Quinlyn Kenneth Smith, aged 17, of Saskatoon, SK, passed away on September 3rd, 2021 at The Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary, Alberta.
Quinlyn was born at the Regina General Hospital to Jason and Lisa Smith of Cupar, SK on August 3rd, 2004. He attended Cupar Playschool and then Cupar School from age 3 through to the end of Grade 8. In 2018 he moved to Saskatoon where he attended Evan Hardy Collegiate, completing Grade 11 this past June.
He enjoyed reading, writing, drawing, hanging out with his friends and family, especially his brothers and cousins, playing cards and games, going out to the movies, acting in school dramas, gardening, and snuggling with his cats. Quinlyn enjoyed spending time outside, and at the farm at Star City with his cousin Caitlyn and her pets. Quinlyn attended St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, where he was an active member of the youth group, part of the English Conversation Group, and was responsible for lawn care and snow removal. Quinlyn especially loved Camp Okema where he spent many summers as camper, and more recently, a cabin leader.
Quinlyn’s outstanding characteristics were his wit, humour, intelligence, compassion, and patience. He weathered his pain and ill health with a level of grace, courage, and fortitude well beyond his years.
Quinlyn had been living with illness for several years, with declining health. Before he became ill, Quinlyn loved to run, skate, ski, and play soccer. More recently, Quinlyn spent much of his time communicating with his friends and family through social media where his wit and humour flourished and were appreciated.
Quinlyn is survived by his parents, Jason and Lisa Smith of Saskatoon, SK. Brothers, Bryson of Aylesbury, SK, Doran of Regina, SK, and Garen of Saskatoon, SK. Grandparents Allan and Tina McMunn of Tisdale, SK, Gloria and Jim Keim of Lethbridge, AB and Doug Smith, of Vulcan, AB. Aunts, Uncles and Cousins; Deanna and Denis Lafreniere of Wainwright, AB with Alexandria & Steve Cameron (Lucas & Ruby), Victoria & Kirby Marshall, Samantha and Nickolas. Christopher and Dara McMunn, of Star City, SK with Jade Groseclose and Narsimha Pujari, Cassidy, Daniel and Caitlyn. Chris and Rebekah Smith of Edmonton, AB with Rachel & Noah. Also missing him will be his life-long friends from Cupar, his best friend Matthew Ballan and the whole Cupar Grad Class of 2022, especially Colby Wagner & Dexter Ermel.
Gone ahead and waiting with Jesus to welcome Quinlyn to heaven are his Grandma, Ruth Smith, late of Carmangay, AB, friend and neighbour Ethel Yanulik, late of Cupar, SK, and Great-Grandparents, Norman (Darbo) and Daisy Dangerfield, late of Retlaw, AB.
Memorial donations may be made to the Quinlyn Smith Memorial Fund at Camp Okema. Mail: Camp Okema, Box 21090, Saskatoon, SK, S7H 5N9. Or online at www.campokema.com and click on the Quinlyn Smith Memorial Fund link. Funds raised will be used towards the replacement of Sleepy Hollow with a new building for Drama, Art, Crafts and Indoor Campfires on rainy nights.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the doctors, nurses, therapists and staff at both the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital in Saskatoon, where Quinlyn was a patient in clinics, on the ward and in the PICU, and the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary: PICU, Immunology and a BMT teams.
The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church (10 Grosvenor Crescent Saskatoon, SK) at 2:00 pm with Reverend Amy Bunce officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, in Saskatoon. For those unable to travel or uncomfortable gathering during the pandemic the Service will be live-streamed and can be accessed by the link at the top of the obituary.
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