It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Mother, Doris Edith Smith (nee Sederberg) on November 8, 2021, at the age of 96.
Mom leaves to cherish her memory her two children, Roger (Barb) Smith of Medicine Hat and Patricia (Tom) Simundson of Nanoose Bay; 6 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; brother-in-law, George Voeller; sister-in-law, Dorothy Sederberg; numerous nieces and nephews. Doris was predeceased by her 1st husband, Arthur Moore in 1950; 2nd husband, J. Douglas Smith in 1989; her sisters, Nancy, Ruth, Hildur and Lorraine; her brothers, Lloyd and Victor.
Mom was born the 6th child of 7 to Carl and Ragna Sederberg in Seven Persons, Alberta on October 2, 1925.
She grew up on the family farm and married Arthur Moore in 1947. Together they ran the General Store and Post Office in Seven Persons until his passing in 1950. Mom moved to Medicine Hat and worked as a telephone operator. She met Dad (Doug) at a dance. They were married in 1953 and started a family in 1955. In 1972, they made the big move to Comox, BC on Vancouver Island, where she remained until 2014 when she moved back to Medicine Hat. She resided at Chinook Village and then moved to River Ridge Seniors Village. Her last two years she resided at South Country Village until her passing. A special thank you to all the care givers that have cared for her over the years. We greatly appreciate each of them.
She loved Bingo and once made it to the BC Provincial Finals in 2003. Mom enjoyed doing puzzles of all sorts, spending time with family and especially her grandkids. She loved to bake and she made the best butter tarts. Mom and Dad spent many years as active members of the Legion in Comox.
She was a very special lady to us all and she will be greatly missed.
In honour of Doris’ wishes, there will be no Funeral Service. An interment will be at Hillside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to HALO may be made in Doris’ name.
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