday this year, she had the privilege of receiving the beautiful Last Sacrament from Fr. Kris in the Rosehaven Chapel adorned with flowers and mementos, surrounded by relatives and all her children who also said the rosary with her – she was so peaceful.


She was a very strong woman, not only in stature but in character and mind with strong morals and ideas. She was never one to complain even after her stroke and was grateful for everything people did for her. 
Alice loved well and was well loved.  


Left to cherish her memory are her children Charlotte (Garry) Korba, Sharon (Harvey) Haun, Annette (Vernon) Haun, Anita (Gary) Olson, Jeannette (Rob) Johnson, Donald (Charlotte) Smith, Joe Smith, and David (Deborah) Smith; sixteen grandchildren; thirty-nine great-grandchildren; and sister Anna Rood.
 Alice was predeceased by her husband Pat Smith; brothers Edward Fleck, and Jack Fleck; sister Joyce Bussard; and great-grandson Jessie Haun. 

Prayers were held at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday,  April 3, 2024, at the St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church. A funeral mass was held at 1:00 p.m.,  Thursday, April 4, 2024, at the St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church 3605 50 St, Camrose with Fr. Kris Schmidt as celebrant.

If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Alice's memory may be made to Rosenroll Cemetery (c/o Bittern Lake Village Office Box 5, Bittern Lake, AB T0C 0L0) or the St. Francis Xavier Church Building Fund.


Alice loved well and was well loved.



7:00 pm
Wednesday, April 3, 2024
St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church
3605 50 St
Camrose, Alberta, Canada

Funeral Mass

1:00 pm
Thursday, April 4, 2024
St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church
3605 50 St
Camrose, Alberta, Canada
(780) 672-1131
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